The Big Bus offers an amazing range of Melbourne tours, guided activities and things to do. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book your tour with us*, and if you find the same tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply**.
Choose from food, shopping and sports tours, and guided walks through the inner-city laneways. Melbourne day tours to the magnificent Yarra Valley, Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Penguin Parade are also popular options. The majority of these top Melbourne tours and experiences offer a small group size of 14 guests or less.
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Take a relaxed stroll with a knowledgeable local guide on this wonderful small group tour. With an emphasis on culture and history, this experience is the perfect introduction to the Victorian capital. The tour covers …
Save up to 40% on many top attractions and things to do in the Victorian capital with the Melbourne Flexi Attractions Pass. Choose a three, five or seven attraction pass.
Prepare yourself for an afternoon of sweet sensations on this walking tour of Melbourne's inner-city laneways, led by a chocolate-obsessed local guide. You'll visit a number of chocolate salons and taste-test their wares.
Taste-test your way around a Melbourne landmark on this guided tour of the historic Queen Victoria Market. You'll be completely immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of this much-loved institution.
Discover uber-cool cafes, secret street art-scapes and quirky designer boutiques on the original and award-winning Melbourne lanes and arcades walking tour.
See the best of the Victorian capital on a fabulous double-decker hop on hop off bus tour with comprehensive recorded commentary. There are two tour routes to choose from — City and St Kilda. Hop …
Travel in air-conditioned comfort and shop up a storm on this popular outlet shopping tour of Melbourne's back street fashion warehouses, pop-up stores and outlet strips such as Bridge Road. A delicious cafe-style lunch and …
This tour is a very tasty way to spend a day out from Melbourne! Travel in air-conditioned comfort and sample the delicious delights of the Yarra Valley along the way, including fine wines, artisanal chocolates, …
Encounter the famously cute little penguins of Phillip Island on this budget-friendly boutique tour. Soak up the scenery on the journey to the island, then enjoy the wonderful nightly Penguin Parade. A maximum of eleven …
Explore the best-kept secrets of Melbourne's vibrant, high-flying social scene on this walking tour to four amazing rooftop bars. This tour will show you an entirely different side of the city!
Journey through the Victorian capital's dark past on this superb Old Melbourne Ghost Tour. Your lively local guide with share tales of mayhem and mischief from the city's early days. Enjoy the option of dinner …
Soak in the traditions and heritage of the mighty Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on a behind-the-scenes tour of this world-class sporting facility. Explore the inner sanctum and step onto the hallowed turf. Upgrade your tour …
This amazing combo deal will drive your Melbourne holiday budget further! Book a Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour and a Phillip Island Penguins, Wildlife Park and Farm Tour, and receive free entry to two top …
This Penguin Parade tour from Melbourne to Phillip Island offers great value for money. Visit a renowned wildlife park and relax in the General Viewing seating area to watch the world-famous parade of little penguins …
Enjoy a premium encounter with the little penguins of Phillip Island on this fabulous group tour. Soak up the stunning scenery in air-conditioned comfort on the leisurely afternoon drive from Melbourne down to the island, …
This tour will get you as close to the famous little penguins of Phillip Island as possible. On arrival at the Penguin Parade Visitor Centre you'll join a park ranger on a guided walk through …
Take the classic Phillip Island Penguin Parade tour and add a stop at a renowned Mornington Peninsula wildlife park and a working heritage farm. It's a top day out, and it includes a delicious classic …
Experience one of the world's most iconic coastal drives on this great value Great Ocean Road tour. The itinerary features a guided rainforest stroll and a delicious bistro-style lunch. Travel in air-conditioned comfort taking in …
