Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne: City and Garden Tour in Horse-Drawn Carriage

1. Melbourne: City and Garden Tour in Horse-Drawn Carriage

There’s no better way to experience the style and charm of Melbourne than by horse-drawn carriage on a 1-hour tour. Enjoy the aesthetic of immaculately presented drivers wearing traditional coachman attire. After greeting your friendly driver, meet your beautiful Percheron horses and give them a pat. Board your comfortable carriage and set off to see the magical sights of Melbourne. Along the way, pass by the Arts Centre, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Queen Victoria Gardens, the Yarra River, the Shrine of Remembrance, Princess Theatre, Parliament House, St. Patrick's Cathedral, China Town and more. Take advantage of plenty of fantastic photo opportunities to make this an experience you’ll remember forever. Alternatively, pick the 30-minute 'Garden Tour' option and pass along the Yarra River. Then see sights such as the Melbourne Art Center, Queen Victoria Gardens, National Gallery, King Domain Gardens, The Shrine of Remembrance, Myer Music bowl, and Victoria Barracks.

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Melbourne: Ghost City Self-Guided Exploration Game

2. Melbourne: Ghost City Self-Guided Exploration Game

Discover Melbourne’s dark history and attractions as you explore the city by playing a quest game with your friends and family. Each clue will lead you from one place to another by providing you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. As you solve the problem and guess the answer, the secret story of that location is revealed to you. Discover the first train station built in Australia, learn about the story of the ghosts of the Princess Theatre and learn more about the infamous nude painting of Melbourne. Simply download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. The tour will take you about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit that will allow you to go at your own pace. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller teams and compete against each other.

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Melbourne: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

3. Melbourne: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

Discover the top sights in Melbourne with an immersive smartphone app tour. Stroll through the city and solve location-based riddles on this walking tour. Admire the traditional Latin cross architecture of St Paul's Cathedral and see the Aquarium on the waterfront. Reveal 10 of the most important attractions in the city as you walk. Uncover clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Have fun using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to finish the game.  Feel the thrill of completing each challenge. Have the freedom to start or stop whenever you want. See the city at your own pace. Learn interesting information and facts about the city. Snap pictures as you go. Complete a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction.

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Melbourne Sports Walking Tour, MCG & National Sports Museum

4. Melbourne Sports Walking Tour, MCG & National Sports Museum

Uncover every aspect of Melbourne's famous sporting culture, from the multitude of incredible venues through to the most famous events including the Olympic Games, Australian Open, AFL Grand Final and The Ashes. Take a trip back in time as you uncover the history behind Melbourne's sporting heritage, see how sport has developed in the city over the past 180 years and understand exactly why Melbourne has been named the official sports capital of the world 4 times in the past decade. Along the way you'll pass iconic sporting landmarks in the city, get an inside look into Melbourne's sports media and relive the incredible stories of Melbourne's biggest sporting legends. Discover the secret locations where today's sporting stars hang out so you never know who you might see! This tour includes the standard City Sports walking tour in addition to taking the official tour of the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) along with unlimited access for the day to the National Sports Museum. Once you get to the MCG, one of their professional guides will begin to escort you around the stadium with the chance to see the famous Long Room, the Library (founded in 1873), the tapestry, player changing rooms, cricketers’ viewing room, Ron Casey Media Centre, portrait of Sir Donald Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar, Cricket Victoria Bill Lawry Centre, Ponsford Stand, City Terrace with views of Melbourne’s skyline Following a great tour enjoy a general entry ticket to the national sports museum where you can enter as many times as you want for that day.

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Melbourne: 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise

5. Melbourne: 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Get bird's eye views of Melbourne and its surroundings at sunrise as you float over the city in a hot air balloon. Melbourne is the only major city around the world that you can traverse by hot air balloon. Help to inflate the hot air balloon at the start of your once-in-a-lifetime experience. Then, drift over the parks and gardens that make Melbourne the world’s most livable city. Look down onto iconic sports venues, such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne Park and Albert Park, home to the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix. Treat a loved one to a romantic gift and get a unique peek at the city from above. Upgrade to a Champagne breakfast at the end of your flight for the ultimate experience.

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Melbourne Sports Walking Tour & MCG Tour

6. Melbourne Sports Walking Tour & MCG Tour

On this walking sports tour of Melbourne you will uncover every aspect of the city's world-famous sporting culture. From stadiums, events, athletes, media, history and more, this tour covers it all, and includes behind-the-scenes access to the world famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Led by a local and experienced tour guide with a background in Melbourne's sporting industry, the tour is made interactive through the use of photos and videos to bring the stories to life. Regarded as one of Melbourne's most exciting walking tours, this is the perfect tour for any sports fan. On tour you will learn about Melbourne's incredible sporting stadiums and arenas, including the MCG, the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Arena, the Olympic Park, the AAMI Park, and the famed National Tennis Center. Along the way you will get exclusive insights into Melbourne's many global sporting events, including the Australian Open, The Ashes, Olympic Games and the AFL Grand Final. Your guide will take you back in time as you revisit 180 years of sporting history in Melbourne, and explain the development of Melbourne's sporting media. Hear incredible true stories of Melbourne's sporting legends, from athletes to coaches, and discover the events that changed the world of sport forever. Stand on the site used for the 1956 Olympic Games. Visit Garden Square, home of the Australian Open, and see statues of Australia's tennis legends.  Visit Show Court 3, one of the main courts of the Australian Open played on by the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Serena Williams. On arrival at the MCG, one of their experienced tour guides will give you a complete tour of this incredible stadium, including the players changing rooms, media centre, the famous Long Room, the city terrace with views of Melbourne's beautiful skyline, and you'll even get the chance to walk on the arena.

