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.