Recommended Melbourne Tours

No trip to Melbourne is complete with visiting the Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island to see two of Victoria’s icons – the Twelve Apostles and the Penguin Parade. Don’t make the mistake of getting so caught up in Melbourne that you never venture beyond the city. There are plenty of incredible day trips to destinations around Victoria that are just as impressive as the vibrant capital. The tours take you to explore some of Australia’s most amazing rural regions.

Day Phillip Island Tour

Every night at sunset, the truly incredible spectacle of the Penguin Parade occurs on the beaches of Phillip Island. The local colony of little penguins emerges from the water to make their way to the burrows in the sand dunes – and this tour is your chance to witness this unforgettable phenomenon in real life!

1 Day Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Tour

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most visited stretches of coastline, boasting an incredible amount of natural landmarks and magnificent sights. This tour will take you to some of the best stops en route and past breathtaking ocean views. You’ll have the chance to stroll along pristine beaches as well as learn more about the natural history of the region.

Half-Day Melbourne City Tour

Enjoy a journey through the city of Melbourne with expert insight into a range of must-see locations. As you make your way through the city, you’ll be surrounded by iconic landmarks, quirky laneways, vibrant street art, and a beautiful waterfront.

More Melbourne Tours

Melbourne is a city that truly lives up to its reputation as a coffee-loving, football-obsessed, and art-filled destination. View more tours on offer by clicking the link above.

Looking for something bespoke?

To organise a bespoke tour or if you have any questions regarding any of the above tours, you are welcome to contact Sightseeing Tours Australia via an online enquiry or call on 1300 661 225 or +613 8488 7398. Note: for the best advice, mention you are attending the IFSO Congress!

Australian Tours

If you are extending tour time before and/or after the IFSO Congress, there is plenty more to see past Melbourne, Victoria. There are a wide range of tours available in every State and Territory in Australia.

Tours Across Australia

When it comes to Australia, no matter what type of holiday you are after, every region has you covered. The country is an endless assortment of natural wonders and unforgettable activities sure to satisfy even the fussiest traveller. From iconic rock formations to bustling city centres, each spot is well worth your time.

How to See Australia in 2 weeks

Australia has you covered, offering a variety of natural wonders guaranteed to absolutely leave you gapping in awe. Whatever landscape you are after, chances are Australia has it, able to accommodate to every possible taste.

Tips & Articles

There are a range of articles and tips available if you are unsure of what you should do with your spare time around the IFSO Congress.

Looking for something bespoke?

To organise a bespoke tour or if you have any questions regarding any of the above tours, you are welcome to contact Sightseeing Tours Australia via an online enquiry or call on 1300 661 225 or +613 8488 7398. Note: for the best advice, mention you are attending the IFSO Congress!

Accompanying Partners

Take an inspiring journey through Leonardo da Vinci’s life with original pages from the master’s notebooks, machine inventions brought to life from his sketches, a digital experience spanning his incredible life story, AI and VR technologies that breathe life into his iconic works, the only exact 360º replica of Mona Lisa in the world, a Renaissance-themed dining area, and more. For a 20% discount, use code IFSO2024 at checkout, or you can show your name badge to the box office at MCEC for the discount. *Only valid for the duration of the Congress.

City Highlights River Cruise

Tuesday 3 September

See the sights of Melbourne from the water on a city cruise. Travel down the Yarra River to take in Melbourne’s famous sights, such as Federation Square, Flinders Station, Rod Laver Arena, Riverside Park, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Includes guided commentary and coffee/tea.

This tour has been arranged for IFSO delegates and accompanying partners.

Melbourne City Foodie Walking Tour

Wednesday 4 September

Spend a half day exploring Melbourne’s foodie scene, while diving into the city’s culture. You will experience exquisite flavours as you make your way around the city and experience new delicacies.

The pickup location is Immigration Museum, which is approximately a 10-minute walk from MCEC.
This tour has been arranged for IFSO delegates and accompanying partners.

Walk and Talk with MUMA

Thursday 5 September, 10am – 1pm

Led by Monash University Museum of Art’s Director, Dr Rebecca Coates, share a morning walking, talking and exploring contemporary art. You’ll meet local gallery directors, curators and artists as we visit leading commercial galleries, artist run initiatives and Indigenous run contemporary spaces around Melbourne’s CBD. Morning tea will be included.

This tour has been arranged for IFSO delegates and accompanying partners.

Half Day Melbourne City Tour

Friday 6 September

Enjoy a journey through the city of Melbourne with expert insight into a range of must-see locations. As you make your way through the city, you’ll be surrounded by iconic landmarks, quirky laneways, vibrant street art, and a beautiful waterfront.

The pickup location is Immigration Museum, which is approximately a 10-minute walk from MCEC.
This tour has been arranged for IFSO delegates and accompanying partners.