Melbourne Luxury experiences

Our most recommended Melbourne Luxury experiences

From Melbourne: Small-Group Great Ocean Road Day Trip

1. From Melbourne: Small-Group Great Ocean Road Day Trip

Capture the essence of the Australian coastline and this incredible region in the luxury comfort of a Mercedes Benz custom-fitted tour vehicle with a local guide. See nature's wonders, including the 12 Apostles, and tuck into delicious local food and drinks along the way. Enjoy a personalized experience that ensures plenty of legroom on a long journey. During your adventure, your expert guide will help you explore a host of gorgeous locations including the coastal townships of Anglesea, Lorne, and Kennett River. At Apollo Bay, enjoy a lunch of freshly caught and prepared local fish and chips at the wharf. (vegetarian options available). After lunch, take a fully guided walk through an ancient rainforest before marveling at the breathtaking 12 Apostles and magnificent surroundings on the coastline. Spot unique Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, and an array of native birds. Hear unique local knowledge about the authentic Australian way of life from your expert guide. The drive back to your city hotel will take the inland route through Colac to round off an unforgettable journey.

Yarra Valley Hot Air Balloon Flight & Champagne Breakfast

2. Yarra Valley Hot Air Balloon Flight & Champagne Breakfast

Experience the thrill of ascending over a changing landscape at sunrise, suspended in a basket, floating under a spectacular hot air balloon. The cold air hits your cheeks, clouds floating past, the hot flames above warm you up under the morning sky… as you take flight… up, up, and float away. Join a spectacular hot air balloon experience with a bird's eye view of the picturesque Yarra Valley (located an hour’s drive from Melbourne) – Victoria’s renowned wine region. Operating 364 days of the year (weather permitting) this once-in-a-lifetime tour experience provides an entirely different perspective of the Yarra Valley, beyond the typical tourist itinerary. Take off on a beautiful hot air balloon flight over the Yarra Valley at sunrise. The Yarra Valley is home to 90 vineyards and 35 wineries, many of which hold a reputation for creating world-class wines. See it from an entirely new perspective as you breeze over the picture postcard landscape. Meet your pilot approximately one hour before sunrise (you will be advised of the exact time and location when you phone the duty pilot the night before your flight). Your pilot will give you a short briefing before being transported to the launch site where you may help with the launch or stand back and take photos of the balloon as it is inflated. Then, climb aboard, and away you go gently floating over the Yarra Valley as if you were a cloud. It is truly one of the most magnificently tranquil, picturesque, and dream-like experiences you can do. Afterward, make a final landing, pack the balloon away, and have a champagne breakfast (additional cost of $35pp).

Melbourne: City and Bayside Helicopter Tour

3. Melbourne: City and Bayside Helicopter Tour

Get a bird's-eye view of Melbourne on this helicopter tour. See the wreck of a J7 submarine that was scuttled in 1930, pass over the seaside suburb of St. Kilda, and snap pictures of the city skyline. Listen as your pilot provides facinating commentary along the way.  Feel the thrill of lifting off from Moorabbin Airport. Make your way over Royal Melbourne Golf Course before turning northwards towards the city. Go offshore over the Sandringham Marina where you’ll see the wreck of the J7 submarine. Continue past the famous east coast beaches and marinas. Take in views of the colorful bathing boxes at Brighton Beach, the St. Kilda Sea Baths, and Luna Park. View Albert Park Lake which is home to the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix. Head to the outskirts to see the War Memorial, the Government House, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and the Rod Laver Arena. Fly near the Melbourne Exhibition buildings, the Melbourne Museum, Victoria Market, Marvel Stadium and the Melbourne Docklands. Turn south and fly back down the east coast of Port Phillip Bay to Half Moon Bay. Return to Moorabbin Airport.

Melbourne Airport: Premium Lounge Entry (T2 Departures)

4. Melbourne Airport: Premium Lounge Entry (T2 Departures)

Travel in style as your pass through Melbourne Airport (MEL) with access to the Plaza Lounge located near Gate 9 at Terminal 2. Step inside the lounge and indulge in total relaxation with comfortable seating and a private resting area. Make the most of an array of food and beverages, bar, charging station, complimentary WiFi, newspapers and more. The Lounge is located in the restricted area of the airport. Guests must be in possession of a valid onward boarding pass and travel documents to access the lounge. Departing passengers will need to pass through immigration and customs before proceeding to the departure lounge. Transit passengers must possess an onward boarding pass (please contact your airline for onward boarding pass details).

Melbourne: 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise

5. Melbourne: 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Get bird's eye views of Melbourne and its surroundings at sunrise as you float over the city in a hot air balloon. Melbourne is the only major city around the world that you can traverse by hot air balloon. Help to inflate the hot air balloon at the start of your once-in-a-lifetime experience. Then, drift over the parks and gardens that make Melbourne the world’s most livable city. Look down onto iconic sports venues, such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne Park, and Albert Park, home to the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix. Treat a loved one to a romantic gift and get a unique peek at the city from above. Upgrade to a sparkling wine breakfast at the end of your flight for the ultimate experience.

Melbourne: Brighton Beach & Ricketts Point Helicopter Flight

6. Melbourne: Brighton Beach & Ricketts Point Helicopter Flight

Enjoy the quickest way to see the colorful Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes and the HMAS Cerberus as you circle overhead in a shared helicopter.  Depart from Moorabbin Airport and head straight to the beautiful coast. Spot the popular beachside of Blackrock and follow along the contour of the coastline. Fly over the spectacular Royal Melbourne and Victoria Golf Course before returning to the airport. 

