Hamilton Island Freestyle (Lunch at Popeyes)

Food & Drink

Take a day to explore Hamilton Island at your own pace – a terrific way to experience the island’s natural beauty.

Hike through the hills, browse the boutiques and galleries along Marina Village main street, or unwind by the pool or beach. Eating, drinking and shopping opportunities abound.

Hamilton Island Freestyle – it’s Hamilton Island, your way. Free activities include swimming at Catseye Beach or the main resort pool; hiking to Passage Peak, One Tree Hill or along the South-East Head Trail; and exploring on the island shuttle buses. Enjoy a pub style lunch at Marina Tavern. Other activities – perhaps a visit to meet the koalas WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, go-karting, jetboating or mini-golf – are also available (own expense).

  • Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays to Hamilton Island
  • Choice of spectacular island bushwalks
  • Lunch at the Marina Tavern
  • Full use of island shuttle bus*, pool areas and Catseye Beach
  • Access to shops, galleries, boutiques and restaurants


Hamilton Island Freestyle (Lunch at Marina Tavern)

Food & Drink

Take a day to explore Hamilton Island at your own pace – a terrific way to experience the island’s natural beauty.

Hike through the hills, browse the boutiques and galleries along Marina Village main street, or unwind by the pool or beach. Eating, drinking and shopping opportunities abound.

Hamilton Island Freestyle – it’s Hamilton Island, your way. Free activities include swimming at Catseye Beach or the main resort pool; hiking to Passage Peak, One Tree Hill or along the South-East Head Trail; and exploring on the island shuttle buses. Enjoy a pub style lunch at Marina Tavern. Other activities – perhaps a visit to meet the koalas WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, go-karting, jetboating or mini-golf – are also available (own expense).

  • Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays to Hamilton Island
  • Choice of spectacular island bushwalks
  • Lunch at the Marina Tavern
  • Full use of island shuttle bus*, pool areas and Catseye Beach
  • Access to shops, galleries, boutiques and restaurants


Melbourne Foodie Discovery Walking Tour

Food & Drink

Our Melbourne Foodie Discovery Walking Tour combines the highlights from all of our tours!

Discover Melbourne’s best restaurants, coffee shops, and street food vendors with a local expert. Explore the city’s narrow laneways and arcades.

Our Melbourne Foodie Discovery Walking Tour combines the highlights from all of our tours!

Melbourne has long been hailed as the foodie capital of Australia, and its cuisine is as diverse as the city itself. On this walking food tour, discover Melbourne’s best restaurants, coffee shops, and street food vendors with a local expert. Along the way, explore the city’s narrow laneways, historical arcades, and vibrant street art — and, of course, sample a variety of delicious foods.

What’s Included:

  • Explore the laneways and arcades that Melbourne is famous for, discovering everything from gelato to local designers and days spas
  • Enjoy authentic Chinese dumplings
  • Savour French style sweet treats
  • Relax with a coffee at one of Melbourne’s best cafes
  • Finish with a view and a glass of bubbles in a laneway bar
  • Expert commentary on Melbourne’s fascinating past and incredible present.
  • Small groups, relaxed style

Tour Details

  • Start time: Mon – Sat at 1.30pm, or by request
  • Tour duration: 2.5 – 3 hours
  • Distance to walk: 1.5km / 1mi
  • Cost: $109.00
  • Max group size: 10
    Meeting point: Bourke St Mall, on the steps at the entrance to the H&M store

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Dumpling Discovery Walk

Food & Drink

Get a true taste of Melbourne’s food scene — and its delicious dumplings — on this walking tour of Chinatown.

Explore this vibrant neighborhood and stop at various eateries to sample their renowned dumplings.

Get a true taste of Melbourne’s food scene — and its delicious dumplings — on this walking tour of Chinatown. Explore this vibrant neighborhood and stop at various eateries to sample their renowned dumplings. Between bites, learn about the history of Chinese immigrants in the city and how they’ve created their own distinct “Melbourne-Chinese” cuisine. Enjoy a small-group experience with personalized attention and a chance to know your fellow dumpling lovers.

