Fulfil that yearning to find new experiences close to home when you embark on a perfect getaway with Inspiring Journeys in Victoria, where you will find something new to delight in at every turn.
Renowned for its cosmopolitan lifestyle and cityscapes, dramatic coastal drives, and quaint historic villages, uncover the hidden gems and eclectic experiences that are waiting for you in the spa country, goldfields and along the Great Ocean Road.
Immerse in the healing waters of Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa and uncover the ancient heart of the stunning Grampians National Park. Along the way savour the fresh flavours of an exclusive dining experience in the much loved farm-to-table kitchen at the Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld.
Long applauded for its award-wining dining and accommodation, wine cellar and landscaped native gardens and incredible Grampians backdrop, The Royal Mail Hotel (and the humble township of Dunkeld) sets an understated scene for a world-class experience.
Within the Royal Mail Estate, you will find The Parker Street Project restaurant, overseen by Chef, Robin Wickens. Boasting an extensive array of organically grown produce, you can expect a serving of colourful and flavourful herbs and vegetables, picked straight from the kitchen garden.
Foodies and garden lovers alike will be inspired by a truly unique food experience, when you join the passionate grounds gardener on a guided walk through Australia’s largest working restaurant kitchen garden.
When the sunrises, Chef Robin and his team harvest the freshest seasonal produce that may include sorrel, celeriac, and rhubarb, for their seasonal menu. Revel in the discovery of some more obscure produce you on your plate – such as salsify with its unique oyster flavour or the sweet vanilla flavour of woodruff, which is infused into desserts.
During the longer hours of the summer months, take an after dinner stroll into the Dunkeld township. Follow the short walking track in the Dunkeld Arboretum, which will lead you on a scenic track around the picturesque lake, known for its abundance of native birdlife and wildlife.
Stay and Dine at the Royal Mail Hotel, day 3 on the 7 day small group tour, Victoria’s Hidden Gems