Melbourne Tours

Melbourne Tours

Melbourne, the capital of Victoria is a vibrant hub of style, sport, culture and dining with a maze of hidden laneways, opulent bars, exclusive restaurants and off-the-beaten-track boutiques. Here you can soak up culture, hit the sporting grounds, taste the dynamic food and wine scene, dance till dawn or wander the parks and leafy boulevards. Visit Federation Square, the city’s landmark cultural space, and enjoy a sunset beer on the St Kilda promenade. Shop till you drop on funky Brunswick Street or upmarket Chapel Street. Wander Southbank’s cafes, bistros and bars and get a world tour of cuisines in Carlton, Richmond and Fitzroy. Take an Aboriginal Heritage Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens and cheer with a capacity crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Drive the Great Ocean Road to the Twelve Apostles and Victoria’s world-class surf beaches. Challenge yourself on the mountainous Great Alpine Walk or drive the Great Alpine Road through the Australian Alps and Gippsland. Find all you need to know about Melbourne in Australia, the capital of Victoria and a vibrant hub of style, sport, culture and dining. Finally, match your Melbourne travel plans with one of the city’s world-famous events, such as the Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Open Tennis or the Melbourne Cup.

 

Phillip Island & Private Penguin Experience Full Day Tour

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An Australian Pacific Touring coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to the corner of Flinders & Russell Street at Federation Square, the departure point of your tour. At 1.15pm join your coach to commence your afternoon and evening Phillip Island Tour. Journey to the Gippsland region and visit Warrook, a working cattle farm, for the opportunity to pat and feed kangaroos, wallabies and a host of farm animals. Encounter koalas in their natural habitat at the Koala Conservation Centre and stroll along elevated boardwalks to spot koalas in the trees. Time is allowed to purchase dinner (own expense). View spectacular coastal scenery at the Nobbies, two rocky outcrops abundant in marine life. From the walkways you may be able to catch a glimpse of Australia’s largest population of fur seals living along the coastline. Browse through the Phillip Island Visitors Information Centre and learn about the little penguins and life on this island. Watch as the Little Penguins battle the surf and make their way to their dune burrows, learn of the environmental and conservation methods that are initiated to ensure the wildlife and vulnerable geology of Phillip Island remains protected. See the Little Penguins up close as they return to their nests to greet their young families. You will be provided with technology to view the penguins and an audio headset providing commentary from an accredited ranger. Tour concludes at approximately 9.30pm (April to September) or 10.30pm to 11.30pm (October to March), at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Notes & Information: Nobbies viewing is seasonal and dependent on daylight hours. Please ensure you take: warm waterproof clothing. Return time varies depending on the season.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, Entry to Warrook Cattle Station, Entry to Koala Conservation Center & Penguin Parade with Private Penguin Experience
Exclusions: Dinner
From $196 per person

 
Yarra Valley Wine Experience Full Day Tour Incl Lunch

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Join your Australian Wine Tour Company vehicle at the selected pick up location (see Notes & Information for details) to commence a full day tour to the Yarra Valley, with an experienced wine tour driver/guide. Transfer to Yering Station vineyards and start the day by being shown how to swirl, sniff and slurp, then you’ll be ready to taste some of Yering Station’s award winning classic Australian wines. Travel to Rochford Wines where the first half hour will be spent at the tasting table, a great opportunity to make a wine selection for lunch. After lunch travel to Yering Farm Vineyards. Experience wines made with traditional wine making methods in their cellar door which showcases antique copper wine making tools used by pioneer winemakers over a century ago. A fantastic environment to enjoy superb wines. Next visit is French Champagne company Moet & Chandon’s Australian production house – Domaine Chandon, the perfect way to finish the day with a guided tour through the winery which shows how the wine is made, followed by a relaxing glass of Australia’s best bubbly with tasty light platters and a view that will leave you in awe. Tour concludes at your pick up point, at approximately 5.00pm.
Inclusions: Lunch & Wine tasting
Exclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off
From $156 per person

 
Morning City Tour with River Cruise Half Day Tour

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A Gray Line coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to Federation Square East (corner of Flinders and Russell Street), the departure point of your tour. At 8.10am join your coach to commence a morning City Tour with River Cruise. Travel through the city centre past Chinatown, Parliament House, St Patrick’s Cathedral and St Paul’s Cathedral. Continue past the Melbourne Cricket Ground and National Tennis Centre then to Albert Park Lake, site of the Australian Grand Prix. Travel over Westgate Bridge for panoramic views of Melbourne before visiti  ng the Botanic Gardens for morning tea (own expense). Return to the city, stopping at the Shrine of Remembrance. Enjoy a scenic cruise on the Yarra River and experience early settlement days with views of the barque “Polly Woodside” and bluestone wharves. Gain spectacular views of the city skyline and see the West Gate Bridge. Tour concludes at approximately 1.15pm, near Flinders Street Station.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up, River cruise
Exclusions: Hotel drop off & Lunch
From $95 per person

