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  • Melbourne skyline early on a summer evening along the Yarra River
  • Flinders Station as seen from Flinders Street is a must visit on all Australia vacations.
  • Parliament House
  • Aussie Rules - the sport of choice in Melbourne
  • Bathing boxes on Brighton Beach

Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, is stylish and cosmopolitan. It has been voted by The Economist as the “World’s most Livable City”. Part of this is the abundance of parks and gardens. The capital of Victoria, it is situated on an estuary of the Yarra River and boasts world-class culture, sports and dining on an Australia vacation.

Federation Square is the perfect starting point, a major meeting place with its exhibitions, restaurants, bars and shopping. To see Melbourne on trips to Australia from a different perspective, visit the Eureka Skydeck in the Eureka Tower for stunning views of the city’s heritage buildings especially when lit up after dark.

A new development is the restored Docklands where one can enjoy award-winning restaurants and stylish bars and cafes. The city is also known for hosting world-famous events such as the Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Open Tennis and the Melbourne Cup.

For something different, head to St. Kilda’s or Fitzroy, colourful neighbourhoods with characters of their own. St. Kilda’s has its own beachfront and is home to Luna Park, the renowned amusement park.

Outside of Melbourne, one not to be missed excursion on Melbourne tours is to Phillip Island to see the penguin colonies living in their natural habitat. Another is to the Yarra Valley famous for its wineries and rainforests. Other worthwhile places to visit are Ballarat, a small city, once famous as the centre of the gold rush and Geelong, with its beautiful surf beaches and spectacular views of the Great Ocean Road and the unique rock formation, the Twelve Apostles.

What's not to love about Melbourne on Australian tours and at Goway we feel that every itinerary must include one of our Melbourne tours when visiting Australia. C’mon say G’day Downunder. Book one of our Australia vacations today and start exploring!

 

"Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

Spectacular Offerings from the Yarra Valley in Australia

Plan Your Perfect Australia Escape

Top 10 Things to Do in Melbourne, Australia

 


 

Australia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Australia vacations. 

Learn about the history and culture of Australia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Australia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Australia for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Australia vacations today!

 

Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Australia vacation at one of Goway's South Pacific destinations. You can choose from  our selection of New Zealand vacation packagesTahiti vacation packages or stay at one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Australia.

 

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  • Classic Australia 12 Day

    Experience the best that Australia has to offer from Sydney’s Opera House to spectacular Ayers Rock. Swim in the Great Barrier Reef and learn about the traditional Aboriginal “Dreamtime”.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,331
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
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  • Classic Australia 15 Day

    Enjoy Australia’s most famous sites from Sydney’s Opera House to an Aboriginal “Dreamtime” walk in Kuranda with stops at the Great Barrier Reef, Ayers Rock and Darwin in between.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,031
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
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  • Classic Downunder from Melbourne to Auckland

    Get to know the true Downunder by experiencing the best of both Australia and New Zealand. Visit Australia's iconic sites and cities before commencing a journey through New Zealand’s incredible islands.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,794
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Classic Downunder: Auckland to Melbourne

    Get to know the true Downunder by experiencing the best of both Australia and New Zealand. Journey through New Zealand’s incredible islands before embarking on a tour of Australia.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,756
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Classic Golden Triangle

    Visit the Classic Golden Triangle of Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney. See the penguins of Phillip Island, swim in the Great Barrier Reef then get to know the historic side of Sydney.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,472
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Classic Victoria

    Explore classic Victoria by first experiencing the highlights of Melbourne. Visit Philip Island and see the Little Penguin Parade before heading along the incredible Great Ocean Road.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 977
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Three Capitals Classic

    Take the opportunity to experience three of Australia’s capital cities. See the sights of Sydney before heading to Canberra, the national capital, then visit the highlights of Melbourne.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,393
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Aussie Southern Explorer

    Encompassing Melbourne, Hobart, and Adelaide and including flights from North America, this two-week trip is the perfect introduction to a different side of Australia, or the ideal second trip for someone who's already seen the famous landmarks.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,689
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Coast to Coast and Red Centre Explorer

    Pass from one side of Australia to the other with this exploration of the Red Centre. On this Australia vacation you’ll live it up in cosmopolitan Melbourne in Victoria, see the fiery icon of Uluru/Ayers Rock in the Red Centre, and enjoy the laidback beach atmosphere of Perth on the west coast.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,579
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Downunder Farmstay: Melbourne Region

    Head into rural Victoria and get a feel for the land with a farm stay outside Melbourne. Escape from the bustle of the city in order to spend some relaxing time in the country milking cows, planting trees, and learning about how to care for the land from generations of farmers.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 214
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules, Locally Escorted Tours
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Grand Southern Discovery (7 Days from Adelaide to Melbourne): First Choice Escorted Vacation

