3N Melbourne Getaway

  • 4 Days
  • 1 Country
  • 1 Cities

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Your Itinerary

Day 1

SIC transfer to Melbourne hotel

Day 2

AM : Melbourne City Tour

  • Operates Daily
    Departs: 8.10am Returns: 12.00pm
  • Fare Includes guided walk and free Wi-Fi on coach

Itinerary DAILY except MON and WED

  • Hotel Windsor, high Victorian architecture
  • Parliament House
  • Princess Theatre
  • Royal Exhibition Building
  • Melbourne Museum
  • Prestigious Melbourne University
  • Lygon Street - cafe central and 'Little Italy'
  • Take a guided walk through some of Melbourne's best arcades and laneways - Royal Arcade, Block Place, Block Arcade, Centre Way, Centre Place and Degraves Street
  • Sit at a cafe and enjoy a coffee (own expense) and experience our unique laneways culture
  • Collins Street - Paris end
  • Old Treasury Buildings and State Offices
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Take a wander in Fitzroy Gardens - there is opportunity to visit Captain Cook's Cottage (own expense)
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • East Melbourne - ornate Victorian terraced homes
  • Colourful Chinatown
  • Queen Victoria Market* - look for a bargain, wander around the fresh produce and take in the vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere
  • Flagstaff Gardens
  • Law Courts
  • Federation Square

Itinerary on MON and WED

  • Hotel Windsor - high Victorian architecture
  • Parliament House
  • Princess Theatre
  • Royal Exhibition Building
  • Melbourne Museum
  • Prestigious Melbourne University
  • Lygon Street - cafe central and 'Little Italy'
  • Take a guided walk through some of Melbourne's best arcades and laneways - Royal Arcade, Block Place, Block Arcade, Centre Way, Centre Place and Degraves Street
  • Sit at a cafe and enjoy a coffee (own expense) and experience our unique laneways culture
  • Collins Street - Paris end
  • Old Treasury Buildings and State Offices
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Take a wander in Fitzroy Gardens - there is opportunity to visit Captain Cook's Cottage (own expense)
  • East Melbourne - ornate Victorian terraced homes
  • Colourful Chinatown
  • Tour past Queen Victoria Market
  • Flagstaff Gardens
  • Law Courts
  • Cross over the Yarra River
  • Enterprize Wharf – Birthplace of Melbourne
  • Crown Casino complex
  • Iconic ‘Tan Track’ which loops around King’s Domain and the Botanic Gardens
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Wander the heritage gardens surrounding the MCG
  • Opportunity to take a sneak peak into the playing ground of the MCG from Gate 3
  • Federation Square

OR Afternoon Melbourne Highlights

  • Operates Daily (October 1 through to March 31)
    Daily except WED, FRI (April 1 through to September 30)
    Departs: 1.25pm Returns: 5.30pm
  • Fare includes Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Melbourne Park - National Tennis Centre
  • Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Kings Domain Gardens
  • Arts and Cultural Centre
  • Gracious tree lined St Kilda Road
  • Docklands - waterfront development
  • Etihad Stadium at Docklands
  • Bolte Bridge - spectacular city overview
  • Port Melbourne by the sea
  • Travel by the beach to trendy St Kilda
  • Explore Acland Street in St Kilda - a vibrant cosmopolitan mix of funky bars, eateries, shops and world famous patisseries
  • Perhaps enjoy a local favourite - afternoon tea of coffee and continental cake (own expense)
  • Fashionable suburbs of Elwood and Brighton
  • Brighton bathing boxes - a functional remnant of a bygone era (photo stop)
  • Tour through the main street of Brighton
  • Fitzroy Street in St Kilda - lively with its restaurant and bars
  • Albert Park Lake - site of the F1 Grand Prix

Day 3

The Penguin Parade

  • Panoramic views of Western Port and French Island
  • San Remo - maritime fishing village
  • Visit Churchill Island for afternoon tea (own expense)
  • Look for birdlife at the island wetlands (seasonal)
  • Opportunity to meet wallabies/kangaroos
  • Phillip Island Nature Park - a natural home for koalas, seals, shearwaters and Little Penguins
  • Koala Conservation Centre - look for koalas in their natural habitat from tree top boardwalks
  • The Nobbies - a rugged rocky outcrop with an excellent boardwalk where you may spot Little Penguins' homes (shoulder/summer months)
  • Witness the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach from the general viewing area
  • See penguin rookeries from an elevated boardwalk
  • nspect the Visitors Centre - an opportunity to learn about the life of the Little Penguin
  • A dinner stop will be made before or after the Penguin Parade (dependent on season and at own expense) – Operates Daily inc Christmas Day
    Departs: 1.15pm
    Returns: 9.00pm - 11.30pm (dependant on season)
  • Fare includes meeting wallabies/kangaroos, Koala Conservation Centre, entrance to Penguin Parade with general viewing and free Wi-Fi on coach and at Penguin Parade