 
2 Day Great Ocean Road – Std: Comfort Inn Apollo Bay
Incl 1 Night Accommodation

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Day 1: An Australian Pacific Touring coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to the corner of Flinders & Russell Streets at Federation Square, the departure point of your tour. At 8.00am join your coach to commence a two day Great Ocean Road tour. Depart Melbourne and travel over the Westgate Bridge to Geelong arriving at the seaside township of Apollo Bay by early afternoon. Remainder of the day is at leisure in this seaside resort town. Overnight accommodation at Comfort Inn Apollo Bay.
Day 2: This morning is at leisure.  After lunch (own expense) you will be picked up for the afternoon’s touring.  Today brings unforgettable memories travelling along one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives.  Take in the natural beauty of this rugged coastline as it unfolds to Port Campbell National Park.  See the mighty power of the ocean at the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and the remains of London Bridge. Discover the reason that this coastline has been named ‘The Shipwreck Coast’. Return to Melbourne and witness the spectacular night lights of Melbourne while crossing the West Gate Bridge. Tour concludes at approximately 7.30pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence. (B)
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, Breakfast on day 2, National Park Entry fee, Accommodation for 1 night
Exclusions: Lunch on day 1 and 2, Dinner on day 1
Child Policy: Children 3-14 years at child rate / under 3 years free of charge
From $730 – 2 people sharing double room

 

Yarra Valley Food & Wine Journey Full Day Tour Incl Lunch

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An Epicurean Food & Wine Tours vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a full day tour to the Yarra Valley. Journey to the Yarra Valley and visit De Bortoli Winery for a private tasting in their Trophy Room (subject to availability) with cheese, and sample the award-winning ‘Noble One’. Visit the historic Yering Station Vineyard and taste wines at the cellar door and wander through the Produce Store showcasing produce from the region. Arrive at Domaine Chandon for a tour of the winery followed by lunch, accompanied by sparkling and still wines. View the landscape while you taste wine from Coldstream Hill’s cellar door followed by a visit to the 100 year old working Yarra Valley Dairy for cheese tasting including their multi-award winning Persian Fetta. Tour concludes at approximately 5.30pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, Lunch, Entry fees & Wine tasting
From $204 per person

 
Wine Region Full Day Tour Incl Lunch

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A Wine Tours Victoria vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a full day Wine Region Tour. Enjoy premium wines, fabulous food and magnificent Victorian countryside whilst touring one of Victoria’s principal wine regions. The tour operates to 4 different locations and you will be advised at the time of bookin  g which area has been scheduled. The Yarra Valley – features small and large wineries, including Domaine Chandon and De Bortoli and can be combined with a visit to Healesville Sanctuary. The Macedon Ranges – renowned for its boutique wineries, mysterious Hanging Rock and views of Melbourne from Mount Macedon. Mornington Peninsula – wineries include T’Gallant, Red Hill Estate & Tuck’s Ridge. Geelong/Bellarine Peninsula – wineries include Bellarine Estate, Scotchmans Hill & Kilgour Estate. Lunch is included. Tour concludes at approximately 5.30pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, Lunch & Wine tasting
From $170 per person

 
Phillip Island Penguins & Wildlife with Viewing Platform Full Day Tour

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An Australian Pacific Touring coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to the corner of Flinders & Russell Street at Federation Square, the departure point of your tour. At 1.15pm join your coach to commence your afternoon and evening Phillip Island Tour. Journey to the Gippsland region and visit Warrook, a working cattle farm, for the opportunity to pat and feed kangaroos, wallabies and a host of farm animals. Encounter koalas in their natural habitat at the Koala Conservation Centre and stroll along elevated boardwalks to spot koalas in the trees. Time is allowed to purchase dinner (own expense). View spectacular coastal scenery at the Nobbies, two rocky outcrops abundant in marine life. From the walkways you may be able to catch a glimpse of Australia’s largest population of fur seals living along the coastline. Browse through the Phillip Island Visitors Information Centre and learn about the little penguins and life on this island. Enjoy the Penguin Parade from a separate viewin  g platform and boardwalk which is limited to 170 people per night. Rangers are on hand to provide interpretation of the world’s smallest penguins and their fascinating lives. Watch as the Little Penguins battle the surf and make their way to their dune burrows, learn of the environmental and conservation methods that are initiated to ensure the wildlife and vulnerable geology of Phillip Island remains protected. See the Little Penguins up close as they return to their nests to greet their young families. Tour concludes at approximately 9.30pm (April to September) or 10.30pm to 11.30pm (October to March), at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Notes & Information: Nobbies viewing is seasonal and dependent on daylight hours. Please ensure you take: warm waterproof clothing. Return time varies depending on the season.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, Entry to Warrook Cattle Station, Entry to Koala Conservation Center, Entry to Penguin Parade and Penguins Plus viewing platform
Exclusions: Dinner
From $156 per person

