Two Day Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Food and Wine Trail

Two Day Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Food and Wine Trail

2 Days

Two Day Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Food and Wine Trail

2 Days Starting and ending in Melbourne

Visiting:

Trentham

Tour operator:

Australian Natural Treasures Touring

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

NAT6

Group size:

2 - 8

Age range:

50-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

This tour is no longer available

Tour Overview

Australian Natural Treasures Touring has operated high quality multi day tours of some of Victoria's finest regions and now they want you to enjoy the amazing culinary attributes of the Macedon Ranges and Daylesford region. This incredibly well resourced area for fine food and wine experiences also boasts magnificent scenery and amazing people. Come and try some to the best things in life - wine, cider, liqueurs, chocolate, honey, cured meats, organic sourdough bread, spectacular scenery, fine dining, superb accommodation and friendly country hospitality. Australian Natural Treasures Touring have crafted this journey to maximise your enjoyment. Group size is not more than eight which allows for flexibility and taking the time to really enjoy the experience. They want you to meet the people who put their blood, sweat and tears into the food you are sampling and talk to them about how they make such wonderful things. You may even get them to reveal their secrets as they ply you with their superb produce. As the sampling takes you from place to place, your collected goods can be stored in a cooler bag provided to you with as a souvenir.

Highlights

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    Travel in a micro group with no more than 8 passengers

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    Enjoy the diversity of the region when it comes to Food and Wine produced

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    Have conversations directly with the producers who are mainly family owned

Places You'll See

Stay at the luxurious Lake House, Daylesford

A visit to the Memorial Cross, Mt Macedon

Covid Ready

Stay at the luxurious Lake House, Daylesford

A visit to the Memorial Cross, Mt Macedon

Covid Ready

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Daylesford

Location:

  Daylesford


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Dinner



We travel north from Melbourne and stop for a coffee in one of the picturesque townships before visiting the memorial cross on top of Mt Macedon for a birds eye view of the region.

Leaving Mt Macedon we travel to Hanging Rock Winery to sample their award-winning wines at their beautiful vineyard with its stunning views of Hanging Rock and Mt. Macedon.

Next we drive a few kilometres further west to the historic town of Kyneton to stroll through the famous Piper Street food precinct. This is a perfect place to start filling your cool bag with local produce fresh from the surrounding countryside.

We have a beautiful lunch arranged for you at the only 'Chefs Hat' restaurant in Kyneton started by a famous local chef Annie Smithers.

After lunch, we travel to the beautiful town of Daylesford famous for its mineral waters, artisan food producers, fine dining, boutique shops and gold rush architecture.

The next experience we have lined up for you is a visit to Herbal Lore, world renowned for its fine herbal liquors, herbal chocolates and liquor fruits. A generous sampling of the product range, along with an entertaining explanation of its creation and manufacture has been arranged for you.

Your stay in Daylesford this evening is at the 'Lake House', one of the acclaimed 'Luxury Lodges of Australia'. This stunning property has become an iconic destination for sublime dining experiences.

The afternoon provides time to enjoy your surroundings, relax in style or pamper yourself with a spa or massage treatment (own expense).

This memorable stay includes a stay in a beautiful 'waterfront' room, 3-course dinner in the 2 'Chefs Hat' awarded restaurant of Alla Wolf-Tasker and full country breakfast.

icon Day 2 : Melbourne

Location:

  Trentham


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


After enjoying a leisurely breakfast we pick you up and take you to O’Tooles Honey to talk to local identity Des O’Toole and sample some of his delicious honey.

We then take a short drive to the nearby hamlet of Musk where we visit the acclaimed vineyard of Passing Clouds for a tasting of their wines followed by a visit to Istra, a family owned company producing cured meats and small goods renowned for their high quality and flavour.

While in Musk, we visit the Daylesford Cidery. The cidery is the outcome of years of hard work by the owners who have planted over 1500 varieties of vintage apple trees. Here you will be shown around the vast orchard and be offered tastings of the cider by the owners.

Our lunch stop is Trentham, the hidden gem of the Central Highlands, where you’ll have time to stroll through the town filling your bag with delectable local produce before lunch and tour at the famous Red Beard Bakery. Red Beard is famous for its organic sourdough bread and its use of original scotch ovens.