What’s Included

  • Visit 4 handpicked venues around Melbourne’s vibrant Chinatown neighborhood
  • 4 different styles of dumplings, all handmade made on-site
  • Expert commentary on local dumplings and Melbourne by your local expert guide
  • Test your taste buds with Melbourne’s hottest chilli sauce
  • Some extra tid-bits of local history
  • Enjoy a personalized, relaxed experience in this small group tour

Tour Details

  • Start time: Wednesdays at 6pm
  • Tour duration: 2.5  hours
  • Distance to walk: 1.5km / 1mi
  • Cost: $85.00
  • Max group size: 10
  • Meeting point: Cnr Flinders Lane & Elizabeth St. Outside the Persian Grill. Please ensure you book beforehand as numbers are limited.

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Coffee Lovers Walk

Food & Drink

Experience Melbourne’s coffee culture and get your morning caffeine fix.

Visit four coffee houses and cafés around Melbourne, sample a selection of different coffee varieties, and uncover all the secrets of brewing the perfect coffee.

What’s Included

  • Visit 4 handpicked coffee houses hidden around Melbourne’s famous laneways
  • 4 different styles of coffee made by expert baristas and brewers
  • Uncover the secrets of coffee making and Melbourne’s crop-to-cup story
  • Some extra tid-bits of local history by your local expert guide
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized, relaxed experience

Tour Details

  • Start time: Thursday & Saturday at 10am
  • Tour duration: 2.5 – 3 hours
  • Distance to walk: 1.5km / 1mi
  • Max group: 10
  • Meeting point: Corner Degraves St and Flinders Street, Melbourne.

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Mornington Peninsula Food & Wine Taste Trail

Food & Drink

Not just another Mornington Peninsula Winery Tour. Enjoy chocolate, wine and beer tasting and sightseeing on a spectacular day trip to the region.

If you enjoy sampling the produce of the area, then this is the tour for you! Sample beer, food and wine while enjoying the picturesque scenery of the Mornington Peninsula. Then join us for a day full of excitement as we join local experts and share the experience that some of this area’s best known locations have to offer.

Pt Leo Estate Wine Tasting | Clifftop Sculpture Park | Rolling Vineyards | Sea Views Iconic Waved Concrete Building

Rare Hare at Jackalope Wine Tasting | Spectacular Property | Rolling hills & vines

Montalto Wine Tasting | Winery Lunch | Views Overlooking Vines

St Andrews Beach Brewery Craft Brewery | Tasting Paddle | Outdoor Beer Garden | Locals Hangout

Arthurs Seat Eagle State-of-the-art gondola | Spot Wildlife | Beautiful Views of Coastline and Melbourne

Peninsula Bathing Boxes Iconic Bathing Boxes | Vibrant Colours | Nestled on the Beach | Great Photo Opportunity!

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Bellarine Food and Wine Taste Trail

Food & Drink

A sightseeing tour beyond compare. Spend the day exploring Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas’ most popular attractions and destinations.

The best sights from around the Bay. Spend the day with us on tour as we journey around the bay throughout the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas where we will take a stroll along the coastline, pick fresh produce, and enjoy some freshly brewed craft beer.

Geelong Waterfront Walk the Esplanade | Stunning views | Historic Sea Baths & Boardwalk | Fresh Sea Air

Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre Immersive Indigenous Cultural Experience | Listen to Didgeridoo or practice with a Boomerang | Wallabies & Emus | Native gardens

Bluff Lookout Barwon Heads Pristine beach | Beautiful Look out & Photo Opportunity | Away from the madding crowds

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Best Photo Opportunity | Views of Bay Entrance | Stroll the clifftop | No Filter needed!

Lunch & Bay Sail Sail the Bay | Lunch | Dolphin Spotting | Clifftop Mansions | Spectacular Coastline

London Bridge, Portsea Iconic Amphitheatre Sandstone Formations | Magical beach | Lookout | 12 Apostle Rival!

St Andrews Beach Brewery Craft Brewery | Tasting Paddle | Outdoor Beer Garden | Locals Hangout

Arthurs Seat Gondola State-of-the-art Gondola | Spot Wildlife | Beautiful Views of Coastline and Melbourne

Peninsula Bathing Boxes Iconic Bathing Boxes | Vibrant Colours | Nestled on the Beach |Great Photo Opportunity!

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Around the Bay Food & Wine Taste Trail with Bay Sail Day Tour

Food & Drink

Explore both sides of Port Phillip Bay & indulge in some of the tastiest wines, food & produce that Bellarine and Mornington Peninsula have to offer.

