Western Victoria Ultimate Food and Wine Escape

Royal Mail Dunkeld & Lake House Daylesford



Western Victoria is home to some of the most incredible and undiscovered food, wine and landscape experiences in Australia. Iconic wineries such as Best’s of Great Western and Mount Langhi Ghiran in addition to landmark gastronomy centres Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld and The Lakehouse of Daylesford provide genuine high calibre sensory delights.

Western Victoria Wine Tour

Making it all more special are the diverse range of backdrops including the amazing Grampians National Park, vast pastoral lands as well as beautiful towns and villages dotted through out the region. Whilst a bit further from Melbourne than the busier regions, this has kept these gems from being to heavily subscribed by the populous and the only way to devour the best of the West has been to drive your self, until now…

Western Victoria’s leading food and wine destinations have joined forces with Victoria’s top wine touring company, Australian Wine Tour Company to showcase the best of the west. Join this tailored tour where you will experience behind the scenes tastings at boutique wineries, award winning dining, luxurious accommodation and exclusive opportunities to sample wines not generally available.

Day 1



Classic morning tea served in the opulent surrounds of at Ballarat’s Craig’s Royal Hotel, a legendary Australian gold-rush era grand hotel. Opened in 1853 and host to poets, princes and prime ministers over its 150 year history, the hotel is a true icon of the Victorian period.


Call into Mitchell Harris Wine Bar for a sample of their flagship sparkling in their rediscovered 1890’s produce store and workshop, crafted to industrial cool.


Best’s Great Western

Go ‘behind the scenes’ for a special museum tasting and rustic hamper lunch in the historic cellar at Best’s Great Western. Founded in 1866, Best’s is home to some of the oldest vines in Australia.

Welcome to Best’s Great Western
Best’s Great Western vineyard
Best's Wine cabinet
Wine cabinet



Choose between a rest and relax at your hotel and maybe a meander in the pretty village of Dunkeld.


We can take you up into the spectacular Grampians National Park and stop at some scenic lookouts where you’ll feel you’re on top of the world.

Grampians lookout
Grampians lookout


Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld

Check in to your Deluxe Accommodation, relax and enjoy the hotel facilities and freshen up for an incredible evening dining experience.

Indulge in an 8 course chef’s selection tasting menu, with specially matched wines at the acclaimed Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld.  Menus are dictated daily by produce sourced from Australia’s largest kitchen garden and local suppliers. Rest overnight in deluxe accommodation on site.

Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld
Head Chef Robin Wickens


Spacious suites at the Royal Mail Hotel


Day 2


Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld

Maybe start the day with a morning walk where you’ll most likely run into some of our native wildlife. Then complete your Royal Mail experience with an a la carte breakfast and a tour of the hotel’s extensive kitchen garden.

** Optional ‘raid the cellar’ – as a guest of the Royal Mail Hotel and AWTC, you have access to purchase from Australasia’s best wine collection at special rates**

Mount Langi Ghiran

After a scenic drive we’ll arrive at Mount Langi Ghiran winery to taste amazing wines at the cellar door with the magnificent setting of Mt Langi Ghiran National Park as a backdrop before continuing on to Daylesford, Australia’s largest natural springs area.

Mount Langi Ghiran cellar door
Mount Langi Ghiran winery



The Lake House – Daylesford

Enjoy a 3 course lunch at the fabled Lake House, nestled on the shores of Lake Daylesford while observing art works by well known artist and proprietor Allan Wolf Tasker.

Lakehouse Daylesford
Lakehouse Daylesford

Late Afternoon

Return to Melbourne by approximately 5pm.


  • DAY 1
  • 9:00am
    Leave Melbourne
  • 10:30am
    Morning tea in Ballarat
  • 12:30pm
    Lunch at Best's Great Western
  • 4:00pm
    Visit the Grampians lookout
  • 6:00pm
    Check in, then dinner at Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld
  • DAY 2
  • 8:00am
    Breakfast at Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld and option to 'raid the cellar'
  • 11:00am
    Wine tasting at Mount Langi Ghiran winery
  • 1:00pm
    3 course lunch at The Lake House - Daylesford
  • 5:00pm
    Return to Melbourne

Tour Pricing

2 People – $2700 per person based on one twin share room, travelling in one luxury private vehicle.

3 People – $2200 per person based on one twin share room and one single room, travelling in one luxury private vehicle.

4 People – $1850 per person based on two twin share rooms, travelling in one luxury private vehicle

5 People – $1640 per person based on two twin share rooms and one single room, travelling in one luxury private vehicle.

6 People – $1470 per person based on three twin share rooms, travelling in one luxury private vehicle.

7 People – TBA

8 People – TBA

This tour is for private groups only and we do not combine separate parties.

Enquire now to check availability for this exclusive tour. Read our blog article for more details about this tour.

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