Horses, Wine and Beer: Living Legends Tour from Melbourne with Lunch (optional private tour)

Overview

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 boutique brewery. Tastings and a classic pub-style lunch are included.

Private tour option

This tour can be booked as a guaranteed private tour for four or more guests at $320 per person. This price reduces for five or more guests. Please contact us for details. If you have less than four guests, but you still wish to travel privately, you can book and pay for the additional seat(s) to secure a private booking.

COVID-19 safety measures
  • Implementation of an approved COVID-Safe plan
  • Reduced group sizes and vehicle seating capacity
  • Regular cleaning of vehicles and high-traffic areas
  • Mandatory mask wearing for guides and guests (until restrictions ease)
  • Provision of hand sanitiser for guests
  • Mandatory hand washing for guides at regular intervals
  • Minimisation of physical contact between guides and guests.

COVID-19 cancellation policy

Living Legends Tour from Melbourne
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Peter B (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.’

  • Duration:

    8 hours (approx.)

  • Operates:

    Sat & Sun

  • Departs from:

    Selected CBD hotels & Federation Square

  • Departs at:

    9.30am

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 (via TripAdvisor)
$259.00

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  • This tour offers pick-up from selected CBD hotels. There is also a central pick-up point at Federation Square. If your hotel is not on the list, please add it manually and refer to your booking confirmation for your pick-up location and time.

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Total: AUD $259.00
  • 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
  • Sample a range of craft beers at Holgate Brewhouse
  • Enjoy a wine tasting at famous Hanging Rock Winery
  • Tuck into a hearty pub lunch.
  • Guided 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
  • Beer tasting and lunch at Holgate Brewhouse
  • Wine tastings at Hanging Rock Winery.

  • Doug

    Our driver Tamara outstanding. Great day. We would do again. Colin at the pub was great.

  • Footloose969 – 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.

  • Peter B – 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 – 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!

  • 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
    • Sample a range of craft beers at Holgate Brewhouse
    • Enjoy a wine tasting at famous Hanging Rock Winery
    • Tuck into a hearty pub lunch.
  • What's Included
    • Guided 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
    • Beer tasting and lunch at Holgate Brewhouse
    • Wine tastings at Hanging Rock Winery.
  • 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.

    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 quaint town of Woodend, which is home to the boutique Holgate Brewhouse. Here you’ll sample a generous selection of their craft beers, before enjoying a hearty lunch. Choose from a range of classic pub-style dishes.

    Continuing on to the Macedon Ranges wine-growing region, you’ll enjoy a wine tasting at famous Hanging Rock Winery. This is one of the coolest wine regions in the country and the ancient landscape yields celebrated sparkling varietals, along with peppery pinot noirs and crisp, clean whites.

    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 part of regional Victoria as part of the deal.

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  • Guest Reviews

    • Doug

      Our driver Tamara outstanding. Great day. We would do again. Colin at the pub was great.

    • Footloose969 – 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.

    • Peter B – 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 – 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!

  • Important Information
    • Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with hotel pick-up details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
    • This tour operates on other days of the week for private groups.
    • Private tour bookings are on request while we confirm bus availability. Where a bus is not available, you will be offered an alternative date, the opportunity to join a public tour, or a full refund.
    • This tour is not suitable for children. The minimum age for participants is 18 years.
    • The itinerary provided is a guide only and may change due to operational requirements.
    • If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us at the time of booking.
    • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
    • To purchase a gift voucher, please click here.
    • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
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.

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 quaint town of Woodend, which is home to the boutique Holgate Brewhouse. Here you’ll sample a generous selection of their craft beers, before enjoying a hearty lunch. Choose from a range of classic pub-style dishes.

Continuing on to the Macedon Ranges wine-growing region, you’ll enjoy a wine tasting at famous Hanging Rock Winery. This is one of the coolest wine regions in the country and the ancient landscape yields celebrated sparkling varietals, along with peppery pinot noirs and crisp, clean whites.

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 part of regional Victoria as part of the deal.

Important Information
  • Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with hotel pick-up details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
  • This tour operates on other days of the week for private groups.
  • Private tour bookings are on request while we confirm bus availability. Where a bus is not available, you will be offered an alternative date, the opportunity to join a public tour, or a full refund.
  • This tour is not suitable for children. The minimum age for participants is 18 years.
  • The itinerary provided is a guide only and may change due to operational requirements.
  • If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us at the time of booking.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • To purchase a gift voucher, please click here.
  • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
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