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Melbourne: City and Garden Tour in Horse-Drawn Carriage

1. Melbourne: City and Garden Tour in Horse-Drawn Carriage

There’s no better way to experience the style and charm of Melbourne than by horse-drawn carriage on a 1-hour tour. Enjoy the aesthetic of immaculately presented drivers wearing traditional coachman attire. After greeting your friendly driver, meet your beautiful Percheron horses and give them a pat. Board your comfortable carriage and set off to see the magical sights of Melbourne. Along the way, pass by the Arts Centre, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Queen Victoria Gardens, the Yarra River, the Shrine of Remembrance, Princess Theatre, Parliament House, St. Patrick's Cathedral, China Town and more. Take advantage of plenty of fantastic photo opportunities to make this an experience you’ll remember forever. Alternatively, pick the 30-minute 'Garden Tour' option and pass along the Yarra River. Then see sights such as the Melbourne Art Center, Queen Victoria Gardens, National Gallery, King Domain Gardens, The Shrine of Remembrance, Myer Music bowl, and Victoria Barracks.

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Melbourne: Murders and Crime - City Ghost Tour

2. Melbourne: Murders and Crime - City Ghost Tour

Let one of Melbourne’s top-rated ghost tour guides take you on the exploration of the haunted and horrific past of Melbourne. Traverse through historic streets that tell tales of their gruesome past and learn of the city’s most haunted sites. Explore and potentially unlock the mystery of one of the world’s most notorious killers. Could the infamous Jack the Ripper have been Melbourne murderer Frederick Bailey Deeming?  Who are the spiritual beings said to inhabit the city? Learn of them, including Dame Nellie Melba’s eerie presence and of her parties that are thrown at one of Melbourne’s most historic venues, The Hotel Windsor, almost a century after her death. Retrace the footsteps of The Singing Strangler, A U.S. marine stationed in Australia during WWII fixated with the voices of young women.  Uncover the ghastly Melbourne underworld and hear salacious stories of prostitution and former opium dens as you wind through Chinatown. Learn the history of the famous Madame Brussels and the politicians and corrupt cops that frequented her establishments. Be led along the Yarra River to relive the story of the most gruesome discovery in Melbourne’s history, the Body in the Box. Learn of the horror find, the morbid response, and the answer to the mystery of the cities most gruesome criminal act. What is the connection between our most haunted pub and Melbourne’s high society? Wind-down after a whirlwind tour with a refreshing beverage at one of Melbourne’s favorite pubs.

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Melbourne: Guided City Bike Tour with Gear and Lunch Stop

3. Melbourne: Guided City Bike Tour with Gear and Lunch Stop

Get introduced to Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs and discover key landmarks on this guided biking trip with all the gear you need for a safe adventure. Take breaks, stop for an optional lunch, and get tips on what to do in town during the rest of your stay.  Whether you’re new to the city or have lived here your entire life, you’re guaranteed to learn all facets of Melbourne on this one all-encompassing tour. Hear about Melbourne’s founding, the Aboriginals, the Eureka Stockade, local war history, the importance of sports in the city, and much more. Make a stop in Fitzroy at a trendy cafe for lunch (costs not included). Alternatively, feel free to pack your own lunch to enjoy during this stop. During breaks, your guide will give you great tips on what to do whilst in town from events to the best spots to eat.

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Melbourne: Sunrise Wildlife Adventure, SUP, Bike & Breakfast

4. Melbourne: Sunrise Wildlife Adventure, SUP, Bike & Breakfast

Be picked up in Melbourne CBD in the early morning. After a short, 20-minute drive, you’ll find yourself out in the urban Australian wilderness. There, you can view iconic Aussie wildlife up close and personal. Visit a selection of beautiful parks including, Westerfolds Park, Candlebark Park, Warrandyte Park, and Plenty Gorge. The specific park chosen will depend on times and weather conditions. Your first activity is a mountain bike ride along riverside trails through the Aussie bush. Keep your eyes peeled for wombats and kangaroos, and listen out for birdlife. You’ll spend about an hour riding the various trails before stopping for a flask of fresh Melbourne coffee as your paddleboard is set up. Your guide is also a certified SUP instructor and will give you all necessary instructions on standup paddleboarding. Afterward, cruise along on your paddleboard for around an hour. As you paddleboard, enjoy the scenic views along the waterway. After a morning of activities, it’s time for breakfast. Head to a local hangout cafe to enjoy a classic Melbourne brekkie. While you are there, be sure you grab yourself a barista-made Melbourne coffee. Once refueled, hop back in the vehicle and drive the Yarra Scenic Drive back towards Melbourne. Your guide will point out interesting sights along the way and some more incredible Aussie wildlife. Arrive back in Melbourne and be dropped off before lunchtime.

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What people are saying about Yarra River

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 45 reviews

Really lovely trip, the gentlemen who took us around the city and the park etc were lovely. It was raining when we did our trip ut if we have time and the weather improves before we leave Melbourne we will do it again.

Our guide was full of amazing stories and it made see a side to our own city that we’d never seen before. We loved it!!!

a lovley ride through the city gardens, my kids and i thoroughly enjoyed it, an experience in itself

I can recommend it to others. It goes partly past the park, Chinatown and some sights.

very nice tour and a excellent route, good explanations of the guide, very romantic