Great Vic Bike Ride Tour Options

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 30th, 2017.

  • BOOKINGS NOW OPEN UNTIL NOVEMBER 28TH

Below you’ll find a list of tour options, 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 are taken once tours are confirmed, and can be processed via Paypal or via Credit Card over the phone.  Once a tour is confirmed, we will send you an email regarding payment options. Payment to be made in full, refund only available if tour is cancelled due to dangerous weather conditions.

IMPORTANT – 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
$115 per person

 

Catch a glimpse of the stories and culture of the First People of East Gippsland – the Gurnai Kurnai at The Keeping Place in Bairnsdale. Explore the wonders of the Buchan Caves on a guided tour, and then kick back a the Bruthen Bullant Brewery while enjoying the spectacular vistas of the Bruthen Valley over a hot share platter and a local beer.

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

*see brewery menu here, dietary requirements can be catered for.
 min. 12 and max. 24 guests per tour

30th November:
Departing Bairnsdale
10.30am, arrive 4.30pm

Caves, Beers & Vines
$95 pp

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
$66 pp

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.

30th November:
Departing Bairnsdale
3pm, return by 7pm
4pm, return by 8pm
min. 12, max. number 36 guests per tour

Lakes Entrance Tours (Add on Howitt Park Shuttle departure)

SUP the Entrance
$66 pp

A 2 hour guided Stand Up Paddle boarding Tour, including a lesson for beginners on the Cunningham Arm
to the Entrance to sight seals and dolphins. Enjoy a calm paddle, akin to walking on water!
Tours departing Lakes Entrance at 12pm & 2.30pm

max. 8 per tour

Scenic Adventure Flights
$66 pp

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.
$110 pp for 35 minute flight (min. 2 pax)
A 15 min private flight option also available for $110

Lonsdale Eco Cruises
$45 pp

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
1-4pm

Australian Camels

Take a ride of a different kind, a rare and unforgettable 40min camel
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

A self-guided kayak paddle along the North Arm of the lake to Wyanga Park Winery for lunch, approx. 1.5hrs (6km) paddling each way. Your experience includes 5hr sit on top kayak hire, and a main meal & drink of your choice at the Winery.
Sit on Top Kayak Paddle & Dine $65 per person (Double kayaks now only available)
Hobie Kayak Paddle & Dine $85 per person (max. of 4)

* Option for a one-way paddle only, with shuttle pickup following lunch instead of paddling both ways, flat rate $30.

Rigby Island Kayak Tour
$80 pp
A 3hr guided kayak tour, paddling around Rigby Island. Enjoy the spectacular views from the Entrance and across the Gippsland Lakes, discover the unique birdlife and see if you can spot some seals & dolphins.
Tours depart Lakes 10am and 2pm
max. of 8 per tour

Transfers

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.

Return transfer Bairnsdale to Lakes Entrance
$15 per person
Departure times are as follows on 30th November:
8.30am (to arrive in time for first tours at 9.30am & 10am)
10.30am
12.30pm
2.30pm

Departing Lakes for Bairnsdale
11.30pm
1.30pm
3.30pm
5.30pm
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