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Just a short drive from Melbourne you can experience historic towns, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, bush, vine-covered hills, cycle paths and wildlife. And don’t think you have to rough it – around Daylesford and the Yarra Valley you'll find some of the finest boutique accommodation, cafes and restaurants in regional Victoria, with fresh country air to match.


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$27.26 Outdoor Activities

Healesville Sanctuary General Entry Ticket

Visit: Healesville SanctuaryGain entry into the sanctuary and let the wild world of Oz open up to you. Set in a natural bushland environment, Healesville Sanctuary is lined with paths that lead to areas where you can spy animals like dingoes, wombats, wallabies, kangaroos, and more than 200 different species of birds in a natural environment. Don't miss one of the most popular shows called Spirits in the Sky. In this flight arena, you get a close-up look at native parrots, birds of prey and other majestic birds. As for one of the more surprising discoveries here: Healesville was the first place in Australia to successfully breed a platypus in captivity (way back in 1943). Say hi to the duck-billed mammals at a popular riverside exhibit. You'll also get a chance to learn about how the sanctuary staff works together to (responsibly) breed rare animals, and what we can all do to help save creatures that are under the threat of extinction. As you roam the grounds, chat with the veterinarians who help rescue and care for all these creatures.

$52.30 Tours & Sightseeing

Balgownie Segway Vineyard Tour: 60 Minutes

On this amazing tour, you will experience the fun of riding your all-terrain Segway up, down and around on gravel, grassed and concrete tracks, you'll get some amazing photo opportunities of the Yarra Valley and Balgownie Resort Vineyard and maybe even spot some wildlife in the process. You see, it takes only moments to learn but forever to get the smile off your face! Riding a Segway is quite simply amazing; it feels like nothing you've experienced - because there's never been anything like it. This tour is fun, excitement and adventure wrapped up in one fantastic experience! So if you are looking for a Yarra Valley experience with a difference, then don't delay, book today and have an adventure you'll truly remember!

$44.20 Outdoor Activities

The Classic Laser Clay Shooting and Archery Package - Yarra Valley

Safe and great for families Exciting, fun, and interactive Friends cheering as you score a direct hit A unique experience Laser Clay Shooting - Experience excitement and adrenaline rushes when you pull the trigger of your modified double barrel shotgun that fires a harmless infrared signal as clay targets fly through the air at different speeds and angles. With the breathtaking Yarra Valley as a backdrop, you'll have a blast as you compete with your mates and family to take down as many clay pigeons as possible in this classic game with a technological twist.  It's fun, safe and totally interactive. Each session consists of shooting at up to 30 clays.Archery - You'll sharpen your skills with Archery and compete with your friends and family as you see who can hit the bulls-eye.There is no better feeling of shooting a bow and accomplishing your goal of hitting the target.  It not only builds self-esteem but creates a real a sense of accomplishment. The Archery Session will be provided for 30 minutes.We recommend a minimum age of 10 as the modified guns can get heavy after a while.

$38.85 Tours & Sightseeing

Balgownie Resort Adventure Segway Tour: 40 Minutes

Riding one of these self-balancing all-terrain machines is quite simply amazing; it feels like nothing you've experienced - because there's never been anything like it. This is fun, excitement and adventure wrapped up in one fantastic experience!Experience the fun of riding your all-terrain Segway up, down and around on gravel, grassed and concrete tracks. You'll have the opportunity to get some amazing photos of the Yarra Valley and Balgownie Resort Vineyard, if you're lucky you may even spot some wildlife in the process and of course this will all happen while having heaps of fun. If you've been looking for something fun to do with family and friends in the Yarra Valley look no further, experience a range of activities with a difference and create a truly memorable experience.

$130.39 Food, Wine & Nightlife

De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Gourmet Food and Wine Tasting Experience Including 3-Course Lunch

Upon arrival, you will meet your local guide who will set you up to enjoy a seated personalized gourmet cheese and wine tasting held in the De Bortoli Trophy Room. During your 60 minute session, taste a selection of current and older vintages; all served with a gourmet cheese platter. Next, visit the De Bortoli's 'Locale' restaurant where you will enjoy a seasonal 3 course Italian-inspired chef's menu lunch with matched wines. Tea and coffee are served with home-made biscotti to finish off your special day. There is the opportunity to purchase wines through Cellar Door and have them shipped overseas.

$174.59 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Behind-the-Scenes De Bortoli Gourmet Food and Wine Tasting Tour Including 3-Course Lunch

Upon arrival, experience a behind-the-scenes vineyard and winery tour to see what goes into making premium Yarra Valley wine. Taste some of the maturing wines in barrel.Next, you will meet your local guide who will set you up to enjoy a seated personalized gourmet cheese and wine tasting held in the De Bortoli Trophy Room. During your 60 minute session, taste a selection of current and older vintages; all served with a gourmet cheese platter. Next, visit the De Bortoli's 'Locale' restaurant where you will enjoy a seasonal 3 course Italian-inspired chef's menu lunch with matched wines. Tea and coffee are served with home-made biscotti to finish off your special day. There is the opportunity to purchase wines through Cellar Door and have them shipped overseas.