About Us

Our Story

Melbourne Private Tours is a full service luxury private touring operator, inspired by a thirst to share renowned and hidden corners of Victoria. Started in 2006 by two Melbourne locals, the company 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.

We offer a range of carefully crafted itineraries and also provide 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 are 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.

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. Our guests will meet the locals; the artists, farmers, and wine makers; the artisan producers and the people who make Victoria and Australia such a fascinating destination. Let us take you beyond expectations and show you the spirit of Melbourne and Victoria.

The MPT Experience

MPT guides are the masters at delivering a memorable, tailored journey to satisfy the personal tastes of every client. We are proud of our exceptional client-centred service, and hope your touring with MPT will leave memories lasting a lifetime.

With Mercedes Benz as our preferred make, we have assembled a modern fleet of immaculate vehicles that offer seating for up to 11 passengers.

Spacious oversized seats provide ample leg room, and vehicles feature leather upholstery, complimentary Wi-Fi, locally sourced water and amenities, and of course air-conditioning.

Ecotourism Australia Certified

As part of our corporate social responsibility, we offset the environmental costs of our tours through our work with Greenfleet. This means when you book a tour with MPT, you can do so with complete peace of mind as your tour will be carbon neutral – trees are being planted right now to offset any environmental damage caused by our operations.

We also have been recognised for the efforts we make to sustainable tourism. We are extremely proud of the fact that four of our most popular tours have recently been awarded Nature Tourism certification – check out MPT’s eco friendly tours.

Our Team

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Glen Driver

General Manager

Passionate about providing exceptional experiences, Glen has worked in tourism for over ten years, apart from a stint in the not-for-profit sector. Glen believes that unique product inclusions and premium customer service are central to creating lasting memories. With a love for travel and the amazing cultural, epicurean and natural experiences on offer in the city of Melbourne and surrounds, Glen gets to combine the best of both in his role at MPT.

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Darren Levien

Director

Darren has been involved in the travel and lifestyle industries for over 15 years. He has strong passion for leading travel companies and his entrepreneurial spirit flows through from top to bottom. A lover of sport, the arts, photography and nature he is very excited and passionate about the future of MPT and tourism in Melbourne and Victoria.”

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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.

From Our Instagram

Here are our happy guests enjoying a stroll around Albert Park Lake on a warm sunny summer day. ☀️ #melbourneprivatetours #visitmelbourne #albertparklake #citysights ...

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A cloudy early morning sailing across Melbourne. 🌇
It might be a bit chilly but seeing Melbourne’s twinkling lights as the sun comes up is really something special.
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What a view! Looking down on Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay from a helicopter on a lovely spring afternoon. 🚁

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It was all smiles on tour with our guide, Darren. Our guests had a fantastic time exploring Melbourne, and they’re off to see the penguins tonight.
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Last week we attended UK Marketplace in London. Across the 2 day event we met with agents from the UK and Europe who promote Australia and Victoria to their well-travelled clients.
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When the clouds roll in you have the entire beach to yourself. There are hikes and beach walks all across the Mornington Peninsula and we love to do them, rain, hail or shine. ☔️☀️ #melbournprivatetours #morningtonpeninsula #visitvictoria #privatetour ...

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The Ettamogah Pub is located just across the Victoria/New South Wales border near the town of Albury.
This quirky building was styled to replicate a cartoon pub in a series that was published in a national magazine.
It’s a pretty cool venue, so we stopped by for a drink.
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This little fella decided to wander along the Great Ocean Road looking for a drink from one of the fresh puddles at the side of the road. 🎥 @the_social_climber
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Meet Kate - MPT’s Ops Manager extraordinaire.
Meet Simon - our superstar Tour Guide who knows just about everything about the Great Ocean Road.
What a team!

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This could be you - gently cruising above Melbourne in a hot air balloon in the early hours of the morning, watching the sun come up.
You’ve got to get out of bed early for this but it’s absolutely worth it, and you’ll be rewarded with a champagne breakfast afterwards. 📸 @globalballooningaustralia

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What a day to be travelling on Puffing Billy! ☀️
We love getting out of the city and exploring the Dandenong Ranges. A ride on this century old steam train is certainly the highlight of the region.
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Footy finals fever! 🏉
This is the deciding match to see who will go head to head with the Richmond Tigers in next week’s @afl Grand Final! 🏆
Will it be Collingwood Magpies or Greater Western Sydney Giants?! #melbourneprivatetours @collingwood_fc @gwsgiants @richmond_fc #visitmelbourne
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