Melbourne, with a population of more than three million, is Australia’s second largest city. It is regarded as the cultural and fashion capital of Australia and renowned for its fine restaurants. It is a true multicultural city with more than one quarter of Melbourne’s inhabitants born overseas.
Make the most of your stay during IHPBA 2020, and take this chance to explore Melbourne and find out why this city has been voted the world’s most livable city for the last 7 years running. Have a look at some of our sightseeing and activity suggestions below!
We are a Melbourne based tour operator with many years’ experience in the region and the industry. In addition to running Melbourne’s best private, luxury tours through our own company, Localing, we want to help visitors have an incredible experience in our city, no matter their interests or budget. We will be available to chat to at IHPBA 2020 to provide you with the most up to date information on what to do in and around Melbourne.
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Things to see and do in Melbourne
Enjoy relaxing and drinking wine in a beautiful, serene setting? Yarra Valley wineries might be the perfect day trip for you! Less than an hour drive away, you can visit the spectacular Yarra Valley, Dandenongs & The Ranges. We promise you won’t be disappointed if you make time during your stay to visit one of Melbourne’s favourite retreats offering good food, fine wine, welcoming accommodation and unique attractions in natural surroundings. For more information about tours, accommodation, and suggested road trips and itineraries, please go to Visit Victoria.
Set off on your own Great Ocean Road adventure and experience one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives. Witness the magical 12 Apostles, iconic surf breaks, waterfalls and much more along this diverse and fulfilling drive. The drive itself will take approximately 9.5 hours, and you have the option to hire a care and self-drive or join one of the many tours available. Find out the top ten must-stop places on the Great Ocean Road.
Phillip Island has become one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations for day-trips. It is well-known for its famous penguin parade, large fur seal colony, native wildlife, scenic coastline, quaint villages, idyllic beaches, outdoor dining and so much more. Phillip Island is accessible by a number of options, you are able to reach the island by car and ferry, train and ferry, bus or train and bus. Or you can take the hassle out of getting to Phillip Island, and just join a tour! The journey can take anywhere between 1 and 2 hours depending on your selected route. Phillip Island is a once in a lifetime experience which offers tourists the chance to witness first-hand the beauty of Australia’s nature and wildlife. Plan your journey with Visit Phillip Island.
Don’t have enough time to venture outside of the city limits? There is plenty to see and do within the city too! Visit the Eureka Skydeck 88 for awe inspiring views of the city, Royal Botanic Gardens for breath-taking landscapes and lush scenery, meet a koala at Melbourne Zoo or shop ‘til you drop at one of Melbourne’s famous markets like Queen Victoria Market or South Melbourne Markets. Check out Visit Melbourne for more information.
Why not take a tour during your stay? You can tag along on a drinking history tour to learn fascinating stories about Melbourne’s colourful past, indulge yourself on Melbourne’s own chocoholic tours, or taka a journey into ancestral lands of the indigenous and discover aboriginal heritage and culture while taking a guided walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens’.