7 pm Check in to Yering Gorge Cottages, Yering

Yering Gorge Cottages features 13 self-contained, beautifully appointed one, two and five-bedroom cottages. All cottages include separate living and bedroom areas, and guests can relax on their wide balcony watching the kangaroos graze, whilst enjoying a glass of local Yarra Valley wine.

Yering Gorge Cottages


Pre dawn - Balloon ride at Global Ballooning, Yarra Valley 

Join this spectacular floating experience by booking a specific flight date or purchase a gift voucher for a special occasion. Enjoy a truly remarkable experience of a sunrise hot air balloon flight with Global Ballooning Australia - a world-class experience.


9 am approx: Champagne breakfast at Balgownie Estate included in your ballooning ticket.

Global Ballooning
Global Ballooning

12.30 pm - 3.30 pm: Travel onboard the First Class Puffing Billy Steam & Cuisine Luncheon

Relax and unwind with a majestic three-hour steam train journey as you take in the scenic vista of the Dandenong Ranges. Indulge in a delicious seasonal three-course menu or Grazing Platter filled with a selection of cured meats, fine cheeses, and Devonshire Tea. All tickets include your selected meal, 2-hour train journey and 1-hour spare time at Emerald Lake Park.

Puffing Billy Steam & Cuisine Luncheon

4 pm - 6 pm: Explore the quaint village of Olinda in the Dandenong Ranges. 


6 pm - 8 pm: Enjoy Asian Fusion cuisine at Olinda Tea House 

Olinda Tea House is a modern yet incredibly relaxing Asian fusion restaurant, specialising in Devonshire tea, lunch and dinner al a carte menu, banquet menus, functions of all kinds, exquisite desserts and authentic oriental high teas.

Olinda Tea House
Olinda Tea House

8 pm: Take the 45-minute drive back to your accommodation at Yering Gorge Cottages


10 AM: Check out from Yering Gorge Cottages following breakfast in your cottage


10.30 am - 3 pm: Explore wineries, gin distilleries and points of interest in the Yarra Valley wine region before starting your journey home. 

Image taken in the Yarra Valley