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30 Top Melbourne Tours In and Around The City In 2024

Melbourne, the vibrant and culturally diverse capital of Victoria, Australia, is a city that offers countless opportunities for exploration and discovery. Whether you are a local looking to delve deeper into your own backyard or a visitor eager to experience the best this city has to offer, our top 30 Melbourne tours provide an ideal way to immerse yourself in its rich history, stunning architecture, thriving arts scene, and natural beauty.

With so many options available, we have curated a list that will take you on unforgettable journeys through this captivating city and its surrounding regions. From food and wine adventures to wildlife encounters and sightseeing excursions, these tours promise to unveil Melbourne’s hidden gems while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Whether you are interested in street art, coffee culture, boat tours, Melbourne’s chocolate shops and more we have covered it all for you.  There are so many things to do in Melbourne you will need at least a week or more.


Melbourne's Skyscrapers - top 30 Melbourne tours
Melbourne’s skyscrapers Pixabay photo by Adrian Malec

Melbourne Australia has a unique “European feel”.  It is famous for its laneways in the inner city with their many coffee shops, bars and restaurants which gives the city that European vibe.

Melbournians are ‘sports-crazy’ – it is the home of AFL, the biggest horse race in Australia The Melbourne Cup, Formula One car racing in March and the Australian Open (Tennis)  in January.

Melbourne is a great city for your Staycation in Australia.

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What To Do in Melbourne

Top 30 Melbourne Tours

Melbourne Skyline - top 30 Melbourne tours
Melbourne Skyline photo by Moerschy Pixabay

Melbourne’s Complete City Walking Tour 

A small group tour exploring the city with a local.  Drink coffee at one of Melbourne’s iconic cafes, and end the tour with a beer at one of Melbourne’s oldest pubs. Wander the laneways, and enjoy the street art whilst learning about Melbourne’s history.


Melbourne’s 1.5-Hour Ghost Tour

Love ghost stories? This is the tour for you.  With your guide wander the back streets and alleyways of Melbourne where murders took place, hear stories of the famous opera singer who plummeted to his death, wander Chinatown and learn about the opium dens and hear more ghostly stories dating back to the 19th century.


Melbourne Skydeck Experience

Observe Melbourne from the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing deck, the Melbourne Skydeck. Add a virtual reality experience or step out onto the Edge and be suspended over transparent glass.

Local Sealife Tours and Attraction

Sharks at Sealife Aquarium
Sharks – photo by rear_window_00 Pixabay

Sealife Aquarium Entrance Ticket

Feed the fish, sit with the Gentoo penguins, gaze at the world’s largest saltwater crocodiles, visit the stingrays and see over 10,000 marine species with your Sealife Aquarium Entrance Ticket.



Melbourne Adventure Day Tours 

Melbourne from up above - top 30 melbourne tours
Melbourne from up above Pixabay photo by Tezhangy


Melbourne Moonlight Kayak Tour

The tour is suitable for inexperienced and experienced kayakers.  Enjoy the sights of Melbourne from the Yarra River at sunset.  Dine on fish and chips in a ‘on-water’ dining experience before heading off to Southbank and more sights of Melbourne.


Melbourne 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

Get a bird’s eye view of Melbourne at sunrise in your 1-hour hot air balloon ride. Upgrade to enjoy a champagne breakfast after the flight has finished.  If you are staying in the CBD complimentary pick-up is available.


Melbourne City & Bayside Helicopter Flight

Soar over the city of Melbourne on this helicopter tour. Admire the city sights from above as you pass over highlights like Brighton Beach, Albert Park Lake, and the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Melbourne’s St Kilda Beach Sky Dive

Get your adrenaline pumping with a thrilling tandem skydive above St. Kilda Beach from the closest skydiving centre to Melbourne CBD. Exit the plane with your professional instructor from up to 15,000 feet (4,572 meters), and freefall for up to 1 minute.

