Wine And Waterfront

After brunch, step off the Great Southern at Inverleigh Siding west of Geelong. From here, it’s a short coach ride to the vineyards of the Moorabool Valley. Cool-climate pinot noir is a focus here, with some cuttings originating from as far afield as Switzerland. Enjoy wine and food tastings and time to sit back and enjoy the view.

It’s then a short hop to the Geelong waterfront: explore the foreshore at your own pace discovering public art, the safe-swimming sands at Eastern Beach and the 330m-long Cunningham Pier, dating from the 1850s. Don’t miss a photo opportunity with the famous Baywalk Bollards.

Before you return to the Great Southern, finish the day with dinner, wine tastings and an optional walk around the Moorabool Valley vines, near the confluence of the Moorabool and Barwon rivers. Buckley Falls are nearby, too, slowly cascading over the Barwon River boulders.

Please note: this itinerary will vary on Christmas Day. Please see your friendly Great Southern staff for details.

– Approximately 9 hours

– Fitness level – Low/Moderate – some walking required

– Hat and sunscreen

Platinum and Gold Service guests Included in your fare