Day Trips & Walks

Fun things to do in Melbourne in ONE day... some paid trips, some free idea's...

 Melbourne Tour Company Melbourne Tour Company
No-one knows Melbourne like the Melbourne Tour Company. Every Melbourne tour has been designed to show you the best of the 'world's most livable city'! Every trip takes in the best of Melbourne and surrounds and offers tremendous value for money! Go to the Melbourne Tour Read more..

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 Australian Sports Lovers Tour Australian Sports Lovers Tour
Sports lovers have a choice of a half- or full-day Australian Sports Tour, showcasing Melbourne as the Sports Capital of Australia. You'll visit Melbourne's famous sporting venues on your Australian Sports Tour and explore the history and excitement of sporting Melbourne. You Read more..

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 Boneo Maze & Mini Golf Boneo Maze & Mini Golf
Boneo Maze and Wetlands Centre is a magnificent eco-tourism complex, only 5minutes from Rosebud, off Boneo Road. The wetlands gives visitors a unique experience to walk along the 2km of boardwalk winding through 15 acres of swamp and wetlands. Visitors can experience viewing Read more..

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 Capital City Trail  Capital City Trail
Consisting almost entirely of smooth, flat pavement, the 29 kilometre Capital City Trail circuit is a fabulous way of seeing Melbourne by cycle or walk. It starts at Southbank following the Yarra past landmarks such as the Victorian Arts Centre, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Read more..

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 City of Yarra Heritage Tour City of Yarra Heritage Tour
The City of Yarra contains an abundance of natural treasures waiting to be discovered. Alphington Park Alphington Park consists of a gently sloping river terrace, dropping off steeply to a low floodplain with wetlands. The natural depressions on the floodplain form a we Read more..

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 Darebin Creek and Back | Bike Ride Darebin Creek and Back | Bike Ride
I like this 19km ride because largely, its either downhill or on the flat using a cheat, which is a train ride from Merri Station up to Regent Station (which is all up hill) and then back down Tyler St to Darebin Creek. The initial part of the ride going south follows Dare Read more..

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 Darebin Creek Trail Darebin Creek Trail
The existing Darebin Creek Trail runs from Heidelberg Road, Alphington to Bundoora. Darebin Creek runs from the convergance of 2 creeks in Epping to the Ring Road in Bundoora past La Trobe University to join the Yarra River in Alphington. There is a proposal to build a b Read more..

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 Darebin Pubs by Bicycle Darebin Pubs by Bicycle
A ride exploring the pubs of Darebin and their part in the cultural and political development of Melbourne's inner North. Some you will know, but many may surprise you! If you have a spare three hours you can ride along the bike trails, quiet roads and cycle lanes and finish Read more..

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 Day Trip 1 - Melbourne East Day Trip 1 - Melbourne East
Walking day trip start at the corner of Victoria Parade / Street (N4) on the Carlton Gardens side (you'll work it out) and you have started the tour... Look back at the very relaxing Carlton Gardens, home to the birth place of our nation, the ornate Royal Exhibition Buildings. Read more..

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 Day Trip 2 - Devonshire Tease Day Trip 2 - Devonshire Tease
This is a Grade 1 Cycling covering, a short ride which links the Yarra's two famous boathouses and Dights Falls. It is intended as an enjoyable afternoon ride for families with budding mountain bikers. Food is available at the start, middle and finish to spread the eff Read more..

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 Day Trips by Tram Day Trips by Tram
Some of Melbourne's best day trips are found at the end of the line... All good things must come to an end, as the saying goes, and even Melbourne’s much-loved trams run out of track eventually. But that needn’t be the end of the journey. Near the scattered tram termini, t Read more..

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 Explore St Kilda & Port Melbourne [Audiotour] Explore St Kilda & Port Melbourne [Audiotour]
Explore St Kilda & Port Melbourne listening to an b>audiotour! Join us on a journey of discovery as you explore St Kilda and Port Melbourne listening to an audiotour that brings history alive through narration, dramatization and sound effects. SKIRT BY SEA Take a walk back Read more..

