About Us

Our Story

Melbourne Private Tours (MPT) is a full service private touring company, a division of the MPT Travel and Lifestyle Group. The company was inspired by a thirst to share renowned and hidden corners of Victoria. The vision of Josh Oakes and Suze Healy, Melbourne Private Tours was built upon a foundation of creativity and passion for travel and adventure, culinary delights, and discovering the sophistication of Melbourne and the pleasures of regional Victoria.

Melbourne Private Tours offers a range of carefully crafted itineraries and also provides guests with the opportunity to fully customise their experience to suit their individual needs. Tours are suitable for individuals, families and groups. Extended adventures and incentive group touring is also available in all regions of Victoria.

Itineraries and experiences have an emphasis on touching, tasting, connecting and learning each step of the way, with the aim to exceed the expectations of the modern traveller.

Josh, Suze and the Melbourne Private Tours team work closely with their vast network of personal contacts in Melbourne and Victoria to provide guests with immersive and innovative experiences that deliver memorable ‘behind the scenes’ experiences often not available to the general public.

Melbourne Private Tours’ guests will meet the locals; the wine makers, the artisan producers and the people who make Victoria and Australia such a fascinating destination.

Our Vehicles

It goes without saying that a luxury tour operator needs a luxury fleet of wheels – Melbourne Private Tours delivers emphatically on this front with a beautiful, luxurious, well maintained fleet of vehicles. We prefer Mercedes Benz and have assembled a fleet of Mercedes Benz 7 and 11 passenger seat vehicles to ensure you travel in utmost comfort.

All our vehicles are large and spacious with ample leg room and oversized, comfortable seats. They are all fully air-conditioned and feature large, dark tinted windows perfect for viewing the impressive sights on your tour. These luxurious vehicles will ensure your tour with Melbourne Private Tours is a premium, unforgettable experience.

Our Team


Josh Oakes


Business owner and entrepreneur, travel lover, experience seeker, adventurist, coastal dweller, city worker, keen surfer, backyard cricket champion, and passionate ‘people person’, I have taken all the things I love the most and turned them into my job.   Since 2006, the business has grown and evolved and now employs an experienced, creative and energetic team with a broad range of skills and expertise in all facets of the travel and lifestyle industries.


Suze Healy


Suze is an ‘ideas’ girl, a collaborator, experience maker and dream creator. As the Founder and Owner of the MPT Travel and Lifestyle Group, in true entrepreneurial style, Suze has turned her passion (and obsession) for travel and absolute love of people into a successful and rapidly growing business.


Paul Murray

General Manager

Paul has been an active member of the international tourism industry for over 15 years. Prior to joining Melbourne Private Tours he spent 6 years in destination marketing working for Tourism Australia in their Sydney office and Tourism Victoria in Melbourne. He has also worked for a variety of leading tourism suppliers in Australia and the UK. Paul is a strong advocate for the Australian inbound tourism industry and currently holds the position of Chairman of the Victorian/Tasmanian branch of the Australian Tourism Export Council.


Kate Jobling

Operations Manager

Kate Jobling joined the MPT team in the role of Operations Manager in July 2016 after returning home to Melbourne following a few years exploring Europe and working for Abercrombie & Kent in their London headquarters. Kate has a solid background in luxury travel and enjoys delivering amazing experiences for our guests.