Why I love Melbourne
“It was on a night of solo bar-hopping while researching for Lonely Planet that I had an epiphany of sorts. I have visited Melbourne dozens of times and spent lengthy periods here over the years, so the thought shouldn't have come as a surprise. However, I was in my sixth effortlessly hip bar in a row when it suddenly occurred to me that Melbourne is the coolest city of any I've visited, anywhere. I know it's a big...” Read More
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3-Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour from Melbourne
Discover the best of Victoria’s southern coast and highlands on this three-day tour of the Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park from Melbourne. From natural wonders and native flora and fauna, this tour has it all, combining the history of the region with the great outdoors.
Imagine getting to Australia’s greatest highlights in 12 legendary, stress-free days. From its world-class cities and sacred Red Centre, to the Great Barrier Reef and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, this itinerary leaves no stone unturned. With meaningful cultural immersion, included internal flights, and a guided foodie walk through Melbourne, this is a trip Down Under you might wish to take again and again.
2-Day Combo: Melbourne City Tour, Yarra River Cruise and Great Ocean Road Day Trip
See Melbourne's best attractions, cruise on the Yarra River and take a trip down the Great Ocean Road over two days within a seven day period. Spend a day discovering Melbourne. You'll see Flinders Street Station, Queen Victoria Markets, Ornamental Lake, Royal Botanic Gardens and more. On the 2nd day, explore the Great Ocean Road on a full-day trip from Melbourne. Ideal for first time visitors to Melbourne, this 2-day combo package includes three of our most popular Melbourne tours and represents a saving of up to 35%.
Australia North to South – Darwin to Melbourne
You’ve got just over two weeks in Australia, so what are you going to see? Everything! Travelling south from Darwin, tour Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks – the old stomping grounds of Crocodile Dundee – and check out some of the most diverse wildlife around. From there head to Katherine Gorge and decide if all the pictures you’ve seen have done it any justice (they haven’t!). Make your way towards the Red Centre and the magic of Uluru, followed by a stop in Coober Pedy, the neat underground town. Round it all off by taking in the scenery on your way to Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road.
2-Day Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory Tour from Melbourne
Discover the natural beauty of Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory National Park on this two-day small-group tour from Melbourne. Get back to nature with hikes along spectacular tracks and see native wildlife in its natural habitat. Be entranced by the nightly penguin parade, and visit the Koala Conservation Centre.
Are you ready to completely slather yourself in all things Australia? Travel to the Land Down Under and spend a month exploring everything this island nation has to offer. Start in Melbourne and move on from there to national parks, wine tastings, the Outback, beach days, sea kayaking, sailing, and loads more. Get the total Oz experience with this all-encompassing tour, and, who knows, you might even acquire a taste for Vegemite by the end.