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Optional tours

 

We are pleased to announce that WALDRONSMITH Management is our official tour and transportation partner for WCN 2019.

WALDRONSMITH Management has arranged a number of tours within Melbourne city and nearby regional areas and bookings are now open. We encourage you to book early as spaces are limited.

 

Click on tours below for more information and prices in different currencies!

 

Great Ocean Road

Operating daily from 7am - 8pm

Price for adult: $175 AUD  ($129.50 USD)

Price for child:  $87.50 AUD  ($65 USD)

An amazing coastline to travel and stunning breath-taking views, the Great Ocean Road is a photographer's delight and consistently features in the top 10 world's greatest scenic coastal drives. A day tour that will impress with visual wonderment and sensational scenery.

The day tour travels along the iconic ‘Great Ocean Road’ taking in the spectacular coastal views of long sandy beaches, rolling surf, precipitous coastal cliffs and river inlets. Travel through popular resort towns of Anglesea, Lorne, Wye River, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell.

Tour stops include the Surf Coast, Apollo Bay, Twelve Apostles boardwalk, Loch Ard Gorge and the Island Arch. A refreshment stop is made at Port Campbell before heading inland back to Melbourne. 

Phillip Island Afternoon tour with PenPlus Premium Viewing

Operates daily from 12pm - 11:30pm

Price for adult:  $187 AUD  ($138.50 USD)

Price for child:  $93.50 AUD  ($69 USD)

Phillip Island only 1.5 hours drive from Melbourne is a treasure trove of Australian wildlife; seals, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, birdlife and penguins! 

Visit Churchill Island where you can explore this working farm or simply enjoy ocean views from the cafe. At the Koala Conservation Centre, you can look for koalas in their natural habitat and before sunset, head to the Penguin Parade. Here you can wander through the "Penguin Experience" exhibit to learn more about them before witnessing them waddle up the beach from the premium viewing area. 

Puffing Billy with Wildlife

Operates on selected dates from 7am - 5:45pm

Price for adult: $218.50 AUD  ($162 USD)

Price for child: $110 AUD  ($81.50 USD) 

Experience the charm of the Blue Dandenong Ranges and Puffing Billy steam train on this wonderful day out. Tour the picturesque Yarra Valley wine region and enjoy a delicious, hearty spit roast lunch accompanied by a glass of wine at Fergusson's Winery. For a taste of something sweet, you will visit the ever popular and state of the art Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery. Finally after all that you will spend time at Healesville Sanctuary, home to over 200 species of native animals.

Puffing Billy with Wineries

Operates on selected dates from 7am - 5:45pm

Price for adult: $218.50 AUD  ($162 USD)

Price for child: $110 AUD  ($81.50 USD)

Experience the charm of the Blue Dandenong Ranges and Puffing Billy steam train on this wonderful day out. Tour the picturesque Yarra Valley wine region and enjoy a delicious, hearty spit roast lunch accompanied by a glass of wine at Fergusson's Winery. For a taste of something sweet, you will visit the ever popular and state of the art Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery. Finally after all that you will spend the remainder of the day in Yarra Valley sampling local produce and of course, wine! 

Morning Melbourne City Tour

Operates daily from 8:10am to 12pm

Price for adult: $72 AUD  ($53.50 USD)

Price for child: $36.50 AUD  ($27 USD)

This morning tour is a great introduction to our beautiful city. It travels just north of the city to tour through Carlton’s 'Little Italy' with its plethora of restaurants and boutique shops. Experience some of the exquisite architecture of Melbourne University and Royal Exhibition Building before making a brief photo stop at St Patrick's Cathedral. Spend time in the Fitzroy Gardens (home of Captains Cooks Cottage), as well as taking a walk through some of Melbourne's best arcades and laneways with a guided tour. You will also enjoy the atmosphere when you stop for a coffee break (own expense). 

