Melbourne Sightseeing Tours
Discover the laneways and all that Melbourne has to offer either on a walking tour, by bus, hot air balloon, helicopter or boat cruise. Self-guided tours are easy to organise as Melbourne is laid out on a grid system and is easy to get around on foot or by public transport.
The best way to get acquainted with our city is by taking the free City Circle Tram, jump off to explore or just enjoy the ride. I’m Free Walking Tours is another free option (though they do expect a tip at the end). Be taken around Melbourne by a local with passion.
Getting Out of Melbourne…
The Official ‘Neighbours’ Tour
For over 20 years travellers have been visiting ‘Ramsay Street’ and enjoying a good laugh at the same time. Australia’s longest-running soap opera is loved by millions around the world and many young backpackers go to visit ‘on behalf’ of their Mums even if they do not watch it themselves.
This little bus tour is the best way to see the street and get plenty of interesting stories too. Read more and maybe book your ‘Neighbours’ Tour!
Melbourne Laneways Walking Tour
“Discover Melbourne from a local’s perspective on a Melbourne city walking tour. Trace the rich history of Australia’s cultural capital as you hear stories about traditional landowners and the European settlement and learn about the immigration and migrant policies that have shaped Melbourne’s cultural diversity”.
Melbourne Cafe & Coffee Culture Walking Tour
“On this Cafe Culture tour, your guide will lead you to explore the maze of Melbourne’s laneways, learning how the coffee culture evolved from the coffee palaces of the ‘50s to the trendy cafes of today. This tour gives you the chance to escape the most crowded spots in favour of smaller, less-frequented lanes, hiding away some of the most unique and interesting cafes. Soak up the aroma of roasting coffee beans, while tasting the delights that Melbourne cafes have on offer”.
Highlights of Melbourne Cruise
“Cruise the Yarra river and admire Melbourne’s spectacular skyline on a two hour narrated city cruise. Your cruise includes both the down and up river routes, encompassing the scenic river gardens and Herring island with the contrasting port and former-industrial Docklands area; giving you an extensive appreciation of the entire Melbourne region”.
Champagne and Seafood Brunch River Cruise
“Gain a fresh perspective on Melbourne during a 3-hour Yarra River cruise that features a delicious seafood lunch on the double-decker Melbourne Showboat that once ferried people to and from Sydney Harbour. Today, the renovated vessel cruises past Melbourne’s city sights down to historic Williamstown. Start your journey sipping a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, then enjoy a fresh seafood buffet that also includes meats, salads and desserts”.
Sports Lovers Tour of Melbourne
“Melbourne is Australia’s sporting capital. To understand by going behind the scenes with a local. All Sports Lovers tours take you to Flemington Racecourse, home of the Melbourne Cup horse race, and drive around the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit at Albert Park. Walk around The Australian Open tennis precinct. Lunch next to Etihad Stadium”…and more.
Melbourne Helicopter Tour
What a great way to indulge…
“Get a bird’s eye view of Melbourne on this great-value Melbourne Helicopter tour. During your 18-20 minute helicopter flight over Melbourne, you’ll fly above all of the city’s major landmarks and enjoy the fantastic aerial views of Melbourne’s world-famous sporting arenas including the MCG”.
Melbourne Sunrise Balloon Ride
What a brilliant way to start the day, a hot air balloon ride over Melbourne at sunrise!
“Come on a magical hot air balloon flight over Melbourne – one of the few cities in the world that you can soar above in a hot air balloon! Admire Melbourne’s city skyline at early dawn as your balloon flies for approximately one hour and then toast your good fortune with an optional champagne breakfast. Your Melbourne balloon flight includes complimentary hotel pick-up for your convenience”.
Little Penguins on Philip Island
Since the 1920’s people have been visiting Philip Island to see the ‘Penguin Parade’, watching the little penguins come ashore just after dusk and return to their burrows.
It is one of the most visited attractions near Melbourne. A bus tour is ideal as the drive back after dark can be daunting. Or maybe stay down there for a night or two if you are doing a self-drive tour.
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