Sovereign Hill

  • Operates Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat
    Departs: 8.15am Returns: 5.30pm
  • Fare includes entrance fees to Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Red Hill Mine tour and free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Travel the Western Highway - stagecoach route of the 1850's
  • Bacchus Marsh - a landscape of orchards - once a resting place for the Cobb & Co stagecoach
  • Ballarat - enjoy a complete town tour of this gracious city with its exquisite gardens and noble statues
  • Eureka Stockade - site of the 1854 Miner's Rebellion
  • Visit Sovereign Hill - an authentic recreation of an 1850's gold mining town. See & experience...
  • Gold panning in Red Gully Creek
  • Explore the Red Hill mine tour and discover life underground
  • Witness original working conditions and demonstrations of early mining equipment
  • Explore the many original shops
  • Blacksmiths and traditional craftsmen
  • Perhaps try some homemade boiled lollies! Maybe a Devonshire Tea at the New York Bakery?
  • The Chinese Village - highlighting Chinese involvement in the goldfields
  • Why not ride a stagecoach!
  • Take in the atmosphere of Main St.
  • Watch the Giant Crushing Battery
  • Treat yourself to lunch at the United States Hotel (own expense)
  • Visit the Gold Museum - an impressive and valuable collection of gold nuggets, gold coins, alluvial deposits and priceless gold artifacts

Great Ocean Road Adventure

  • Operates Daily
    Departs: 8:00am
    Returns: 7:30pm (approx)
  • Fare includes National Park fees, Aussie style Bush Billy tea with lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers and free WiFi on coach
  • Views of Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay from West Gate Bridge
  • Enjoy an Aussie style Bush Billy Tea with lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers - old fashioned hospitality ... what a treat!
  • Spectacular coastal views along the Great Ocean Road
  • Surf beach resort of Lorne
  • Precipitous coastal cliffs, long sandy beaches and rolling surf
  • River inlets and fern gullies
  • Stop at picturesque Apollo Bay for lunch (own expense) - perhaps a walk along the beach
  • Otway National Park - fern gullies and eucalypts make up this beautiful Australian rainforest
  • Port Campbell National Park's rugged coastline, "The Shipwreck Coast"
  • Huge stone monoliths of the Twelve Apostles from the boardwalk lookout
  • You may take an optional helicopter flight over the shipwreck coast (own expense)
  • Tom & Eva and Razorback - grand architecture carved by surf
  • Loch Ard Gorge - site of the tragic shipwreck of the "Loch Ard"
  • Port Campbell - holiday resort and fishing village
  • This powerful coastline provides scope for stunning photography
  • Return directly to Melbourne enjoying an on-board Australian movie "All The Rivers Run - 1"
  • See the spectacular evening lights of Melbourne from West Gate Bridge."

Puffing Billy with wildlife

  • Operates Daily except THU, SAT (October 1 through to March 31), Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun (April 1 through to September 30)
    Departs: 8.00am Returns: 5.45pm
  • Fare includes historic steam train ride, entrance to Healesville Sanctuary, Aussie style Bush Billy Tea with lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers, winery lunch with a glass of wine and opportunity for wine tasting at Fergusson's Winery and free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Melbourne's eastern suburbs
  • Visit Sherbrooke Forest - heart of the Dandenongs; tall eucalypts, kookaburras and bellbirds
  • Share Bush Billy tea of Aussie grown tea and gum leaves, lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers
  • Colourful Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots! (opportunity to hand feed)
  • Enjoy a ride aboard Puffing Billy steam train from Belgrave to Menzies Creek, the most scenic section of the original steam locomotive's journey
  • Pass quaint villages set amongst the Australian bush and renowned for their restaurants, craft shops and beautiful gardens
  • Panoramic views from Grantulla Road
  • Enjoy a delicious spit roast lunch with wine as guests of Louise Fergusson (Asian cuisine and vegetarian meals are also available on request)
  • Opportunity to taste Australian wines at Fergusson's Winery, a noted Yarra Valley wine producer
  • Tour through the Yarra Valley
  • Visit Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery - a sweet feast for the senses
  • Delight in complimentary chocolate tastings, displays of premium chocolates and observe European chocolatiers at work
  • Pass through the township of Healesville - set amidst mountain bushland
  • Visit Healesville Sanctuary - home for over 200 species of Australian birds, mammals and reptiles in a natural bushland setting
  • Stroll through paddocks of kangaroos and wallabies
  • Walk through large aviaries and pond areas that bring birds of the wild so close to hand - the elusive lyrebirds, eagles, ibis and spoonbills
  • Witness the "Spirits of the Sky" demonstration
  • Observe the underwater life of the platypus
  • Come face to face with a koala!
  • Meet a furry wombat!
  • See dingoes, Tasmanian devils, echidnas, snakes and goannas

Day 4

SIC transfer to Melbourne airport

What's Included

  • 3 nights accommodation at choice of hotel with daily breakfast
  • Admission and/or sightseeing as per itinerary
  • All transfers as per itinerary
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