Melbourne is the bustling and vibrant metropolis of Victoria, best known for its world-class sporting arenas and events, lively city laneways bursting with restaurants and character, an impressive art scene, fun nightlife, beautiful grand buildings and really, really good coffee.

Not just a fabulous city, Melbourne doubles as a gateway to some incredible regions in Victoria that can be explored on day trips right from the city centre. Last Minute Day Tours are experts in all things Melbourne and Victoria, and offer a range of discounted Melbourne day tours, both in the city and beyond. For those seeking a little city escape, there are tours available to travel far and wide throughout Victoria.

Best Melbourne Tours and Day Trips

Great Ocean Road

Home to one of Australia’s most well-known natural landmarks, the 12 Apostles are visited by millions of people each year. A drive along the winding Great Ocean Road to the famous limestone stacks is an experience in itself, with breathtaking coastal scenery and sheer cliffs along the way.

Phillip Island

Head southwest to pay a visit to Phillip Islands most famous locals – the little penguins! The colony of penguins come in from the ocean every evening and waddle to their burrows, to relax after a big day of fishing. While you’re at the island be sure to check out The Nobbies and spot the fur seals lazing about in the distance.

Mount Buller

Snowboard, ski or sip on a hot chocolate during snow season in Mount Buller – there’s bound to be a run or a restaurant with your name on it.

The Grampians

A day of adventure awaits, with stunning mountain scenery, waterfalls, hiking trails and home to plenty of wildlife, pack your walking shoes and your camera for your trip out to The Grampians.

Yarra Valley

A foodie and wine lovers dream escape out to the lush rolling valleys of Melbourne’s outer east – Yarra Valley. Visit wineries and the charming suburb of Healesville for a bite to eat and a wander down the main street.

Puffing Billy

The kids will love a train ride on the historical Puffing Billy steam train as it journeys through the dense greenery of the Dandenong Ranges.

Ballarat and Sovereign Hill

An immersive experience in Sovereign Hill that takes you back in time to Victoria’s booming Gold Rush. Learn about the history of the era that changed the future of Australia.

Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula has even more to offer than the calm and clear beaches and beautiful mansions of Portsea. The natural hot springs are busy year-round, and the wineries are a great place to enjoy a long and luxurious lunch.

Explore Other Melbourne Sightseeing Tours

Magnificent Melbourne Morning Tour is a mix of walking and coach tour, taking you to all the best sights in the city, with an engaging guide who will give an insight into the history of Melbourne along the way. Stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens and Queen Vic Market, take a snap for your socials at Hosier Lane or Federation Square, and sports fan will love a drive by the iconic MCG and Albert Park Lake – home of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix.

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