Day Trips

All of the day tours below are by demand only. We don’t have set days for these tours, we require at least 4 passengers for the tour to proceed.
These tours can also be tailored to your specific requirements, if your destination is not listed just email us your request and we will customised a tour for you. Please including your preferred date, number of passengers and required destinations. info@aroundandabout.com.au

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Dandenong Ranges $88 pp Optional extra Puffing Billy $30 pp

Pick-up 7.00am – Return 1.00pm approx.

  • Heading east out of Melbourne our first stop will be Grant’s Picnic.
  • Our first activity is a short walk through the forest.
  • Then enjoy a Devonshire tea (scones with tea or coffee) while you take in the splendours of our natural wonderland.
  • After breakfast take the opportunity to hand feed a variety of parrots.
  •  A 30 min steam train ride on Puffing Billy is available as an add on ($25 per person)
  • We then take a slow drive through the remainder of the forest stopping to visit some of the quaint villages. 
  • Finally we head back to Melbourne

$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.

  • Visit the Loch Ard Gorge
  • Visit the world famous 12 Apostles
  • (discounted helicopter flights available)
  • Arrive Otway Fly Treetop Adventure for lunch (includes choice of main meal and a tea or coffee)
  • Participate in Zip Line Tour (features 8 cloud stations, 6 flights and 2 suspension bridges)
  • Enjoy the world famous Otway Fly Treetop Walk See the Otway Fly
  • Terms and Condtitions.

Great Ocean Road One Day Tour $125, pp

Pick-up 6.15 am – Return 6.30pm approx.

  • (We stay ahead of the other buses allowing you to enjoy the stops)
  • Bells Beach – look for Kangaroos
  • Fairhaven Beach
  • Memorial Arch
  • Scenic lookouts along the road
  • Look for Koalas in the Kennett River area
  • Feed wild parrots
  • Maits Rest temperate rainforest walk
  • Otway Forest
  • 12 Apostles
  • Helicopter flight – special discounts apply
  • Loch Ard Gorge, Razorback, Island Archway
  • Port Campbell – lunch stop & shops
  • The Arch
  • London Bridge
  • Return back to Melbourne via Colac travelling through dairy farm country

In & Around Melbourne (City, St Kilda & Williamstown) – $77

Pick-up 8.00am – Return 2.30pm approx.

  • After collecting you from your hotel we take a slow driver through the city downtown area.
  • We point out some of our famous landmarks and buildings.
  • We then head down to St Kilda to explore the beach area and visit the famous beach huts along Brighton beach
  • We then travel over the Westgate bridge to visit Historical Williamstown
  • Then we head back to the city.
  • These tours can be personalised to suite the group’s needs.  

Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary $88 pp

Pick-up 8 am – Return 2.30pm approx.

  • We drive east of Melbourne directly to Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary (1 ½ hour journey)
  • Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary is regarded as one of Melbourne best sanctuaries
  • Here you will have the morning 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).
  • We then return directly back to Melbourne

Sovereign Hill & Wildlife Park $155 pp

Pick-up 7.30am – Return 5.30pm approx

  • Travelling north to the Goldfields of Ballarat, (1 ½ hour journey)
  • Our first stop is the wildlife park where you can see crocodiles, snakes, and hand feed 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.
  • We then return directly 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 koalas.
  • We then visit Cowes the local village on the island. Here you will be able to explore some of the local shops, 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.
  • After the penguins we head directly back to Melbourne.
  • Also available in addition to the Phillip Island tour upon advanced 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

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 (own expense) 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).
  • You will have chance to explorer the Historical village.
  • Here you will experience a fantastic cruise onboard a historic paddle steamer along the mighty Murray River (included).
  • We then return directly back to Melbourne

Grampians & Halls Gap $130 pp

Pick-up 6.30 am – Return 7.00pm approx

  • Travelling west directly to the Grampians (3 hours)
  • Once we reach the Grampians we head straight up the mountain.
  • We travel through the Grampians stopping at points of interest such as The Balconies and McKenzie Falls (400 steps to the bottom) and Boroka lookout.
  • 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 travel into Halls Gap for a break to enjoy lunch (own expense).
  • After lunch we visit the Aboriginal Culture Centre, to learn about their history and culture.
  • We then return directly 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 Yarra Valley is regarded as one of Victoria ‘s best wine regions.
  • Our first stop is Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
  • Domaine Chandon where you will join go on a self 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.
  • We also visit Domaine Chandon where you will join go on a self guided tour showing the process of making sparkling wine.
  • After an enjoyable afternoon of wine tasting we return to Melbourne.

Mt Macedon Ranges and Daylesford – $130

Pick-up 7.30am – Return 5.00pm approx.

