Finally the Covid restrictions have been lifted. We can’t travel interstate or overseas so this is the perfect time to explore our home state. Victoria has endless possibilities and now is the time to experience them. Let our drivers chauffeur your group for the day as you marvel at what Victoria has to offer.
Best places to visit in Victoria
Has the lockdown had you dreaming of charming country towns and cosy pubs with huge fireplaces where you can while away the hours with a bottle of red wine or two? Or are the crashing waves of Bell’s Beach or Phillip Island calling? Have you been wanting to stretch your legs on a walking trail in the Grampians or do you long to explore the sandy clifftop paths of South Gippsland?
It’s time to get out and see something other than the corners of your own garden. So, rug up, sweep the cobwebs away and see some of Victoria’s mind-blowing destinations. From the vineyards and cellar doors of the Yarra Valley to the orchards of the produce-rich Dandenong Ranges, there really is something for everyone to enjoy.
All the special sites, without the crowds
Gone are the lookouts, crowded with hundreds of tourists and their cameras, desperate to shove their lenses into the faces of a koala, take a snap of the eight remaining 12 Apostles or the little penguins at Phillip Island as they waddle up the sand dunes. For the first time in years, you can have uninterrupted views without the pressure. Gone are the long lines for service in small town cafes and restaurants, and gone are the days of huge tour buses of international travellers. Now we can savour the experiences we indulge in, taking our time to pause and experience the moment.
Have a spa or massage at the sublime Peninsula Springs, visit a winery for a tasting session, or book lunch at a country pub or restaurant and bask in the beauty of the Victorian countryside.
Support Victorian farmers with the empty esky campaign.
Plan a trip to help some of those rural businesses that have been affected by bushfire and now by Covid. Bring your empty esky and fill it with everything from South Gippsland cheeses to wine from the Yarra Valley. Book in for a truffle hunt and watch as these delicacies are unearthed and transformed into a meal, just for you. Learn how to craft your own gin at custom classes at Animus Distillery in Kyneton, and combine this with a rustic pork pie cooking class at the Piper Street Food Company. Traveling with us in our comfortable minivans means that you are also supporting a family business. By filling your esky with Victorian produce you can help to stimulate our regional economies and keep those lovely tourist hotspots going.
We can take you to the best destinations in Victoria
Our family-run small bus service offers you flexibility. We can help you create a tailored experience that perfectly suits your group. Choose your times, your destination and the number of stops you want along the way. With door to door service, our small group tours can take you wherever you want to go. What’s in your backyard that you haven’t seen yet? The Otways, The Dandenongs, Sth Gippsland, The Murray River, The Great Ocean Road, The Heathcote wineries and The Grampians and more are all waiting for you.
Covid Safety measures
Around and About has strict cleaning measures in place to ensure your safety. Buses will undergo thorough sanitation between bookings. Hand sanitizer and access to handwashing stations will be provided.
Travelling in small groups (we have a maximum of 11) with people you know is heaps of fun. Take some time out and really look outside the window. When you’re driving it is easy to miss the hidden beauty of our marvellous state.