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There's always somewhere new to discover in Melbourne.

 

Notorious for being a blend of bustling laneways, world-renowned restaurants, stylish cafes and bars, peculiar street art and unique wineries, a day on the streets of Melbourne could be considered a day tour of Melbourne in itself!

 

There's no doubt why Melbourne is named the coffee capital of the world. Wander through the laneways and relish the best coffee you’ve ever experienced, with Melbourne inarguably the perfect place for coffee lovers.

 

Also famous for its festivals, you may be familiar with some of the city's icons, including White Night, the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival, Cultural Diversity Week, the Lunar New Year celebrations, the Midsumma Festival, the Moomba Festival and the Christmas Festival.

 

The only city in the world with five international sporting amenities including the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Docklands Stadium, Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and Olympic Park in Melbourne Park, The Melbourne Cricket Ground, also known as 'The G' has a rich history, with our MCG tour deala must for anyone sports mad.

 

Stepping away from the city, you’ll find a myriad of other beautiful Melbourne attractions on offer, including the Great Ocean Road, the delightful Penguin Parade at Phillip Island as well as Phillip Island’s winery tours, with a delicious selection of deals ready and waiting for you!

 

Phillip Island also offers pristine beaches where you can walk along the coast of Woolamai Beach and watch surfers go about their day. In fact, there’s many Melbourne walking tours in and around the city, with many national parks also providing the opportunity to get up close and person with Melbourne’s wildlife. 

 

Over at the Yarra Valley, more opportunities to wine, dine and explore await. Known as Victoria’s oldest wine region, a Yarra Valley wine tour from Melbourne is the ultimate way to explore the vineyards and taste the stunning local produce. Your first stop on this wine tour will be the Gateway Estate Farmhouse, where you will get a chance to sample the local products like stone fruit, berries and apples, as well as a selection of local cheeses and delights. The Yarra Chocolaterie is the next stop. Savour the hot chocolate and the salted caramel gelato before you head to the  Napoleone Cider House and Brewery for tastings, followed by the Killara Estate Winery, where you will learn the art of Italian winemaking.

 

Looking for something a little more thrilling? You can also skydive over the Yarra Valleyand encounter the breathtaking sights of the lush forests, wildlife sanctuaries and dairy centres.

 

Back on land, The Mornington Peninsula is home to seaside wineries and exciting restaurants. Indulge in a day of tastings including fresh goat’s cheese, incredible chocolates and one of the best pinot noirs in the world on a Mornington Peninsula day tour from Melbourne. Or, hit the beach and explore the quiet beachside bathing boxes and remarkable views that the region is known for. You can also enjoy the award-winning hot springsand pamper yourselves in the day spa - the opportunities are endless here.

 

A Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne is one of the world’s most dramatic ocean drives. Take in the vivid scenery of the empty beaches and the famous Twelve Apostles. Learn about the history of Australia's most famous shipwreck or even take a scenic flight to explore the mind blowing surroundings. You can take a guided bushwalk along the cold and calm rainforest, or, for  a total adrenaline rush, skydive over the Great Ocean Road - just search for ‘Great Ocean Road’ up the top of this page for more ideas on what to do!

 

Grampians National Park is known for its sandstone mountains, wildflowers and wildlife. The Grampians is a series of five rugged sandstone mountains and is an excellent venue for climbing, camping, scenic drives and bush walks. Halls Gap, located in the heart of the park, offers accommodation, eateries and boutique shops. Do not miss out on the Boroka Lookout, MacKenzie Waterfalls and the Jaws of Death - here you are guaranteed many stunning pictures.

 

Wanting a day tour from Melbourne? Head out to Wilsons Promontory, also known as 'The Prom', this is one of Australia's most loved natural attractions. You can walk the coastland bush trails, swim in the pristine white beaches, camp or hike and explore the wildlife.

 

Back in the city itself, The Yarra River offers several scenic views, with the banks offering many barbecue and picnic settings for the ultimate Melbourne day trip. You can walk or cycle along the trails with the backdrop of the mighty river, or, try one of our Melbourne kayaking deals under the moonlight and explore the city from a new perspective.

 

When holidaying in Melbourne, regardless of your time in the city, make a point to explore the many colourful and impressive laneways. You will see some of the best street art in the world and get an authentic perspective on local art and the artists behind it. Melbourne art is second-to-none, but we’ll let you be the judge of that!

 

For those looking for something different, opt for a Melbourne ghost tour (if you have the guts) or, step away from the city and take a ride on the historic Puffing Billy Steam Train for a coastal ride from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park and through the glorious Dandenong Ranges. This full-day tour also includes a stop at the at the world-renowned Healesville Sanctuary, where you can wander at your leisure through the sanctuary, viewing native animals such as koalas, kangaroos, platypus, birds of prey, and more.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions About ​Day Trips In Melbourne

 

How many days do you need for Melbourne?
For those who are visiting Melbourne for the first time, it is definitely possible to experience Melbourne in 3 days, although 5 days is ideal so you have more time for day trips!

 

What is the best month to visit Melbourne?
This completely depends on what kind of holiday you’re after, however, ​​Summer (Dec-Feb) in Melbourne brings balmy summer nights, the iconic Australian Open tennis tournament as well as many music festivals to the city, creating a hive of entertainment and activity.

 

What are the top attractions to visit in Melbourne?
It’s the city where there’s something new around every corner…and every laneway! Check out our Melbourne Tours and Activities marked ‘Featured’ for a collated look at some of the best experiences we have on offer. Oh, and you may even score an awesome Last Minute deal

 

Which places provide the best tours in Melbourne for kids and families?
A Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour is a much loved experience by the whole family. Step out of the city for this memorable walk on the wild side. Or, take your holiday to new heights with a trip up Melbourne Eureka Skydeck with one of our passes! Just search ‘Eureka Skydeck 88 Entry & Edge Experience’.

 

Which experiences are best for multi-day tours in Melbourne?
Get out and about on a multi-day tour of Melbourne and surrounds. We’ve got a few great ones on offer, particularly along the Great Ocean Road. Just select ‘Multi-Day Tours’ from the Category bar on this page to discover more.

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