This fabulous tour will take you on a journey of discovery along Victoria's world-famous Great Ocean Road. A cafe-style lunch is included, and the grand finale is your visit to the 12 Apostles sandstone sea …
On this popular small group tour, you'll spend two days immersing yourself in the beauty of the coastline along the Great Ocean Road. The tour is great value and includes overnight accommodation in Apollo Bay …
This boutique tour offers a full day of fun and adventure on the Great Ocean Road. Visit the stunning 12 Apostles, then enjoy a stroll on the Treetop Walk at Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. Guests …
Experience the rugged majesty of the Grampians National Park on this great day out from Melbourne. Highlights include visits to The Balconies, McKenzie Falls and Boroka Lookout. You'll also have ample time to explore the …
Enjoy a journey of discovery around the entire circumference of Port Phillip Bay! On this intimate tour you'll follow the bay from St Kilda to Mornington, before heading to picturesque Sorrento to board the ferry …
The Macedon Ranges are located an easy drive northwest of Melbourne. This tour includes the opportunity to take in the stunning views from infamous Hanging Rock, and browse the galleries and boutiques of the picturesque …
This fabulous tour takes in two of the must-sees in the historic Victorian goldfields. Visit Sovereign Hill — an open-air museum and heritage town re-creation that brings the 19th century gold rush era to life, …
On this fun and relaxed three-day tour, you'll explore some of the magnificent natural landscapes that lie between Melbourne and Adelaide. Drive along the spectacular Great Ocean Road and experience the rugged splendour of the …
Looking for a fun way to travel between Melbourne and Sydney? Join this lively tour, via the High Country and Canberra. Visit a host of friendly country towns, including Kinglake, historic Beechworth and Wagga Wagga.
This small group tour reveals the exciting street art, cafe and retail scenes hidden in Melbourne's network of inner-city lanes and arcades. Visit local design incubators, heritage arcades and hidden art-scapes. You'll also enjoy a …
This small group tour is a great way to get the most from your visit to the Victorian capital. Enjoy popping street art and explore the inner city’s maze of interconnected laneways and arcades with …
Get an in-depth understanding of Melbourne's famous street art scene on this amazing walking tour led by a working street artist. You'll also enjoy drinks and nibbles at The Blender Studios after the tour.
For fans of the books and acclaimed ABC television series, this tour is a wonderful way to step back in time to the 'Marvellous Melbourne' of the 1920s. Enjoy a fabulous afternoon tea with fellow …
Melbourne has numerous galleries and street art-scapes tucked away in its nooks and crannies. You'll discover many of them on this fascinating walking tour, and enjoy afternoon tea at one of the inner city's hippest …
Melbourne's city-scape is a jigsaw puzzle of architectural eras and styles. Piece the story together on this small group tour with the help of an expert local guide. You'll enjoy a coffee and a relaxed …
This small group Melbourne walking tour provides a unique opportunity to explore one of the world's most renowned Art Deco cities with an expert guide. You'll encounter a host of magnificent period buildings, and learn …
Thousands of locals and visitors pass through Flinders Street Station on a daily basis. On this tour you'll get a more in-depth perspective of the grand building that personifies Melbourne.
Taste your way around Melbourne's fabulous food scene on this relaxed small group tour with a maximum of eight guests. You'll sample the signature dishes of five innovative eateries across the CBD.
On this popular tour you'll visit three unique eateries to enjoy tantalising tastes paired with top local wines. It's a relaxed way to experience some of the city's best gastronomic offerings.
Experience the magic of the Victorian capital on this three-night Super Saver accommodation and tours package, including three quintessential Melbourne experiences!
This tour will take you in search of inner-city Melbourne's most delectable dumplings. Visit four diverse dumpling houses and learn some of the history of the city's Asian community.
