Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

4.5 stars

Editor's summary:

Discover some of the Victorian capital’s most beautiful parks and key landmarks on this 30-minute Melbourne Horse and Carriage Ride. Enjoy a relaxed ride in a traditional horse-drawn carriage. You’ll pass by several major city sights, including the Arts Centre, the Shrine of Remembrance and Government House as you tour the Queen Victoria and Kings Domain Gardens.


☆ Experience the tradition and romance of a horse and carriage ride

☆ Enjoy the beauty of some of Melbourne’s most historic gardens at a relaxed pace

☆ See key city landmarks, including the Shrine of Remembrance and Government House

☆ Visit the Giant Floral Clock at Queen Victoria Gardens

☆ Maximum group size: 6.


☆ 30-minute horse and carriage ride in a traditional landau or vis-à-vis carriage

☆ Experienced and friendly driver.

Please note that while drivers do not provide commentary, they will be happy to answer any questions you have along the route.

What you can expect

This 30-minute Melbourne Horse and Carriage Ride departs from the city centre. The route will take you through some of the city’s most renowned and historic parks, and past several famous landmarks.

Climb aboard your heritage carriage, which is drawn by two magnificent Percheron horses. While only one horse is required to comfortably pull a carriage, two are used as company for one another.

You’ll cross the Yarra River on the historic Princess Bridge, then pass the famous Victorian Arts Centre. When you reach the Queen Victoria Gardens you’ll see the magnificent Giant Floral Clock, which is an immaculately manicured profusion of floral blooms.

Other highlights along the route on this Melbourne Horse and Carriage Ride include the Walker Fountain on St Kilda Road (which is especially striking when it’s illuminated at night), the lush Kings Domain Gardens and the emotive Shrine of Remembrance.

A ride in a traditional horse-drawn landau or vis-à-vis carriage offers a rare glimpse of a bygone era. Enjoy the elegance of yesteryear on this Melbourne Horse and Carriage Ride through the city’s magnificent parks.

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Pricing, dates and bookings

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

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Important information

This experience has one central CBD meeting point: Federation Square, which is easily accessible by public transport. Once your booking is completed, a confirmation document will be sent to your email address, including tour departure details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed tour meeting point and departure time.

This experience operates between 1pm and 9pm from Thursday to Monday. For a same day booking, please call us on 1300 330 189 to check availability before you book online.

CBD hotel pick-up and drop-off is available for an additional $60AUD. Simply follow the prompts when you book. If your hotel is located anywhere outside the main city grid, please contact us on 1300 330 189 before you book online.

Please dress appropriately for the season. While the carriages have canopies, it can get very cool on board – particularly in the evening.

This tour operates in most weather conditions, but there may be instances where a tour has to be postponed due to the weather. You will be advised of any changes as early as possible.


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