I Yarra Valley family-friendly wine tour

Look for family-friendly wineries? Then look no further than the Yarra Valley. The Yarra Valley has an array of family-friendly wineries that will be perfect for a day trip for the family.

While parents are enjoying a wine tasting, little ones can run around to their hearts’ content at the various family-friendly wineries we stop at on this day tour. Flexible itineraries to this region can include visiting the chocolate factory, playing boules and visiting one of the country’s best native wildlife sanctuaries.

Start time:  Leaving Melbourne between 9-10am

End time: Arriving back to Melbourne at approximately 5pm

Arriving into Melbourne on a cruise and wish to take this tour? We can adapt the itinerary for cruise passengers into Melbourne. We will collect you from Station Pier and make sure you get back on board to continue your adventure. Be sure to let us know you are visiting Melbourne on a cruise at the time of booking.

Pricing: From $625 – family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children). For additional guests please enquire for pricing. 

About this day tour:
The Yarra Valley is Victoria’s most well visited destination for foodies and wine lovers.

The I Heart Yarra Valley family friendly wine tour is tailored depending on the composition of your group and the age of little travellers.  A Yarra Valley wine tour will include a number of tastings at wineries such as Punt Road, Dominique Portet, Oakridge and Yering Farm and a family-friendly winery lunch stop with a beautiful view (please note that wineries are subject to availability).  If you prefer, we can stop for a picnic instead. We can also build into the standard wine tours a stop at the Yarra Valley Dairy to taste some amazing cheeses and produce or the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie (yum and a hit with the kids!).  Let us know at the time of booking if there is any winery in particular you would like to go to and we’ll make that happen for you.

This day tour includes:

  • All wine tastings.
  • Fantastic lunch at a scenic family-friendly winery.
  • Friendly and informative guide that will keep the kids entertained all day.
  • Small bus and small group for maximum enjoyment and to allow you to see more off-the-beaten track.
  • Complimentary door-to-door service.

To enquire about booking please email us at info@iheartmelbournetours.com.au and we’ll get back to you super quick.

Please note for your peace of mind we have a valid Victorian Government Working With Children Check.

Optional extras:

  • Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary (one of the best around)
  • Craft beer tasting
  • Apple and pear cider tasting
  • Cheese tasting
  • The Chocolaterie and Ice-creamery
  • Tarrawarre Museum of Art
  • Half day Puffing Billy/Dandenongs, half day Yarra Valley
  • Wild kangaroo spotting

Fancy some food with your wine? You’re in luck as we also run a family friendly Australian Food & Wine Tour – you won’t find it elsewhere!

Here what our guests have to say about taking a Yarra Valley family wine tour:

We booked the family-friendly winery tour for 4 adults and 3 children aged 9/7/3. From the start James responded quickly and helpfully to emails, suggesting an itinerary and taking on board ideas of our own. We visited 4 wineries and the chocolate factory, with a delicious lunch in between. Nothing was too much trouble for James and he even took us back at the end of the day to an earlier winery where my son had left his hat. As for the children, who had not been enthusiastic at the idea of a wine tour…….they were in seventh heaven with the cricket set, bubble wands, iPads and much more (plus biscuits!) packed into the boot of the tour car. James was patient, friendly and played endless games of cricket with them whilst we were able to concentrate on the wine-tasting. Overall this was an excellent day out, and also very good value. I feel very pleased I came across this website and this will be a real highlight of our trip to Melbourne.

– Susannah, UK

My family and I recently spent a wonderful day with James touring the Yarra Valley. We were looking for a wine tasting tour that would be family friendly since we were traveling with a three year old. James planned the perfect day for all of us with visits to several special wineries and the Healesville Sanctuary. He was extremely helpful with the little one and made sure everyone had a great experience. I would definitely recommend I Heart Melbourne for any tours in the Melbourne area.

– Rose, USA

We had a wonderful family day in the Yarra Valley, thank you James! My Dad came from France where he lives (and work in wine business), this tour was a perfect birthday gift for him (and for my partner and I by the same occasion!). James arrived at our place perfectly on time and then the adventure started…
He drove us in the beautiful Yarra Valley, through the more stunning routes, and made us discover some gems wineries. The selection of places was perfect, from the small family winery to the biggest ones… James carried us from one place to another, following our own rhythm while sharing many stories about the region with us.
I strongly recommend ” I heart Melbourne “

– Eglantine and fam, France  

In April 2015, we visited Australia because we got a really cheap ticket to Melbourne from Hong Kong. Melbourne was almost an afterthought, as we were so infatuated with the idea of getting our intra-regional flight to Sydney. Thanks to James and I Heart Melbourne Tours, we gained a great appreciation of Melbourne all of its sophistication. We did a family friendly wine tour of the Yarra Valley; it was awesome. James took us to numerous great wineries. While my wife and I participated in the tastings James played with our two boys: cricket, soccer, etc. The next day, he took us on a tour of the Great Ocean Road. We got to see the 12 Apostles, kangaroos, koalas, and all kinds of native Aussie critters. James was super knowledgeable and very flexible. If we go back to Melbourne James and I Heart Melbourne will be my first call.

– Dethou and fam, Hong Kong


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