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There’s loads of fun to be had in Melbourne!

The city’s blossoming cultural scene has seen it offer up some of Australia’s best food, textiles, architectural design, music and theatre. Following the Yarra River, one will arrive at enchanting wineries and the expansive cool, temperate rainforests of Yarra Ranges National Park. Integral to the region’s history is the Wurundjeri people, whose stories and culture persist throughout the city and hinterland. From ‘best-of’ style day trips to extensive tours from the city centre to Ballarat, Second Nature offers a variety of tour options for Special Interest Groups.

What we provide

  • Award-winning facilitators
  • Itineraries and Flyers
  • Transportation options (we arrange flights where necessary and provide options for ground and water transport)
  • Accommodation options (we provide quotes to utilise the most affordable and most appropriate accommodation to suit your needs)
  • Catering options (all food is covered through our fantastic range of reliable third-party providers)
  • Images from the trip

Melbourne Tours for Special Interest Groups

Our Special Interest programs are designed for groups of any size who are looking for a unique and tailored travel experience. The experiences are designed to capture a group’s niche interests and can be made to suit all budgets. Some examples of niche categories that our Special Interest Tours to Melbourne have catered to previously include:

  • Food Tours
  • Beer/Wine/Cider Tours
  • Adventure Tours
  • Bird Watching
  • Sports Tours
  • Arts Tours
  • Colonial History Tours
  • Indigenous Australian Cultural Tours

Destination Highlights

  • Spot wild penguins at Phillip Island Nature Park
  • Dare to step inside the Lightning Room at Scienceworks
  • Watch an international sporting match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Spend a night in Old Melbourne Gaol, where Ned Kelly was executed
  • Visit farms and taste local produce in the Dandenong Ranges
  • Go hiking in the beautiful Yarra Ranges National Park
  • Ride a wooden rollercoaster built in 1912 at Luna Park
  • See a musical theatre production at Her Majesty’s Theatre
  • Have a bite at the Queen Victoria Market
  • Travel back in time to Australia’s Gold Rush in Ballarat

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Example Itinerary: Melbourne Day Tour

Below is an example itinerary with a focus on culture, history and tourism in Melbourne.

07:00 Arrive at Melbourne airport (MEL) and depart immediately for accommodation
07:30 Arrive at accommodation and check in
08:00 Depart accommodation on a City Tour, first stop Flinders Street Railway Station!
08:30 Arrive at Flinders Street Railway Station
08:45 Depart Flinders Street Railway Station for the Royal Botanic Gardens
09:00 Arrive at Royal Botanic Gardens. Explore King’s Domain and Shrine of Remembrance
10:00 Morning Tea in the Botanic Gardens
10:15 Depart Royal Botanic Gardens for Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
10:30 Arrive at MCG and explore the Australian Sports Museum
11:00 Depart MCG for Cook’s Cottage
11:15 Arrive at Cook’s Cottage
11:45 Depart Cook’s Cottage for Johnston Street (Fitzroy)
12:15 Arrive at Johnston Street and discover street art in its many laneways
12:45 Take an iconic Melbourne tram to Chinatown
13:15 Lunch in Chinatown!
14:00 Depart Chinatown on foot for Melbourne Museum, passing Her Majesty’s Theatre
14:15 Enjoy some time exploring the fantastic exhibits at Melbourne Museum!
15:45 Depart Melbourne Museum for Victoria Markets, the foodie capitol of Melbourne
16:00 Find Afternoon Tea at one of the many artisan stalls
16:45 Depart Victoria Markets for Eureka Skydeck
17:00 Arrive at Eureka Skydeck to watch the sunset over the city
18:00 Depart Eureka Skydeck for Dinner at one of Southbank’s many fabulous restaurants
19:30 Depart Southbank for Old Melbourne Gaol
20:00 Arrive at Old Melbourne Gaol for a Ghost Tour
20:30 Ghost Tour of Old Melbourne Gaol
21:45 Depart Old Melbourne Gaol for accommodation
22:15 Arrive at accommodation. End entire program.