Melbourne Elite Tours Pty Ltd

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Melbourne Elite Tours was created with the understanding that great holidays become cherished memories that stay with us for a lifetime. With that in mind, Melbourne Elite Tours aims to exceed all your expectations by designing a personalised luxury tour suitable for individuals, couples, families or groups.

All tours, whether they are single or multi day, include travel in a luxury Mercedes, morning or afternoon tea and a gourmet two-course lunch with beverage. All wine tastings and entry to locations are also included.

Melbourne Elite Tours go out of their way to offer unique experiences that showcase the beautiful state of Victoria. Their guides have an in-depth knowledge and passion for showing the best of Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Their range of tours are designed to highlight each region, with the opportunity to fully customise each trip to suit your individual interests. Many options can be arranged, from helicopter flights over the 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road to balloon flights over the beautiful Yarra Valley or even getting up close and personal with Australian wildlife.

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The most popular tour and there are many reasons why. This three day tour combines stunning mountain ranges, top food and wine, spectacular coastal scenery and plenty of Australia’s famous wildlife.

Have lunch at Mount Langi Ghiran, one of Australia’s most acclaimed producers of Shiraz and continually listed as one of the most beautiful vineyard sites in Australia. Visit the Brambuk Aboriginal cultural centre and learn about the fascinating history of the Indigenous people of this land.

Explore the majestic Mackenzie’s Falls and be awed by several of the best lookouts you could wish to see, including Boroka and Reeds Lookout and enjoy a spectacular walk to The Balconies for views of The Victoria Valley and surrounding ranges.

Enjoy the seaside town of Port Fairy before journeying on one of the worlds most spectacular coastal drives. Visit all the famous sites in reverse and avoid the crowds at each stop we take.

This is a trip that will be sure to stick in the memory for the rest of your life!

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Reconnect with nature among the towering oaks, ghostly eucalypts and myriad rare plants in the public and private gardens dotted around Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges. Behind the walls of the impressive Mount Macedon mansions hide some of Victoria’s finest gardens, many National Trust-listed.

When it comes to beautiful gardens, some of the most glorious are Tieve Tara, Forest Glade, Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens and The Garden of St Erth. The gardens are a pure visual delight, marking the arrival and passing of each season in style. No matter what time you come they are sure to impress but if I had to choose, autumn steals the show in a blur of brilliant reds, oranges and yellows.

Spend the day here and you might never want to go home!

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Just an hour’s drive north east of Melbourne the Yarra Valley is Victoria’s oldest wine region dating back over 180 years. It is recognised as one of Australia’s best cool climate wine producing regions making some of Australia’s finest Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sparkling ranges all set amongst gently rolling hills and spectacular scenery.

On the tour you will visit a selection of up to four of the Yarra Valley’s best boutique wineries and cellar doors according to your personal taste. Get to have private tasting sessions with the makers to learn more about the wines and how they are made. A leisurely two-course gourmet lunch with paired wines at one of these award-winning vineyard restaurants will follow.

Visit the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery for a decadent desert before heading over to Chateau Yering for a tasting platter of local produce.

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In the morning visit Coombe Cottage, home to Dame Nellie Melba. Enjoy one of the loveliest landscaped gardens in Victoria. While Coombe is famous for the iconic soprano Dame Nellie Melba, it is also recognised for their stylish award winning wines.

Sample some of the wares of leading producers such as the Yarra Valley Dairy or Four Pillars Distillery (recently awarded world’s best gin maker).

Enjoy a leisurely two-course gourmet lunch with paired wines at Tarra Warra and in the afternoon visit the award-winning Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. This internationally renowned bushland haven offers the chance to see up close and personal iconic Australian wildlife including Kangaroos, Koalas, Wombats and more.

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Less than an hour from Melbourne the Dandenong Ranges is a stunningly beautiful escape from the city. Covered in lush fern glades with towering mountain ash forests, there is so much to see and do. Visit the quaint towns of Sassafras, Olinda and Belgrave filled with interesting designer shops, cosy tea rooms and delicious eateries. In Sassafras, Miss Marple’s Tearoom is a standout for Devonshire teas and Tealeaves sells some of the finest loose-leaf teas in Australia. In Olinda, check out Mangana for unique homewares.

Explore some of Australia’s finest gardens, particularly spectacular in spring and autumn. The Mount Dandenong Botanical Gardens is one of the most inspiring and tranquil places on the mountain.

Hop aboard Puffing Billy, one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. Breathe in the cool mountain air through the open-sided carriages as it trundles along timber bridges, between Belgrave and Gembrook through the spectacular scenery of the beautiful Sherbrooke Forest.

