Nagambie Lakes, Victoria
Take a cruise aboard the Goulburn Explorer and discover one of Victoria’s most scenic inland waterways. Linking two of the region’s most iconic wineries, as well as the township of Nagambie, the Goulburn Explorer is a 12-meter cruiser boasting two spectacular viewing decks and capacity for 49. With a fully equipped bar, VIP catering available and air-conditioning throughout, the Goulburn Explorer is an ideal way to experience sunset on the river and entertain corporate or private guests.
The winery cruises link Mitchelton and Tahbilk, two of Victoria’s best-loved wineries, and the charming township of Nagambie, providing a memorable experience for food and wine lovers. Winery cruise itinerary may vary between Mitchelton Wines and Tahbilk Winery for 45mins + 2 hour stops.
Alternatively, take a sunset cruise to enjoy a journey along the picturesque Goulburn River while watching the sunset over Kirwans Bridge.
Wine, wetlands and wildlife await.
As a region, Nagambie Lakes is known for its picturesque habitats of tall, shady red river gums and tranquil views of the Goulburn River and surrounding wetlands. Located just 90 minutes from Melbourne, it's easily accessible for a day trip, however don't be surprised if you find yourself wishing you had stayed for longer.
A truly relaxing destination visitors can enjoy premium wines, pristine habitat and quaint towns filled with cafes, local produce stores, antique shops and galleries.
The terroir is well suited to viticulture and the Nagambie Lakes region experiences a cooler and more moderate climate than might first be expected, due to the influence of the many Lakes and Lagoons to be found throughout. It is the only Australian wine region, and one of only six worldwide, where the meso-climate is dramatically influenced by inland water mass.
Establishment of viticulture in Nagambie Lakes dates back to pre-1860 but it was in 1860 itself that a syndicate raised a substantial sum of money for the purpose of forming the company to be entitled ‘The Tahbilk Vineyard Proprietary’ which was the first successful venture in the region. As such, the region has a substaintial wine history including Shiraz vines plated in 1860 which are still in production at Tahbilk today.