Welcome to Melbourne

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8 days
Free cancellation
1 - 15
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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.


  • 7 nights accommodation
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • One-way private transfer
  • 3x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights

What to expect


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: Space Hotel

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: Space Hotel

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: Space Hotel

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:

• Dinner: + Wine Tasting
Accommodation included: The Island YHA Phillip Island

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:

Accommodation included: Space Hotel

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.

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!

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Space Hotel

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!

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Space Hotel

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.

Additional information

  • 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
March 2022

honestly loved every day of the trip, they help you get settled in so well and make sure you have the best time ever in melbourne. if you’re visiting melbourne then it’s a no brainer to do this trip :)) everyone is so friendly as well, you honestly can’t beat it 👌

May 2022

I did the welcome to Melbourne tour a couple of months ago and I am now nearly finished my travels up the east coast which was also organised by welcome to travel. The welcome to Melbourne tour was amazing, it started off by Courtney & Darryl giving us information about traveling australia and th...

May 2022

What can I say about this tour. It was incredible!!! The tour guide Courtney is a wonderful and very nice person. She knows a lot about the city and gives the group a nice vibe. The tour was packed with great and very fun activities. From getting your SIM card to seeing wallaby’s in the wild. I...

May 2022

Welcome to Melbourne is a perfect way to get to know like-minded travellers and to start your Australian adventure. They help you with planning your whole Australian trip and even with travelling outside Australia. Furthermore you get to know the beautiful laid back city of Melbourne without rush...

April 2022

Had the best week! Courtney is great at what she does and provided the most amazing week for us all. Lots of memories to take away and friends made for life. My highlight was seeing the penguins at Philip island. From start to finish I throughly enjoyed myself. Thanks to welcome to travel

April 2022

Absolutely amazing tour from start to finish! Courtney is brilliant, she’s so friendly, funny and informative! The activities we did were so fun! The roadtrip to Philip Island was the best part of the week for me, getting to surf, see penguins AND feed kangaroos are now all ticked off my bucket ...

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