After Trentham, we drive a short distance to Blackwood where we visit the 'Garden of St Erth' where you can wander through the secluded and peaceful gardens or ramble through the 'Diggers' shop.

From here we drive through the beautiful Wombat State Forest to the township of Ballan where we join the Western Highway for our journey back into Melbourne arriving around 6pm.

What's Included

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    Fully Guided

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    1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

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    Accommodation

    5 star

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    Local Taxes

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    Drinks with Meals

    Non alcoholic beverages

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    Entrance Fees

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    Meals – Half Board

    2 course dinner and full breakfast

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

What's Not Included

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    Game Drives on Safari

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Train Tickets

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    Meals – Breakfast Only

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    International Travel

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    Drinks with Meals

    Alcoholic beverages

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    Country Entry Visas

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    Meals – Full Board

Check out our Q&As

Are vaccinations required for this tour?

No

Can the itinerary change?

Yes, with our flexible itineraries we encourage our guests to share their interest at the start of the tour. In that way we can focus on things that you want to see and do. Our guides will have an open dialogue with our guests from the start explaining the itinerary and give a few options of additional things we can include.

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

4 stars

What currencies are required for this tour?

Australian dollars

Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

No

    Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    In most cases if you are travelling to Australia as a non-Australian citizen you are required to carry a visa.

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, they are

    Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Possibly yes. The majority of our guests come from US, Canada, UK, Europe, New Zealand and Australia

    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, children are permitted to take part of the tour. Children are considered to be 0-12 years old. As a general rule, the cost of a child is 50% of the rate for an adult.

    Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

    Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    You can always ask questions about any aspect of your journey to Australia but in general we don't help out with pre or post tour accommodation bookings.

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, they are.

    What is the maximum group size?

    The maximum group size is 8. However, we can cater for more if requested

    Are flights included in this tour?

    No. There is a option at the 12 Apostles to join a scenic helicopter flight but it is at your own expense.

    Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Airport transfers are not included.

    Company Instant Book

    Yes, you can book this tour and it will be confirmed instantly

    Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes, we will make sure that you have that information before the tour departs

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    All entrance fees are included in the price

    Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    As we offer micro group tours with a maximum of 8 guests the driver is also the guide, and he/she will look after the group from pick up to drop off

    Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    There are no luggage restrictions

    What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    If you are a single traveller, please contact us before making a booking to make sure that tour can be confirmed as we have a minimum of 2 adult passengers to operate tour. If at the time of booking we can't confirm booking we can put you on our waiting list and notify you as soon as we get another booking. During this time we will keep you informed of the status of booking.

    What is the tipping policy?

    We do not expect our guests to tip

    Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Our itineraries are in general fairly flexible and normally allows for our guests to have some time by themself.

    What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low level of fitness is required. The longest walk that we do is around 1km. For more specific information, please contact us.

    Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    You have to contact relevant organisations to organise visa for Australia.

    Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Yes, the single supplement is $100/night

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    There is a possibility to join the tour after it has started for people who are staying in Geelong.

    Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Our guests tend to be 60+ and whilst we take people from all parts of the world, the majority are from UK, Europe, Canada, US, New Zealand and Australia.

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    We have successfully completed a Covid Ready program by the Australian Tourism Export Council

    What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    For any reason, if you have to change your travel date please contact us for potential reschedule the tour. You can amend or cancel tour up until 7 days before departure date.

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    All our accommodation are meeting the local, state and national health and safety regulation. They are assessed by an independent organisation on a regualar bases

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    We don't normally issue any vouchers for our passengers but if you prefer to have something in writing we can always provide you with a document.

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Australian Natural Treasures has been running tours since 1998

Book with Confidence

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    Free Date Changes

    Australian Natural Treasures Touring allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 7 days before the start of the tour.

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    Low Deposit

    Australian Natural Treasures Touring requires a minimum deposit of 10% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 14 days before departure.

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    Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your tour, tourhub doesn't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of australian natural treasures touring charges.

    At 7 days before tour starts: 50% of tour cost.

    At 1 days before tour starts: 100% of tour cost.

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Two Day Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Food and Wine Trail

2 Days Starting and ending in Melbourne

Visiting:

Trentham

Tour operator:

Australian Natural Treasures Touring

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

NAT6

Group size:

2 - 8

Age range:

50-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

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