This small group tour will introduce you to a selection of the Victorian capital's best inner-city cafes. Along the way you'll meet some of the cafe owners that have played a role in shaping Melburnians’ …
Discover the Victorian capital's divine chocolate and dessert culture on this small group walking tour. Navigate the the CBD's laneways and arcades with a local guide, and visit top chocolatiers and celebrated patisseries for included …
On this small group tour you'll experience the fabulous heritage and flavours of Melbourne's venerable Queen Victoria Market. Then it's on to cosmopolitan Carlton, which is renowned for its Italian cuisine. Browse the local shops …
On this small group tour you'll discover the delights of the inner-city suburb of South Melbourne. Explore its food, fashion and famous market, which has been a cherished part of the wider city's culinary landscape …
The Victorian capital is renowned for serving possibly the best coffee in the world, and this relaxed walking tour will take you to four unique cafes around the CBD (Monday to Friday) or vibrant South …
This superb small group walking tour is the ultimate introduction to Melbourne. Explore the famous CBD laneways, enjoy the street art, sample delicious dumplings, coffee and sweet treats, and visit a trendy rooftop bar.
American tucker is loads of fun and it's taking Melbourne by storm! Find out what all the fuss is about by joining this tour of four Americana-style eateries.
Experience the Yarra Valley's amazing wine scene on this small group tour from Melbourne. You'll visit four intimate wineries for tastings, and enjoy a winery lunch with a glass of wine to accompany your meal. …
Tantalise your taste buds on this tasty Melbourne food tour, which features a progressive-style lunch at a selection of the CBD's best Indian eateries.
On this guided walking tour you'll visit some of the oldest Turkish restaurants in Melbourne, and enjoy a progressive lunch at three family-owned eateries.
Experience jaw-dropping 360-degree views over Melbourne and its surroundings from 88 stories up at Eureka Skydeck 88. Get a true birds' eye view of the CBD and stunning Port Phillip Bay from the highest public …
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is one of the Victorian capital's must-see attractions and this skip-the-line ticket let's you beat the queue and breeze right in. Explore the aquarium's 12 zones that bring the magnificent world …
A significant proportion of Melbourne's East African community is based in the inner-west suburb of Footscray. This walking tour is a unique opportunity to cross the cultural divide and try a range of culinary specialities …
Tantalise your taste buds with Melbourne's wonderful Asian cuisine on this walking tour with a local foodie guide. Explore the laneways of the CBD and Chinatown, and enjoy the flavours of Korea, Japan, Vietnam and …
It's not what you know when visiting Melbourne to shop; it's who you know. With an expert local guide to escort you on this superb tour, trust us, you are going to have SO much …
From divine dumplings to delectable desserts, this tour has it all. Join a local food expert on a delicious guided Melbourne stroll — and bring your appetite!
This fun-filled tour is the ultimate Sunday Session. Visit some of the best craft breweries and cideries on the Mornington Peninsula, taste their liquid wares and enjoy a tasty American BBQ-style lunch.
This awesome tour visits a superb cross section of the CBD's historic pubs and hidden bars. However, don't call this a 'pub crawl'. Melbourne is way too sophisticated for that!
There’s a lot to see and do in Melbourne and a lot of ground to cover. This hop on hop off bus tour is the perfect way to get around. Your 48-hour ticket includes unlimited …
Travel in air-conditioned comfort and see the best of Melbourne on this superb morning city tour by coach. A short guided walk through some of CBD's famous lanes and arcades is included, as is a …
Travel by air-conditioned coach and experience some of what makes Melbourne one of the world's most liveable cities during this superb afternoon city tour. You'll take in many of the city's key sights, and explore …
Explore Melbourne in air-conditioned comfort on this morning city coach tour, followed by a cruise on the Yarra River. See all the key city sights and then take to the water to get a different …
Travel in air-conditioned comfort and see the best of Melbourne on this superb full day city tour by coach. A short guided walk through some of CBD's famous lanes and arcades is included, as is …
Try chocolate, vanilla and bacon flavoured beer, crisp sessionable lagers, and experimental single batch brews on this tour of the best Melbourne craft beer venues. A burger dinner is included.
Melbourne's vibrant inner-city social scene has so much to offer, but you need to be in the know to experience the best of it. Discover secret watering holes and colourful drinking dens across the CBD …
Save up to 40% on many top attractions and things to do in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and the Gold Coast with the Australia Multi-City Flexi Attractions Pass. Choose a five, seven or ten attraction pass.
