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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.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary Tour

Experience the Great Ocean Road’s top attractions on this guided excursion. Embark on your journey and beat the crowds while learning about the region’s scenic landscapes and pretty coastal towns from an informative guide. Visit sites like Colac, Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell, London Bridge, and Great Otway National Park Rainforest.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours
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Snow Day Trip to Lake Mountain Chocolate and Waterfalls from Melbourne

Create your very own snow day on this fun and frosty full-day tour from Melbourne. At the winter wonderland of Lake Mountain resort, you can opt to partake in snow sports like cross-country skiing or tobogganing (at own expense), or simply play in the snow. Soak in the cascading beauty of Steavenson Waterfalls on a guided nature walk and indulge in the flavors of Yarra Valley with a sweet stop at a chocolate and ice cream shop.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 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?
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Great Ocean Road Trip Tour from Melbourne

Discover the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne on this full-day 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.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Reverse Great Ocean Road Itinerary with 12 Apostles and Lunch 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.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 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.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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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.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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 cellar-door tastings. Plus, upgrade to include a gourmet lunch with wine pairings.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Day Trips

Small-Group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour from Melbourne

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 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.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Puffing Billy Steam Train & Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Tour From Melbourne

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.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Yarra Valley Wine and Wildlife Day Trip from Melbourne Including Healesville Sanctuary

Discover Australia’s wildlife and wines on a full-day tour to Healesville Sanctuary and the Yarra Valley. Depart Melbourne and head to Healesville Sanctuary where you get close views of native animals such as kangaroos, koalas and emus. Continue your scenic drive to the Yarra Valley and arrive at Yering Station Vineyard for lunch accompanied by a glass of wine. Afterward, tour the winery before moving on to De Bortoli Winery for a wine and cheese tasting. Travel through Steels Creek and the Christmas Hills on your return journey.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Day Trips

Mt. Buller Ski Tour from Melbourne

Spend a day in the mountains of Victoria on a Mt. Buller day trip from Melbourne. This wintertime tour to Mt. Buller ski resort provides two options so you can select the activity that suits you: a lift pass, or entry only to the resort. With round-trip transportation included from Melbourne, you don’t have to worry about how to navigate the mountain roads. Just enjoy the alpine village and ski slopes at your leisure!
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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Yarra Valley Wine Tour with Lunch, Cider, Chocolate Tastings 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.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Eco Tours

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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Day Trips

Great Ocean Road Day Trip: Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and Apollo Bay

Marvel over some of Australia’s most magnificent coastal views on this full-day road trip along the famous Great Ocean Road. Travel by air-conditioned coach from Melbourne and hop off to admire natural landmarks like the Twelve Apostles, Apollo Bay and Loch Ard Gorge. Along the way, indulge in typical Aussie snacks on-board, tuck into traditional fish and chips in Apollo Bay (own expense) and stroll the seafront promenade of lively Port Campbell.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Phillip Island Day Trip with Penguin Parade and Maru Koala Wildlife Park Entry

Learn about Australia’s diverse wildlife on this full-day tour of Phillip Island from Melbourne, including hotel pick-up and lunch. See native Aussie animals like dingoes, wombats and emus; pet kangaroos and wallabies; or participate in a supervised koala encounter (extra cost) at the Maru Koala and Wildlife Park. Then, take a tour of Phillip Island, visiting the Nobbies, the Grand Prix Circuit and Cape Woolamai, and sampling sweet treats at Panny's Chocolate Factory. End the day watching the memorable sunset Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour from Melbourne Including Koala Conservation Centre

Get up close to the adorable penguins and cuddly koalas of Phillip Island on this full-day back-to-nature tour, including hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Melbourne. Step back in time as you visit the Churchill Island Heritage Farm; spot koalas in their natural habitats at the Koala Conservation Centre; and tuck into a delicious afternoon tea (own expense). At dusk, head to the viewing area at Summerland Beach to watch the evening Penguin Parade, as the island’s population of Little Penguins waddle ashore to sleep in their burrows.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Small-Group Great Ocean Road Day Trip from Melbourne

Embark on a thrilling journey along Australia’s most famous coastal drive – the Great Ocean Road. Set out from Melbourne for an 11-hour tour by air-conditioned minivan, stopping along the way at the coastal towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay. Keep your camera to hand as you spot kangaroos and koalas on a rainforest stroll and admire the dreamy landscapes of Port Campbell National Park, including the iconic 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people for a personalized experience and includes hotel pick-up.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours

Half-day Tours

Half-Day Melbourne Highlights Tour Including Yarra River Cruise From Melbourne

First time in Melbourne? See the city from all angles as you combine a comprehensive tour of Australia’s cultural capital with a scenic cruise down the Yarra River. Sail past waterfront landmarks like Melbourne Aquarium, Crown Casino and Southbank, then hop on a coach tour, passing famous sites like Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne Park and the Etihad Stadium. Jump off along the way to stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the shops in lively St Kilda or snap photos of the colorful beach huts of Brighton Beach.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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great ocean road 12 apostles reverse tour

After we provide your free pick up from most places in Melbourne city area we head to the straight to 12 apostles via the inland route that takes us through the historical town of Colac where we allow you to have a morning tea break at your own expense, then we head to the 12 apostles for about 1 hour missing most of the crowds, then after we go the historical loch ard gorge, then we drive along the great ocean road stop at maits rest rainforest walk this is about 20 mins, then we head to the seaside town of Apollo bay for lunch (at own expense) around 30 shops to choose from covers all religions and dietary requirements. After lunch we drive about 25 mins for the kenneth river wild Koalas after we head to great ocean road to the famous memorial arch then we head to our last stop looking for wild kangaroos near the Bells beach area then back to Melbourne CBD area.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 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.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
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Mornington Peninsula Farm Produce, Wine & Cider Tour with optional Eureka Entry

The vineyards, orchards, and farmlands of the Mornington Peninsula are the gastronomic playground of Melbourne’s foodies and this full-day tour checks all the boxes for food and wine lovers. Visit a dairy farm, orchard, and chocolatier to taste delicious regional delicacies; enjoy a gourmet lunch at a local restaurant; and indulge in expert-led tastings at up to three wineries, then cap it all off with a visit to the Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne’s highest observation deck.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 day
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