Held at Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead, the Draughthorse and YesterYear Festival offers a huge range of working displays, some of which include: Draught horses ploughing fields, vintage machinery running up a huge head of steam, blacksmiths firing up the forges, wood-turners making a range of beautiful timber objects, working dogs rounding up sheep, creative chainsaw carving, classic and vintage cars plus yummy food and coffee.
There is plenty of fun for the kids too - face painting, mini-golf, plus much more.
A great destination for a day trip, just an hours' drive from Melbourne....
Mont De Lancey Country Market will provide a unique personal encounter with the makers and growers of quality regional products.
In a heritage setting which provides a true country market environment, the Mont De Lancey Country Market will celebrate all things fresh.
More than just a market, this day offers an opportunity to explore the magnificent gardens, the original homestead and the fantastic outbuildings on the property.
No market January and June to August....
A visit to Warratina Lavender Farm is a truly unique experience. Only one hour's drive from central Melbourne, the farm is perfectly situated for day or weekend trips to the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.
Winter Warmers at Warratina runs throughout the winter months from June to August serving delicious hearty soups, pastas, pot pies and more. Enjoy the warm cosiness of the tea rooms.
Savour the flavours of local Yarra Valley produce over a glass of regional wine. Why not try the famous lavender ice cream! With six acres of lavender fields, Warratina is a real working lavender farm. Take a personalised tour through the drying shed where the lavender is processed directly from the field before being transformed into one of the many products in the unique range ($5 per person, minimum six persons).
The Cottage Gift Shop showcases the extensive product range. They stock a range of lavender plants and can advise you on a variety of choices. Fragrance fills the air in spring and summer when the property is ablaze in a sea of purple. At any time of year, you can escape the hectic pace of daily life and enjoy a stroll through the lavender fields and gardens. Breathe the fresh country air and take in the views of distant mountains.
Either as a single interest visit or as part of a regional tour, group visits can be tailored to suit you.
Groups larger than ten persons should pre-book....