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Full-Day Yarra Valley Wine Experience with Lunch

1. Full-Day Yarra Valley Wine Experience with Lunch

Winery tours have never been so much fun and so affordable! This full-day tour takes in some of Victoria's best wineries in the stunning region of the Yarra Valley, just an hour’s drive from Melbourne. Begin by learning the art of the swirl, sniff and slurp from your expert wine guide and then try a range of cellar door tastings. Move on to lunch at the next venue and enjoy a winery restaurant meal with a glass of wine. In the afternoon travel through the gorgeous scenery to a smaller boutique winery for some tastings and finish the day at another top winery. Return to Melbourne having had an unforgettable day out in the Yarra Valley. Detailed Itinerary 09:00–09:40 AM: Pick-up at designated stations and departure for the Yarra Valley (just under an hour’s journey in the touring coach). 11:00 AM– Greenstone is beautifully situated on a single site in the picturesque Yarra Valley, an hour's drive from Melbourne. The Winery and Cellar Door, which are nestled in to the base of the Christmas Hills, have unparalleled views of the Estate vineyard and Great Dividing ranges. It is here that winemaking operations are carried out, making Greenstone one of the most progressive wineries in the valley. 12:00 PM– Balgownie Estate: One of the Yarra Valley’s jewels, Balgownie Estate is a stylish winery featuring great views and an excellent restaurant, where you’ll enjoy lunch with a glass of the Estate’s wine. And, of course, there are more great wines to taste at the Balgownie cellar door. 01:30 PM– Yering Farm: This stop is one of the Yarra Valley’s most charming boutique wineries. Yering Farm boasts stunning views and a delightful sense of heritage. At the cellar door you’ll have the opportunity to experience traditionally-made wines and to see the antique copper wine-making equipment used by the Yarra Valley’s pioneer vignerons. 02:15 PM – Soumah of Yarra Valley: The cool climate allows this winery to specialize in styles and varieties typical to northern Italy and south eastern France. With awards for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, you’ll be sure to find something pleasing while overlooking the rolling hills of the vineyard and the majestic Warramate Hills. 03:30 PM: Depart the Yarra Valley for Melbourne. 04:30–05:00 PM: Return to drop off stations.

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From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Full-Day Trip

2. From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Full-Day Trip

Enjoy morning views of Melbourne city and Port Phillip Bay as you cross the Westgate Bridge, Australia’s longest bridge, at just under 1.5 miles (2.6 kilometers). You are embarking on one of the world’s greatest drives to tour the Great Ocean Road! The scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road takes in some truly amazing coastal scenery, with new views being revealed around every bend. You will make plenty of scenic stops, including a photo opportunity at the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch at Eastern View and a stop at Kennet River, home to a large population of cute and cuddly wild Koalas. A sighting is almost guaranteed as they munch away on Eucalyptus leaves. Then it is on to Apollo Bay for a chance to walk around the famous coastal town. Afterwards, follow the Great Ocean Road away from the water and into the mountains. Proceed through the spectacular Otway Ranges and stop to enjoy a stroll in the cool, temperate rainforest at Maits Rest. Continue to Port Campbell National Park, with its iconic array of rock formations. Be awestruck by the majestic monoliths of the 12 Apostles. A dinner stop is made on the journey back to Melbourne at the beautiful township of Colac, before enjoying a stunning view of the illuminated city as you cross Westgate Bridge on the way home.

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Phillip Island: Penguins and Wildlife Full-Day Tour

3. Phillip Island: Penguins and Wildlife Full-Day Tour

After pick-up from your accommodation in central Melbourne or St Kilda, journey out through the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne to the small country town of Tooradin. Continue above the top of Westernport Bay and stop at Maru Koala and Wildlife Park. Here you will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with Australian wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, emus, dingos, wombats and of course, koalas. You’ll also have the option to have your photo taken with a koala (not included, pay at the time) and hand feed kangaroos! From here it is a short drive to Phillip Island where you’ll make your way to the spectacular views of Cape Woolamai and Woolamai Beach. Walk along the beach, dip your feet in or sit back and relax. A short drive along the island will take you to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. The far western end of the Island is some of the most spectacular coast line in Australia, featuring the ancient volcano remains known as The Nobbies. Then, go along the coastline spotting wallabies in the wild on the way to the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Settle yourself into the little penguin’s environment as you watch them come ashore for the night, waddling next to and underneath the boardwalks. It’s a beautiful and heart rendering experience that will stay with you forever.

