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From Melbourne: Coastal Highlights, Forest, Wildlife Tour

1. From Melbourne: Coastal Highlights, Forest, Wildlife Tour

After being picked up from your accommodation in Melbourne CBD, you will explore the world-famous Great Ocean Road on this full-day tour. Spend the day exploring the coast, but also see koalas and birds in their natural habitat as well as going on a guided forest walk to see some of the tallest trees in the world. All of this on top of the iconic coastal favorites such as the Torquay Surf Beach, Loch Ard Gorge, 12 Apostles, and Gibson Steps, with plenty of photo opportunities provided along the way. With the exception of lunch and dinner, all of the below is included in the price of the tour. Torquay Surf Beach Stop here to get your first taste of the stunning coastal scenery. You will be able to view the world-famous Bells Surfing Beach. Take some great coastal photos and smell the fresh seaside air. Morning tea Included with the tour. Great Ocean Road sign Snap a selfie at this iconic location to send to your friends and family. Koalas and Parrots Witness koalas and colorful parrots in their natural environment. Your experienced guide knows just where to go. Apollo Bay lunch stop Here, you'll stop at the coastal town of Apollo Bay where you can purchase your lunch from one of the many restaurants and cafes on offer. You can also walk around the coastal town or even take a swim on the beach if the weather suits. Guided Forest Walk Your guide will take you on a forest walk where you will see some of the tallest trees in the world. You will also take in the wonderful fresh natural smells the trees have to offer. The Gibson Steps Here (tide and wind permitting), you will be able to see some of the 12 Apostles from sea level on the beach. Seeing these amazing rock formations is a truly incredible experience. 12 Apostles Take your time to view the world-famous 12 Apostles, an awesome sight with fantastic photo opportunities. Find out firsthand why these limestone beauties are known all around the world. Loch Ard Gorge The final stop, and perhaps the best, is Loch Ard Gorge, a magnificent formation of rocks by the sea. Ground-level viewing will provide you with an optimal viewing angle. Dinner Stop Stop at Colac on the way home, where you can purchase dinner from one of the many restaurants and cafes. After dinner, you will return you to your CBD hotel.

Melbourne: SEA LIFE and LEGOLAND Double Attraction Pass

2. Melbourne: SEA LIFE and LEGOLAND Double Attraction Pass

Save big on family fun as you visit two action-packed attractions for less. With a combination package, get tickets to both SEA LIFE Melbourne and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre. Visit SEA LIFE Melbourne to pick up your passes and journey through the aquarium, one of Melbourne's top attractions. You'll encounter some of the world's most incredible animals. Get up close to playful penguins, huge sharks, massive sawfish, majestic stingrays, beautiful seahorses, thousands of tropical fish, and much more. Next, visit the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, located in Chadstone Shopping Centre about 17km from SEA LIFE Melbourne. At LEGOLAND, you’ll see many of your favorite Lego characters and interact with them as you walk through the discovery center. Tickets can be redeemed in either order with LEGOLAND first or with SEA LIFE first.

From Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wildlife & Wine Day Tour

3. From Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wildlife & Wine Day Tour

Travel through the bush laden suburbs of the north-east to the world-famous Healesville Sanctuary, a little over a 1-hour drive from Melbourne. With more than 200 species of native animals on display, this is a great start to the tour. Located on 75 acres of beautiful bushland, the Sanctuary is a magical place to observe many of Australia's iconic animals. In the early afternoon, travel to the Yering Station Vineyard for lunch in a stunning Wine Bar Restaurant. With its world-class views and cuisine, there's an a la carte selection from which to select your main course meal and glass of wine. After lunch, visit the original winery (circa 1859) that features local artworks and produce as well as estate and reserve wines to taste. Finally, make your last stop of the day at the De Bortoli Vineyard at Dixons Creek. It’s a great end to the day with superbly flavored cheeses that compliment the sparkling, table and dessert wines. The journey home takes you through Steels Creek and Christmas Hills for superb Valley views and maybe, the occasional kangaroo.

Melbourne: Penguin Passport Experience at SEA LIFE

4. Melbourne: Penguin Passport Experience at SEA LIFE

Enjoy a once-in-a-life encounter with sub-Antarctic penguins with your SEA LIFE Penguin Passport.  Join keepers behind-the-scenes to learn more about the penguins and see how the colony is cared for. Put on some Antarctic snow gear for a 45-minute journey onto the ice to sit with some King and Gentoo penguins.  Visit the food preparation and veterinary areas, learn how the state-of-the-art exhibit maintains its sub-zero temperatures; and see first-hand the high standards of attention and care the animals receive.  Make the most of the rest of the day with all-day access to the rest of SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

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What people are saying about Melbourne

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 348 reviews

I had such a great time visiting the Great Ocean Road! Got to see so many different beaches especially the 12 apostles which was beautiful! Also really enjoyed Matt's jokes and commentaries - he was very informative and knowledgeable about the different places. Can't recommend it enough!

All the staff was well informed,helpful and friendly All the animals seemd well taken care of and in spacious enclosures. Things were well marked ,easy to read. Children are involved in helping in the park and there are a lot of activities for children The whole park is very well kept

Great friendly informative staff, safari tour was awesome with a great range of so many animals we’d never seen in the open, food was good too

Amazing day with a very friendly Tour guide that took us to heaps of great places too see. Would definelty recommend !!

The zoo was an excellent day out. Allow plenty of time , there is so much to see.