Visit Australia's captivating capital Melbourne on Private Tour. Regarded as the “European enclave” Melbourne is Australia’s bar capital and centre for live music and fantastic nightlife. There are many cultural activities here, but the rooftop bars are a must see.
The self-titled sports capital of Australia, the locals take two things very seriously, socialising and the sport's calendar as you will see on a Melbourne guided tour of the MCG Grounds.
Check out the tours available and explore the inner city, head up to Collins Street and see why it is so reminiscent of 1950's Paris. As you walk around you will see the European influence in these areas.
Stylish, dynamic and cosmopolitan, Melbourne's combination of world class dining, fashion and art galleries is exciting and ready to explore.
Take a walkabout around this unique and diverse City and see all it has to offer. Read More...
The Self-titled Sports Capital of Australia Take a Melbourne Guided Private Tour of the Mcg Grounds
Melbourne's locals love for football and cricket is unbelievable and unashamedly obvious when you do an escorted tour at the MCG Grounds. Without question, the Melbourne Cricket Ground is the most famous sports ground in Australia.
At capacity, it can host's 100,000 encaustic supporters comfortably. Even though the name might lead you to believe only cricket is played on these grounds don't be fooled as this is also the home of Aussie Rules Football and is the best places to see a game.
If you are visiting around the time of the Melbourne Cup horse race, enjoy the famous Flemington Racecourse.
Melbourne Marvel at the Top Ten Thing to See and Do!
On your guided private tour of Melbourne Zoo, you will have access to the 320 animal species from Australia
and around the world. Your day will be immersed in the amazing animal kingdom, encounter native land species like kangaroos, koalas and wombats at the Australian Bush exhibit. Victoria’s indigenous penguins and seals splash around at the Wild Sea exhibit.
Royal Botanical Gardens
On your guided private tour take the Garden Explorer and relax as you can hop on and off this ride and discover what these fabulous gardens have to offer. The 38-hectare garden has a very diverse collection of 50,000 plants from all over the globe. One of the finest examples of Victorian-era Gardens in the world. The gardens can host your wedding and events all year round, what a magical way to celebrate any occasion.
Shrine of Rememberance
Take a Private Tour of The Shrine of Remembrance and see why locals say this is a building with soul. It was opened in the 1930's as a shrine to Australians that had served in global conflicts throughout history. Renowned for its setting in sprawling parklands at the city's southside, the shrine provides all visitors with beautiful panoramic views of the city. A ray of light on the pathway across the commemorative stone lights up every half an hour.
Melbourne City Grounds MCG
Melbourne's locals love for football and cricket is unbelievable and unashamedly obvious when you do an escorted private tour at the MCG Grounds. Without question, the Melbourne Cricket Ground is the most famous sports ground in Australia
. Even though the name might lead you to believe only cricket is played on these grounds don't be fooled as this is also the home of Aussie Rules Football
Port Cambell National Park
Port Campbell National Parks guided private tours will escort you around its is world famous Twelve Apostles and collection of wave-sculpted rock formations. Loch Ard Gorge, site of a 19th-century shipwreck, Island Archway and London Bridge are other highlights you will see on your tour. You will discover the heritage of this famous shipwreck coast on this overwhelming sightseeing tour.
Melbourne Museum private tour explores life in Victoria from the natural environment to history and culture. Visit the gallery dedicated solely to children they will have lots of fun. The highlights include a complete blue whale skeleton, a living rainforest, The Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre and the IMAX Theatre. In the touring hall, you can take a guided tour of the international exhibits.
Old Melbourne Goal (Jail)
There are many day and night private tours available at the Old Melbourne Goal. Built in the mid-1800's the Goal represented the authority of the state. It housed dangerous criminals, petty offenders, mentally ill people and the homeless. There were 133 hangings executed at the Jail, the most famous being Ned Kelly. On your visit to the Goal, you will see how life was like behind bars around that period.
Fitzroy Gardens is one of Melbourne’s most beautiful and historic Gardens. Originally a reserve in the 1800's, following the classic Victorian–era design, featuring pathways lined with lovely Elm trees, and a variety ornamental shrubs, flowers and trees. Together with extensive lawn gardens, it creates a very layered landscape. Visit the floral displays in the Spanish Mission Style Conservatory.
Melbourne Arts Centre
The many venues beneath its spire, the Arts Centre is the first theatre of the performing arts in Victoria and the hub of the cultural scene. The venue is the largest theatre in Australia hosting over 4000 performances a year you can book in advance with your private tour company for many of the shows performed here. Once the show had finished relax at the bar or eateries and enjoy some fantastic food.
Yarra Valley Winery Tour
Find yourself in award-winning vineyards, cellar doors and wineries of the delicious Yarra Valley on a private guided tour. On the back roads to many of the vinyards, you will see panoramic scenery that will take your breath away. Discover the secrets of wine making, pick some grapes, drink some wine relax and share your life stories. Most of the tours offer dinner or a BBQ after their tours so eat drink and have fun.
Travel Tips for Melbourne
Best Time To Visit Melbourne
Melbourne peak season is from December to January where the weather is perfect for sightseeing. From September through to November it is usually quite dry, so keep that in mind before you book your Private Tours. It is likely that you will get a better deal depending on your travel dates. Because these times of the yeas are usually busy with holiday seasons it is always better to pre-book all your travel plans even if you travel in the off-peak season.
Typical Costs in Melbourne
Budget approximately $200 to $250 per day for both accommodation and food, remember your tours will be extra. Dormitory beds range from $30–50, and you can get food on the go for $10–20. For more upmarket accommodation you will need to double your budget. Get an Opal Card for public transport its costs about $15 a day, and you can pop on and off any bus or train its great value. As with many other holiday destinations, you get what you pay for.
Know Before Visiting Melbourne
Visitors Australian and New Zealand passport holders do NOT need a visa to enter Australia. The security in and out of Australia is very strict so please fill in all the documentation correctly and be HONEST as the smallest thing can stop you entry into the country. Unless it is necessary, do not bring any natural food or plant life into the country if you are caught there is a hefty fine. Be aware of your surroundings constantly be vigilant.
Weather in Melbourne
Melbourne experience's a temperate climate with mild winters. It has a lot of blue skies sunny day per year. The average temperatures from June to August is around 9 degrees while maybe not perfect for a beach holiday, but it is tolerable for sightseeing. The summer season, however, boasts scorching conditions with temperatures reaching into the 70 so brings your sunscreen and lots of it.