Melbourne Shore Excursions

When your cruise ship sails into port your driver/guide will be there to greet you and take you on a private tour to see major icons also places off the tourist track.

Melbourne Shore Excursions Itineraries:

City Sights Tour – Duration 4 hrs
Dandenog Ranges – Forests and Gardens
Dandenong Ranges and Puffing Billy
Yarra Valley Wine and Wildlife Day tour

Dandenong Ranges – Forest and Gardens

Departs Station Pier
Duration 7 hours (flexible)
Small and large Groups Tours
Distance 1.5 hrs from Melbourne CBD
Escorted Driver and Guide

A private Town & Country Tour for visitors to enjoy a touch of Aussie Nature.

Just one hour from Melbourne the Dandenong Ranges is peaceful, scenic and welcoming – forests of tall trees, native bush flora, bird watching and gardens.

Early last century wealthy businessman landscaped large estates and created ornamental gardens. The rich soil, cool summer weather and abundant rainfall favoured the growth of English trees and flowering exotics.
Tour Highlights

*William Ricketts Sanctuary’ an undulating garden where sculptures blend with natural rocks, ferns and Mountain Ash forest trees. The clay sculptures depict Aboriginal figures, animals and sacred stories.

*The tour stops in The Sherbrook Forest, (a cool temperate rainforest ) where flocks of colourful parrots fly to feed at the forest edge.

Melbourne Shore Excursions Optional Tours:

Visit Cloudehill – Art and Crafts style with a maze of dry stonewalls; hedges of beech and horn-bean that frame 20 landscaped jewel-like garden displays. Herbaceous borders create a contrast against the woodland backdrop of magnificent old forest trees and lichens all under the cover of the towering Mountain Ash trees.

Tour includes lunch at Grants Reserve Café situated at the edge of Sherbrook Forest and where flocks of parrots can be observed flying from the forest to feed.

Cloudhill Garden

Dandenong Ranges

William Ricketts Garden

Yarra Valley

Dandenong Ranges and Puffing Billy Tour

Puffing Billy Train The The ‘Blue’ Dandenong Ranges is located just one hour from Melbourne. The tour includes a visit to Sherbrook Forest to see view flocks of colourful parrots flying-in to feed. more Dandenong Ranges and Puffing Billy Tour


Yarra Valley Wine and Wildlife Day Tour

Melbourne Shore Excursions – Day Tour
 Duration 7 hrs / flexible

Departs Port 08:30am 
Returns 16:30pm.

Yarra Valley Wine Tour – Meet your Meridian Tours driver /guide at Main Gates, Station Pier, Port Melbourne. The Yarra Valley wildlife park (Healesville Sanctuary) is 1.3 hrs from Melbourne. For lover’s of wine, there are boutique wineries – off the tourist track. Lunch is enjoyed n the small town of Healesville. Mid-afternoon the tour arrives in Melbourne in time to see city highlights. more Yarra Valley Wine and Wildlife Tour.

* Let us know if you would like a one hour walking tour included in your itinerary

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