Get a different perspective of the Victorian capital and see many of the city's key landmarks on this relaxed small group bike tour. The tour is suitable for riders of all ages and skill levels, …
Travel in air-conditioned comfort and gain a fascinating insight into Melbourne's Indigenous heritage on this small group tour. You'll try some delicious bush food-inspired cuisine and immerse yourself in the stories of the First People …
Melbourne is a city of culture, fine food, world-famous sporting prowess and intriguing history. See it all in air-conditioned comfort on this boutique morning city tour, including a visit to St Kilda.
Discover the stories of Melbourne's most notorious gangsters and criminals on this Pentridge Prison Ghost Tour of D Division. Visit the cells and hear the history of infamous inmates like Squizzy Taylor, Chopper Read and …
Revel in the myriad retail secrets of Melbourne's eclectic laneways and bustling historic arcades. Your local guide will reveal all on this fabulous tour. Be prepared to shop up a storm!
This fabulous shopping tour will see you rummaging your way through the city's vintage and retro fashion retail enclaves. Shop for shoes, clothing and accessories from the 1920s right through to the 90s.
Discover the delights of three of regional Victoria's most magnificent natural landscapes on this four-night package, including deluxe accommodation in the heart of Melbourne and three amazing guided experiences to the Yarra Valley, Phillip Island …
The multi-award-winning Peninsula Hot Springs is located on the Mornington Peninsula, 90-minutes' drive from the Melbourne CBD. This tour provides a convenient transfer and entry to the spa, and will also give you a taste …
Discover the delicious delights of the Mornington Peninsula on this fabulous small group tour from Melbourne. It includes generous tastings of fine wine, gourmet cheese, chocolate and farm-fresh produce.
For lovers of the humble coldie, this small group tour is the perfect day out! You'll visit four or five boutique Yarra Valley breweries, cideries and distilleries for generous tastings. A gourmet pub lunch is …
This small group Yarra Valley wine tasting tour is great value and the perfect introduction to the renowned vineyards of this stunning piece of regional Victoria. You'll learn about sparkling wine production at Domaine Chandon, …
The Yarra Valley east of Melbourne has so much to offer visitors. This intimate small group tour is a chance to meet the furry and feathered Aussie locals at acclaimed Healesville Sanctuary and visit two …
Explore the magnificent Dandenong Ranges and the sublime Yarra Valley wine region on this great day tour from Melbourne. You’ll enjoy a ride on the iconic Puffing Billy steam train, and visit three Yarra Valley …
Design your own day out in the fabulous Yarra Valley — without having to drive — on this superb private wine tour for up to seven guests. You'll get to enjoy Victoria's premier wine-growing region …
This small group Yarra Valley tour offers an epicurean experience for wine lovers of all levels. You'll explore a cross-section of the valley's vineyards, sample wonderful wines and local produce, and enjoy a gourmet two-course …
This tour is the stuff of true champions — both human and equine! Go behind the scenes at the mighty Melbourne Cricket Ground, and head out to Living Legends — the home for retired champion …
This tour will introduce you to the famous four-legged former champions of Australian horse racing that call Living Legends home. Meet a number of retired racehorses, then head off to a top Macedon Ranges winery …
This small group tour is the ultimate day out for lovers of Australian sport! Go behind the scenes of Melbourne's MCG, Rod Laver Arena and more, and visit the National Sports Museum. A café-style lunch …
A full day of sport and beer doesn't get better than this! Visit Flemington Racecourse and choose a tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground or a visit to the National Sports Museum. A cafe-style lunch …
Spend half a day immersing yourself in Melbourne's sporting culture on this informative tour. You'll visit fabulous Flemington Racecourse and your choice of the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, Rod Laver Arena or the National Sports …
Tour the original capital of Victoria on this two-hour guided walk by lamplight through historic Williamstown. Explore the alleys and laneways of this waterfront precinct, and visit the abandoned morgue. Enjoy dinner before the tour …
Enjoy a top evening out in the beer-loving Victorian capital with visits to three diverse craft beer brewhouses and pubs. Tastings and bar snacks along the way are included.
