03 December 2016

 

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Offical Neighbours Half Day Tour
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Offical Neighbours Half Day Tour

Meet the Neighbours in Ramsay Street

If you were or are still a fan of that long running Aussie TV soap Neighbours then this half day tour to Ramsay Street is a real must while staying in the city. You will be taken to see famous Ramsay Street that is tucked away in Melbourne's suburbia and meet one of your favourite actors. Drive past Erinsborough High and the Studio Complex and your guide will provide plenty of gossip, laughs and entertainment.

You really step back and enter the Neighbours world on this official tour which can be taken in either the morning or the afternoon. Highlights include the visit to the real Ramsay Street where you can take photos of the houses with authentic props, an exclusive star meeting with a past or present actor who will sign autographs. If you are lucky you may even see some filming.

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Magnificent Melbourne- Morning City Tour
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Magnificent Melbourne- Morning City Tour

Discover the charm of Melbourne

Melbourne is one of those truly great cities where there is so much to see and do. And on this morning tour you will pass so many of the iconic buildings and places that make it a favourite with visitors from all over the world. This fun trip is a great way to get to know Melbourne and its diverse suburbs and is a must for any first time visitor. Along the way you will also cross the West Gate Bridge for great city views.

You will see Captain Cook’s Cottage, Queen Victoria Market, Fitzroy Gardens and Albert Park, home to the Australian Grand Prix, stroll the Royal Botanic Gardens, see the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Federation Square, stop at the Shrine of Remembrance and see the Southbank waterfront precinct as well as some of the city's great buildings like St. Paul's Cathedral and the Princess and Regent theatres.

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Yarra Valley Wine Experience
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Yarra Valley Wine Experience

Raise a glass to the Yarra Valley

You are taken to Yering Station vineyards and start the day by being shown how to swirl, sniff and slurp, then you’ll be ready to taste some of the winery's award winning classic vintages. Then travel to Balgownie Estate, one of the most stylish venues in the Yarra Valley with wines to match, and enjoy lunch with a glass of Balgownie Estate wine to complement your meal.

After lunch travel to Yering Farm Vineyards to experience wines made with traditional methods in their cellar door which showcases antique copper tools used by pioneer winemakers more than a century ago. Next visit French Champagne company Moet & Chandon's Australian production house - Domaine Chandon, the perfect way to finish the day with a guided tour followed by a glass of Australia's best bubbly.

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Grampians Great Escape
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Grampians Great Escape

Great day in the Grampians

Spend an action-packed day in one of the world's oldest mountain ranges by taking this fantastic tour out of Melbourne. On this special Grampians trip you will be taken to some amazing locations within the national park including Mackenzie Falls, Halls Gap, Boroka Lookout, Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre, the Jaws of Death Balconies and Reeds lookout.

Nature-lovers will savour the walking tracks, wildlife, lookouts and waterfalls in the breathtakingly rugged landscape. The Grampians Wine Region is now celebrating 150 years of grape growing, so there's even more reason to visit one of the wineries for a chat with the winemakers. You can also walk or climb to the summit of the dramatic landmark that is Mt Arapiles, and take in soaring views of the surrounding Wimmera Plain.

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Great Ocean Road Classic Tour
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Great Ocean Road Classic Tour

Drive the Great Ocean Road

Leave the city and travel to Bells Beach, one of Australia’s top surfing beaches, world renowned for its huge waves, and watch the experts in action. Continue on and pass through coastal towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay with stops along the way to take in the breathtaking views then journey through the luscious surrounds of the Otway rainforest and some of the tallest eucalyptus trees in Australia.

At the iconic Cape Otway Lighthouse, mainland Australia's oldest surviving lighthouse, you will learn about the Aboriginal history of the area and enjoy breathtaking views over the Southern Ocean and Bass Strait before lunch. Later discover the Shipwreck Coast and stroll along the beach and see Loch Ard Gorge and the famous Tweleve Apostles. Then return to Melbourne with a dinner break along the way at Colac.

