Victoria, Australia
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  • From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour

    1. From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour

    Departing late morning from Melbourne we join the Great Ocean Road making our first stop at the new Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery for delicious chocolate samples and a chance to purchase a delicious hot chocolate or coffee. You will then follow the twists and turns of the breathtaking Great Ocean Road enjoying spectacular coastal photo opportunities. Stop off to see cuddly koalas in the wild before traveling onto the seaside town of Apollo Bay. You will have time to purchase lunch and dinner before we continue the journey Driving through rolling hills of the Otway National Park, you will head towards Port Campbell National Park and the hear some of the tragic tales about the shipwreck coast and view remarkable rock formations at Loch Ard Gorge. The final stop of the day is the awe-inspiring 12 Apostles to watch the sun sinking behind these stunning rock formations. E...

  • From Beechworth: 3-Day Murray to Mountains Trail Biking Tour

    2. From Beechworth: 3-Day Murray to Mountains Trail Biking Tour

    Enjoy a guided cycling tour along the Murray to Mountains bike trail which follows the scenic route of a former railway line. Benefit from an all-inclusive experience, complete with an on-call support vehicle. However, the route is easy and relaxed so this is rarely needed.  Day 1 Make your own way to Beechworth on Friday evening and enjoy a group dinner at a local brewery in order to get to know your fellow cyclists and guests. Spend the night at a hotel in Beechworth and get a good night's sleep before your cycle begins the next day.  Day 2 Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast to energize before your 43-kilometer cycle to Myrtleford begins. Throughout the day, enjoy wine tastings at several local wineries and sit down to a delicious lunch at one of these wineries before arriving in Myrtleford, where you will spend the night. Day 3

  • From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Food & Wine Taste Trail

    3. From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Food & Wine Taste Trail

    Your adventure around Mornington Peninsula will begin at the Point Leo Estate, a visual feast for all who visit with art, rolling vineyards, and ocean views. Sample some wines at the cellar door and enjoy a stroll through the estate’s sculpture gardens. Continue on to Rare Hare at Jackalope for more wine tasting and scenic views at one of the peninsula’s most prestigious wineries. Rare Hare is a special sort of place overlooking vine-laced hills stretching to the forest. After whetting your appetite, it will be time to stop for a winery lunch T'Gallant, the birthplace of Australian pinot gris and pinot grigio. Enjoy lunch and wine tasting at the pizzeria nestled among the rolling hills of Main Ridge. Venture on to St. Andrews Beach Brewery, set among the beauty of the peninsula and formerly a world-class horse training facility. Join the locals for a beer paddle tasting, and watch the...

  • Melbourne: 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise

    4. Melbourne: 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise

    Get bird's eye views of Melbourne and its surroundings at sunrise as you float over the city in a hot air balloon. Melbourne is the only major city around the world that you can traverse by hot air balloon. Help to inflate the hot air balloon at the start of your once-in-a-lifetime experience. Then, drift over the parks and gardens that make Melbourne the world’s most livable city. Look down onto iconic sports venues, such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne Park and Albert Park, home to the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix. Treat a loved one to a romantic gift and get a unique peek at the city from above. Upgrade to a Champagne breakfast at the end of your flight for the ultimate experience.

    Absolutely awesome enjoyed every minute of it, if possible ask for Steve as your pilot! He’s the best

  • From Melbourne: Penguin Parade and Koalas Tour

    5. From Melbourne: Penguin Parade and Koalas Tour

    Depart Melbourne and travel to Phillip Island to watch the smallest penguin species in the world waddle up the beach at sunset. Before you get to the Island, stop at Phillip Island Koala Reserve where you will experience a ranger-led tour through the koalas' native habitat. Meet the koalas face-to-face on the spectacular tree-top boardwalk. Upon arrival at Phillip Island, visit the Cape Woolamai and Woolamai Beach. Let the sand flow through your toes as you stroll along the pristine beach and watch the local surfers carve the often monstrous waves. Then, journey to the far western end of the Island to view the extinct volcano remains of The Nobbies. Venture onto the boardwalks to explore the beautiful coastline. If you're lucky you may even see some little penguins in their burrows or huddling under the platforms. Experience the highlight of the day at the Phillip Island Penguin Para...

    Amazing trip! Scott was the best guide we could wish for! Thank you so much for the great experience.