Melbourne Food & Drink Tours

Melbourne River Cruises - top 30 Melbourne tours
Melbourne River Cruises – Pixabay photo by Wales Jacqueline

Spirit of Melbourne 4-Course Dinner and Drinks Cruise

A 3-hour dinner cruise with drinks included sailing down the Yarra River, and seeing the sights of Melbourne such as Federation Square, Flinders Street Station, Rod Laver Area, Riverside Park and the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Melbourne Hidden Bar Tour

With your guide enjoy 4 unique hidden venues in Melbourne City whilst enjoying local beer, wines and cocktails. Drinks are at your own cost. Hear stories from local bartenders and bar owners in these hidden venues where special passwords are required to enter. Get the latest tips on other hidden venues throughout the city and a customised map.


Melbourne 3-Hour Foodie Discovery Walking Tour

Sample sweet and savoury dishes, coffee and more on your guided CBD and Melbourne’s City Lanes establishments. Visit at a 19th-century arcade whilst learning more about Melbourne’s food and wine scene.


Melbourne’s Cafe Culture Tours

Coffee - top 30 Melbourne Tours
Coffee photo by Free-Photo Pixabay


Melbourne Coffee Lovers Walk

Melbourne is obsessed with coffee and has one of the most sophisticated coffee cultures in the world. This 2.5 hour small group walking tour takes you through Melbourne’s backstreet cafes that really care about the bean and how it tastes in the cup.



Melbourne Boat Tours 

Melbourne Boat Tours - top 30 Melbourne tours
Melbourne Boat Tours Pixabay photo by Alf Scalise


Highlights of Melbourne 2-Hour River Cruise

Enjoy a 2-hour cruise down the Yarra River visiting the highlights of Melbourne:

    • Docklands
    • West Gate Bridge
    • Polly Woodside – 19th-century sailing ship
    • Melbourne Cricket Ground
    • Olympic Park
    • Royal Botanical Gardens
    • National Tennis Centre and more


Melbourne: 1 Hour Gardens and Sporting Precinct River Cruise

Relax on a sightseeing cruise on Yarra River passing the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Melbourne Cricket Ground.


Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

Cruise across Port Philip Bay to the historic seaport of Williamstown. Enjoy a coffee or visit the galleries of Williamstown before heading back to Melbourne.

Melbourne 2-Hour Bottomless Brunch Cruise

Add a little flavour to your Brunch experience with this 2-hour bottomless brunch cruise along the Yarra River. Indulge in a wide variety of delicious brunch options that cater to your appetite.



Melbourne’s Attraction Tickets

Lego Discovery Centre
Lego photo by Stocksnap Pixabay


Legoland Discovery Centre Melbourne General Admission

Skip the line ticket admission to 12 attractions inside Legoland:

          • MiniLand
          • Lego 4D cinema
          • Kingdom Quest
          • Merlins Apprentice ride
          • Lego factory tour
          • Lego creative workshop
          • Lego city fire academy
          • Lego racers build and test
          • Duplo farm
          • Earthquake tables
          • Lego Shop
          • Lego friends

        iVenture Melbourne 3, 5 or 7 ticket admissions

        Melbourne’s Flexi Attractions Pass provides you with incredible savings of up to 50% off general admission fees to your choice of 3, 5 or 7 must-see attractions.

      • 1-Day Melbourne Zoo Ticket
      • Observe wildlife from around the world at Melbourne Zoo, located just 10 minutes from the city centre. Check out the tigers, lions, monkeys, elephants and penguins, plus Australian wildlife including kangaroos, wombats and fur seals.

        Melbourne’s Sport Tours 

        MCG Melbourne
        Melbourne Stadium photo by Raj Raj Pixabay

        Melbourne Cricket Ground Tour

      • Explore the inner sanctum of the legendary MCG on a behind-the-scenes tour. Venture into the player changing rooms and step onto the arena itself.

      • MCG and Australian Sports Museum Guided Tour
      • Take a guided tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia’s favorite stadium, and visit the Australian Sports Museum for an immersive experience in sporting history.