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Wilson's Promontory Day Tour
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Wilson's Promontory Day Tour

Be a pom on The Prom

You will be picked up early from your hotel to begin this full day tour to Wilson's Promontory. 'The Prom' as it's known to the locals, is one of the state of Victoria's most loved natural attractions and is located at the southernmost point of mainland Australia. Today you will discover the diversity of this region which is renowned for its breathtaking scenery, pristine white beaches, coastal forests, walking tracks and wildlife.

During this fun day you will have the opportunity to enjoy a rainforest walk at Lilly Pilly Rainforest, where a picnic lunch will be served. You can also enjoy the wonderful feel of pure white quartz 'singing sands' on Squeaky Beach as you walk towards Tidal River. You won't get back to your hotel until 8.30 in the evening so prepare for a long and memorable day on The Prom.

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Melbourne to Sydney. By Express Train
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Melbourne to Sydney. By Express Train

Express a wish to visit Sydney

If you are staying in Melbourne and fancy spreading your wings with a trip to Sydney there is no better way to do it than on board this luxurious express train. It's a lot slower than flying, but much quicker than driving, and along the way you can sit back and admire the scenery in style and comfort making it a really great holiday experience.

This train journey will become an unforgettable part of your Australian holiday. The New South Wales TrainLink XPT, short for express passenger train, makes regular trips between Melbourne and Sydney. Its aerodynamic design and trademark 'nose' make a distinctive impression as it cruises through the countryside. There are modern reclining seats so you can relax in comfort during the journey.

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Overland train MEL-ADL Red Service
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Overland train MEL-ADL Red Service

Line up a trip to Adelaide

If you are staying in Melbourne and fancy spreading your wings with a trip to Adelaide there is no better way to do it than on board this luxurious express train. It's a lot slower than flying, but much quicker than driving, and along the way you can sit back and admire the scenery in style and comfort making it a really great holiday experience.

This historic train pioneered inter-capital rail travel back in 1887. A century on, today’s travelling ‘Overlanders’ will enjoy the 828 kilometre journey in relaxing comfort, arriving at their destination in the early evening. The Overland runs a daylight service between Adelaide and Melbourne in both directions twice weekly.

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Mornington Peninsula Ultimate Tour
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Mornington Peninsula Ultimate Tour

Good morning Mornington!

Only an hour from Melbourne, the peninsula offers everything from breathtaking beaches and historical national parks to vineyards and hot springs. Travel to the tip of the peninsula to visit the seaside town of Portsea, with its famous coloured bathing boxes, and Point Nepean, with its remarkable military history and spectacular views of Bass Straight. Enjoy lunch at a top local winery, and walk among the vines.

Then visit Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, where you can try your hand at picking strawberries between the months of November to April or kick off your shoes and walk through the natural thermal hot springs at the Peninsula Hot Springs. Later, lose yourself at the Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Farm and then visit Murray’s Lookout to admire the awesome views over the coast before returning to Melbourne.

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Phillip Island, Penguins & Koala's
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Phillip Island, Penguins & Koala's

See the penguins on parade

Journey to the Gippsland region and visit Warrook, a working cattle farm, for the opportunity to pat and feed kangaroos, wallabies and a host of farm animals. Encounter koalas in their natural habitat at the Koala Conservation Centre and stroll along elevated boardwalks to see them in the trees. Then there's time for lunch before viewing the spectacular coastal scenery at the Nobbies.

These two rocky outcrops are abundant in marine life and from the walkways you may be able to catch a glimpse of Australia’s largest population of fur seals living along the coastline. Then the highlight of the trip when you enjoy the famous Penguin Parade from a viewing platform and boardwalk which is limited to 190 people per night. Watch as the Little Penguins battle the surf and make their way to the dune burrows.

