Cider and Ale Trail in Yarra Valley, Australia

Sparkling Wine
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Activity Overview
Join us for a trip to gorgeous Yarra Valley, just 1 hour from Melbourne, where a fun-filled day of tastings awaits! Sniff, swirl, sip and skol an incredible range of ales and lagers along with dry & sweet ciders, strawberry & blueberry wines, ports, sparkling and kombuchas in a range of venues as diverse as the products they create. This is the Yarra Valley like you have never tasted it before!

Fantastic Venues: Visit 4 breweries, cideries & distilleries in the Yarra Valley including VIP brewery floor access (when available).

Gourmet Food: Gourmet lunch with tasting paddle and a complimentary drink (beer or cider). We can cater for vegetarian, vegan and most allergies - contact us if you have any specific questions.
Generous Tastings & Drinks: Enjoy generous tasting sessions, paddles & complimentary drinks throughout the day.

Small Group Touring: We enjoy small group, flexible touring in our customized, air-conditioned mini-buses (max 13 people).

Fantastic Variety: With dozens of beer styles and seasonal brews coupled with a large variety of gins, apple, pear and blueberry ciders, wines, sparklings and ports this tour is fantastic for beer lovers and non-beer lovers alike (most stops have a mix of drinks available).

The Best Guides: Our guides are fun loving, alcohol guru’s who will take you on a journey through the entertaining history of drinking.
Practical information
We run small group tours, as such, we don't allow bookings of more than 6 pax per group. Please contact us if you would like to book a group of more than 6 people and we can arrange a private tour.

The following is an example of our lunch menu from this tour. Please note the restaurant we visit changes their menu almost daily, so please use this as an example only:

Pulled pork burger: with slaw, tomato, aioli and barbeque sauce w/ chips.
Smoky black-eyed bean walnut burger (v): caramelised onions, tomato, salad greens w/ chips.
Black Angus beef burger: on brioche, with tomato, green leaves, parmesan, aioli w/ chips.
Fried Chicken: New Orleans deep fried southern chicken w/ Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce w/ chips.
Handmade pasta of the day: Homemade pasta with goat’s cheese, soft herbs in a pomodoro sauce (v)
Housemade pasta of the day: Slow braised beef shoulder ragu with housemade tagliatelle.
Chips and salads for the table to share. Gluten free options available on the burgers.

Runs: Mon + Wednesday + Thursday + Friday + Saturday + Sunday. Pick-up: 9am – 10am. Drop-off: 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Departs from: Federation Square, St Kilda, Lilydale train station and central hotel pick-ups available. Note: We can pick up in the Yarra Valley, but you need to contact us first, as due to its sheer size and the distance between our starting and ending points on tour we need to make sure it is practical.
Drop-off: We will endeavour too, but cannot always guarantee hotel drop-offs. All of our tours instead terminate in central Melbourne at Federation Square. Please contact us if required to discuss.

Standard Pick-up Locations

9:25am: Habitat HQ, 333 St Kilda Road, St Kilda VIC 3182
9:55am: 09:55am: Federation Square: Russell court (bus pick-up/day tours area corner of Russell & Flinders streets): Google map -
10:40am: Lilydale train station, bus stop. Please note that the drop-off may be either Lilydale train station or Croydon station depending on the last stop of the tour.
Docklands: 9:35am - 945:am

Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, 2 Convention Centre Pl, Melbourne VIC 3006
Sebel Melbourne Docklands, Aquitania Way, Docklands VIC 3008
Southbank: 9:35am - 9:45am

Crown Metropol, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank VIC 3006
Melbourne CBD: 9:40am - 9:50am

Hotel Grand Chancellor, 131 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Grand Hyatt Melbourne, 123 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel, 131 King Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, 495 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Marriott Hotel (Melbourne), Lonsdale Street & Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens, 13 Spring Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Oaks on Lonsdale, 23-33 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Oaks on Market, 60 Market St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne, 380 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, 328 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Rydges Melbourne Hotel, 186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Sheraton Melbourne Hotel, 27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Stamford Plaza Melbourne, 111 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Unlisted Hotel

You can also request a hotel pick-up. Please contact us before you book to request a hotel pick-up as we cannot guarantee all hotel pick-up and drop-offs.
  • Generous tastings
  • Food
  • Complimentary drinks
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13 people max
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  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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