Melbourne’s Finest Sightseeing Tours

Discover all that our region has to offer. Melbourne’s Best Tours offers our state to you, bringing visitors to the most beautiful, moving, exciting and exhilarating destinations around the region. Whatever you’re looking to experience in your time here, do it with us.

Melbourne’s Best Tours offers a huge range of one day trips to some of the most beautiful destinations around the city. 

From soaring cliffs to lush rainforests, penguin-filled beaches to historic steam trains, our tours take you to the most iconic parts of our state. With a full selection of one day tours and sightseeing trips leaving daily from Melbourne city, there’s something for everyone in our range. For those who want a one-of-a-kind trip, we also offer private charter to some of the most beautiful destinations around the city.

Mt Buller Snow Play

Enjoy breathtaking views during your ride on the Northside Express scenic chairlift, toboggan down the designated snow play areas of Mount Buller. If all fails, why not simply build a snowman, a snowball fight or two, while keeping warm and cosied up in your rented jacket and pants; all included as part of our Snow Play package.

Mt Buller Come & Try

Skiing and snowboarding can be fun, challenging and rewarding, especially when you know your way around the slopes! The quickest way to learn is to allow the ski and snowboard school professionals to show you! Our Mount Buller Come & Try Program is especially designed for our clients who want to have their first taste of skiing and snowboarding.

Mt Buller Unlimited

This one’s for the pros! With a great variety of intermediate and advanced terrain, Mount Buller has challenges to excite even the most experienced skier or boarder. Our Unlimited package includes access to all of these slopes with an unlimited day access to all lifts.

Mt Buller Sightseers

You don’t have to be a skier or boarder to explore the mountain! Simply jump on the Northside Express chairlift and enjoy a breathtaking ride across Mount Buller’s slopes, with your scenic chairlift ride ticket exclusive to guests of Melbourne’s Best Tours.

Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles

Visiting the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and coastal towns along the way, our Great Ocean Road & Twelve Apostles tour is by far our most popular tour and there are plenty of reasons why.

Phillip Island

Home to the little penguins, the Phillip Island tour is the perfect trip to take to experience the Australian wildlife with opportunities to get close and intimate with koalas, wallabies, penguins and so much more.

Puffing Billy & Wineries

Journey through the breathtaking Dandenong Ranges in a classic steam train, enjoy a beautiful morning tea before finishing your day off with wine tasting at some of Victoria’s most exquisite wineries.

Puffing Billy Half Day

Offering some of the most magnificent countryside in Victoria, experience the Dandenong Ranges in full as you enjoy a ride on the Puffing Billy steam train. Built in 1900, Puffing Billy is Australia’s oldest steam railway. We then head back to Melbourne via Olinda – one of the quaint little craft villages in the area.

Best of Phillip Island

Phillip Island is also home to the worldly renowned Penguin Parade and to some of Australia’s most popular natural wildlife attractions. If you want to experience everything amazing Phillip Island has to offer, then the our all new Best of Phillip Island tour is your perfect choice!

Penguins Direct

We’ve got you covered. This afternoon/evening tour is ideal for those with limited time in Melbourne. Each night at dusk, the Little Penguins waddle up Summerland Beach and make their way to their burrows in the dunes, a ritual that has been followed for thousands of years.

All Day Combination

Short on time? We’ve got you covered. This tour is perfect for those who are running out of time, yet still want to see more of what Victoria has to offer. Let us take you to Puffing Billy & Phillip island in just one day!

Melbourne City Sights

Welcome to Melbourne — home to the Australian Open, Grand Prix, Melbourne Cup, AFL and so much more! Get to know the world’s most liveable city with our morning tour.

Sovereign Hill & Ballarat

This tour takes you to Ballarat, Victoria’s biggest inland city and Sovereign Hill. Explore this perfectly re-created 1850s living museum showcasing the working and living conditions of the Gold Rush era.

For your convenience, pick up is available from most hotels in the Melbourne CBD and inner suburbs, ensuring that all you have to do to prepare for your adventure is pack your day bag. Led by our friendly, knowledgeable and experienced drivers and guides, we’ll take you on a journey to some well-loved and world-famous locations, taking you behind the scenes and giving you an inside look at these icons.

Take a look at a sampling of what we can offer below and get in touch for more information, or contact our friendly staff on 1300 958 418 and chat to the experts. You can also reach us via email with any questions at [email protected] and one of our team members will be in touch as soon as possible.

Melbourne BEST Tours 

Far and wide, tourists are packing their luggage and making their way to Melbourne, Australia. This beautiful city offers tourists everything from city sightseeing to the great outdoors. The city of Melbourne offers coffee lovers ample choices, as they have the most cafes per capita – they are even known as the coffee capital of Australia. As well as having a large selection of cafes within walking distance, the city has wild animals. Sometimes these animals can be spotted amongst suburbs and city streets, from foxes to penguins, who knows what you can find. 

