Into the country tours has been developed with a passion for creating new and innovative experiences while sharing the warmth of country hospitality. Into the Country Tours want to share with you, the people, places and stories that make the Victorian country side so special.
Tour options include: food and wine, gourmet farm, art and design, private gardens and shopping tours.
Tours depart from Warragul, and have a maximum of 10 participants ensuring personalised service at a leisurely pace, so come along and enjoy a day in the country.
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Do you love boutique food and wine and new experiences, or maybe you are struggling to find that perfect gift? The small group food and wine tour takes you on a picturesque drive through the rolling Gippsland hills where you will be welcomed by local producers and try their boutique wines, craft beers and taste delicious foods, so come along and let us take care of the driving.
Taste hand crafted and award winning wines as you visit cellar doors around Gippsland. The tour includes a delicious lunch at Howler Brewery plus beer and cider tasting.
Indulge in an afternoon coffee on the veranda at Ripplebrook winery. Top off the day with a glass of wine at the Railway Hotel in Warragul.
Do you love to experience the freshness of quality home grown food and wine? Gourmet Farm Tour can help you sample some of the freshest and most delicious produce including local chutneys and sauces, wood fire sourdough bread, hand crafted wines and much more. This tour includes many tasty delights, so it is recommended that you bring your appetite.
Visit Cannibal Creek Winery who share French inspired wine and food made by hand from the ground up. Offering award-winning, single estate cool climate wines by Pat and Kirsten Hardiker and a French-leaning lunch by Michelin trained Chef Philippe Desrettes.
Taste a variety of sourdough breads in the warmth of a woodfire kitchen and be welcomed onto private properties to experience delicious produce including olives, sauces, chutney and jams. For afternoon tea, enjoy a cuppa and a homemade biscuit at Jindi caf’.
Do you love hand crafted works that show passion and artistic flair? The Art and Design Tour takes you to creative studios throughout the West Gippsland area introducing you to the artists and designers and showcasing their work.
You will be welcomed into studios where you will be met by renowned artists who will share their passion and creativity. Lunch is included and you will be greeted by a glass of bubbles and sit down to an amazing spread including local wine and olives.
Get up close to the cute alpacas. Share a yummy afternoon tea of coffee and cake.
Do you love to wander through beautiful gardens and discover new and exotic plants? The private gardens tour takes you on a journey that will have you marvelling at the creativity and dedication of some of the most beautiful gardens in Gippsland. The tour includes lunch and afternoon tea to complete your day out in the country.
Visit Peppermint Ridge Farm – an Australian native food experience for all your senses. Set against the backdrop of West Gippsland’s beautiful Bunyip State Park, Julie will provide a tour of the native garden along with a delicious lunch with an Australian native flavour.
The Garden at Broughton Hall has a terraced garden of four acres which cascades down the slope towards the Tarago Reservoir. The garden is heavily planted with an amazing variety, it has formal rose beds with well over 1000 roses and the many areas to be discovered. You will also enjoy afternoon tea together overlooking the gardens and reservoir.
Laurie Collins Sculpture garden is now quite a feature of Jindivick. Most of the pieces have a small board telling what the piece is and why Laurie made it.
On the Op Shop Tour Experience the joy of fossicking to find that hidden gem. Bring your mates, grab your loose change and join in all the fun of the op shop tour. An opportunity awaits in every store.
Visit loads of stores with affordable and pre-loved goodies, and find yourself a bargain from the treasure-trove of items including collectables, toys, jewellery, bric-a-brac, clothing, books and much, much more. Special discounts at some stores.
The progressive dinner is a fun night with friends with pick at your door. The wine will flow as you share a scrumptious dinner and laughs. Best of all you will be dropped you home.
The night kicks off by picking you up on the exclusive bus and taking you to the newly renovated Royal Hotel in Drouin where you will have a pre-dinner drink. Then on to some Italian indulgence with a selection of yummy pasta dishes to tantalise the taste buds at Lucianos.
Overlooking the vines at Hogget Kitchen you will share in succulent Gippsland lamb and pickled Happy Valley Pork with an array of mouth-watering side dishes.
Just when you thought you could not fit another thing in you will be tempted with your choice of a homemade chocolate fudge brownie with chocolate sauce and ice cream or a brandy snap basket with fresh berries and cream, at the Railway Hotel in Warragul.
You can then kick back and listen to live music in this relaxed and informal venue before we drop you back safely to your door.
Your night includes transport, three course meal and three drinks. Pick up from local Drouin and Warragul addresses.
Looking for your retail bargains should be a joy, but we all know the stress of driving through busy streets, finding the shops, and then a car park. Great for Mum’s and daughters, besties or an individual on a shopping mission, come and experience a fun filled day of outlet shopping and we will take care of the driving.
Travelling in comfort, we will pick you up from your door (pick up around Drouin and Warragul area) and take you to a selection of factory outlet stores like Gabee in Notting Hill and Florshiem in Springvale. Then onto the Moorabin DFO centre with a huge range of outlets to browse through at your leisure.
Calling all Garden Lovers.
Do you love to grow your own food and make our planet a better place? Creative Harvest is a celebration of the food gardeners and local artists in the Warragul and surrounding region.
Come and be inspired by incredible food gardens and share ideas with like minded green thumbs.
Each garden has teamed up with a local artist to add an artistic flare to each location as you enjoy a stroll around the grounds.
Pick up from Drouin and Warragul and transport to each garden.
Entry into five properties within the Baw Baw region with hosts eager to chat about their gardens. We will pick up some great tips throughout the day.
A complimentary Into the Country Tours goodie bag, including water and a snack.
The tour takes a break in Yarragon where you can purchase lunch or you can bring your own.
Each garden features a local artist.
Creative Harvest opens up gardens to share ideas to help you be inspired.