Oceania Tours

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Oceania Tours operate premium small group and private tours of Melbourne’s major attractions and hidden gems as well as unforgettable tours to the Yarra Valley, Phillip Island and Great Ocean Road.

With a team of expert local guides, these tours (never more than 11 passengers), ensure passengers have the opportunity to encounter Victoria’s incredible landscapes in a small group environment.

You can book a regular small group tour or let Oceania Tours create your own unforgettable itinerary by choosing to travel on a personalised Private Tour or Unique Experience Tour.

Oceania Tours are specialists in foreign language tours as their clever guides speak fluent English, Spanish, Italian and German.

Facilities

Adventure Adventure and Outdoors Tours Air Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours Australian Tourism Accreditation Australian Tourism Export Council Basic Birdwatching Boating Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Cultural and Theme Tours Customised Disabled access available ECO Certified (Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia Ecotourism Certified (EA) Extended Family Friendly Food and Wine Tours Full Day Half Day or Less Land - Motorised Moderate Nature & Wildlife Nature and wildlife Nature Tourism Certified Non Smoking Public Toilet Scenic Drives Sightseeing Tours The Ecotourism Association of Australia Walk Walking and Biking Tours Water - Motorised

Services

From $200 to $600

Only one hour from Melbourne, this region boasts beautiful beaches and popular seaside towns, but also offers a range of indulgent activities like thermal water hot springs, horse-riding and golf. There is a surprise waiting around every corner.

Oceania Tours will spoil you with breathtaking views, allowing you time to walk down to the beach, take photos and breathe in the fresh sea air.

This tour will take you along the bay to to the town of Mornington to see the pier and the iconic beach boxes while you enjoy some morning tea on the sand. You will continue your panoramic tour with a visit to Sorrento and Portsea, historic settlement towns where today, the rich and famous of Melbourne have their holiday houses.

Continue to Peninsula Hot Springs to enjoy a bath in the thermal waters and a delicious lunch. Later you may see kangaroos in the wild when you visit Cape Schanck and the spectacular views of the Bass Strait, before stopping in at a local winery to sample some of the local produce. Finally you can enjoy a stroll through Ashcombe Maze and its beautiful manicured gardens.

Family Friendly

From $200 to $500

Your special day out will commence at your hotel where you will be picked up by your own expert guide you will take you south-east from Melbourne to reach Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park where you will meet endangered species, kangaroos, wallabies and koalas plus an array of colourful birds and reptiles.

Your journey then leads onto Phillip Island.

Upon arrival on the island, depending on the time of year and your particular interests, we will visit Woolamai beach.

From here, you will go to the western corner of the island to enjoy magnificent views of Bass Strait and the Nobbies, which is home to the largest colony of fur seals in Australia.

During the daylight savings months, you will travel to the town of Cowes to enjoy a great two course dinner before the penguin parade. In the winter months, you will have dinner in Cowes after the penguin parade.

Finally, a trip to Phillip Island is not complete without its black tie gala event: the Penguin Parade. On this private tour, you will be treated to viewing the penguins at the special Penguins Plus viewing platform close to the little penguins’ favourite spot to exit the water.

Family Friendly

From $99 to $225

Experience the Great Ocean Road in style, with time to relax and fully appreciate the wonders of this world famous touring route. Stay on the lookout for some very special animals including whales, dolphins, echidnas and bandicoots.

You will have time to stroll along the wild beaches or stop for a coffee at the striking Split Point Lighthouse and take in the awe-inspiring scenery. You will stop at Apollo Bay, a tranquil seaside town where you can stop for lunch (not included).

Oceania provides exclusive access to an ancient Eucalyptus Forest walk, located at the iconic Great Ocean Ecolodge where you can have close encounters with koalas, kangaroos and native birds. As a passenger with Oceania Tours, you will be contributing to the Great Ocean Ecolodge’s conservation program to protect the local tiger quolls, koalas and unique flora.

A truly unique day out, capped off by a visit to the epic Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.

The Great Ocean Road Tour runs daily from Melbourne with a minimum of two and a maximum of 11 passengers. Pick-up and drop-off from the hotel is included and airport transfers are possible. Refer to the Oceania website for full details.

Family Friendly

From $150 to $1500

Your private tour of the Great Ocean Road will allow you time to take in the natural wonders of this majestic drive. Close encounters with koalas and kangaroos, the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.

Stay on the lookout for some very special animals including whales, dolphins, echidnas and bandicoots. Your personal guide will make sure that your camera gets a good workout.

