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Enjoy a twilight kayak tour on the Yarra River with an expert guide who shows you Melbourne from the water. You can either head downstream into the heart of the city to see sites such as the Old Customs House, Turning Basin, Melbourne Maritime Museum and the Crown Casino. Or venture upstream to paddle past the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Herring Island, which features sculptures by native Australian and international artists. Your tour includes informative commentary and light refreshments, with afternoon or evening departures.
Experience Melbourne at sunset from the water on a 2.5-hour kayak tour on the Yarra River. Your guide takes you around Victoria Harbour and along Southbank where you pause to see the fire-ball display at Crown Casino. Enjoy an on-the-water dinner of fish and chips, then see downtown Melbourne before your tour ends next to Princess Bridge. Includes guide, use of equipment, light dinner, and kayak tour.
Experience the Great Ocean Road’s top attractions on this guided excursion that follows the iconic road in reverse. Embark on your journey and beat the crowds while learning about the region’s scenic landscapes and pretty coastal towns from an informative guide. Visit sites including the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell, London Bridge, and Great Otway National Park Rainforest.
Experience the delights of Victoria’s wine country on this Yarra Valley wine tour from Melbourne. With an informative wine guide, you’ll visit four popular wineries: Balgownie Estate, Steels Gate Winery, Greenstone Vineyards, and Yering Farm. Enjoy plenty of tastings as well as a winery lunch while you learn about winemaking in Australian and admire the picturesque landscapes.
Get a different perspective at Melbourne’s iconic sights on a kayak tour along the Yarra River. Leave from Federation Square and paddle past popular sights such as Princes Bridge, Flinders Street Station, Crown Casino, and the Docklands district. Take in the beautiful city skyline and enjoy a relaxing day on the river on this 2-hour tour, perfect for all ages and skill levels.
Discover Melbourne’s history and highlights on this guided Yarra River cruise. Float past the city’s towering skyscrapers and lovely urban gardens while learning about the transformation of this vibrant city from 19th-century port town to a modern cultural capital. Your sightseeing cruise takes you upriver and downriver for a scenic overview of attractions on both banks.
Create your very own snow day on this fun and frosty full-day tour from Melbourne. At the winter wonderland of Lake Mountain resort, you can opt to partake in snow sports like cross-country skiing or tobogganing (at own expense), or simply play in the snow. Soak in the cascading beauty of Steavenson Waterfalls on a guided nature walk and indulge in the flavors of Yarra Valley with a sweet stop at a chocolate and ice cream shop.
Soak up a spectacular aerial view of Melbourne with a visit to Eureka Skydeck 88 — the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere. Admire the watery expanse of Port Phillip Bay and the rolling Dandenong Ranges in the distance. Even the other skyscrapers of Melbourne’s business district will seem miniature from this incredible vantage point. Thrill-seekers can upgrade to experience ‘The Edge’— a moving, glass-bottomed cube that lets you hover over the city streets 88 floors below.
Spend a day immersed in the amazing animal kingdom at the Melbourne Zoo. Encounter native land species like koalas, wombats and kangaroos at the Australian Bush exhibit, and watch Victoria’s indigenous penguins and seals splash around at the Wild Sea. Admire creatures from around the globe, such as mighty Asian pachyderms at the Trail of Elephants and elegant African zebras and giraffes in open-air habitats. Don’t miss the energetic primates at Lemur Island and an elevated orangutan exhibit!
Instead of crowding onto one of the city’s many Yarra River cruises, explore Melbourne from the river at your own pace and without anyone getting in the way on this afternoon kayaking tour. Disembark from central Melbourne with your partner in a double sea kayak. Follow your guide downriver, seeing a mix of historic buildings, modern skyscrapers, and picturesque parks. With commentary from your guide as you paddle, learn about the city’s maritime history.
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These hidden gems in Melbourne may have limited interaction with crowds:
- Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre
- Forum Melbourne
- Chapel Street
- Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
- Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm
- Caulfield Racecourse
- Station Pier Cruise Ship Terminal
- Block Arcade
- South Wharf
- City Circle Tram
- Dandenong Ranges
- Australian Ballet
- St Paul's Cathedral
- Como House and Garden
- Australian National Aviation Museum
- Cooks' Cottage
- Melbourne Princess Theatre
- Old Melbourne Gaol
- Mount Macedon
- Melbourne Zoo
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Day Trips from Melbourne
- Melbourne to Australia
- Melbourne to New South Wales
- Melbourne to Victoria
- Melbourne to Sydney
- Melbourne to Twelve Apostles
- Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory National Park
- Melbourne to Grampians National Park
- Melbourne to Healesville Sanctuary
- Melbourne to Albert Park
- Melbourne to Brighton Beach
- Melbourne to Sovereign Hill
- Melbourne to Mornington Peninsula
- Melbourne to Brighton
- Melbourne to Great Otway National Park
- Melbourne to Ballarat
- Melbourne to Geelong
- Melbourne to Great Ocean Road
- Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory National Park