Unique Travel Experiences Melbourne: Walking Tours
With DM Concierge, you can expect your Melbourne travels to be nothing short of memorable. For Melbourne walking tours, explore the heart of Melbourne by visiting the iconic Flinders Street Station with its line of clocks or experience what Queen Victoria Market has to offer. Armed with fresh produce and souvenir collections to make the finest gifts, these markets are renowned and not to be missed. A Melbourne city tour can include a stroll along the streets to view the historic European architecture, which will dazzle you with churches and historic buildings. Architectural styles include modern, Australian designs, French, Victorian, Roman-style and Gothic as well as art deco.
There is an abundance of titillating, world-famous street art to view as you leisurely take Melbourne walking tours to explore this spectacular city. Visit the National Gallery Victoria’s Australian Collection and meander along historic laneways filled with delights of coffee and sweets. As private tours within Melbourne with DM Concierge include seeking the view from above, we can transport you to the Eureka Tower. You can treat yourself with a trip to the eighty-eighth floor of the Eureka Tower, which boasts panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline day or night and the Dandenong Ranges by day. You elevate your experience with this one in the fastest elevator in the Southern Hemisphere.
A Melbourne local tour can include crossing the bridge to the South Bank, which is lined with popular restaurants and bars and even an island bar on the Yarra River. Melbourne walking tours allow you to experience the amazing culture of this city. With DM Concierge’s private concierge services, you can go around on a private tour to view street art in Fitzroy, and if you would like a spot of shopping, designer women’s clothing and shoe shops line the streets of High Street in Armadale and Chapel Street in Prahran. Head out onto the Yarra River with a luxury two-hour cruise knowing DM Concierge will be there to collect you upon your return. Board the century-old steam train, the Puffing Billy in Belgrave travelling to Gembrook and back. This train will amaze you with magnificent views of the Dandenong Ranges and travel through lush bushland.
Unique Travel Experiences Melbourne: Phillip Island
As enjoyable as Melbourne walking tours can be, also consider adding to your trip a Phillip Island day tour with DM Concierge. View native wildlife such as koalas and view a Penguin Parade at sunset from the main viewing area at Summerland Beach. From viewing platforms and boardwalks, you can witness the world’s smallest penguin in its niche habitat. From May to October, witness the Humpback Whales and Southern Right Whales along the coastline. DM Concierge can drive you along the Whale Discovery Trail to spot whales and be in awe of the natural environment of the area. A Phillip Island day tour can include the spectacular beaches and the island is renowned for its surf locations. If you’re keen, book a lesson with a surfing instructor and head out into the waves to enjoy what the island’s waters have to offer.
For those of you who would prefer to do a little kayaking, this is another way to explore during your Phillip Island day tour. Explore the natural beauty of the coastline and waters surrounding the island with shore excursions of Cape Woolamai such as touring the rugged coastline and marvelling at the array of granite cliffs. You can stop at some of the secluded beaches which will tantalise you and leave you wishing you could spend days there enjoying the serenity. There is the Rhyll Wetlands Tour from the Rhyll foreshore, which is another shore excursion venturing into waterways that are famous for native birdlife and migration of birds to the area.
Touring Churchill Island with DM Concierge will offer picturesque views of beaches, waterways and insight into one of Victoria’s earliest colonial settlements. Your Phillip Island day tour can be completed with scenic flights in a helicopter offering a bird’s eye view of Phillip Island and surrounds. There are different options available to view Cape Woolamai, Rhyll, Cowes, Seal Rocks and penguins, the Grand Prix Circuit or venture further out to view over the spectacular Mornington Peninsula.
The Mornington Peninsula is a unique area with a series of towns along Port Phillip Bay abundant with dense forest and beaches. A Mornington Peninsula day trip can include the myriad of wineries with cellar door tasting, and the region is known for its Pinor Noir due to the cooler climate. The region is also home to local breweries, spirit distilleries and armed with fabulous luxury restaurant dining. The Peninsula is only an hour away from Melbourne so Mornington Peninsula travel is accessible with your own personalised luxury travel host with DM Concierge.
With a spectacular coastline on either side, the towns of Rosebud, Rye, Sorrento and Portsea will delight you as you go on a shore excursion along the beaches of the Peninsula. From Sorrento, you can also board a ferry to Queenscliff and sail on beautiful waters breathing in the coastal scenery and cliff-top mansions as well as spotting dolphins. A Mornington Peninsula day trip has never been this luxurious than with DM Concierge which offers a dedicated private chauffeur host.
You can enjoy a Yarra Valley day trip with DM Concierge as your personal travel concierge. For the wine lovers among you, the famous Yarra Valley offers a myriad of award-winning wineries and restaurants, attractions, farms and produce. Visit the giant Mountain Ash tree, The Ada Tree which is considered to be one of Victoria’s tallest living trees. Enjoy Black Flat Walk which offers a stroll through nature with lush picnic areas. Additionally, there are signposts to the gold mining history of the area. Your personalised luxury travel itinerary with DM Concierge can include wine, nature and history.
For an appreciation of historic beauty, DM Concierge can take you to Coombe Yarra Valley which is a venue with seven acres of spectacular gardens. Facilities have been developed in the restored motor house and clock tower, and this venue is a gourmet delight and cultural experience to enjoy. Whet your palate with wine tasting at cellar doors in a variety of wineries which are renowned for beautiful, exquisite wines that the Yarra Valley is famous for. Tantalise your senses with these wines and complement them with some fine dining experiences at a venue such as Boat O’Craigo Vineyard, which was awarded the Dark Horse Winery of the Year by James Halliday in 2018. A private winery tour in the Yarra Valley as part of your private travel concierge with DM Concierge is a memorable experience to enjoy.
Great Ocean Road
A Great Ocean Road itinerary is another fabulous way to explore Victoria because it’s a well-renowned scenic region. Only a few hours from Melbourne lie the remnants of the Twelve Apostles which are natural limestone freestanding pillars sitting in the Southern Ocean. As a result of millions of years of consistent weathering, they are uniquely shaped and beautiful to witness. A Twelve Apostles tour is complete with an exhilarating way to view the Apostles by air in a helicopter ride which offers spectacular views of the coastline.
There are a plethora of activities to experience along The Great Ocean Road itinerary with DM Concierge including swimming in the beautiful ocean, sea kayaking, watching seals and fishing. The region is fantastic for walking trails, hiking or strolling around. The Great Ocean Walk is a 104-kilometre trail from the renowned Apollo Bay but can be broken down into three-hour walks as part of your Great Ocean Road itinerary. The Surf Coast Walk is an additional adventure for those of who love a good walking trail and is from Torquay to Aireys Inlet, though it can be reduced to a short walk instead of the full 44-kilometre trail. View the wonders around you from clifftop lookouts around Jan Juc and the Bells Beach cliffs of Torquay which is famous for its surfing.
DM Concierge can also take you through the Otways where coastal rainforest meets the Southern Ocean. There you will find a place of utter magic and be in awe of the ancient trees, native wildlife and the waterfall. Wander along the trail through the lush forest and truly enjoy your journey of a Great Ocean Road itinerary.