Have the perfect blueprint for your holiday in Melbourne!

Planning a trip to Melbourne? It can be a lot to take in, with city attractions, country sights, and even coastal hotspots on your traveller’s bucket list! But a week can be plenty of time to see all of what Melbourne has to offer, cramming Victoria’s main highlights into seven days of fun!

  • Monday, Wednesday and Sunday: Melbourne City

    You’ll need at least three days to explore the grand city of Melbourne, in between your treks out to the outer areas of Victoria. The city offers a range of attractions, from award-winning restaurants, trendy bars, unique galleries, and historic landmarks every way you turn. Stay smack bang in the inner centre and enjoy the bustling city commotion as you escape down the many graffiti-caked laneways scattered about.

    • For the Day
      There is a lot to do during the daytime at Melbourne but can depend all on your own interests what you choose.For the art lovers, the city is dubbed the art centre of Australia, with laneways covered in unique graffiti, art structures set up throughout, and famous galleries such as the NGV filled with an everchanging expo of beauty.History buffs can visit a number of extraordinary places, including religious landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral, or war memorials like the Shrine of Remembrance.Sport fanatics can spend a day cheering with the locals at the Melbourne Cricket Ground! When you visit will determine which sport is on show, with the Australian footy season during the wintertime, and summer booked out with cricket events. There is even the Australian Open Tour for those who have tennis close to their hearts.
    • For the Night
      If you are a foodie, Melbourne’s fusion style meals will have you drooling with Southbank, Chinatown, and laneways all jam-packed with food from all over the world. The city is famed for its multi-cultural restaurants, with Melbourne chefs putting their own unique twist into these traditional recipes. After dinner, head to one of the many bars found in underground venues, building rooftops, and riverfront regions. Cocktails are a Melbourne speciality, served up in brilliant colours, unique flavours, and unheard-of styles.
  • Thursday: Great Ocean Road

    Head out of the city and spend a day along one of the best road trip routes in the world. Weaving along the Victorian coast, the winding road heads past pristine beaches, epic rainforests, and a bucket-load of charming towns. Stop throughout the day and see these sights up close and personal, spotting the wild wildlife along the way!

  • Friday: Phillip Island

    Enjoy a full day of natural beauty when you trek out to Phillip Island! Only a couple hours from the city, Phillip Island is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of Melbourne to relax in the wilderness. When there, a must-do activity is to visit the Penguin Parade, which showcases the world’s smallest penguins as they waddle up to the beachfront.

  • Saturday: Yarra Valley

    Enjoy the last leg of your trip with some much-needed relaxation! The Yarra Valley is a green paradise, bursting with vineyards, wineries, and restaurants. Enjoy part of your weekend hopping from one winery to the next, tasting the delicious wine varieties as you pair it with the local produce.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward began with a passion for travel and turned it into a thriving tourism business. He co-founded Sightseeing Tours Australia after starting out as a tour guide in Melbourne. Cameron delights in helping visitors get the most from their trip to Australia. Whether he's leading tours or writing about his favourite places, Cameron loves sharing his local insight with fellow travellers.

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