The finest fare from around the Bay. See, feel and taste the produce from some of Melbourne’s best beer, food, and wine on a tour like no other to locations scattered throughout the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas – Visit two regions in one day!

* Geelong Waterfront*

Walk the Esplanade | Stunning views | Historic Sea Baths & Boardwalk | Fresh Sea Air

* Scotchmans Hill Vineyard *

Wine Tasting in Charming Provincial Barnhouse | Stunning Views | Set Amongst the Vines

* Jack Rabbit Vineyard*

Lunch like a Local | Seasonal Menu | Breathtaking Bay Views

* Afternoon Tea & Bay Sail*

Sail the Bay | Afternoon Tea | Dolphin Spotting | Spectacular Coastline

* St Andrews Beach Brewery*

Craft Brewery | Tasting Paddle | Outdoor Beer Garden | Locals Hangout

* Murrays Lookout at Arthurs Seat*

Spot Wildlife | Beautiful Views of Coastline and Melbourne

* Peninsula Bathing Boxes*

Iconic Bathing Boxes | Vibrant Colours | Nestled on the Beach | Great Photo Opportunity!

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Melbourne Lanes & Arcades Chocolate Walking Tour

Food & Drink

This walking tour is for the true chocolate fan! Our Melbourne Lanes & Arcades Chocolate Walking Tour is the ultimate chocolate expedition through Melbourne’s secret lanes and arcades and will lead you into a state of chocolate bliss!

Time:Wednesday and Friday 2pm; Saturday & Sunday 3pm

Duration: 2.5 hours

Available: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Summary:

Discover the beautiful chocolatiers tucked away down the laneways of Melbourne

Join your local tour guide for a delightful stroll as you discover the beautiful chocolatiers tucked away down the back streets and laneways of Melbourne. Indulge in sublime tastings from melt in your mouth pralines to a palate delighting adventure of contemporary pairings of tea & chocolate and wine & chocolate!

Proudly unleash the chocoholic within at every decadent turn along this food tour, discover some quirky Melbourne history and find out why Melbourne is one of the world’s most livable cities.

What happens on the tour?

Meeting at the beautiful Block Arcade, you’ll join your local tour guide and your small band of fellow chocolate lovers. Each tour has a maximum of 10 participants so you have the opportunity to connect and share the experience with both the guide and the rest of the group.

You’ll usually find other locals joining our tours, also eager to uncover some of Melbourne’s hidden gems they were previously unaware of.

Over the course of approximately three hours we will stroll about two kilometres (1.2 miles) and visit six amazing chocolatiers. All of our partners are exclusively Australian and many are unique to Melbourne and all with their unique tastings and experiences. While the specific partners we visit can vary from time to time we can guarantee amazing chocolates and incredible experiences on every tour.

The tour commences with your local guide spending a few valuable minutes teaching you the correct way to taste chocolate. Yes, there is a right way and a wrong way and once you know how you’ll want to tell everyone else! Once armed with this knowledge you’re ready to embark upon your chocolate walking tour of Melbourne.

We will wander through some of Melbourne’s most iconic arcades, chatting about the history and sharing some of the fascinating stories they hold. We’ll navigate down hidden laneways while your local guide points out some of their favourite haunts for drinks and dinner.

As we arrive at each chocolate store we’ll spend some time getting to know the story behind the business and at some we are lucky enough to meet either the owner or the manager of the store (sometimes they are one and the same person!) before we enjoy our specially curated tasting experience.

There is then time to browse the store and take advantage of the exclusive participant discounts on offer before we compare notes on our favourites and continue our discovery. (Please note that all tour visits are pre-planned and there is no expectation to purchase.)

The tour concludes with a lovely sit down tasting experience where we rest those weary taste buds, enjoy a well-earned drink and share our favourite experiences from the afternoon.

Inclusions

  • Your own personal and very passionate chocoholic guide will share their own local expertise and, of course, Melbourne’s finest chocolate secrets
  • Six chocolate stops
  • All tastings and drinks
  • minimum 10 chocolate tastings plus:
    – tea matching
    – fine dining dessert experience with matching wine
    – patisserie & coffee
  • Chocoholic Survival Kit, including:
    – tasting bag – for any leftover tastings (if there are any!)
    – bottle of water
    – “I’m a Chocoholic” pin badge
    – Chocolate tour map (so you can find your way back to your favourite spots)
  • special in store offers
  • to keep the chocolate tour intimate a maximum tour group size of 10 people

Meeting Point:

The Block Arcade, 100 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne CBD.