Afternoon Melbourne Highlights

Operates on selected dates from 1:20pm - 5:30pm

Price for adult: $72 AUD  ($53.50 USD)

Price for child: $36.50 AUD  ($27 USD)

A half day afternoon tour of some of the highlights of Melbourne that includes a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens, tour through the Docklands waterfront development and make your way over the famous Bolte Bridge to travel along the bayside suburbs of Port Melbourne, St Kilda, Elwood and Brighton. A refreshment stop (at own expense) in trendy Acland Street in St Kilda as well as a photo stop at Brighton Beach bathing boxes are all a real highlight!

Mornington Peninsula Ultimate Tour

Operates on selected dates from 7:15am - 6pm

Price for adult: $157.50 AUD  ($116.50 USD)

Price for child: $107 AUD  ($79.50 USD)

Only an hour from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula offers everything from breath-taking beaches and historical National Parks to vineyards and hot springs. Travel to the tip of the Peninsula to visit the seaside town of Portsea, with its famous coloured bathing boxes, and Point Nepean, with its military history and spectacular views of Bass Strait. Enjoy a traditional lunch (included) at the Pig & Whistle winery including some wine tasting. Visit Mornington Peninsula Chocolates. Bunyip Tours offers transport in air-conditioned coaches to cater for smaller groups. 

Yarra Valley Wine Tour

Operates daily from 9am - 6:30pm

Price for adult: $208 AUD  ($154 USD)

Price for child: $157.50 AUD  ($116.50 USD)

Enjoy a relaxing day in the rolling green hills of the Yarra Valley with an emphasis on a wide range of wine accompanied by perfectly paired foods. This tour offers the perfect overview of the Valley as you visit 5 of the area’s most successful and contrasting wineries. Highlights: Visits to Coldstream Hills, Medhurst and Domaine Chandon wineries, lunch at the stunning Yering Station, plus wine and cheese degustation at De Bortoli winery to finish the day.

The tour includes: Transport, tastings at nominated wineries, glass of sparkling wine at Domaine Chandon, main course a la carte lunch with glass of wine and coffee at Yering Station, cheese platter at De Bortoli’s, bottled water and tour guide.

Heritage Melbourne – Golden Mile Tour Walking Tour

Operates daily from 10am - 12:30pm

Price per person: $46 AUD  ($34 USD)

Walk the Golden Mile of Melbourne for an opportunity to share in the guides’ great knowledge and particular secrets as the trail walks along Collins Street and takes you for a sneak peek inside the elegant Gothic interiors of the ANZ bank, the plush European-style hotels and into the austere but commanding inner recesses of Melbourne Town Hall, or the Athenaeum Theatre. 

Hidden Secrets Tour - Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

Operates on selected dates from 10am - 1pm

Price per person: $96 AUD  ($71.50 USD)

Have you ever been to a city and wondered what all the fuss was about? Or wasted time trying to find that cool local café you were told about and ended up missing everything else on offer? Melbourne’s arcades and laneways hide many of these treasures, Hidden Secrets Tours Lanes and Arcades walking tour is the ideal way to discover and learn about the enchantment of Melbourne.

Royal Botanical Gardens - Aboriginal Heritage Walking Tour

Operates on selected dates from 11am - 12:30pm

Price per adult: $35.50 AUD ($26.50 USD)

Price per child: $12.50 AUD  ($9.50 USD)

The Heritage Walk is a great opportunity to explore the rich culture of the Koolin nation. Your Indigenous guide will take you on a 90 minute walk around the Australian area of the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens. During that walk they will point out different plants and explain about their traditional usages for food, tools and medicine. You will take part in a smoking ceremony and learn about the history, stories and beliefs of the Aboriginal culture.

 

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Please click on the button above to make a booking. See also for further information including T&Cs. 

Please note: Tours are available from Wednesday 10 April to Monday 15 April 2019. However, some tours do not operate daily. Please check dates before booking.

All prices quoted are inclusive of goods and services tax (GST). USD conversion is based on current rates as of June 2018.

For any special requests for personalised tours, please contact WALDRONSMITH Managament. Details can be found below.

 

 

Contact:

WALDRONSMITH Management

119 Buckhurst Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205 Australia
T  +61 3 9645 6311  
F  +61 3 9645 6322 
E  wcn2019@wsm.com.au