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From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Reverse Experience

4. From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Reverse Experience

Depart the Melbourne CBD (Central Business District) early in the morning, and travel inland to arrive at the "Shipwreck Coast" before the rest of the tour buses arrive. See the beautiful limestone rocks of the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and Gibson Steps without the crowds. Hear the story of Loch Ard as you step down into a gorge carved by the Southern Ocean over hundreds of years. Enjoy a picnic lunch at one of these breathtaking spots. Then, drive back along the Great Ocean Road, waving at the other tour buses as they pass in the opposite direction. Stretch your legs in the Otway Ranges on a guided rainforest walk amongst some of the tallest tree species in the world. Drive back to the coastal road and visit the seaside town of Apollo Bay. Continue along the coast, traveling a twisting route with spectacular ocean, beach and cliff views. Stop in Kennett River to look for koalas in their natural habitat amongst the eucalyptus trees. Pass through small seaside towns as you continue your journey and stop at Memorial Arch, where a sign honors the workers that built the road. Return to Melbourne for the end of your perfect Great Ocean Road experience.

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From Melbourne: Grampians National Park Great Escape

5. From Melbourne: Grampians National Park Great Escape

Depart Melbourne Central Business District and pass over the mighty Westgate Bridge as you make your way through the western suburbs of the city towards western Victoria. Journey through the Victorian goldfields of the 1850s and take a short break in the quaint country town of Beaufort for morning tea.  Approach Grampians National Park and get an appreciation of what makes the giant mountain range so spectacular as it appears from the surrounding flat plains. Marvel at Mt. William as you get your first glimpse of the park, and then go to the Brambuk Aboriginal Culture Center to learn about the art, heritage and 6 seasons of the Grampians as described by the indigenous people. Discover an abundance of kangaroos resting in the areas around the center. Next, make your way into the heart of the park, and enter the small township of Halls Gap. Enjoy the drive into the Mt. Difficult range. Take in the breathtaking views of the plains of western Victoria from Boroka Lookout, before walking to the geological icon of the Balconies, featured in the Japanese animation "Princess Mononoke." Continue to the base of the majestic Mackenzie Falls or Silverband Falls, and follow a series of more than 250 stairs to the bottom of the cascades to cool off and relax. As the sun begins to set, keep an eye out for large mobs of kangaroos that call the area home before your return journey to Melbourne.

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From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Full-Day Trip

6. From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Full-Day Trip

Begin the day with an early start leaving the Melbourne CBD where you will drive over the Westgate Bridge towards the Great Ocean Road - one of the few places where the destination and the journey are the same thing. Once you arrive on the Great Ocean Road, enjoy morning tea along the Surf Coast at your first stop, a perfect way to meet your fellow travelers and your guide for the day. As you wind along this iconic road, each twist and turn reveals new spectacular views of the rugged coastline and into the Otway Ranges that lie inland. Hear the history of the road and its workers as you make a stop at Memorial Arch, also known as the Great Ocean Road sign. Pass through quaint yet popular holiday resort towns before your guide takes you on a wild koala spotting adventure amongst their natural habitat of the eucaluptus trees. Make your way to the historical town of Apollo Bay for a bite of lunch. Stroll the streets, meander the main beach or try some unique and award-winning ice cream. After lunch, the road ventures away from the coastline and into the heart of the Otways National Park. Embark on a guided walk through the crisp fresh air of an ancient rainforest. A truly magical part of the day as you're emersed amongst ferns and the world's second tallest species of tree. The journey continues through the rainforest before reaching the Shipwreck Coast where you will find some of the biggest attractions for the day. Hear about the coastline's most famous shipwreck before stepping down into the gorge at the center of the story of the Loch Ard ill-fated journey. Be towered by the sheer limestone cliffs that form the gorge as you stand on the beach or step into the cold waters of the Southern Ocean at the bottom before reaching the major attraction - the 12 Apostles. View these ginormous limestone monoliths formed by hundreds of years of erosion as they stand high and strong against the forces of nature. A true sight to behold and a perfect way to cap off the day before making your way back to Melbourne for the night. 

