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Melbourne Discovery

Take to the streets of the cultural capital of Australia on this 4 day experience, and discover why it’s truly a traveller fave. Whether it’s watching some of the areas cutest residents at the famous Penguin Parade, shopping, getting an architectural fix or just chilling at St Kilda beach, you will fall in love in the city that has it all.

Australasia

Duration: 4 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Easy
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 160470
Starts: Melbourne, Australia Finishes: Melbourne, Australia
You will visit
  • Melbourne

Itinerary

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Day 1: Melbourne

Melbourne oozes cool, funky and fun. With lots to explore in the city known equally for its arts scene and it's sports, lets hit the streets for that first taste of what draws explorers back time and time again. We'll kick the morning off with a city tour, and you'll soon know why the local secret is to explore on foot. Discover the colourful street art in the hidden laneways and then chill out at a local sidewalk café, and with it fast becoming one of the ultimate foodie hotspots, don't waste any time tasting some of the delicious fresh produce Melbourne is now so famous for. This afternoon the exploring continues, starting with an iconic tram ride to Fitzroy and St Kilda, otherwise known as the 'Hipster Headquarters'. Wander down Brunswick Street for vintage finds & a spot of re-fuelling at one of the many cool local bars. If sand and sea are more your thing you could hit the beach at St. Kilda, watch the kite surfers do their thing & tuck into a tasty seafood lunch. Australia is fast gaining a reputation for excellent local fresh eats, and Melbourne is at the heart of the food & drink revolution. So tonight, why not opt in for a night out to experience a Craft Beer & Cider tour plus delicious local dinner. As the Aussie's might say 'BONZA!'

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Day 2: Melbourne

This morning is all yours to explore Melbourne on your terms, and there's endless opportunities at your fingertips. Take a stroll along the river or visit Federation Square. Shoppers will fuel the addiction in Melbourne. Try Collins Street or Lane for some pricey threads, Chapel Street for eclectic treats and unique Aussie designers, or bargain hunt to your hearts content on Swanston Street. The options are literally endless. Later, prepare to be amazed by some of the world's cutest creatures as we head to Phillip Island to see the famous Penguin Parade. The Little (Fairy) Penguins at Phillip Island are considered a must-see and a national treasure. On arrival, we'll do our bit to help out the Phillip Island Nature Parks conservancy on one of their special projects - it's our way of saying thanks. There's time to wander the beach or check out the local Chocolate Factory before the stars of the show make their way home for the evening.

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Day 3: Melbourne

Today you could choose a day trip to the 12 Apostles to experience the amazing and iconic Great Ocean Road. This famous stretch of Australia is a photographers dream so make sure you have your camera at the ready as your friends back home will have serious FOMO. Awesome surf, white sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and towering cliffs await. Or for you city lovers, if you're keen to explore more of the city area, there's plenty of shopping, laneways and arcades with stunning architecture that await your discovery, or head back to St Kilda for some action (or photos) at Luna Park or watching the hipsters in the sunshine along the promenade. Your Trip Manager will have some great ideas on where to go and what to see, and of course places to eat.

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Day 4: Melbourne

After a busy few days in Melbourne, today is time for a sleep in. If you're joining your Contiki East Coast trip, make your way to the airport with the Skybus. Otherwise, your trip officially ends after breakfast so make sure you say goodbye to your new friends and Trip Manager before checking out mid-morning.

Inclusions:
      Accommodation
    • 3 nights twin share hotel accommodation
      Staff
    • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
    • Orientation tour of Central Melbourne and St Kilda
      Food
    • 3 breakfasts
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Tour Highlights:
  • Locally guided street art tour of central Melbourne including time with the artists
  • Orientation of St Kilda including the famous Acland St
  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour
  • Conservancy project