On the road again…

Its been a long time coming but Shortlist Private Tours are back…
As of Monday November 9, we will be offering Covid Safe ‘Tours for Two’.

We’ve done the training, have our ‘Covid Safe Plan’ in place and are once again set to offer visitors a day to remember. But do book ahead as almost everybody from Melbourne is itching to get out of town so don’t be disappointed, call us now to reserve your day.

Best regards, Michael at Shortlist Private Tours.

RONE – EMPIRE… Just amazing!

What a privileged it was to be at the preview of the Rone – ‘Empire‘ Exhibition at Burnham Beeches this afternoon.   Rhone has certainly set the bar at new heights. People will flock to this showing and it will be a Dandenong Ranges tour not to be missed! Check my web page for tour options or ca ll me on 0417 707 400.
But don’t delay as its scheduled to end late March.

Three days of mayhem in the Valley…

Day 1 – We visited the sights, wineries and cheese along the Warburton Highway.

Day 2 – Its over to Healesville for more wine, lunch, and shopping.

Day 3 – Yep, more wine, a lazy lunch, beer and more shopping.
My guests are now very well stocked for the festive season (and beyond).

Thanks also to the team at The Flying Apron for our morning coffees…

A day on the Warby Highway…

They might be some of the smaller wineries here on the Warburton Highway but they offer visitors a good opportunity to meet the owners and winemakers of some great Yarra Valley wines… and the lunch at Killara is well worth while too!

Girls just wanna have fun…

What a day with three Canadians and one English lass… I knew we were in for some fun from the moment we headed out…

Getting started at Yearing Station…

Still going strong at Giant Steps

More fun at P&J

Surely its not home time yet…

The Italian spirit in the Yarra Valley

Frank and Maria joined me today to see a bit of the Yarra

A little bit French

Valley (with a slight Italian theme…) We started the day with bubbles of course, then moved to France before lunching ‘Italian style’ with fabulous wood fired pizza (and wine) at SOUMAH. All before the rain arrived…

A stormy day…

The winds and rain came and went in the Yarra Valley today but its beautiful here, whatever the weather and quite stunning at Tarawarra Museum of Art.

A chilly day in the Yarra Valley

It was a perfect day for cheese and wine tasting this weekend, cold windy and raining outside, (snowing on Mt Donna Buang) warm and inviting inside. What better time to have a look at the new cheese tasting opportunity at Morgans Estate. I decided on the five wines and matching cheese platter for just $15.00. What a treat! The Warburton Highway certainly has something to crow about here.

Morgans cheese platter

25th June 2018

A trip down the Great Ocean Road is always special whatever the weather but today it was almost perfect. My guests from Singapore (an Indian couple with their 2 year old child) were amazed at the rugged coastline, the picturesque towns and clear blue skies. We stopped for lunch at Apollo Bay where I bought a new tour guide hat (what do you think)? before returning home to the bright lights of Melbourne. Its a long day, 9 hours in all, but most rewarding for those who have the time.