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Paws and Pubs Experience

Our Paws and Pubs Mystery Tour brings together a day wandering scenic walking trails and finishing with a great pub lunch. Bella The Dog Bus will chauffeur you to a mystery regional Victorian destination - and oh how much fun it will be to find out on the day where we are going!

So much more than just a walk and lunch, our boutique adventures are a way of connecting with friends, nature and our beloved pooches.

The destinations are a mystery and we won't visit the same place twice. After all dogs experience the world through their nose and they deserve lots of mental stimulation - so why not give them a new adventure to brag about at the local park.

You can choose the length of the trail you want to walk as Bella will be available to pick you up along the way. Chat and share stories as you wander through scenic trails - a chance to just breath and be in the moment.

Enjoy morning tea on board as we journey out to our mystery destination somewhere in Victoria.  You have the option to purchase lunch of your choice at the pub we have chosen. Bella and our team will also be available to host pooch massages onboard if the weather is not playing nicely on the day.

We have done all the planning so all you have to do is bring your sense of adventure - oh and your dog!

approx 8am - approx 5pm

Sat 2 Jul 2022
Sat 16 Jul 2022
Sat 30 Jul 2022
Sat 6 Aug 2022
Sat 13 Aug 2022
Sat 20 Aug 2022

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The mystery is the adventure!

This a whole day experience is filled with a fabulous trail walk and a great pub lunch in a range of places throughout regional Victoria. We have found some amazing trails loaded with sniffs and sights and the best part is you only have to walk one way as Bella the Dog Bus will be your chauffeur for the day. All the trails are guided by our talented team who are there to lend a hand and show you the  is a fabulous opportunity to get out an about with your dog and stroll along

We start the day with some off leash fun socialising fun at Port Melbourne Then it is all aboard Bella as she chauffeurs you to a mystery destination while you enjoy morning tea and relax with like minded folks and their pooches.

Enjoy an easy grade guided trail walk of approx 5-9km with options of shorter distances or just stay on Bella - what ever you feel like. Bella will scoot along to set points along the trail, so you can get on when you paws get tired. Then it is off to a hand selected pub for lunch where you can choose to purchase from their menus.

There will be plenty of time to spend with new and existing friends before Bella takes you back home again. Dogs are with you for lunch in courtyard/beer garden.

Should the weather not be kind, then our team will be ready for the pooches on board Bella with snuggly massage. These unique tours will show case fabulous walks where you only have to go one way as Bella will be there to pick you up.  All trails are dog pram friendly if you have an older dog who wants to join in the fun.

Inclusions

  • Morning tea/coffee and bakery item
  • Doggy gift bag of goodies and a personalised treat
  • Talented team to guide and drive
  • Chauffeured on Bella the Dog Friendly Bus with climate control, dog seat belts, seat covers and blankets
  • Water for all guests.
  • All the work to put together the walking trails and the pub for a relaxing day out

What is not included

  • Lunch and drinks at the pub
  • Photos from any photographic sessions
  • Transport to and from meeting point in Port Melbourne
  • All the awesome planning and preparation to make a fun day out
  • Please note it is not possible to join this tour at any other point except Port Melbourne.

Pesky but important information

  • AFTER you have booked you will need to complete our Guest Details Form. This must  be completed for each adult and dog attending within 3 days of your booking. Your assistance with this is necessary for our preparation.
  • All Adults must be fully vaccinated for Covid 19 and be able to provide a physical or digital evidence of a vaccination certificate (except if exempt according to the Victorian Government criteria)
  • All dogs must be desexed at the time of tour, sorry no exceptions for any reason. This is important to ensure all dogs are able to interact safely and respectfully.
  • Dogs experience the world through scent and having de sexed and entire dogs together can cause issues
  • All dogs must have a current vaccination for annual Canine Cough and to a 'C5 level'. We will contact your vet to verify these details from the information you provide in the Guest Details Form.
  • All guests must be 18 years or over and fully vaccinated
  • Only 2 dogs per person
  • No retractable leads or correctional style collars as these can present hazards in groups and on the bus.
  • It is essential your dog is in good health and able to socialise with other dogs and humans.
  • Whilst we understand sometimes circumstances change, unfortunately there are no refunds once a booking has been made.
  • If the tour is cancelled due to extreme weather we will transfer you to the next available date.
  • There are no refunds once the booking is paid.
  • If you cannot make the date you have booked, we must receive 2 weeks notice to transfer you to date
  • If 2 weeks notice is not able to be provided there is a $50 administration fee per booking.
  • There are no transfers within 3 days of the tour date and 100% of the ticket price will be forfeited if you are not able to attend

Full T&C's HERE

Dietary

  • We have carefully chosen each venue to accommodate all dietary requirements, including Vegan
  • Please specify your dietary requirements in the Guest Details Form which will be sent via email after you book and must be completed by each adult and dog on your booking, please include any food allergies.
  • Please bring any medications you require with you on the day.
  • Meeting time 8am and we recommend you arrive 15minutes early to prepare for the essential dog socialising.
  • Meet at Port Melbourne - Westport Reserve
  • Please note it is not possible to join the tour at any other meeting point as we need to do the essential dog socialising before boarding Bella, besides we have so much fun on the bus

  • Each tour has different total walking distances ranging from 5km to 9km. 
  • This is a 'hop on and hop off' style tour where you can walk as much or as little as you wish
  • Bella The Dog Friendly Bus will have pick up points for tired paws
  • All the walks are dog pram friendly and guided by one of our talented team members who will have water along the way for the pooches

We offer small group boutique style tours where you get to meet  other Peeps and Paws. This provides for a welcoming environment for solo travellers and friends alike.

Bella The Dog Friendly Bus has 45 seats, so you will have plenty of room with larger dogs getting 2 seats

This tour is capped at 15 dogs

Book all 6 tours before 31 May 2022 and go in the draw to WIN the following

  • a $200 gift voucher from Gourmet Pawprints for use on Dog Friendly Experiences

Terms and Conditions

  • All tours must be booked by 31 May 2021 to be eligible and include at least one adult and one dog
  • Winner will be the person who makes the booking
  • Gourmet Pawprints voucher cannot be used to for online store purchases or Canine Communication Webinars/Sessions/Workshops or online shop purchases
  • Drawn on Mon 16 Aug 2022 or the Monday after the last tour

When you complete the Guest Details Form sent via email after booking, book for the first date and we will complete the remaining dates for you.