Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges Day Tour
Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges Day Tour
4.9 (54)  
Kallista, VIC 3791
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  • Overview

    Join our small group (max 8 guests) for an adventure to the Dandenong Ranges and Victoria’s famous Yarra Valley, just a short 1-hour drive from Melbourne. 

    We embark on an easy to moderate 6.6km hike in the ` through towering Mountain Ash trees and wetland ferns. Keep your eyes open for lyrebirds, wombats, wallabies, and echidnas that call the forest home. 

    Next, we head to the Californian Redwood forest and enjoy a short 1km stroll to marvel at these awe-inspiring giants; some trees stand up to 100m tall! This forest is one of the best-kept secrets of the Yarra Valley region.

    Next up, we pull into one of Yarra Valley’s favourite wineries, Innocent Bystander, for lunch. There's plenty of time for wine tasting too if you choose. After lunch, we skip over the road to visit craft beer brewery Matilda Bay, before jumping back in the van to visit the lads at Payten & Jones for more good wine and great tunes.

    We top the day off with a visit to Four Pillars, a small craft distillery (that's been named the world's leading gin producer two years in a row), before hitting the road and returning to Melbourne.

  • What's included?
    • An easy/moderate hike with a total distance of 6.6 km
    • Discover the Californian Redwoods 
    • Visit Innocent Bystander, Matilda Bay Brewery, Payten & Jones Winery & Four Pillars Distillery
    • Organic Fruit & Healthy Snacks
    • Freshly Brewed Coffee Supreme & Organic Tea
    • Rain Ponchos, First Aid & Towels
    • Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides
    • Unforgettable memories

    Note: All bookings must be made by 5pm the day before travel.

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  • Customer Reviews for Hike & Seek


    54 reviews
    Joren aranas
    Joren aranas
    a month ago

    Had an absolutely great time out at the Grampians with Hike & Seek. Our tour guide Marcus was an absolute pleasure enthusiastic, friendly and informative. The small groups also give you a great opportunity to really get to know your fellow tourists. Recommend for anyone looking to get out on some amazing hikes without the stress of organising travel, snacks and company 🤙

    Namrata Giri
    Namrata Giri
    a month ago

    I've taken three trips with them, and the experience was amazing. The conveyance the guides.. everything was great. Highly recommended to book them for solo trips or group..!! Thank you :)

    Jonathan Rosamond
    Jonathan Rosamond
    3 weeks ago

    Excellent tours that are very well organized and led by an amazing group of guides. Get the most out of your visit by joining Hike & Seek on a daylong adventure!

    Fran Lake
    Fran Lake
    2 weeks ago

    Had a great time with Shane and Hike and Seek on two of their tours - the Great Ocean Road and the Phillip Island tour. The hikes were relatively easy and we got to see everything we were there for, plus some extras - Shane went out of his way to make sure we saw all the wildlife we could (echidnas, roos, wallabies, penguins, kookaburra, etc). Appreciated the coffee and the snacks, too. The group size was also nice. Would recommend for anyone looking to explore these two areas!

    Wanda Davila
    Wanda Davila
    5 months ago

    OUR first tour was with Sean. He was amazing. MY daughter n I enjoyed talking with him about all aspects of life and the tour. Usually tour guides just go through the motions... that wasn't the case! We did the mornington peninsula and hot pools! It was a bitter cold day, at least 4 us. We were visiting from Hawaii. THE COLD dampness of the day worked to our favor...the kangaroos were out and man o man there were a lot. So, we were over the moon! The hike was beautiful and the stories quite interesting. For lunch, we stopped at a local spot that had Amazing food. I loved that we all sat together..usually people split up. My daughter n I enjoyed breaking bread with the people we met from Thailand and our guide. NOW, IF YOU ARE LIKE ME...I did this tour for the hot pools and they were evwn better than I imagined. The property is lovely and it wasn't crowded. This tour is 100% stamped with our approval. It was my daughter's first spa experience and now I have a lifetime partner....so long as I pay. Lol. If you weren't sure about this trip...GO! You won't regret it! AND PLEASE TIP YOUR TOUR GUIDES!!!

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    • Experience Type: Outdoor
    • Activity Level: Moderate
    • Skill Level: Beginner
    • Duration: 10 Hour(s)
    • Booking Required: Yes
    • Max Group Size: 8 people

    What to bring:

    • Comfortable trainers or hiking boots
    • Water bottle (1L)
    • Cash or credit card for lunch (around $25)
    • Warm layers & waterproof jacket
    • Sunscreen, sunglasses & a hat
    • Good vibes

    Hiking grade:

    No bush walking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.


    • Vehicle: Modern VW Caravelle – 9 Seater
    • St Kilda pick up: 7:05 am @ Luna Park, 18 Lower Esplanade St Kilda, Melbourne (Main entrance)
    • CBD pick up: 7:30 am @ 100 St Kilda Road, Southbank, Melbourne - (Undercover taxi rank located on St Kilda Road between Hamer Hall & the Arts Centre).
    • CBD drop off: 5:30 pm
    • St Kilda drop off: 5:45 pm
  • Hike & Seek (ABN 22 623 085 085 ) (we, us) strives to provide its customers (you) with an enjoyable and safe trip.  Occasionally unforeseen circumstances (including adverse weather conditions, mechanic faults, or an insufficient number of passengers for us to run the trip) require us to alter routes, itineraries, vehicle types, fares, days of operation or even cancel tours.  We retain the right to do any of these things without notice (however, where practical we will endeavour to provide you with notice of alterations or cancellations).  We require a minimum of 4 passengers to run a trip. If we need to cancel a trip due to there being less than 4 passengers, we will endeavour to provide you with at least 12 hours’ notice of such cancellation.

    If Hike & Seek cancels a trip, we will work with you to book you on a trip on a different date. If however you are not able to attend a trip on a different date, we will provide you with a refund of any trip fares already paid. To the extent permitted by law, no refunds will be provided due to alterations to any aspect of the trip.

    If you cancel a trip booking at least 7 days in advance of the trip, we will provide you with your choice of a refund of any trip fares already paid, or a credit note for a future trip.  No refund will be provided for cancellations within 7 days of the trip date, however we will allow you to transfer that trip booking into another person’s name. A $25 administrative fee will apply to all booking changes within 7 days of departure.

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    If the booking needs to be first confirmed by the host, you will receive your Amazed voucher within 24-48 hours of purchase.

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