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 Golden Mile Guided Walk Golden Mile Guided Walk
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Walk ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ and see how the discovery of gold shaped the city. Witness the majestic architecture and hear stories from your professional guide about the colourful characters of early boom town Melbourne. The Golden Mile Guided Walk of Melbourne is a 'must do' a Read more..

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 Great Ocean Walk Great Ocean Walk
The Great Ocean Walk is regarded as one of the world's great walks. The Great Ocean Walk extends from Apollo Bay through the Great Otway National Park to the famous Twelve Apostles. The Great Ocean Walk has breathtaking coastal scenery, deserted beaches, sheer cliffs, histo Read more..

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 Hanging Rock Hanging Rock
Hanging Rock is a great day out, a scenic one hour drive from Melbourne through the heart of the Macedon Ranges. It will take roughly forty minutes to walk up to the top of Hanging Rock but the spectacular views across the Mount Macedon region make it well worth the trip. Read more..

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 Heidelberg School Artists Trail Heidelberg School Artists Trail
Discover the natural beauty and cultural diversity of Melbourne’s north-east region through the eyes of Australia’s first significant art movement, the Heidelberg School. This outstanding 40km trail meanders through the municipalities of Banyule, Nillumbik and Manningham thro Read more..

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 Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail
The Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail is an iconic 40 km recreation trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The trail follows the path of the historical railway line through the stunning Yarra Valley starting behind Lilydale Railway Station and finishing in the Warburton tow Read more..

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 Maribyrnong River Trail Maribyrnong River Trail
The Maribyrnong River Trail runs for 28 kilometers from Southbank in the city all the way to Brimbank Park in the North West. The Trail follows the Maribyrnong River for the majority of its length after travelling through the Docklands and west along Footscray Road (until it Read more..

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 Melbourne Bushwalkers (Inc) Melbourne Bushwalkers (Inc)
The Melbourne Bushwalkers (est. 1941) is one of Australia's largest and longest established bushwalking clubs, with more than 400 members and over 60 years of walking history . We offer a full programme of activities throughout the year ranging from our regular easy-graded Sun Read more..

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 Melbourne Historical Walks Melbourne Historical Walks
We came across this fabulous collection of Historical Walks through the suburbs of Melbourne on the Adult Education Institution web site. For more information, go to Melbourne Historical Walks at Adult Education Institution web site. If you are extrememly lucky, your guide ma Read more..

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 Melbourne is great for sport.. Melbourne is great for sport..
The reason Australian's love events in Melbourne is accessibility. Stay at any CBD hotel and walk to every sporting stadium, theatre, entertainment, dining and shopping precincts. Here's a couple of nice walks, catch a tram or check out the City of Melbourne maps and guides b Read more..

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 Melbourne Lanes & Arcades Walking Tour Melbourne Lanes & Arcades Walking Tour
Experience what beautiful Melbourne has to offer on a small group guided walking tour to quaint shops, cozy cafes, and down wondrous lanes and arcades. A modern shopping tour for everyone, your three hour tour will reveal local designer fashion, hand made jewelry, contemporar Read more..

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 Melbourne Podtours | ABC Melbourne Podtours | ABC
774 ABC Melbourne invites you to put on your walking shoes, turn on your MP3 player and discover Melbourne’s secrets with the ABC Melbourne Podtours: Eat, Drink Melbourne, Death, Dirt & Disease and Showbiz, Sexy Spectacles and Sideshows. Whether you are a visitor to the city o Read more..

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 Melbourne Walks and Itineraries Melbourne Walks and Itineraries
The City of Melbourne has created a series of walks that show off Melbourne. These walks and itineraries will help you discover the city, whether you have a whole week to immerse yourself or just a few hours to explore. Walks and Itineraries Melbourne in one day Laneway i Read more..

