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  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Melbourne City Afternoon Tour

Explore Melbourne on an afternoon coach tour of the outskirts of the CBD and also visit the inner suburbs of St Kilda, Brighton and Elwood. See vibrant shopping and restaurant districts in the Docklands, Chapel St in Prahran, and Acland and Fitzroy Streets in St Kilda. Get photo ops at the Royal Botanic Gardens, visit the Ornamental Lake, then glimpse the city's love of sports at Melbourne Cricket Ground, the National Tennis Centre and Etihad Stadium. Your local guide shares insider knowledge for a great introduction to lively Melbourne.


  • 4-hour afternoon Melbourne sightseeing tour by coach
  • Learn about arts and history at the the Shrine of Remembrance, Royal Botanic Gardens and see the Arts Centre Melbourne
  • Snap photos of the city and port from Bolte Bridge
  • Stroll around the vibrant suburb of St Kilda, perhaps purchasing a treat at one its famous European-style patisseries
  • Drive through the fashionable Elwood and Brighton areas and stop for photo ops at the Brighton bathing boxes
  • Get insider tips on the best of Melbourne from your knowledgeable guide
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Melbourne City Afternoon Tour

Brighton bathing boxes, Melbourne

After pickup from your hotel, start your coach tour by taking in two important sites of the sports-loving city: Melbourne Cricket Ground and the National Tennis Centre in Melbourne Park.

Continue to the Domain Parklands area which includes the Royal Botanic Gardens. Established in 1846 along the south bank of the Yarra River, the gardens are one of the world’s best examples of Victorian-era landscaping. Next door is Kings Domain, which contains the Shrine of Remembrance, initially created to memorialize the many soldiers who died in the First World War; now it includes subsequent wars.

Next, pass by the Arts Centre Melbourne, a complex of theaters and concert halls featuring a variety of top-notch performers. Then drive to the Docklands, an area along Victoria Harbour that has recently evolved into a vibrant mix of residences, restaurants, shops and public space. See Etihad Stadium, headquarters for the Australian Football League and also host to cricket, soccer and rugby matches. Then cross Bolte Bridge to take in spectacular views of the city and Port of Melbourne.

Motor southeast to the cosmopolitan suburb of St Kilda where you can purchase an afternoon tea or coffee in one of many delicious patisseries along Acland Street, then visit Fitzroy Street’s vibrant mix of funky bars, restaurants and shops.

Continue driving a little further to the fashionable suburbs of Elwood and Brighton. Stop for a photo op at the colorful Brighton bathing boxes, used by generations of beachgoers.

On your way back to central Melbourne, roll through bustling Chapel Street and the suburb of Prahran, which boasts plenty of heritage-listed buildings. Then pass by Albert Park, where the Australian Grand Prix is held annually. Your tour ends when you are returned to your hotel in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was a tour well spent. Although, I would have liked a bit more stops along the way. Overall, a great quick tour of the City of Melbourne.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour, plenty of time to explore at key stops.
William our driver was excellent...the right balance of input

We almost goofed on pick up times, failing to read the not so small print, that hotel pick ups were well in advance of tour start time. Maybe this should be in BOLD BLOCK

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I enjoyed this tour and it was really interesting to get away from the city centre as well as seeing important parts of the inner city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Brilliant - A must when visiting Melbourne

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

I enjoyed this afternoon tour - you see a lot - again its nice to get out into the country side. Stunning views from Shrine of Remembrance. Would strongly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

the tour was very interesting and informative. Our coach driver William was very well versed on the content of the tour and was very helpful to all passengers

Michael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Nice leisurely trip. A few stops for pictures.. Good way to spend an afternoon if you want to see around Melbourne. Very clean bus and great driver.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Great way to see Melbourne, St Kilda and surrounding areas. Very informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Great tour, thoroughly entertaining driver (Darryl.

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