In Australia’s ‘Second City’, you’ll never be short of places to explore! You may enter Melbourne with a bucket-list full of things to do, but you’re sure to tick off most of them on your way out. Sightseeing day tours are the touristy hot-button here, with options as varied as it gets.
There is so much more to Melbourne than just its city. Make the time to weave through sprawling vines and wineries at Yarra Valley. Topping the list of Melbourne bus tours, board a coach for a tour to the valley that is home to numerous wineries, breweries, orchards and distilleries, dating back to 1800s. A treat for your taste buds is a given on this tour. Add a Puffing Billy Steam train ride to your trip, reminiscent of old times – a unique experience in this modern day and age!
Course through one of the most scenic routes in the world, the Great Ocean Road. Take a highly recommended sunrise tour through the twelve Apostles here, for some B-E-A-utiful sun, sea, rock and sky time. As this scenic route is dotted with renowned tourist landmarks, you’ll never be short of interesting stops and lookout points all along the way!
Melbourne is what it is today, thanks to the gold rush era. Learn all that is known about the ‘age of gold’ on a sightseeing day trip to the quaint country town of Ballarat. The al fresco museum of Sovereign Hill with its underground mines, costumed characters and gold digging spots is a time-travel trip to the 1850s. Who knows, you may even hit the jackpot during some fun gold panning!
Phillip Island, with its lush greens and rocky cliffs, is another Melbourne destination you shouldn’t miss. Explore the wild side of Victoria and meet native Aussie wildlife right from kangaroos, wallabies and koalas to the famous Little Penguins! Enjoy Penguin Parade, the highlight of which is Little Penguins waddling back to their homes during sunset. With the coast lined by wilds, the landscape here will have you clicking pictures on overdrive.
With its wilds, beaches and culture ingrained in Melbourne and its surrounds, drink in panoramic sights and velvety wines for a memorable holiday experience, second to none!