toast the high life – melbourne

What a way to start the day – floating gently over the Yarra Valley!  Guests will be picked up by their professional driver and guide from their Melbourne accommodation and driven to meet the hot air balloon for takeoff.  

Guests will float along the corridors of grape vines and over the Yarra River as they take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.  Afterwards, toast the flight with a sumptuous champagne breakfast at a nearby historic chateau. 

After breakfast, visit the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary, regarded as one of the Australia’s leading wildlife reserves, with over 200 species of Australian birds and animals in pristine ‘Aussie’ bush land.

Following this, guests will visit Dominique Portet vineyard where they will be treated to an exclusive behind the scenes barrel room tasting with carefully matched Yarra Valley produce with the local wine maker.

Guests will continue exploring the region tasting at a host of local boutique wineries (tailored to guests varietal preferences) before finishing with a 2 course lunch at TarraWarra or Oakridge restaurant both located on vineyards. 

After lunch, guests will be transferred in their private transport by their guide back to their Melbourne accommodation.

Inclusions:

  • Return chauffeured transfers
  • Hot air balloon flight over the Yarra Valley
  • Champagne breakfast
  • All wine tastings and entry to Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary
  • 2 course lunch with wine

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