This tour will introduce you to the famous four-legged former champions of Australian horse racing that call Living Legends home. Meet a number of retired racehorses, then head off to a top Macedon Ranges winery and a boutique brewery. Tastings and a wood-fired pizza lunch are included.

AUD $149pp

Macedon Wine, Beer and Horses Tour from Melbourne to Living Legends
Runs: Selected Saturdays and Sundays
Departs at: 9.30am
Departs from: Selected CBD hotels and Federation Square (outside the Melbourne Day Tour Centre)
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Featured guest review:

‘My wife and I did this tour yesterday and thought it was fantastic. The scones for morning tea at Woodlands Homestead were fabulous. It was wonderful to see the ‘Living Legends’ looking so content in their retirement. Our guide Tamara did a fantastic job and made the day for us.’ Peter B

Tour highlights

  • Visit Living Legends at Woodlands Historic Park
  • Take a tour with a trainer to meet retired champion racehorses, including a number of Melbourne Cup winners
  • Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting at a renowned local winery
  • Sample a range of craft beers at Holgate Brewhouse
  • Maximum group size: 20.

What's included

  • Guided small group tour
  • Informative commentary from your knowledgeable guide
  • CBD hotel pick-up/drop-off and comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • Entry to Living Legends, and a guided introduction to several retired champion Australian racehorses
  • Morning tea
  • Wine tastings and lunch at Gisborne Peak Winery
  • Beer tastings at Holgate Brewhouse.

Pricing

Adults: AUD $149pp

This tour is not suitable for children. Minimum age: 18 years

What you can expect

This fabulous Macedon Wine, Beer and Horses Tour from Melbourne combines an encounter with the retired heroes of Australian horse racing, a wine tasting, a delicious lunch, and a visit to a boutique brewery in one relaxed and highly enjoyable day out.

On this tour you can opt for the convenience of CBD hotel pick-up or meet your guide at Federation Square. You’ll depart the city at around 9.30am and enjoy the picturesque drive to Living Legends at Woodlands Historic Park. Described as a retirement home for former equine champions, Living Legends has plenty of famous residents for you to meet — including Might and Power, Rogan Josh, Apache Cat, Brew, Fields of Omagh and Efficient. [More]

Along with the opportunity to say g’day to these magnificent animals, you’re likely to see kangaroos in their natural habitat and you’ll enjoy a lovely morning tea at the historic homestead.

The next stop on this Macedon Wine, Beer and Horses Tour from Melbourne is the Macedon Ranges wine-growing region, where you’ll enjoy a wine tasting and a wood-fired pizza lunch at beautiful Gisborne Peak Winery. This winery is renowned for its peppery pinot noirs and crisp, clean whites.

After a relaxed lunch, you’ll head to the quaint town of Woodend, which is home to the boutique Holgate Brewhouse. Here you’ll sample a generous selection of craft beers, before spending the rest of the afternoon exploring Woodend or just relaxing at the brewery.

This friendly and relaxed Macedon Wine, Beer and Horses Tour from Melbourne has something to offer just about everyone — and you’ll get to see a beautiful piece of regional Victoria as part of the deal.

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Guest reviews

  • Peter B (11/6/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    My wife and I did this tour yesterday and thought it was fantastic. The scones for morning tea at Woodlands Homestead were fabulous. It was wonderful to see the ‘Living Legends’ looking so content in their retirement. Our guide Tamara did a fantastic job and made the day for us.

  • 127stephb (15/4/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Tamara is an excellent tour guide. She is very informative and friendly. We had a lovely morning tea at Living Legends, followed by a nice pizza at a winery. Last of all was the beer tasting at a brewery. We would recommend this tour. Thanks Tamara for a really nice day out!

  • Footloose969 (2/10/2015) – Via TripAdvisor

    What's not to love with a tour like this? I had no idea Melbourne had a retirement home for racehorses but when I stumbled across it on the internet I was thrilled. It combined some irresistible attractions - champion horses, wine tasting with pizza lunch, and as if that wasn't enough, a boutique beer tasting up at Woodend. The horses live on a lovely old property just outside of Melbourne where we were treated to one of the very best Devonshire teas I've had before meeting the horses. Stars like Paris Lane, Zipping, Efficent My Lucky Day, Fields of Omagh and the gorgeous Apache Cat as well as Rogan Josh, Might & Power, Silent Witness & other magnificent horses competed for our attention. The unfortunate Admitral Rakti is buried here in a beautiful resting place. The horses seemed delighted with the attention and we all left feeling rather good in having helped the racehorse retirement fund. Then on to a winery in the Macedon Ranges for a tasting and lunch of pizza before heading up to Woodend to indulge in a beer tasting at a boutique brewery. There was time for a wander around the historic town and a browse of the shops as well. A great day out.

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This tour operates in all weather conditions.