Gourmet Secrets of Victoria

Indulge in an epicurean exploration of Victoria’s best-kept secrets.

Journey Overview

Indulge in an epicurean exploration of Victoria’s best-kept secrets. Uncover treasures tucked away in the laneways of Australia’s culinary capital. Experience a cornucopia of exceptional food and wine in the Yarra Valley. And savour the flavours from orchards, olive growers and cheesemongers in the Mornington Peninsula.

Journey Highlights

  • Take to Melbourne’s laneways and uncover their epicurean secrets
  • Savour the ultimate in wining and dining at the Yarra Valley’s Oakridge Estate
  • Experience the award-winning boutique vineyard hotel, Jackalope
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Melbourne

Welcome to Melbourne, Australia’s culinary capital. Take to the maze of laneways and arcades on an intimate discovery of the city’s best-kept food secrets. Indulge at the best chocolatiers, patisseries and spice stores. Find tasty treasures in basements, perched on rooftops and tucked away in art-filled laneways.
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Day 2: Yarra Valley

Lose yourself amongst the rolling vineyards of the Yarra Valley, Victoria’s premier wine region, and sip an array of meticulously crafted drops from boutique wineries. On a hosted experience at Oakridge Estate, visit the thriving kitchen garden and pick some of the ingredients that esteemed chefs Jo Barrett and Matt Stone will use to create a sumptuous dining experience. Sample wines at the cellar door, and learn about Oakridge’s aromatic whites and powerful reds. Take your seat at the long table to share in a four-course menu inspired by indigenous Australia, the Yarra Valley’s rolling seasons and a “real cooking” ethos – with matched wines, of course.
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Day 3: Melbourne – Mornington Peninsula

Collect your vehicle* and head south to the Mornington Peninsula, a foodie’s playground just an hour from the city. Check in to your award-winning boutique hotel and the remainder of the day is at leisure to explore dozens of wineries, providores and boutiques dotted along the winding country roads, a round of golf or a soak in the steaming natural mineral waters at Peninsula Hot Springs. Later, settle in at the hatted Doot Doot Doot Restaurant for a five-course tasting menu of seasonal offerings from the best local producers with matched wines.
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Day 4: Mornington Peninsula

A full day intimate discovery of this epicurean hub awaits. Meet your host for a tour of their charming 27-acre farm filled with olives, grapes, herbs, sheep and chickens. Join the chef in the kitchen to delve deeper into the Mornington Peninsula’s culinary delights with a hands-on lesson turning local produce into mouth-watering cuisine. Relax and enjoy the surrounds whilst eating and drinking some of the finest food and wine on the Peninsula. For dessert, head down the road to linger over cool climate wines, taste the freshest goat’s cheese from a local dairy or savour juicy strawberries and cherries from neighbouring fruit farms.
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Day 5: Melbourne

Return your rental car to Melbourne airport and farewell Australia’s top rated foodie city.

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Note

*Car hire not included.

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Accommodation

Accommodation

Park Hyatt, Melbourne

Gourmet Secrets of Victoria

Sophisticated and contemporary, the Park Hyatt offers an exclusive sanctuary in the heart of Melbourne. It is the perfect base from which ... Read more

Jackalope Mornington Peninsula

Gourmet Secrets of Victoria

Jackalope Mornington Peninsula is set on one of the Peninsula’s most pristine vineyards, intoxicating acreage frames a hotel unique in bo ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

As this suggested itinerary can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.

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