Fly Drive Dine – Beautiful Bellarine Winery Tour

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Fly over to the Bellarine Peninsula in a Seaplane to be met on the beach by your luxury Mercedes vehicle and be whisked away on a luxury winery tour and enjoy a fabulous 3 course fine dining meal at spectacular Jack Rabbit restaurant. If you are celebrating something special or just wanting a unique day to remember, this is your perfect tour.

 

Group Size
Small Group   :   2-4
  • Group Size Small Group
    2-4
All about the Fly Drive Dine – Beautiful Bellarine Winery Tour.

 

Our Fly Drive Dine to Bellarine Peninsula is the perfect balance of adventure and sophistication, combining the fun flight of a seaplane over Melbourne City taking in the spectacular city skyline then follow the bayside coastline before crossing Port Phillip Bay to the Bellarine where you touch down at Port Arlington. Here you are greeted on the beach by your expert guide as you waive goodbye to your pilot and set off for your luxury winery tour. This once in a lifetime flight showcases the beauty of the bay and the famous bayside suburbs leading to the peninsula.

Fly in a Seaplane over the bay enjoying the spectacular scenery taking in sights of Williamstown, Port Melbourne, Melbourne City, Bayside suburbs, then follow the coastline down and cross the Bay to Portarlington. Land on the beach where your guide will and take you off to the wineries in your luxury vehicle.

Flight options:

  • Direct 30 minute flight
  • Scenic Loop (60 minutes)
  • Return or one way

Drive in a Luxury Mercedes Benz to the best wineries and venues the Bellarine has to offer and taste some classic Chardonnay, Pinot, Sparkling and spirits that makes this cool climate region a stand out for quality. You will visit 3-4 quality venues and enjoy private tasting sessions. Option to return by luxury vehicle to your vehicle or residence.

Fine Dining at Jack Rabbit overlooking one of the best winery views in Victoria as you sit back to a 3-course fine dining experience by executive chef Dwayne Bourke. A perfect place to sit back and indulge on your special day.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Tour Highlights 
  • Scenic Seaplane flight to Bellarine
  • Luxury Winery Tour to 3-4 wineries
  • Option to return via plane or vehicle
  • 3 Course Fine dining meal @ Jack Rabbit
  • Private Winery Tastings
  • Gin Tasting @whiskery
  • Expert Guide
  • All Wine tasting fees
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

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  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Visa fees and entry clearing fees
  • Single room accommodations
  • Liquors, beeers and bootled beverages
  • Photography ccessories like cameras etc.
  1. 9.30 AM Seaplane Departure

    Your day starts at Williamstown Seaplanes departure jetty in Williamstown. Here you will meet your pilot Brett and jetty out to the open waters for an exhilarating take off from Hobsons Bay.

  2. 9.30 -10.30 AM Flight over the Bay

    Enjoy your chosen flight (Direct or Scenic Loop) over the Melbourne city skyline, scout along the bayside coastline past the Brighton Bathing boxes then cross over Port Phillip Bay to touch down at Portarlington beach.

  3. 10:00 -10.30am Meet your guide

    Be met on the beach by your guide and be whisked away in a luxury Mercedes to the wine region of the Bellarine Peninsula.

  4. 11.00am - 2.00pm Wine Tasting

    Enjoy the delights of Bellarine Peninsula’s cool climate wines and sample exquisite Chardonnays and well balanced Pinots the region is famous for. There is plenty of sparkling in the area and you will be treated to 2-3 premium wine tasting experiences plus an optional Gin tasting at the Whiskery.

    We are flexible with the venues and if choose to have just wines we can accommodate for you.
    Wineries to select from

    – Oakdene
    – Scotchmans Hill
    – Lethbridge
    – Whiskery (Gin Tasting)

  5. 2.00 - 4.00 pm Fine Dining at Jack Rabbit

    Sit on the deck overlooking a magnificent view of Corio bay and the You Yangs as you indulge in a 3 course fine dining experience and relax and take in the moment.

    If you are flying back you will leave around 4.15pm

    If you are driving back you can sit back and indulge and stay longer.

  6. 4:15 PM Fly Back to Williamstown

    Be driven back to where the Seaplane is awaiting you and be flown directly back to Williamstown.

  7. 4.45pm-5:00 PM Arrive at Williamstown

    Arrive back to the lovely seaside town of Williamstown after an amazing day of flying adventures and culinary delights. You will feel enthralled after such an inspiring day.

  8. 4.30.00- 5.00pm Depart Pt. Leo by Vehicle

    If you choose to be driven back to Melbourne your guide will transport you to either your car in Williamstown or to your residence in central Melbourne. You have maximum flexibility with what time you want to leave. Arrive back in Melbourne approx 6.00-6.30pm

Seaplane flight (30 minute or 60 minute), Expert guide, luxury Mercedes vehicle, Premium wine tasting, 3 course meal at  Jack Rabbit, Gin tasting at Whiskery

The spectacular Jack ‘Rabbit fine dining restuatnt overlooking the magnificent phillip island and mulit million dollar sculpture park. You can also upgrade to Laura their 2 chefs hat awarded restuarant, please enquire.

Direct: Williamstown – Corio Bay – Portarlington (25min)  Fly over Hobson Bay Williamstown and take in the views of the Westgate bridge & City in the backdrop, then hug the coastline over to Point cook then across Corio Bay to Portarlington

Scenic Bayside Loop :  Williamstown – City Loop – Brighton – Mornington – Sorrento – Queenscliff – Portarlington (60 min) The spectacular Scenic Bay loop takes you out and around Melbourne City & the MCG then down to St.kilda to then follow the bayside coastline down to Mornington Peninsula. See Red Hill and the towns of Portsea & Sorrento in the air, then across the entrance of the bay to Queenscliff, before arriving at Portarlington, where your guide awaits you.

 

All tours have flexible times, contact our office if you want a different timing.
Our standard itinerary asks you to be at Williamstown for a 9.30am (Bay Loop) or 10.00am (Direct).
Returning back depends on whether you fly back or drive back.
Returning flight is approx 5.00pm
Returning drive is approx 6.00 – 6.30 pm

This tour includes visiting wineries but it is not specifically a winery tour. If you prefer to visit more, or less wineries, we can arrange this. The standard is to visit 2-3 wineries. Alternatively if you prefer exploring the region and visiting beaches and other specialist food providers like chocolatiers, cheese makers, glass blowers etc, we can arrange on the day.

Depends on what you selected. There is an option of flight one way or return. If you selected one way you will be driven back to your residence or where your vehicle is.

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.
Silverstreak46
Silverstreak46
2020-02-26
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.
Derek
Derek
2020-02-16
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
2020-01-14
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
2020-01-11
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
2019-12-31
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!
T6717TUelenab
T6717TUelenab
2019-12-23
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.
S2161TMfred
S2161TMfred
2019-12-15
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!
GBAllen
GBAllen
2019-12-14
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
2019-09-03
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
2019-08-24