 
Phillip Island Penguins Direct Half Day Tour

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An Australian Pacific Touring coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to the corner of Flinders & Russell Street at Federation Square, the departure point of your tour. At 3:00pm (April to September) or 5.00pm (October to March) join your coach to commence an evening tour to Phillip Island. At dusk, view the wonderful phenomenon of the little penguins as they emerge from the surf, returning to the safety of their dune rookeries. From your nearby vantage point you will have the opportunity to watch the penguins feed their young. Dinner can be purchased at the cafeteria (own expense). Tour concludes at approximately 9.30pm (April to September) or 10.30pm to 11.30pm (October to March), at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Notes & Information: Please ensure you take: warm waterproof clothing. Return time varies depending on the season.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, Entry to Penguin Parade
Exclusions: Dinner
From $121 per person

 
Aussie Cattle Farm & Phillip Island Penguins with Lunch Full Day Tour

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An Australian Pacific Touring coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to the corner of Flinders & Russell Street at Federation Square, the departure point of your tour.  At 10.00am join your coach to commence a full day tour.  Journey to the Gippsland region and visit Warrook Station Farm, a working cattle farm featuring cattle, lambs, kangaroos and homestead country cooking, plus is a classic family owned station property running over 150 head of cattle and over 900 lambs.  Have the opportunity to enjoy an insider’s look at typical station life and all the daily action – feed the kangaroos, wombats and baby farm animals and watch the sheep dogs run through their paces as they muster sheep.  After lunch, take a hay ride around the farm or help milk the cows in the dairy. “Click go the shears”, during the interesting sheep shearing demonstration out in the shed or barn.  After leaving Warrook, next visit is the Koala Conservation Centre and learn about these cuddly creatures, strolling along the elevated boardwalks to view the koalas in their natural habitat.  Time is allowed for dinner purchase (own expense).  Top this outdoor day with an evening visit to Phillip Island.  View spectacular coastal scenery at the Nobbies, two rocky outcrops abundant in marine life.  Browse through the educational Phillip Island Visitors Information Centre before taking your place in special viewing stands to watch the daily evening ritual of the wild little penguins and watch the little penguin parade at dusk as they exit the surf and waddle to their nests.   Tour concludes at approximately 9.30pm (April to September) or 10.30pm to 11.30pm (October to March), at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Notes & Information: Nobbies viewing is seasonal and dependent on daylight hours. Please ensure you take: warm waterproof clothing. Return time varies depending on the season.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, Lunch, Entry to Warrook Cattle Station, Entry to Koala Conservation Center, Entry to Penguin Parade
Exclusions: Dinner
From $199 per person

 
Melbourne Sunrise Balloon Flight Half Day Tour Incl Return Transfers from Hotel

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A Global Ballooning vehicle will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to the Hilton on the Park at 192 Wellington Parade East Melbourne, the departure point of your tour.  Your pilot will give you a short briefing, and you will then be transferred to the launch site where you will be encouraged to assist with the set up and pack away of the balloon. Experience a one hour flight over the city of Melbourne in a hot air balloon. In the early morning light you will drift by the array of parks and gardens that make Melbourne one of the world’s most liveable cities, and as the city comes to life look down on some iconic sporting venues such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Park and Albert Park racetrack. Tour concludes between 7.00am – 9.00am (depending on the time of year), at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Notes & Information: As tour departs prior to sunrise it can be extremely cold depending on the time of year, so layered clothing is recommended which can be removed as the day warms up.  Wear clothes as for hiking, sturdy shoes, warm socks, a cap and sunglasses, and don’t forget your camera ! Ballooning is an audience participation activity and you will be encouraged to assist with the set up and pack away of the balloon, so please be aware that clothing may get stained or dirty.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off
Exclusions: Breakfast
From $374 per person

 
Great Ocean Road Sights Full Day Tour Incl Lunch

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A Heli Experiences vehicle will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to the VIP departure lounge at the heliport to commence a full day Great Ocean Road tour.  Fly along the stunning Great Ocean Road coastline including the Otways wilderness to the Twelve Apostles.  Land directly next to the 12 Apostles boardwalk at Edge Heli Pad for ground sightseeing and a light picnic lunch.  Reboard the helicopter and fly over the Twelve Apostles, along the Great Ocean Road coastline and marvel at all the sights and photographic opportunities.  Tour concludes at approximately 4.00pm (time may vary depending on the season), at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Notes & Information: Please note that tour start and end times are approximate, and will vary depending on the season. This tour is operated on a ‘share’ basis (not private touring).
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off plus Lunch
From $3,189 per person

