Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria, and Australia’s second-largest city. Focused around a central city, Greater Melbourne’s area of approximately 9900 km² of suburbs spread more than 40 km to the south, 30 km to the east, 20km to the north and sprawl across vast, flat basalt plains to the west.
The municipality of Melbourne includes metropolitan Melbourne’s innermost suburbs, including the central city. Our municipality is around 37 km² and shares its borders with seven other councils. The municipality of Melbourne is the gateway to Victoria, the seat of the Victorian Government and the headquarters of many local, national and international companies, peak bodies, and government and non-government agencies.
Melbourne Day Tours
Welcome to Melbourne! This vibrant city offers plenty of cultural and sightseeing activities for travellers to explore and enjoy. One of the southern most cities in the country it is perfectly located near a number of exciting day trip destinations. From wine aficionados to wildlife lovers, there is plenty to explore in and around Melbourne. If you’re on the lookout for Melbourne day trips, Last Minute Day Tours offers a range of exciting discounted day tours in Melbourne to choose from.
One popular Melbourne one day tour destination is the remarkable Grampians National Park. Home to a spectacular mountain range, and surround yourself with gorgeous greenery, and plenty of native wildlife, this is a must-see highlight on Melbourne tours. Led by an experienced and engaging guide, you’ll enjoy stunning scenery from picturesque lookout points including Boroka or Reeds, experience Aboriginal culture, and hike scenic trails. Morning tea, lunch and national park entry fees are covered, and for those who want to observe Australia’s unique wildlife in their natural habitat, the region is teeming with kangaroos and native birds that can be seen on our Melbourne day tours.
Best Day Trips from Melbourne
Nature lovers will relish a day trip to Phillip Island from Melbourne to witness the famous Penguin Parade, an unforgettable opportunity to observe the Little Penguins as they waddle ashore after a day of catching fish at sea. Depending on which day trip you select, you’ll also have the opportunity to admire some of Australia’s other well-known wildlife along the way. The main event involves staking out a spot on the beach to watch as hundreds of Little Penguins appear in the surf and begin to make their way up the beach and into the sand dunes.
The Great Ocean Road and the Twelve Apostles are icons of Victoria and a must do for any visitor to Melbourne. Starting from Torquay, the road hugs the coast taking you through the spectacular scenery of the Surf Coast, Otway Rainforest and the Shipwreck Coast. Keep your eye out for Australia’s unique wildlife, including kangaroos, koalas and native bird life, as you pass pristine beaches and picturesque rural landscapes. Included in all our Great Ocean Road tours is a stop at the impressive Twelve Apostles to admire the limestone stacks from viewpoints along the coast and snap memorable photos as a souvenir of your trip.
Sightseeing Tours in Melbourne
A city sightseeing tour of Melbourne is a great way to see the city’s many highlights! Depending on the Melbourne day trip tour you choose, highlights include a scenic cruise on the city’s prominent Yarra River, a bus tour around the city to admire the famous historical sites and attractions, and breathtaking views from the iconic Eureka Skydeck.