See the Sights of Melbourne in Comfort
City of Melbourne Free Transport
First of all, we have to tell you that The City of Melbourne provides the Circle Tram and the Tourist Shuttle, for free use in seeing the city. If you're happy enough to get on and off a bus or tram, then these will take you around the edge of the Central Business District, stopping at various points for you to go off by yourself, to see the sights.
One of the best Tourist initiatives we have ever seen. Highly recommended.
As good as the bus and tram are, we still don't think it beats having a car at your beck and call and a private guide to help you find the best places to go and to see. Beats the perspiration and the crush too.
Personal Service and Local Knowledge.
We were born and raised in Melbourne and although we've travelled extensively, it's the place we always chose to come back to.
- Clean Streets
- Beautiful Gardens
- Friendly People
- Real "liveability"
- AND voted "The World's Most Liveable City"
We can pick you up at your hotel (or the Airport) and show you the sights of Melbourne. The sights you've probably seen on television, worldwide.
- Rod Laver Arena - Home to the Australian Open Tennis
- The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) - The Football Grand Final and the Commonwealth Games
- Albert Park - The Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit
The monuments and icons are only the start. Melbourne has the benefit of having been the richest city in the British Empire for a number of years during the Gold Rush period, around 1860.
Elegant buildings meant to show the world how rich the city was and how well the merchants and businessmen were doing from it. Some of the world's best architects at the time, designed buildings in Melbourne, as if money grew on trees. It must have seemed like that, as stage-coach loads of gold came to Melbourne from the goldfields daily.
The rest of Victoria grew depending on the location of the gold strikes, and the small towns which are on the road from Melbourne to the gold areas, were usually a day's travel from each other. They were the rest stops along the way for the "diggers" who made their way to the latest strike. One notable town is "Digger's Rest" on the way to Bendigo.
At one stage during the gold strikes, Melbourne was also the busiest port in the world. It certainly had the most vessels in the Harbour, as the ships which brought the hopeful miners to Melbourne, were then abandoned by their crews, who also wanted a share in the riches. Ships' captains had to wait until the miners who didn't strike it rich (and there were many of them) returned to Melbourne penniless and willing to take any work.
Come with us as we show you Melbourne and her surroundings.
We have tours which can be half day or a full day, depending on where we travel.
A half day tour of 3-4 hours might encompass
A full day tour of 7 hours, taking in the surrounding countryside, could include
If you want, we can also incorporate transfer to or from the airport, as part of the tour. Call us to discuss your preferences and timing.