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Great Ocean Road & Twelve Apostles
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Great Ocean Road & Twelve Apostles

So many reasons to hit the road

Enjoy one of the world’s great coastal drives with dramatic scenery, striking contrasts and magnificent vistas around every corner. No visit to Melbourne is complete without at least one drive along the stunning Great Ocean Road which attracts visitors from all over the world at all times of the year. There is so much to see on this tour so have your camera ready.

Stop at the seaside town of Lorne and the surfing mecca of Torquay, home to some of Victoria’s magnificent surf hot spots like legendary Bells Beach, and hear the stories of ‘The Shipwreck Coast’ at Port Campbell National Park. Later see the spectacular Twelve Apostles, sandstone pillars that face the raging Southern Ocean, as well as Loch Ard Gorge and the famous rocky span of London Bridge.

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Wine Region Tour
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Wine Region Tour

Great views and fine wines

Enjoy premium wines, fabulous food and magnificent Victorian countryside on this wonderful tour of one of Victoria's principal wine regions. There are three different locations that this tour takes you to and you will be advised at the time of booking which area has been scheduled for your vintage day out or if you have a special destination in mind you can choose when you go.

Either journey to the Yarra Valley which features all sorts of wineries, including Domaine Chandon and De Bortoli and can be combined with a visit to Healesville Sanctuary, the Macedon Ranges - renowned for their boutique wineries, home to mysterious Hanging Rock and views of Melbourne from Mount Macedon or the Mornington Peninsula where wineries include T'Gallant, Red Hill Estate and Tuck's Ridge.

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Phillip Island Penguins Direct-View Platform
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Phillip Island Penguins Direct-View Platform

Get close to the Penguin Parade

Experience this night to remember while staying in Melbourne. You are picked up from your hotel at 1.15 pm and taken on an evening coach tour to Phillip Island. At dusk, view the wonderful phenomenon of the little penguins as they emerge from the surf, returning to the safety of their dune rookeries.

You get to watch the famous Penguin Parade from a separate viewing platform and boardwalk which is limited to 190 people a night. Rangers are on hand to provide interpretation of the world's smallest penguins and their fascinating lives. Watch as they battle the surf and make their way to their dune burrows and learn of the conservation methods. A light dinner of fish and chips at the cafe is included.

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Puffing Billy Steam Train & Wine Country
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Puffing Billy Steam Train & Wine Country

Steam dream and wonderful wines

Join your coach to begin this full day Puffing Billy Steam Train and Wine Country in Style tour with lunch.
On the way visit Sherbrooke Forest, home to lyre birds, the crimson rosella, cockatoos and kookaburras. Enjoy a traditional Aussie billy tea, lamingtons and vegemite crackers then ride the restored Puffing Billy Steam Train through the towering mountain ash and beautiful fern gullies of Sherbrooke Forest.

Later travel through the Yarra Valley and enjoy a lunch break at a local winery and tantalise your taste buds at Dominique Portet Winery where you can sample and buy a selection of quality local wines after a winemaking tour. Sip a glass or two and enjoy local cheeses on the patio while soaking up views of the beautiful Yarra Valley before returning to Melbourne

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Melbourne City Bike Tour
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Melbourne City Bike Tour

Wheel way to appreciate Melbourne

It's great to walk around Melbourne or take a bus or tram to see the many sights. But another super way to get the best out of this lovely green city is to get on your bike for a tour with a difference. Join Real Melbourne Bike Tours at Rentabike at Federation Square, (near the Riverland Bar) to begin your four hour Melbourne City bicycle tour.

Have a fun time exploring Melbourne's grooviest streets, parks, shops, cafes and hidden laneways on this leisurely ride through the city. See iconic Melbourne sights including the Yarra River, Sports Precinct and Melbourne Cricket Ground, Parliament, St Patrick's Cathedral, Fitzroy Gardens, Lygon Street (Little Italy), and Queen Victoria Markets. Lunch is included and the trip ends at Federation Square.

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