Day Trips

All of the day tours below are by demand only. We require at least 4 passengers for the tour to proceed. If you receive a pending order this means we have not reach 4 passenger as yet. If booking are not confirmed within 3 days of departure the tour will be cancelled.

Dandenong Ranges $88 pp              Optional extra                                Puffing Billy $30 pp                        Tulip Festival available in Spring $30pp

Pick-up 7.00am – Return 1.30pm approx.

Heading east out of Melbourne our first stop will be Grant’s Picnic Ground where you will have the opportunity to hand feed a variety of parrots and explore the surrounding forest. After the forrest walk sit down to Devonshire Tea with Wattle Seed Scones. while you take in the splendours of our natural wonderland, before we take a slow drive through the remainder of the forest stopping to visit some of the quaint villages along the way before heading back to Melbourne .

Phillip Island Penguin Parade & Wildlife Park $130 pp

Pick-up 11.30am – Return Summer at 11.30pm approx and Winter at 8.30 approx.

We head south of Melbourne directly to Phillip Island . After our 2 hour journey, the first stop is the wildlife park (included) where you will have the opportunity to feed the kangaroos and view many of the other Australian animals including the kolas. We then visit Cowes the local village on the island. Here you will be able to explore some of the local shop, purchase some refreshments (own cost) and enjoy a stroll on the local beach. We then travel to the Nobbies, a rugged rocky outcrop and seal rock. Here you will get the chance to walk along the board walk and visit the seal centre. Finally we head to the penguin parade to watch the penguins returning to their nests from a day at sea, before heading directly back to Melbourne .

Also available in addition to the Phillip Island tour upon advance request :- is a visit to the Grand prix track, entry to History of Motorsports, Gardens and Circuit Viewing area, HSV Hot Laps ( 3 fast laps as a passenger in a V8 Special Vehicle) Prices on request. Subject to availability

Great Ocean Road One Day Tour $125, pp

Pick-up 6.15 am – Return 6.30pm approx.

We travel west from Melbourne travelling through Geelong, onto Torquay (the closet surf beach to Melbourne),We then stop at Bells Beach , one of Australian famous surf beaches to enjoy the magnificent view of the ocean. We then continue on the costal road travelling through Anglesea, Lorne and Apollo Bay . We then visit some of the famous land marks such as the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, before stopping for Lunch (own expense.) After touring Port Campbell we visit the Arch and London Bridge before turning inland and travel back to Melbourne via Colac.

$155 pp (Otway Fly treetop walk and lunch), $255 pp (ZipLine, Otway Fly treetop walk and lunch)

Pick-up 6.15 am – Return 7.30pm approx.

We travel west from Melbourne travelling pass Geelong, through Colac and join the Great Ocean Road at Port Campbell.We visit the Loch Ard Gorge and 12 Apostles. Helicopter flights are available. We then travel through the Otway Forest to the Lavers Hill for lunch (own cost), Enjoy the gardens and parrots while eating.After lunch we head to the Otway Fly Treetop Adventure. Here you will experience the Zip line and/or the Treetop walk.

At 5pm we head directly back to Melbourne

Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary $88 pp

Pick-up 8 am – Return 2.30pm approx.

We drive east of Melbourne directly to Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary which is regarded as one of Melbourne best sanctuaries. Here you will have the afternoon to enjoy yourself with up to 200 species of Australian birds, mammals and reptiles. There are various presentations including the Bird of Prey flight for you to enjoy. There are picnic facilities or bistro for lunch (own expense).

Sovereign Hill & Wildlife Park $155 pp

Pick-up 7.30am – Return 4.30pm approx

Travelling north to the Goldfields of Ballarat, our first stop is the wildlife park where you can see crocodiles, snakes, and handfeed kangaroos and many other Australian animals. We then drive to Sovereign Hill where you’ll spend the afternoon experiencing and learning about the history of the gold rush in the 1850’s. Try your luck at panning for Gold before we head back to Melbourne .

Mornington Peninsula & Around the Bay $130 pp

Pick-up 7.30 am – Return 6.00pm approx

We journey south of Melbourne to St Kilda hugging the bay all the way to Mornington. Our first stop is Mornington Pier where we’ll break for morning tea (own expense), Stopping at some glorious beaches along the way to take in the amazing views and have close look at the famous bathing huts. We then turn inland to Arthur’s Seat, here you will enjoy the magnificent views of the bay. We then travel onto Sorrento for lunch (own expense) and explore some of the local retails store before boarding the ferry to cross the bay to Queenscliff. After a slow drive around Queenscliff and visit the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse before heading back to Melbourne passing through Geelong ’s waterfront.

