Melbourne Laneways & Cycleways

A half-day walking and cycle tour of Melbourne

Stroll the cobblestones of Melbourne’s labyrinth of laneways and arcades before taking off on two-wheels past incredible architecture and iconic stadiums to immerse yourself in the eclectic inner-city neighbourhoods rich in heritage, creativity and colour.

Commence the tour on foot in Melbourne’s famed laneways and arcades. Browse the boutiques of Block and Royal Arcades, admire Hosier Lane’s urban art scene or simply take a moment to soak up the Continental energy and atmosphere of Centre Place.

Continuing to the intersection of Flinders Street Station and Federation Square you will be fitted with a light helmet and hybrid 21-speed bicycle and your expert guide will take you on an informative discovery of local neighbourhoods. Ride along the bank of the Yarra River to the home of the Australian Open tennis grand slam and iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Visit the trendy urban village of Fitzroy where the smells of fresh coffee drift from cafes, and music permeates from vinyl shops and second-hand stores.

Stop in at Melbourne’s ‘Little Italy’ for a coffee and spoil yourself with a gourmet treat at renowned Brunetti café before cycling the elegant Victorian-era streets of Carlton past the Royal Exhibition Building. Continue to the bustling Queen Victoria Market before concluding your tour at Federation Square.


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Highlights

  • Walking tour of Melbourne’s iconic Laneway’s and Arcades
  • Private cycle tour of Melbourne and its inner-city neighbourhoods
  • Morning tea at renowned Brunetti café

Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Private 2-hour cycle tour with bicycle and helmet
  • Morning or Afternoon tea

Commence

09:00am (Morning) or 01:00pm (Afternoon) from your Melbourne hotel / address (Start time is flexible)

Duration

Approx. 4 – 5 hours



Australia's Greatest Golf Courses

A day of golf at one of Melbourne's famous Sandbelt courses

The iconic sandbelt region of Melbourne boasts a fabulous group of golf courses that epitomise the golden age of golf architecture.

These highly ranked layouts are ideally located just a short drive from Melbourne’s central business district and conveniently located within a short distance of each other.

A rich vein of sandy loam subsoil in the region provides the rare opportunity to construct incredible green complexes defended by bunkers with quite heavy lips, while the fairways are covered with a base grass of couch noted for its firmness and year-round vibrancy.

Acacia Luxury Private Tours can arrange the perfect Australian golfing experience with access to Australia’s leading courses, luxury vehicle or helicopter transfers, sightseeing and lunch at leading restaurants.


ROYAL MELBOURNE (Australia #1 World #6)

Recognised as one of the leading golf clubs in Australia with two of the pre-eminent golf courses in the world.
West Course: Length: 6077m, Par 72
Designer: Dr Alister MacKenzie
East Course: Length: 6007 m, Par 71
Designer: Alex Russell


KINGSTON HEATH (Australia #3 World #19)

One of the jewels in the Melbourne Sandbelt, Kingston Heath enjoys an enviable reputation for its superb conditioning all year round.
Course length: 6352m, Par: 72
Designers: Dan Soutar & Alister MacKenzie


VICTORIA (Australia #11 World #94)

Victoria offers a golfing experience on par with the world’s best. The beautifully landscaped course is designed to challenge both the amateur and professional golfer.
Course length: 6278m, Par: 72
Designers: Oscar Damman & Bill Meader, with Dr Alister MacKenzie.
Currently – Ogilvy Clayton Golf Design


METROPOLITAN (Australia #12)

For almost a century Metropolitan Golf Club has been regarded as one of the finest championship courses in Australia.
Course length: 6430m, Par: 72
Designers: J B MacKenzie (original)
Dr Alister MacKenzie, Peter Thomson (previous modifications)
Ogilvy Clayton Golf Design (current)


COMMONWEALTH (Australia #19)

Commonwealth is revered for its challenging driving holes and subtle sloping greens which call for accurate shot making when playing from the fairway.
Course length: 6380m, par: 73
Designers: Sam Bennett, Charles Lane & Sloan Morpeth


PENINSULA KINGSWOOD (Australia #20)

The South course is known as one of Australia’s toughest championship courses.
The North has recently come into its own after remodelling.
South course length: 6321m, Par: 72 North course length: 6124m, Par: 72
Designers: Original: Sloan Morpeth
Current: Ogilvy Clayton Golf Design


YARRA YARRA (Australia #34)

Since 1898, Yarra Yarra has been a part of Melbourne’s history. Walk the fairways and corridors and enjoy an experience with the spirits of great amateurs and professionals who have gone before.
Course length: 6102m, Par: 72
Designers: Original: Alex Russell. Current: Dr Martin Hawtree


HUNTINGDALE (Australia #46)

One of Australia’s premier championship golf courses.
Consistently rated as one of the best conditioned courses in the country.
Huntingdale is also the Sandbelt’s youngest.
Course length: 6363m, Par: 72
Designer: C.H. Alison


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Inclusions

  • Access to Melbourne’s famed Sandbelt Golf Courses
  • Cart and club hire
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • Bottled water


Need to Know

  • Most courses require guests to provide a letter of introduction from their member course
  • Medical certificates may be required


Information or Quote

Info@acaciatours.com.au


Melbourne by Night

An after dark discovery of the city’s river, laneways and creative restaurant and bar scene

Melbourne is a city teeming with creativity and its bars and restaurants are no exception with the most exciting venues often behind obscure doors, up unmarked staircases and down darkened alleys. What better way to discover Australia’s “Capital of Cool” than heading out on the town with a local?