  • We travel west out of Melbourne to Mt Macedon.
  • We head up to the top of the mountain to enjoy some great views.
  • On our way down we stop at the famous hanging rock picnic ground. If you are energetic you can go for a climb up to the top of hanging rock.
  • Then it is time to head to Daylesford with our fist call being the local convent, which is now a gallery
  • After the gallery we head into the village for your to explore and have some lunch (own cost)
  • In the afternoon we go to Hepburn to visit the Lavandula, the Swiss Italian Farm.
  • Finally we head back to Melbourne

Enjoy the Afternoon Sailing on Port Phillip Bay $220

Pick-up 8.00am – Return 6.30pm approx

  • We journey south of Melbourne to St Kilda hugging the bay all the way to Dromana.
  • Then 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).
  • Finally we 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.

Mornington Peninsula & Around the Bay $130 pp

Pick-up 7.00 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.
  • Then the following options are available as add on (own cost) subject to availability and time:-
    • Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens
    • Strawberry Farm and Cherry Farm
    • Visit a local winery
    • Visit Mornington Peninsula National Park
  • We then travel onto Sorrento for lunch (own expense) and explore some of the local retails store.
  • Then it is time to board the ferry to cross the bay to Queenscliff. (Sometimes we spot dolphins and the odd whale as well)
  • Once over the bay we take a slow drive around Queenscliff.
  • Finally we visit the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse.
  • We then take a drive through Geelong’s waterfront.
  • We then return directly back to Melbourne.

Mt Buller $130 pp, Snow Trip June – September

Wednesday Madness Only $88 (use promo code: Snow)

Pick-up 4.45 am – Return 8.00pm approx

  • We leave Melbourne at 5am and head directly for Mansfield. We reach Mansfield at approx 8.30 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. For those that need food, breakfast can be purchased from the local café (own expense)
  • Finally around 9.15 am we head up to the mountain to reach the main car park by 10 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 see 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. (Lift pass and  ski schools can be pre-booked on Mt Buller website.)
  • At 4.30 pm we head back to Mansfield to return the equipment
  • We then return directly back to Melbourne.

Rayner’s Orchard from $88pp. We offer 5 different options.

Tour 1 $135    Pick-up 7.30am  / Return 4.30pm .

  • Travel to Dandenong ranges
  • Morning tea at grant’s picnic ground
  • Walk through the forest
  • Feed  the wild parrots
  • 30 mins train ride on  Puffing Billy
  • 11.30 to 12.30 lunch at  village in Dandenong ranges (own cost)
  • 1pm  to 2.30 tour at Rayner’s Orchard
  • 3 pm depart  back to Melbourne

Tour 2 $88   Pick-up 10.30am  / Return 4.30pm .

  • Travel direct to Rayner’s Orchard
  • Noon arrive at Rayner’s Orchard
  • Lunch at own cost
  • 1 to 2.30 tour at Rayner’s Orchard
  • 3 pm  depart back to Melbourne

Tour 3 $125  Pick-up 9.00am  / Return 4.30pm .

  • Travel to Yarra Valley
  • Visit 2 to 3 wineries for tasting
  • Visit chocolate factory
  • 11.30 to 12.30 lunch at village in Yarra Valley or at vineyard (own cost)
  • 1pm  to 2.30 tour at Rayner’s Orchard
  • 3 pm depart  back to Melbourne

Tour 4 $135  Pick-up 7.30am  / Return 4.30pm .

  • Travel to Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Spend the morning at the sanctuary (best place to see Australian animals)
  • Have lunch at the sanctuary
  • 12.30 depart Healesville
  • 1pm  to 2.30 tour at Rayner’s Orchard
  • 3 pm depart  back to Melbourne

Tour 5 $155  Pick-up 8.30am  / Return 6.30pm .

  • Travel to Yarra Valley
  • Visit 2 to 3 wineries for tasting
  • Visit chocolate factory
  • 12.30 to 1.30 lunch at  village in Yarra Valley or at vineyard or at Rayner’s Orchard (own cost)
  • 1.30pm  to 3pm tour at Rayner’s Orchard
  • 4 pm 30 mins train ride on  Puffing Billy
  • 4.45 pm depart  back to Melbourne

Fishing on Port Phillip Bay $150

Pick-up 7.00am – Return 6.30pm approx.

  • We journey south of Melbourne to St Kilda hugging the bay all the way to Dromana.
  • Then 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),
  • Finally we 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

Surf Tour – $175

Pick-up 6.30am – Return 6.30pm approx.

  • We travel west out of Melbourne to direct to Torquay, the surf capital of Victoria.
  • First stop is the foreshore of Torquay for morning tea.
  • Then it onto Angelsea for your 2 Hour surf lesson.
  • After lesson it time to grab some lunch in the village (own cost)
  • After lunch it back to the water, to practice what you have learnt in the morning.
  • 3 pm we head back to Torquay.
  • We spend the next 2 hours visiting the surf museum and shopping at all the major brand surf shops
  • At 5pm we head back to Melbourne

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