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  • Wilsons Promontory: 2.5-Hour Wilderness Cruise

    1. Wilsons Promontory: 2.5-Hour Wilderness Cruise

    Travel in the world's first custom-built amphibious boats, designed for cruising waters in comfort and safety. Witness the iconic South Point, the southernmost tip of mainland Australia and cruise into the waters of Bass Strait and Victoria's first marine national park. Discover a rugged and raw coast like no other as you explore The Glennies, Anderson Islets, and Anser Island. Marvel at the prehistoric boulders of Mount Oberon, situated behind the white quartz sands of Norman Beach, before uncovering the iconic granite monolith that is Skull Rock. Sculpted by waves and surrounded by crystal blue waters, Skull Rock's eerie facade becomes even more mysterious as more skull shapes reveal themselves the closer you get. Search for abundant wildlife including thousands of seals, dolphins, and migrating whales.

    Absolutely brilliant tour. Was great to see the coastline from offshore. A very comfortable trip - all seats have a great view. The fur seals were amazing and we even got to see a whale! Highly recommended!

  • Phillip Island: 16-Minute Beach & Wildlife Helicopter Flight

    2. Phillip Island: 16-Minute Beach & Wildlife Helicopter Flight

    Discover Phillip Island as you have never seen it. Your 16-minute helicopter scenic flight commences as you leave the heliport and track the spectacular coastline, passing Smiths Beach, Surfers Point and Cunningham Bay. Marvel at the amazing views of the world-famous Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, home to Moto GP, World Superbikes and V8 Supercars. Fly overland to Berry's Reef, and pass by the appropriately named Pyramid Rock. Look below and you might catch a glimpse of the shipwreck SS Speke as you fly over Kitty Miller Bay. Move on to Summerland Beach, home to the little penguins, who arrive home here each night at dusk. Arrive at Seal Rocks and The Nobbies. Look below to see the seals, then return along the coast, taking in fantastic island views, back to the heliport. Don't forget your camera, to make sure you take some wonderful photos to keep as memories forever of this spec...

  • Yarra Valley Hot Air Balloon Flight & Champagne Breakfast

    3. 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 pe...

    This was the most amazing experience with great guides and fabulous champagne breakfast to finish with was just perfect

  • From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour

    4. From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour

    Departing late morning from Melbourne we join the Great Ocean Road making our first stop at the new Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery for delicious chocolate samples and a chance to purchase a delicious hot chocolate or coffee. You will then follow the twists and turns of the breathtaking Great Ocean Road enjoying spectacular coastal photo opportunities. Stop off to see cuddly koalas in the wild before traveling onto the seaside town of Apollo Bay. You will have time to purchase lunch and dinner before we continue the journey Driving through rolling hills of the Otway National Park, you will head towards Port Campbell National Park and the hear some of the tragic tales about the shipwreck coast and view remarkable rock formations at Loch Ard Gorge. The final stop of the day is the awe-inspiring 12 Apostles to watch the sun sinking behind these stunning rock formations. E...

  • Melbourne Zoo 1-Day General Admission Ticket

    5. Melbourne Zoo 1-Day General Admission Ticket

    With your general admission day ticket to the Melbourne Zoo you can become acquainted with over 320 animal species from around the world. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the lush Asian and African rainforests, where tigers roam and monkeys swing from tree to tree. See eye-to-eye with the lion pride in a special exhibit at Lion Gorge and then continue on through to the Trail of the Elephants. Get up close and personal with Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and emus in an Australian bush setting. Head into the underwater world to see Victoria’s iconic little penguins and Australian fur seals.

    The Melbourne Zoo is world class. The animals and the grounds are well kept and a delight to enjoy. Volunteers are a wealth of knowledge so talk to them along your travel around this beautiful zoo.

  • Wilsons Promontory: Whale Spotting Cruise with Lunch

    6. Wilsons Promontory: Whale Spotting Cruise with Lunch

    Set sail on a whale spotting cruise and keep an eye out for whales undertaking their annual migration. As you cruise, you’ll see coastal formations and remote beaches including, Rabbit Island, Sealers Cove, and Refuge Cove. Along the way, you’ll search for humpback and southern right whales on their annual migration route along the Wilsons Promontory coastline. In addition to whale spotting, you’ll search for diverse marine wildlife including, shy albatrosses, Australian fur seals, and dolphins. To make sure you don’t miss anything, the captain will provide commentary along the way. Enjoy morning tea and a homemade lunch as you cruise along the coastline.

