Melbourne Garden & park tours

Our most recommended Melbourne Garden & park tours

Melbourne Sports Walk

1. Melbourne Sports Walk

Start your tour by meeting your guide at the Melbourne Day Tour Centre. Walk along the path built to accommodate guests to the 2006 Commonwealth Games all the way to the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Once here, enjoy a guided tour of the iconic stadium, which has a capacity of just over 100,000 people.  Afterwards, continue on foot to discover more of Melbourne's favourite sporting arenas. Visit AAMI Park, home to rugby teams Melbourne Storm and Melbourne Rebels, as well as the soccer clubs of Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City FC. Next make your way to the Olympic Park Oval, built on the site of former Olympic Park Stadium, built for the 1956 Summer Olympics. This venue is now home to Collingwood FC, one of the most popular AFL teams in Australia. Visit Melbourne Arena, Rod Laver Arena, and Margaret Court Arena, the home of the Australian Open Tennis Championships. Take in the sights and sports along the Yarra River on your way back to the starting point at Federation Square.

From Melbourne: Dandenong Ranges Private Tour with Lunch

2. From Melbourne: Dandenong Ranges Private Tour with Lunch

You will begin your tour at 10 AM and then travel 45 minutes outside the city into the lush Australian forest. Along the way, spot several quaint villages and lovely gardens, and watch as the city dissolves into thick foliage. Upon arriving at the Dandenong Range, Get off the beaten track on a relaxing walk through a majestic eucalyptus and fern tree forest. Soak in the sights and sounds of nature under the shade of this lush forest canopy.  After a fresh walk in the forest, pause to have lunch at a cozy nearby restaurant. Afterwards, your tour will continue with a walk in the beautiful and popular cool climate garden, Alfred Nicholas Gardens, which is the most photographed place on the mountains. Finally, drive down the mountains back to the city, where you will arrive at 4:30 PM.

From Melbourne: Yarra Valley Hike and Wine Tasting Tour

3. From Melbourne: Yarra Valley Hike and Wine Tasting Tour

Get out of the big city on this day trip to the Dandenong Ranges and Victoria’s famous Yarra Valley. Enjoy a 4-mile hike through towering forests, indulge in delicious wine tastings, and visit Matilda Bay Brewery and Four Pillars Gin Distillery. Begin your day with a quick ride from Melbourne to the stunning Yarra Valley. Follow your guide through the beautiful Eastern Sherbrooke Forest's Mountain Ash trees and wetland ferns. Keep your eyes peeled for the many lyrebirds, wombats, wallabies, and echidnas that call the forest home. After getting your appetite up, head to one of the Yarra Valley's favorite wineries, Innocent Bystander, for lunch and some wine tasting. Skip over the road to visit the craft beer brewery Matilda Bay before jumping back in the van to visit the popular Payten and Jones Winery. Top the day off with a visit to Four Pillars. This small craft gin distillery has received the title of the world's leading gin producer two years in a row and produced unique and interesting gins. After you've picked out some gin to take home, head back to Melbourne with your guide.

Melbourne: Private St Kilda Tour with History Talk

4. Melbourne: Private St Kilda Tour with History Talk

You will be picked up by your driver and guide in a luxury vehicle and chauffeured to the iconic beachside suburb of St Kilda. We begin the St Kilda experience at the St Kilda Botanic Gardens, the lesser known botanic garden of Melbourne. From here the tour progresses through the main shopping street of St Kilda, the famous Acland St, and onto St Kilda Beach where we can six, relax and take in the sunset. After dark it's time to take a visit to the Little Penguins who reside in their sanctuary at the end of the pier. This penguin sanctuary is one of the best kept tourist secrets in Melbourne. Although you won't be allowed to touch them or take photos with a flash, you will be able to see and hear them from up close. A real nature experience. As we make our way back to your vehicle we take the back streets of St Kilda so that you can learn about the very unusual and specific architecture that can be found in the hidden parts of the suburb.

Melbourne: Full-Day Horses, Wine, and Beer Tour

5. Melbourne: Full-Day Horses, Wine, and Beer Tour

This culinary tour of Melbourne takes you to the Living Legends racehorse retirement village at Woodlands Historic Park, home to many favorite retired champion race horses. Meet the horses, watch the kangaroos in their natural environment, and enjoy morning tea. The tour continues on to the Gisborne Peak Estate, where you can enjoy some wine tasting as well as a gourmet wood-fired pizza for lunch. The estate is located within the Macedon Ranges wine region, a recognized cool-climate wine growing region. The final stop of the tour is at Holgate Brewery, a traditional country pub and home of the 2008 Best Beer Brewed in Victoria Trophy. Enjoy tasting the beers at the pub, full in flavor and rich in character, and relax in the beautiful beer garden.

Melbourne: Mount Dandenong Bush Private Tour with Dinner

6. Melbourne: Mount Dandenong Bush Private Tour with Dinner

Discover the beautiful region of Mount Dandenong on a private guided day tour from Melbourne. Discover a diverse range of local wildlife, admire the beautiful scenic views, and enjoy a hearty Australian-style dinner in the bush. Start with pickup from Melbourne by tour host and driver in a luxury vehicle at an agreed location. Travel into the scenic surroundings of Mount Dandenong. Admire the canopy of ferns and huge forest trees as you make your way to a number of picturesque locations to admire the lush surroundings. Enjoy a hearty Australian-style dinner in the tranquil surroundings as parrots and cockatoos tweet and soar overhead. Embark on a relaxed bush walk to help to burn some of the calories. If you're lucky you may encounter a Lyrebird. After the bush walk, you will visit a beautiful garden for some scenic photo opportunities. Make your way to the final stop of the tour known as "Sky High". Admire the breathtaking views of Melbourne before hopping back into the vehicle for a relaxing journey back to the city.

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What people are saying about Melbourne

Overall rating

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based on 28 reviews

We have visited the botanical gardens many times, but have never experienced the gardens as we did with Den as our guide. His knowledge, expertise and friendly nature made a huge impact on us. I will be organising this tour as a gift in the future for family and friends.

Really interesting tour led by Den. It was great to learn more about Australia's indigenous people. Worth doing as part of a walk around the stunning gardens.

Den was an amazing guide, he was funny, knowledgeable and very easy going. It was awesome to learn about aboriginal culture from another mob.

It was wonderful - for all age groups. Tour guide brilliant, inclusive abc very knowledgeable.

Dennis was great. Funny and moving at the same time, loved this.