The Big Bus offers a fabulous selection of Melbourne city tours. 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*.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Melbourne city tours: Five things you have to see and do
Melbourne has so much to offer visitors that it can be tricky to know where to begin.
If you are visiting the city for the first time, here are five top sights and attractions. You’ll see all of them on most Melbourne city tours. Try and find time to explore them in more detail during your stay.
Melbourne travel guide
When in Melbourne all roads lead to ‘Fed Square’, as the locals call it. The quirky, angular architecture caused an uproar when it was built but Federation Square has become a much-loved landmark. This one-stop cultural precinct is home to the Ian Potter Centre (part of the National Gallery of Victoria) and Australian Centre of the Moving Image (ACMI). With cafes, restaurants, bars, and event and exhibition spaces, there’s always something happening in this bustling precinct.
National Gallery of Victoria
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) holds the honour of being Australia’s most popular public art gallery and, aside from some temporary exhibitions, it’s also absolutely free of charge. Its extensive collection includes works spanning centuries and genres, and throughout the year it runs a programme of contemporary cultural events encompassing design, fashion, art and architecture.
Melbourne Cricket Ground
If Melbourne has a heart, it beats from the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The ‘G’ is the spiritual home of the city’s many sporting traditions — most notably Australian Rules Football (AFL). If you have the chance to attend a match during your visit, it’s quite an experience!
St Kilda Beach
While it’s famous for the grotesquely smiling mega-mouth of Luna Park, there’s far more to enjoy on the St Kilda foreshore than just fairground attractions. Tantalise your tastebuds at the drool-worthy cake shops of Acland St, take in the exquisite architecture of the historic Palais Theatre and St Kilda Pier, and, if you’re there at sunset, you can even encounter penguins around the breakwater.
Melbourne Museum is the city’s definitive showcase of cultural and natural history, and the largest museum in the Southern Hemisphere. Along with the incredible living rainforest, the most popular exhibitions are the huge blue whale skeleton and the preserved body of the legendary Aussie racehorse Phar Lap. There are regular touring exhibitions and joint tickets are available for the IMAX theatre. Take a stroll next door around the historic Royal Exhibition Building, which dates back to 1880.
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