Best Day Trips From Melbourne

1.Melbourne Combo: Great Ocean Road plus Healesville Sanctuary and Puffing Billy

Melbourne Combo: Great Ocean Road plus Healesville Sanctuary and Puffing Billy

Overview

This excellent Melbourne Combo tour allows you to cruise along one of Australia’s most iconic road trip stretches; the Great Ocean Road. You will also get the chance to explore Healesville Sanctuary, ride on the world-famous Puffing Billy and the Dandenong Ranges as part of your tour from Melbourne.

Highlights

  • Optional additional entry to the Melbourne Star Observation, the Aquarium or the Eureka Skydeck 88
  • Travel across the Great Ocean Road and enjoy the wonderful stretches of ocean views
  • Visit Healesville Sanctuary and Puffing Billy train ride

Includes

  • Tour guide
  • Historic steam train ride
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minivan

Duration: 10 hours

Rating: 4/5

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2.Peninsula Hot Springs Day Trip from Melbourne

Peninsula Hot Springs Day Trip from Melbourne

Overview

Fully immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquillity of the Peninsula Hot Springs in Mornington Peninsula, just 70 minutes south of Melbourne on this awesome day trip. Relax in more than 20 hot pools and spend some time in the Turkish Hammam and sauna; this day trip is the perfect choice if you’re looking to add some luxury into your Melbourne itinerary!

Highlights

  • Visit the Peninsula Hot Springs
  • Treat yourself to a relaxing afternoon in the many hot spring pools
  • Enjoy a yummy lunch at the Hot Springs café

Includes

  • Goods and services tax
  • Complimentary towel
  • Bottled water

Duration: 7 hours

Rating: 5

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3.Great Ocean Road Trip Tour from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road Trip Tour from Melbourne

Overview

Embark on a day trip across one of the most famous road trip routes in the Southern Hemisphere and make sure you’re paying attention to the top sights along the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne. This day tour will be a fun-filled adventure along the Great Ocean Road where you’ll get to stop and take pictures at famous attractions such as Port Campbell, Lord Ard Gorge and the Twelve Apostles.

Highlights

  • Visit the seaside town of Port Campbell
  • See the Lorne Bay and Apollo Bay
  • Enjoy seeing the sights and learning more about them as your tour guide points them out to you as you drive

Includes

  • Professional tour guide
  • Comfortable luxury vehicle transportation

Duration: 12 hours

Rating: 4.5/5

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4.Small-Group Grampians Great Escape Day Trip with Eureka Skydeck Entry Option

Small-Group Grampians Great Escape Day Trip with Eureka Skydeck Entry Option

Overview

Escape the busy city of Melbourne as you make your way into Grampians National Park and climb to the top of Boroka Lookout for stunning views of the surrounding landscape. See if you can spot some quintessentially Australian wildlife such as kangaroos and koala bears! During your tour, you will also visit the Brambuk Aboriginal Culture Center where local experts will tell you all about the area’s local original inhabitants. 

Highlights

  • Hike to the bottom of the magical Mackenzie Waterfalls
  • Enjoy the many sights and attractions within Grampians National Park
  • Learn all about the aboriginal culture and enjoy a hike to the Balconies rock formation for stunning views

Includes

  • National park fees
  • Professional tour guide and driver
  • Live commentary on board as you drive
  • Water refill opportunities
  • Lunch in Halls Gap

Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes

Rating: 4.5/5

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5.Small-Group Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Full-Day Tour from Melbourne

Small-Group Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Full-Day Tour from Melbourne

Overview

Leave Melbourne behind for the day and pay a visit to some of the most beautiful beaches in South Australia. Enjoy trying to spot wild koalas near Kennett River and then make your way to Apollo Bay for a light lunch before having a refreshing dip in the ocean! Make a stop at the Great Otway National Park and Port Campbell National Park where you can stroll through the rainforest and see how much wildlife you can spot!

