Horses, Wine and Beer: Living Legends Tour from Melbourne with Lunch

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  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pick-up: Selected CBD hotels


On this popular day tour, you’ll meet famous four-legged former champions of Australian horse racing at the Living Legends property — 30 minutes’ drive north of Melbourne. Spend quality time with several retired racehorses, before heading off to a Macedon Ranges winery and boutique brewery for tastings. A classic pub-style lunch is also included in the tour price.

  • Visit Living Legends at Woodlands Historic Park
  • Take a tour with a trainer to meet retired champion racehorses, including a number of Melbourne Cup winners
  • Sample a range of craft beers at Holgate Brewhouse
  • Enjoy a wine tasting at famous Hanging Rock Winery
  • Tuck into a hearty pub lunch.
Living Legends Tour from Melbourne

Peter B (via TripAdvisor)

‘My wife and I did this tour yesterday and thought it was fantastic. The scones for morning tea at Woodlands Homestead were fabulous. It was wonderful to see the ‘Living Legends’ looking so content in their retirement. Our guide Tamara did a fantastic job and made the day for us.’

Featured guest review

'My wife and I did this tour yesterday and thought it was fantastic. The scones for morning tea at Woodlands Homestead were fabulous. It was wonderful to see the ‘Living Legends’ looking so content in their retirement. Our guide Tamara did a fantastic job and made the day for us.'- Peter B (via TripAdvisor)
  • Guided group tour
  • Informative commentary from your knowledgeable guide
  • CBD hotel pick-up/drop-off and comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • Entry to Living Legends, and a guided introduction to several retired champion Australian racehorses
  • Morning tea
  • Beer tasting and lunch at Holgate Brewhouse
  • Wine tastings at Hanging Rock Winery.
  1. Gerard

    Picked up by Tamara, on time, in a nice Mercedes van. Living Legends tour was fantastic. Onto Holgate Brewing for beer tasting and lovely lunch. Next was Hanging Rock Winery for tastings. Was a great day made even better by Tamara’s professional & friendly manner. Highly recommend.

  2. Doug

    Our driver Tamara outstanding. Great day. We would do again. Colin at the pub was great.

  3. Therese

    Thoroughly recommend this tour as a great day. Everything exceeded expectation. We booked the tour having been recomended as a must do by friends so the day come with high expectations as well. The transport bus was comfortable with our guide Tamara full of information with everything on the tour and some interesting additions about the area. The Living legends staff look after the former champion horses, which were great to see and get up close to. We even fed them. This was followed by a visit to the Holgates brewery, were we got to sample the local beers and a very large plate of beautiful food for lunch. If that wasnt enough we were then taken to the Hanging Rock winery, were we had a tasting of all the local wines. Anyone who likes any of these: horses, beer, wine, or food, and good company, I would recommend this tour without hesitation. Looking forward to doing the tour again soon!

  4. Lance

    This full day tour picked us up and dropped us back to our hotel in a late model Mercedes mini bus. It had plenty of head room and you could stand up in it. Our visit to the horses at Living legends was the highlight, and our guide Tamara was excellent. The staff knew her well, as did all the Horses – they all recognised her, which made it easy for us to get up close to them. Morning tea at Living Legends probably gave us the best scones in Melbourne. We had a great lunch at a brewery where the owner came up and spoke to us. And we did a full wine tasting at the Hanging Rock Winery. Great value tour led by the very knowledgeable and helpful Tamara!

This fabulous Living Legends Tour from Melbourne combines an encounter with the retired heroes of Australian horse racing, a wine tasting, a delicious lunch, and a visit to a boutique brewery in one relaxed and highly enjoyable day out.

On this tour you can opt for the convenience of CBD hotel pick-up or meet your guide at Federation Square. You’ll depart the city at around 9.30am and enjoy the picturesque drive to Living Legends at Woodlands Historic Park. Described as a retirement home for former equine champions, Living Legends has plenty of famous residents for you to meet — including Might and Power, Apache Cat, Brew, Fields of Omagh and Efficient.

Along with the opportunity to say ‘g’day’ to these magnificent animals, you’re likely to see kangaroos in their natural habitat and you’ll enjoy a lovely morning tea at the historic homestead.

The next stop on this Living Legends Tour from Melbourne is the quaint town of Woodend, which is home to the boutique Holgate Brewhouse. Here you’ll sample a generous selection of their craft beers, before enjoying a hearty lunch. Choose from a range of classic pub-style dishes.

Continuing on to the Macedon Ranges wine-growing region, you’ll enjoy a wine tasting at famous Hanging Rock Winery. This is one of the coolest wine regions in the country and the ancient landscape yields celebrated sparkling varietals, along with peppery pinot noirs and crisp, clean whites.

This friendly and relaxed Living Legends Tour from Melbourne has something to offer just about everyone — and you’ll get to see a beautiful part of regional Victoria as part of the deal.

  • Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with hotel pick-up details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
  • This tour offers pick-up from selected CBD hotels, and most other hotels are within easy walking distance of the pick-up points. Follows the prompts when you book, and check your confirmation for your pick-up location and time. Please be waiting at your pick-up point ten minutes prior to departure.
  • This tour operates with a minimum of six participants. Your booking may be on request initially, but we should be able to confirm the tour within a day or two. Where a tour does not proceed, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
  • This tour can be booked as a guaranteed private tour, and can operate on other days of the week. Please contact us for pricing and to make your booking.
  • This tour is not suitable for children. The minimum age for participants is 18 years.
  • The itinerary provided is a guide only and may change due to operational requirements.
  • If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us at the time of booking.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • To purchase a gift voucher, please click here.
  • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
  • View our booking terms and conditions here.
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pick-up: Selected CBD hotels

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