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Around the Bay Sightseeing and Bay Cruise
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Around the Bay Sightseeing and Bay Cruise

By Explore Australia Tours
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Ages 0-99, max of 21 per group
Duration: 10h
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Live guide: English
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  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Beer Tasting Paddle at St Andrews Beach Brewery
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bay Cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Queenscliff
What's not included
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer 4 pickup locations from Melbourne CDB which are listed above as well as upon checkout. Your pickup will be between 7:55 - 8:30 depending on which pickup you selected. Your exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed. Your tour returns to Melbourne between 18:00 - 18:30.
  • Other:
  • Mercure Melbourne Southbank, 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
  • Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Her Majesty's Theatre, 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Mail Exchange Hotel, 688 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 159345P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Around the Bay Sightseeing and Bay Cruise?
How much is Around the Bay Sightseeing and Bay Cruise?
Around the Bay Sightseeing and Bay Cruise price starts from AU$193.75. Discover and book Around the Bay Sightseeing and Bay Cruise on Tripadvisor
What is the Around the Bay Sightseeing and Bay Cruise cancellation policy?
Around the Bay Sightseeing and Bay Cruise cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Around the Bay Sightseeing and Bay Cruise on Tripadvisor
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Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Geelong Waterfront
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 4
    Searoad Ferries
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    London Bridge
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 6
    St Andrews Beach Brewery
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 7
    Arthurs Seat
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 8
    Bathing Boxes Mornington Peninsula
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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    Great experience
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    penguins good itinerary bad
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  • gemmak721
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    Incredible
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  • B4540YSdaniellea
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    Great tour and great guide!!
    This was a great tour! Our guide was really nice and even offered to take photos of us at the train station. He also provided lots of information and kept the tour exciting and upbeat. The train ride, forest walk, and sanctuary were all great stops. This is a great tour for all ages. I would highly recommend it!!
  • karencassar10
    karencassar10
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    Mornington Peninsula Sightseeing & Bay Cruise.
    Our tour guide Maigread was awesome. Maigread certainly knew the area well and was friendly and engaging with all of us.
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    798hannaho
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    Loved it!
    Matt was amazing! This tour was wonderful. So many great things to see and Matt was so helpful! Plenty of time at the animal sanctuary and one way on the train was plenty!
  • P3731NKhannahw
    P3731NKhannahw
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    10/10 Recommend
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    Eija H
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    Australian penguins
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    Q839FGkatrinb
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    Team WA & Melbourne
    Matt was amazing! His knowledge of the area and his sense of humour is wicked! We all loved his stories and had lots of laughs. Each stop was well worth it! Thank Matt from Team WA!
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    Happiness05199509313
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    Awesome trip !
    Margaret’s knowledge and enthusiasm made the experience truly memorable. We enjoyed the steam train so much. Hi Margaret, Thank you for an incredible tour you provided. We hope to see you again in the future.
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    soniamY8851PG
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    Amazing trip!
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    Get out of city sight-seeing. Wine and beer tasting. Fabulous food.
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    Panoramic and relaxing trip!
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Tauranga, New Zealand1 contribution
Oct. 2023 • Couples
Gary, our driver and guide, was excellent. Took us to key highlights on Mornington Peninsula and gave detailed information. We also went on the round ferry trip from Sorrento and visited the craft beer venue T St Andrews Beach. Highly recommend Gary and this tour.
Written 24 November 2023
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Jenny K
1 contribution
Oct. 2023 • Solo
This tour was a relaxed fun filled day thanks to Brooke and Shane. Wonderful sights of Geelong, the bay and Mornington Peninsular with plenty of informative commentary.
Written 26 October 2023
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Relax301469
6 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Solo
Loved visiting the bay. Margaret was very knowledgable and enthusiastic about this part of Australia. Highly recommended.