Highlights

  • Cruise down the Shipwreck Coast to see top sights such as London Bridge and Lord Ard Gorge
  • Wander through the Great Otway National Park
  • Spot wild koalas near Kennett River

Includes

  • Hotel transfers
  • Expert tour guide
  • National park fees
  • Small group tour for a more enjoyable experience

Duration: 1 day

Rating: 4.5/5

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6.Mornington Peninsula Day Trip from Melbourne

Mornington Peninsula Day Trip from Melbourne

Overview

Embark on a full day tour from Melbourne to Mornington Peninsula where you’ll get to visit the historic Point Nepean National Park and Murray’s Lookout. From here, you will enjoy remarkable views of Bass Strait and then make your way to the Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm where you can sample some local wines at a nearby café.

Highlights

  • A full day tour of Mornington Peninsula
  • See the famous bathing boxes and the military history of Point Nepean National Park
  • Try some local wines and fruits

Includes

    • Hotel transfers
    • Tour guide and driver
    • Wine tasting experience
    • Lunch
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle

Duration: 10 to 11 hours

Rating: 4.5/5

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7.Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory shuttle tour

Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory shuttle tour

Overview

Enjoy experiencing some of Australia’s top wildlife and natural beauty on this day tour from Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory. Here, you’ll get the best chance of seeing kangaroos, koalas, emus and wallabies as well as enjoying spectacular views of the Australian Pacific Coast.

Highlights

  • Take a leisurely stroll or a more intense hike at your own pace to the Tidal River
  • See some of Australia’s beloved wildlife in their natural habitats
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in Wilsons Promontory

Includes

  • Picnic lunch
  • Transfers to and from Melbourne

Duration: 13 hours

Rating: 5

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8.Melbourne Combo: Sightseeing Tour with Phillip Island Penguins and the Great Ocean Road Day Trip from Melbourne

Melbourne Combo: Sightseeing Tour with Phillip Island Penguins and the Great Ocean Road Day Trip from Melbourne

Overview

Combine two-day tours from Melbourne to get the best chance of packing in as much as you can during your time in the city. Take a day trip to Phillip Island where you’ll get to see the Penguin Parade and then travel along the Great Ocean Road where you’ll stop at Apollo Bay for a chance to see wild kangaroos and koalas and then make your way to Lord Ard Gorge and the Twelve Apostles.

Highlights

  • See Australian fur seals, koalas and adorable penguins
  • Appreciate the cuteness that is the Phillip Island Penguin Parade
  • See some of Melbourne city’s top sights such as Kilda and the Eureka Tower

Includes

  • Hotel transfers on both days of the tour
  • Driver and tour guide for two full days
  • Live commentary on board the coach

Duration: 2 days

Rating: 5

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9.Puffing Billy Train and Yarra Valley Food and Wine Day Trip from Melbourne

Puffing Billy Train and Yarra Valley Food and Wine Day Trip from Melbourne

Overview

Experience a quintessentially Aussie excursion as you embark on a day trip on the famous Puffing Billy Steam train to the Yarra Valley where you’ll enjoy a sumptuous wine tasting experience. This tour also includes a walk through the Dandenong Ranches, lunch at Fergusson’s Winery and a trip to the Yarra Valley Chocolatery and Ice Creamery where you’ll get to indulge your sweet tooth!

Highlights

  • Visit the Dominique Portet and Rochford wineries for an indulgent afternoon of wine tasting
  • Tuck into a hearty meal at Fergusson’s Winery
  • Ride on the famous Australian Puffing Billy Steam train

Includes

  • Winery lunch
  • 3 wine tasting experiences
  • Puffing Billy Steam train ride
  • Morning tea
  • Hotel transfers
  • Driver and guide

Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

Rating: 4/5

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10.Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne

Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne

Overview

This incredible eco-tour takes you on an unforgettable day trip from Melbourne to Phillip Island and numerous other South Australia destinations. You will get to see Phillip Island’s natural wildlife habitats, plus many more species of koalas, kangaroos and emus at the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park. Make sure you’ve got your camera packed for this day tour as you’ll have so many opportunities to take plenty of incredible pictures!

Highlights

  • See small fairy penguins on Phillip Island
  • Visit Brighton Beach and the iconic Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes
  • Enjoy the fascinating wildlife at the Moonlit Sanctuary

Includes

  • Local tour guide
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Duration: 12 hours

Rating: 4.5/5

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11.Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise from Melbourne

Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise from Melbourne

Overview

Leave the city streets of Melbourne bright and early as you embark on the most memorable sunrise excursion over the Yarra Valley in a hot air balloon. Admire the remarkable sunrise from your high vantage point as you soar over the rolling hills, vineyards and valleys of the Yarra Valley and enjoy one of the most romantic experiences in Australia!

