Wild About Tours
Tours are either full days or half days and are flexible. We can mix and match tour content to ensure you have the very best experience possible.
All tours include pick up and drop off within a 10 km radius of Olinda. Most tours include a glass of wine with lunch and wine tastings, so you can relax and be driven for the day.
Guests are driven in a luxury people carrier or in a convertible BMW by Jilly. Guests are given the choice of flexible private touring, door to door from their accommodation, showcasing the best of The Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Yalley.
11.30am pick up and a 4pm - 4.30pm drop off
Lunch is at the award winning Wild Oak Restaurant choice of main course and glass of wine.
The tour can then be tailored to guests interest or choose one of the following:
Option A Tour and tasting of three small boutique wineries $165
Option B Two small wineries tour and tasting, Champagne tour of Chandon $165
Option C Tour and tasting at one boutique family run winery, Champagne tour at Chandon and Cheese tasting at Yarra Valley dairy $220
If guests would like to visit specific wineries, gardens, attraction there is no problem in tailoring the tour to suit. Prices are per person
To make an enquiry or booking please call Jilly 0431 970 522.
Full day tours 10am pick up, 4.30pm drop off. $225 per person. Half day tours 11.30am pick up, 3pm drop off. $185 per person
The exclusive "topless tour" is completely tailored to your interest from wineries, gardens, nature, shopping, views and vistas. The tour includes a champagne lunchion at the award winning Wild Oak Restaurant
Be driven through the beautiful Dandenong Ranges in a luxury people mover. Stop and visit world famouse gardens, seasonal gardens and native sanctuaries. Enjoy lunch at the Wild Oak Restaurant. A choice of main, glass of wine (or soft drink).
10am pick up to 4.30pm drop off
Some suggested gardens
Cloud Hill Gardens, Nursary and Diggers Club – The world renowned Clound Hill Gardens, is sensational to visit in whatever the season. The Diggers Club offers plants and garden goods for sale to delight any garden enthusiast. William Ricketts Sanctuary – William Ricketts Sanctuary is a place of beauty and tranquility, due both to the natural setting and the mystical sculptures half hidden among ferns along the pathways. It is a place for quiet reflection and for contemplation of the essence of the vision of William Ricketts. Many travel across the world to visit this place time and time again. Wild Oak Restaurant – lunch at the award winning Wild Oak, renowned for using only the finest local produce and native herbs and spices. Lunch is a main course and glass of red or white wine, from Elmswood Estate. National Rhododendron Gardens - The National Rhododendron Gardens, of international reputation, are host to an unparalleled variety of brilliantly coloured blooms, mainly rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. Be driven through the national forest, while Jilly tells you about Edna Walling's famous gardens in The Dandenong Ranges. Alfred Nicholas Gardens - The many linking paths through this garden take you beneath a canopy of the awesome mountain ash trees of the Dandenong Ranges. The garden was part of the historic Burnham Beeches Estate, home of Alfred Nicholas, developer of the Aspro formula. It is known for its extensive water features including waterfalls and an ornamental lake complete with boathouse.
This tour is a group tour (maximum 7 people). If you are interested in a private tour please contact Jilly to discuss prices and options.
Your personal guide Jilly will take you on your personal tour highlighting some of the highlights of The Dandenong Ranges.
10am pick up
Sherbrooke Forest – feed the native birds, including Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Rosellas and Galas. Jilly is happy to take photos of you during this unique experience. Jilly will take you on a short loop walk through the cool rain forest, talking about the native flora, fauna and native animals. Be driven through the forest on the unmade road to Silvan look out, boasting wonderful views from the mountain.
Wild Oak Restaurant – lunch at the award winning Wild Oak, renowned for using only the finest local produce and native herbs and spices. Lunch is a main course and glass of red or white wine, from Elmswood Estate. Sky High – visit one of Victoria's most popular destinations. With a wonderful view over the Ranges and across to Port Phillip Bay, Sky High also has wonderful souvenirs and a maze. William Ricketts Sanctuary – William Ricketts Sanctuary is a place of beauty and tranquility, due both to the natural setting and the mystical sculptures half hidden among ferns along the pathways. It is a place for quiet reflection and for contemplation of the essence of the vision of William Ricketts. Many travel across the world to visit this place time and time again. Visit the beautiful villages, stopping to shop at wither Sassafras or Olinda depending on guest interest.
Drop off to your pick up point at around 4.30pm. *You may choose to visit and be photographed with Puffing Billy steam train (this requires an earlier pick up of 9.30am and is an additional $10 per person).
This is a group tour (maximum 7 people being driven in a luxury people mover. Should you wish for your own private tour. Minimum 2 people, maximum 7 people. Call Jilly should you wish for your own private tour for further information and prices.
This very personal tour takes you behind the scenes to three of the family run boutique wineries set away from the main tourist route. The tour includes wine tasting at all three wineries, lunch with a glass of red of white wine and a shared antipasto platter for afternoon nibbles.
11.30am pick up. Full day pick 10am
Wild Oak Restaurant – lunch at the award winning Wild Oak, renowned for using only the finest local produce and native herbs and spices. Lunch is a main course and glass of red or white wine, from Elmswood Estate. Enjoy the scenic route through Monbulk and Silvan area, an area renowned for its’ cherries and berries’ hydroponics strawberries, soft fruits and apples. Five Oaks – located among the lush, rolling hills on the southern side of the Yarra Valley. The vineyard slopes gently westward, overlooking cherry and stone fruit orchards, with Mt Dandenong in the background. Five Oaks specialises in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot and Riesling wines. (Open Saturday's only)Seville Estate – enjoy a personal tasting of this small family run vineyard. An antipasto and cheese platter to share made with the best fresh regional produce.( Siville Hill Winery shall be visited in place of Five Oaks mid week
Be driven through the forest on the unmade road to R J Hammer Arboretum with its lovely views of the mountain to the Ranges.
Drop off to your pick up point at 3pm for a half day tour. 4.30pm drop off for the full day tour.