Melbourne Horse and Carriage Ride (Garden Highlights)

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.

For a same day booking, please text 0400 678 333 to check availability before you book online.

5 stars

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.’

  • Duration:

    30 minutes (approx.)

  • Runs:

    Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

  • Departs at:

    Various

  • Departs from:

    Federation Square

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 (via TripAdvisor)

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$120.00
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!!!

  • 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.
  • Guest Reviews

    • 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.

    • 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!!!

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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Important notes

  • This tour has one central meeting point. Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with meeting point details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
  • This experience operates between 1pm and 9pm from Thursday to Monday.
  • For a same day booking, please text 0400 678 333 to check availability before you book online.
  • While drivers do not provide commentary, they will be happy to answer any questions you have along the route.
  • CBD hotel pick-up and drop-off is available for an additional $60AUD. Simply follow the prompts when you book.
  • 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.
  • The itinerary provided is a guide only and may change due to operational requirements.
  • To purchase a gift certificate, please click here.
  • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
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