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Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne

Take in breathtaking sights of long sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs on this guided, full-day tour of Australia’s Great Ocean Road. See some of the most spectacular coastal scenery on Earth, including the Twelve Apostles limestone stacks and the Gibson's Steps, site of a historic clifflines. Bushwalk in Great Otway National Park, and try out your koala-spotting skills at Kennett River. Travel in a deluxe minicoach with a small group for a relaxing, personalized experience.
  • Duration: 14 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 14 hours 30 minutes
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Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne

Observe some of Australia’s most popular native wildlife on this tour from Melbourne to Phillip Island that includes a stop at Maru Koala and Animal Park. Interact with koalas and kangaroos before arriving at Phillip Island, home to sea birds, fur seals and, most famously, penguins. You’ll see the Nobbies to look for seals on the rocky coastline while you wait for sunset, when the little penguins perform the Penguin Parade, their nightly ritual of waddling out of the water and along the beach to their burrows. Upgrade options are available for better views and an enhanced experience.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne

Experience the delights of Victoria’s wine country on this Yarra Valley wine tour from Melbourne. With an informative wine guide, you’ll visit four popular wineries: Balgownie Estate, Punt Road Winery, Domaine Chandon and Yering Farm. Enjoy plenty of tastings as well as a winery lunch while you learn about winemaking in Australian and admire the picturesque landscapes. Choose your appropriate pickup location when booking.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Day Trip from Melbourne

Discover some of Australia’s most photographed landscapes on this full-day tour of the famous Great Ocean Road from Melbourne. Stop for morning tea in Anglesea, spot wild koalas along the Kennett River and tuck into lunch overlooking the dramatic Apollo bay. After lunch, enjoy a hike through the Otway Rainforest, learn how the notorious Shipwreck Coast earned its name and marvel over natural landmarks like the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and Gibson Steps.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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  • Duration: 14 hours
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Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne

Discover the natural delights of Phillip Island with an eco-tour from Melbourne. See the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes, visit the beach and take some time to admire these historic landmarks. Visit the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park for an up-close encounter with koalas and other Australian wildlife. Finish the day at a local beach where you can watch hundreds some of the world's tiniest penguins waddle out of the ocean and across the sand to their burrows. Group numbers are limited to 24 people for a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Melbourne Combo: Great Ocean Road Tour and Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour

Enjoy savings on two of Melbourne's most popular tours — the Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island penguin parade — when booking this combination package. Spend one full day taking in the highlights and spectacular scenery of the Great Ocean Road, including the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. On another day of your choice, head to Phillip Island to watch the nightly parade of little penguins, in addition to stops at Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island Farm.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour

Watch the Phillip Island Penguin Parade on this evening tour from Melbourne. See the nightly ritual of these beloved fairy penguins waddling from the ocean to their burrows in the sand. Phillip Island is home to one of the world’s largest colonies of some of the world’s smallest penguins. When booking, select the standard viewing option or the Penguin Plus Viewing Platform for a better vantage point.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Reverse Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Day Trip from Melbourne

Discover Australia’s postcard paradise as you travel along one of the world’s most iconic coastal roads. Dodge the crowds by driving the famous Great Ocean Road in reverse, starting with morning tea in Colac, then stopping to view landmarks like the Gibson Steps, Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles. After tucking into a delicious picnic lunch, take a hike through the Otway rainforest, spot koalas along the Kennett River and enjoy dramatic views over Apollo Bay. This full-day tour from Melbourne includes lunch and hotel pick-up.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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  • Duration: 14 hours
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Full-Day Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Sunset Tour from Melbourne

Experience the spectacular scenery of Australia’s Great Ocean Road on this full-day guided tour from Melbourne. Admire postcard-worthy vistas around every turn of the coastal road, and pass through charming port towns along the way. Learn the fascinating and tragic history of Australia’s jagged ‘Shipwreck Coast’ when you visit the Loch Ard Gorge, site of a famous wreck. Your journey will come to a dramatic climax when you arrive at the Twelve Apostles geologic wonder just as the sun sets (seasonal and weather dependent).
  • Duration: 14 hours
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Great Ocean Road Trip Tour from Melbourne

Discover the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne on this 12-hour tour by coach that allows you to soak up the beauty of one of Australia’s most stunning stretches of coastline. Be wowed by the Twelve Apostles, learn about the tragic history of Loch Ard Gorge, stop in Port Campbell, and enjoy photo ops of the rugged scenery throughout the day.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Puffing Billy Train With Optional Penguin Parade or Melbourne City Tour

All aboard for a thrilling half-day mountain adventure on the historic Puffing Billy steam train! Ride the authentic heritage railway through beautiful rainforest valleys and fern gullies as you cross the Blue Dandenong Ranges from Belgrave to Menzies. Stop for a typical Aussie morning tea of Bush Billy Tea and lamingtons, then pay a visit to the crafts village of Sassafras. Or why not make a day of it and upgrade to include a Melbourne City Tour or an evening tour to see the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island?
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne

Spend a full day exploring the landmarks of the Great Ocean Road. Watch the sunset at the famous Twelve Apostles rock formation, pass the Otway Ranges, spot koalas at Kennet River, explore landmarks in Port Campbell National Park and more. Known as one of Australia's most beautiful drives and one of Victoria's most popular destinations, the Great Ocean Road offers great photo ops of coastal scenery, picturesque seaside towns and pristine wilderness — a must-do excursion from Melbourne.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Koalas and Kangaroo in the Wild Tour from Melbourne