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Melbourne CBD Street Art Tour

7. Melbourne CBD Street Art Tour

This original street art tour takes you on a journey of Melbourne’s famous street art laneways as well as venturing off the beaten track to discover the CBD’s hidden treasures. Learn all about the artists and stories behind the artworks from artists directly involved in the scene. The tour finishes at the famous Blender Studios where you will be treated to an exclusive studio tour and be able to meet the artists and see them at work in our huge art studio warehouse. A gourmet selection of market fresh produce, beer, wine and softdrinks are provided as you wander through this incredible space. The tour route will be modified and updated regularly, considering the ever-changing nature of Street Art.

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Melbourne Sports Walking Tour

8. Melbourne Sports Walking Tour

Meet your guide outside the Visitor Hub at Town Hall. From there, stroll down towards Melbourne's renowned sporting precinct where you'll see famous sites including Rod Laver Arena and AAMI Park. Along the way, hear about Melbourne's sporting history, the key figures responsible and how the city came to be so sports obsessed. Also get behind the scenes insights into famous events including like the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, and the Australian Open whilst uncovering the impact such events have had on the city of Melbourne and its people.  Stand on the site of the 1956 Olympic Games. See the statues of Australia's greatest tennis players and visit Show Court 3, one of the main courts of the Australian Open used by the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Serena Williams. Visit Garden Square which is the heart and center of the Australian open, Australia's only tennis grand slam event. Also discover the development of Melbourne's sporting media and how its rise took Melbourne sport to new heights whilst covering Australian sports darkest days and its most inspiring tales with photos to bring the stories to life. Finish the tour outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) where you'll learn about Australia's largest and most famous stadium.

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Melbourne: Boozy History and Hidden Bars Tour

9. Melbourne: Boozy History and Hidden Bars Tour

Explore the eastern side of the Melbourne Central Business District, home to some of our most famous and interesting laneways. This is the side of Melbourne most tourists and some locals never see.  Learn about the earliest founders, the cause of Melbourne love affair – and later fall out – with drinking, the rise of street art, a tragic case of miscarried justice, the 1851 gold rush, secret men’s clubs, and much more. Stop for drinks at three of Melbourne’s best bars, plus pass by a dozen or so more for you to jot down and visit another time. Spend about 30-45 minutes in each bar so you are not feeling rushed. Finally, receive a mystery gift at the end of the tour.

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Melbourne: Street Art City Exploration Game

10. Melbourne: Street Art City Exploration Game

Embark on a quest to discover the impressive street art of Melbourne on this exploration game played on an app. Solve clues to unlock stories on your phone as you learn about well-known and underground artists and explore hidden corners of the city. The story begins with you as an orphaned, runaway teen. You’ve escaped your foster home to track down your godmother who always encouraged your art, but lost touch after your dying mother pushed everyone away. Solve challenges to see the rest of the story unfold. Start at Hosier Lane. From there, simply follow the game route and instructions. Explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from any location where you paused it. As you solve challenges, directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Walk to Melbourne’s famous works of street art such as the never enough mural, sovereignty mural, and more. Learn about the iconic murals of the CBD, Fitzroy, and Collingwood. Choose to play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups to compete against each other and race to the final stop of the game. Enjoy an experience that’s the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt. The entire game will take around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.

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What people are saying about Victoria, Australia

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 244 reviews

Our group of 8 all loved leaning everything about street art by one of Melbourne's wellknown street artists culminating with a visit to Blender studios and meeting a bunch of artists there too! This is a real insider's view. I discovered lanes I've neever walked down and Im a Melburnian(!) plus hidden installations and curios everywhere. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and well informed re current social political issues impacting alot of street art. We learnt heaps about different styles, genres and history. We left feeling very inspired with lots to talk about.

Our guide Suki was very knowledgeable & friendly. The street art was AMAZING!! So great to wander laneways that I have never been up & feel the vibe of each one. Thoroughly recommend this. Wear comfy shoes for lots of walking. The studio tour & refreshments at the end adds to the experience of a small tour group & meeting the artists is very interesting.

The guide was inspiring and so knowledgeable. He made me love Melbourne even more than I already do! The artists at the studio were so friendly and welcoming.

Sometimes a bit difficult but still suitable for a 5th grader! Very well enjoyed!

Wonderful time floating over Melbourne. The crew were professional and fun!