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Living Legends Champion Racehorse Guided Tour

  • See legendary racehorses at their park-like retirement ranch
  • Learn the name and record of each horse on a guided stable tour
  • Linger at the pretty Woodland Historic Park for a hike, picnic, or kangaroo spotting
Living Legends Champion Racehorse Guided Tour
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Morning Guided Tour
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Departs at 11am. Enter the horse area where tour takes approximately 1 hour. Includes a guide with meet-and-greet opportunities with the Legends.
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Afternoon Guided Tour
Departs at 2pm Enter the horse area where tour takes approximately 1 hour. Includes a guide with meet-and-greet opportunities with the Legends.
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At Living Legends, meet retired champion racehorses in a peaceful wooded setting just a short drive north of Melbourne. Come face-to-nuzzle with purebred racers now living out their golden years at the Woodland Historic Park, and learn about their legacies from a guide. There’s plenty more to explore, including an 1840s homestead cabin, walking trails, and bushland popular with wild kangaroos. Bring a picnic to enjoy under gum trees, or order a gourmet hamper from the Living Legends cafe.
What to Expect
Visit the Living Legends down in their paddocks on a self-guided tour. There are gate signs with information and photos of the horses in each paddock. On this guided tour, the horses are brought over to the fence to greet and meet visitors. You will learn about the horses and their personalities on the tour.

During your visit, you will see the wild kangaroos and explore the parklands and enjoy the native flora and fauna and rich human history of the Woodlands Historic Park. See large mobs of wild kangaroos in their natural habitat, only 6 minutes from Melbourne Airport. The park totals over 700 hectares (1730 acres) and contains valuable remnants of the most southerly Victorian extent of grassy woodland open forest. The park also contains scarred trees and surface scatters, evidence of the Woiworung Aboriginal people, who lived in the area before Europeans arrived.

You also have the opportunity to visit Woodlands Homestead. Wander through the historic Woodlands Homestead, which is a rare example of an early prefabricated building and gives a glimpse of the landscape of Victorian settlers in the 1840s. Staff members will be available to answer any questions that you might have about the homestead.

 Drop in for delightful refreshments at Living Legends (at own expense). Have a Devonshire tea, a great coffee from the Coffee Cart, tea, or a light snack. All are available for purchase in the homestead, along with a selection of Living Legends merchandise.

Perhaps before or after your guided-tour, enjoy a picnic lunch among the magnificent River Red Gum trees at Living Legends, or in the Somerton picnic area where picnic tables, water, toilets and electric barbeques are available. Pack your own picnic, or you can order a tasty picnic hamper as part of a Living Legends gift package to save yourself the trouble!

There is also the opportunity to explore the many Woodlands Historic Park tracks including the 1.5 km (1 mile) Moonee Ponds Creek Nature Walk and the 2.5 km (1.6 miles) Murrup Gurrong Yan (Spiritual Creek Walk), and admire the native flora and fauna along the way. You can also walk up the nearby Gellibrand Hill, a 204 metre (670 ft) hill that allows you to explore granite boulders and enjoy a 360° view of the city, the bay, the Great Dividing Range and Melbourne Airport. Horse-riding paths are available across Woodlands Historic Park for those who wish to bring their own horses (horse entrance off Somerton Road).

Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2018
Do not miss when visiting Melbourne

We did the tour the day after Melbourne Cup, a very worthy reminder of how well some of the racehorses are cared for after their careers. We had a flight later that day, so we checked our bags at the airport, then LL picked us...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kaz780_11
Reviewed 21 November 2018
Relaxed and Enjoyable

Great location , the best Devonshire Tea. It was great to see the legends being so well looked after. Glad we went and done the tour and see these champions so happy and healthy in a clean and safe enviroment.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Expedition746826
Reviewed 13 March 2018
Living Legends Platinum package.

Great place to visit if you are a race horse fan. The platinum package is great ,you get a Devonshire tea to start with then walk around the homestead and gardens then get private tour of horses. Annie has a picnic lunch or at a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Wayne W
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile
Living ledgends

Although it was a cold and very windy day, the tour was fabulous. First off we had Devonshire tea, lovely fresh scones etc. As we has some time before the horses tour we explored the 170 year old homestead, a beautifully appointed and maintained home....More

Thank Borzoi11
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile
Best day of my mothers life

We surprised my mum with a trip from Sydney to Melbourne to visit Living Legends. She has dreamt about going but thought she never would. From the start we knew we were in for a fantastic day. Chelsea picked us up from the airport and...More

1  Thank Jeneve89
livinglegendsAU, Manager at Living Legends, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thank you for great feedback and glad that you and your mother enjoyed your Platinum Package visit. I will pss the feedback to Annie and Chelsea and the rest of our team.

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