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Our most recommended Melbourne Rail Tours

From Docklands: The Q Train Day Trip with Lunch and Ferry

1. From Docklands: The Q Train Day Trip with Lunch and Ferry

Hop on board The Q Train for a special day trip through the scenic Bellarine Peninsula, including a round-trip ferry ride from Docklands, van transportation, and lunch. Celebrate a holiday, birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion with this unique experience. Set sail from Docklands to Port Arlington on board your included ferry ride, then arrive in the picturesque Port Arlington to be transported by van to the train. Take a seat in a refurbished carriage and prepare to experience The Q Train’s degustation meal, featuring local Bellarine produce.  Sit back and relax as the train travels a 3-hour journey. Enjoy views of Swan Bay and the surrounding scenery. After lunch, you’ll be taken back to the ferry by van, then you can sail back to Docklands whilst reminiscing about your meal and dreaming of your next visit.

Melbourne Multicultural Markets Culinary Culture Tour

2. Melbourne Multicultural Markets Culinary Culture Tour

Celebrate the local foodie culture in Melbourne’s multicultural markets on a three-hour walking tour. With your local host and small group, you’ll discover the best of Melbourne’s bustling markets. Learn about local gastronomic culture, as well as the history and culinary traditions that are unique to the city.  You’ll visit the market in the morning hours before the rush. This will allow you to interact with the vendors, as you gain rare insight into the history of the city and how the character of Melbourne has developed. Melbourne's oldest markets are packed with stories, and you will have plenty of samples, tastings and time to explore, so you can get the true experience. Hear about how immigration has been a driving force in Melbourne which gives the city such a unique vibe. Depending on the day and guide you may find yourself in Footscray at the Vietnamese market, Coburg at the Middle Eastern market, South Melbourne for the predominantly Mediterranean Market, or the famous Queen Victoria Market in the CBD (the largest open air market in Australia). Each area has its own character, amazing food, and eclectic style and buzz. You'll finish with a hot or cold beverage. By the time your tour finishes, the markets will have come fully to life as locals arrive for freshly sourced lunches and to do their grocery shopping. The cafés, bars and shops stay open throughout the afternoon, and you’ll be free to explore more fully after the tour concludes. Continue shopping on your own, or head back to your hotel.

Melbourne CBD Street Art Tour

3. Melbourne CBD Street Art Tour

This original street art tour takes you on a journey of Melbourne’s famous street art laneways as well as venturing off the beaten track to discover the CBD’s hidden treasures. Learn all about the artists and stories behind the artworks from artists directly involved in the scene. The tour finishes at the famous Blender Studios where you will be treated to an exclusive studio tour and be able to meet the artists and see them at work in our huge art studio warehouse. A gourmet selection of market fresh produce, beer, wine and softdrinks are provided as you wander through this incredible space. The tour route will be modified and updated regularly, considering the ever-changing nature of Street Art.

Melbourne: Evening Craft Beer Tour

4. Melbourne: Evening Craft Beer Tour

Calling all beer fanatics! Looking for the perfect beer tour in Melbourne? You got it. Explore the best of the Melbourne brew scene on this thirst-quenching beer odyssey. Meet your guide in the up-and-coming Smith Street Precinct, and head straight to the first pub - no messing about! As you sip your first tasty brew, discover the roguish history of Melbourne's favorite drink, including alcohol bans at football matches and the famous "six o’clock swill." Sample some of Australia's finest tipples at the next bar which specializes in Aussie-made libations, then head to an increasingly renowned microbrewery to savor a cold one while watching the brewers at work. This unique place also makes its own gin, coffee and cheese! Finally discover secret watering holes at Melbourne's Laneway craft beer hotspot. From here you can carry on your evening with some recommendations from our local guide, or if you’re in too much of a beer/food coma, your guide will also be able to point you in the direction of your accommodation.

Melbourne: Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Scenic Tour

5. Melbourne: Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Scenic Tour

Drive from your central accommodation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi to the world-famous Puffing Billy steam train. Ride Puffing Billy from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park. Enjoy this iconic steam train ride through the glorious Dandenong Ranges, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Victoria. Enjoy morning tea at the scenic Emerald Lake then take a leisurely walk around the park. Then, explore the Healesville Sanctuary where you can wander around, observing native animals like koalas, kangaroos, platypus, birds of prey, and more. Take a seat at the animal education lessons and live shows. You can also purchase lunch here. Finish the tour with a visit to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie, where you can sample complimentary chocolates. Return back to your accommodation in central Melbourne.

Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary, & Penguin Parade Day Trip

6. Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary, & Penguin Parade Day Trip

Climb aboard the centuries-old steam train Puffing Billy and enjoy the ride through lush fern gullies and Eucalyptus forests. Lovingly maintained by a dedicated team of volunteers, this historic steam train still runs on its original mountain track, winding through the Dandenong Ranges. Next, head down to the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Park to see a range of Australian animals. Learn about iconic species such as kangaroos, koalas, emus, and wallabies, as well as some of Australia's lesser-known favourites including quolls, owls, bandicoots, and Tasmanian devils. Hand feed some of the friendly local kangaroos and wallabies on the "Wallaby Walk". Arriving on Phillip Island, your first stop is the picturesque Point Grant, which offers incredible panoramic views of the coastline, as well as a gentle boardwalk around the Nobbies and Seal Rocks area. Finally, cap it all off with a visit to the world famous Penguin Parade to see the world's smallest penguins waddle up the beach before your eyes, making their way back home to their burrows higher up in the sand dunes.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 61 reviews

An unforgettable and wonderful experience! The organization was very professional and always updating on every single detail. The van was truly comfortable. Our tour guide Matt was very informative, professional and always trying to fit all our needs during the trip, paying attention to all the details and explaining throughout all the places we went past an interesting description. Believe me when I say that this tour is good value for the money! Beautiful landscapes and personalised attention, you won't be disappointed.

Our guide Suki was very knowledgeable & friendly. The street art was AMAZING!! So great to wander laneways that I have never been up & feel the vibe of each one. Thoroughly recommend this. Wear comfy shoes for lots of walking. The studio tour & refreshments at the end adds to the experience of a small tour group & meeting the artists is very interesting.

Joseph our guide was a highly skilled guide and most knowledgeable about the history of beer and brewing in Melbourne. We enjoyed the opportunity to learn about the micro brewing industry in Melbourne Three breweries were in close proximity. Kellie made some arrangements with the venues to cater for my disability and the whole evening was brilliant.

Fantastic day out and great value for money. Our guide (Corinne) was really nice and I'd highly recommend this package to anyone looking for an enjoyable full day out.

Great way to see a pocket of Melbourne and sample some great beer. Our guide was knowledgeable and very friendly.