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Victoria’s largest inland city, Ballarat is a thriving hub of contemporary arts with a fascinating heritage backdrop. Explore the legacy of the gold rush, still evident in the magnificent Victorian and Edwardian architecture and tree-lined streets of the town today. Pan for gold and watch the hustle and bustle of an 1850s gold mining settlement at Sovereign Hill.

Other highlights include the Ballarat Botanical Gardens on the shores of Lake Wendouree, Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Arch of Victory, Eureka Stockade Memorial and Prime Ministers Avenue.

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Only one hour from the heart of Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula combines more than 50 cellar door, craft breweries, spectacular beaches, national parks, laid back seaside villages and a staggering concentration of some of the best eateries in the state.

For those that want to pack in as much as you can or to just to be pampered, this tour is for you – there’s no telling where you could find yourself! Wandering through idyllic coastal and hinterland villages tasting fine cool-climate wines one minute, to eating fantastic food and gathering fresh produce at local farm gates the next. You can dive into thrilling aquatic adventures, or uncover your creative side in galleries and parks.

With so many options available, allow us to tailor an unforgettable day just for you. Whatever you choose to do, your trip back to Melbourne will be filled with unforgettable experiences and a longing to visit again to explore this beautiful region.

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Home to the world famous Penguin Parade, Phillip Island boasts idyllic beaches, breathtaking natural beauty and rugged coastlines and is only 90 minutes south east of Melbourne.

With nationally recognised surfing reserves, unique native wildlife encounters, a number of scenic villages to discover and plenty of places to relax, there is certainly a lot to experience.

The seaside township of Cowes offers boutiques, galleries, markets and a wide range of restaurants, cafes and bars serving sensational local food by great chefs. Ideal for our dinner stop.

There is something to see and do for all ages. Allow us to take you on an unforgettable day with interactive and stimulating adventures just for you. Your trip back to Melbourne will be filled with unforgettable experiences and a longing to visit again to explore this beautiful region.

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Spa Country, foody and wine heaven, garden paradise, adventure playground, artists enclave, boutiques galore and with some of the most luxurious accommodation how do you describe the Daylesford and Macedon region? Invigorating, rejuvenating, relaxing, inspiring. However you describe it, the region is a place not to be missed if you need some mind and body pampering.

Visit the iconic Hanging Rock made famous in the classic Australian movie Picnic at Hanging Rock. We then take a short scenic drive and arrive in Daylesford, often referred to as the spa centre of Victoria – a real favourite for weekend getaways even if you don’t indulge in a spa treatment.

No trip to Daylesford would be complete without dining at the Lake House, one of Australia’s finest restaurants on the shores of Lake Daylesford.

In the afternoon you have the option of discovering the delightful Vincent Street with its many boutiques and galleries, visiting Lavandula the Swiss-Italian farm or maybe extending your time at the Lake House with one of their indulgent spa treatments. Either way, your trip back to Melbourne will be filled with unforgettable experiences leaving you in a state of luxurious bliss.

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Experience the true essence of Australia on this three day luxury tour of Mansfield and the High Country. Marvel at the rugged beauty of Australia’s alpine bushland. A place where Australia’s cattlemen built legendary reputations. Sit by the fire as you relive stories from Banjo Paterson’s Man from Snowy River.

Spend two nights in one of Victoria’s most beautiful luxury farm stays. Ideal for a romantic mid week getaway, this hidden gem is set on 24 acres. Featuring breath taking views across the Barwite Valley down to the Broken river, be blown away stargazing in wonder at the incredible night-time panorama of the Milky Way from your exclusive rooftop vantage point. The pet alpacas and miniature pygmy goats are a cute bonus. Float high above the earth on a sunrise hot air balloon flight across dreamy landscapes followed by a gourmet champagne breakfast.

Whatever season you visit, you’ll be spoiled with stunning scenery, warm welcomes and delectable food and wine. This is a trip that will live in the memory for a lifetime.

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Just two and a half hours from Melbourne, Mansfield is a nature lover’s paradise. Experience the true essence of Australia on this luxury day tour of Mansfield and the High Country. Marvel at the rugged beauty of Australia’s alpine bushland with an unforgettable afternoon highlighted by a lovely lunch and wine tasting at Delatite Winery followed by a breathtaking balloon flight over the stunning alpine scenery.

Floating over one of the most beautiful ballooning regions in the afternoon in winter is one of life’s pure joys. Be spoiled with stunning scenery, warm welcomes and delectable food and wine.

This is a trip that will live in the memory for a lifetime!

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Regularly voted the most liveable city in the world Melbourne is an exciting mix of art, music, food, sport and gardens.

