Experience the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges for Two
Partner Name: Hike & Seek
Address: St Kilda pick up: 7:05 am @ Luna Park, 18 Lower Esplanade St Kilda, Melbourne (Main entrance) CBD pick up: 7:30 am @ 100 St Kilda Road, Southbank, Melbourne - (Undercover taxi rank located on St Kilda Road between Hamer Hall & the Arts Centre). CBD drop off: 5:30 pm St Kilda drop off: 5:45 pm
Join our small group (max 8 guests) for an adventure to the Dandenong Ranges and Victoria’s famous Yarra Valley, just a short 1-hour drive from Melbourne.
We embark on an easy to moderate 6.6km hike in the Eastern Sherbrooke Forest through towering Mountain Ash trees and wetland ferns. Keep your eyes open for lyrebirds, wombats, wallabies, and echidnas that call the forest home.
Next, we head to the Californian Redwood forest and enjoy a short 1km stroll to marvel at these awe-inspiring giants; some trees stand up to 100m tall! This forest is one of the best-kept secrets of the Yarra Valley region.
Next up, we pull into one of Yarra Valley’s favourite wineries, Innocent Bystander, for lunch. There's plenty of time for wine tasting too if you choose. After lunch, we skip over the road to visit craft beer brewery Matilda Bay, before jumping back in the van to visit the lads at Payten & Jones for more good wine and great tunes.
We top the day off with a visit to Four Pillars, a small craft distillery (that's been named the world's leading gin producer two years in a row), before hitting the road and returning to Melbourne.
An easy/moderate hike with a total distance of 6.6 km
Discover the Californian Redwoods
Visit Innocent Bystander, Matilda Bay Brewery, Payten & Jones Winery & Four Pillars Distillery
Organic Fruit & Healthy Snacks
Freshly Brewed Coffee Supreme & Organic Tea
Modern VW Caravelle – 9 seater with Air Con
Rain Ponchos, First Aid & Towels
Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides
Bring comfortable trainers or hiking boots
Bring water bottle (1L)
Bring cash or credit card for lunch (around $25)
Bring warm layers & waterproof jacket
Bring sunscreen, sunglasses & a hat
Bring good vibes