Melbourne

Marvelous Melbourne City Sights

Duration: 4 Hours
Overview: 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.

Yarra Valley Balloon Flight

Duration: 1 Hour
Overview: Only 50 minutes from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is one of Victoria's most spectacular winery regions. Drift gently over the countryside along the corridors of grape vines and over the Yarra River as you take in the breathtaking views. Your flight will last approximately 60 minutes.

Sports Lovers Tour with Melbourne Cricket Ground

Duration: 5 Hours
Overview: Visit the venues that host some of Australia's favorite sporting events. Explore Flemington, home of the Melbourne Cup. Drive through the Commonwealth Games Athlete Villages and around Albert Park, on the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. Tour behind the scenes of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The MCG is a super stage for Australian sport, stadium for the 1956 Olympics, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, International Cricket and Australian Rules Football. Highlights (all subject to availability) include The Northern Stand, Coaches box, Players change rooms, Cricket viewing room, Long room, Bill Lawry Cricket Centre, The Ponsford Stand. Drive to Etihad Stadium and enjoy lunch overlooking the arena. Transfer to your hotel.

Sports Lovers Tour plus Foster's Australia Brewery

Duration: 7 Hours 45 Minutes
Overview: Visit the venues that host some of Australia's premier sporting events. First stop is Flemington Racecourse, the home of the Melbourne Cup. Pass by the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village, drive around Albert Park, on the Melbourne Grand Prix, tour the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) or the Rod Laver Arena. Enjoy lunch overlooking the Etihad Stadium arena and tour the Foster's Australian Brewery, famous for labels Fosters, Victoria Bitter, Carlton Draught and Crown Lager. Sampling is available.

Melbourne Zoo

Duration: At your own pace
Overview: Just 4 km from the CBD, this Zoo is home to 300 wildlife species on display in a brilliant botanical setting. Highlights include the Elephant Trail Exhibit, African & Asian Rainforest displaying Gorillas, Pygmy, Hippopotamuses, Mandrills, Tigers, Otters and the World of Bugs and Butterflies. The Zoo also features Koalas, Kangaroos, Wombats, Platypus and Seals.

Melbourne Aquarium

Duration: At your own pace
Overview: Melbourne Aquarium is in the city centre on the banks of the Yarra River. Discover four amazing worlds - Antarctica, Weird & Wonderful, River to Reef and Sharks Alive. View Australia's only sub-Antarctic Penguins; the majestic King and cheeky Gentoo penguins as they and play on the ice. See other ghost-like jellies, massive rays, enchanting seahorses, turtles, fish and fearsome sharks in the impressive 2.2 million liter Oceanarium. Enjoy the daily dive feeding presentations and shows.

Eureka Skydeck 88

Duration: At your own pace
Overview: Experience Melbourne's newest tourist attraction, atop the striking Eureka Tower, currently the world's tallest apartment building. Boasting the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere, Eureka Skydeck 88 offers unparalleled views of Melbourne and its surrounding regions. Two dedicated lifts propel you to Level 88 in under 40 seconds. Take in the magnificent 360 degree views. This is the only observation deck in the world that can thrill you with 'The Edge', a glass cube which projects 3 meters out of the building with you in it, suspended almost 300 meters above the ground!

Yarra Valley Wineries

Duration: 7 Hours 30 Minutes
Overview: Journey to the Yarra Valley. Relax as you sample superb regional wines and take in stunning views of the vineyard. Tour through the Yarra Valley and enjoy your lunch break at a famous winery. Buy a selection of quality local wines. Enjoy a winemaking tour of the highly regarded Domaine Chandon, maker of one of Australia's best sparkling wines, sip a glass of wine and enjoy local cheeses while viewing the beautiful Yarra Valley from the Greenpoint Room.

Sovereign Hill and Historic Ballarat

Duration: 9 Hours 10 Minutes
Overview: Ballarat's early wealth and proud history was due to the mighty gold discovery of the mid 1850s. Sovereign Hill is a perfectly re-created example of Gold rush life during Victoria's Golden era. Stroll the main street to visit with goldsmiths, crafts people, traders, soldiers and the like. 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.

