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Yarra Valley

We had a fabulous trip through the Yarra Valley! Great wine, great food, great gin (!), a luxurious... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
breezel2018
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Melbourne, Australia
Alternate Road Private Care Hire

Emily of Alternate Road was fantastic. So well organised and so professional. We used Emily to... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
mariemelb
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Melbourne, Australia
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Alternate Road is a boutique tour company specialising in day trips and bespoke tours to areas of regional Victoria which are off the major tourist track. We help you find great people, great places and great produce in those lesser-known, yet...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Melbourne, Victoria 3102, Australia
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+61 427 502 446
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We had a fabulous trip through the Yarra Valley! Great wine, great food, great gin (!), a luxurious car, and a wonderful host. We were keen to show off the countryside surrounding Melbourne to our Canadian friend who was visiting Australia for the first time....More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Emily of Alternate Road was fantastic. So well organised and so professional. We used Emily to transport our family of 6 adults to a wedding in the Yarra Valley. She picked us up at 3 different locations and dropped us all home at the end...More

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Emily S, Owner at Alternate Road, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Dear mariemelb Thank you so much for your 5 star review! It was a delight to look after you and your family on this special occasion (regardless of the extreme heat in the Yarra Valley)! I'm so pleased you all had a wonderful time and...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017

A well organised trip. Emily took care of all the details to ensure I had a comfortable and unique experience. We visited foodie stops that I would not have encountered in a normal tour group, such as a honey stall where you pay via an...More

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Emily S, Owner at Alternate Road, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Dear etraveler125, Thanks so much for your wonderful review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the day, especially the secret honey stall and the relaxing and restorative waters of the magnificent Hepburn Bathhouse. It was a delight to have you on board, and I look forward...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017

Fabulous day with Olivia exploring the region. I've wanted to climb up Hanging Rock for decades and had high expectations for a fascinating visit - those expectations were met and exceeded. Couldn't have been more congenial and informative.More

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Emily S, Owner at Alternate Road, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Dear rapido101, Thank you very much indeed for your 5-star reveiw! I know Olivia thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and showing you around the region. We think Hanging Rock is spectacular too - such a mysterious and naturally beautiful place to explore. Thanks for choosing Alternate...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Emily Spalding of Alternate Road is amazing! From the moment she picks you up until the moment she drops you off (on time) she is the perfect host. Nothing is too much to ask for! Rather than going down the Great Ocean Road (which is...More

Thank Mac H
Emily S, Owner at Alternate Road, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Dear Mac H Firstly, please accept our apologies for the tardy response! Wow - thank you so much for the great details in your review. That's exactly what Alternate Road is all about! It was a great day out with your group - I had...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017

I was very impressed with the care and attention to detail that Emily put in to ensure the success of our day in the Yarra Valley. She is a very careful driver and I felt very safe. The venues she chose for us to visit...More

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Emily S, Owner at Alternate Road, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Dear GJW56 Firstly, please accept our apologies for the tardy response! Your review is glowing - thank you very much indeed. These reviews make such a difference to those who are researching their next unique adventure. The care you have taken to write your review...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

I had a wonderful day sampling the many food, drink and local design delights of East Gippsland in fine style thanks to Alternate Road. Being picked up and dropped off from home was a real treat, then whisked away for a full day of sightseeing,...More

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Emily S, Owner at Alternate Road, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Dear Little_red_courgette, Thanks so much for your recent review, and 5 stars too! We are thrilled you loved your Gippsland tour with us a few months back, and thank you very much indeed for taking the time to submit a review. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

As a born and bred Victorian it was fantastic to see places I had never before ventured, taking in all my favourite things in life.. good food, good sights, good booze and good people. Emily is the consummate host - friendly, funny, professional and caring....More

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Emily S, Owner at Alternate Road, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Dear Clare4999, Wow! We're delighted to have impressed you, especially given you're a born and bred Victorian! Thanks for choosing to share the Alternate Road with us and for submitting such a ripper review - we very much appreciate your effort. We hope to travel...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

Being picked up at your door is great start to the day,the van is a very comfortable ride and the Alternate Road goodies bag well stocked & thought out. Emily made us all feel totally at ease and provided information about the area on the...More

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Emily S, Owner at Alternate Road, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Dear Peter L, We were honoured to have you and your friends and family on board with us for a great day out, and we're thrilled to have impressed a seasoned traveller such as yourself! Thank you most sincerely for taking the time to submit...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Well what can I say about the fantastic day I had exploring Hanging Rock , Emily's amazing local knowledge found lots of lovely visitor attractions and her guided tour let me have some amazing memories and fantastic panoramic pictures. Her relaxed approach and driving skills...More

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Emily S, Owner at Alternate Road, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Dear Co2man Thanks so much for your review! You were our first official Alternate Road guest back in 2016, thanks for being patient whilst we got the business listed on Tripadvisor and for taking the time to write your review, we greatly appreciate it. We'd...More

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