Travel the Great Ocean Road and visit Phillip Island by combining the two best day trips from Melbourne with our low-priced Australia Tour Package.
- The most entertaining Australia Tour Package!
- Take the amazing Great Ocean Road road trip!
- Visit the Little Penguins of Phillip Island
- Get a FREE Melbourne Attraction Pass!
Top attractions in Melbourne
Here are some top attractions in Melbourne you could visit and enjoy. There are, of course, dozens of attractions and landmarks in Melbourne worth visiting and learning about the history of this amazing city.
Puffing Billy Railway, cherished by millions for more than 100 years, is one of the world's finest surviving steam railways. Children and adults alike would love the wind in their...
The Yarra River has many picturesque settings to offer. A variety of barbecue and picnic facilities, fishing platforms and jetties are accessible on the river banks. However, there are parks...
Located in the heart of the city, Queen Victoria Market offers an authentic shopping experience. The market is listed as a National Heritage site, home to hundreds of small businesses...
Melbourne and Australia travel guides
Here are handy travel guides about Melbourne and Australia so you can learn a thing or two about these destinations. For a comprehensive list of our travel guides, please visit our travel guides page.
Melbourne is Australia's second largest city and cultural capital, with buildings from the Victorian era and offering extensive shopping, museums, galleries, theaters, and large parks and gardens. Many of its almost 5 million residents are from diverse ethnic background as...
Australia is both a country and a continent between the Indian and the Pacific Oceans. The majority of the population lives in coastal areas where the largest cities flourish: Sydney,...
Top hotels in Melbourne
Melbourne has dozens of hotels of various star ratings, together with other lodging solutions, such as guest houses, hostels, and Airbnb. Bellow are some top hotel recommendations from our website. For a general hotel search, check the form at the bottom of this page or our hotel booking page.
Adelphi Hotel is conveniently located in the popular Melbourne CBD area. Offering a variety of facilities and services, the hotel provides all you need for a good night's sleep. All...
Set in a prime location of Melbourne, Hotel Grand Hyatt Melbourne puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. The hotel offers a high standard of service...
Pan Pacific Melbourne provides comfortable and trendy accommodation with Melbourne city, Port Phillip or Yarra River panoramic views. Guests can enjoy the finest amenities, including a fitness centre, and the...
Offering a restaurant, day spa, fitness center and indoor heated pool, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is located in the heart of Melbourne CBD on Collins Street.
Park Hyatt Melbourne, a 5-star hotel, offers an award-winning restaurant, premium accommodation and spa facilities just 1.5 km from the city center of Melbourne. The popular shopping area of Collins...
Set above the vibrant Southbank district of Melbourne, Crown Towers provides spacious, comfortable rooms with city and Port Phillip Bay views. Each space has original artworks and bathrooms in marble.
Cheap flights and hotels discounts for Melbourne
The peak season for flights to Melbourne is May, June and November. The low season for purchasing tickets is July, August and September.
Melbourne is served by these airports: Essendon Airport, Tullamarine Airport and Avalon Airport. Direct flights to Melbourne are offered by 24 airlines.
Melbourne and Australia attractions and landmarks
Here are some of the most popular attractions and landmarks in Melbourne and Australia.
Last Updated on March 2, 2022 by Tours Editor @ gotravelyourself.com
Combine two of Melbourne's best day trips into a great Australia tour package and get a FREE Melbourne Attraction Card!
One of Australia's most popular destinations is the magnificent Great Ocean Way. Our small group eco-tour offers views of uninterrupted beaches, dramatic coastlines and lush rainforest. We must travel west to the start of the Great Ocean Road, passing Lorne and Apollo Bay coastal towns, eventually arriving at the famous Cape Otway Lighthouse, the oldest surviving lighthouse on the mainland.
We will treat you to an Aussie BBQ lunch after enjoying breathtaking views over the Southern Ocean and the Bass Strait. Then we go on to the Shipwreck Coast, strolling along storied beaches and seeing the Loch Ard Gorge. When we arrive at the Twelve Apostles, we must descend the Steps of Gibson to a position dwarfed by the majestic stacks of limestone. There is plenty of room within a small group to get out and see nature at its finest.
We usually return around 8:30pm to Melbourne. Climate and/or traffic conditions can however cause a slight delay.
Sunset Tour] If you choose the Sunset Tour option, we will follow the same route along the Great Ocean Road but will have the opportunity to see the sunset over the 12 Apostles, a must-see experience! Instead of an Aussie BBQ, you'll even enjoy a lunch in cafe style.
** The Sunset Tour departs at 10:00am (April-September) or 11:00am (October-March) and returns at 22:00pm and 11:00pm respectively.
Melbourne Attraction Pass Visit two major attractions in Melbourne: the Melbourne Aquarium and the Eureka Skydeck 88. The pass allows single entry to each attraction and is valid from the date of selection for three months.
Melbourne Aquarium-Open daily from 9:30am to 6:00pm Visit the Melbourne Aquarium, where something new is always to be seen. Australia's largest aquarium offers a glimpse of the incredible and diverse world of aquatic animals, including sandbar whaler sharks, black nurse sharks, Port Jackson sharks, king penguins, gentoo penguins, freshwater sawfish, smooth stingrays, green sea turtles and big-beautiful seamans.
Eureka Skydeck 88-Open daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm Visit the newest attraction in Melbourne providing breathtaking views of Melbourne and the surrounding area. Venture to the top of the Eureka Tower on the banks of the Yarra River to take in Melbourne's 360 degree floor-to-ceiling views.
On the journey to Phillip Island, we will get closer and more intimate to the welcoming residents of Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, where we will hear about the conservation of these lovely native animals. There are also some lesser known but equally cute endangered species in the eco-certified sanctuary, including the Southern Bettong, Eastern Quoll and the rare Fluffy Glider.
Next we will visit the historic island of Churchill and see how sheep shearing is made. Then it's off to the Koala Conservation Centre, where in their natural environment we'll see koalas.
We'll also take a stroll along the boardwalk at Nobbies Center before arriving for the regular penguin parade at Summerland Beach. Home to the largest penguin colony in Victoria, Summerland Beach provides a spectacular backdrop to the world-famous pinguin parade. Watch as hundreds of tiny penguins cross the beach and go home for the night.
Our tour departs from the provider's office seasonally from 10 am to 11am (daylight savings) and returns seasonally between around 9.30pm & midnight (daylight savings).