Yarra Valley Wineries and Puffing Billy

Duration: 9 Hours 10 Minutes
Overview: Journey through picturesque wine country to the Yarra Valley. En-route visit beautiful Sherbrooke Forest, home to Lyrebirds and the Crimson Rosella, Cockatoos and Kookaburras. Enjoy a traditional morning tea of Aussie Billy Tea, Lamingtons and Vegemite crackers. Ride the restored Puffing Billy Steam Train through the towering mountain ash and beautiful lush fern gullies of Sherbrooke Forest. Tour through the Yarra Valley and enjoy your lunch break at a famous winery. Buy a selection of quality local wines. Enjoy a winemaking tour of the highly regarded Domaine Chandon, maker of one of Australia's best sparkling wines, sip a glass of wine and enjoy local cheeses while soaking up views of the beautiful Yarra Valley from the Greenpoint Room.

Philip Island Penguin Parade Tour

Duration: 11 Hours
Overview: Visit a boutique regional 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 which are 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.

Grampians National Park and Kangaroos

Duration: 12 Hours 45 Minutes
Overview: En route to the Grampians stop at Beaufort for a complimentary morning tea. On your Grampians Tour, your experienced guide will point out unique wildlife, including kangaroos, emus and a vast array of birdlife. Head into the heart of the Grampians National Park to Halls Gap and then for a nature walk. Have lunch at Halls Gap (own expense) before visiting Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre which brings to life the amazing history and culture of the local Aboriginal communities. Hike to the remarkable Jaws of Death and Balconies Lookout for majestic views. Cool off at the base of Australia's most inspiring waterfall - Mackenzie Falls. Return to Melbourne, stopping for dinner (at own expense).

Great Ocean Road Day Tour

Duration: 13 Hours
Overview: Cross the Westgate Bridge to the Surf Coast and the world's premier surfing spot of Bells Beach. Absorb the truly amazing coastal scenery, stopping for photos en route to Kennet River Township to locate local koalas in their native habitat. Continue to Apollo Bay for a lunch stop (own expense). Continue to the spectacular Otway Ranges, where you can walk through the cool temperate rainforest. Drive to Port Campbell National Park and its iconic array of rock formations and the majestic monoliths of the Twelve Apostles before returning to Melbourne.

Great Ocean Road with Scenic Flight also available

Duration: 13 Hours

Mt. Buller Snow

Duration: 13 Hours 45 Minutes
Overview: Depart for Mt. Buller, an alpine resort 250 kms north east of Melbourne. Travel through the picturesque Yarra Valley and the quaint townships of Yea and Bonnie Doon. Stop at Mansfield and where you can hire ski equipment and clothing and enjoy morning tea before continuing to Mt. Buller Alpine Village. Ski, snowboard, take skiing lessons or simply explore this spectacular mountain area. Depart in the afternoon, stopping at Mansfield to return rental equipment and have dinner before returning to Melbourne.

Wildlife Coast Cruise, Phillip Island Seal Watching Cruise

Overview: Experience this spectacular two hour cruise witnessing one of Australia's largest wild Fur Seal colony. Situated on Seal Rocks lying 2kms off the rugged south west coast of Phillip Island. An average of 5000 plus seals sighted up close.

The boat drifts within meters of thousands of seals enabling you to witness their natural environment first hand. It is impossible not to be captivated by these naturally playful and inquisitive animals who regularly approach the boat for a closer look at you! Along the way you'll be captivated by the beautiful coastline and learning the history of Phillip Island's western shoreline.

Mornington Peninsula Attraction Pass

Duration: At your own pace
Overview: The Mornington Peninsula is only an hour's drive from Melbourne, but it seems a world away. Use this pass to see 4 highlights of the Mornington Peninsula.

1) Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens: 25 acres of internationally acclaimed garden settings with over 10 garden displays with individual themes that change with every season.
2) Moonlit Sanctuary: Over 200 animals of some 30 species make the sanctuary home. These include the Aussie icons, kangaroos and koalas, as well as many other species.
3) Cape Schanck Lighthouse: One of the few still operating, surrounded by magnificent historic buildings.
4) Peninsula Hot Springs: Admission to bathing in hot springs.

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