After your arrival into Melbourne, touch, taste and discover what the city has to offer — the options are endless.
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne
This morning, you’ll see all the city highlights. Your tour includes Melbourne’s historic cathedrals and theatres, Federation Square, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Shrine of Remembrance, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and Fitzroy Gardens to see Cook’s Cottage.
Go your own way in the afternoon with free time to explore the Victorian capital and enjoy a visit to Eureka Skydeck. Eureka Skydeck shows you Melbourne like you’ve never seen it – breathtaking by day, stunningly lit by night. (B)
Time to head out of the city to the majestic Dandenong Ranges, where Devonshire tea and hand-feeding native birds at Sherbrooke is the prelude to a ride aboard the famous Puffing Billy at Belgrave.
The much-loved steam train takes you through the heart of the diverse Sherbrooke Forest and onward to the Yarra Valley.
Here in the state’s premium wine growing region, you’ll visit Rochford Wines for a magnificent lunch and tastings, visiting other cellar doors ahead of your return to Melbourne. (B,L)
Your food and wine discovery concludes after breakfast. (B)
The Blue Mountains track is currently closed due to a landslide, resulting in a diversion to Sydney and regrettably no Blue Mountains excursion until March 2 for east-bound Indian Pacific guests.