Highlights

  • Experience Yarra Valley from the sky in a hot air balloon
  • Spot the region’s top wineries and vineyards
  • Take plenty of photos of sunrise to commemorate your trip

Includes

  • Hotel pickup (if breakfast option is selected)
  • Option to upgrade to a champagne excursion
  • Ground insurance

Duration: 4 hours

Rating: 5

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12.Mornington Peninsula Winery Tours with Cheese, Chocolate Tastings from Melbourn

Mornington Peninsula Winery Tours with Cheese, Chocolate Tastings from Melbourn

Overview

Wine lovers and confectionery connoisseurs are sure to love this day tour from Melbourne to Mornington Peninsula as you’ll have plenty of opportunity to sample local goat cheeses, regional award-winning wines and various liquors at a local strawberry farm. There’s also plenty of chocolate-covered fruits to enjoy as you make your way around wineries and cideries in the Mornington Peninsula.

Highlights

  • Visit Flinders town where you’ll sample plenty of chocolate delicacies
  • Sample lots of local wines, ciders and food in the Peninsula
  • Try some of the richest and most delicious cheese in a boutique dairy

Includes

  • Wine, cider and liquor tasting
  • Chocolate, strawberries and cheese samples
  • Cellar door presentations
  • Air-conditioned vehicle transportation

Duration: 10 hours

Rating: 4.5/5

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13.Yarra Valley Wine & Food Day Tour from Melbourne with lunch at Yering Station

Yarra Valley Wine & Food Day Tour from Melbourne with lunch at Yering Station

Overview

Learn more about the delights of the Yarra Valley wineries on this day tour from Melbourne. Enjoy eating and drinking your way around the beautiful scenery and tuck into a scrumptious à la carte lunch at Yering Station, as well as sampling some freshly produced cheese with your wine at De Bortoli Winery.

Highlights

  • Visit Victoria’s most famous wineries
  • Enjoy a divine lunch at Yering Station
  • Try some of the best wines and cheese pairings in the Yarra Valley region

Includes

  • Wine tasting
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Driver and tour guide
  • Hotel transfers

Duration: 10 hours

Rating: 5

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14.Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town Day Trip from Melbourne

Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town Day Trip from Melbourne

Overview

Travel back in time and experience what life was like in 19th century Australia as you travel to Sovereign Hill from Melbourne. Visit the Sovereign Hill open-air museum and the Red Hill Mine and Gold Museum. Here, you’ll learn about the Australian Gold Rush as you wander around various craft workshops and blacksmith demonstrations.

Highlights

  • Option to upgrade your tour to include a visit to the Ballarat Wildlife Park
  • Learn about the great Australian Gold Rush of the 19th century
  • Visit Red Hill Mine and the open-air museum

Includes

  • Entrance fees
  • Wi-Fi on board the air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Tour guide

Duration: 9 hours

Rating: 4.5/5

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15.Dandenong Ranges Nature Day Trip from Melbourne Including William Ricketts Sanctuary

Dandenong Ranges Nature Day Trip from Melbourne Including William Ricketts Sanctuary

Overview

Spend a whole day exploring the Dandenong Ranches and the William Ricketts Sanctuary on an epic day tour from Melbourne. Admire the incredible sculptures and works of art made by Aboriginals and wander through their picturesque forest on the Dandenong Ranches. This tour also includes lunch at one of the local cafes.

Highlights

  • Eat lunch at a local Aboriginal restaurant
  • See works of art made by the Aboriginals
  • Visit Dandenong Ranches and William Ricketts Sanctuary

Includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle transportation
  • Lunch

Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes

Rating: 5

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16.Snow Day Trip to Lake Mountain Chocolate and Waterfalls from Melbourn

