Welcome to Melbourne: The 8 Day

The Welcome to Melbourne tour is our most popular. It is perfect for tourists visiting Melbourne, travellers looking for an incredible start to their working holiday or international students studying here.

It is currently the Number 1 Tour on TripAdvisor, with only 5 star reviews!

This tour includes things you need such as an airport shuttle and accommodation as well as must do activities such as surfing and wildlife experiences and then those things you didn't know you could do such as wine tasting, paddle-boarding and of course getting up close to those tiny little penguins.

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • 7 nights accommodation
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • National Park fees
    • Food tasting
    • Meals as per itinerary: 2L, 2D (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Wine tasting
    • All activities
    • Driver/guide
    • One-way private transfer
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Day 1: Arrival Day & Personalised Airport Pickup

    Pass By: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
    Welcome to Melbourne!

    Your week with the group and guide starts on Monday morning, so you need to be in Melbourne by Sunday night at the latest

    Landing a few days before? No worries! Your airport pickup is included for any time on any day, including before the tour. If you need extra nights accommodation then you can add that at the checkout or we can organise it any time before you arrive. Don’t worry, we’ve got you!

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Melbourne Metro YHA - dorm

    Day 2: Monday - Meet the Fam & Discover the City

    Pass By: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
    You’ll get to know your new travel family first thing in the morning before we put you at total ease by organising your bank, phone number and tax file number. This means that you’re organised for life in Australia from the start!

    After that it’s time for us to take you on a guided walking tour of Melbourne where you’ll learn why so many travellers love this incredibly diverse city.

    We’ll end the day with a group Welcome Dinner along the iconic Yarra River in the heart of the city.

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: + a drink
    Accommodation included: Melbourne Metro YHA - dorm

    Day 3: Tuesday - Food, Drinks & Hidden Gems

    Pass By: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
    ‘Melbs’ is home to the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest open air market and it really is a treat for the senses.

    After haggling a bargain and exploring the wonders of Queen Victoria Market’s many stalls, we will spend the afternoon in the most Melbourne way possible...

    It feels like Melbourne has more food establishments than anywhere in the world so we think the best way to show you this is by taking you on an exclusive food and drink tour!

    Not only do we fit a top secret inclusion into this day, we even manage a mini-tour of some of Melbourne’s most famous street-art spots. This is the most Melbourne day possible and our travellers love it each and every time!

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: + snacks/tasters and two drinks
    Accommodation included: Melbourne Metro YHA - dorm

    Day 4: Wednesday - Road Trip: Beach, Wine & Penguins

    Pass By: Mornington Peninsula, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
    It is time for our epic TWO DAY ROAD TRIP! We will be heading to Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island, two of the most beautiful yet barely touched spots in Australia.

    We’ll begin our journey with some much needed beach time before we take in some spectacular scenic viewpoints and taste some local wines from the area. From there the tunes are turned up as our road trip continues before we head into sunset to witness the smallest PENGUINS in the world emerge from the ocean and waddle across the beach. Yes, you read that right!

    We will be staying overnight on Phillip Islandwhere you'll wake up to the sound of Australian wildlife.

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner: + Wine Tasting
    Accommodation included: The Island YHA Phillip Island - Dorm

    Day 5: Thursday - Road Trip: Surf, Roos & Koalas

    Pass By: Phillip Island, Phillip Island, Victoria
    Australia is famous for its surf culture and today you’ll complete another Australian must do as you learn how to ride a wave.

    This day includes a few hidden secrets along the way but all you really need to know is that today is the day you will get the chance to get up close to KOALAS and KANGAROOS. Another bucket list item ticked, two in one day!

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Melbourne Metro YHA - Dorm

    Day 6: Friday - Work & Travel Help | St Kilda Beach

    Pass By: St. Kilda Beach, Jacka Boulevard West St Kilda, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182 Australia
    It is time to start thinking about what you’ll do next in Australia. In the morning we'll be having a presentation on EMPLOYMENT for everyone on a working holiday. We’ll cover absolutely everything before focusing on TRAVEL. We'll tell you everything you need to know about travelling this incredible country so you can make the most of your time on this side of the world.

    October-March: Melbourne has many celebrated suburbs and St Kilda is as famous as they get. We’ll head to this quaint beach suburb taking in its iconic promenade, alfresco cafes and famous landmarks. The afternoon will be spent lazing on the beach and trying out paddle boarding.

    April-September: Today we make our way to the Royal Botanic Gardens for an enriching and insightful Aboriginal Heritage Walk and Smoking Ceremony. For sunset we will journey up to the highest viewing platform in Australia; the incredible Eureka Skydeck.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Melbourne Metro YHA - Dorm

    Day 7: Saturday - Life Admin & Bar Crawl

    Pass By: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
    Whether it’s employment, travel or both, the info from Friday’s presentations will have sunk in and this is your time to discuss your next steps with an AUSTRALIA EXPERT. Every traveller is different so that’s why you will have the chance to put your ideas and plans for Australia into action in a ONE ON ONE meeting that will help you with everything including employment, accommodation and travelling this beautiful country.

    By the end of your meeting you will feel relaxed and excited about your future , meaning it's the perfect time to celebrate. How? By joining Melbourne's largest bar crawl of course!

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: Pizza + 4 drinks
    Accommodation included: Melbourne Metro YHA - Dorm

    Day 8: Sunday - Farewell & Rooftop BBQ

    Pass By: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
    And just like that, it’s nearly over.

    What better way to spend our final Sunday afternoon together than lazing on a rooftop overlooking the city with your new travel family?

    We’ll crank up the BBQ and soak up the skyline as we talk about the memories made over the best week of your life.

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: BBQ
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    78 Howard St, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia- Your airport pickup will go directly to this location (YHA Metro Hostel)Airports
    • Melbourne Airport, Departure Dr, Tullamarine, Victoria 3045 Australia
    Departure Time :
    12:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



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Organised by Welcome to Travel: Melbourne

Activity ID: V-118740P1

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