Tour to Australia – Vineyard Tours

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The Australian wine industry exports around 760 million litres a year and is the fourth largest wine exporter of wine in the world.

 

Wine is produced in every state, with more than 60 designated wine regions totalling approximately 160,000 hectares although the main wine regions are in the southern, cooler parts of the country, with vineyards located in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, and Western Australia.

 

Each region produces different wine varieties and styles related to climatic differences, topography and soil types. Major varieties are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc.

 

Because they are situated in some of the most beautiful countryside in Australia vineyard tours is popular with many people.

Coach hire Melbourne provides access for several days to one of Victoria State’s most famous wine growing regions the Yarra Valley, the region surrounding the Yarra River. The river source is approximately 90 kilometres east of Melbourne and flows towards it and out into Port Phillip Bay. The region has a stunning verdant, undulating landscape and a huge range of winery attractions.

There is a lot to explore, from the valley’s north west corner of the Yarra Valley around the towns of Kangaroo Ground, Panton Hill and Cottles Bridge, to the stretch of the Maroondah Highway between Lilydale and Healesville is also framed by vineyards, wineries and mountains and you can also explore he Healesville Sanctuary, one of Australia’s leading native wildlife experiences. Then there are smaller, family owned wineries on the Warburton Road, branching off the main highway again with other attractions including Mont De Lancey homestead and gardens, dating back to the 1880s and Warratina Lavender Farm.

It is not only Victoria where there is a combination of wonderful scenery and plenty of vineyards. There are more than 400 wine producers in various regions of West Australia. The area has nine 9 wine regions across an area stretching from the lower end of the Great Southern region, approximately 400km south of Perth at Albany to the Perth Hills and Swan District 60km north of Perth. It would take between seven and ten days to cover the region making it a perfect tour using mini bus charter Perth for a relaxing break. Mini bus can serve better with all possible facilities and one can have flexibility to stay or visit place of its own choice. Infect mini buses are available at affordable rates and convenient to travel. One can easily book them online, and they are available for all various purposes like education tour, corporate tour, team outing, tours and much more at cheap rates.

Gold Coast too has its own wineries and vineyards in and around Mt Nathan, Tamborine Mountain, and Canungra. The many unique micro-climates of the region provide ideal growing conditions in which a variety of grapes flourish. The hinterland is one of Queensland's fastest growing wine regions and perfect for coach hire in Gold Coast for a tour of the different wineries and the Tamborine Mountain Distillery.

 

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This article was published on 2011/11/01