Yering Gorge Cottages by the Eastern Golf Club can arrange day tours with established certified tour operators. Choose from Winery Tours including tastings and lunch, sample the vast array of gourmet delights on a Yarra Valley Gourmet Tour, or create your own tour based around whatever interests you. Speak to our reception staff when making your booking and allow us to arrange your touring options.
Go west tours
Go West Tours is a member of the Victorian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame & has been providing memorable small group touring experiences since September 2000. Go West prides itself on its unique itineraries and its interactive & engaging touring style. While the Yarra Valley is a world-renowned wine growing region, wine is only half the story of this gourmet wonderland. Go West’s Yarra valley Gourmet tour provides a fine blend of the very best of what the region has to offer. Enjoy tastings of premium cheeses, chocolates and more, including a delightful mini-degustation lunch at Rochford Wines. Sample some of Australia’s finest award winning cool climate wines including Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, two varieties well suited the region. You will visit at least four cellar doors for an opportunity to taste and learn about a broad range of different wine styles and some new and exciting emerging grape varieties. Yering Gorge Cottages offers weekend and midweek accommodation packages with Winery and Gourmet Tours included, for more details please see our packages section of the website or call, +61 3 9739 0110.
Explore this iconic bushland haven for Australian wildlife, wander through the tranquil tracks and meet over 200 species of Australian animals including the iconic Koalas, Kangaroos, Platypus, Dingoes, Wombats and Emus. Don’t miss Healesville Sanctuary’s world first free Platypus show, Tales from Platypus Creek, where visitors will come face to face with this iconic species in this interactive show. Observe the Platypus as they interact with keepers, play in the water and even enjoy having their tummies tickled!
Spirits of the Sky is a hugely popular free show that takes place twice daily. Visitors will be in awe of the beauty and power, as these birds demonstrate their skill in the incredible ability of flight. Healesville Sanctuary is internationally renowned for its work saving endangered Australian species at the Australian Wildlife Centre. Visitors can freely visit the centre, which treats more than 2000 sick and injured native animals every year.
yarra valley chocolaterie
Set on 16 hectares, The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery combines striking architecture with a unique food experience amidst picturesque Yarra Valley views. There are an abundance of free chocolate tastings, displays of thousands of premium chocolates and a large viewing window where you can see European Chocolatiers at work lovingly handcrafting their creations. Delight in the experience of tasting, seeing and indulging in quality products in the spectacular showroom. Ice creams, decadent sweet treats, breakfast and lunch await in the café while the expansive lawns, orchard and sculptures are the perfect place for children to play and explore.
Crafted by a talented team of French and Belgian Chocolatiers, the chocolate range of over 250 delectable delights is available exclusively from the Chocolaterie. The delicious product range features fruits and nuts picked from the Chocolaterie’s own orchard and locally sourced provisions of the best quality, Belgian couverture chocolate including a selection of single origin and organic couvertures. Be pampered with choco-licious Choc Therapy range of lip balms, body butters and oils, soaps and scrubs. Don’t forget the delicious house-made ice creams made fresh from locally sourced ingredients and seasonal fruits into a range of decadent delights to enjoy. Explore the landscaped lawns, kitchen garden, orchard and new wetlands area with footpaths, interpretive signage and bench seats so you relax and enjoy the outdoors. There’s also plenty of fun to be had with chocolatey activities and events held throughout the year, including Junior Chocolatier Classes, Ice Cream Festival in February, Easter displays with over 25,000 themed chocolates and an egg hunt over the Easter long weekend, Hot Chocolate Festival in August, and at Christmas a display with over 15,000 themed chocolates.