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Wheels and Water Tour of Melbourne: Danderong Ranges, Scenic Cruise

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Key Highlights

  • Experience the beautiful forests and diverse bird life of the Dandenong ranges
  • A cruise on the Yarra River is one of the best ways to see Melbourne
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Wednesday & Monday

    Duration

    Approx. 5.5 hours (duration of River Cruise: 1 hour)

    Start time

    12:00 noon

    Meeting Point

    The tour starts from Melbourne Day Tour Centre, Federation Square East (Corner Flinders and Russell Streets).
    Hotel pick-up can also be arranged on contacting the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour (subject to availability)
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    See Melbourne by coach and cruise in this well-rounded introduction to the city.

    Explore the quiet, rain-slicked forests and colorful gardens of the Dandenongs Range.

    Sip on a cup of local tea while parrots eat from your palm and keep an eye out for the mythical kookaburra in the trees of Sherbrooke Forest.

    Pass by all of Melbourne’s most famous sights, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Shrine of Remembrance and Queen Victoria Market.

    Take a peaceful one-hour river on the Yarra River for a singular view of the Melbourne skyline.

    Itinerary

    The tour starts from the Melbourne Day Tour Centre where you will be picked up by an air-conditioned coach for this Wheels and water tour of Melbourne. Hotel pick-up can also be arranged (subject to availability).

    Drive to the banks of the Yarra River, where you’ll embark on a one-hour scenic cruise. Admire Melbourne’s waterfront attractions and snap a picture of rocky banks adorned with rushes and sedges. Pass by Polly Woodside, a restored iron baroque ship dating from 1885, and enjoy great views of the Westgate Bridge.

    After returning to port you’ll re-board your air-conditioned coach for a tour of Melbourne’s can’t-miss sights.

    Visit the Dandenong Ranges, where you’ll see flourishing traditional gardens and towering forests of Mountain Ash.

    Explore Sherbrooke Forest in the heart of the Dandenongs, where you might spot kookaburras and bellbirds alighting on the boughs of stately eucalyptus trees. Enjoy a cup of Devonshire Tea and seize the chance to hand-feed Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots as you are provided with the seeds.

    Drive to the Mt. Dandenong Summit for spectacular photo opportunities of Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay.

    Your will also drive by the following sites in and around Melbourne: St Paul's Cathedral and Flinders Street Station, Arts and Cultural Centre, Kings Domain Gardens, Shrine of Remembrance, Fashionable suburbs of South Yarra and Toorak, Melbourne's green and leafy eastern suburbs, Views of Silvan Dam and the rolling hills, Old Melbourne Gaol, Queen Victoria Market, Law Courts and Flagstaff Gardens, Chinatown, Fitzroy Gardens and St Patrick's Cathedral.

    The tour ends at the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up (subject to availability)
    • Transportation by an air-conditioned coach
    • 1-hour Yarra River Cruise
    • National Park entrance fee
    • Devonshire Tea

    Exclusions

    • Gratuities
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    Hotel pick-up can also be arranged on contacting the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour (subject to availability)

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • Reviews
    • It was enjoyable n worthwhile!

      Good n will recommend to friends....

      Maggie Huang