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Melbourne 3-Hour Small Group Tour

7. Melbourne 3-Hour Small Group Tour

Take a 3-hour tour of Melbourne in a small group to get the best of the city. The tour covers a good part of the city and the inner suburbs, including the elegant city center, with all the glory of the 19th-Century architecture from the time of the Gold Rush to the time of Federation and beyond. Listen to stories of the men and women who made the city one of the greatest in the world. Live guides are available in English, Spanish, Italian, and German. Melbourne was the capital city of Australia from 1901 to 1927, and in some ways it still is. Recognized as the Australian center for culture, fashion, sports, and gastronomy, this city tour is truly memorable, with simply dozens of highlights including: Southern Cross Station Collins St Rialto Building Supreme Court Old Royal Mint Flagstaff Gardens Queen Victoria Market (except Monday and Wednesdays) Melbourne University Lygon St Melbourne Museum Royal Exhibition Building Carlton Gardens Victorian Cottages Old Melbourne Gaol City Baths RMIT University Melbourne Central Shopping Centre State Library Old GPO (now a shopping Centre) Gothic Bank Block Arcade Manchester United Building Town Hall Regent Theatre And much, much more! You can also opt to enter the Eureka Skydeck for fantastic panoramic views.

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Yarra Valley: 2–Day Winery Tour with Luxury Overnight Stay

8. Yarra Valley: 2–Day Winery Tour with Luxury Overnight Stay

Day 1:  Melbourne CBD Touring and Transfer Choose from 5 central meeting points departing between 9:20 AM and 9:40 AM. After a 1–hour transfer to Yarra Valley, enjoy your first tasting at Steels Gate Wines. Learn how to swirl, sniff, slurp and then enjoy an extensive tasting at an iconic Yarra Valley cellar door. Move on to Balgownie Estate to discover the history of winemaking. Taste some great wines before you move into the striking Rae’s restaurant for a delicious 1–course lunch, including a glass of wine and tea or coffee. Stay overnight at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa. Enjoy complimentary access to the Health Club. Day 2: Yarra Valley Touring and Transfer Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast for 2 at Rae’s Restaurant at leisure. At 1:15 PM, make your way into the cellar door to meet your AWTC driver-guide. Take in the sights of the rustic Yering Farm cellar door, a converted old hay shed overlooking stunning views. Your last stop for today is Soumah of Yarra Valley, which specializes in wine styles and varieties typical to northern Italy and southeastern France. With awards for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and a passion for northern Italian varieties, you will be sure to find something pleasing while overlooking the rolling hills of the vineyard and the majestic Warramate Hills.

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Yarra Valley: 2-Day Winery Tour with Luxury Overnight

