2-Day Explore Melbourne Like A Local

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Overview

A city famed for its electric creative atmosphere, Melbourne is the kind of city that you can both get lost and find yourself in. It's a city that is bursting with inspiration, art, coffee and, most importantly, food!

On this quick two-day Melbourne trip, you'll have a day to explore at your own pace before you hit the town like a local as you hop on a bicycle and peddle your way to some of the best spots in town.
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Destination:

Australia

Start:

Melbourne, Australia

Finish:

Melbourne, Australia

Itinerary

Day 1

Melbourne Trip Commences- Explore Cafes and Laneways

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Melbourne Trip Commences- Explore Cafes and Laneways

Today your Melbourne trip begins! Melbourne is famous for its laneways, boutique shops and quirky spots that will make you fall in love with Melbourne in a heartbeat. Just moments away from mountain ranges, filled with green parks and fronted by a beach, despite the city's modernity, you'll be pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to immerse yourself in nature. Get lost; shop, drink, eat and be merry in Australia's most daring and fashionable cities.

Day 2

Explore Melbourne by Bike

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Explore Melbourne by Bike

One of the best ways to get to know Melbourne is to do as locals do. In this city, that's by hopping on a bicycle and explore every nook and cranny - you never know what you will find! Luckily, there is a guide at hand, so you don't miss a thing on this Melbourne trip! This is one of Melbourne's most popular experiences; you'll find out why! On this bike tour, you'll see more in a few hours than most see in days.

Included in Price

  • 1 night accommodation
  • 1 activity
  • Licensed English speaking guides

Not Included in Price

  • Airport transfer
  • Alcohol beverages
  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Gratuities
  • Ground transportation
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking permits
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Local Designer Reviews

Overall Rating

4.6 out of 5

Eva S.

Jan 14, 2024

We had an amazing experience. We felt that we had someone in our corner at all times just in case something happened and Kate and Jo did exactly that.

Would definitely recommend and be in touch with again in the future.

Francesca L.

Aug 23, 2023

Client Feedback
Sudima Auckland – Wouldn’t stay there again. The staff and location were great but the rooms are very sparse, small and had a very tiny sink area. The first room they gave us was an accessible room which was substandard and seemed to have not been used in a while (there was noticeable dust in the bathroom and the phone was broken). The only other available room which was apparently offered at our rate was on the first floor. We ended paying to upgrade to a better non-accessible room which -- although it wasn’t much money and the front desk gave us a discount – we really should’ve have had to pay to get a decent room off the ground floor on a busy boulevard.
Wellington:
Xplor Tours/Wellington Highlights Half Tour – This was our least favorite of the tours. The guide was over 20 minutes late. The tour van was not ideal for sightseeing – windows were too small. More of a transport passenger van. Guide was just ok. Would give a “so so” recommendation.
Queenstown - Air Milford/Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly – The group was too big for the long bus ride to Milford – spent a long time waiting for a family to arrive and then had to make a diversion to get a baby seat they didn’t bring. A lot of chatter by a group making it hard to hear the tour guide. Must say the driver was very patient, informative and managed to keep us moving on time. Would have preferred a smaller group. However, we were ultimately glad we took a ride to Milford since we were able to stop at places we normally wouldn’t have seen close up by air (e.g., Mirror Lakes). The Milford Sound cruise was fine. The airplane ride back was fantastic! With a smaller group for the bus ride, would highly recommend.
Auckland:
Bush and Beach/Best of Both Worlds – It seems we were put on a different tour than originally on our proposed itinerary (which listed a Time Unlimited small group in a luxury Mercedes van). We were in a bigger group and vehicle rather than in a luxury Mercedes van, and lunch, snacks and refreshments were not provided as indicated on the proposed itinerary; rather we were brought to café/bakery to buy our own. And we had to transfer from one bus/group to another after the morning City tour during the lunch hour rather than getting lunch. (*Can you confirm that our cost was adjusted?) Nonetheless, the morning City tour was fine and the guide was informative (although his driving was a bit jerky). The afternoon beach and rainforest tour was great, and the guides were very informative and considerate. Would highly recommend the beach and rainforest tour, and would recommend the City tour with smoother driving.
Airport Transfers: All transfers were on time and very professional, helpful and friendly, with one slight exception. The Aug 3 pick up from Sudima Auckland for our Rotorua flight was more akin to an Uber ride. The car was a small blue Toyota and the driver wasn’t very friendly. Felt like he was a last minute hire by Hallmark.

Racv E.

Aug 9, 2023

Beyond Expectations: From a Seamless Journey to Stronger Bonds for my daughters

To all at travel design journeys.
Thank you, even that I could not go on the holiday my daughters had a wonderful time,
They even did not want to go back home.
They even said that they even got a lot closer with each other.
Everything went perfectly, you planed it to perfection.
Again thank you very much.
Ian Hughes

Hilary N.

Jan 21, 2023

Kate is very knowledgeable about New Zealand. I gave her some ideas for activities that we were interested in and she was able to craft the perfect itinerary for us. We did a ton of fun excursions, but also had time to relax and plenty of time to get from one town to the next. I appreciate that Kate was always quick to respond to my emails. I had tons of questions for her and she never seemed to mind. I highly recommend working with Kate! We are so glad we did.

Ruth M.

Mar 21, 2020

Fast, efficient, knowledgeable

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