3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Spend a day in regional Victoria and come face-to-face with legends of Australian horseracing on this Champion Racehorse Tour with Beer and Wine Tasting from Melbourne. Visit 'Living Legends,’ a racehorse retirement village, home to Australia's favorite champion racehorses. Take in the views of the Macedon Ranges over a gourmet wood-fired pizza lunch and wine tasting at a country winery, and taste locally brewed beer at a classic 'Aussie' pub in Woodend. This is a perfect day trip from Melbourne for budding epicureans and lovers of horseracing.

Highlights

  • Racehorse Tour from Melbourne with beer and wine tasting from Melbourne
  • Visit the 'Living Legends' at Woodlands Historic Park
  • Enjoy a gourmet wood-fired pizza lunch and regional wines at Gisborne Peak Estate
  • Taste full-flavored classic beers at the Holgate Brewery

What You Can Expect

Champion Racehorse Tour with Beer and Wine Tasting

Champion Racehorse Tour with Beer and Wine Tasting - Holgate Paddle, Beer Tasting

Sit back, relax and take in the views as you travel from Melbourne through regional Victoria and prepare for a fun-filled day of horses, food, wine and beer.

The first stop is 'Living Legends' at Woodlands Historic Park, home to some of Australia's most famous champion racehorses including Fields of Omagh, Might and Power, Silent Witness, Better Loosen Up, Rogan Josh, Apache Cat, Doriemus, Brew and Paris Lane. Many of these racehorses are winners of the famous Melbourne Cup, the race that stops a nation.

Living Legends was established to bring retired champion horses back to the public. It is situated at Woodlands Historic Park, a unique, picturesque location that includes a historic homestead, magnificent gardens, and abundant parklands. Morning tea will be served in the homestead overlooking the gardens, which are also home to kangaroos and other Australian native animals.

Continue to the award-winning Gisborne Peak Estate located in the Macedon Ranges cool climate wine region. The winery is all about excellent wine, gourmet food and magnificent views. Relax and take in the views over a gourmet wood-fired pizza lunch and sample the chardonnays, rieslings and semillons for which Gisborne Peak Estate is renowned.

Before returning to Melbourne, end your day with beer tastings at the Holgate Brewery, home to the 2008 Best Beer Brewed in Victoria trophy. Holgate is a traditional country pub with classic beer styles, full in flavor and rich in character. Spend your time here strolling down the main street of beautiful Woodend or relaxing in the beer garden.

Customer Reviews

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this well organised and highly enjoyable tour. Living Legends was terrific. A real must for horses lovers or Melbourne Cup enthusiasts with the homestead and morning tea a real plus. The wine tasting and accompanying commentary at our next destination was enlightening and the wood fire pizza - delicious. Finishing the day in a quiet, country town sampling boutique beers was a happy ending to a lovely tour.

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2014

This tour was amazing!

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