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Our most recommended New South Wales Solo travelers' tours

Byron Bay: Hinterland Magic and Glow-Worm Experience

1. Byron Bay: Hinterland Magic and Glow-Worm Experience

Set off on a unique trip in Byron Bay that includes swimming, inspiring discussions, a hearty lunch, and awe-inspiring views. Explore a waterfall in Nightcap National Park and see glowworms during a magical experience. Start your adventure with pickup at Byron Visitor Center. From there, head to a waterfall for a refreshing swim. Then, observe magical glow worms and learn more about them. An easy guided walk, amongst ancient trees, will take you to one of the highest waterfalls in the region for some breathtaking views. Later, refuel with a healthy vegetarian/vegan-friendly dinner in nature. Head back to Byron rejuvenated after a day filled with conscious talks, inspirational ideas, and live sacred instrument sessions in between. Leave with a greater understanding and appreciation for what the region and its people are really about.

Sydney: True Crime Tour

2. Sydney: True Crime Tour

Uncover Sydney's disturbing criminal past as you take a stroll through one of Australia's oldest settlements. Marvel at the stories of your knowledgeable guide, and discover the mysteries that lie beneath the streets of historic Sydney. Set off from the meeting point, and amble through some of Sydney's hidden alleyways and nooks, enjoying incredible photo and sightseeing opportunities along the way. Learn about stories that did not make it into the official history books, but which remain 100% true, if not also almost 100% unbelievable. Join an investigation into a dark and crime-ridden history, and see if you can put the facts together for yourself. Perfect for history buffs or lovers of true crime, this tour will engross you with tales of infamous crimes that unfolded right where you stand, and show you the dark side that Sydney has tried to forget.

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 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).

From Melbourne: Grampians National Park Group Tour

4. From Melbourne: Grampians National Park Group Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Melbourne on a small group eco-tour to the Grampians National Park, and discover a nature lover’s paradise. Depart Melbourne and travel through the western plains of Victoria on route to historic Ballarat, a boom town of the 1850s following the widespread discovery of gold. Learn the history of the region over morning tea at the infamous Eureka Rebellion site. Continue through the picturesque western volcanic plains, and pass through the town of Moyston, the birthplace of Australian Rules Football. Arrive at the foot of the Grampians Range (Gariwerd in the local aboriginal language), and take a short walk to Silverband Falls. Then, head to Halls Gap for lunch. Keep a look out for kangaroos and abundant birdlife that can be seen in the main street. After lunch, go to the Wonderland car park to take a walk through the Grand Canyon and marvel at the rock formations. See high rising rock walls, crisscrossed with layering and fault lines that showcase the area’s unique geology. Next, visit the majestic surrounds of MacKenzie Falls, and watch the water cascade down the rocks in a gorge surrounded by eucalyptus forest. Walk the Bluff trail along the top of the cliffs for panoramic views of the falls, or journey downstairs to the base of the steep gorge. Another stunning photo opportunity awaits at Reeds Lookout, a vantage point that overlooks the towering Stringybark Forest and Victoria Valley. Your next port of call is Boroka Lookout, where panoramic views of the surrounding region and town of Halls Gap await. Look further afield to Lake Bellfield and beyond. Make your way back to Halls Gap to spot some wild kangaroos before returning to Melbourne. Stop for dinner on route back to the city, and enjoy a stunning view of the illuminated city on your return home.

From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Full-Day Trip

5. 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. 

From Melbourne: Reverse Great Ocean Road Full-Day Trip

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

Start the day early from the Melbourne CBD and settle in. Go inland for the morning, which is going to bring you out on the Shipwreck Coast before the rest of the tour buses. Here is where you will find the infamous 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and Gibson Steps. Take in these world-renowned sites without being caught in the hustle and bustle of the masses. Getting to the 12 Apostles in the morning provides additional colors in the large limestone stacks not seen in the afternoon. Hear the story of Loch Ard and step down into the gorge that has been carved away by the Southern Ocean over hundreds of years, arguably more stunning than the Apostles themselves. Enjoy a picnic lunch at one of these breathtaking spots. After taking in this spectacular coastline, drive back along the Great Ocean Road. Wave at all the other buses as they all pass by in the opposite direction as the road begins to run away from the coastline through the Otway ranges. It is now time to stretch your legs on a magical guided rainforest walk amongst some of the tallest tree species in the world. Next, a short drive sees the road and ocean meet once again in the seaside town of Apollo Bay. For the rest of the journey, the road will twist along the coast, offering spectacular ocean, beach, and cliff views. Along this beautiful section of the Great Ocean Road, you’ll stop at the small town of Kennett River where your guide will help you spot wild koalas in their natural habitat amongst the eucalyptus trees. Pass through small seaside towns as you continue and make a stop at Memorial Arch, also known as The Great Ocean Road sign, commemorating the workers that built the road. Make your way to the start of the road (or the end of the road on this reverse tour) for a pizza dinner in the town of Torquay, the perfect way to end the journey along the Great Ocean Road before making the trip back to Melbourne.