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 Otway Fly Tree Top Walk & Zip Line Tour Otway Fly Tree Top Walk & Zip Line Tour
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures offers a whole host of experiences with the two core activities being The Otway Fly Treetop Walk and The Otway Fly Zip Line Tour. The Otway Fly is a 600 metre long 25 metre high elevated tree top walk ascending at a gentle grade through a magnifice Read more..

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 Outer Circle Railway Outer Circle Railway
The Outer Circle was built during the Melbourne land boom of the 1880s. Money was no object, and greedy capitalists saw the Colony of Victoria as a valuable investment opportunity. It was originally intended to bring goods trains into Melbourne from Gippsland. But after the St Read more..

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 Outer Circle Railway Anniversary Trail Outer Circle Railway Anniversary Trail
The Outer Circle Railway Anniversary Trail has been a joint initiative of the City of Boroondara and Parks Victoria. Twelve signs displaying historic photographic images and associated text have been developed to help path users to understand the historical features of the par Read more..

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 People’s Tour People’s Tour
The People’s Tour website is a series of audio tours of local neighbourhoods and places in Melbourne, Australia. Unlike a typical tour designed for a mass audience, a people’s tour caters to a specific or niche audience on a hunch that we’re not all the same. Tour guides are Read more..

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 Rail Trails of Melbourne Rail Trails of Melbourne
In the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, the ghosts of steam trains pull their carriages along rails long-vanished. But not entirely forgotten. Along the route of old suburban train lines lie fascinating walking trails and linear parks, each an insight into the city’s hidden c Read more..

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 Route 96 - World Top 10 Tram Ride Route 96 - World Top 10 Tram Ride
Melbourne's route 96 tram has been named in National Geographic's "Journeys of a Lifetime" coffee table book as one of the planet's top 10 "trolley car" rides. Journeys of a Lifetime also features 22 fun Top 10 lists in all sorts of categories. What are the world's top 10 elev Read more..

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 Steam Train and Wineries Tour Steam Train and Wineries Tour
Journey into the rich land of the Yarra Valley via the scenic Dandenong Ranges and enjoy a ride aboard Australia's oldest steam train, Puffing Billy. Tour the picturesque valleys as we meander our way to lunch and lazily spend the afternoon enjoying the company of local winem Read more..

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 Werribee Park Sculpture Walk Werribee Park Sculpture Walk
The Sculpture Walk is an intriguing and interpretive detour from the Australian history and heritage of Werribee Park. Launched in March 2004, the Werribee Park Sculpture Walk is a permanent home to previous winners of the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award and finalists Read more..

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 Yarra River Precinct Arts Walk Yarra River Precinct Arts Walk
The Yarra River Precinct Arts Walk is a free self guided walk presented in PDF format by the Yarra River Business Association. A 60-90 minute self-guided walking tour of the Precinct's array of arts and cultural institutions, including public art installations. Includes: t Read more..

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 Yarra River Precinct Walk and Podcast Yarra River Precinct Walk and Podcast
The Yarra River Precinct Walk is a free podcast and walk presented by the Yarra River Business Association. You're invited to put on your walking shoes and discover the river's fascinating history and attractions with our Walking Tour Podcast. Discover the Riverside parks, Read more..

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 Yarra River Sports Walk and Guide Yarra River Sports Walk and Guide
The Sports Walk and Guide is a free self guided walk presented in PDF format by the Yarra River Business Association. A 90-120 minute self-guided walking tour of the Precinct's many famous sporting venues and museums, including Melbourne Park, Olympic Park, AAMI Park, the MCG Read more..

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 Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour
Come and join us and take in some of Victoria’s best wineries in the stunning region of the Yarra Valley only one hour from Melbourne. WINERIES -:- Yering Station -:- Rochford's Winery -:- Yering Farm -:- Domaine Chandon Winery tours have never been so much fun or aff Read more..

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