Tours & Activities

2-day High Country Adventure

Just two and a half hours from Melbourne, Mansfield is a nature lover’s paradise. Experience the true essence of Australia on this  luxury two day tour of Mansfield and the High Country. Marvel at the rugged beauty of Australia’s alpine bushland with an unforgettable afternoon balloon flight. Spend time in the amazing King Valley visiting top class wineries and eateries that are passionate about producing top class food. Take a trip up to Mount Buller for some fun in the snow or experience one of the states most beautiful drives, the Black Spur.  Stop in the beautiful town of Marysville and visit Stevenson Falls, the largest in Victoria. Visit the highly awarded Healesville Sanctuary to get up close and personal with Australia’s famous wildlife.

Whatever you decide to do, you will be blown away at the beauty and endless possibilities that this stunning region has to offer. Let us create a memorable trip that will live in the memory for a lifetime!

Day 1 – Melbourne to Mansfield

Just two and a half hours from Melbourne, Mansfield is a nature lover’s paradise. Experience the true essence of Australia on this  luxury day tour of Mansfield and the High Country. Marvel at the rugged beauty of Australia’s alpine bushland with an unforgettable afternoon balloon flight.

After being picked up at your accommodation we head east with our first stop in Healesville. If you’re a gin fan then Four Pillars is a must stop. Recently voted the world’s best gin maker, have a tasting in their classy surrounds.

Two hours later we arrive in Mansfield for lunch. Taking advantage of the stunning views over Mt Buller and the Alpine Range, Delatite Winery has been a local icon since it first planted vines in 1968. Their philosophy follows biodynamic principles as they believe in growing grapes and making wine in as natural a way as possible with minimal intervention/additions. Sitting down to a wine tasting and a two course lunch with the stunning views as a backdrop is unforgettable. At Delatite they prioritise locally sourced food with a focus on share plates. This comes from the their commitment to sustainability and love of having people over and cooking.

Crisp winter days are upon us, which means only one thing  – beautiful, still days over Mansfield, perfect flying conditions all day, and only available from May – September. Drifting in a balloon over stunning alpine scenery is a pure joy and a highlight that is sure to stay in the memory for a long time!

Day 2 – Mansfield to Melbourne

Our journey back to Melbourne has many options. Spend the day in the amazing King Valley visiting top class wineries and eateries that are passionate about producing top class food.

Take a trip up to Mount Buller for some fun in the snow or experience one of the states most beautiful drives. The Black Spur cuts through the forest landscapes of the lush Yarra Ranges. Gaze up at the immense mountain ash trees scattering sunlight on the cool understorey of green ferns below. Stop in the beautiful town of Marysville and visit Stevenson Falls, the largest in Victoria. A short trip later is the bustling town of Healesville. Visit the highly awarded Healesville Sanctuary to get up close and personal with Australia’s famous wildlife.

Whatever you decide to do today, you will be blown away at the beauty and endless possibilities that this stunning region has to offer. You will want to visit again and again!

DAY 1

  • Gin tasting at the Four Pillars
  • Gourmet 2 course lunch and wine tasting at Delatite Winery
  • Balloon flight over the High Country and the Alpine mountains
  • Overnight luxury accommodation in Mansfield

DAY 2

  • King Valley or Mount Buller
  • Or drive through the majestic Yarra Ranges
  • Town of Marysville
  • Healesville Sanctuary

DAY 1

  • Pick up from your preferred location in the Melbourne CBD
  • Gin tasting
  • Gourmet 2 course lunch with wine tasting at Delatite Winery
  • Balloon flight over the High Country and the Alpine mountains
  • Luxury accommodation in Mansfield

DAY 2

  • Gourmet breakfast
  • Options of King Valley Tour, Mount Buller or Yarra Valley and Healesville Sactuary

MEALS

  • Gourmet 2 course lunch with beverage (Daily)
  • Morning or afternoon tea both days
  • Breakfast (Day 2)

WHAT TO BRING

  • Clothing for two days
  • Warm jacket, sturdy footwear and change of shoes should the balloon land in wet fields

EXCLUSIONS

  • Dinner