Sydney: South Coast & Countryside Small Group or Private

7. Sydney: South Coast & Countryside Small Group or Private

Enjoy a unique tour through the dairy countryside, winding, scenic roads through the national park and coastal seaside beaches. It blends beautifully all the contrast of the bush, the farmlands and the coastline of the Australian landscape. Escape the city and into the great Aussie outdoors. Take some great photos and create lasting memories of a unique south coast tour. The Grand Pacific Drive is part of the 140-km award-winning South Coast drive.  After a BBQ lunch, start your return scenic trip via the dairy countryside and stop at the Kiama Blowhole. Cruise past some of the best local beaches in the Illawarra and South Coast region before sweeping over the Sea Cliff Bridge along the Grand Pacific Drive. Walk along the Sea Cliff Bridge and listen to the crashing ocean waves below. Grab some great photos of the breathtaking views or the hang gliders leaping from Bald Hill before driving onwards through the Royal National Park. The final remote location will take your breath away at Bundeena. Enjoy marvelous walking trails that open into remote lagoons and gorgeous waterfalls. Look out for deer or rock wallabies as you pass by. Finally, walk across a remote sandy beach to view five aboriginal engravings in the late afternoon sun. Lookout across the ocean as the sun sets and you may see a pod of dolphins swimming by. Your guide is a local, loves the outdoors and will ensure a memorable day in the Australian countryside.

Melbourne: Great Ocean Road & Rainforest Trip

8. Melbourne: Great Ocean Road & Rainforest Trip

Leave the city heading over the Westgate Bridge bright and early to maximize your time on the Great Ocean Road. After just over an hour’s drive, stop on a popular surf beach near the town of Anglesea for a rest break. Take a short drive before stopping at Memorial Arch, which commemorates the returned soldiers who worked on the construction of the 151–mile stretch of road following World War I. Continue along the Great Ocean Road taking in the spectacular ocean, beach and cliff views. Your guide will help you spot koalas among the eucalyptus trees, as you journey along this famous coastline. After stopping for lunch at Apollo Bay, the road and the ocean part ways for the next few hours as you head into the Otway Rainforest. (lunch is at the guest's own expense) Take a short 30-minute guided walk right into the heart of the rainforest. Feel dwarfed by some of the largest tree species in the world. Wind further through the forest and return to the ocean, making a stop at the mighty Shipwreck Coast. Here, spend a large portion of the day exploring the 12 Apostles, and Loch Ard Gorge, all a short drive from one another. Your guide will share the tales of disaster, destruction, and survival. After a long day, relax on the drive back to Melbourne and reflect on a great day spent on the Great Ocean Road.

Melbourne: Guided Walking and Foodie Tour

9. 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.

Mornington Peninsular Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tour

10. Mornington Peninsular Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tour

The Mornington Peninsular is as stunning as it is diverse. From the quiet bay side beach boxes to the roaring southern ocean the hinterland of the Peninsular is home to many hidden gourmet delights. Rustic farmhouses with generous samples of fresh goats cheese, chocolate creations produced in a gorgeous seaside town and some of the best Pinot Noir anywhere in the world make up this day tour! The day begins with hotel pickup in Melbourne and surrounding areas or you can meet the bus at other pickup points along the way. At Main Ridge Dairy you sample some of the goats cheese from this small boutique farm and meet the goats themselves!   Sit back and enjoy the views as you travel through the vineyards and rolling hills of the Mornington Peninsular. Each winery has been selected for its excellent cellar door experience and variety of wines. The Mornington Peninsular is famous for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and you will sample these and other varietals throughout the day. Then sample their multi award winning chocolates and marvel at their amazing combinations and creations. Sit back in a cozy cafe in the seaside town of Flinders followed by time to explore the township with its boutique shops and galleries or take a stroll to the beach. Step into the wonderful world of strawberries at Sunny Ridge Strawberry farm. Sample the numerous ciders and strawberry liqueurs and wines. Indulge in strawberries with chocolate sauce or perhaps pick you own punnet! (Strawberry picking is seasonally available and at an extra cost)

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4.7 / 5

based on 227 reviews

What an amazing experience truly unique, educational and full of little conscious reminders to hope we can improve our environment both personally and collectively! Cris, honest was one of the best most passionate tour guides I have ever had in many years of travelling and will happily bring more of my friends family and clients to meet him and experience the magic of Byron’s little gems. Thankyou for an amazing time and also for helping Brandon have the most amazing experience with glow worms, music, swimming through water falls and so much more!!!

very good trip with guide Chris who is very experienced with good knowledge of which area has the best scenery and best photo shot spots

Amazing tour company, really recommend! Fun, knowledgeable and brought us to the best Grampians lookout points! 10/10

Excellent driver/tour guide. Very professional, accommodating, knowledgeable. Many thanks to him.

10/10. Excellent tour with an amazing tour guide. Worth it.