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Melbourne EDITOR'S PICKS
Melbourne Top 10 Things to Do
Many of Australia's signature attractions and must-do experiences can be found in and around Melbourne such as the Penguin Parade and Great Ocean Road. Melbourne offers a wealth of activities in the city and country surrounds which from wine-tasting to wildlife encounters, from urban exploration to food tour possibilities. Make sure these activities are on your list when visiting the capital of Victoria!
1. Journey through the Great Ocean Road, one of Australia's best coastal drives. See rock formations like the 12 Apostles and rainforests like the Great Otway.
2. Witness the Penguin Parade and get to meet cuddly Aussie animals at Phillip Island Nature Parks and Koala Conservation Centre.
3. Wander in Melbourne's network of laneways and arcades spray-painted by colorful street art from wall to wall. Check out the best hole-in-the-wall coffee shops.
4. Sample the wines and local produce of some of Australia's finest wineries located in Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula.
5. Enjoy an excellent cup of Melbourne-brewed coffee and discover how the cafe culture is deeply ingrained in the city.
6. See Melbourne from the sky, whether from the top of the Eureka Tower Skydeck 88, a sunrise hot air balloon ride or an exhilarating sky diving experience.
7. Comb the beaches of St Kilda and Brighton and see the colorful bathing boxes. Learn how to surf in the waters of Torquay.
8. Experience Australian winter at Mount Buller with a full range of snow and ski activities.
9. Ride the Puffing Billy steam train down the Blue Dandenong Ranges and visit the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary.
10. Venture into the great outdoors at the Grampians National Park. Hike its rugged peaks, marvel at the cascading waterfalls and see indigenous rock art.
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  1. Discover the wonders of Australia's Great Ocean Road. This national heritage site features a host of scenic attractions such as Otway National Park, Loch Ard Gorge, the Twelve Apostles and more!
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    Meal Provided

    From USD126.42

    Daily
    12 hour(s) (morning)
  2. Drive along the Great Ocean Road and watch the sunset over Apollo Bay and the iconic 12 Apostles. Visit this heritage site's many famed locations such as the Memorial Arch and Kennett River.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD65.42

    18%
    OFF
    Daily
    12 - 12.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  3. Visit Phillip Island and enjoy an encounter with unique animals at the Australian Wildlife Park. Stroll around Woolamai Beach, get an amazing view of the Nobbies and watch the Penguin Parade.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD94.82

    Daily
    11.5 - 12 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Explore Melbourne's downtown area and get to know the city like never before. Admire colorful street art around every corner and taste laneway-style coffee with some luscious chocolates.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD43.37

    Group Discount
    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Discover Melbourne's humble roots with a guided tour of the city's western area. Visit old commercial centers, hidden alleyways, iconic landmarks and hear stories about the city's early settlers.
    English Available

    From USD28.67

    Group Discount
    Weekday
    2.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  6. Venture south to Mornington Peninsula, a favorite holiday destination in Melbourne. Travel across Flinders, enjoy a wine tasting session at a local vineyard and pick out fresh strawberries at a farm.
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    Meal Provided

    From USD125.69

    Mon, Thu, Fri
    9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Get acquainted with the delicious food Melbourne has to offer. Taste various sweets and savory delights including coffee at Pellegrinis, hand-made gelati and delightful lunch at a local restaurant.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD87.47

    Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  8. Get an authentic feel of Melbourne in just 3 hours! Discover the city's thriving street art scene, sample a multicultural cuisine and see a panorama of the Victorian capital from the Eureka Skydeck.
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    USD84.53

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  9. Eureka Tower Skydeck 88 Admission Ticket
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    Enjoy a spectacular view atop Eureka Tower Skydeck 88, one of the highest points in Melbourne. Ride one of the fastest elevators to the top at 285 meters above ground.
    Accessible

    From USD14.70

    Daily
  10. Fly across Yarra Valley's skies on a hot air balloon. Watch as the sun rises from the horizon while you glide through the clouds. Visit the finest wineries and sip on the best wines in the region.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided
    Accessible

    USD415.28

    Daily
    10.5 - 13 hour(s) (morning)
  11. Take a half day tour of key sites in Melbourne including the Royal Botanic Gardens and sporting arenas like Etihad Stadium. Discover the trendy suburban areas of St. Kilda, Elwood and Brighton.
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    USD52.92

    Daily
    4.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  12. Morning or Afternoon Surfing Lessons in Torquay
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    Learn how to surf in Australia's surf capital, Torquay. Surf enthusiasts will take you through the basics of surfing and will ensure your safety as you get acquainted with riding the waves.
    English Available

    USD52.92

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  13. Mount Buller Snow Day Tour from Melbourne
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    Set out east of Melbourne and take part in an exciting adventure at Mount Buller. Marvel at the scenic wonders of the Alpine region, explore the mountain village and try out engaging snow activities!
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    From USD127.16

    Daily
    14 - 14.5 hour(s) (morning)
  14. Ride the remarkable Puffing Billy Train on a narrow gauge railway through the incredible Blue Dandenong Ranges. Marvel at the stunning Sherbrooke Forest and quaint mountain village of Sassafras.
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    USD74.97

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
    5 - 6.5 hour(s) (morning)
  15. From the heart of the Blue Dandenongs to a ride on the Puffing Billy with wine and chocolate tastings at the world-famous Yarra Valley, this day trip from Melbourne has something for everyone!
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    Meal Provided

    USD160.23

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
    10 hour(s) (morning)
  16. Spend your day at Grampians National Park and get in touch with nature. See the beautiful MacKenzie Falls, rock formations and views from Reeds and Boroka Lookouts with guaranteed animal sightings.
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    From USD99.23

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    13 - 14 hour(s) (morning)
  17. Venture between the cities of Melbourne and Adelaide to discover the Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park. Visit shipwreck coast, mountain ranges, bushland and the Aboriginal cultural center.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD202.13

    Mon, Thu, Sat
    2 day (morning)