Bellarine & Brae Experience


Experience one of Australia’s best culinary dining degustation’s at Brae Restaurant. On your way to this world renown venue visit hand picked premium wineries and travel in style in a luxury Mercedes Benz. After your decadent degustation day of exceptional dining and vineyards, relax as we return you to your doorstep knowing you’ve had a world class experience.

World Renown Restaurant

Brae Restaurant Booking

Premium Winery Tasting enroute

Luxury Mercedes Vehicle

Ideal Special Occasion

Door to Door Service



Group Size
Small Group   :   2-6
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Bellarine & Brae Experience.

Your decadent day of dining starts by being collected in a luxury Mercedes Benz and taken to the internationally acclaimed 3 Chefs Hatted Brae Restaurant where you will indulge in one of Dan Hunters memorable degustation experiences. Enroute to Brae you will visit 2 had picked wineries for a premium tasting experience that complements the dining experience you are about to receive.

The wineries visited are part of the Brae story and one of the local hand picked wineries that are on their menu. You can chat with the winemaker and discover how their wines became selected by one of the worlds best restaurants and how it keeps in step with Dan’s philosophy of locally sourced and premium quality.

Once you have dined at the critically acclaimed Brae restaurant, sit back and relax in comfort and let the return journey unfold as we take you back to your hotel or residence.

Brae Sittings

Lunch: 1.30pm Friday – Monday

Dinner: 5.00pm Thursday only

Thursday: Make your day even more memorable and travel across the bay to Geelong / Bellarine on the ferry where you meet your guide and luxury vehicle to transport you to Brae. Enjoy the wineries on your way and then return to your hotel or residence after your meal by vehicle. You will return approx 9.00-10.00pm


Treat yourselves and stay overnight in one of the many excellent accommodation venues near Brae and return the next day after a day of wine touring and exploring. Tour the Bellarine Peninsula or Great Ocean Road and then return back to your residence. Contact us for our overnight package stays


We can secure you a table at Brae beyond the current online booking window for group sizes up to 6 guests.

Pick up

Pick and return services to all Metropolitan Melbourne and Bellarine Geelong regions.

Brae Restaurant: “A country cottage on a back road is an unusual setting for one of Australia’s top restaurants, yet Brae (an old Scottish word for hillside) has been a regular on the World’s 50 Best list for years. Owner Dan Hunter has brought an obsession with a sense of place – learned from his time as head chef at world-renowned restaurant Mugaritz – to his first solo venture. Constantly evolving set menus centre around ingredients grown on the restaurant’s organic farm, with an olive grove, free-range chickens and bee hives on site”….worlds 50 best.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Tour Highlights 
  • Brae Restaurant Dining Included
  • Exclusive bookings*
  • Premium Winery Tastings enroute
  • Luxury Mercedes Benz vehicles
  • Expert Guide
  • Return to Melbourne or local accommodation
  • Ferry Service to Bellarine
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Drinks at Brae.

Yes we provide the world class dining experience of Brae within the tour price

Alcohol at Brae is not included. You can pay that directly to the restaurant. Alcohol tastings on the way at designated wineries is included.

Lunch service sittings:

Melbourne CBD pick up approx 10.00am

Return approx 7.00pm

Geelong Regional 11.00am

Return approx 6.00pm

Dinner Service

Melbourne CBD pick up approx 1.00pm

Return approx 10.00pm

Geelong Regional pick up approx 2.00pm

Return Approx 9.00pm


The tour is totally flexible. You do not have to visit the wineries on the way. If you just want transport or another activity please let us know.

Port Phillip Ferries will take you from Melbourne docklands to Portarlington where your guide will pick you up and take you to Brae then back to your residence. This is a beautiful way to enjoy the bay and explore the Bellarine.

We can organise a 2 day journey with you staying overnight in the region. Either staying at Brae in their luxurious accommodation or in nearby B&B in Birregurra. Day 2 we return via Bellarine or Great Ocean Road