 
Moonlight Kayak Tour 2.5 Hours Incl Dinner

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Join Kayaking Melbourne at Shed 2, Victoria Harbour Promenade, North Wharf Road, Docklands to commence a Moonlight Kayak tour. Before setting off receive safety instructions and paddling techniques on how to use the kayaks and equipment.  Experience the magic of Melbourne’s waterways at sunset on this unique kayaking tour of Docklands and downtown Melbourne.  Stop for fish and chips dinner which is enjoyed in the boats while the sun sets. Take in the views of the city skyline as you gently glide down the tranquil Yarra River.  Con  tinue under the Bolte Bridge and past Crown Casino and stylish Southbank and under Princess Bridge.  Along the way the guide will share commentary on interesting facts about the Yarra River and the founding of Melbourne.  Tour concludes at approximately 2.5 hours after commencement, at the Rowing Sheds across the Yarra River from Federation Square.
Notes & Information: Please ensure you take: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera and warm clothing. Departs from Shed 2, North Wharf Road, Docklands.
Inclusions: Dinner, Kayaking equipment, Safety gear including life vest, Waterproof bag & Kayak Guide
Exclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off
From $99 per person

 
Sports Lovers Plus Melbourne Cricket Ground Half Day Tour Incl Lunch

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A Melbourne Sports Tours vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a morning Sports Lovers Plus Melbourne Cricket Ground tour.  Visit the venues that play host to some of Australia’s favourite sporting events, including Flemington – home to the Melbourne Cup horse race, drive through the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village and around Albert Park on the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. Then visit the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and tour ‘behind the scenes’ (subject to availability) including the Northern Stand, Coaches’ Box, Pla  yers’ change rooms, Cricket viewing room, Bill Lawry Cricket Centre, the MCG Museum, and walk on the hallowed turf (arena). Alternatively, you can choose entry to the interactive National Sports Museum at the MCG. Lunch is included. Tour concludes at approximately 1.30pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Notes & Information: Please note that some venues, and areas at the MCG may not be available on the requested day due to events.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, Lunch, MCG Tour or entry to National Sports Museum
From $116 per person

 
3 Day Great Southern Journey Melbourne to Adelaide
Includes 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation

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Day 1: A Parkwood Personalized Tours vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a three day Great Southern Journey from Melbourne to Adelaide. Travel along the Great Ocean Road through the coastal resort towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay where a lunch stop is made (own expense). Travel inland through the Otways temperate rainforest then along the Shipwreck Coast stopping to view the 12 Apostles, London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge. Dinner is included this evening. Overnight accommodation in Port Fairy. (D)
Day 2: After breakfast travel to the Grampians National Park for bush walking, scenic lookouts, Aboriginal culture, wildflowers and the opportunity to view kangaroos and koalas in the wild. Stop for lunch at Halls Gap (own expense). After lunch, continue across the Western Plains to the Coonawarra wine growing district in South Australia. Dinner is at your own expense this evening. Overnight accommodation in Coonawarra. (B)
Day 3: After breakfast travel to the quaint lobster fishing village of Robe then continue to Coorong National Park, an area teeming with birdlife, where a stop is made for lunch (own expense). Cross the Murray River by ferry at Wellington where the river enters Lake Alexandrina, then continue through the Adelaide Hills into Adelaide. Tour concludes at approximately 5.00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence. (B)
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, Breakfast on day 2 and 3, Dinner on day 1
Exclusions: Lunch on day 1, 2 and 3, Dinner on day 2
From $3,789 double room

 
Melbourne City Bicycle Half Day Tour Incl Lunch
Join Real Melbourne Bike Tours at Rentabike at Federation Square, Riverbank level (near the Riverland Bar) Melbourne, to commence your 4 hour Melbourne City bicycle tour. Enjoy this fun tour exploring Melbourne’s grooviest streets, parks, shops, cafes and hidden laneways on this leisurely ride through Me  lbourne. See iconic Melbourne sights including Yarra River, Sports Precinct and Melbourne Cricket Ground, Parliament, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Fitzroy Gardens, Lygon Street (Little Italy), Queen Victoria Markets and hidden inner-city laneways. Lunch is included. Tour concludes at approximately 2.00pm at Federation Square.
Notes & Information: Departs from Rentabike at Federation Square, Riverbank level (near the Riverland Bar). Please ensure you take: comfortable riding clothes – please wear ‘layers’ to allow for changeable weather.
Inclusions: Lunch, Helmet, Bicycle mounted bag
Exclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off
From $115 per person