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Hunter Valley: Uncork the Hunter Full-Day Wine Tour

1. Hunter Valley: Uncork the Hunter Full-Day Wine Tour

Uncork unexpected and unique experiences on a tour of Australia's Hunter Valley. Your 7-hour tour includes multiple wine tastings, a cheese and wine masterclass, a mystery wine experience, chocolate and wine pairings, a generous lunch, a glass of wine, and a tour of a working brewery. Go off the beaten track with your small group and find great Hunter wines that exist beyond the shelves of a bottle shop. Don’t expect to go on the path well-traveled—it’s too busy there, and there’s no room for surprises.   Speaking of surprises, did the mystery wine experience catch your eye? Your tour includes a unique wine encounter that is not available to your average walk-in wine-taster. The mystery wine experience is designed to build your wine knowledge while getting you involved, having a few laughs, and teaching you what makes Hunter Valley wine unique.   Your best day ever wouldn’t be complete without the dream weavers: knowledgeable guides are a huge part of what makes your day unforgettable. They’re passionate locals who love their wine and the Hunter Valley. So, are you ready for the best day ever?

Melbourne Laneways Tour

2. Melbourne Laneways Tour

Immerse yourself in the local culture and make the most of your visit to Melbourne. Explore the city’s cool laneways on a tour with a local guide. Discover a selection of secret galleries, hidden shops, and laneway cafés. On this unique walking tour of Melbourne you’ll get a feel for the city that only comes with spending time with a knowledgeable local. During the small-group tour, experience a mix of history, architecture, street art, galleries, shops, interesting stories, and more.

Melbourne: Hidden Bar Tour

3. Melbourne: Hidden Bar Tour

Melbourne is one of the world's great bar cities, but you'll have hard time finding these bars. Tourists frequent Flinders Street, Swanston Street, and Elizabeth Street — places that can be the worst tourists traps in Melbourne.  To find the truly great bars, you must venture out into the areas your mother told you to avoid — dark, dingy, scary laneways. Inside, you'll find secret speakeasies, some marked only by a simple light post. Some bars masquerade as something else, and access is only granted if you know the secret password.  These bars don't advertise because they don't need to — word of mouth carries their business. To find the best bars of the moment, you need a local with a finger on the pulse of what's hot...  Join your local guide and discover 4 great bars in 3 hours. Get access to drink specials available only for your group. Meet local bartenders and bar owners and hear about what makes them so passionate. Get a special, customized map with recommendations for other bars to visit in Melbourne. Whatever you do, come thirsty!

Melbourne: Chocolate Wonderland Walking Tour

4. Melbourne: Chocolate Wonderland Walking Tour

Take a journey through the heart of magnificent Melbourne while indulging your inner chocoholic. Be greeted by a very passionate guide at Chocolate Bar New York where you will receive your chocolate survival kit (map, 'I'm a Chocoholic' badge and bottle of water). Then the mini discovery begins as your guide takes you from plantation to plate. Taste the raw ingredients followed by the only Australian grown chocolate. Be educated on the difference between coverture and compound and get prepared with your tasting techniques for the day. Then the real discovery begins. Visit a wine bar and pair it with a masters handcrafted chocolate, discover some of the finest chocolatiers, talk to the store owners to learn about their personal journey, stop for 10 tastings and enjoy walking in a small group of no more than 12 people. Your guide will be full of Melbourne historic knowledge about the famous lanes and beautiful arcades so be sure to keep your eyes and ears open along this decadent walking tour as you don't want to miss anything.

Melbourne: Bites & Sights Tour with Eureka Skydeck

5. Melbourne: Bites & Sights Tour with Eureka Skydeck

Start your tour at the Eureka Skydeck, an 88-story skyscraper that is home to stunning views of the city. Your guide will bring you to the top of the tower, pointing out key points of interest in the city and previewing where you will go next. After coming back down to earth, it’s time to explore Melbourne’s famous street art scene. What used to simply be called “graffiti” has become a trendy artistic style and the laneways of this city are filled with constantly evolving murals. Your guide will explain how the movement has developed, exploring the work of these back alley artists until you’ve worked up an appetite. Your guide will take you to their favorite local restaurant for a hearty sample of one of the many cuisines Melbourne is known for. Here, your guide will tell you about the numerous waves of migrants, who have helped to create the Melbourne we see today. After you’ve finished eating, you'll grab a coffee and your guide will explain what makes Melbourne coffee unique. Finish with a tram ride down to Melbourne's iconic Queen Victoria Market, where your guide will introduce you to the market and then leave you to explore on your own. By the end of your tour, you’ll be able to spot amazing art, cafes, restaurants, and bars like a local. But if you still need more tips, your local guide will be happy to offer up some suggestions for the rest of your stay.

Melbourne: A Foodie’s Guide to Footscray Walking Tour

6. Melbourne: A Foodie’s Guide to Footscray Walking Tour

Discover the recently named 13th coolest suburb in the world, Footscray, and explore the diverse suburb through all the amazing food on offer. Treat your tastebuds to a freshly prepared Banh Mi sandwich and a traditional Sicilian cannoli for a sweet treat. Visit the lively market and learn more about the heritage-rich suburb and its community.  Footscray has undergone significant changes in the last 150 years and waves of migration have led to Footscray becoming one of the most diverse suburbs in Australia which is evident through the amazing food on offer. From Vietnamese Bahn Mi to Sicilian Cannoli, this tour is definitely a treat for the taste buds. As you walk around the neighbourhood you will learn about the history and demographic of the area and take in some amazing street art and views of the city. Make visits to the lively Footscray Market and down to the banks of the Maribyrnong River. Learn about the amazing non-profits and social enterprises supporting the local community and the passion that the locals have for their neighborhood. This tour is accessible for all including those with mobility impairments and wheelchairs.

