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High Tea at Coombe Estate

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by Nekoburro (subscribe)
Freelance writer, traveller, foodie and graphic designer living at the gateway of the Yarra Valley and Melbourne's green belt suburbs..www.mokocreative.com https://www.instagram.com/nekoburro/
Published June 23rd 2022
Enhance your high tea experience with a garden or house tour
Located in the beautiful Yarra Valley in Coldstream, Coombe Estate is known for the cellar door & restaurant. It is surrounded by stunning gardens in the former home of opera singer Dame Nellie Melba.

Coombe Estate is still owned by Dame Nellie Melba's descendants, the Vestey family. As you enter the grounds beyond the mysterious tall green hedge, you will be greeted by the larger-than-life bronze statue of Dame Nellie Melba! Here is your opportunity to take a selfie with the Dame.

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High Tea and Garden Tour

During the summer and the warmer months, you can book a High Tea and Garden Tour which takes you through the 7 acres of stunning gardens, surrounding the house. The gardens are still maintained in their original form created over 100 years ago! Allow one hour for the guided garden tour, it's the perfect outdoor experience before indulging in the High Tea. From $70 per person

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High Tea and House Tour

In winter, the Gardens are closed due to wet grounds and cold weather, however, it is the perfect opportunity to book in a House Tour and High Tea Experience.. From $110 per person

High Tea only:

There are 2 options for booking High Tea at Coombe Estate in a warm and inviting rustic setting with views out into the gardens or courtyard.

1/ Standard offering
Elegant finger sandwiches; freshly baked scones with house-made jams and clotted cream; and a selection of cakes and desserts served alongside free-flowing Coombe Sparkling NV.Cost: $55 per person

2/ Premium High Tea

Standard package plus a Melba Bellini cocktail on arrival, Brioche lobster bun and other carefully selected Chef Specials. Cost: $75 per person.

You can add either a House Tour in the winter months or a Garden Tour during the warmer, dryer months.

Available Thursday, & Sunday from 2:30pm or visit website for up-to-date information.

Additional high tea is now available to book on Saturdays in June and July

* Any dietary requirements at time of booking, minimum 24 hours notice required.


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The gardens consist of an Italianate garden and pool, a French-style rose garden, an English herbaceous border, a native garden, and a kitchen garden. The different areas of the garden are surrounded by the famous 10-metre-high hedge, running 700 metres around the garden's perimeter. The hedge is part of the original design.



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A grand cypress hedge was planted, enclosing the property, and creating a sense of intrigue and mystery that has lasted for the past 100 years. In 2014, the gardens hidden behind the hedge were opened to the public for the first time.

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My favourite part of the garden is the pool, the native garden and frog pond, this was created on what used to be a tennis court, played on by a former Wimbledon winner! There's a story about Charlie Chaplin in the swimming pool, which is alleged to be the first swimming pool ever built in Victoria!

Gather family and friends and enjoy a day trip to the beautiful Yarra Valley to enjoy a guided tour around Coombe Yarra Valley followed by high tea, served with a tea or coffee and free-flowing NV sparkling!

To view their cellar door and restaurant offerings, check out their website and social media:

www.facebook.com/coombeyarravalley

www.instagram.com/coombeyarravalley

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Why? Surround by beautiful gardens and rustic buildings in the heart of the Yarra Valley
When: Thursday, & Sunday from 2:30pm
Phone: 61 (03) 9739 0173
Where: 673-675 Maroondah Highway Coldstream VIC
Cost: from $55 to $75
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