Yarra Valley Gourmet Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne

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From USD 112.23

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy an authentic taste of the Yarra Valley on this full-day ecotour from Melbourne. Visit local farmers, family-run wineries, and artisan producers as you travel through the patchwork of vineyards and farmlands. Stop along the way to indulge in wine tasting at Balgownie Estate; sample scrumptious handmade chocolates at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie; and enjoy a delicious lunch at Rochford Winery. That’s not all: other stops include Yarra Valley Dairy and Yering Station.
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

What's Included

  • All tastings
  • Lunch
  • Friendly & Informative Tour Guide
  • Pickup from selected hotels
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Meals other than as stated
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 am

Pickup details

Pickup is only available from the list of hotels provided upon checkout. Your pickup will be between 8am-9am depending on which hotel you selected. Your exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed. This tour returns to Melbourne at approximately 5pm-5:30pm.

What To Expect

Yarra Valley

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please note that the tour operator reserve the right to use other high quality wineries and gourmet locations in the event that the regular locations are for any reason unable to accommodate our groups for tastings.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Large bags, strollers, prams, baby capsules, luggage & walkers cannot be brought on board
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

We went on this tour on a Sunday and the Yarra Valley was very busy, complete with road closure and detour so I would chose a different day of the week.
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Super trip
Carmel_O, Mar 2023
Whole trip was super, highly recommend. Chris H was was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable- give him 5stars. Only negative was strawberry farm- we were offered half a strawberry each, along with a paper thin slice of pear and peach😂😂😂😂😂 Everyone agreed this was pitiful and bad marketing. However the shop itself did have a super range of local produce.
25 is not a small group!!
louiseh, Mar 2023
“Small group” ecotour……25 in the group - NOT small Crammed into a bus with minimal room for purchases. Nothing Eco about it either The first stop set the tone - fruit “tasting” was essentially just a trip to the grocery store. We shared ONE apple and ONE nectarine each cut onto 25 wafer thin slices, plus 25 small strawberries. No information was provided. The guide Sherif was fun, and played the didgeridoo well, but didn’t provide much information We will be avoiding Go West tours in the future
Response from Host, Mar 2023
On the infrequent occasions when guests express surprise & indignation about the size of our touring groups we're always disappointed that: a) they clearly didn't read the tour description in which we try to ensure that our group sizes are absolutely clear, and ; b) the guest really expected a smaller group at our price point. It is, of course, possible to join a much smaller group to the Yarra Valley - it's just going to cost you about $60-80 more on a per person basis. We would definitely prefer that all guests who join our tours are a great match for the type of experience we offer, but it's not always the case and we're sorry that our reviewer didn't enjoy their day in the Yarra Valley with us.
Relaxing day out
mostyn_s, Mar 2023
Wine tasting, lunch and a good day had all round. Great tour guide Rach. The chocolate tasting capped it off.
Galloping gourmet
liztye, Mar 2023
Ross was very friendly and capable. There were 24 participants who all got on well which was nice. But 24 people is not quite what I'd call a small group. We went to 6 businesses altogether (1 local produce shop, 3 wineries, 1 cheese shop and 1 chocolate shop). It felt a bit rushed. Perhaps it didn't help that we went on a Saturday but after tastings there was little time to think about what you might like to purchase or sample anything else. The chocolate shop was insanely busy and loud. Very difficult to hear the employee tell us what chocolate she was giving us to sample and the inflexible amount of time available there led to 'smash and grab' purchasing after tasting. There was certainly no time to line up for an ice cream.
Really good tour
Mark_P, Feb 2023
Really good tour informative interesting locations. Tastings were well presented. Was not rushed during tour
Fantastic tour
Damian_M, Feb 2023
Fantastic tour with a great host Chris H, highly recommend. Great combination of food and wine, Yerring station was a highlight.
Great blend of wineries and artisan foods
Tom_F, Feb 2023
Chris H is an awesome guide. He is very entertaining with just the right amount of information between stops. This tour has a good blend of food and winery venues. Great day trip.
Amazing experience for couples or friend groups
Vasu, Jan 2023
It was a wonderful, well paced tour. The van was super comfortable with free wifi, spacious seats and air conditioning. The tour guide was so cheerful and lovely. We tried fruits, herbs, cheese, chocolates and plenty of wines. The lunch was a small-ish portion and vegetarian options are available- but I have no complaints, since it ensured we were not too full for all the rest of the tastings. My best friend and I went together and we don't have any particular affinity to wine. We picked this tour as it had the biggest variety of non-wine tastings which were all fantastic. Nonetheless, this was a fun, accessible experience to learn how to appreciate wine! Do take note that if you are sensitive to alcohol there are about 15+ samples of wines to try, so do pace yourself and there are buckets to empty out any wine that you cannot finish! There is not too much walking if that is a concern. We were still quite refreshed by the end of the trip at 5pm where you will be dropped off right at your hotel doorstep!
Great guide
Shannon_L, Dec 2022
Lucy was a great tour guide on this trip. She kept use on time so that we could enjoy every opportunity. She was entertaining and a joyful guide. We visited a few wineries. The chocolatirie was the best but since it was just before Christmas is was extremely busy.
A great day out at the...
HuiHian_L, Dec 2022
A great day out at the yarra valley. I was originally worried that my kid (7) will be bored but he had fun sampling the fruits & cheeses too.
Do not miss out in Melbourne
HockAnn_S, Nov 2022
Cloe was a cheerful guide who brightened up our day. Good foods, good wines, good vibe. Yarra Valley has nice scenery with extensive farmland. This was perhaps my most enjoyable day trip among six in Australia.
Great day out !
Gennet_G, Nov 2022
Had a great time on this tour, couple of great wineries. Cheese tastings and a delicious lunch and can’t complain about the chocolate at the end 😀 Thanks to Cloe and Ross whom made our day lots of fun.
Yarra Valley fun
Leah_F, Nov 2022
I had a fantastic day out yesterday celebrating a friend's birthday while exploring the Yarra Valley and all the delicious produce it has to offer. We thoroughly enjoyed each location we visited. We had a fabulous tour guide named Margaret who was very friendly and explained the history of the area. The only negative was the bus was a bit small, with 24 passengers on board and not much space to put your purchases. I do recommend this trip and will definitely use Go West Tours again.
Great wine and fruit tasting!
PATRICE_S, Nov 2022
Graeme was a great guide. He knew his wines and was friendly and talkative not dour like some. He rearranged returns so that those who needed to fly out were dropped off first as well.
Food Paradise
MeeLynd_H, Oct 2022
Spectacular views at the wineries Very informative tour guide Great food tastings at each locations Had a marvelous day
It was a fantastic day,...
Lisa_F, Oct 2022
It was a fantastic day, lunch was delicious and the wine tasting so good!!! Burt our tour guide was so friendly and really made the day.
Great experience and value
Lilia_P, Oct 2022
Tasting wines that available only in Australia and one of the best in the world, see beautiful Yarra valley, taste locally made cheese and chocolate. You can buy anything. This is definitely worth adding to your trip
Enjoyed the wines and...
Jasmine_G, Oct 2022
Enjoyed the wines and cheese as well as the scenery at Yarra valley. Our tour guide was great and friendly. Thank you.
Great Gourmet Tour
Tony_P, Sept 2022
Great Gourmet Tour, would do it again, Wish the Bus was a little bigger, or not so many people squeezed into the bus ]
Great tastes of the Yarra Valley.
Gregory_R, Aug 2022
Being in a group of 24 made things more enjoyable and less rushed. The wineries were great. The cheese and chocolate tasting were really good. Our bus driver Bert was experienced and made it a wonderful day.