Hunter Valley: 1-Hour Cheese and Barrel Wine Tasting

7. Hunter Valley: 1-Hour Cheese and Barrel Wine Tasting

Located in the foothills of the Brokenback Mountain Ranges, the Audrey Wilkinson Cellar Door offers the perfect getaway for food and wine connoisseurs.   Guided by an in-house wine expert, your seated tasting experience will take place in our heritage listed museum space. Alongside sampling a range of premium wines, your host will deliver three generous tastings direct from the barrel where our fortified wines are maturing — an experience exclusive to this package. Wine will be delicately matched with cheeses, sourced from renowned local producers.

Sydney: 3-Hour Craft Beer and Breweries Tour

8. Sydney: 3-Hour Craft Beer and Breweries Tour

Meet your guide at the Keg & Brew Hotel and discover a haven for bourbon, beer and bites before you set off on a beer and cider tasting tour. Go behind the scenes of the local beer community, and take a look inside some working breweries in the heart of Sydney. The precise locations you will visit can change each day, based on brewery operations and bar hours. Your guide will keep their ears to the ground to learn what’s going on to ensure you experience some working breweries and taste the local beer in the best independent pubs. Visit 3 independent breweries and a top craft beer bar to fully immerse yourself in the Sydney beer scene. Learn all about the art of brewing craft beers through all your senses, and get to taste, touch and smell every part of the brewing process.   After learning all about the beers, you have the option of ending your tour at the Royal Albert Hotel or get drop off at the nearby Central Station.

Byron Bay: Hinterland and Bangalow Full-Day Guided Tour

9. Byron Bay: Hinterland and Bangalow Full-Day Guided Tour

Explore all that Byron has to offer on this packed day tour. Visit the Byron Bay lighthouse, explore Crystal Castle, and enjoy a tasty BBQ lunch in Bangalow. Your adventure starts when you're picked up from your accommodation, and you'll be driven up to the iconic Byron Bay lighthouse. Marvel at the panoramic views over the Pacific Ocean and mountain landscape, and get up close to the iconic Byron Bay lighthouse. Between May and October, you can spot whales on their annual migration. Next, enjoy a tour of The Farm Byron Bay, a sustainable farming and food experience. Meet the resident heritage-breed pigs, Scottish Highland cattle, and free-roaming chickens. Stroll through fields of flowers, macadamia and pecan plantations, and market gardens filled with in-season produce.  Then, it’s off to the mystical Crystal Castle. Here you can marvel at the massive natural crystals on show, get lost in a garden labyrinth, take a gentle walk, touch the World Peace stupa or just enjoy a coffee and soak up the hushed tranquillity of this amazing place. The Zen quality of the crystals will put you in the perfect frame of mind for a drive through the beautiful Byron hinterland to the next destination, the historic and delightful town of Bangalow. Enjoy a delicious BBQ-style lunch, followed by a stroll through this beautiful village, which includes vintage clothing stores, homewares shops, glamorous designer boutiques, and an authentic French patisserie. From Bangalow, return to Byron Bay, where you'll be dropped off with plenty of time to have a late afternoon swim or surf.

Melbourne: Guided Walking and Foodie Tour

10. Melbourne: Guided Walking and Foodie Tour

Melbourne is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, experiencing many waves of migration from all over the globe. The many diverse communities that call the city home have contributed to an ever-evolving melting pot of history, food, and culture. Begin your four-hour walking tour at the Immigration Museum and hear the stories of arrivals from all over the world – their challenges, their triumphs, and, of course, their food. Then continue on through the streets of Melbourne and get introduced to the many layers of local favorite foods, architecture, and history. Enjoy a progressive tasting with five different stops at favorite local eateries. Listen to the stories surrounding the history behind the foods and flavors of the shops. Wander through local spice shops to learn about the spices and ingredients from different regions that have come together in Melbourne.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 60 reviews

Highly recommended. Our guide Hugho was amazing and definitely knows Melbourne pubs and bars. Plenty of hidden gems. Drinks were amazing. If you are in Melbourne and don't know where to start for a drink do this tour. And then you are on your way to find alot of spots no one knows about

This was an amazing tours for locals and I am so glad we decided to do it with family visiting from the UK. Our Guide was Kathy and her knowledge and how she explainded everthing was amazing. Kathy gave us so much information we truly loved Melbourne more.

Extremely enjoyable. Our guide was very knowledgeable and provided great insights into the history of the wonderful buildings and laneways of Melbourne CBD. He also provided a great suggestion for our lunch post the tour :-)

Amazing experience! We would recommend to anyone for an amazing wine tasting experience. Ask for Sean super knowledgeable and dedicated to wines.

Great informative walk with coffee and food! Perfect way to get out of the CBD and experience more of the local vibe.