Experience Acacia

The graceful Acacia (a-cay-sha) tree, commonly known as the wattle, instantly conjures up images of Australia. As our national floral emblem, the Golden Wattle emblazons the Australian Coat of Arms and its green foliage and gold flowers are the inspiration for our national sporting colours.

That’s why we have chosen the Acacia flower to represent our passion for Australia and the great state of Victoria.

Acacia Luxury Private Tours offers exclusive private travel experiences in Melbourne and throughout regional Victoria. Drawing upon extensive local knowledge and our relationships with a vast network of providers, we have carefully fashioned unique itineraries designed to showcase the very best each region has to offer.

Through a process of consultation, we gain an understanding of our clients’ own personal interests and willingly tailor itineraries to meet their discerning needs. That’s the beauty of bespoke private travel.

So why choose Acacia? It’s simple really. We are all about unsurpassed service, safety, and total commitment to making a visit to our beautiful state a memorable one. It’s the added touches, or “magic moments” as we like to call them, that set Acacia apart from our rivals.  A glass of champagne as our guests watch the sunset over the Twelve Apostles, a behind-the-scenes tasting of a back vintage hosted by the winemaker herself, or a picnic of local produce in the glorious surrounds of the Australian bush.

At Acacia, we select only the finest restaurants, cellar doors, and providores to form the heart of your unforgettable experience. But in the end, it’s the friendships we forge with our clients along the way that are the true testament of our dedication.


Our Vehicles

Tour in complete luxury with Acacia. Our fleet has been carefully selected with guest comfort and safety in mind and is comprised only of European luxury marques such as Mercedes Benz and Audi. Expect latest model vehicles with leather seating, roomy cabins, and Wi-Fi equipped.


Our Directors

PAUL MURRAY

Paul has been an active member of the Australian tourism industry for almost two decades. Prior to co-founding Acacia, Paul gained several years executive experience in the luxury touring market in Victoria in addition to eight years of destination marketing with both Tourism Australia and Visit Victoria. Paul is a passionate advocate for the Australian tourism industry and currently holds the position of Chairman of the Victorian/Tasmanian branch of the Australian Tourism Export Council.

Outside of delivering memorable moments for clients, Paul loves to explore Melbourne and regional Victoria’s ever-changing food and wine scene –  combining business with pleasure! While the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula are ever popular with international guests, Paul particularly loves the less visited wine regions of King Valley, Macedon Ranges, and Grampians.

STUART DOBSON

A medical scientist with two decades of success as an executive with an American multinational healthcare company, Stuart is accustomed to travelling.  Fulfilling a long-held ambition, he has now combined that passion for travel with the finer things in life by co-founding Acacia.

A proud Melburnian for three decades, Stuart grew up on a dairy farm a stone’s throw from the iconic Twelve Apostles on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. His family history in the area means he is often well acquainted with our partner suppliers. Furthermore, he can share his inside local knowledge with guests, from the best vantage points, wildlife sighting, and even a remarkable after-dark glow worm tour in the Great Otway National Park.

Stuart’s great passion is food and wine. To complement this, Stuart has recently completed an internationally recognised qualification in wine and spirits and looks forward to sharing his enthusiasm and knowledge with guests.