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

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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On the 19th of September 1919, not-long-returned servicemen from WW1 began construction of the Great Ocean Road. It was a mammoth infrastructure project that gave work to around 3000 ex-soldiers. It was fully completed after 13 years of work.
Prior to construction, the coastline had only been accessible via sea or occasional bush tracks. With shovels and pick axes and the odd bit of explosives, the soldiers literally hand carved a road that would link many isolated coastal towns with each other and to broader civilisation.
Today we are celebrating 100 years of the Great Ocean Road!

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Flinders Street Station looks just as beautiful at night as it does during the day.
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There is plenty of snow at Mount Hotham ⛄️
Our guests are getting ready for their dog sled tour, followed by lots of pats and cuddles.
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Say "cheese!" Here's some of our team waving to the camera!
Can you believe we helped @greenfleetaustralia plant 1000 trees in one day recently?
It was such a great team activity - outdoors in beautiful country #victoria giving a little back to our sacred land.
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The view of the bay from Max’s Restaurant at Red Hill Estate is just divine. So is their food and wine. ⠀
Visit the Mornington Peninsula and you’ll be blown away. ⠀

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It looks a little eerie with the morning fog, but the Black Spur Drive is magical! Just past the town of Healesville in the Yarra Valley you can take this route that sweeps gentry through the tall trees and ferns. ⠀

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There is so much to see and do along the Great Ocean Road, so why not overnight in this magnificent region? ⠀
Wake up to the sounds of the birds and enjoy breakfast with this view from Chris’s in Apollo Bay. ⠀

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Sheoak Falls is located just outside the seaside town of Lorne, on the Great Ocean Road. Sometimes the water rushes over the edge, and other times it’s a peaceful trickle.
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