You will have time to stroll along the wild beaches or stop for a coffee at the famous Split Point Lighthouse and take in the incredible scenery. You will enjoy a traditional pub lunch at the tranquil seaside town Apollo Bay, set amongst the soft rolling hills and long sandy beaches.

Oceania will also provide you with exclusive access to an ancient Eucalyptus Forest walk, located at the iconic Great Ocean Ecolodge where you can meet koalas, kangaroos and native birds. As a guest with Oceanie Tours and Safaris, you will be contributing to the Great Ocean Ecolodge’s conservation program to protect the local tiger quolls, koalas and unique flora of the region.

A perfect day out, capped off by a visit to the ancient rock formations of the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.

From $199 to $218

Your unforgettable day will commence with a visit to Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park where you are guaranteed plenty of close encounters with an array of Australian native animals.

You will then head to Phillip Island where, time/season permitting, we will take you to Woolamai Surf Beach to catch a glimpse of the awesome waves and die-hard surfers. You’ll then travel over to the dramatic west coast of the island.

At the Nobbies, you will stroll along the boardwalk to experience the waves crashing along this dramatic coastline and perhaps spot a few seals and some penguin nests.

A trip to Phillip Island is not complete without its black tie gala event: the Penguin Parade. You will head to the Visitor Centre to shop, have a coffee and meander along the boardwalk to the viewing platform where you will see the little penguins come ashore, decked out in their tuxedos as they hurry off to find their burrows.

All Oceania Tours run with a minimum of two and a maximum of 11 passengers.

Visit Oceania’s website for full details on the options provided and recommendations based on the weather.

Family Friendly

From $100 to $600

Discover this incredible city as a local with a Melbourne City Private Tour. Make the most of your time and visit the places you really want to see.

With this customised tour Oceania Tours and Safaris can accommodate your personal interests, whether it be history, architecture, people, sports, shops, or cafes.

Tell your guide before the start of the tour what you want to see, or if you prefer, just sit back and relax while your expert guide shows you the best Melbourne has to offer.

Depending on your personal interests, the team will guide you through all the sites including: Collins Street, Docklands, Chinatown, Queen Victoria Market, Carlton, Fitzroy, East Melbourne, the Sports Precinct (Tennis Centre, MCG), Federation Square, Southbank, St Kilda Road, South Yarra, Toorak, Albert Park, St Kilda and more.

Oceania Tours and Safaris recommend concluding the tour by scraping the sky to breathtaking views over the city at Eureka Skydeck 88. If you are feeling brave, you may even dare to enter ‘The Edge’.

They look forward to sharing the beautiful city with you.

Family Friendly

From $600 to $1500

Take a Hot Air Balloon flight over the magnificent Yarra Valley. Oceania Tours trip includes a fabulous breakfast at Rochford Wines.

Continue on with a chocolate and sparkling wine tasting and after the flight, and enjoy this personalised tour inclusive of private chocolate tasting in the Yarra Valley. Later, experience a degustation of sparkling wines at Domaine Chandon to further lift your spirits. To wrap it all up you will eat a delicious lunch before returning to Melbourne.

Family Friendly

From $500 to $1000

Start the day early to enjoy a magnificent flight over Melbourne. After your flight you will be invited to a fabulous breakfast at the Hilton on the Park. You will then leave your new friends from the Hot Air Balloon and set off to start your own personalised tour of “Marvellous” Melbourne. You have seen it from above; now discover the secrets of this amazing city with a private tour to see just the things you really want to see.

Expert guides will tell you of this land’s first inhabitants before the Europeans arrived, the beginnings of the colony and the people that made Melbourne one of the most important cities in the world in the XIX century, thanks to the Gold Rush. Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia and here we love sports and shopping, we love our cafes and bars, and you are welcome to enjoy them all.

What a unique way to discover Melbourne.

Family Friendly

$75

Welcome to Melbourne, a city of contrasts, world famous sporting arenas and historic gardens. Be dazzled by the wondrous sights of Australia’s most vibrant city and learn about Melbourne’s fascinating history with your expert guide.

Join a small group tour with Oceania to make the most of your stay as you zoom in and around the city, visiting such wonders as Federation Square, the MCG and our world-famous sports precinct, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Albert Park Lake and over to St Kilda Beach. You can even take a stroll in the gardens and visit St Patrick’s Cathedral when permitted.

Visit world famous Albert Park, home of the Formula One, Australian Grand Prix as well as the inner-city sports precinct housing the MCG and Melbourne Park where the Australian Tennis Open takes place. Your tour will finish by visiting Eureka Tower. You may choose to take the super-speedy elevator to Eureka Skydeck 88 (entry not included), scraping Melbourne’s awe inspiring skyline to be spoiled with 360 degree views of the city.