With so many things to see and experience, it can feel overwhelming knowing what and how to experience it all. Thankfully, Melbourne Sightseeing and City Tours offer visitors a unique and fun experience that can’t be missed or replicated.

Why Take a City or Sightseeing Tour?

Many travelers may not see the benefits of spending money to ride a bus or have someone drive you from one attraction to another when it comes to city or sightseeing tours. 

Here are four reasons why you should book your ticket with Melbourne Sightseeing and City Tours today. 

Organized 

Tours often have a theme or central focus, making them organized and easy to follow. With a guided tour, your group can visit attractions that have a flow or association. If you are a fan of history, you can select a tour that focuses on the city’s history. On the other hand, if you are a fan of restaurants or shopping, you can pick a tour that focuses on these themes. 

With Melbourne Sightseeing and City Tours, you don’t have to worry about whether a business is open if there are road detours or changes to the attraction worth noting. 

Familiarity 

If this is your first time in Melbourne and you aren’t sure what to see or what to do, consider booking a few sightseeing tours during your trip. Why? Familiarity. Tour guides are often people who have grown up and lived in the city, and they can, on your tours, offer recommendations on what to see, do, or where to eat. 

Their familiarity with the area also makes it a great starting point for you and your family as you attempt to determine what attractions you want to further visit. 

Meet other tourists!

Whether you are traveling with friends or family, why not network with other tourists like yourself? Going on a city or sightseeing tour is a great way to meet those experiencing the city for the first time and looking for inspiration on what else to see in and around Melbourne. When you participate in guided tours, you never know who you may encounter. Often, it seems people meet fellow travelers from the same city or country. 

If you are traveling on your own or without kids, city tours are great for finding other couples to travel and tour with for the remainder of the trip. 

Local Knowledge

Along with the familiarity with major tourist attractions in and around Melbourne, going with Melbourne Sightseeing and City Tours gives you a glimpse into the locals’ perspective. If you are looking for a unique experience beyond the token tourist attraction, talking with the tour guides to get their local perspective is one way of getting an authentic Melbourne experience. 

Receive recommendations on where locals eat, visit, and hang. 

Top 10 Melbourne Attractions 

If you are visiting Melbourne for the first time, here are the Top 10 attractions you are going to want to check out during your stay! 

  • Federation Square – Celebrating a century of Melburnians, Federation Square opened up in 2002 and features an art center. 
  • Royal Botanical Garden – Home to over 8,000 different plants and species, the Royal Botanical Garden first opened in 1846. This attraction is free and great for anyone who loves being outdoors. 
  • Melbourne National Sports Museum – Visit the stadium that hosted the 1956 Olympics and the Commonwealth Game.
  • The National Gallery of Victoria – Housing over 70,000 different art pieces, the National Gallery of Victoria encourages guests to lay on the floor of The Great Hall to awe at the stained-glass ceiling. 
  • Block Arcade – Located in Collins Street, this promenade has been around since the 1890s and has the city’s oldest arcade. 
  • Melbourne Zoo – A stone’s throw from the city, the Melbourne Zoo stretches 22 hectares and is home to over 300 different species. The Orangutan Sanctuary and the Elephant Trail are two major tourist attractions. 
  • Docklands – When water and city meet, you get Docklands, Melbourne’s entertainment district. The Docklands features Junior Wonderland and the Ice House, which is an ice sports arena. 
  • Parliament House – Visit where laws and bills are passed for Australia at the Parliament House. Inside tours are available when the House is not in session. 
  • Eureka Skydeck 88 – Enjoy a birds-eye view of Melbourne aboard the Eureka Skydeck 88, which stands over 297 meters tall. If you are feeling adventurous, why not book a ticket to tour the Skydeck on the outside? 
  • Captain Cooks Cottage – History buffs can visit the home and known as the oldest building in Melbourne, Captain Cooks Cottage. This is a great attraction for history buffs and anyone looking for a quick attraction.

Melbourne Sightseeing and City Tours – Your One-Stop-Shop

Whether you are visiting Melbourne for the first, second, or third time, book a tour with Melbourne Sightseeing and City Tours to see Melbourne from a new perspective. Hop on and hop off and see all that Melbourne has to offer you and your family. Don’t stress about what to see, do, or eat in the city, we can provide recommendations of places to check out and do not miss out on. 

There’s only one way to do Melbourne, and that’s with us at the helm and guiding you through a tour of the city’s oldest, newest, and finest attractions. Don’t miss out on a tour today with Melbourne Sightseeing and City Tours, book yours today!

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