sip shop and savour

melbourne & daylesford

departures throughout 2020

Gidday Dollies -This is the destination you will so want to visit !
 Our friendly neighbour Australia, and the amazing Victoria. We offer you two sides of this incredible State – Melbourne and the delightful Daylesford & Macedon Ranges.
Everywhere you turn there is something fabulous to do in Victoria – from sandy beaches to historic sites, bars and cafes, white-water rafting, spas, wildlife and wineries, buzzy neighbourhood hubs or drives along Victoria's breathtaking coastline.
Ooh and did we mention the shopping ?!
Only 4 hours from New Zealand it is literally on our doorstep – how could you not want to go ?
We explore the city with its hidden ‘secrets’ – a hive of bustling, creative laneways, with their covert boutiques, famed restaurants and hole-in-the-wall cafes and bars. Give 'Mainstreet' a miss and head down alleyways to find walls covered with stencil work, lightboxes and sculptures that point you to the door of quirky bars.  Find addresses that reveal themselves to be velvety jazz clubs and flashy wine bars, or bare-bone student hangouts and dimly-lit hideaways.
Let your feet wander the city and take in the numerous shopping options this cosmopolitan city has to offer ! Paradise ! 
Department stores and shopping centres, arcades and laneways and the flagship stores of edgy Victorian designers –Melbourne has something for every shopper. In the regions, discover fresh local produce and unique souvenirs.
Get the vintage advantage  and explore Melbourne shops and regional villages. Explore boutiques and bazaars, fairs and festivals. Pick up vintage clothing, fabrics, homewares, and all the bits and bobs they just don't make like they used to. Make sure you plunder local op-shops too for rare treats and old-for-new bargains. You'll be spoilt for choice !
Need to escape your routine and spend some quality time with friends and the new Dollie friends you will meet ? Our Dollie itineraries are fit  for pamper-prone princesses, culinary queens, avid explorers and ardent relaxers. Fill your belly with laughs and fine food. Pamper at a day Spa. Whatever your idea of a great girls' getaway, we have just the place to wander.
Daylesford –take time to bathe in the famous mineral waters, sample scrumptious flavours at award winning     restaurants and cellar doors and stay in gorgey accommodation in the quaint town of Daylesford. Along with the quirky boutiques, local galleries and artist studio’s you will be immersed for hours !
Return transfers throughout the itinerary
4 nights in Melbourne staying at Crown Metropole with breakfast daily
Vintage Shopping Tour discovering the best vintage & retro clothes in Melbourne !
tour optional if you choose to shop at your own pace
Dinner -share tapas & Spanish wines at Bomba
Lots of free time to explore this dynamic city..
Transfers to Daylesford 
3 nights at Hotel Frangos Daylesford with breakfast daily
Visit the Convent Gallery in Daylesford
Morning tea and visit to Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm 
Luxuriate at Hepburn Bath House with a Retreat Spa Package
Dinner at the award winning Lake House

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping
Bo Derek