Tours of Melbourne and surrounds

Melbourne, Australia is a cosmopolitan city and home to a trendy and eclectic mix of cafes and restaurants. Discover the cities hidden laneways and arcades and sample a coffee from a Melbourne barista. Visit the stunning coastline of the Great Ocean Road, see the natural phenomenon of Little Penguins arriving at Phillip Island or explore the Yarra Valley or Mornington wine regions. Search for Gold at Sovereign Hill or join a native wildlife experience.

Tour booking

A tour booking desk will be available onsite at the IFOMPT2022 conference offering a 5% discount on any tour bookings.

Pre or post conference tours

If you wish to pre book a longer tour for before or after the conference, we recommend Melbourne Gray Line Tours.

More information on these tours, as well as other day touring options in and around Melbourne, or details about how to make a booking on any of these tours, is available on the Melbourne Gray Line Tours website .

Melbourne attractions

MCG Tours

Nothing can match the tradition and heritage of the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. Explore the inner sanctum of the MCG, walk on the hallowed arena and experience where legends play by taking a guided MCG tour! Gain insight into Melbourne’s sporting culture while exploring one of the world’s most iconic stadiums, as you hear from our proud MCC volunteers and go behind the scenes of the ‘G.

Eureka Skydeck

From the moment visitors arrive at Eureka Skydeck they are taken on a sensory journey. In just 38 seconds they are propelled to the observation deck on the 88th floor via the fastest lifts in the Southern Hemisphere. Stepping onto the Skydeck, visitors are presented with 360-degree views of Melbourne and its surrounding areas thanks to the floor to ceiling windows. On a clear day, we can see up to 75kms in every direction- this is Melbourne Sightseeing at its finest.
Special offers will be available for IFOMPT 2022 delegates.

Walking Tours of Melbourne

PLAN a tour through the city laneways to soak in the flavours and colours of art, fashion, history, coffee, architecture and more. A walking tour with the original Hidden Secrets is an alternative tour to your typical tourist experience and great insight into the city as it is today.
Special offers will be available for IFOMPT 2022 delegates.

Melbourne Star

Day or night, you’ll feel on top of the world as the Melbourne Star glides on its gentle arc through the sky. No spin is the same, as you watch the constantly changing drama of the busy port, scenic gardens, bustling streets and bright lights of the city below. Melbourne Star brings the whole of Melbourne together – the sophisticated, the grungy and the downright quirky – in spectacular views reaching up to 40km from Melbourne’s CBD and Port Phillip through to Mount Macedon and the Dandenong Ranges in the distance. Our 21 spacious, temperature-controlled cabins give you an unparalleled, 360-degree view of the city. Walk around and take in the sights from all angles, while our audio commentary gives you a brief introduction to the history and significance of the landmarks below.
Special offers will be available for IFOMPT 2022 delegates.

Old Melbourne Gaol

When the Old Melbourne Gaol was built in the mid-1800s, it dominated the Melbourne skyline as a symbol of authority. Inside the Gaol, dangerous criminals were held alongside petty offenders, the homeless and the mentally ill. Between 1842 and its closure in 1929 the gaol was the scene of 133 hangings including Australia’s most infamous citizen, the bushranger Ned Kelly. Today you can visit the Old Melbourne Gaol to find out what life was like for the men and women who lived and died here all those years ago.

Dining in South Wharf

The South Wharf precinct offers a number of different dining options, choose from Japanese, Thai, Italian, and modern Australian cuisine. Show your event ticket or lanyard and receive 10% off your bill. Make sure you book in advance to ensure your seat. Visit for participating outlets.

Arts and culture

Indulge in Victoria’s ever-expanding arts and culture scene in venues across the state. From theatre shows and live music to comedy clubs, museums, galleries and festivals, Victoria is a state of the arts. The National Gallery of Victoria, for example, offers an extraordinary visual arts experience with diverse temporary exhibitions, Collection displays, talks, tours, programs for kids, films, late-night openings and performances. It has two magnificent galleries located a short walk apart, both with free entry to the permanent collection.

Explore Melbourne

There are many more experience waiting for the Melbourne visitor, for more ideas see:

Explore Regional Victoria

Discover the diversity and beauty of regional Victoria, from first-class wineries to natural springs, coastal villages, peninsulas and alpine towns. Drive one of the scenic routes, pull on your hiking boots and follow tracks and trails or wander shops, galleries and markets.

Phillip Island

Experience penguins, scenery, family fun, outdoor pursuits, motor sports and life by the water.

Great Ocean Road

Travel one of the world’s best coastal drives for the magical 12 Apostles and iconic surf breaks.

High Country

Taste your way around the High Country year round, whether winter skiing or wine tasting in summer.

Yarra Valley
& Dandenong Ranges

Escape from the city in the Dandenong Ranges, and indulge in the Yarra Valley.

& the Bellarine

Discover food and wine, seaside villages and natural beauty in Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula.

The Murray

Replenish the soul, reconnect with nature and enjoy the outdoor life in the Murray River region.


Unearth the riches of the Goldfields in galleries, museums and boutique bistros and wineries.


Inhale the air up there in the panoramic Grampians, and learn Aboriginal stories through rock art.

Mornington Peninsula

Combine European coastal living with traditional Aussie charm on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.

& Macedon Ranges

Re-energise in the natural mineral waters, sample gourmet food and stay in luxurious accommodation.


Be inspired by Gippsland’s calm beaches, lakes and peaks, then dip into busy waterfront villages.