The Country Gardens Tour

The Country Gardens Tour

Explore award winning gardens that change spectacularly with the seasons along with Devonshire Tea or Champagne Brunch

Maybe you prefer something a little more refined ! – a visit to the home of Australia’s most famous and celebrated Opera Singer, Dame Nellie Melba. Explore her historic home, tour the gardens designed by the landscape architect responsible for the Royal Botanic Gardens, where you will see a range of rare plants and old-world trees believed to be nearly 200 years old. You can then indulge in a Devonshire tea / or lunch and wine tasting if you prefer, where you will enjoy exquisite dishes made with fresh, local and estate grown produce.

A short drive from here is Alowyn Gardens - an award-winning landscaped garden which changes spectacularly with the seasons / or Blue Lotus Water Gardens from December – April.


  • Visit Coombe, established in 1909 and the home of Dame Nellie Melba. We can take a guided tour and explore the stunning gardens or discover Coombe Cottage which remains in its original condition.
  • Enjoy tastings of a range of Coombe Wines and Melba Gin within the cellar door
  • Choose either Devonshire Tea or Lunch (Weds to Sunday) located in the glass walled restaurant within the restored motor house with its original clock tower.
  • Either a short drive to Alowyn Gardens, a stunning, award-winning landscaped garden offering distinct styles that change with the seasons / or if you are visiting between December – April we can drive through the mountains to the Blue Lotus Water Garden where you can see one of the world’s most extensive collections of lotus flower varieties - At the end of the day, we will drive to a bushland location to hopefully see a mob of wild kangaroos
  • Return to Accommodation

Prices start from $295.00 per person depending on venues & inclusions.

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Included in all Tours:

  • Organisation / Bookings / Liaison with venues and alternatives sourced if required
  • Specialist local knowledge, Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation in luxury vehicle
  • Admission Tickets
  • Lunch (on request / price variance dependent on venue)
  • Wine, Gin, Whisky, Beer, Cider Tastings (on request / price variance dependent on venue)
  • Bottled Water
  • A plug in, 12-volt Waeco fridge is onboard to keep your drinks & produce chilled


  • Personal expenses, souvenirs
  • Alcohol additional to Tastings
  • Produce to take home

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