Full Day Yarra Valley We travel to the eucalyptus forests of Warrandyte, enjoying morning tea and a short stroll along the Yarra River with a chance to see the diverse birds and koalas that inhabit the forest. Later, we enter the Yarra Valley, and visit a few of the 60 wineries there for tastings and a sumptuous lunch overlooking the vines at Rochfords Winery. After lunch we drive out of the valley to the cool, inviting forests of the Dandenong Ranges. The tall eucalyptus forests feature the large mountain ash trees and verdant canopy of tree ferns. A short walk with your guide takes you along a ferngully stream where you will have the chance to see lyrebird, cockatoos, galahs and rosellas.
PM Penguins Including Dinner Phillip Islandís sandy and rocky shorelines team with wildlife including over 200 species of birds. After some exploration, we move on to the Koala Conservation Centre, one of the few areas in Victoria where you can see a protected koala colony. Walk amongst the treetops in nature reserve bushland and see wild koalas within touching distance! Finally we get to the Penguin Parade - each evening at dusk Little Penguins arrive in groups on the beach after a day of fishing. See them waddle their way into the dunes where their burrow nests are situated. We have access to the less populated boardwalks enabling you to gain close contact with the penguins without any hustle and bustle.
Full Day Savannah Walkabout See Kangaroos and Koalas IN THE WILD! In small groups this naturalist guided ecotour gives you quality time to learn about wildlife and enjoy the wide open spaces of Australia. Get close to kangaroos, koalas and abundant birdlife. Our special Koala Research Project ensures that we often have multiple sightings of these delightful creatures in the wild. A delicious bush lunch is included. Walk amongst large free ranging "mobs" (groups) of wild kangaroos. Spot Emus, Wallabies, Cockatoos and other unique Australian wildlife in the sweeping grasslands and around the billabongs of Melbourneís Western Plains.
Tramcar Dinner The glossy, burgundy restaurants on wheels are the first traveling tramcar restaurants in the world and ensure a delightful, innovative approach to dining. As you cruise the scenic streets of Melbourne, you will enjoy fine cuisine and drink the very best of Australian wines or make a selection from the fully stocked bar. The atmosphere is cozy, the service friendly and the decor as inviting as the colonial period these trams reflect.
Australian Wild Escapes - Penguins, Koalas and Wildlife Experience Start with a scenic drive past suburbs, farmland, and valleys as you leave Melbourne en route to Phillip Island - home to spectacular wildlife, including over 200 species of birds. Time permitting you’ll view local fisherman cleaning their catch of the day while battling amongst the fight of gulls and pelicans. At the Koala Conservation Centre, walk among the treetops and see wild koalas within touching distance. At dusk, watch the parade of penguins as they arrive in groups on the beach after a day of fishing. Then enjoy dinner in the township of Cowes, before returning to Melbourne late evening.
Australian Wild Escapes - Shipwrecks and Wild Cliff Tops This small group, guided tour focuses on the scenic and historical areas of Geelong, the Great Ocean Road, Corio Bay, the Otway Ranges National Park, Port Campbell, the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard shipwreck site.
Mornington Peninsula - Ultimate 1 Day Tour See the charming Mornington Peninsula’s windswept beaches, vineyards and spectacular scenery. Visit Point Nepean National Park, a local winery, Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm (Nov-Apr), the Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Farm all in one day.
Wilson's Promontory National Park - 1 Day Tour Wilson’s Promontory, one of Victoria’s most loved National Parks, boasts an awe-inspiring coastline with granite headlands, stunning beaches, coastal forests, and a labyrinth of walking tracks. In this wildlife haven you can see kangaroos, wombats, and emus as you stroll with your knowledgeable guide.
Yarra Valley Food and Wine Journey Visit De Bortoli Winery for wine tastings with matching cheeses. Travel to Yering Station Winery, Art Gallery and Produce Store and onto lunch at Domaine Chandon. Then head on to Coldstream Hills Winery and the Yarra Valley Dairy for handmade cheeses and finish with coffee, tea, local beer or wine.
Koalas & Kangaroos in the Wild Led by an experienced wildlife guide, you’ll interact with wild animals in their natural habitat. Meet wild koalas and learn about their history from a koala researcher. Join wild mobs of kangaroos on the plains and while you are there, help with the conservation of wildlife.
Yarra Valley Wine Experience Never has a wine tour been so much fun! Your experienced tour guide will ensure a social, entertaining and educational day on this specialized wine tour to the Yarra Valley. You’ll see some of Victoria’s best wineries in this beautiful region of the Yarra Valley, only one hour from Melbourne.
Lanes & Arcades Walking Tour Stroll through Melbourne’s charming small streets and covered walkways to discover its hidden secrets. Ideal for your first day, the tour offers an insider’s view that is more current than a guidebook. Uncover local designers and specialty stores. A little history and attention to Melbourne’s amazing architecture will inspire you on this fascinating walking tour. With a small group and knowledgeable local guide, discover places you would otherwise never find and get to know and love Melbourne like a local!
Melbourne City Sights Take a seat and learn about Melbourne’s wonderful history, landmark buildings and sensational shopping. Stop at Fitzroy Gardens and visit Captain Cook’s Cottage, the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Shrine of Remembrance. Drive along the Grand Prix track and see St. Paul’s Cathedral, Port Phillip Bay and the Arts Centre.
Natural Treasures, Great Ocean Road
Explore the many hidden treasures of the Great Ocean Road on an adventure led by an expert guide. You’ll travel in a small group at a relaxed pace along one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world! Some highlights include stops at Shipwreck Coast, the Twelve Apostles, and Loch Ard Gorge. You’ll also enjoy morning tea in Lorne and lunch in Apollo Bay, while learning the deep and colorful history of this region.
Great Ocean Road Deluxe Cruise along the Great Ocean Road and marvel at the golden sandy beaches and amazing rock formations before venturing inland through the Otway Ranges and then back to the coast. You’ll see the 12 Apostles, London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge before visiting Port Campbell and returning to Melbourne.