Melbourne is Australia’s second-largest and fastest-growing city and the Capital city for the State of Victoria. It is best known as the Arts, Sports and Culture precinct of Australia with a global reputation for its diversity, energy and creativity. To many of our travellers from Europe, Melbourne offers that refreshing ‘taste of home’ with the cities architectural beauty often being compared to cities like Berlin and Vienna.
With much of your adventures tours in Australia being about vast coastline and perpetual sunshine all year round, Melbourne distinctively has the four seasons and offers a uniquely vibrant metropolitan atmosphere that no other city in Australia can. Continuously rated ‘the most liveable city in the world’, Melburnians are very proud of their festive and artistic heritage and would be more than delighted to talk that through with you over an almond latte!
Melbourne’s Best Tours
Melbourne is the ideal starting place for all travel and tours around Australia. The cities prime placement allows you to plan your travels more concisely with Melbourne offering greater accessibility to places. Your freedom to choose where you would like to visit first makes Melbourne an exciting place to begin your work and travel.
Heading out of the city there are various ways you can treat your adventure spirit. Phillip Island Tours (Penguin Island), Grampians trails and the Wilsons Promontory are three famous trips for guests wanting to see an abundance of wildlife such as, kangaroos’, Penguins and Wombats - while also enjoying amazing hikes along the Mornington Peninsula.
Many travellers come to Melbourne for that foodie and wine element, so private wine tours and artisan beer tours to the Yarra region are wildly popular all year round. For the most part, it is the bucket-list event of the Great Ocean Road tour and visiting the twelve apostles that will kick your Aussie adventure into gear.
Melbourne’s Travel Itinerary and things to do:
- Go on any one of the Free Walking Tours and learn about the street art and history of the city
- Sip on wine on one of the Yarra Wine Tours before heading on a night out, visiting all the secret bars and famous rooftop bars
- Join a Melbourne Group Tour to the adventure spots of the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island and Grampians tours.
- Learn to surf in the world-famous town of Torquay along the Great Ocean Road
- Eat to your hearts content down China Town or anyone of the famous eating hubs!
- Go Ballooning over the city or jump out of a plane in one of the ONLY places in the world where you can skydive over a City
- Walk the Southbank Promenade and enjoy either the floating bars or getting on board a sunset cruise along the Yarra River
Melbourne Tours can be tailored according to your needs
Our adventure travel agencies are scattered across the city, making the task of learning the “Melbourne Way” a walk in the park. As the perfect starting point to your overland travels, Melbourne also offers the best holiday packages to most parts of Australia.
The best alternative Melbourne departed tours include:
-Uluru tours from melbourne
-Sydney tours from Melbourne
-East coast tours from melbourne
-Adelaide tours from melbourne
-Great ocean road tours from Melbourne
-Nullarbor tours to Perth
Free things to do in Melbourne
- Tour the central artsy laneways
- Visit the Victoria Night Markets
- Go Gallery hopping starting at the NGV
- Soak up the Bayside life at St Kilda
- Try a coffee at any of the famous laneway cafes
- Lap the city in the free city trams
- Pack a picnic at the Royal botanical gardens
- Gaze at some of the churches and cathedrals
- Head to any of the free gigs and festivals anytime of the year
FAQ’s about Melbourne
Where should I go for a day trip in Melbourne?
If you are short on time and could only select one place, it would be a Great Ocean Road day trips. Its not only famous for the twelve apostles and stunning coastline, there are several hidden spots that will keep you on your toes. In saying that, all the adventure spots in Melbourne offer something very unique with the Grampians and Wilsons Prom’s becoming more and more popular each year.
How many days do I need in Melbourne?
This depends on what your intentions are for Australia. If you are on the Work and Holiday visa, we would recommend 3-6 months over the spring and summer. If you are here on a tourist visa and want to see all parts of Australia, then a minimum of 7 days is recommended.
How do I get from Melbourne to Phillip Island?
The best way to see Phillip Island is with one of our preferred tour operators for the Island. They are both very comfortable and flexible with the tour guides providing all the entertainment. If you choose to self-drive with friends that is also possible through one of preferred car and camper providers. Unfortunately, if you are wanting to go via public transport the trains do not go directly there, and you would have to either time it with one of the bus services. This is not recommended because of its inconvenience and if you are going for the penguin parade, penguins only come from the water at sundown -so finding a late-night service back to Melbourne city wouldn’t be possible.
Is Melbourne worth visiting?
Absolutely. It is not only great to travel here, but many internationals also choose to live here. Variety is the spice of Melbourne life and everything you need is at your fingertips.
What to do in Melbourne at night?
The most common Melbourne night out would start with a bottomless brunch before heading to the footy, grabbing a cocktail at a rooftop bar and then making your way to any number of the heaving late night boozy spots across the city. Melbourne is open all night long so there is generally no rush to get any of the late-night pubs and bars. There is always the Eureka Skydeck and night walks for those wanting to see the colour of the city as it lights up.
How do I plan a trip to Melbourne?
That’s easy! If you are coming to Melbourne either internationally or in any main centre of Australia, our friendly agencies are at your service to assist your every need. Whether it be knowing the right areas to find accommodation or reserving a spot on any of our amazing adventures here, there is always a store near you waiting to tailor a plan to meet your desires. Alternatively, you can always jump on our online store if that’s better for you.
Where to eat in Melbourne CBD?
This is near impossible to answer with every single cuisine you could ask for, all in the CBD! If we were to single out one strip, it would be Degraves Lane where you might even spot kangaroo burger!