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Tours Descriptions



City Orientation Tour

Sunday 20 July 2014, 14:00-16:00

USD 49 per person (including bus transportation and tour guide)

This tour aims to orientate you with Melbourne. The inhabitants of Melbourne love her elegant layout, her Victorian grandeur and architecture, her wide tree-lined streets, the hustle and bustle of this thriving metropolis. See all the highlights of Melbourne on this two hour tour.

Meeting Point:
As indicated on the tour voucher.

Meeting Time:
Sunday 20 July 2014, 13:45



Melbourne Golden Mile (walking tour)

Monday 21 July 2014, 11:00-13:00

USD 39 per person (including tour guide and historical booklet)

Walk 'Marvelous Melbourne' and see how the discovery of gold shaped the city. Witness the majestic architecture and hear stories from your professional guide about the colorful characters of early boom town Melbourne.

Meeting Point:
As indicated on the tour voucher.

Meeting Time:
Monday 21 July 2014, 10:45



Kangaroo Watch

Monday 21 July 2014, 13:30-17:30
Wednesday 23 July 2014, 13:30-17:30

USD 89 per person (including bus transportation and tour guide)

Get close to kangaroos and abundant birdlife - in the wild. On this tour, spend the afternoon in the famous grasslands and around the billabongs of an Open-range Sanctuary in the company of hundreds of wild Kangaroos, dozens of Emus and many species of colorful birds.

Meeting Point:
As indicated on the tour voucher.

Meeting Time:
Monday 21 July 2014, 13:15
Wednesday 23 July 2014, 13:15



Australian Animals

Tuesday 22 July 2014, 09:30-14:00

USD 113 per person (including bus transportation, tour guide and admission fees)

A visit to Healesville Sanctuary, nestled in a bush land setting with soaring gum trees, colorful wattles and cool, green ferns, make it an ideal place for encounters with Australia's unique animals. See many wonderful exhibits including the Platypusary where you can view this shy marsupial's dark and quiet world. Stroll through paddocks of kangaroos and wallabies and have Emu cross your path. Catch Koalas munching on gum leaves and wombats, just nosing around. You'll also see the 'Birds of Prey' flight. You will travel into the heart of the beautiful Blue Dandenong Ranges and tour through the richness of the Yarra Valley, Victoria's leading winery region.

Meeting Point:
As indicated on the tour voucher.

Meeting Time:
Tuesday 22 July 2014, 09:15



Aboriginal Melbourne (walking tour)

Wednesday 23 July 2014, 09:00-11:30

USD 35 per person (including tour guide)

Visit Melbourne's indigenous places such as camping, ceremonial, corroboree and archaeological sites exploring the events, characters and traditional cultures impacted by European settlement. Use traditional indigenous medicine and tools and bush-tucker (food). Learn about clan territories, and pre-history ecology. Explore the pre-history technologies of hunting and gathering, stone chipping, ochre, rope-making and the role of traditional stories (Dreamtime).

Meeting Point:
As indicated on the tour voucher.

Meeting Time:
Wednesday 23 July 2014, 08:45



Street Art Melbourne (walking tour)

Wednesday 23 July 2014, 13:00-15:30

USD 35 per person (including tour guide)

Explore Melbourne's famous street art and graffiti in the lanes where countless stencils, paintings, paste-ups, light boxes, installations, mosaics and heritage topographies are displayed. We provide the history of the 'canvases' – on warehouse walls, factories and historic lanes on which the art is displayed. Don't miss one of the most exciting contemporary art movements in the world.

Meeting Point:
As indicated on the tour voucher.

Meeting Time:
Wednesday 23 July 2014, 12:45



The Great Ocean Tour

Thursday 24 July 2014, 07:30-19:30

USD 132 per person (including bus transportation and tour guide)

View the spectacular coastline of the Great Southern Ocean to the shipwreck coast for phenomenal views of the spectacular Twelve Apostles - huge stone monoliths that rise out of the seas, each eroded by pounding waves, onshore winds and the passage of time. View the Razorback, Island Arch and the other twisted stacks that make up the Twelve Apostles. You'll drive through fern gullies along The Great Ocean Road, see quaint seaside towns and gaze out across beautiful sandy beaches and blue azure waters. We stop for lunch which is at your own expense.

Meeting Point:
As indicated on the tour voucher.

Meeting Time:
Thursday 24 July 2014, 07:15



Penguin Express

Thursday 24 July 2014, 14:30-22:00

USD 129 per person (including bus transportation, tour guide and admission fees)

The Penguin Parade is unique among animal displays anywhere in the world. See these charming little fairy penguins, bloated from a day's catch of fish, gamely waddle up the broad Summerland Beach to their nests. nd they do this every night of the year, keeping a punctual rendezvous at sunset determined to find their homes. Includes: Dinner at your own expense is available for purchase at the Parade.

Meeting Point:
As indicated on the tour voucher.

Meeting Time:
Thursday 24 July 2014, 14:15



Great Ocean Road Adventure - Two day Post-Conference Tour

Saturday 26 July – Sunday 27 July 2014

USD 620 per person in a single room, USD 435 per person in a double room (including bus transportation, tour guide, one night accommodation in a 4* hotel)

Enjoy one of the world's great coastal drives, with its dramatic scenery of striking contrasts. The region boasts powerful seas, golden beaches, peaceful townships, giant cliffs and lush forests. Enjoy views of Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay from the West Gate Bridge. Stroll along the pristine sandy beaches and wander through sleepy seaside holiday towns. View majestic monoliths abruptly rising from the sea. Discover the deep fern gullies and eucalypt trees as they meet the sheer coast that plunges into the sparkling Southern Ocean. Hear the legends of 'The Shipwreck Coast', enjoy traditional billy tea, stop for photos and relax while savoring breathtaking coastal panoramas.

  • View the popular coastal townships of Torquay and Lorne – a surfer's haven and retreat
  • Arrive at Lorne mid morning to allow overnight guests to disembark
  • See many fern filled gullies and river inlets on your journey
  • Tour the length of the Great Ocean Road passing towering limestone cliffs, sweeping white beaches and stunning forest scenery
  • Inspect the fascinating Twelve Apostles Information Centre
  • Take an optional helicopter flight over the dramatic shipwreck coast (at your own expense)
  • See the amazing Twelve Apostles – limestone stacks rising dramatically from the Southern Ocean, an amazing photo opportunity
  • Walk along the boardwalk and enjoy the scenery from various viewing platforms
  • Be swept away by the romantic and tragic story of love and lives lost aboard the Loch Ard
  • Marvel at Loch Ard Gorge where millions of years of erosion have sculpted these incredible landmarks
  • Bridge
  • Many stunning photographic opportunities
  • Stay overnight along The Great Ocean road.
Return to Melbourne after having experienced one of Australia's greatest destinations.

Gratuities, items of a personal nature, meals are not included.

Meeting Point:
As indicated on the tour voucher.

Meeting Time:
Saturday 26 July 2014, time as indicated on the tour voucher