Victoria tours  

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The capital of Victoria is Melbourne and the starting point for many Victoria tours all of which can be searched using the search box below.

 

Melbourne tours
Phillip Island tours
Great Ocean Road
Tours in Grampians

 

Some of the popular Victoria tours we describe below all of which can be found if you enter our tour booking system above.

Melbourne from the air
How about a five-hour tour of this great city and surrounds from above? You get to see marvellous Melbourne, its spectacular CBD and sporting precincts, Port Phillip Bay and the Mornington Peninsula all from the air. You then exit the plane about 14,000 above the ground. What a descent! You are strapped to a professional sky-diver and together you have some 60 seconds of free-fall followed by five minutes of graceful descent to the beach below. Depart Moorabbin airport and land at St Kilda beach. What a highlight with this unusual and unforgettable visit to the capital of Victoria. This is a tour/trip/flight to remember.

Melbourne tours

Puffing Billy
This one-day trip includes the fabulous Dandenong Ranges just outside Melbourne and the equally fabulous Healesville Sanctuary, part of the Yarra Valley. The trip through the Dandenongs is by narrow-gauge steam train. You have to see, hear and smell this wonderfully restored railway to really appreciate it. The tiny loco toots and puffs through the ferns and gums. Then you travel to Healesville where its famous sanctuary gets you up close and personal with koalas, kangaroos, wombats, beautiful birds and more. There's a spit roast lunch at a winery and this tour is jam-packed with interesting things to see and do.

Phillip Island tour
This is a long day tour, up to 12 hours, but one which huge numbers of tourists and quite a few locals have thrilled to take. Your air-conditioned coach picks you up from your Melbourne hotel and takes you to the Island, home to the famous fairy penguins. At dusk, these waddling waders return from a fish supper and stroll right by you en route to their burrows in the sand. It's an enchanting spectacle. Of course there are many other things to do on the day including a chocolate factory, a close encounter with koalas and the striking coastline at the Nobbies.

Tea on a Melbourne Tram
At the end of your stay in the Victorian capital you can relax with a superb three-course meal and wine in the famous tram car restaurant. Melbourne has kept its trams and one of the old models has been converted into a restaurant. The food is excellent and the setting enchanting. You can take a luncheon tour or there are two night settings. As the city comes to life at night, you glide down the streets enjoying the ever changing views, feast away and enjoy good food, wine and company. You'll have expert silver service waiters in a beautifully restored old tram.

Great Ocean Road Tour

This winding and spectacular road is well named. It follows some of the wildest and most beautiful beaches you could ever wish to see. They hold world surfing titles in this part of the world. But this tour also takes you close to seals and dolphins. The tour suits those who love to snorkel and even those who don't. While those with snorkels check out the marine life from the water, others remain on board and thrill to the sights and sounds of nature all around. There are even lookouts where you have an ocean side view as the seal pups play games with those humans in the water.

Great Ocean Road travel guide

Ghosts in the Grampians
Most people visit the Grampians, a picturesque mountain range north of Melbourne, for the scenery, wildflowers and quaint country towns. This tour concentrates on evening activities and things that go bump in the night. If you're a ghost watcher, prepare to be afraid. You actually sleep in the haunted buildings one of which is a former lunatic asylum. This is a self-drive tour with Ararat about 2.5 hours from Melbourne. Enter if you dare the haunted underground tunnels at a winery and attend a second asylum complete with morgue. Change of underwear recommended.

It's a three-day tour with some meals and full-on scary moments thrown in.

Canoe an Australian River
One of the best ways to see the Australian bush is not from a road but from a river. This is an all-day activity where you paddle down part of the Goulburn River. Everything is supplied. You are met and shown where to safely leave your car. You are driven to the start point and given your safety vest and other goodies. You set off and paddle downstream stopping on sand bars to admire the wildlife and the flora and to enjoy your beautiful lunch. This activity operates almost every day of the year and is a great way to be alone in the bush surrounded by nature. You arrive at your car, leave the canoe having spent a day 'messing about in boats'.

Steaming in Style
The goldfields in central Victoria are groaning with towns, mining sites and history. The enchanting town of Maldon is chock full of gorgeous buildings, shops and eateries. You can drive to Maldon easily from Melbourne or you can travel from Melbourne to Maldon by train. Catch the country train to Castlemaine, stroll across the platform and board the vintage steam train which runs into Maldon. The town is terrific and the getting there is even better. The loco and carriages are all genuine old-style rolling stock and the countryside views are free as the train meanders into town. Anoraks are optional but cameras are highly recommended.

 
 
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