Written 7 August 2023
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EireDude
Limerick, Ireland93 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
This is among the best tours I have taken - anywhere. In one longish day it included numerous highlights and a wealth of good experiences. The two guides - Matt for the first half and Peter (Safari) for the second - were welcoming, funny, knowledgeable and flexible. You couldn't ask for better. It helped that we had a sunny day - not guaranteed in Melbourne - so we travelled down the west coast of the bay in brilliant sunshine to Geelong. Here - as in a number of other stops - we were given time to ramble and explore a little - and our small group split up and did so. Our ferry cruise was splendid and we got a substantial, healthy and tasty lunch - plus coffee afterwards. Some of the places we were shown are not much known by locals e.g. the millionaire's walk. The brewery gave us decent samples of 4 beers - and the evening sunshine helped. We delayed our guide - watching kangaroos in the wild - so that we only saw the bathing boxes after sunset but that was our fault.
There were no extra charges and, by Australian standards, the tour was fantastic value for money. I would recommend it highly to anyone visiting Melbourne for the first time.
Written 15 May 2023
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exploreaustours
Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that our tour ranks among your best experiences. Matt and Peter will delighted that they left such a positive impression. We're glad you found the tour fantastic value for money and highly recommendable.
Written 8 August 2023
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Gail D
1 contribution
Dec. 2022 • Family
The tour was cleverly thought out and I got an excellent view of the bay. Both tour guides were excellent and very organized. I highly recommend the trip.
Written 25 December 2022
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exploreaustours
Thank you for choosing to explore the Bellarine & Mornington Peninsulas with us, and for leaving such a positive review. Our Around the Bay Sightseeing tour offers guests the perfect way to visit both regions with a ferry sailing across the bay, and I'm glad you enjoyed it. Our guides are both knowledgeable and experienced, and I'm happy to hear they were able to share their expertise with you. Thank you again for choosing Explore Australia Tours, and we hope to welcome you on another tour soon!
Written 5 January 2023
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Alexandra O
3 contributions
With anything, there is always room for improvement. By the description I thought we would be more (on the water ) experience.
The guides were brilliant. Thanks Ken and Matt.
Written 8 December 2022
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exploreaustours
Hi Alexandra, thank you for your review of our Explore Australia Tours. We're glad you enjoyed the tour itself and our guides, Ken and Matt. We appreciate your feedback and will take it on board as we continue to improve our tours. Thank you again for choosing to travel with us and we hope to welcome you on another tour in the future.
Written 18 December 2022
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Paul M
7 contributions
Had a lovely day out. Saw lots of interesting things and learned about the local community and culture.
Our driver Max was most helpful and entertaining.
Would thoroughly recommend it.
Written 18 November 2022
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exploreaustours
Thank you for your wonderful review, Paul! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your day out with us and that our guide was entertaining and helpful. We hope to have the opportunity to show you more of our beautiful country on future tours. Thank you again for choosing Explore Australia Tours!
Written 21 November 2022
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Anthony J Chapman
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
We had a wonderful day with Kyle our tour guide. He was very professional and thorough and made the tour an enjoyable day , we’ll done and I highly recommend this tour
Written 18 September 2022
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exploreaustours
Thank you for choosing to explore Australia with us, rusty ted! I'm glad to hear that Kyle was able to show you all the highlights of the area and that you enjoyed your day. We hope to welcome you on another tour with us in the future.
Written 19 September 2022
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Gina P
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
Sep. 2022
What a great day! And a fun and knowledgeable host in Kyle!
And let's not forget the team behind the scenes (that's you Polly) with their amazing service. :)
Written 18 September 2022
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Nicole M
1 contribution
Apr. 2022 • Family
Matt is honestly one of the best guides I’ve had, taking my cousin and I under his wings throughout the trip! Despite the poor weather, the trip was very memorable and informative.
Written 21 April 2022
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exploreaustours
Hello Nicole, Thank you for your kind words, we agree totally agree with you - Matt is a fantastic guide who can make sure your day is memorable regardless of the weather. Hope you and your cousin enjoy the rest of your travels. Regards, Polly
Written 2 May 2022
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