City Hire Cars have a range of day tours and multi-day tours taking in Melbourne and Victoria’s best sightseeing spots.
Our tours cater to both overseas and local tour groups taking in locations like The Great Ocean Road, the Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula Winery tours plus Victorian ski tours, Sovereign Hill, fruit picking tours plus much more.
We tailor our tours to your requirements, your choice of sights to see, restaurants for lunch and dinner as well as the departure times. We have over 25 years of experience and will provide our recommendations or pre-packaged tour options.
Great Ocean Road Tours
The Great Ocean Road on Victoria's South West Coast is one of the world's most scenic coastal drives taking in the iconic surf beaches, the natural rainforest and wildlife, the 12 Apostles.
The Great Ocean Road starts at Torquay which is about 2 hours drive from Melbourne and runs 244 kilometres to Warrnambool.
Our Great Ocean Road Tours take in any of your choices of the 12 Apostles, Cape Otway Lighthouse, lunch at your choice of restaurant, stops to view wildlife as well as stunning coastal views.
We can pick your group up from any Melbourne CBD hotel or any other Victorian location you may be staying at.
Most tours are one day but there is the option of two or three-day tours as well.
As with any of our tours the choice of vehicle is up to you, we have luxury sedans for small groups, Mercedes people movers and 12 seater Mercedes minibuses. For larger groups, we have medium to large buses available.
Phillip Island Penguin Tours
Philip Island is located about two hours drive South East of Melbourne and is home to the World famous Phillip Island Penguin Parade.
Each night at sunset the penguins come in from the Ocean to spend the night in their inland burrows. It's a magnificent spectacle that you can view from three grandstands as well as the boardwalks as the penguins make their way up to 2 kilometres inland.
The penguin parade time varies during the year, in the middle of summer it can be as late as 9:30 pm, while in winter it can be as early as 5:30 pm.
There are plenty of options to fill in your day on our tours to Phillip Island. For family fun, there is the Churchill Island Heritage Farm that is accessed at the Eastern end of Phillip Island. There's farm animals, vintage farm cottages, cow milking, Australian wildlife and other farm attractions.
Near the Penguin Parade is Nobbies Centre looking out over Seal Rocks, The Nobbies, and The Blowhole. Nobbies Centre features educational displays, cafe, children's play area, and gift shop.
You can also enjoy a leisurely walk along the fabulous Phillip Island ocean beaches or an evening meal in the beautiful town of Cowes.
Victorian Wine Tours
Victoria is famous for her many wineries and City Hire Cars can take you on a Yarra Valley wine tour and get you back without ever having to worry about the driving. Arrive in comfort and leave without a care in the world having sampled some of the country's best wines. Many of the wineries around Victoria have first-class restaurants with food matched to the wines on offer.
And with the growth of the wine regions, such as the Yarra Valley, there are now added attractions such as the recently opened Tarrawarra Museum of Art, that showcase the best in Australian and international art. Montsalvat, on the outskirts of Melbourne, is another famous part of Victoria's cultural life that is open to the public and easily accessible in the comfort of a chauffeur driven car.
Melbourne Shopping Tours
Let us take you on a tour of Melbourne's best shopping locations.
Melbourne has some of the best shopping centres and open-air markets for visitors to shop at.
We provide tours to Chadstone shopping centre, Queen Victoria Market, Chapel Street Shops, Emporium and Melbourne Central in the CBD, DFO South Wharf outlet store plus Doncaster, South Melbourne Market and much more.
Our shopping tours include:
- Comfortable air-conditioned minibus or chauffeur car
- Knowledgeable local guide/driver.
- Your choices of shopping centres and markets.
- Flexibility to choose your dining location.
Melbourne City Tour
Melbourne is Australia's most cosmopolitan city, with many of its most exciting treasures hidden in bustling laneways or on the city fringe. The best way to explore Melbourne is with a chauffeur driven tour in one of our limo cars or luxury maxi cabs.
A relaxing ride with a driver that has extensive local knowledge will mean that you never get lost, and you get the opportunity to take in all of Melbourne's sights.
If you're travelling to Melbourne to see one of the national and international sporting events that are hosted in the city each year, then City Hire Cars can tailor a package to suit your itinerary. Whether it's the Australian Open, AFL, soccer, cricket, rugby or the Grand Prix that takes your passion, we will get you to your event on time and help you beat the crowds on the way home. Melbourne is also home to Australia's most famous horse racing event: the Spring Racing Carnival. The Spring Racing Carnival is a must for anyone out for a good time in Melbourne in October and November.
City Hire Cars can tailor a tour of Melbourne to suit you including the famous St Kilda beach, to the boutiques and bars of Chapel Street, the world-class art at the NGV, or a day at footy, we've got you covered. If you're unfamiliar with Melbourne, we can recommend events and places of interest, as Melbourne's diverse culture has something for everyone.
Transport to Sovereign Hill, Ballarat
Sovereign Hill in Ballarat is an open-air museum set in Victoria's early gold digging area.
A day at Sovereign Hill is a day filled with fun and adventure. Discover all the action and excitement of life as it was in 1850s Ballarat during the greatest alluvial gold rush the world has ever seen.
Sovereign Hill is a living museum with working exhibits brought to life by costumed characters and over 40 horses. Set on 25 acres of an original mining site, Sovereign Hill is a goldfields town with shops, hotels, a theatre, schools, factories, gold diggings and underground mines to explore.
Sovereign Hill is an easy 90-minute drive from Melbourne and we have plenty of free parking on-site.
Mount Hotham and Falls Creek Ski Tours
Enjoy the spectacular skiing, hiking and scenery with one of our ski tours to the Victorian Alpine region.
City Hire Cars have a range of child restraints available from baby capsules to booster seats, your child's safety is our priority.
Call us on 1300 CITY HIRE CAR (1300 248 944) or use the enquiry form on this page to discuss your private Melbourne and Victorian tours requirements.