    Enjoy seven days touring some of the best of Southern Australia. Discover the Great Ocean Road before visits to Coonawarra and Adelaide followed by the unique wildlife of Kangaroo Island.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,365
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Motorcoach Tours, Single Friendly
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Great Aussie Outdoors

    Australia’s south east corner is a fascinating blend of history, scenery and wildlife. Explore the best of three states on this unforgettable and highly educational journey.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,730
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Great Barrier Reef, Wildlife and Culture Escape

    You'll enjoy some amazing Aussie experiences on this fantastic vacation. Start with 4 days in the gorgeous Whitsundays, with access to the Great Barrier Reef before heading down to cosmopolitan Melbourne. Fly to Adelaide, gateway to the Barossa Valley Wine Region, and Kangaroo Island, known as a zoo with fences for some amazing wildlife viewing.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,059
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Great Ocean Road & Wildlife Ecotour

    Melbourne is one of the world’s great cities, but the surrounding area hold some truly unique Australian adventures. Spot kangaroos and koalas in the wild, and drive the Great Ocean Road, staying at local bed and breakfasts along the way.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,170
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Great Ocean Walk

    The Twelve Apostles Walk is a stunning, lodge accommodated, guided walk that covers 55kms over 4 days including moderate to challenging terrain with views of the iconic Twelve Apostles.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,715
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Melbourne to Adelaide Self Drive

    The drive from Melbourne to Adelaide is stunning. Enjoy the scenery as you embark on the Great Ocean Road; see the Twelve Apostles, explore Grampians National Park and visit Coonawarra.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 516
    Trip Type:
    Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Melbourne to Adelaide Small Group Tour

    Experience the highlights of the famous scenic Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Adelaide stopping at many iconic sites along the way. Spend two overnights en route at Apollo Bay and Mount Gambier.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,140
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Small Group Tours
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Melbourne Town

    Enjoy the charming sidewalk cafes and markets of Melbourne’s diverse neighbourhoods. The city is a financial centre, a haven for fine arts, a culinary mecca and a crazed sports capital.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 400
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Natural Australia

    Experience Australia’s unbeatable natural beauty and wildlife. Drive the Great Ocean Road, visit Kangaroo Island then spend some time in Australia’s largest subtropical rainforest.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
    Australia See Trip Details
  • New Zealand Voyager Premier Escorted Vacation

    Join this beautiful Premier Escorted Vacation of New Zealand, travelling by luxury coach. Experience Maori culture, cosmopolitan cities, and the pristine wilderness of New Zealand's North and South Islands. Enjoy first class accommodation, sightseeing, Freedom of Choice Dining and Touring options, and the services of a dedicated Tour Director and Driver.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,924
    Trip Type:
    Motorcoach Tours, Single Friendly
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Outback Adventure: Epic Trip from Melbourne to Darwin (or v.v) for 18 to 39 year olds

    Travel from Sydney via Thredbo Alpine Village and the Nation's Capital, Canberra, then through Melbourne. Sweep along the Great Ocean Road to Grampians National Park and on to south coast of Adelaide. After a day to explore you're off again through the heart of Australia, the Red Centre.
    Duration:
    21 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,838
    Trip Type:
    18 to 30 Somethings, Active & Adventurous, Motorcoach Tours, Single Friendly
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Outback and Indigenous Adventure

    This extensive itinerary highlights the beauty of the Northern Territory - both the Red Centre and the Top End, with stays in Melbourne and Sydney as well to give you a taste of the Aussie big city.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,349
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Phillip Island & Wildlife Escape

    Phillip Island is a 90-minute drive from Melbourne and home to an astounding array of wildlife, including Australia's largest fur seal colony, the Little Penguins and cuddly koalas.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 225
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Royal Tourer - Premier Luxury Escorted Vacation

    Embark on a luxury vacation exploring many of New Zealand’s highlights. On this premier tour, you’ll explore Auckland’s twin harbours, engage with Kiwi history in the Bay of Islands, and admire the country’s iconic Mitre Peak at Milford Sound, in addition to exploring other cities and natural landmarks.
    Duration:
    18 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,481
    Trip Type:
    Fully Escorted Touring, Motorcoach Tours, Single Friendly
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Shipwreck Coast Explorer: Self Drive

    Starting and finishing in Melbourne, enjoy a self drive tour along Victoria’s southwest coast. The Great Ocean Road offers amazing scenery, unforgettable natural features and quaint towns making it a unique vacation spot.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 669
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
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