9. Yarra Valley: 2-Day Winery Tour with Luxury Overnight

Day 1.  Melbourne CBD Touring and Transfer Board our Yarra Valley Wine Experience - Enjoy a personalized tour in the company of an average number of 12-20 people, maximum 24 passengers in our luxury, air-conditioned fun bus. Choose from 4 central meeting points departing between 09:20 AM - 09:40 AM. Join our AWTC Wine Expert as your guide this morning and make some new friends this morning with our small touring group. After an approximately 1 hour transfer to Yarra Valley, arrive at a premium cellar door to enjoy your first tasting. Your first stop is, your AWTC guide will present an entertaining wine tutorial. Learn how to swirl, sniff, slurp and then enjoy a extensive tasting at an iconic Yarra Valley cellar door. Your next destination today is the amazing Balgownie Estate. Tucked away just off the Melba Hwy, Balgownie is a real gem. With spectacular views and a great display on the history of winemaking, this place has a lot to offer. The cellar door staff will share some of their great wines with you before you move into the striking Rae’s restaurant for a delicious 1 course lunch, including a glass of wine and tea or coffee.  Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa (your overnight destination) After lunch say goodbye to your touring companions for today and make your way to reception to check-in for your relaxing overnight stay for 2 in a Spa Suite at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa. There are many activities to enjoy in the afternoon from complimentary access to the Health Club (experience pool, steam room and gym equipment) or why not book in at the Natskin Spa Retreat (own expense). Leisure facilities include tennis court, volleyball net, giant chess set and 1.6 km walking trail. Enjoy dinner in the comfort of your room or why not head to Rae’s Restaurant for dinner (own expense). Day 2. Yarra Valley Touring and Transfer Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast for 2 at Rae’s Restaurant at leisure. Then the rest of the morning is free time to explore and enjoy the resort. (Lunch at own expense). At 01:15 PM, please make your way into the cellar door to meet your AWTC driver guide. Make new friends on board our touring service this afternoon – settle back and enjoy. Today take in the sights of the rustic Yering Farm cellar door which is a converted old hay shed situated at the top of the hill, overlooking stunning views. Your last stop for today is Soumah of Yarra Valley, which specializes in wine styles and varieties typical to northern Italy and southeastern France. With awards for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and a passion for northern Italian varieties, you will be sure to find something pleasing while overlooking the rolling hills of the vineyard and the majestic Warramate Hills. Tour return time will be between 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM depending on traffic conditions and drop back location will be as per your pick-up location.

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Melbourne: Sunrise Wildlife Adventure, SUP, Bike & Breakfast

10. Melbourne: Sunrise Wildlife Adventure, SUP, Bike & Breakfast

Be picked up in Melbourne CBD in the early morning. After a short, 20-minute drive, you’ll find yourself out in the urban Australian wilderness. There, you can view iconic Aussie wildlife up close and personal. Visit a selection of beautiful parks including, Westerfolds Park, Candlebark Park, Warrandyte Park, and Plenty Gorge. The specific park chosen will depend on times and weather conditions. Your first activity is a mountain bike ride along riverside trails through the Aussie bush. Keep your eyes peeled for wombats and kangaroos, and listen out for birdlife. You’ll spend about an hour riding the various trails before stopping for a flask of fresh Melbourne coffee as your paddleboard is set up. Your guide is also a certified SUP instructor and will give you all necessary instructions on standup paddleboarding. Afterward, cruise along on your paddleboard for around an hour. As you paddleboard, enjoy the scenic views along the waterway. After a morning of activities, it’s time for breakfast. Head to a local hangout cafe to enjoy a classic Melbourne brekkie. While you are there, be sure you grab yourself a barista-made Melbourne coffee. Once refueled, hop back in the vehicle and drive the Yarra Scenic Drive back towards Melbourne. Your guide will point out interesting sights along the way and some more incredible Aussie wildlife. Arrive back in Melbourne and be dropped off before lunchtime.

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What people are saying about Melbourne City Centre

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 548 reviews

good selection of wineries and excellent lunch and knowledgeable guide if there was a downside some of the other clients were a bit on the loud side and did not seem that interested in hearing about the fascinating history from our guide. He coped well with the situation all credit!

Peter if a great host and driver. Really enjoyed my day, even though i'm not a big wine drinker. Tour ran to schedule and we had plenty of time at each location.

Excellent experience, highly recommend! Great tour guide, efficient itinerary, great value for money, great day out!

Grampians national park is a charming place. We enjoyed every single station in our trip.

lovely trip fantastic views. would highly recommend this trip.