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Melbourne

Renowned for its sense of style and elegance, Melbourne boasts arguably Australia's best shopping, a lively passion for cuisine and culture, sport and the arts. Tour the lanes and Victorian arcades with a local guide to really get the most out of your city experience.

Melbourne
Best Months September - April
Epic Suggests 4 Days
  • City

    Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and boasts glamorous festivals and events, Australia's best shopping, a lively passion for eating and drinking, and a flourishing interest in the arts. 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 present a therapeutic respite from the pace of city life.

    melbourne-cityThe state of Victoria is home to diverse regional areas and attractions, from national parks and forests teeming with wildlife to wineries, lakes and mountains offering skiing, climbing and hiking. Best of all, many of these unique and varied landscapes are easily accessible as day trips from Melbourne.
  • Yarra Valley

    Just an hour from the city, you can choose from over 60 established wineries in the Yarra Valley. Varying in size from small family vineyards to large international establishments, mix and match your day to truly experience the diversity of the region.

    melbourne-yarra-valleyEnjoy structured wine tastings at the well-known cellar doors and sample the gastronomic delights of the big names of the Valley. Visit the organic artisan bakers, a unique coffee roasting facility or enjoy private barrel room wine tastings with the wine maker. Perhaps spend an afternoon at a privately owned homestead and vineyard, spanning 1000 hectares and 4 generations, for an elaborate feast of regional produce and a magnificent bushwalk to a stunning waterfall.
  • Mornington Peninsula

    The hinterland hills and rich, coastal plains produce an abundance of grapes at more than 170 vineyards. This includes 60 wineries with cellar doors that open for tastings. Pinot noir and chardonnay are the specialities of the region. A visit to the area offers more than just the opportunity to enjoy award-winning wines - the local produce is also exceptional. Fertile soils ensure top quality berries, apples and vegetables as well as speciality cheeses, lavender, olives and other delights.

    melbourne-mornington-peninsulaThe cosmopolitan seaside town of Mornington is reached by a beautiful coastal scenic drive where pristine white sand and colourful bathing boxes await.

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  • Healesville

    Healesville is one of Australia's most acclaimed wildlife sanctuaries. Showcasing more than 200 species of Australian wildlife, the sanctuary is a fantastic place to view native animals in their natural habitat.

    melbourne-healesvilleLocated just one hour from Melbourne, tucked into the foothills of the stunning Yarra Valley, the sanctuary's 30 hectares of bushland provide a distinctly Australian setting. Here you can rub noses with kangaroos and enjoy close-up encounters with some of Australia's most unique and captivating wildlife, including koalas, wombats, emus, dingoes, birds of prey and platypuses.

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  • Great Ocean Road

    If you are able, stay in town another day and fly by helicopter down the Great Ocean Road. Track south out of Melbourne, over spectacular coastal scenery and one of the most beautiful drives in the world. View charming seaside towns from above, such as Anglesea and Lorne. Your destination is the Twelve Apostles, a collection of miocene limestone rock stacks jutting from the water. Formed by erosion, the harsh weather conditions from the Southern Ocean gradually eroded the soft limestone cliffs leaving rock stacks up to 45 metres high.

    melbourne-great-ocean-roadThe Apostles are not the only attraction – sample the regional produce and wines of the varying climatic vineyards, or immerse yourself in some of Australia's best rainforest scenery on a bushwalk through the Great Otway National Park.

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  • Sample Itinerary

    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.

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    Day 2: Yarra Valley / Healesville

    Head out of the city to the eucalypt forests of Warrandyte and stroll along the Yarra River looking out for the diverse birdlife and koalas. From here you enter the Yarra Valley to discover a variety of wineries, from boutique family vineyards to large international establishments.

    Drive to the cool and inviting forests of the Dandenong Ranges. The tall wet eucalypt forests feature the large mountain ash trees and verdant canopy of tree ferns. 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 through the suburbs of South Eastern Melbourne.
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    Day 3: Mornington Peninsula

    Your day commences with a scenic coastal drive to the cosmopolitan seaside town of Mornington, home to pristine white sand and colourful bathing boxes. Visit a fragrant 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. Pinot noir and chardonnay are the specialities of the region. The local produce is also exceptional. Fertile soils ensure top quality berries, apples and vegetables as well as speciality cheeses and olives.

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    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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    Indicative Cost

    From AU$ 540 per person per day.

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  • 1/5 | Day 1: Melbourne
  • 2/5 | Day 2: Yarra Valley / Healesville
  • 3/5 | Day 3: Mornington Peninsula
  • 4/5 | Day 4: Melbourne
  • 5/5 | Indicative Cost
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