Get an up-close encounter with the amazing animals of Australia on this small-group wildlife tour! Traveling with an expert naturalist guide, you’ll explore the bush and grasslands of Melbourne’s western plains to spot roaming residents including wild kangaroos, koalas, emus, cockatoos and more. Learn about the natural habitats and behavior of these wonderful creatures, and enjoy a gourmet lunch on this full day tour. Numbers are limited to ten people to ensure a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Puffing Billy Steam Train, Yarra Valley and Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour

Explore the delightful Dandenong Ranges with this family-friendly day trip from Melbourne. Chug through an emerald forest aboard the historic Puffing Billy steam train, and enjoy a traditional Aussie ‘billy’ tea and bird feeding among the fresh mountain scenery. Visit the Healesville Sanctuary for an up-close encounter with native Australian wildlife like kangaroos, wombats and koalas.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Small-Group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip from Melbourne Including Moonlit Sanctuary

Travel with a small-group tour from Melbourne to Phillip Island to see the penguin parade and other wildlife highlights of Victoria. Your full-day tour stops at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park to meet Australian natives such as koalas and wallabies. Head to Churchill Island to visit a historic farm and the Koala Conservation Centre, then go to see the dramatic Cape Woolamai surf beach and the Nobbies boardwalk where you can enjoy the views of the rugged South Coast.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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  • Duration: 13 hours
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Yarra Valley Wineries and Puffing Billy Steam Train Tour from Melbourne

Embark on a full-day adventure through the forests, mountains, and vineyards of Victoria. Enjoy tea and birdwatching in the Dandenong Ranges, and cruise through a verdant landscape aboard the historic Puffing Billy steam train. Discover the vineyards of the Yarra Valley as you sample premium regional wines at wineries cellar-door tastings. Plus, upgrade to include a gourmet lunch with wine pairings.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Mornington Peninsula Day Trip from Melbourne

Spend a delightful day exploring the beautiful scenery and culinary treasures of Mornington Peninsula with this full-day trip from Melbourne. Visit the historic Point Nepean National Park and Murray’s Lookout for majestic views of Bass Strait. Satisfy your taste buds with lunch at a favorite local eatery and a tasting of regional wines, plus a visit to a local chocolate shop or strawberry farm. Dial up the action at The Enchanted Adventure Garden! Australia's largest Tube Slide Park, 4 mazes including 3D indoor maze, 20 beautifully landscaped gardens.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Yarra Valley Gourmet Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne

Enjoy an authentic taste of the Yarra Valley on this full-day ecotour from Melbourne, including hotel pickup. Visit local farmers, family-run wineries, and artisan producers as you travel through the patchwork of vineyards and farmlands. Stop along the way to indulge in wine tasting at De Bortoli winery; sample scrumptious handmade chocolates at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie; and enjoy a delicious lunch at Rochford Winery. That’s not all: other stops include Yarra Valley Dairy and Yarra Farm Fresh.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Yarra Valley Food and Wine Day Trip from Melbourne Including Lunch at Yering Station

Treat yourself to a full-day tour of the Yarra Valley from Melbourne, located just one hour away. Taste premium wines and food while visiting a variety of small and large wineries with your expert guide. You'll enjoy five wine tastings, an à la carte lunch at Yering Station, and a cheese tasting with your wine at De Bortoli Winery. Hear about the history of the fertile Yarra Valley and its wineries, which have a well-deserved reputation for great chardonnay, pinot noir and sparkling wines.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town Day Trip From Melbourne

Experience life in 19th century Australia on this full-day tour of the Sovereign Hill open-air museum, including hotel pick-up and round-trip transport from Melbourne. Get a feel for life in a gold-rush town as you peek into crafts workshops, watch blacksmith demonstrations, ride a stagecoach or try your hand panning for gold. That’s not all:  head underground for a tour of the Red Hill Mine, learn about the great Australian gold rush at the Gold Museum, or upgrade to include lunch or entrance to the Ballarat Wildlife Park.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Healesville Sanctuary and Yarra Valley Day Trip from Melbourne

Enjoy a full day of Australian wildlife and wine in the Yarra Valley during a memorable guided tour from Melbourne. See native animals at Healesville Sanctuary, where kangaroos, koalas, wombats and other amazing critters live. Afterward, have lunch at a winery restaurant and sip a range of wine during a guided tasting. Finally, treat your taste buds to a mouthwatering chocolate or ice cream at a famous chocolatier in the Yarra Valley. Your small group is limited to 11 participants to ensure a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs and Wine Tasting Day Trip from Melbourne

Treat yourself to a delightful day on the Mornington Peninsula with this full-day tour from Melbourne. Unwind with a relaxing soak in natural hot springs, and sample regional flavor with a delicious local lunch and wine tasting. Stop at a local strawberry farm or winery, depending on the season, and visit the Enchanted Adventure Garden for an afternoon of outdoor fun. From hedge mazes and obstacle courses to a giant tube slide, there’s something for everyone at the family-friendly gardens!
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Experience Yarra Valley: Beer, Cider, Wine and Food from Melbourne

Indulge in the culinary delights of the Yarra Valley on this full-day food and wine tour. Learn about regional wines at two boutique wineries, and visit a local brewery to tap beer and cider kegs. Plus, satisfy your sweet tooth with samples of handmade chocolates and ice cream at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-Creamery. Socialize with other passengers as you cruise through the beautiful valley aboard a mini-coach equipped with storage space for cooler boxes for any food and wine purchases along the way.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour

Discover the flavors of Yarra Valley on this full-day gourmet food and wine tour. Enjoy private wine and cheese tastings with your small group, and learn about regional wines from your knowledgeable guide and through discussions with local vintners. Savor a gourmet two-course meal with wine pairings followed by cellar door tastings surrounded by the natural beauty of Yarra Valley. A maximum of 10 people allows for an intimate, personalized experience.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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