A Grand Day Out Tours

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A Grand Day Out offers quality gourmet food and wine tours exploring the Southern Highlands and nearby regional areas in pursuit of the finest produce, wines, artisans, regional events and markets supporting talented regional producers and creators.

Via scenic country back roads discover new destinations and flavours with a few friends by either joining one of the scheduled tours, or customise a private inexpensive tour for that special someone.

Catering for intimate, small group journeys, ride in stylish comfort with a fully qualified knowledgeable regional tour guides and a dash of captivating sites.

Based in the Southern Highlands tours depart from Bowral and pre-arranged locations.

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Witness the essence of Babe-ville travelling on the Southern Highlands most scenic country back roads.

Visit a majestic vineyard nestled in it’s own microclimate within a natural amphitheatre of sandstone escarpments. Handpicked lavish produce and award winning wines are bountiful within this utopia. Marvel at a spectacular waterfall and view the lushness of the Kangaroo Valley.

Discover the Highlands most secluded and tranquil village which houses a famous general store built in 1867. Lovingly restored to retain rows of wooden shelves, old commercial signs, historic containers and a crackling fire makes the general store a perfect spot on a cold winters day.

Lunch is available here, so why not try the local grass fed beef and order a delicious Five Napkin Burger!

‘Unearth’ the proud potato capital and purchase local and regional cheeses plus other specialties before discovering another secret village.

A very scenic tour travelling through lush rainforest, sparkling creeks, fertile farmlands and abundant native flora.

Please check the web site for departure dates and or arrange a private tour on a date that suits you.

Family Friendly Non-Smoking

Enjoy the Southern Highlands winter wonderland sitting by the warmth of crackling fires whilst sampling three of their best boutique vineyards award winning wines before travelling to one of the Highlands grandest estates, Milton Park Country House Hotel for high tea with french bubbles!

Please check the web site for departure dates and or arrange a private tour on a date that suits you.

Your taste buds will be spoilt rotten on the Best of the Bunch tour visiting three of the Southern Highlands top award winning cold climate wineries and one of their finest hatted restaurants, Eschalot.

Please see the web site for departure dates and or arrange a private tour on a date that suits you.

Grab your biggest basket and join A Grand Day Out on one of their regular monthly Saturday visits to Canberra’s biggest and best farmers markets.

Travel from Bowral to meet the farmers and growers at the Capital Region Farmers Market followed by Fyshwick Food Markets, a Canberra institution and Canberra’s oldest markets, frequented by diplomats and carrying a vast array of quality goodies.

Come and support true regional producers with A Grand Day Out by foraging for seasonal wonders on the first Saturday of every month (or other Saturday’s via arrangement). Fresh seafood is easily transported within their large on board fridge.

Please see the web site for departure dates and or arrange a private tour on a Saturday that suits you.

The most under rated wine region in the world, Canberra District Wine is home to 140 vineyards covering an altitudinal range of 300 to 800 metres.

Travel to historic Murrumbateman. A former gold mining town still rich in a soils, passions and produce, where over 20 family run boutique wineries are accumulating major Australian and international awards producing exquisite European style cool climate varieties.

Based on A Grand Day Out’s criteria requiring onsite winemaking, differing varieties, points and awards, they have ‘handpicked the best of the bunch’ to explore. All gold medal winners – trophy winemakers using organic principles; Gourmet Traveller’s wine maker of the year and highly acclaimed Shiraz Viognier producer; a Pinot Noir ‘Bottle Shock’ winemaker who is taking out the New Zealand wine awards and you will visit the masterful ‘father of Australian Riesling’.

This is an inexpensive private tour which operates with two or more passengers on a date of their choice (and wineries open hours).

Travelling on Australia’s most scenic country back roads safely descend your taste buds from the Highlands at an altitude of 822 metres above sea level into a panoramic vineyard nestled in it’s own microclimate at 110 metres on rich volcanic soils within a natural amphitheatre of sandstone escarpments. Handpicked lavish produce and award winning wines are bountiful within this utopia.

Tour then travels through Kangaroo Valley to the luncheon venue at an altitude of 20 metres nestled amongst vineyards and surrounded by lush pastures. Here executive chef Andrew Hickie (who has cooked at Quay restaurant, has cooked with Peter Gilmore, Tony Bilson and Manu Feildel and has cooked for Ellen De Generes, Oprah, Tom Hanks andRobert De Niro) and his talented team are committed to serving delicious produce-driven food working with regional suppliers and providores.

Wine tasting follows lunch, after which guests can then enjoy time at leisure to peruse the village of Berry.

A most scenic tour, travelling through lush rainforest, sparkling creeks, fertile farmlands and abundant native flora.

This inexpensive private tour operates with two or more passengers on a date of choice (and dependant on associated partners hours)

A very special day visiting the cream of the crop, award winning venues in these unique and picturesque coastal villages.

Wine tasting in an 1850’s stone creamery cellar door with stunning views over vineyards.

Stroll through the village of Milton before arriving at a wondrous restaurant surrounded by fresh fields and home grown fresh produce used ingeniously by the chefs.

After lunch head to the coast for a bit of dolphin spotting.

This inexpensive private tour operates with two or more passengers on a date of choice (and dependant on associated partners hours)

Travel to the aqua waters and white sands of Jervis Bay (said to possess the whitest sands in the world). Surrounded by Marine and National Parks here you will join a cruise for 1.5 – two hours and discover natural beauty, extraordinary wildlife, such as dolphins, albatross, whales (seasonal) and the rugged coastal landscapes of Jervis Bay.

Once ashore dine on fish and chips overlooking these picturesque waters before heading off to discover one of Jervis Bays most scenic beaches.

This inexpensive private tour operates with two or more passengers on a date of choice (and dependant on associated partners hours)

Departing Bowral travel to the picturesque Majura Valley.

Feel the rush of excitement as you join the hunt for the elusive black truffle through the forest of 4,000 oak and hazelnut trees.

Once the perfect truffle is found, head back to the warmth of the truffle shed for a decadent, sparkling truffle breakfast prepared by a hatted chef who has worked in Michelin star restaurants across the globe. Watch as he prepares the truffle breakfast in front of you while teaching you all the secrets to using truffles at home.

Following the truffle experience and whilst in the Capital of Australia’s cold climate wine region the tour visits an award winning vineyard.

This region is rich in winter wine favourites and renown for multiple award winners, such as Shiraz, Riesling and Pinot Noir that has even the New Zealanders nervous!

A winter wonderland experience for the food and wine enthusiast.

Tour operates on Sunday June 18 and pre-arranged dates for two or more guests.

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