Walk the many laneways to discover what makes the city of Melbourne so great. Uncover the hidden gems of Centre Place, the Block and Royal arcades. Hosier Lane is a mecca for those interested in the vivid street art brightening several alley ways. Visit the Queen Victoria Market where you can pick up the freshest ingredients or handicrafts.

Visit Acland Street, the bohemian heart of seaside St Kilda. It’s a wonderfully energetic and eclectic streetscape as artists, actors, and musicians put on shows in the town’s iconic theatres, galleries, and bars. We’ll also head down the road to the colourful bathing boxes of Brighton Beach to get that classic postcard shot. As the sun sets head to St Kilda pier to see the penguins come in from the ocean (if starting tour in the afternoon and subject to availability).

Whatever you want to see on your tour of Melbourne, rest assured you will be left wanting more!

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Just an hour’s drive north east of Melbourne the Yarra Valley is one of the world’s greatest food and wine regions. Discover over eighty wineries, visit cheese makers and chocolatiers as well as some of the most awarded restaurants in Victoria, inspiring art galleries, nature walks and spectacular scenery. For lovers of wildlife take a visit to Healesville Sanctuary, getting up close and personal to Australia’s famous native animals.

With Melbourne Elite Tours you will visit boutique and award-winning vineyards and cellar doors for exclusive wine tastings, get to try some of the best gins in the world and eat at some of the country’s best regional restaurants.

To truly do justice to the Yarra Valley this two day tour covers it all. Spend the night in luxurious accommodation and in the morning have the option of taking a hot air balloon flight over the Yarra Valley followed by a sparkling wine breakfast.

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For lovers of nature and beautiful mountain ranges the Grampians three hours to the west of Melbourne is home to some of Victoria’s most stunning landscapes, along with amazing food and wine and lively regional centres. Don’t miss the chance to see ancient Aboriginal rock art paintings in shelters throughout the park, evidence of Aboriginal people’s long association with the Grampians.

Explore the majestic Mackenzie’s Falls and be awed by several of the best lookouts you could wish to see, including Boroka and Reeds Lookout and enjoy a spectacular walk to The Balconies for views of The Victoria Valley and surrounding ranges.

Visit Halls Gap Zoo, Victoria’s largest regional zoo set on 52 acres of land exhibiting over 160 native and exotic mammals, reptiles and birds.

Alternatively we can visit the historic vineyard of Seppelt. Explore the heritage-listed underground cellars which took more than 60 years to dig the three kilometres of tunnels by unemployed gold diggers, capable of holding three million bottles of wine.

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Visit nearby villages including Mt Macedon with the iconic Hanging Rock, Woodend with its enticing mix of cafes, stores and the famous Holgate Brewhouse. Kyneton is the epicentre for foodies and shopaholics alike. Travel on to the bustling town of Castlemaine, renowned for its eclectic arts scene, rich gold rush history and growing reputation as a fine food destination.

The twin towns of Hepburn Springs and Daylesford, often referred to as the spa centre of Victoria is the ideal stop for the night, a real favourite for weekend getaways even if you don’t indulge in a spa treatment.

No trip to Daylesford would be complete without dining at the Lake House, one of Australia’s finest restaurants on the shores of Lake Daylesford.

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Only one hour from the heart of Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula combines more than 50 cellar door, craft breweries, spectacular beaches, national parks, laid back seaside villages and a staggering concentration of some of the best eateries in the state.

For those that want to pack in as much as you can this two day tour is for you – there’s no telling where you could find yourself! Wandering through idyllic coastal and hinterland villages tasting fine cool-climate wines one minute, to eating fantastic food and gathering fresh produce at local farm gates the next. You can dive into thrilling aquatic adventures, or uncover your creative side in galleries and parks. Spend the night in luxury and be pampered at the Cape Schanck Resort.

With so many options available, allow them to tailor an unforgettable day just for you. Whatever you choose to do, your trip back to Melbourne will be filled with unforgettable experiences and a longing to visit again to explore this beautiful region.

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Whatever season you visit, you’ll be spoiled with stunning scenery, warm welcomes and delectable food and wine. The alpine villages are crowned in pristine white during winter and cloaked with wildflowers in summer. Come in autumn to see Bright’s majestic tree-lined streets in all their glory.

Indulge in delectable cool-climate wines and innovative cuisine prepared by passionate local chefs in the gourmet villages of Beechworth and Milawa.

Drive the Great Alpine Road, one of Australia’s great touring routes, winding through the region’s alpine landscapes, heritage towns, and local food and wine producers.

