10-14 October 2016 | MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

Regional and local day tours


Greater Victoria Tours

Some of the most popular destinations of Victoria have been selected for you to visit and give you the opportunity to discover this enchanting region.
The following tours are available to book through the registration portal only, and are available for both delegates and accompanying persons to take part on.

For further information in regards to pre and post congress tours, please contact Link Tours, ITS 2016 Congress's preferred Tour Operator.
Paul Robinson, Tours Director, Link Tours Pty Ltd
P: +61 3 9699 8422   E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Departure point: Tours will depart from the Melbourne Convention Centre entrance on Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006


Mornington Pensinsula VINEyards - Friday 7, and Wednesday 12 October 2016, 0900 – 1830 hours , Cost: $195 pp

Well known as the most popular summer holiday destination for Melbournians, it's a region that's highly acclaimed for its food and wine. Nestled between the waters of Port Phillip and Westernport Bays, the climate is ideally suited to the production of high quality chardonnay, pinot gris and pinot noir. The enviable food scene that has developed around the vineyards has further heightened the region's wonderful diversity.  

Includes: Transport, wine tastings with cheese & biscuits at Moorooduc Estate, wine tastings at Yabby Lake, Quealy and Stonier Vineyards, main course a la carte lunch, glass of wine & coffee at Merricks General Store, tastings at Mornington Peninsula Chocolates, bottled water, guide and gst.

Sovereign hill and Ballarat wildlife park - Saturday 8 and Tuesday 11 October 2016, 0800 – 1730 hours Cost: $164 pp

Travel to the west where much of Melbourne’s early wealth was derived, from the goldfields of Ballarat. Break the journey up with a visit to the Ballarat Wildlife Park. Nestled in a native bushland habitat, get up close to many of Australia's native animals such as kangaroos, koalas and emus. Continue on to Sovereign Hill, the recreated gold mining township of the 1850’s. Here, you'll visit this perfectly re-created 1850s living museum showcasing the working and living conditions of the Gold rush era.

Includes: Transport, entry to and guided tour of Ballarat Wildlife Park, entry to Sovereign Hill, Red Hill Mine tour, gst. 

Wildlife and Wine - Sunday 9 October 2016, 0900 – 1830 hours Cost: $210 pp

Travel through to the north-east of Melbourne through the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley to the Healesville Sanctuary, home to more than 200 species of native animals in a natural bush setting. Enjoy a guided tour of this outstanding facility before arriving at Yering Station for lunch in their superb restaurant. The day concludes at De Bortoli with a wonderful selection of cheeses that will be matched to their estate range of wines. 

Includes: Transport, entry to & guided tour of the Healesville Sanctuary, wine tasting, main course lunch, glass of wine & coffee at Yering Station, wine tasting with cheese at De Bortoli, guide, gst. 

Yarra Valley VINEYARDS - Saturday 15 October 2016, 0900 – 1830 hours Cost: $195 pp

Visit the beautiful Yarra Valley and enjoy tastings at De Bortoli, Yering Station, Medhurst, Domaine Chandon and Coldstream Hills. Appreciate why this region enjoys such a high profile with its world class production of sparkling and table wines and outstanding food. 

Includes: Transport, all wine tastings, lunch, glass of wine & coffee at Yering Station, glass of sparkling at Domaine Chandon, cheese platter with tasting at De Bortoli, guide, gst. 

phillip island PENGUINS - Saturday 15 October 2016, 1330 – 2130 hours Cost: $150 pp

Enjoy the antics of the world's smallest penguins at fascinating Phillip Island. The sight of Australia's largest fairy penguin colony emerging from the surf and waddling up the beach with food for their young brings howls of delight from an enthralled crowd. 

Includes: Transport, entry to Koala Conservation Centre, Penguin Parade with Penguin Plus Viewing Platform, guide, gst. 