  • From Melbourne: Grampians National Park & Kangaroos

    6. From Melbourne: Grampians National Park & Kangaroos

    Travel over the Westgate Bridge as you head past the old major gold mining town of Ballarat to western Victoria stopping in the country town of Beaufort for morning tea. From here, pass through the town of Arrarat before getting the first glimpse of the Grampians as they come into view from what appears to be from nowhere. The first stop inside the Grampians National Park is Brambuk Cultural and Information Center where you’ll learn about the six seasons of the Grampians and the connection the local indigenous have had with the land for thousands of years. Continue to the only town inside the park Halls Gap for a picnic lunch. Following lunch head into the mountains to Boroka Lookout that overlooks the Western Plains of Victoria and the Mt William, Wonderland and Serra Ranges. It is then time to stretch your legs with an easy bush walk to the geological icon of the Grampians; The Jaws ...

  • From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Full-Day Trip

    7. 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 o...

    This tour of the great ocean road was spectacular. It is hard to put into words what the scenery was like breathtaking is all I can say.

  • Mornington Peninsula: Scenic Wine, Cheese And Chocolate Tour

    8. Mornington Peninsula: Scenic Wine, Cheese And 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! 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 cho...

  • Melbourne: Around the Bay Food & Wine Taste Trail

    9. Melbourne: Around the Bay Food & Wine Taste Trail

    After being collected from your accommodation, you will make your way to the Geelong Waterfront. Geelong’s spectacular waterfront is the perfect place to start the day, and will provide you with the opportunity to breathe in the fresh sea air as you walk along the esplanade. After departing from Geelong, you will visit the Scotchmans Hill Vineyard. Set on the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula with magnificent views, your first stop includes a wine tasting at this old French provincial barn house, situated amongst the vineyards of an estate. Your tour then advances towards the Jack Rabbit Vineyard. Renowned for its breathtaking views, the house of Jack Rabbit Café will give you an opportunity to break for lunch and taste some of the Bellarine Peninsula’s epic eateries in a "local that the locals never want to leave". You will then sail upon the bay enjoying a Devonshire tea, observing the ...

    Kyle was an excellent tour guide and driver. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. Everywhere he took us was great ... the wineries, brewery, ferry and gondola ride. Lunch and afternoon tea were delicious too. My friends and I had lots of fun and shared laughs with our fellow passengers. Would thoroughly recommend this tour to others.

  • From Melbourne: Bay Sightseeing and Ferry Ride with Lunch

    10. From Melbourne: Bay Sightseeing and Ferry Ride with Lunch

    Start the day off with a walk along the spectacular Geelong Waterfront on Bellarine Peninsula. Take the opportunity to breathe in the fresh sea air and scenic views with the locals. After that, you’ll head to the Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre to discover Victoria’s largest collection of Aboriginal art and artifacts and greet the local emus and wallabies in a native garden. The next stop along the Bellarine Peninsula will be a stroll around the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse for a fantastic photo opportunity before boarding the ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento. Savor the moment of sailing on the bay while enjoying a regional produce picnic lunch onboard. Observe some of the most serene bay views that the coastline has to offer. Set upon the pristine Portsea Surf Beach, you’ll see the London Arch, a unique rock formation and impressive natural wonder. Venture on to St. Andrews Beach Bre...

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What people are saying about Victoria, Australia

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 292 reviews

Lots of beautiful spots enjoy and pools to soak in. Staff are excellent, changing room are clean, keeping your stuff are easy and safe. A bit long queue at the Hill top pool since it's not too big. Might need to come on weekdays. Beautiful Melb views from the gondola. Staff are super friendly and gave great options. Met and talked with the friendly locals at Bathing Boxes those shared the history and other gem spots to explore around.

Our guide Suki was very knowledgeable & friendly. The street art was AMAZING!! So great to wander laneways that I have never been up & feel the vibe of each one. Thoroughly recommend this. Wear comfy shoes for lots of walking. The studio tour & refreshments at the end adds to the experience of a small tour group & meeting the artists is very interesting.

Explore Australia staff were very responsive and proactive in making sure my booking was good to go. The Hot Springs were busy but overall relaxing. I was able to get a space when I wanted one.

Very interesting and diverse information, guide was very knowledgeable and helpful.

Wonderful time floating over Melbourne. The crew were professional and fun!