The idea for Hippo Tours first started in 2017. But before that Kwabena, Hippo Tours founder was sampling, cellaring and tasting wine from different regions across the globe and in Australia.
The name Hippo Tours was chosen because it is a romantic fairytale… unfortunately you need to come on a tour to hear it first hand.
Kwabena is a dedicated advocate in the urban design and infrastructure sector, and has always known that starting a business was where he wanted to be. So the idea of offering a nice, relaxed and sociable visit to the beautiful wine regions of Victoria to people around the world couldn’t be passed. So here we are!
Hippo Tours is the new kid on the block when it comes to wine touring in Victoria. That doesn’t mean we are inexperienced, far from it. They have featured in the exclusive Qantas Magazine , Star Weekly newspaper and Mamma Knows West media outlets.
Our tours are only $99 which includes, tasting fees, lunch, wine education and transport, offering specialist wine tours in the Macedon Ranges (VIC), the Bellarine Peninsula, Mornington Peninsula and Pyrenees (2019) wine regions.
The Hippo Tours team have visited and learnt from the best wineries in Bordeaux France, New Zealand, South Australia, Tasmania and of course Victoria. Our tours will broaden your knowledge of the wine regions you visit, provide you with drinking tips and feed you some of the best local produce around.
When you book with us, you get a lux experience without the price tag.
We are specialist in intimate wine group tours (maximum of 11) and can cater for larger groups (maximum of 24) only upon request. Public wine tour pick-up stops are in Inner West Melbourne suburbs of Footscray (10 minutes from Melbourne CBD) and Sunshine (15 minutes from Melbourne CBD) train stations. Private tours which include pick up and drop off are also available.