We’re excited to welcome the Great Vic Bike Ride to East Gippsland, and to showcase our spectacular region to riders during their rest day, November 29th & 30th, 2017.
Below you’ll find a list of tour options and workshops, all of which are bookable on the Booking tab of our site. Bookings will be confirmed once minimum numbers are reached to run the tours. Payments won’t be taken until tours are confirmed, and can be processed via Paypal. Please select your desired tour time, however if minimum numbers are not reached for all tours, only selected tours will run and we will offer you either a private price option if available or an alternative time slot. Once a tour is confirmed, a 30% deposit is required to hold your booking. Payment in full to be made 14 days prior to tours, full refund only available if tour is cancelled due to dangerous weather conditions.
The Culture, Caves & Beer Tour, Caves – Beer – Vines Tour, and Beer & Vines Tour options include transfers ex-Bairnsdale campsite in the price. Tours in or near Lakes Entrance on the 30th will require a Transfer add-on to be selected before finishing your booking, which is a per person fee with various departure & return times to be selected.
Culture, Caves & Beer
$95 per person
Culture, Caves & Beer includes:
– transfers to and from Bairnsdale
– a guided experience at Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place
– a guided Buchan Caves Tour
– Hot Share Platter & Drink of choice at Bullant Brewery, Bruthen
2.30pm, arrive approx 8.30pm
9.30am, arrive 3.30pm
10.30am, arrive 4.30pm
2.30pm, arrive 8.30pm
3.30pm, arrive 9.30pm
Caves, Beers & Vines
Explore the wonders of the Buchan Caves on a guided tour, then indulge your senses all the way back to Bairnsdale, via the Bullant Brewery in Bruthen, the Tambo Winery & Nicholson River Winery, sampling a great range of local brews over beautiful views. Tour includes a guided tour of one of the famous Buchan Caves, transfers to and from Bairnsdale, 2 tastings at Bullant Brewery & tastings at both Tambo & Nicholson wineries. Light snacks provided, platters available to purchase.
November 30th: Departing Bairnsdale at 1.30pm, returning by 6.30pm
min. 12 max. number 24 guests
Beers & Vines
See the countryside as you taste your way from Bruthen to Nicholson. Stopping in at the Bullant Brewery, Tambo Winery & Nicholson River Winery, you’ll be able to sample a wonderful range of local brews over beautiful views. Tour includes 2 tastings at Bullant Brewery, and tastings at both wineries. Light snacks provided, platters available to purchase.
3pm, return by 7pm
4pm, return by 8pm
min. 12, max. number 36 guests per tour
Tours on the 30th only
(Lakes Entrance or nearby):
SUP the Entrance
to the Entrance to sight seals and dolphins. Enjoy a calm paddle, akin to walking on water!
max. 8 per tour
Discover the most beautiful parts of the Gippsland Lakes and 90 mile beach from the sky on a 15 minute scenic flight, departing Lakes Entrance. An adventure not to be missed on a flight with a max. of 3 per flight.
$55 per person for 15 min flight
$110 per person for 35 minute flight
A 15 min private flight option also available for $110
Lonsdale Eco Cruises
Experience nature on the Gippsland Lakes via an afternoon cruise, with opportunity to sight seals & Burrunan dolphins. Photograph the Entrance and scenic inlets, cruising as far as Metung and Lake King, enjoying freshly baked scones with jam & cream on-board.
$45 per adult $25 per child
experience along the stunning 90 mile beach. Tours from Eastern Beach
at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm
$65 per adult
$45 per child
Paddle & Dine
* Option for a one-way paddle only, beginning or ending with lunch, including shuttle pickup/drop off instead of paddling both ways.
Cheese Making Workshop
“Dairy Essentials” at Culinaire
Workshops from 9am – 1pm & 3pm – 7pm
Discover the finer points of smoking meat, the history behind the techniques of meat smoking, what woods are best to use and when, as well as controlling temperature. Enjoy a 3 course meal straight out of the Dutch Oven, paired with Kombucha, and take home some recipes to get smokin’ at home.
Kombucha – 3 different flavours, matched with each dish
Operating within walking distance of Howitt Park, at Port of Mitchell River, Bairnsdale
(no transfer required)
All tours to Lakes Entrance require a transfer fee added on to your final booking once your tours and times are selected. This hasn’t been added in already, to allow for participants to choose more than one experience in a day if desired without paying for multiple transfers per person.
Departing Lakes for Bairnsdale
7.30pm (departing after final tour is returned – this shuttle only running pending later tour bookings)
Worked out what East Gippsland tours and experiences you want to try? Send us a booking request here