Experience the ultimate fright night on this overnight incarceration in Melbourne's notorious Pentridge Prison! Explore D Division, visit the original burial site of Ned Kelly, and enjoy a pizza supper before embarking on a paranormal …
Discover the history of the Victorian Gold Rush and meet some iconic Aussie wildlife on this wonderful day out from Melbourne. You'll travel back in time to the goldfields of the 19th century at the …
Discover the history of the Victorian Gold Rush on this amazing day out from Melbourne. You'll travel through the historic regional city of Ballarat, before stepping back in time to the goldfields of the 19th …
Experience three amazing Victorian attractions in one fabulous day out on this action-packed tour. Ride the iconic Puffing Billy steam train, visit famous Healesville Sanctuary, and see the world-famous Phillip Island Penguin Parade!
Meet Australia's most iconic wildlife species and take a ride on a much-loved, fully restored steam train through the stunning Dandenong Ranges on this popular tour. These are two of Melbourne's signature experiences and are …
Explore regional Victoria's fascinating colonial and Gold Rush history on this epic boutique tour. You'll visit an underground gold mine, traverse the elegant Victorian city of Bendigo by tram, and cruise along the mighty Murray …
Get up close and very personal with many native Aussie birds, mammals and reptiles on this relaxed small group 'transfer and ticket' tour to renowned Healesville Sanctuary. You'll enjoy informative presentations, including Healesville's renowned parrots …
See Melbourne's major landmarks, historic precincts and beautiful gardens at a relaxed pace on this horse and carriage ride. It will take you back to yesteryear, as your elegant carriage navigates the city's stately parks …
Explore some of Melbourne's most beautiful city parks and gardens on this superb horse and carriage ride. You'll pass several key landmarks as you make your way through the Queen Victoria and Kings Domain Gardens.
Enjoy an unforgettable meal on Melbourne's iconic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Climb on board an authentic and immaculately restored heritage tramcar for a four-course lunch or a three-course early dinner/five-course late dinner.
Delve into the nation's rich sporting heritage at the National Sports Museum, which is located at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Browse the vast collection of memorabilia from a range of sporting codes and enjoy the …
Experience the magic of one of Victoria's best-known ski resorts on this amazing small group day tour. An early departure from Melbourne will ensure that you stay well ahead of the traffic and crowds. Spend …
Encounter the wildlife of the Serengeti on the outskirts of Melbourne at fabulous Werribee Open Range Zoo. See giraffes, rhino, antelope and zebras on an African-style game drive. There are also plenty of Australian native …
Get up close and personal with a huge range of exotic animals at Melbourne Zoo — Australia's oldest zoological park. See the state-of-the-art open-air exhibits, underwater displays and native animal enclosures. You can even head …
Get a unique perspective of Melbourne from the top of the city's soaring, 120-metre-high observation wheel. Climb aboard for a 30-minute flight and enjoy absolutely stunning views of the city and its surroundings. Fly day …
This relaxed tour encompasses a visit to Eureka Skydeck 88 for the sensational views, a laneway coffee, a delicious multicultural lunch, and a tram ride to the Queen Victoria Market. How very Melbourne!
Ten top Melbourne tours & experiences
There are so many amazing tours on offer in Melbourne, and you’re guaranteed to find a guided experience that interests you.
Here are ten top Melbourne tours that will show you the very best of the Victorian capital.
Melbourne travel guide
Melbourne Cafe Culture Walking Tour
Melbourne loves its cafes, but one can be packed with a queue down the street, while the one next door sits virtually empty. Why? It’s a complex equation of barista credentials, great beans, an aspirational décor and a healthy dash of street cred. Put simply: some have it, some don’t. Discover several of the most amazing inner-city cafes on this guided walking tour.
