Get Inspired / Melbourne Melbourne Day Tours, Australia Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Melbourne Melbourne Day Tours, Australia story by: Inspire Melbourne & Beyond YARRA VALLEY WINE TOUR Sip your way around the Yarra Valley and let an expert introduce you to the region’s mouthwatering wine and food. Your guide is a real wine expert (but not a wine snob!) and will ensure your day is social, fun and educational. You’ll enjoy cellar door tastings at three premium wineries, a delicious winery lunch with wine and a private tour of Domaine Chandon, along with a glass of their premium bubbles and some tasting platters – a great way to experience the Yarra Valley. DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: Full day PHILLIP ISLAND DAY TOUR WITH PENGUIN PARADE For lovers of fine food, beautiful scenery and cute critters, this ticks all of the boxes. Visit some of the region’s gourmet attractions and taste local produce before heading to the Koala Conservation Centre to walk among the treetops to view the wild koalas. Take in the sights of the island itself before making your way at dusk to Summerlands Beach where the little penguins will bedazzle you as they make their way across the beach to their homes. DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: Full day YARRA VALLEY & PUFFING BILLY STEAM TRAIN “All aboard” for a ride on the lovingly restored Puffing Billy Steam Train for a scenic journey on Australia’s most notable narrow gauge railway through beautiful mountain ash and gullies of Sherbrooke Forest. After the train trip, tour the Yarra Valley’s beautiful hills and vineyards and tantalise your taste buds sampling some superb regional wines. Sip a glass or two and enjoy local cheeses while soaking up views of the beautiful Yarra Valley. DURATION: Full day DEPARTS: Daily (Oct-Mar), Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun (Apr-Sep) HOT AIR BALLOONING Up, up and away – let the breeze usher you along the corridors of vineyards and over the Yarra River as you take in breathtaking views of the mountains that surround the valley, this is a magical way to start your day. Or alternatively, get a peek at city life from a totally different angle while ballooning at sunrise over Melbourne city. In the morning light you’ll drift by the parks and gardens and look down on some of the city’s iconic sights. DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: Flight time 1 hour MORNINGTON PENINSULA TOUR WITH WINERIES Escape the bustle of the city to explore the Mornington Peninsula, just over an hour from Melbourne this area is a playground for Victorians. Climb to the top of Arthurs Seat for impressive views, explore the hidden delights of Ashcombe Maze and enjoy their 25 acres of fabulous gardens with a gardener guide. There’s a leisurely stop in the resort town of Mornington for you to a stroll along the pier or relax on the beach before wine tasting at two local vineyards. DEPARTS: Daily (Nov-Mar) DURATION: Full day SOVEREIGN HILL & HISTORICAL BALLARAT Journey back in time to Sovereign Hill an outdoor ‘live’ museum which is a perfectly recreated 1850s gold mining settlement where you will see tradesmen at work and locals parading their new found fortunes. You can even try your luck at panning for gold and tour an underground gold mine. In the town of Ballarat view the historic sites and beautiful Victorian architecture, a thriving monument to the town’s golden era of prosperity. DURATION: Full day DEPARTS: Daily (Oct-Mar), Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat (Apr-Sep) Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? 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