Bendigo, Echuca & The Mighty Murray $155 pp

Pick-up 7.00am – Return 7.00pm approx

Our first stop is Bendigo where you will embark on a 1 hour underground gold mine tour. After a coffee break you will board a talking tram for a tour on the history of Bendigo, the Tram will also stop to allow you to explore the old tram yards where various trams are on display. We then continue north to Echuca arriving just in time for lunch (own expense). Here you will experience a fantastic cruise onboard a historic paddle steamer along the mighty Murray River (included) before heading back to Melbourne .

Grampians & Halls Gap $130 pp

Pick-up 6.30 am – Return 7.00pm approx

Travelling west directly to the Grampians our first stop is the Aboriginal Culture Centre, where we will break to enjoy lunch (own expense). After lunch we travel through the Grampians stopping at points of interest such as The Balconies and McKenzie Falls (400 steps to the bottom). We also visit some of the water reservoirs in the area. The Grampians has a vast number of wild life including kangaroos and wallabies are often spotted in the wild. Many varieties of bird life including cockatoos frequent Halls Gap and surrounding area. We then return to Halls Gap for a refreshment break (own expense), before heading back to Melbourne.

Yarra Valley Wine Tasting $77 pp

Pick-up 9.00am – Return 3.30pm approx

We drive east of Melbourne directly to Yarra Valley which is regarded as one of Victoria ‘s best wine regions. Our first stop is Domaine Chandon where you will join a guided tour showing the process of making sparkling wine. Light lunches (own expense) are available after the tour. The region has a rich history of viticulture and wine making that goes back 150 years but it has only been in the past 15 years that it has once again come to the forefront as a significant wine and tourism destination. We then visit another 2 – 3 vineyards in the region depending on the time, after an enjoyable afternoon of wine tasting we return to Melbourne .

Mt Buller $130 pp, Snow Trip June – September

Pick-up 4.45 am – Return 8.00pm approx

We leave Melbourne at 4.45am and head directly for Mansfield . We reach Mansfield at approx 7.30 am. For those that require ski equipment or clothing we stop at Discount Ski Hire http://www.skicentremansfield.com.au/ You will receive a 20% discount on any equipment that you hire. Finally around 8 am we head up to the mountain to reach the main car park by 9 am. Once on the mountain the day is all yours to experience the wonderful views, explore the mountain and ski or snowboard the slopes. A free shuttle bus operates from the car par to the village and smaller shuttle busses operate within the village. There are numerous shop and restaurant within the village. For those that need lessons there are various ski lessons that operate during the day. Please se Mt Buller website for details and prices: http://www.mtbuller.com.au/ Lift pass, ski schools, ski hire and meals are all available at your own expense. At 4 pm we head back to Mansfield to return the equipment before heading home to Melbourne .

Enjoy the Afternoon Sailing on Port Phillip Bay $220

Pick-up 8.30am – Return 7.30pm approx

We journey south of Melbourne to St Kilda hugging the bay all the way to Dromana, where we then turn inland to Arthur’s Seat. Here you will enjoy the magnificent views of the bay. We then travel onto Blairgowrie for an early lunch (own expense), before heading to board a luxury yacht for 3.5 hours of wonderful sailing on the magnificent Port Phillip Bay. We normally sail from Blairgowrie to the South Channel Lighthouse and Fort, the seal colony and gannet rookery, the Quarantine Station at Point Nepean, past the Portsea cliff top mansions, down the Sorrento Channel and back to Blairgowrie. We often see dolphins and penguins on the way

After the afternoon of Sailing we head back to Melbourne via the freeway.

Full day and 2 days sailing avaliable on request.

Fishing on Port Phillip Bay $150

Pick-up 8.00am – Return 6.30pm approx

We journey south of Melbourne to St Kilda hugging the bay all the way to Dromana, where we then turn inland to Arthur’s Seat. Here you will enjoy the magnificent views of the bay. We then travel back to Mornington Peninsula for an early lunch (own expense), before heading to board your fishing vessel for an afternoon of interesting fishing on the magnificent Port Phillip Bay.

General/Mixed Bag Fishing – Port Phillip Bay is predominantly Flathead, but in season, there are always other fish around i.e. Snapper, various Sharks, Garfish, Rock Cod, Whiting, and Leatherjackets.

Includes – rods, reels, bait, tackle, refreshments – coffee, tea, hot chocolate and soft drink as well as a complimentary sausage sizzle.(Vegetarians catered for.)

After the afternoon of Fishing we head back to Melbourne via the freeway.

Full day fishing avaliable on request

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