Tours depart daily from Federation Square and include pick up from your hotel. Visit the website or contact Oceania to make a booking.

Family Friendly

From $200 to $900

The amazing Yarra Valley is full of magnificent places to visit and wines to taste. With a private tour you can spend the time doing the things you really want to do. At just one hour’s drive from the city, the Yarra Valley is the place to experience food, wine, wildlife encounters and history.

Oceania Tours’ tour to the Yarra Valley will take you to the top wineries to taste some of the finest wines in Australia and to enjoy a delicious two course lunch.

On this special tour, they also include a visit to Healesville Sanctuary to encounter Australian wildlife at close hand. And for young visitors (and the young at heart), they highly recommend a ride on the historic Puffing Billy railway through the Dandenong Ranges.

However, although all of these items can be packaged into a day tour, it should be noted that a ride on Puffing Billy will take three hours and so careful planning will be necessary if you wish to include this in your itinerary. But above all, this is your tour and you decide how you want to spend the time and which items to be included.

Non Smoking

From $500 to $2000

Come and enjoy a Yarra Valley lunch and Blend Your Own wine experience. What an incredible day ahead of you. You will learn of the history of the Yarra Valley and the process of making wine.

This will be followed by a personal tasting directly from the barrel and then an opportunity to blend your own wine – What a unique experience.

The tour continues with a fantastic lunch and a sparkling wine degustation at Tokar Winery. You will take away truly unforgettable memories to share with your friends back home.

This tour includes:

Master Class including history of Yarra Valley, wine making process with degustation from the barrel and wine blending exercise.

A scrumptious two course lunch plus a sparkling wine degustation.

Private use of vehicle with a fantastic driver guide (English, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish)

From $682 to $815

Join this new and highly unique two day tour of Victoria’s best regions. On day one you will head to Port Campbell, before meandering your way back along the Great Ocean Road ticking off the star attractions along the way, plus a special visit to the Great Ocean Road Eco Lodge before a restful night in historic Queenscliff.

On day two, you will board the ferry across Port Phillip Bay to Sorrento before a day of relaxation at Peninsula Hot Springs, or a personalised tour of the region, a gondola ride on the Arthur’s Seat Eagle, a two-course lunch with local wine, a visit to Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park and finally to Phillip Island for the magical Penguin Parade.

Family Friendly

$99

Enjoy wine tastings at three spectacular Yarra Valley wineries plus a local cheese platter with your expert guide and small group on this express tour from Melbourne.

Family Friendly

$175

Oceania Tours’ new express tour allows you to leave Melbourne later but enjoy plenty of time on Phillip Island to visit the Nobbies, Woolamai Surf Beach (weather/time-permitting) and the iconic Penguin Parade.

Family Friendly

From $673 to $766

Spend the night at Great Ocean Ecolodge in the gorgeous Cape Otway. Our Great Ocean Road Ecolodge Tour is an exhilarating two-day adventure. You will see koalas and kangaroos up close and join the twilight walk before waking to set off towards the Twelve Apostles.

At the Great Ocean Road Ecolodge, you can join a tour through the forest to experience close encounters with koalas, kangaroos and native birds. After a sumptuous dinner, the local wildlife biologist will take you on a night walk before retiring to your room for a peaceful night’s sleep. As a passenger with Oceania Tours, you will be contributing to the Great Ocean Ecolodge’s Conservation Program to protect the local tiger quolls, koalas and unique flora of the region.

The following day you will wake to a leisurely breakfast at the lodge after which you may choose to go on a short walk to discover more of the local flora and fauna. You will then enjoy a picnic lunch before visiting some of the star natural attractions including the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. It will be finally time to say goodbye to this spectacular part of Victoria as you return for Melbourne.

Family Friendly

From $239 to $1000

It is your turn to be the Playtpus Keeper at Healesville Sanctuary on this unique tour with Oceania Tours.

A hands-on wildlife experience not to be missed and not to be forgotten.

You will have the opportunity to step into the shallow water of the ‘platypus play pool’ where it is normally the keeper’s job to play, frolic, tickle and feed these little furry friends. Oceania Tours believe this can be up there with the highlights of a trip to Australia. Not just see but to interact with the amazing, unique and friendly (female) Platypus.

Please note there is only one encounter on days of operation and only for two people, so booking early is essential.

You have two options to choose from:

Option 1: Platypus encounter tour (PVPL1) Includes: Entry to Healesville Sanctuary and Platypus experience.

Option 2: Platypus encounter plus winery lunch tour (PVPLL2) Includes: Entry to Healesville Sanctuary and Platypus experience plus two course lunch with two glasses of wine.

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