Discover the history of these charming villages, which hark back to the goldrush and bushranger days. Wander through grand nineteenth-century buildings in Beechworth, or dig around for Ned Kelly tales in Glenrowan’s dedicated sites. Roam Benalla’s art gallery for one of the country’s best regional art collections.

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Discover towns steeped in history and beauty, towns that played a huge part in the development of Victoria along with the mighty Murray River, the life blood and food bowl of the country.

Experience the contrasts of Bendigo as you explore its vibrant arts hub and world-class food and wine scene, set against rich gold-rush history, grand architecture and magnificent gardens.

Perched on the edge of the wild Australian outback, Mildura is an oasis on the Murray River boasting Mediterranean-style sunshine and a laid-back outdoor lifestyle. Hit the water on a paddleboat or sample the region’s famous food and wine. Explore the vibrant local culture or venture out into the ancient landscapes of Mungo National Park with an optional 4WD adventure.

Celebrate the rich heritage of Victoria’s Wimmera/Mallee region with a journey along the Silo Art Trail, the country’s biggest outdoor gallery. Cruise from town to town and witness this innovative art project that sees renowned street artists from Australia and across the globe transform wheat silos into giant works of art.

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The Great Ocean Road is widely known as one of the world’s most spectacular coastline drives and a bucket list destination any time of the year. While a day trip to the region is possible, they highly recommend making the most of your visit to the region with this two day adventure. Take it from them, anything less than two days on the Great Ocean Road is a disservice.

The road starts at Torquay with the Memorial Arch, the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. Stop at Kennett River to view koalas in their natural habitat, visit the beachside towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay. Drive through lush green semi temperate rain forest and refreshing waterfalls and then emerge into the limestone cliffs of the Shipwreck Coast. Get a close up view of these truly amazing rock formations by taking the 86 steps down to the beach at the Gibson Steps before arriving at the iconic 12 Apostles.

Take to the skies in a helicopter flight to get a bird’s eye view of these huge monoliths and breathtaking coastline. It’s a magical experience that will stick in the memory for a lifetime.

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The Dandenong Ranges are home to some of Victoria’s premier cool-climate gardens. Gardens such as the Botanical Gardens, Alfred Nicholas and the George Tindal Memorial Gardens contains a number of plants rarely found in cultivation, which are thriving in the acidic soils, cool temperate climate and shaded conditions. Extensive collections of magnolias, rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas and hydrangeas will delight garden enthusiasts.

Many of these gardens have breathtaking views over the Yarra Valley and the seasonal changes ensure the gardens are a year-round delight.

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Known as the garden state, Melbourne is blessed with so many beautiful and historical gardens so close to the city centre. Beautiful at any time of the year, autumn (March to May) and spring (Sept to Nov) are when Melbourne’s spectacular gardens are at their peak.

The Royal Botanic Gardens and Fitzroy Gardens have been a treasured part of Melbourne’s cultural life for more than 170 years. They are also an important resource for education, conservation, science and horticulture. Melbourne Gardens are home to the National Herbarium of Victoria, which houses the internationally important State Botanical Collection.

Rippon Lea and Como House and Garden are from a bygone era and some of the last surviving examples of a grand estate.

The day spent in the gardens of Melbourne will leave you in a blissful state and wanting to see more!

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Discover the astonishing beauty and diversity of the Cranbourne Gardens. You will find them displayed in settings that capture the essence of Australia’s diverse landscape from the Red Centre to the coastal fringes.

Heronswood is a breathtaking historic property situated on two hectares of formal gardens in Dromana. It is the home of the Digger’s Club – Australia’s most respected gardening organisation.

Cruden Farm is one of Victoria’s most exciting green spaces. It is a special place of public recreation, left by Dame Elisabeth Murdoch for the people to enjoy that is now managed by a charitable trust.

Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens is 25 acres of unique mazes and quality woodland gardens that inspires the senses, celebrates the seasons, and showcases the true beauty of trees and plants.

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Just two and a half hours from Melbourne, Mansfield is a nature lover’s paradise. Experience the true essence of Australia on this luxury two day tour of Mansfield and the High Country. Marvel at the rugged beauty of Australia’s alpine bushland with an unforgettable afternoon balloon flight. Spend time in the amazing King Valley visiting top class wineries and eateries that are passionate about producing top class food. Take a trip up to Mount Buller for some fun in the snow or experience one of the states most beautiful drives, the Black Spur. Stop in the beautiful town of Marysville and visit Stevenson Falls, the largest in Victoria. Visit the highly awarded Healesville Sanctuary to get up close and personal with Australia’s famous wildlife.

Whatever you decide to do, you will be blown away at the beauty and endless possibilities that this stunning region has to offer. Let them create a memorable trip that will live in the memory for a lifetime!

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