Follow day two from Kevin and Janetta from Channel 9's Travel Guides' mid-week itinerary.
Global Ballooning Australia is Victoria’s largest ballooning tour operation, offering award-winning sunrise hot air balloon flights over Melbourne, Yarra Valley and Mansfield. Since 1992, they have shared a sunrise with over 120,000 people. They are proud of their safety record, and care deeply about their guests’ experience, but for them, it is…Learn more
The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery is a sweet destination where you can indulge your love of chocolate in beautiful countryside only one hour from Melbourne.Set on 16 hectares, surrounded by picturesque Yarra Valley vistas, an orchard, wetlands, farm animals and sweeping lawns, the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery is a…Learn more
Established in the Riverina region of New South Wales in 1928, De Bortoli Wines is now one of Australia's largest family-owned wine companies.In 1987 Leanne De Bortoli and her husband, De Bortoli Chief Winemaker, Steve Webber, established the Yarra Valley winery and restaurant. The vision for the Yarra Valley Estate was to produce high-quality…Learn more
Leafy Warburton is a place of wellbeing, with surrounding tall forests of mountain encouraging visitors to walk, hike and cycle in the fresh air of the Yarra Valley.A centre for alternative medicines and therapies, Warburton is also a base to sample the best of Yarra Valley food and wine, offering a total escape from the bustle of everyday…Learn more
The Alpine Hotel Warburton was established in 1885, is Heritage listed and recently lovingly restored. The Hotel is located in the Yarra Valley with 32 vintage rooms of accommodation above the Bistro dining areas and Front bar with grand views.There are Riverview rooms of the Yarra River and Warburton Valley's picturesque mountains. Ensuited rooms…Learn more
The original brainchild of four local friends, Coldstream Brewery opened its doors to beer lovers and diners in June 2007.Coldstream Brewery embodies all of the things to love about life, great beer and cider, informal eating, great people, all at the doorstep of the magnificent Yarra Valley. The restaurant and bar are housed in a charming old…Learn more
Balgownie Estate is an award-winning vineyard, accommodation, restaurant and bar, cellar door and spa property.Check in to one of 70 guest rooms and luxury spa suites and explore the Yarra Valley from the very heart of it. Relax and taste your way through the 5-Star Halliday-rated Balgownie wine range in the Cellar Door.Dine at Restaurant 1309…Learn more
We collaborated with Kevin and Janetta from the Channel 9 television program, Travel Guides, on a fantastic three day itinerary that lets you experience the Yarra Valley in style. Click here for Day One's itinerary.
Kevin and Janetta were up early for their amazing sunrise Global Ballooning experience. They soared above the clouds and experienced stunning views of the Yarra Valley and landed safely in time for breakfast. The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery is a magical place where your inner-child is let loose amongst their fantastic creations. Kevin and Janetta joined them for a delicious breakfast and got their hands dirty in a chocolate-making experience.
Now it's time for wine tasting, a cellar door tour and lunch at De Bortoli Estate. Their contemporary Italian restaurant produces amazing food and their high-quality cool climate wines express the best of the Yarra Valley wine region.
It's time for someone else to do the driving this afternoon. Rick from Rick's Wine Tours was the perfect host for Kevin and Janetta's afternoon in Warburton. There's so much to explore in Warburton, you'll never be bored! One of our favourite places is The Alpine Hotel Warburton and that's where Kevin and Janetta sat down for a drink and nibbles. Established in 1885, the heritage listed and lovingly restored hotel is the perfect place to stay and dine in Warburton.
The final stop on this day is dinner at Coldstream Brewery. The restaurant and bar are housed in a charming old brick building in the heart of Coldstream and they serve amazing meals as well as great beer, cider and local wines.
Phew! Back to their accommodation at Balgownie Estate for some much-needed R&R.