Great ocean road - Sunday 16 October 2016, 0730 – 1900 hours Cost: $130 pp

Imagine a road that hugs the side of sheer cliffs, where the native bushland meets the blue waters of the Southern Ocean. Experience the temperate rainforest at Maits Rest that features fern gullies and giant myrtle trees. There’s also the koalas at Kennett River and the spectacular coastline that’s home to the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and the Razorback. 

Includes: Transport, lunch, entry to the Port Campbell National Park, guide, gst. 


Local Melbourne Tours

Half day tours will take place during the week and are available to book for accompany person only.

INTRODUCTION TO Melbourne WALK -Thursday 13 October 2016, 0900 – 1200 hours Cost $50 pp, based on a minimum of 20 people. 

The best way to discover Melbourne is on foot with an experienced walking tour guide ! The guide will take you on an eclectic journey through this most exciting city. You will discover laneways, arcades, obscure treasures and much more. A little history and attention to amazing architecture will inspire all visitors. 

Includes: Guided city walk, coffee, gst.  

Marvellous Market - Friday 14 October 2016, 0900 – 1300 hours Cost $85 pp, based on a minimum of 20 people.

This four hour coach tour is designed to give you an orientation of the city. The tour includes visits to points of interest such as Queen Victoria Markets, Melbourne Cricket Ground and Olympic Park, Spencer Street Station, Federation Square, The Shrine of Remembrance, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Albert Park Lake and the Grand Prix site.



City of Melbourne Fun Activities

Please see below to discover some of the best activities that the City of Melbourne offer. If you wish to organize your own activity while visiting the city, Link Tours, ITS 2016 Congress's preferred Tour Operator, will be pleased to assist you and book activities on your behalf. For further information, please contact:
Paul Robinson, Tours Director, Link Tours Pty Ltd
P: 03 9699 8422  E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Melbourne City Sights Tour - Duration: 4 hours

This four hour coach tour is designed to give you an orientation of the city. The tour includes visits to points of interest such as Queen Victoria Markets, Melbourne Cricket Ground and Olympic Park, Spencer Street Station, Federation Square, The Shrine of Remembrance, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Albert Park Lake and the Grand Prix site.

Melbourne Bike Tour - Duration: 4 hours

Experience the iconic sights and character of Melbourne by bike, on the city’s safe, scenic bike paths.

Explore the hippest parts of Melbourne, including graffiti alleys and hipster bars, cafes, and shops.Learn insightful tips from your local guide, including some of Melbourne’s best secrets.Enjoy the impressive views of Melbourne, and stop to snap some photos along the way.

The Royal Botanic Gardens - Aboriginal Heritage Walk - Duration: 4 hours

Experience Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens in a more traditional way by taking part in the award-winning Aboriginal Heritage Walk. An Indigenous interpreter will give you a greater understanding of the customs and rich heritage of the local Boonwurrung and Woiworung people, taking you on a journey through the camping and meeting grounds of the traditional owners of the land, against the vibrant setting of the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Experience a traditional smoking ceremony and discover traditional uses of plants for food, tools and medicine.

City Helicopter Flight - Duration: 30mins (20min flight)

Enjoy a view of Melbourne and its surrounds like no other.  Take in everything Melbourne has to offer from the towering city skyline, Docklands, Albert Park Lake, the pristine St Kilda foreshore and famous MCG sporting precinct.  This is a truly spectacular tour and undoubtedly the best way to see the city.

Yarra river boat cruise - Duration: 1 hour

As you cruise up to historic Herring Island and Como House, you will pass some of Melbourne’s most famous landmarks, gardens and sports arenas including Birrarung Marr Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens, The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), The National Tennis Centre (Rod Laver Arena), The Melbourne Sports & Entertainment Centre, Olympic Park, AAMI Park (Melbourne’s newest Soccer stadium), Toorak Mansions and ornate bridges. This peaceful part of the Yarra offers beautiful views and is only minutes away from the heart of the city. The tree-lined Yarra River catches the true charm of Melbourne.


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