Vineyards in Vintage Style - Megalong Valley Winery Tour in your own Retro Clipper Coach
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: MVPVT4HR
Travel in style with fabulous retro "Clipper Coaches" from 1940-50s. When you travel like this the journey is as much fun as the destination! Relax and enjoy the winery experience without the hassle of driving as we travel to two of the Blue Mountain's best kept secrets, the stunning Dryridge Estate and Megalong Creek Estate boutique vineyards. Enjoy tasting some delicious wines nestled in the beautiful Megalong Valley, surrounded by towering sandstone escarpments. (Fare is for transport only)
Meet Our Clipper Coaches - click HERE for more info & video
"Scarlet Rose" (1954) is a sleek & sultry beauty, a fully renovated Clipper coach complete with onboard ensuite toilet, mini bar fridge and sink, air conditioning and blue tooth stereo system. With glorious scarlet and cream paint work, shining chrome, leather banquettes seating (including booths with tables) she seats up to 18 people (12-15 very comfortably) and "wows" everyone you sees her.
"Yooralla" (1947) is a genuine piece of Australian history. This is the original coach that was imported directly from USA in 1947 by Pioneer Tours (Ansett). Its arrival in Australia represented a new age in coach travel - it was as if a space ship had landed! Yooralla was the prototype for Clippers built in Melbourne that were used Australia-wide as touring and express coaches during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Take a trip down memory lane and create great new memories!
Yoralla boasts beautifully maintained original fittings throughout with coach style reclining seating 2 seats either side of aisle (maximum 29 passengers).
*Both these vehicles are available for weddings, birthdays, events, corporate functions or "just because" - make any day special and memorable!
The Wineries -
Dryridge Estate Cellar Door was opened in 2012 and it boasts spectacular views; the Narrow Neck escarpment looms up from the valley floor and in the afternoon the sandstone cliffs are transformed by beautiful bright orange and yellow colours as the sun drops lower over the Great Dividing Range to the west.
Wine Tasting Experience - Enjoy a taste of all the current vintage wines listed for $10 p.p. Food is also available - Cheese Board - $20.00 for two people / Cheese & Charcuterie Board - $35.00 for two people / Ploughman’s Lunch Platter- $50.00 for four people (no need to pre-order)
Megalong Creek Estate Vineyard was established as a family farm run boutique vineyard in 2002. Sip single vineyard wines, made with grapes grown solely in the Megalong Valley. Soak up the stunning valley views as resident alpacas graze before a backdrop of the towering sandstone escarpment.
Wine Tasting Experience - Enjoy FREE tastings of all the current vintage wines listed. Grazing plate of Mudgee cheeses, fruit, olives & crackers (must be booked ahead) - $20 for two people. Book through - Megalong Creek Estate
Your Cellar Door experience - As a general guide you will need at least 1 hour at each winery to enjoy the full tasting experience. It is an easy 5 minutes stroll between the two wineries if some people wish to linger at one winery and the rest of the group goes ahead by coach.
Pick Ups - tour starts 12.30pm
Leave the driving worries behind and be chauffeured from Katoomba into Megalong Valley & return (45 mins each way). Alternative pick up locations can be arranged anywhere from Springwood to Mt Victoria (to be factored into the 4 hour hire).
Bookings outside of weekends are subject to availability. Please contact us directly - firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 4780 0700
These wineries will open during the week for groups 10+ .