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Melbourne Chocolate Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour
Melbourne has always been a gastronomical hotspot, so it’s no real surprise that this city has a significant sweet tooth – and an artisanal chocolate industry to match. But what might surprise you is just how concentrated it is. Within the confines of two or three square city blocks; hidden down laneways and by-ways; within historic arcades and holes in the wall; you’ll find a huge number of boutique chocolatiers hard at work. This guided walk reveals all. It’s the sweetest of our top Melbourne day tours.
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Melbourne Sports Lovers Tour
There’s no doubt sport is a kind of religion for Melburnians. The city has played host to an Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games. Then of course there’s the race that stops a nation, along with cricket, tennis, rugby union, rugby league, soccer (football), and the list goes on. The Melbourne Sports Lovers Tour includes behind-the-scenes visits to the mighty MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground), Rod Laver Arena, Etihad Stadium, the National Sports Museum, Flemington Racecourse and more.
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Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour
Visitors and residents alike find Melbourne’s inner-city laneways infinitely fascinating and this stalwart of top Melbourne day tours has been showing guests around the lanes and arcades since 2004. The three-hour itinerary leads guests on a merry dance, revealing many of the city’s hidden secrets in the process – cafes, boutiques, chocolatiers, fashion incubators, street art sites and much more. It’s the best of our top ten Melbourne tours for first time visitors to the city.
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Phillip Island Penguin Parade (Guided Ranger Tour)
About 500,000 people make the 90-minute trip from Melbourne to Phillip Island every year to see the Penguin Parade at sunset, so on any given night it can be pretty overwhelming in terms of visitor numbers. There are lots of tour options but this one guarantees small group sizes and a very personal, boutique approach. The guided ranger tour provides guaranteed seating right on the edge of the beach and expert commentary during the parade.
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Yarra Valley Ale Trail
A day tour to the Yarra Valley visiting boutique breweries is a new slant on an old idea, and worthy of a spot on our list of the top ten Melbourne tours. Visits to the vineyards of the picturesque valley have been popular for years, but with the growth of boutique brewing in the region, you can now explore the Yarra Valley Cider and Ale Trail. The craft breweries and cideries visited on the tour are in most cases a labour of love and it shows in the eyes of the proprietors as they proudly pour the samples of their liquid wares. Visit several craft brewhouses, including Buckleys – a man in a shed, with a bar and foosball table, brewing beer out the back. It’s every bloke’s dream!
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Great Ocean Road Tour
The Great Ocean Road is one of Victoria’s biggest tourism draw cards, which means a LOT of visitors. Most day tours from Melbourne arrive at the 12 Apostles around mid-afternoon and the crowds at that time can be overwhelming. However, there’s one Great Ocean Road day tour that avoids this by departing the city slightly later than many of the big tour buses. You’re guaranteed of a small group size (a maximum of eleven passengers), and dinner is included in the tour price. Sit back, relax and enjoy this fabulous day out in one of Australia’s most magnificent natural settings.
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Rooftop Bars Walk
They say you can always tell a tourist in New York. They’re the ones standing in the city’s streets looking up. In the same way, you can tell a local in Melbourne. They’re the ones standing on the city’s rooftops looking down. Welcome to Melbourne’s flamboyant rooftop bar scene. Visit four amazing rooftop venues on what is one of the most surprising options on our list of the top ten Melbourne tours. You’ll love it!
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African Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour
Melbourne offers lots of fascinating food tours and the African Trails walking tour around Footscray in the city’s inner-west is one of the most interesting options. Footscray is home to a 5,000-strong Sudanese community and there are many amazing restaurants in the area that serve a variety of cuisines from across Africa. African Trail takes you to some of the tastiest options for a progressive-style lunch. It’s also great way to experience Melbourne’s ever increasing cultural and culinary diversity.
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Melbourne Outlet Shopping Tour
Melbourne may be known for its trendy shopping strips and glitzy fashion malls, but hidden down laneways in inner-city suburbs is where you’ll snare the real bargains. This is the world of outlet shopping, but for the untrained bargain hunter, finding these hidden gems can be tricky. So get help from the experts!
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