Classic Travel

5 Day - Victorian Fork to Fork Tour

Culinary and Garden immersion!

Package Details


From $4,199* pp

Tour Provider: Botanica World Discoveries
Region: Australia/NZ/South Pacific
Duration: 5 Days


On this gourmet discovery for discerning travellers, visit unique gardens, sample fresh produce and enjoy award-winning wines including a special ‘Fork to Fork’ lunch. Visit Dame Elisabeth Murdoch’s Cruden Farm and Dame Nellie Melba’s former home, Coombe Farm. 

Trip Inclusions are:

    • 4 nights in the luxurious Sofitel Hotel Melbourne
    • A total of 9 meals
    • All sightseeing and touring as per itinerary
    • Travel in a small group onboard a luxury vehicle
    • Services of a Coach Driver & Botanical Guide


Glorious Melbourne Experience

* Explore the National Gallery of Victoria or the Royal Botanic Gardens and enjoy High Tea at the Windsor Hotel

Private Gardens of Icons

* Visit the private gardens of Paul Bangay, Philip Johnson, Dame Nellie Melba and Dame Elisabeth Murdoch.

Victorian Gourmet

* Enjoy gourmet experiences and special tastings.




22 Nov 21

Arrive Melbourne & Macedon Ranges

Depart the pre-tour hotel at 8am and travel to the Macedon Ranges. On the way visit Paul Bangay’s Stonefields garden. Enjoy an exclusive tour of this artistic garden. Arrive in Macedon where you have time at leisure to have lunch. This afternoon, visit a peony farm to see spectacular tree peonies in full bloom. Return to Melbourne and enjoy a Welcome Dinner with panoramic views. (D)

23 Nov 21

Mornington Peninsula

Visit a private garden then continue to Heronswood Garden overlooking Port Phillip Bay. Wander through the gardens with perennial borders, scented herbs and dry climate plants. After enjoying a ‘Fork to Fork’ lunch at Heronswood, we continue on to the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch’s property, Cruden Farm, sure to be a highlight. (B/L)

24 Nov 21

Yarra Valley

Today you will tour the Yarra Valley, home to some of Victoria’s premier wineries and artisan produce. Visit the spectacular Alowyn Gardens, where the owners have transformed a barren landscape into a beautiful instructive garden. Visit the garden once owned by opera singer Dame Nellie Melba, Coombe Farm, which is still owned by her family. (B/L)

25 Nov 21

Dandenong Ranges & Masterclass Cooking Demonstration

After breakfast we explore the beautiful Dandenong Ranges including Cloudehill Garden with its extensive herbaceous borders, roses and azalea walks. Among the mature trees featured at Cloudehill are maples and copper beeches. We enjoy lunch at Coonara Restaurant and wander their picking garden. We visit the private garden of 2013 Chelsea Flower Show, Best in Show winner, Phillip Johnson. Tonight, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner with a masterclass cooking demonstration at the Sofitel. (B/L/D)

25 Nov 21

Depart Melbourne

This morning enjoy a walking tour of Melbourne’s hidden laneways before your transfer to the airport. (B)




Terms & Conditions

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Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 08 Aril 2020 and can be withdrawn without notice. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.

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1300 765 305 (AUST) 0800 956 363 (NZ)