Guide to Melbourne

Whether you’re a local looking for something new to do or you’re a traveller wanting to make the most of your trip, there’s something to suit every taste in beautiful Melbourne!

For the Sports lover: The Sports Lover Tour (obviously!)

Melbourne does big sporting events and it does them well. Get behind the scenes at the venues that play host to iconic events like the Melbourne Cup, the Grand Prix and the Australian Open with this guided tour. You’ll explore the coaches’ boxes, media centres, exclusive member-only areas, changing rooms and the hallowed turf that makes these places so special. Then chat about your sporting glories with a casual pub-style lunch.

For the romance lover: Hot air ballooning with champagne breakfast

There’s nothing like a little bubbly in the morning and it will taste even sweeter after an amazing hot air balloon ride over Melbourne. It might involve a pre-dawn start but you’ll be rewarded with a stunning view (and plenty of photo opportunities) as you watch the sun rise from THE best vantage point. Celebrate your superior start to the day with a champagne hotel breakfast at the Pullman on the Park. Major brownie points for this one.

For the food lover: Queen Victoria Market Hunt & Gather Food Tour

Foodies are spoilt for choice with Melbourne‘s restaurant scene but why not indulge your gourmet side with something a little more unique with a guided tour of the iconic Queen Victoria Market. The open air space is 17 acres making it the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, and a very good place to have a local expert guide you to the best spots – less time searching, more time eating! You’ll get to taste a range of local produce from meat and seafood to cheese and chocolate. Come hungry 😉

For the coffee lover: Coffee Walking Tour

The coffee capital of Australia is a very good place to embark on a guided coffee tour. Spend two hours checking out four coffee shops, discovering the origin of different coffee beans and insights into the brewing process. And importantly you’ll sample freshly brewed coffee along the way. Caffeine buzz guaranteed. It’s also a great way to explore the city.

For the soapie lover: Official Neighbours Ramsay Street tour

Say hello to the stuff of soapie dreams with a tour of the official Neighbours set. You’ll meet a member of the cast, see authentic props and the actual houses and street where the long-running show is filmed, plus get all of the goss from your professional guide.

For the animal lover: Private penguin passport experience

Penguins might not be the first thing you think of getting up close with in Melbourne but thanks to SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, a very unique experience could be all yours. Suit up in your Antarctic snow gear, head behind the scenes and get a look at the food preparation and veterinary areas then hit the ice in the penguin sanctuary and interact with cheeky King and Gentoo penguins. It’s a whole lot easier and cheaper than a trip to Antarctica!


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