      • Melbourne’s Lanes Tours

        Melbourne's Lanes
        Melbourne’s Lanes Pixabay photo by Fonthip Ward

        Melbourne’s Lane Way Tour

        On this 2.5-hour guided walk, you will visit hidden shops and galleries with a local guide whilst learning the history of Melbourne’s famous laneways.

      • Melbourne’s Street Art Tours

        Street Art Melbourne
        Street Art Melbourne photo by daemonzz Pixabay


        Melbourne CBD Street Art Tour

        Wander Melbourne’s famous street art alleyways and laneways, visit the famous Blender Studio and enjoy light refreshments at the end of the tour.

    Melbourne Walking Tours

    Melbourne Sports Walk

    Explore Melbourne’s Sports Precinct on foot with a local guide who will uncover why Melbourne has been voted the Sports Capital of the Decade. Take a 3.5-hour walking tour which also includes a guided tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground.



    Melbourne Transport
    Melbourne River Pixabay photo by Sandy Griffin

    Melbourne Airport Express Bus Transfer to Melbourne City

    A cost-effective way to travel from Melbourne Airport to the City. The journey takes only 22 minutes and there is free WiFi on board.

    Melbourne Guided Night Time Food Walking Tour

    Get your tastebuds into the best of Melbourne’s lesser-known, greasy-spoon street food spots. Skip the fine-dining restaurants and discover where Aussie night owls really dine, with pizza and bars.

    Melbourne History & Donuts Walking Tour

    Immerse yourself in Melbourne’s unique culture on a guided morning tour that explores some of the city’s most noteworthy buildings and amazing laneways, all while indulging in some delicious donuts.

    Melbourne Multicultural Markets Culinary Culture Tour 

    The markets of Melbourne are buzzing, colourful reflections of the city’s soul. Go behind the scenes, taste the food, meet the vendors and discover the local culture on a shared group or private tour.

    Melbourne Cooking Class Tours

    Melbourne Choose Your Asian Cooking Class Tour

    Celebrate Melbourne’s multicultural communities and share the locals’ passion for exotic cuisines with an Asian cooking masterclass. Be inspired by the chefs’ knowledge gained from their own travels.

    Multi-Day Tours Melbourne

    Are you considering multi-day tours from Melbourne? Check out our recommendations here.

    Adelaide to Melbourne One Way 3 Day

    Start in Adelaide and end in Melbourne! With the Explorer tour Adelaide to Melbourne 3 Day Overnight Escape Tour (One-Way), you have a 3 days tour package taking you through Adelaide, Australia and 11 other destinations in Australia. Adelaide to Melbourne 3 Day Overnight Escape Tour (One-Way)

    • Marvel at the gushing waters of McKenzie and Silverband
    • Walk out to the Balconies lookout and the Jaws of Death
    • Fall in love with the clifftop views of Great Ocean Road
    • Keep an eye out for cuddly koalas along Kennett River
    Book here

    Great Ocean Road Melbourne to Adelaide 4 Days/ 3 Nights

    Start in Melbourne and end in Adelaide! With the Active Adventure tour The Great Ocean Road Melbourne – Adelaide 4 day 3 night Tour, you have a 4 days tour package taking you through Melbourne, Australia and 5 other destinations in Australia. The Great Ocean Road Melbourne – Adelaide 4 day 3 night Tour includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
    • Wonderful local food
    • Native Australian wildlife
    • Scenic cliff-hugging adventures
    • See the Great Ocean Road
    Book here

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    In conclusion, Melbourne offers a diverse range of tours that cater to every interest and preference. From exploring the vibrant city streets to immersing oneself in the natural beauty of the surrounding regions, there is something for everyone in this dynamic city. Whether you’re a history buff, an adventure seeker, a foodie, or simply looking to soak up the local culture, these top 30 Melbourne tours provide an unforgettable experience.

    • With knowledgeable guides and carefully curated itineraries, visitors can truly make the most of their time in this captivating destination. So why wait? Start planning your Melbourne adventure today and embark on a journey that will leave you with lasting memories and a newfound love for this incredible city.

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