Snow Day Trip to Lake Mountain Chocolate and Waterfalls from Melbourn

Overview

You might not think of snow when it comes to Melbourne but a short-day trip away from the city will take you to the picturesque winter wonderland that is the Lake Mountain Resort. Here, you can enjoy traditional winter activities such as sledging, cross country skiing or tobogganing, or simply just enjoying an afternoon of frolicking in the snow. This tour also includes a guided nature walk to Steavenson Waterfalls as well as a stop at one of the Yarra Valley’s most famous chocolate and ice creams shops!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a snow-filled day at Lake Mountain Resort
  • Visit a chocolate and ice cream shop in the Yarra Valley
  • Take a cross country ski lesson or have a go at tobogganing

Includes

  • Entrance fees
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation for the full day
  • Chocolate samples
  • Hotel transfers

Duration: 10 hours

Rating: 4/5

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17.Great Ocean Road Day Trip: Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and Apollo Bay

Great Ocean Road Day Trip: Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and Apollo Bay

Overview

Travel along the iconic Great Ocean Road on this wonderful day trip from Melbourne to some of the top highlights along the GOR. See world-famous landmarks such as the Twelve Apostles, Lord Ard Gorge and the incredible views of wildlife in their natural habitats from Apollo Bay.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a yummy lunch of fish and chips in Apollo Bay
  • See Lord Ard Gorge and the Twelve Apostles
  • Travel in comfort and style from Melbourne

Includes

  • National park
  • Hotel transfers
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Professional tour guide

Duration: 12 hours

Rating: 5

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18.Wilsons Promontory Hiking Day Tour from Melbourne

Wilsons Promontory Hiking Day Tour from Melbourne

Overview

Escape from the city and discover the very best of the natural landscapes at Wilsons Promontory on this amazing hiking tour from Melbourne. Traverse across the stunning beaches and admire the beautiful sand dunes and turquoise waters at Wilsons Prom and explore the vast vistas of the mountains and valleys inside the Park. There are two scenic hikes to enjoy on this tour; one from Tidal River to Little Oberon Bay and the other up to the top of Mount Oberon.

Highlights

  • See the stunning views of Wilsons Promontory
  • Take pictures as you hike through valleys, across the coast and up mountains
  • Dip your toes in the sea and feel the sand beneath your feet as you walk across the beach

Includes

  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees
  • Morning and afternoon tea

Duration: 12 hours

Rating: 5

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19.12 Apostles and Otway Fly Zipline Day Trip from Melbourne

12 Apostles and Otway Fly Zipline Day Trip from Melbourne

Overview

Adventure lovers and adrenaline junkies are sure to love this action-packed day trip from Melbourne. Driver along the famous Great Ocean Road to the Twelve Apostles and swing through the treetops like Tarzan at the Otway Fly Adventure as you navigate along canopy walkways and trees high up in the rainforest.

Highlights

  • See Lord Ard Gorge and the Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road
  • Enjoy an adrenaline-fuelled adventure as you soar through the trees on a zipline
  • Enjoy the views from the Great Ocean Road photo stops

Includes

  • Hotel transfers
  • National Park fees

Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes

Rating: 5

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20.Reverse Great Ocean Road Itinerary with 12 Apostles and Lunch from Melbourne

Reverse Great Ocean Road Itinerary with 12 Apostles and Lunch from Melbourne

Overview

Complete the iconic Great Ocean Road trip in reverse from Melbourne as you stop at some of the famous sights. Spot koalas along the Kennett River and hike up the Otway Gibson Steps and then travel along to the iconic 12 Apostles.

Highlights

  • See Apollo Bay and Lord Ard Gorge
  • Spot wild koalas in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy a small group tour for a more enjoyable experience

Includes

  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Tour guide
  • Hotel transfers

Duration: 14 hours

Rating: 4.5/5

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FAQs about Melbourne Day trips

Melbourne day trips are special, professionally-guided tours which are designed to take you on long hour trips outside Melbourne city or sometimes combine various Melbourne main attractions together at a low cost just to occupy your day with fun-filled moments and interesting activities.

Tripindicator did a thorough research to provide the best Melbourne day trips by comparing features like easy booking, price – friendliness and also carefully reading all travellers reviews and feedback - subsequently following FAQs about Melbourne Day trips.

How much is a Day tour from Melbourne?

Melbourne day trips are trips that take you on a day exploration inside or outside a city. They vary in days (including: Melbourne multiple day tour, day trips outside Melbourne city, day trips in Melbourne city), and varies also in prices based on type of Melbourne day trips starting from € 33.76 to 33.76.