Our Top Tours
Global Ballooning Australia (GBA) prides itself on being Australia’s most professional hot air ballooning company. Our focus is on our passengers’ comfort, safety and enjoyment. Global Ballooning Australia is headed up by Kiff Saunders – our Director and Chief Pilot. He brings a huge wealth of aviation experience to the company. With over 25 years of flying experience and having flown balloons in over 10 countries around the world, including 3 world ballooning championships, Kiff is Victoria’s most experienced balloonist. He is responsible for training many of the commercial hot air balloon pilots flying in Victoria today and his achievements have been recognised by his induction into the Australian Ballooning Federation Hall of Fame. Kiff also holds the ‘Absolute Australian Altitude Record’ for hot air ballooning. With 17 balloons and over 90,000 passengers flown safely, we welcome you to join our dedicated team to experience the joy of ‘lighter than air’ balloon flights over Melbourne or the Yarra Valley.
We run personalized tours of the Yarra Valley wineries and attractions every day of the week, for up to 11 passengers; perfect if you’re traveling on your own or in a small group. Our local tour guide will take you to any of the Yarra Valley wineries. We also have tours that incorporate our local attractions such as the Healesville Sanctuary, Yarra Valley’s Chocolaterie, Yarra Valley Dairy and Alowyn Gardens. All day tours include a sumptuous lunch at a local winery. Or if you have your own private group we cater for any number of guests and tailor it to your needs. Our team of drivers are full of fabulous stories about the Yarra Valley region and able to impart his/her knowledge in a fun, relaxed, yet informative atmosphere. Between them, our tour guides have over 160 years of wine and tour guiding experience! And this is the key. Because on any tour, as you well know, the driver literally makes or breaks your tour. Everyone remembers a brilliant tour guide. And each Wild Wombat tour guide brings his/her own bubbly personality, local knowledge and wine expertise to the tour. And it’s this factor that makes our tours so popular […]
Whether you want to show your staff how much you appreciate them or impress your clients, Wine Compass corporate wine tours will ensure your entire group has a fantastic time. Tailored to meet the needs of all kinds of groups, both large and small, we’ll guide you on a palate-pleasing tour of the best wine and produce that the beautiful Yarra Valley has to offer. We’ve run hundreds of private wine tours and have a knack for creating a unique experience that works for the specific dynamics of your corporate group. Choose from the Yarra Valley’s best wineries, breweries, distilleries, chocolate and cheese makers, restaurants for your gourmet lunch stop, and more, or leave it in our capable hands to create a custom itinerary. Ask us about our popular blind test tasting competition to add a little extra fun to your corporate wine tour! To make sure everyone coming along on our corporate wine tours are having a great time, Wine Compass fully customises our itineraries. That means you can rest assured your staff, boss or clients are going to enjoy a day out to remember! Rather than tackling the headache of organising a corporate event yourself, leave it to […]
Designated, Personal Tour Driver Service Driven Indulgence is all about options! We are the only Yarra Valley based tour operator that provides a designated driver, that is, we drive you in your car! Or if preferred, we can supply the driver & vehicle to suit your group size. Private, Individually tailored food, wine & scenic tours. We arrive at your home or place of accommodation at an arranged pick up time, take you out touring in your vehicle for the day and return at your leisure. You can select which wineries you would like to visit or have your driver and guide make suggestions on the day that suit your preferences in style, budget and taste. The Yarra Valley has exceptional places to visit aside from iconic and boutique wineries. You may also like to select from our list: • Gin, craft beer and cider microbreweries • Chocolate, Cheese gourmet produce & artisan foods • Wildlife Sanctuary, garden and flower farms • Steam train, hot air balloon & helicopter rides • Historic homesteads, galleries & museums • Festivals & markets Driven Indulgence also provides services for: • Wedding transport • Dinner or event transfers • Airport shuttle Local, Melbourne metro & airport pickup & return available Driven Indulgence […]
Photographically explore the spectacular sights of Victoria’s rural, forest and coastal regions with our experienced photographic guides. Feast at one of Australia’s world famous wineries while discussing your morning’s photography with our professional photographer guides, who are happy to provide constructive input into your creative endeavors. Meals: Fine local cuisine has been sourced and main meals are supplied – lunch and dinner. Water will be provided and soft drinks and alcohol are available but not included. Transport: For groups a 12 or 24 seated chauffeured mini bus and individual 1-3 people tours in modern comfortable 4×4 drive vehicles. Briefing sessions: If required there will be technical tuition by professional photographers before each location and during meal to enhance your photographic experience.
Craft Beer and Breweries-Yarra Valley Aussie Brewery Tours specialises in small group public and private tours of the breweries, cideries and distilleries of urban Melbourne, the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula. Leaving daily from the Melbourne CBD and surrounding hotels, ABT has all-inclusive full day tours as well as shorter night tours exploring Melbourne’s urban breweries, distilleries and cideries. Our expert guides will take care of the driving and entertain you with our unique interpretation on alcohol history and culture as you sniff, swirl, skol, taste and laugh your way through the tour. “Cider, Fruit wines and Spirits” From pilsners to pale ales, apple and pear ciders, through porters, stouts and blueberry champagne, gin and whiskey we will take you on a tour of the world’s best beer, cider & spirit styles crafted locally by the passionate brewers, distillers and winemakers of Victoria. All our tours include transport, guide, gourmet lunch, tasting paddles and complimentary drinks. Aussie Brewery Tours has VIP access to back of house areas and production facilities as well as to products usually not served to the general public. We visit Coldstream Brewery, Hargreaves Hill Brewing Co., Napoleone Brewery & Cider House, Kelly Brothers Cider and Riders […]