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Melbourne

Melbourne is the iconic capital city of Victoria, on the east coast in southern Australia. It boasts glamorous festivals and events, arguably Australia’s best shopping, a lively passion for eating and drinking, and a thriving arts community.

Great vestiges of nineteenth-century architecture built following the discovery of gold, are heady reminders of a prosperous age, while beautifully tended parks and gardens provide a therapeutic respite from the pace of city life. With its hidden laneways, quirky cafes and restaurants and exciting food and art scene, Melbourne is a cosmopolitan melting pot of culture and style.

Easily added to an Australian itinerary and only an hour’s flight from Sydney, Melbourne is also the gateway to diverse regional landscapes and unique attractions, from national parks and forests teeming with wildlife to wineries, lakes and mountains offering skiing, climbing and hiking.

Experience a breathtaking hot-air balloon adventure over the Yarra Valley vineyards, taste the fine food and wines of the Mornington Peninsula, the Dandenong Ranges or Gippsland or  drive one of the most iconic coastlines in Australia, the Great Ocean Road with its famous Twelve Apostles.

Or even take an epic private journey on one of Australia’s great walks, staying in luxury lodges and witnessing some of the most beautiful landscapes of the southern coastline along the way.

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WHEN TO TRAVEL
Best Months
September - April
Epic Suggests
4 Days
Melbourne
  • MELBOURNE
MELBOURNE 4 DAYS / Pricing on request/ BEGIN: Melbourne / END: Melbourne
Day 1
Melbourne

The only way to really “do” Melbourne is to take a walk through the best of the hidden laneways and ornate arcades with a local expert guide at your side.

Discover local designers and specialty retailers, some of the quirkiest cafés, street art, architecture, and historical tales amongst the walkways.

Stay: Park Hyatt Melbourne

Day 2
Yarra Valley / Healesville

Head out of the city to the eucalypt forests of Warrandyte and stroll along the Yarra River. From here you enter the Yarra Valley to discover a variety of wineries. Drive to the cool and inviting forests of the Dandenong Ranges. A short walk with your guide takes you deep into the forest where you have the chance to see the lyrebird, cockatoos, galahs and rosellas, before returning to the city.

Stay: Park Hyatt Melbourne

Day 3
Mornington Peninsula

Your day commences with a scenic coastal drive to the cosmopolitan seaside town of Mornington, home to white sand and colourful bathing boxes. Visit a lavender garden which also houses Australia’s oldest traditional hedge maze. The hinterland hills and rich, fertile coastal plains produce an abundance of grapes at more than 170 vineyards. Fertile soils ensure top quality berries, apples and vegetables as well as speciality cheeses and olives.

Stay: Park Hyatt Melbourne

Day 4
Melbourne

Today you are met and transferred to the airport and connect with your onward flight to continue your Australian adventure.

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