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Our Best of Yarra takes you on a full day of just what its name suggests: the best that Yarra Valley has to offer! Enjoy nature to the fullest with birds at their most natural habitat at Grants Picnic Ground, flowers at The Big Bouquet, fresh fruits at Rayner’s Orchard and wine tasting at Dominique Portet. Then finish off the day with chocolates as a small sweet dessert at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery.
City 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
This tour is perfect for those looking for a relaxing, well paced day out filled with delicious fresh food and beautiful natural sights.
Grants Picnic Ground
Grants Picnic Ground sits within the Sherbrooke Forest, the largest section of Dandenong Ranges National Park. There is a bird feeding area at Grants Picnic Ground. Extragreen Holidays guests are provided with a free token and seeds to enter the fenced Bird Feeding area to feed the wild birds.
Rayner’s Orchard are a boutique fruit orchard in the Yarra Valley that grows over 350 varieties of fruit including peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and various citrus throughout winter.
The freshest fruit is the fruit taken straight off the tree. Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots, Plums and other varieties to select from. Take a Tractor Fruit Tasting Tour through the groves of stone fruit trees, sampling the freshest fruit, and enjoying the company of one of the staff explaining about the fruit of their trees.
The Big Bouquet
The Big Bouquet is a modern flower farm and alpaca stud. Take the opportunity to look behind the scenes and learn first-hand about the growing of top quality gerberas and the breeding of alpacas. An educational display in the visitor centre will lead you through the fascinating science of gerbera growth and propagation. In the paddocks surrounding The Big Bouquet you will find a herd of friendly alpacas. In their shop you’ll find a large range of alpaca garments. A good chance to bring home some warm alpaca garments.
The Portet family boasts ten consecutive generations of winemaking that began in Bordeaux in the 18th century. Today, the Portet name is most closely associated with the Yarra Valley where father and son team Dominique and Ben Portet, respectively ninth and tenth generation winemakers, run a successful family winery. Theirs is a symbolic, entwining and generational journey through wine.
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Meet the European chocolatiers who will amaze you with their chocolate creations. You can watch the art of chocolate making from handcrafting to hand packing. There’s plenty of free chocolate and ice cream tastings, with over 150 different chocolate varieties and chocolate inspired gifts to tempt you.
Full payment must be collected upon booking the tours. The above tour is conducted in Chinese. The tour guide/ driver guide will not repeat the commentary in English.
The size of vehicle will be determined by the number of passengers, it could be a mini, medium or large coach.
The above prices are include coach tour, professional tour guide, GST, liability insurance and entrance fees as specified on the itinerary. Exclude personal expenses, tips and travel insurance.
Extragreen Holidays accepts no responsibility for any loss, injury or death caused by accident, ignorance or negligence of any type whilst on tour or arising from the use of third party suppliers services, such as delay, failure of machinery and inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by force or other events which beyond our control. Purchasing a valid travel Insurance is highly recommended.
Please be ready at pick up point 15 minutes prior to the departure time. Our staff/ tour guide/ driver will not reconfirm or call the passenger/s on/ before the departure date.
The above prices are correct and subject to change without notice. Children:Child fares applies to child between 2-11 years old. Children under the age of 2 years old and not occupying a seat travel for free (but must sit on his/her parent’s lap).
Tips are $4 per person for both driver and tour guide and will be charged during/end of the tour.
Cancellation:No refund or change of date will be given if passenger decided to cancel the tour after the booking has been made. No refund or change of date will be given to passenger who missed the tour or no show at the departure point.There will be no refund or change once booking is confirmed.
Extragreen Holidays reserves the right to cancel or alter the tour prior to or after the date of departure and the right to adjust/alter the schedule of the tour.
Surcharge: There will be a surcharge of 2% surcharge to all payments made by Paypal,MasterCard, Visa and Union Pay cards. 3.5% surcharge for American Express and Diners Club.
Due to late returns of penguins in summer, return drop off is only at designated stops. Customers are not permitted to hop off half way. Extragreen holidays will not compensate any fees for missing public transport due to late return.
Other Conditions: Smoking is not permitted onboard of the vehicle. Food &drinks are not permitted onboard the vehicle except bottled water with screw top. .Please refer to our travel consultants for further details
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