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.

AUD $115

Melbourne Horse and Carriage Ride (Garden Highlights)
Runs: Thursday to Monday
Departs at: Various
Departs from: Federation Square, Melbourne CBD
Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

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Featured guest review:

‘We enjoyed a lovely ride on a winter’s day, snug under the rugs. The carriages also have a cover for rain days. The pace was very nice. We took the 30 minute ride and it was just perfect. I would do this again and I highly recommend it.’ Drtgfnz

Tour highlights

  • 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.

What's included

  • 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.


Adults/children: AUD $115 per carriage (up to six guests)

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. [More]

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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Guest reviews

  • Tegan J – Via TripAdvisor

    Such an amazing experience for my whole family. Thank you. The children loved it and can not wait to come for a ride again. The driver was amazing and very knowledgeablable about the city and the sites. The horses were very good and friendly with the children. A must do when in Melbourne.

  • Emi O – Via TripAdvisor

    It was my first time visting Melbourne and I must say the tour was the best way to get to know the city!!!

  • Drtgfnz – Via TripAdvisor

    We enjoyed a lovely ride on a winter's day, snug under the rugs. The carriages also have a cover for rain days. The pace was very nice. We took the 30 minute ride and it was just perfect. I would do this again and I highly recommend it.

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.

Once your booking has been 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 text 0415 402 170 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.

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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.