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Discover The Best Tours Melbourne Has To Offer

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A day tour from Melbourne can take you on epic coastal drives, exploring National Parks or meeting Australian wildlife up close. 

A visit to Melbourne isn’t complete without a tour of the Great Ocean Road to view the Twelve Apostles, or Phillip Island to see the world-famous Penguin Parade. But there’s many more Melbourne tours on offer than just these destinations. 

Taste your way around the Yarra Valley on a gourmet foodie tour, relax in mineral Hot Springs on the Mornington Peninsula, or explore the Grampians or Wilsons Promontory National Parks. 

Better yet –a multi-day tour from Melbourne lets you do a whole lot more – a true once in a lifetime experience exploring the best Victorian destinations with a knowledgeable guide. 

 

Top Tours to take in Melbourne

Whether you want to see native wildlife, explore spectacular landscapes or taste the local produce – we think these are the best tours on offer in Melbourne and we invite you to join us on them!

Tour the Great Ocean Road 

Travel along an iconic coastline on our Great Ocean Road tour to spot wildlife, beautiful beaches and gaze at the limestone stacks known as the Twelve Apostles. Explore Victoria’s Surf Coast and visit picturesque townships along this world-famous coastline. Soak up the history of sites like the Loch Ard Gorge and take a tour of the world-famous Twelve Apostles. If you are pressed for time, take our shorter tour which includes sunset at the Twelve Apostles.

See Australian wildlife near Melbourne 

See Australian wildlife up close including kangaroos, koalas and Little Penguins waddling to shore on our Phillip Island tour. It’s a fun-filled day that starts with a visit to Melbourne’s colourful bathing boxes, lined up along Brighton Beach. A visit to Moonlit Sanctuary allows you to get up close to Australian wildlife, including feeding kangaroos and wallabies. After some scenic stops on Phillip Island, the tour highlight is a magical evening at the world-renowned Penguin Parade.  

Take a day to relax during your trip to Melbourne

If you need a day to relax, join us on the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs Tour where you can spend the morning soaking in the natural mineral waters of the award-winning Peninsula Hot Springs. After a morning of relaxation, you’ll spend the afternoon exploring some of the Peninsula’s best beaches and lookouts and taking a scenic ride on the Arthur’s Seat Eagle gondola.

The ultimate foodie tour from Melbourne

If good food and wine is what you are visiting Melbourne for – the Yarra Valley Gourmet Tour is the one to get your taste buds tingling. Wine is only half the story of this gourmet wonderland and our tour provides a perfect blend of the very best of the region’s wines and other gourmet produce. Sample locally made cheeses, chocolates, wines, and more great produce on this Yarra Valley day tour in foodie heaven!

 

Touring to National Parks near Melbourne

Melbourne has some fantastic national parks just a day trip away from the city. Visit for yourself to see incredible landscape, native Australian flora and fauna, and learn about the Aboriginal history of these areas.

Grampians National Park Tour

The Grampians day tour lets you get off the beaten path and away from the crowds. You’ll explore the National Park by walking the different trails to see canyons, waterfalls, forests and valleys. Learn from your expert guide about the local Aboriginal history and culture – and spot wildlife such as kangaroos and rare birds. Take spectacular photos at the various lookout points that boast panoramic views over the park and surrounding region.

Wilsons Promontory National Park Tour

Wilsons Promontory National Park is the ultimate day tour from Melbourne for nature lovers. Explore highlights of this pristine national park – the first in Victoria – with an expert guide to lead you. Check out spots like Squeaky Beach, and wriggle your toes in the squeaky quartz sand. Take a guided walk on to a scenic coastal lookout for spectacular views, and spot wildlife throughout the afternoon. The Prom is a truly unique and unspoilt region, characterised by its pristine beaches and untouched wilderness. It’s where you can really get back to nature!

 

Take time to explore more on Multi-Day Tours from Melbourne

Visit two iconic destinations on a two day tour and really make the most of your time in Melbourne. Take a drive down the Great Ocean Road and see the Twelve Apostles and the Loch Ard Gorge, the site of the famous shipwreck. Follow this up by visiting the wildlife either on Phillip Island or at the Grampians National Park. Victoria is home to some spectacular landscapes and wildlife, so make sure to see as much as you can while you’re here!

 

Melbourne’s Most Highly-awarded Tour Company

Go West Tours have been operating in Melbourne for more than 20 years. Their knowledge, experience, innovation and commitment to excellence has seen them win many awards and receive excellent feedback and reviews from guests.

​​The company was winner of the Outstanding Tour & Transport Operator category at the Victorian Tourism Award in 2005, 2006 and 2007 – which elevated them to the Victorian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame. In 2007, Go West also won the Australian Tourism Award in the category of Outstanding Tour & Transport Operator. 

For five years in a row (2015-2019) they were awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor – which also puts them in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame. 

 

Why take a tour during your trip to Melbourne?

Melbourne is a city that has some excellent experiences nearby. Rather than trying to seek them out yourself, a tour will let you sit back and relax as your guide shares their local knowledge and takes you to all the iconic locations. 

So what are you waiting for? Come and join us on a Go West Tour!

 

Written by: Leah Furey – Digital Content Coordinator

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