Start the night with a glass of Australian sparkling wine as you glide through the city along the Yarra River. Marvel at the magnificent skyline and soak up the energy and atmosphere of the Southbank restaurant and bar precinct before disembarking your private cruise at Federation Square.

Set off on foot as your guide introduces you to some of the city’s culinary hotspots. Sample signature dishes that showcase the diversity of cuisines and depth of experimentation for which Melbourne’s chefs are world renowned.

As the night progresses, and we get to know you better, expect something unscripted based on your own personal preferences. Perhaps you have a sweet tooth or a penchant for a fine single malt whiskey? Maybe venture to a rooftop cocktail bar to take in views of the city lights? What is certain is that by evening’s end you will have a greater insight in to our city’s enviable dining and bar scene.

Make an enquiry for a Melbourne Night Tour


Highlights

  • Cruise the Yarra River with Sparkling wine taking in the sights of Melbourne
  • Experience signature dishes at some of Melbourne’s renowned culinary hotspots
  • Exploring Melbourne’s thriving small bar scene
  • Uncover hidden laneway and roof top bars and cafes


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Private river cruise (Approx. 45-mins)
  • Progressive dinner with beverages
  • Vehicle transfers (Tour is primarily on foot)


Commence

06:00pm from your Melbourne hotel / address (Start time is flexible)


Duration

Approx. 5 hours




Melbourne Laneways & Waterways

Wander cosmopolitan laneways, browse market stalls and cruise the Yarra River with lunch

Snaking its way through the heart of the Melbourne, the sepia-coloured Yarra River is one of the stars of the Melbourne Laneways & Waterways tour. Before you take to water, first celebrate the city’s unique laneway and market culture.

Begin your tour with a visit to the Queen Victoria or South Melbourne market, each offering insight into Melbourne’s famed liveability. Wander bustling meat, fish, and dairy halls sampling fresh oysters, artisanal cheeses and pastries, or browse unique, locally designed merchandise.

Take in the vibrant Arts precinct, Flinders Street Station and the grand Victorian civic buildings of Spring Street before setting off on foot to explore Melbourne’s labyrinth of laneways and arcades. Browse the boutiques of Block and Royal Arcades, admire Hosier Lane’s urban art scene or simply take a moment to soak up the Continental energy and atmosphere of Centre Place.

Step on board your private cruise, sit back and enjoy lunch with a glass of Australian sparkling wine as you glide along the Yarra River. Marvel at the magnificent skyline from a very different angle, with the gleaming new Docklands precinct, Federation Square and the Royal Botanic Gardens as your dramatic backdrop.

Melbourne laneway tours are a great way to explore the city and coupled with a cruise on the Yarra River Acacia’s Laneways & Waterways tour is the perfect day out for visitors to Melbourne.


Make an enquiry for a Melbourne Laneways & Waterways Tour


Highlights

  • Produce tasting at the bustling Queen Victoria or South Melbourne Market (Tuesday – Sunday)
  • Uncover street art and hidden gems in Melbourne’s vibrant laneways precinct
  • Private river cruise taking in the sights of Melbourne including Federation Square, Flinders Street Station, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Royal Botanic Gardens, Southbank, Docklands and more
  • Cruising lunch of gourmet sandwiches, cheese and fruit platter served with Australian beer, wine and soft drinks


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Private river cruise (Approx. 1-hour)
  • Light lunch with beverages
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Commence

10:00am from your Melbourne hotel / address (Start time is flexible)


Duration

Approx. 5 hours


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Melbourne City Private Tour

A half-day tour of this eclectic, stylish city including key attractions, laneways and arcades

Melbourne offers magnificent riches for the curious willing to lose themselves in bustling markets and hidden laneways.  Join your local guide to uncover surprises from manicured botanic gardens and city beaches to intricately detailed Victorian arcades and graffiti daubed city walls.

Begin your tour with a visit to the Queen Victoria or South Melbourne market, each offering insight into Melbourne’s famed liveability. Wander bustling meat, fish, and dairy halls and sample fresh seafood, artisan cheeses and pastries, or browse unique, locally designed merchandise.

Explore the bayside playground of St. Kilda with expansive views and exotic buildings such as the Palais Theatre and Luna Park. Stop for an iconic postcard photo with the colourful bathing boxes lining the foreshore of Brighton Beach before returning to central Melbourne via the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit and the Shrine of Remembrance to take in panoramic views.

View Melbourne’s vibrant Arts precinct, Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and the grand Victorian civic buildings of Spring Street then set off on foot to meander through Melbourne’s labyrinth of laneways and arcades. Browse the boutiques of Block and Royal Arcades, admire Hosier Lane’s urban art scene or simply take a moment to soak up the Continental atmosphere of Centre Place.

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Highlights

  • Melbourne’s icons of Federation Square, Flinders Street Station, Royal Exhibition Building, and The Shrine of Remembrance
  • Highlights of Melbourne’s street art scene
  • Enjoy fine coffee in Melbourne’s vibrant laneways and arcades
  • Produce tasting at the bustling Queen Victoria or South Melbourne Market (Tuesday – Sunday)
  • Bohemian St Kilda and the cake shops of Acland Street
  • Colourful Brighton Beach bathing boxes

Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Morning or Afternoon tea
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks

Commence

09:00am (Morning) or 01:00pm (Afternoon) from your Melbourne hotel / address (Start time is flexible)

Duration

Approx. 4 – 5 hours