Our Reviews

Five Days of Excellent Touring with Great Private Tours and Elijah My wife and I spent six nights in Melbourne and three days on the Great Ocean Road in February. I researched and talked with many tour operators when I planned our month-long visit to Australia, including at least five tour operators in the Melbourne area. My interactions with Steve, the owner of Great Private Tours in Melbourne, were extensive and valuable. He provided excellent insights and suggestions that improved our visit to the Melbourne area. His offerings were very reasonable and included excellent tour vehicles and amenities. It was a wonderful experience dealing with him. I highly recommend him. We ended up spending six days with Great Private Tours in one of their Mercedes Viano vans. The first two days included the Full-day Melbourne Tour and the Phillips Island Penguin Parade. Both were led by Elijah McLeod. The third tour went to the Mornington Peninsula with Steve, the owner. Mornington is a beautiful area and really shouldn’t be missed if you have the time while in Melbourne. We then spent the last three days on a tour of the Great Ocean Road with Elijah again. The quality of these tours was excellent and included little extras like (a) varying maps and really high quality publications relevant to our destination for the day; (b) Wi-Fi hotspots in the car so we never lacked Internet access when needed; (c) bottles of water; (d) a small refrigerator in the car; etc.. While Steve was the man I most interacted with while planning the trip, Elijah was the man who had to implement the plans. There’s little to add about Elijah beyond he is simply the very best guide we’re had in our years of touring. He’s the kindest man I’ve ever met. He greeted everyone we passed. He always asked and remembered the names of everyone we dealt with at shops, restaurants, hotels, wineries, etc. He offered to take pictures of folks who were struggling to include themselves in photos. My wife doesn’t walk distances or go up steps well, so he always found ways to get her to where we were going with as little walking and steps as possible and was always at her side to help her. He always asked if we needed water, a restroom break, a better temperature in the car, a charge for our phones, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a blanket, etc. He drove safely. He came up with wonderful new ideas for places to see and things to do as he learned about our interests. For example, on the second day of our Great Ocean Road trip, he arranged for us to visit the Narrapumelap Home, a Victorian-era French Gothic Revival country mansion in Wickliffe built by John Wyselaskie in 1873, and meet its new owner and restorer, Kevin McIntyre, for a personal tour of the magnificent house and grounds. Elijah grew up with Kevin and his family in this area. I can guarantee this is a stop not on anyone else’s tour. I highly recommend Great Private Tours and Elijah to anyone thinking of private tours in Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road.
Jam-packed day! Steve from GPT was great to work with and was a fantastic tour guide. I am the type that likes to do as many things as possible and Steve created an agenda that helped us do and see all the things we wanted. He was very accommodating, polite, and professional. Steve was flexible with timing since some locations we wanted a little longer time at and others we were ok to move along. Steve was great at giving us the background and history to many of the locations and answered many questions. Wouldn't hesitate to book a tour with him again.
Amazing private tour! Despite the bad weather the day we had the tour, Steve still made it an absolutely enjoyable tour, he was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions we had and we had great conversations on our journey. We got to see the beautiful natures of Victoria, the 12 apostles, rain forests, and even koalas and kangaroos, we had a delicious seafood lunch and a few small refreshing hikes. The car was also extremely comfortable! Would highly recommend this private tour!
Rania L
Rania L
Really amazing great private tour We were picked up at our hotel by Brenden. He was a great guide and gave us a lot of information about the tour, but also about Australia. On forehand we changed the restaurant for lunch (our kids do not like seafood) and we went to the best lunchplace ever, great burgers and curry! The helicopterride was really a bonus, what a beautifull views and because we did the reverse tour we were there just before the big crowd arrived, this also was the case for the walk to the 12 Apostles. Seeing those made me emotional.
Dianne D
Dianne D
Best way to see Australia! Best way to see Australia! I can not say enough good things about Steve Andrew and our day with him on the Great Ocean Road. Approaching the GOR in reverse was exactly what we were looking for to avoid the crowds. Steve was very knowledgeable about the things that we saw and experienced. The vehicles were very clean and comfortable. Steve was on time to pick us up and return us to our house so we could make connections for other activities. We had such a positive experience on this tour that we booked another tour for a second day. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Australia.
Robin F
Robin F
Traveling with a disabled person Steve took us on a half a day tour of Melbourne and we enjoyed it so much we asked him to take us on a full day to Dandenong Ranges/Rickett Sanctuaries/steam train tour. He was friendly and very knowledgeable but what made the tours special was his flexibility accommodating my disabled friend so she could enjoy the experience fully. He went out of his way to spot wild life for her since she wished it so much. We’re thankful to Steve for helping us enjoy Melbourne and showing us great places for shopping and eating too!
Couldn't have asked for more. I have to say that this was probably one of our favorite tours while in Australia. Others just couldn’t measure up to this one. Our tour stared with a pick up at our hotel by Steve in a really nice Benz van, with water. From the very start Steve was friendly, warm, and informative. He was very knowledgeable and made the entire trip enjoyable. Our first stop was a small coffee shop run out a garage. A welcome first stop after we got out of the city traffic, with good coffee and a delicious sticky muffin. Steve took us on a “reverse” loop so as to arrive at the Apostles before the larger bus tours would. At the 12 Apostles we had a 15 minute flight over the Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. What wonderful view, one you can’t get by they shoreside lookouts. We got some really cool pictures, and splurged to buy the video taken during the flight. On the way back, we stopped in Apollo Bay for lunch. The included lunch exceed all expectations. Delicious seafood, relaxing environment, and a friendly, and talented, chef. Apollo Bay provided for some retail therapy too. From there we went to Melba Gully, named after Dame Nellie Melba. The best way to describe it is a rain forest park. On the way back had stops to see koalas, feed parrots, see kangaroos “playing golf”, visit historical sites, all while Steve provided colorful and entertaining commentary. I felt this trip wasn’t just a guide taking us around, but a mate who enjoyed showing guests the Great Ocean Road. For a full day adventure of 12 hours, this was well worth price. I would highly recommend tour.
AUZ2019 What a fantastic trip!!! Steven Andrew was a phenomenal guide - so many fun and interesting facts plus first-rate tour experience. Could not have been more pleased! A must item to book when you are in Melbourne!
Dandenong, Puffing Billy Tour, William Ricketts It was a fantastic tour, Steve is very knowledgeable and personable. He explained what we were seeing and ensured we had a good time.
Mike P
Mike P
Amazing tour A fabulous tour of an amazing place with an excellent informed guide. A real treasure. I recommend this tour to everyone
Alicia P
Alicia P