Have You Heard Y.E.T? – Sep 2023

It’s the September edition of Have You Heard Y.E.T?!

Welcome to the September edition of ‘Have you Heard Y.E.T?!’

This month’s article features an update on what’s happening at Y.E.T, an update on Rob’s Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb, Wedding transport is our feature experience of the month and this month’s team member spotlight is on Jenny McAulay.

What’s happening at Your Exclusive Tours?

It is hard to believe that August has come and gone so quickly here at Your Exclusive Tours. There are only 16 Mondays until Christmas Day. How scary is this?

August has been a month full of smiles, laughter, birthday celebrations, and social wellbeing and connection. Our Ladies’ Day in the Yarra Valley was all about social wellbeing and connection with the group from Connected Women. This group’s focus is meeting like-minded people, sharing a common interest or bond, and forming new friendships. The day out involved a Gourmet Chocolate Tasting, Wine Tasting with Cheese & Grazing Board, Two Course Lunch with another Wine Tasting, and a Gin & Cocktail Experience.

We were proud to receive the following 5 star Google review from Melissa @ Connected Women and thank her for taking the time to leave it for us:

“Connected Women arranged a Yarra Valley Wine Tour for 18 of
our Melbourne members in August 2023. Our members had an
absolutely amazing experience and thoroughly enjoyed
the day. The variety, care and detail of the experience
that was put together by Rob and his team was exceptional
and we look forward to booking many more events with
Rob and Your Exclusive Tours in the near future.” 

One of the real highlights for the month August was a 90th birthday celebration for our guests whose family had travelled from the Caribbean and Europe. We love creating these special occasions and private tours for our guests to celebrate.

A business trip combined with a family holiday here to Melbourne allowed us the opportunity to explore The Great Ocean Road and Yarra Valley with this amazing family from Malaysia. The smiles and laughter were continuous over two days and we captured a number of pictorial memorials. 

Finally, as August gives way to September, we look forward to welcoming Spring and saying goodbye to Winter.

Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb

Your Exclusive Tours owner Rob Rees has been a volunteer firefighter with the Country Fire Authority for 15 years. This is the 10th year that Rob has completed the Melbourne Fire Fighter Stair Climb, asceding Crown Metropol in 25kgs of turnout gear and wearing breathing apparatus.

The Melbourne Fire Fighter Stair Climb has raised over $638,000, with the end goal being $700,000 by World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2023. This year’s charity partners are Lifeline, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation and the 000Foundation.

A highlight for Rob climbing the stairs was getting a selfie with one of the event volunteers on level 18 in the stairwell. Events like these rely on amazing volunteers.

Rob would like to say thank you to Chief Concierge Matthew Du and Paul Schroeder from Crown Towers Concierge Team coming and wishing him luck and providing words of encouragement. Congrats also to his fellow brigade members from CFA Bayswater on completing the climb. It’s not yet too late to support the climb and donations are welcome at

Destination Experience of the Month – Weddings!

Melbourne’s peak wedding season will soon be upon us, and hundreds of couples will celebrate their union at stunning locations around Melbourne and Victoria. Whether this be in our own city or surrounds, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Bellarine Peninsula, Phillip Island or Gippsland, there are just too many amazing destinations to mention.

Your Exclusive Tours can transport you and your wedding party and/or family in our luxury Mercedes Benz vehicles. We can transport from 2-10 guests, or larger groups by request.

Your professional, uniformed chauffeur will offer your whole party the red-carpet treatment with water and soft drink included with your transport service. We’ll take the hassle out of getting you wherever you need to be on the day, making every journey seamless.

With options that extend from 1-12 hours, we are an ideal choice for any wedding party & family and can tailor a solution that includes: 

  • Groom’s Transfer
  • Bridal Party Transfer
  • First Look
  • Ceremony 
  • Photo locations
  • Reception
  • Newly Weds Getaway
  • Parents of the Bride and Groom Transfers
  • Wedding Guest Transfers
  • Honeymoon Transfer

Don’t forget we can help with your other special events. We can help plan a fantastic Hens or Bucks day tour.

Should you wish to find out more, please reach out to discuss your requirements with us, or learn more here.

Team Member Spotlight – Jenny McAulay

Each month we highlight a member of the YET team and let you get to know them a little better. This month our spotlight is on Jenny McAulay.

  1. What is your role at Your Exclusive Tours?
    Chauffeur / Tour Guide.
  2. If you weren’t part of the Your Exclusive Tours team, what other job would you like to attempt?
    Not sure! I’m still wondering what I’ll be when I grow up! Now I am a mother of 3 gorgeous children….
  3. Tell us something about yourself that we don’t know
    I was a social worker before I became a mum. I am a coffee enthusiast and I’m always on the hunt for a good coffee.
  4. What’s your favourite quote?
    “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier”.
    Mother Teresa

Stay tuned for more news in our next edition of ‘Have you heard Y.E.T?!’ and in the meantime, if you haven’t yet subscribed, you can do so here: