Les Clefs d’or

STATE DI­REC­TOR FOR VIC­TO­RIA

Where Melbourne - - Contents - By Nik Adams

OUR MONTH BE­GAN with a tour of the Vic­to­rian coun­try­side with AAT Kings. We headed to the Echuca Moama area, where our day started with a tra­di­tional morn­ing treat at the fa­mous Heath­cote bak­ery. Af­ter that we headed on to the town­ship of Echuca. Vis­it­ing the Port of Echuca Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre, we learnt about the steamboats on the Mur­ray River and their im­por­tance in Mel­bourne’s his­tory. We were also given the chance to ride on a stage­coach around the cen­tre. Next, we had a very re­lax­ing lunch on the steam­boat PS and en­joyed the peace and seren­ity of cruis­ing the Mur­ray River. The day ended en­joy­ing a wine tast­ing at Mor­risons Win­ery. n Mel­bourne’s concierge were also in­vited to visit the Em­po­rium Shop­ping Cen­tre by its Guest Ex­pe­ri­ence Man­ager, Noah Roh. With it be­ing Spring Rac­ing sea­son, “the races” were the theme for the tour, and we vis­ited rel­e­vant stores such as men’s suit stores, ladies de­signer stores and hair sa­lons among oth­ers. We fin­ished off with din­ner, treat­ing our­selves to lob­ster at Gy­oza Gy­oza. We highly rec­om­mend vis­it­ing Em­po­rium for all your fash­ion needs.

n Yarra Ranges Tourism in­vited the concierge to visit and ex­pe­ri­ence the Yarra Val­ley re­gion. Start­ing off the day vis­it­ing Coombe Es­tate—the home of Dame Nel­lie Melba— we then moved on to Napoleone Brew­ery to sam­ple some cider. We fol­lowed this with lunch at Oakridge Wines, dessert at Le­van­tine Hill Es­tate, a trip to Healesville Sanc­tu­ary, wine sam­pling at Tar­rawarra Es­tate, and fin­ished with gin tast­ing at Four Pil­lars Dis­tillery. It was a great day ex­plor­ing Mel­bourne’s wine re­gion!

Vic­to­rian Les Clefs d’or in Echuca Moama.

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