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Breathe in the glamour, beauty and the views with Melbourne Encountour. Appreciate the heritage, see the colour and artistry and be touched by the idyllic village atmosphere of Melbourne's south.

This tour showcases one of the world's best sporting precincts and the attractions of Bayside Melbourne. After completing Bayside district, enjoy a craft beer at the South Melbourne Market.

On this tour you get to drive past the National Tennis Centre and Melbourne Cricket Ground; iconic Melbourne sports stadiums, inspect the home of the first Australian Open Tennis Tournament, complete a circuit of the Albert Park Formula One Grand Prix Track, take a walk along funky Acland Street, St Kilda, engage with up market Church Street Brighton Shopping Centre, explore the artistic Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes, experience the best residential street in the southern suburbs, view trendy St Kilda beach, continue along Melbourne's appealing beachside panorama to the inner city, stop and experience the South Melbourne Market (a must to see) returning to Federation Square.

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Cancellation and booking policy

Total loss of fare for cancellation within 24 hours of departure. Fifty per cent loss of fare within 48 hours of departure.

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Days of operation:
  • Wednesday's and Friday's

    Departure details: 01/07/14 - 31/12/16

    Wed: 9:30am - 12:30pm

    Fri: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Tour starting location:
Federation Square
Mode of transport:
  • Coach
  • Food and Wine
  • Sports
  • Walking
  • Car park
  • Guide
  • Public transport
  • Waiting area
  • English
  • City sightseeing

Tour operator

Melbourne Encountour is the only tour operator to specialise in the cultural experience of Melbourne's suburbs, offering ground breaking, innovative tours of Melbourne.

As the nation's most urban city, Melbourne affords its residents a unique lifestyle envied the world over. Now that experience is available to you. The various sectors of Melbourne offer their own appeal, differing in attractions, amenity, demographics and atmosphere.

Melbourne Encountour offers an opportunity to explore Melbournians way of life and how it connects to the material sights.

This way you learn the emotional link between Melbourne's people, their culture and institutions. And the multiple chaperoned stops on route deepens your enjoyment of loveable liveable Melbourne.

You will benefit from this new approach by seeing Melbourne as Melburnians do, discovering the most sought after Melbourne addresses, understanding Melbourne's love affair with food and sport, being charmed by inner city Melbourne and experiencing the real Melbourne, easily, inexpensively and quickly.

Most travellers have a limited budget and limited time. You get the benefit of savings in both areas when you join Melbourne Encountour's half day tours. This also means you will stay fresher for longer, cover more activities in your day and help limit the carbon foot print created by longer tours.

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Saturday

    9:00am - 5:00pm

  • Tourism Alliance Victoria