Melbourne: One-Way Transfer to/from Melbourne Airport (MEL)

7. Melbourne: One-Way Transfer to/from Melbourne Airport (MEL)

Make the most of your time in Melbourne with a private one-way transfer between  Melbourne Airport (MEL) and your accommodation in Melbourne. Get help with your luggage and partake in some light refreshments on your transfer. Depending on the option you select, meet your guide outside your hotel or at the airport. Have assistance with your heavy bags and skip lugging your bags through a complex public transportation system. Ride in a comfortable European vehicle with plenty of room for up to four passengers. Relax after your long trip and let your local driver take care of traffic and navigation for you. Travel knowing that all vehicles are well-maintained to the highest possible safety standards.

From Melbourne: LGBTQ+ Great Ocean Road Private Day Tour

8. From Melbourne: LGBTQ+ Great Ocean Road Private Day Tour

Discover the Great Ocean Road with your very own vehicle and dedicated LGBTQ+ guide and driver for the day. Visit all the hot spots such as the world-famous 12 Apostles. Marvel at Maits Rest and the Great Otway National Park. Be picked up bright and early at 7 AM before setting out on your adventure with your guide. Explore rainforests, coastal cliff parks, and waterfall pathways on a series of guided walks. Gaze at the ocean from stunning mountain lookout points. After arriving at each viewpoint or overlook, you will have plenty of time to explore and capture memories in photographs. Learn about the area's rich history from your expert guide and what life is like for the locals that call the stunning area home.

Melbourne: Private Great Ocean Road Full-Day Tour

9. Melbourne: Private Great Ocean Road Full-Day Tour

Explore the main highlights of the Great Ocean Road on a private guided tour with the flexibility to customize to suit your preferences. Depart from your chosen Melbourne hotel in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle. Be greeted by your guide, who will whisk you off towards the start of the Great Ocean Road. First, stop at Bells Beach, one of the world's most famous surfing beaches and home of the Rip Curl Pro. Continue on to Split Point Lighthouse with a great vantage point over gorgeous deserted beaches for that perfect holiday photo moment. Pass the historic Memorial Arch where your guide will explain in detail the history behind the road, followed by a search of the Kennet river area for wild parrots and famous koala population. Stop for your lunch in the pretty coastal township of Apollo Bay, where you can sample some of the local delicacies such as the Scallop Pie. After lunch, transfer to the Great Otway National Park for a walk around a magnificent ancient Rainforest. Afterward, head to Gibson Steps and Loch Ard Gorge, before arriving at the Twelve Apostles, where you will have the chance to upgrade your tour by taking a personal helicopter joy flight over the rock formations below. Finally, climb back into the vehicle and journey back to your Melbourne hotel via scenic farming townships.

Melbourne: Helicopter, Wine Tasting & Lunch in Yarra Valley

10. Melbourne: Helicopter, Wine Tasting & Lunch in Yarra Valley

Discover the flavors of Yarra Valley on this guided day trip from Melbourne, starting with a private helicopter flight. Land at Hubert Estate for a gastronomic adventure. Visit Hubert Estate's Cellar Door for wine and cheese tasting, and indulge in a gourmet lunch at Quarters Restaurant. Begin your private winery lunch experience with a helicopter flight from Melbourne to Hubert Estate. Put on your noise-canceling headsets and take a window seat as you fly over the hills to the picturesque Yarra Valley. Make a grand entrance to Hubert Estate, landing directly at the vineyard before being escorted to Hubert Estate's Cellar Door for a wine-tasting session. Enjoy a selection of 8 St Hubert's The Stag wines, including a Victorian Chardonnay, Shiraz, and Yarra Valley Pinot Noir, paired with a cheese platter. Next, tuck in for the Hungry Hungry Hubert tasting menu that includes a variety of fresh modern Australian dishes at Quarters Restaurant. Think hearty vegetables, local meat, fresh seafood, woodfired pizza made in an Italian Marana pizza oven, and handmade pasta. Next, take a tour of the Hubert Gallery of Art. Learn the stories behind the artwork of over 20 indigenous artists from around Australia, including Polly Ngale and Yannima Tommy Watson, before your winery lunch adventure concludes with a return charter flight to Melbourne.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 48 reviews

This tour was absolutely perfect! It is organized so incredibly well, and Paul is one of the best tour guides we’ve ever had! We were initially worried about the length of the tour, but Paul made the day fly by! Plus there was time at the end to rest, which was perfect for our jet lagged selves. Bonus, he takes the perfect pictures which is so helpful when it’s just my husband and I traveling together. I cannot recommend this tour enough! Highly recommend it!

This trip was definitely one of the high lights of my holiday in Australia. We were extremely lucky with sunny blue skies throughout which made the day extra special. The driver and tour guide Paul was amazing. He made everybody feel very welcome and from start to finish of the trip, he looked after us and kept us very much entertained regaling his stories and facts. I would definitely recommend this trip as must do.

Paul was absolutely fantastic and truly made this experience one of a kind. He is incredibly knowledgeable, engaging, funny, and kind and took this trip to the next level. If I could give more than 5 stars I would, and definitely recommend this trip with Paul to anyone and everyone seeking a day trip to the Great Ocean Road.

That’s awesome even though we need to wake up at 04:30. The view up there in the air is amazing. We all having a great time. After the 3hours journey, the champagne breakfast is wonderful to fill up a hungry stomach.

Professional, very courteous and we were located easily by our driver and driven to the door of our motel expertly