Marvelous Melbourne – 7 Days
Day 1: Melbourne
Arrive Melbourne Tullamarine Airport and transfer to your hotel. (Early check-in is not guaranteed). Rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight.
Day 2: Melbourne – City Tour

After breakfast, visit Fitzroy Gardens and see Captain Cook's Cottage (own expense), Queen Victoria Market, Albert Park, home to the Australian Grand Prix. Stroll the Royal Botanic Gardens; see the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Federation Square. Visit the Shrine of Remembrance and see the Southbank waterfront precinct. See St. Paul's Cathedral and the Princess and Regent theatres. Cross the Bolted Bridge for great city views and end the tour at Federation Square.

From Federation Square, join the afternoon tour of the Phillip Island Penguins and Wildlife with Viewing Platform. Visit a boutique winery in the Gippsland Hills. Visit the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory, taste free samples and marvel at the Amazing World of Chocolate. Visit the famous Koala Conservation Centre and enjoy spectacular coastal views at the Nobbies -rugged rocky outcrops abundant in marine life and Seal Rocks, the home of Australia's largest population of fur seals. Then, see the world's smallest penguins waddle ashore after spending the day fishing. Finally, explore the Visitor's Centre before heading back to Melbourne. Overnight.          
Day 3: Melbourne – MCG Tour & Sightseeing

After breakfast, join the guided one hour Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) tour. Later take the Free Tourist Bus from Sports Precinct and ride around the city. Get down at Yarra River & Southbank and walk to Southgate Art & Leisure Precinct to take a one hour Melbourne Yarra River Scenic Cruise.  Later, proceed to the Eureka Skydeck 88th level Observation Deck for beautiful views and the thrilling Edge Experience. Walk across the Yarra River  to Melbourne Aquarium. 

In the evening join the the Spirit of Melbourne 4 Course Dinner Cruise including beverages on Yarra River. Overnight.
Day 4: Melbourne - Puffing Billy & Yarra Valley Tour

After breakfast visit beautiful Sherbrooke Forest. Enjoy a traditional morning tea of Aussie Billy Tea, Lamingtons and Vegemite crackers. Ride the restored Puffing Billy Steam Train through towering mountain ash and beautiful lush fern gullies of Sherbrooke Forest. Tour through the Yarra Valley and enjoy lunch (included) at a famous winery. Buy a selection of quality local wines. Enjoy a tour of the famous Domaine Chandon, maker of one of Australia's best sparkling wines, sip a glass of wine and enjoy local cheeses. Return to Melbourne for overnight.
Day 5: Melbourne – Great Ocean Road Tour & Helicopter Ride – Port Campbell

Early breakfast. Drive to the Surf Coast and the world's premier surfing spot of Bells Beach. Absorb the amazing coastal scenery, stopping for photos en route to Kennet River Township to see koalas in their native habitat. Continue to Apollo Bay for a lunch stop (own expense). Drive to the spectacular Otway Ranges to walk through the cool temperate rainforest. Continue to Port Campbell National Park and its iconic array of rock formations and the majestic monoliths of the 12 Apostles. Take the scenic helicopter ride of your life as you soar over the rock formations. Overnight in Port Campbell.
Day 6: Port Campbell - Sovereign Hill Gold Mine, Ballarat & Wildlife Park

Breakfast. Drive to Ballarat center of the mighty gold discovery of the mid 1850s. Sovereign Hill is a perfectly re-created example of gold rush life. Stroll the main street to visit with goldsmiths, crafts people, traders, soldiers etc. Go panning for gold in the stream, go "underground" to the fascinating gold mine and museum or ride the stage-coach through the village and see the exhibits.  Meet the kangaroos, Tasmanian devils and wombats at the Ballarat Wildlife Park. Overnight
Day 7: Port Campbell – Melbourne

Breakfast. SIC transfer to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.
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