  • Spirit of Melbourne 4-Course Cruise with Drinks

    7. Spirit of Melbourne 4-Course Cruise with Drinks

    Board your fully enclosed boat at Southbank Promenade to start your dinner cruise along the Yarra River. While aboard the floating restaurant, take in views of the lit-up city skyline, and pass by waterfront sights such as Federation Square, Flinders Station, Rod Laver Arena, Riverside Park, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Relax with a beer, liquor, or red, white or sparkling wine, and enjoy the romantic atmosphere on the boat. Your dinner is prepared by talented chefs and served by attentive staff. It will also be paired with premium Australian wines. After a tasting platter, main course, dessert platter, and cheese platter, your luxurious meal culminates with a coffee or tea and a glass of port or liqueur. You’ll be full and relaxed by the time you return to the Southbank Promenade to end your cruise.  Sample menu (subject to change): Entrée Tasting Platter • Lamb Ko...

    The service is great and the experience is not too bad. Food and drinks are average. We were not that impressed

  • Australia's Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Full-Day Tour

    8. Australia's Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Full-Day Tour

    Australia’s Great Ocean Road is legendary; a road that hugs the side of sheer cliffs, and where native bushland meets the clear blue waters of the most spectacular coastline. Take a full-day journey along this miraculous road, and enter a land of mighty rock formations. Hear tales of shipwrecks along the coast, and get breathtaking vistas around every corner. As you drive, you will see spectacular views of the coastline, including the famous 12 Apostles rock formations, and Loch Ard Gorge.  You will travel in a small coach, with a maximum of 21 passengers, allowing for a more personalized service throughout the day. Your driver/guide will have extensive local knowledge, helping to point out the best of the best sights.

    John the bus driver was very safe and experienced with his driving. He also was very knowledgeable about the history of Melbourne city and country. John gave more than acceptable time frames when we stopped. Unfortunately some travellers abused this and made our late return, even later. I feel a little reminder to those who abuse the time frame the first time, is quite okay. This may then deter them from being late a second time as we experienced. The food at Waves was absolutely yummy! I felt the tour was great and will recommend Melbourne's Best Tours to our family and friends.

  • Highlights of Melbourne 2-Hour River Cruise

    9. Highlights of Melbourne 2-Hour River Cruise

    Climb aboard a pleasure boat with sundeck for a 2-hour cruise along the Yarra River, and take in the many sights of Melbourne from a different perspective on a narrated tour. Cruise past beautiful buildings, skyscrapers, bars and parks. Catch some sun on the sundeck or enjoy the views from the inside cabin. Enjoy a round-trip journey that allows you to really enhance your knowledge of what is known as one of the "most livable cities in the world." Travel both down river and up river to see highlights such as the Docklands Crown Entertainment Complex, West Gate Bridge, a 19th-century sailing ship, the Polly Woodside, Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center. Admire up river landmarks, such as Princes Bridge, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Government House, Olympic Park, Herring Island, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Victorian Arts Center and Natio...

    we loved our river cruise. peter the tour guid is very knowledgeable of Melbourne and it was very interesting learning about some of the landmarks along the Yarra. Definitely worth doing next time your in Melbourne.

  • Phillip Island: Penguins and Wildlife Full-Day Tour

    10. 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 coas...

    Organization was really fine, everything worked out and Tara was a very nice and funny guide. To watch the penguin parade was a great experience, too. So funny and cute to watch the little guys walking along the seaside to their homes. Maybe good to know: Photography is not allowed with the penguins, but at all other events it's no problem. Take warm clothes (windbreaker, scarf and cap) for the penguins, because in late evening/night it gets really cold with the wind at the beach. Not as good as expected the go-together with the Koalas. It's quite expensive to get in touch with them (~30 AUD) for a quick photo - and that's all. No option for stay longer close to them, maybe little feeding or just watch them close. And my photo wasn't that nice, too (couldn't see it before printed :\). So think about the Koala photo (you have to wait in queue -> time loss), but at all I would recommend the tour and do again :)

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What people are saying about Melbourne

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we loved our river cruise. peter the tour guid is very knowledgeable of Melbourne and it was very interesting learning about some of the landmarks along the Yarra. Definitely worth doing next time your in Melbourne.

My 2 grandchildren and I enjoyed all aspects of the Aquarium. Some areas were a little bit crowded for the young ones to get a good view, but that is not anything anyone can change . We must return next year .

Absolutely brilliant tour. Was great to see the coastline from offshore. A very comfortable trip - all seats have a great view. The fur seals were amazing and we even got to see a whale! Highly recommended!

Great set up. My grandchildren loved the huge crab and lobsters near the entrance. Amazing variety of sea life. The movie was a fun idea.

Happy with the experience, the guide was friendly and helpful. A good way to spend a weekend morning!