Greater Melbourne

Melbourne Explorer

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Get to know Melbourne city like a local with a 90-minute guided laneway walking tour, taking in the impressive street art and the stories behind it. Finish the tour on the banks of the Yarra River at Melbourne Skydeck – the Southern Hemisphere’s highest public observation tower.

From here, you’ll have panoramic views of Melbourne and beyond, including the Melbourne Cricket Ground, historic Flinders Street Station and Port Phillip Bay. Your visit culminates in lunch at Eureka 89, where you’ll enjoy a sumptuous meal featuring seasonal produce, accompanied by wine from around the state.

Board the coach with a full belly for the 1.5 hour transfer to Inverleigh Station, where you’ll re-board the Great Southern to continue your journey south.

Tour duration (including travel time) is approximately 7 hours.

Recommended Fitness Level: Low to moderate – very fast elevator ride, 2 hour walking tour at a moderate pace.

PLEASE NOTE: Guests are required to bring comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen and water.

MCG TOUR

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The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is not only an iconic sporting institution, but also an impressive landmark solidified in Melbourne’s skyline. On this Off Train Experience, guests will take a tour of the MCG with the insight and knowledge of a Melbourne Cricket Club member. Be regaled with the highs and lows of sporting history and take away some useful trivia for your next quiz night.

Having worked up an appetite, transfer to Eureka 89 for lunch. Eureka 89 is within Eureka Tower on Melbourne’s South Bank, which is also home to the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest public observation deck. Here, you’ll dine on a crafted menu showcasing local and seasonal produce while taking in the views of Melbourne and beyond. After lunch, you’ll make your way back to the train to continue your journey south.

Tour duration (including tour time) is approximately 7 hours.

Recommended Fitness Level: Low to moderate – very fast elevator ride, 2 hour walking tour at a moderate pace.

PLEASE NOTE: Guests are required to bring comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen and water.

*Not available on all departures.

OLD MELBOURNE GAOL

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Head to the Old Melbourne Gaol, which from 1842 until is closure in 1929 was the scene of 133 hangings, including Australia’s most infamous citizen, Bushranger Ned Kelly. Enjoy a private tour through the building and cells, seeing firsthand what life was like for all those men and women who lived and died here so many years ago.

Having worked up an appetite, transfer to Eureka 89 for lunch. Eureka 89 is within Eureka Tower on Melbourne’s South Bank, which is also home to the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest public observation deck. Here, you’ll dine on a crafted menu showcasing local and seasonal produce while taking in the views of Melbourne and beyond. After lunch, you’ll make your way back to the train to continue your Journey South.

Tour duration (including travel time) is approximately 7 hours.

Recommended Fitness Level: Low to moderate – 2 hour walking tour at a moderate pace. Very fast elevator ride.

PLEASE NOTE: Guests are required to bring comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen and water.

MOORABOOL VALLEY

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Victoria is well-known for its excellent food and wine scene and this is certainly on display at Clyde Park in the Moorabool Valley. A little over an hour from Melbourne, Clyde Park is a beautiful vineyard, cellar door and bistro set among rolling hills. Here, you’ll enjoy a sumptuous lunch and cool climate wines while being entertained on the glorious lawns.

A short 15 minute coach ride back to Inverleigh Station will see you rejoin with fellow guests, boarding the train in time for a delectable dinner while en-route to Adelaide.

Tour duration (including travel time) is approximately 5 Hours.

Recommended Fitness Level: Low
PLEASE NOTE: Guests are required to bring comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, water.