Your guide will meet you outside the Elizabeth Street entrance. If you arrive early, please pop inside to browse in Australian By Design.  It’s a unique store showcasing local artwork and has a lovely gallery upstairs.  Bill would love to show you around. Mention you are on the Chocoholics Tour to receive a 15% discount.

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Melbourne Lanes & Arcades Chocolate & Dessert Walking Tour

Food & Drink

This tour is for the sweet tooth’s amongst us! Discover some of Melbourne’s most iconic dessert bars and luxury chocolatiers as we indulge in the theatre of some of the most incredible desserts you’ll ever taste. Oh, and some wine matching!

Time:12pm

Duration: 2.5 hours

Available:Saturday and Sunday

Sweet treats around Melbourne’s city centre

Our Chocolate and Desserts walking tour is the perfect combination of chocolate and magic sweet treats around Melbourne’s city centre. Join your local tour guide for a delightful stroll as you discover some of the finest chocolatiers and pattisiers Melbourne has to offer. We stroll through Melbourne’s famous laneways and arcades sampling chocolates, macarons and hot chocolate and experience a dessert that, quite literally, looks like a piece of art!

Enjoy our food tour while discovering some quirky Melbourne history and find out why Melbourne is one of the world’s most livable cities.

What happens on the tour?

Meeting at the beautiful Block Arcade, you’ll join your local tour guide and your small band of fellow dessert lovers. Each tour has a maximum of 12 participants so you have the opportunity to connect and share the experience with both the guide and the rest of the group.

You’ll usually find other locals joining our tours, also eager to uncover some of Melbourne’s hidden gems they were previously unaware of.

Over the course of approximately three hours we will stroll about two kilometres (1.2 miles) and visit six of the most secret chocolate and dessert bars in Melbourne. All of our partners are exclusively Australian and many are unique to Melbourne and all with their unique tastings and experiences. While the specific partners we visit can vary from time to time we can guarantee amazing food and incredible experiences on every tour.

The tour commences with your local guide spending a few valuable minutes teaching you the correct way to taste chocolate. Yes, there is a right way and a wrong way and once you know how you’ll want to tell everyone else! Once armed with this knowledge you’re ready to embark upon your dessert & chocolate walking tour of Melbourne.

We will wander through some of Melbourne’s most iconic arcades, chatting about the history and sharing some of the fascinating stories they hold. We’ll navigate down hidden laneways while your local guide points out some of their favourite haunts for drinks and dinner.

As we arrive at each chocolate store we’ll spend some time getting to know the story behind the business and at some we are lucky enough to meet either the owner or the manager of the store (sometimes they are one and the same person!) before we enjoy our specially curated tasting experience.

There is then time to browse the store and take advantage of the exclusive participant discounts on offer before we compare notes on our favourites and continue our discovery. (Please note that all tour visits are pre-planned and there is no expectation to purchase.)

The tour includes a lovely sit down tasting experience where we rest those weary taste buds, enjoy a well-earned drink and share our favourite experiences from the afternoon.

Inclusions

  • Your own personal and very passionate chocoholic guide will share their own local expertise and, of course, Melbourne’s finest chocolate secrets
  • Six chocolate / dessert stops
  • All tastings and drinks
  • minimum 7 chocolate tastings plus:
  • hot chocolate
  • macaron tasting
  • fine dining dessert experience with matching wine
  • Chocoholic Survival Kit, including:
    tasting bag – for any leftover tastings (if there are any!)
    bottle of water
    “I’m a Chocoholic” pin badge
    Chocolate tour map (so you can find your way back to your favourite spots)
  • special in store offers
  • to keep the tour intimate a maximum tour group size of 12 people

Meeting Point: The Block Arcade, 100 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne CBD

Your guide will meet you outside the Elizabeth Street entrance. If you arrive early, please pop inside to browse in Australian By Design.  It’s a unique store showcasing local artwork and has a lovely gallery. Bill would love to show you around. Mention you are on the Chocoholics tour to receive a 15% discount.

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