Open the cellar door and tour through nearly 2 miles (3 km) of tunnel, dug out by gold miners in the 1800s and since used as Seppelt Great Western Winery’s cellars. Known as “drives,” these tunnels are the largest of their kind in the southern hemisphere. Follow as a knowledgeable guide provides a flashlight-lit glimpse of over 150 years of winemaking tradition at one of Australia’s most innovative and historic wineries. Emerging from the drives, the tour continues with a visit to the Shaft House and a tasting of up to 20 Seppelt wines, led by an experienced wine educator. |
- Tunnels tour
- Wine tasting
Mon.Sat., 2 departures daily
Approx. 1 1/2 hours
Departure time and location:
11 AM and 2 PM; from Seppelt Great Western Winery (see redemption instructions and directions)
Return time and location:
12:30 PM and 3:30 PM; to departure point
From Melbourne City Center:
Leave Melbourne on Western Freeway via the Westgate Brigde, take the Ring Road exit
Continue 4 1/2 miles (7 km) on Ring Road and exit to Ballarat and the Western Highway
Stay on Western Highway, bypass Ballarat, and follow truck detour through Ararat
Continue to Great Western, approx. 11 miles (18 km) from Ararat
Look for signs for the Seppelt Great Western Winery
Total travel time from Melbourne is approx. 3 1/2 hours
This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5 years old. It is reccommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes for the tunnel tour. Please allow your party enough travel time from Melbourne to arrive on time for your tour departure. Driving time from Melbourne to the winery is approximately 3 1/2 hours.
|After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:|
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.
Exchange your voucher for activity:
Reservation confirmation is required. Please contact Seppelt Great Western Winery at least 24 hours prior to your preferred tour date to ensure your reservation and choose the time of your tour departure. Upon arrival at the redemption location, present your ID and voucher(s) in exchange for service.
|Terms and conditions|
|Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.|