MPT’s Travel Inspirations Blog

Get inspiration on some of the fantastic experiences on offer throughout Melbourne and Victoria

Enjoy the President’s Golf Cup and other events this December

Enjoy the President’s Golf Cup and other events this December

The President’s Cup is a biennial men’s golfing event where 12 of America’s top professional golf players face off against an international team with players selected from other countries, not including Europe. Outside of the four majors, the President’s Cup – created and organised by the PGA Tour – is one of the most highly anticipated golf events in the world. And this year, it returns to the Royal Melbourne Golf Club for the third time in its illustrious history. Read more to see how you can enhance your President's Cup experience with us.
What to do in Melbourne during the 2020 Australian Open

What to do in Melbourne during the 2020 Australian Open

You might be headed to Melbourne to enjoy the Australian Open, but that doesn’t mean you should miss out on all the other delights. From the foodie heaven of Flinders Street to the shopper’s delight of Lonsdale Street, to the wonder of the heritage buildings spread along the Golden Mile – Melbourne is a tourist’s mecca with attractions to suit everyone who visits. We can put together a custom package for your entire trip that includes accommodation, a selection of our most popular private tours and our full range of AO 2020 packages.
Experience Melbourne with a private tour guide

Experience Melbourne with a private tour guide

Tours are a great way to experience the best that Melbourne as a destination has to offer and because they’re often tailored around specific interests, finding one that will allow you to experience the side of Melbourne you’re most curious about is relatively easy. But let’s be honest. A lot of people prefer to stay very far away from group tours – and for good reason. In this post, you'll learn why it makes sense to explore Melbourne with a private tour guide.
Is sustainable tourism possible?

Is sustainable tourism possible?

The concept of sustainable tourism is on the rise in the industry, with all of us becoming much more aware of the environmental and social impacts of the choices we make as consumers, and this is reflected in the travel experiences we choose. More and more travellers are turning their backs on traditional holidays provided by large multinational organisations, in favour of more authentic experiences from smaller companies. These smaller companies are generally more respectful to the natural environments, cultures and traditions of the destinations they cover.
Carbon neutral travel: Why this needs to be an ambition for all of us

Carbon neutral travel: Why this needs to be an ambition for all of us

With climate change now an imminent threat to the wellbeing of our planet, we all need to think about changes we can make to our lifestyles. But how can you still enjoy fulfilling travel experiences without causing further damage to the environment? Responsible tourism initiatives are essential when it comes to offsetting carbon emissions and preserving the natural wonders of our planet for future generations. Here are some of the steps Melbourne Private Tours is taking to provide carbon neutral travel.
What is eco tourism and what does it mean for the future of travel?

What is eco tourism and what does it mean for the future of travel?

Travellers all over the world are becoming more and more interested in sustainable travel options. This is particularly topical in Australia, as we have such a rich and diverse natural environment as well as a long, proud indigenous culture. But what does eco tourism mean? How can you make sure you are travelling responsibly and ethically? And what impact will ecological measures have on the future of travel? Here we take an in-depth look at the issue of eco tourism, enabling you to become more conscious of sustainability and make more ethical travel choices.
A Triple Treat: Three of the best reasons to visit regional Victoria

A Triple Treat: Three of the best reasons to visit regional Victoria

To get a real sense of the beauty and atmosphere of regional Victoria, you need to take some time exploring it. From the beautiful beaches along the Great Ocean Road to the majestic scenery of the Grampians and the history and culture of Ballarat, there is so much to discover in this diverse and fascinating Australian state. Here we take a look at some of the real highlights Victoria has to offer, to inspire you if you want to know what to see on a visit to the region.
A Lux Introduction: Lon Retreat and Spa

A Lux Introduction: Lon Retreat and Spa

When you are looking for a wellness retreat in Victoria, Lon Retreat offers all the luxury you could wish for. This recently-opened spa retreat is the ideal place to stop for a couple of nights while you are travelling along the Great Ocean Road, giving you the opportunity to escape from the hectic pace of modern life and reconnect with yourself in a tranquil and beautiful setting. Here are just some of the reasons to pay a visit to this beautiful Lonsdale hotel and spa, which all the latest luxury escape reviews suggest is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most desirable spa retreats Melbourne and surrounding areas have to offer.
A (half) day outdoors: Your introduction to beautiful Werribee Gorge

A (half) day outdoors: Your introduction to beautiful Werribee Gorge

Regional Victoria boasts some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery in the whole of Australia, and you can experience this at its best by paying a visit to Werribee Gorge state park. This unspoilt landscape offers supreme natural beauty, as well as a host of activities to take part in. We’ve taken a closer look at the area to give you a taste of what you can expect from a visit to the Gorge wildlife park and the surrounding attractions in and around the nearest town of Bacchus Marsh.
MCG Luxury: Discover the excitement and fascinating history of Melbourne Cricket Ground

MCG Luxury: Discover the excitement and fascinating history of Melbourne Cricket Ground

Australia is world-famous for its sporting successes, and no sports venue in the country is more iconic than Melbourne Cricket Ground. Millions of sports fans visit this legendary venue each year, along with the National Sports Museum which can be found on the same site. So what better way to discover more about the venue, and the many sporting events held here, than with an MCG tour? We have gone behind the scenes to explore the fascinating history and vibrant atmosphere of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, so we can take you on your own MCG tour.
Truffle Heaven: Why it’s time to go truffle hunting in Melbourne

Truffle Heaven: Why it’s time to go truffle hunting in Melbourne

Truffles are considered one of the finest culinary delicacies around, and Australian truffles are among the best in the world! But what are these unusual fungi? Why are they so exclusive and expensive? And how do you know where to find truffles in Australia? We have taken a closer look, to help you discover everything you need to know about these fine ingredients, including the booming market for truffles in Victoria, to add an extra-exclusive element to your visit.
Discover the Victorian Pyrenees

Discover the Victorian Pyrenees

The Pyrenees region in Victoria offers some of Australia’s most stunning scenery, with a dramatic and powerful beauty that is instantly recognisable and completely unique. Yet this region is still less well-known than many of Victoria’s other destinations. There is so much to explore here, from well-preserved Gold Rush towns to breathtaking, rugged landscapes – and of course, the famous Pyrenees wineries! Come with us on a tour of discovery in and around the Victorian Pyrenees, and find out why this region has to be visited to be appreciated.
Visit the Grampians: The essential places to see on a Grampians national park tour

Visit the Grampians: The essential places to see on a Grampians national park tour

While the Grampians is mainly known for its spectacular scenery and the quality of the hiking here, this region also offers a fascinating insight into the indigenous history and culture of Australia, as it contains one of the richest collections of Aboriginal rock art in the country. In addition, it is a major wine region where some of Australia’s best-loved wines are produced. While it would take a long time to explore the Grampian Ranges in the detail they deserve, here are some of the main activities to enjoy, and places to visit, in the Grampians if you are only here on a short tour.
The High Country Victoria: Ways to explore this beautiful region

The High Country Victoria: Ways to explore this beautiful region

While the Grampians is mainly known for its spectacular scenery and the quality of the hiking here, this region also offers a fascinating insight into the indigenous history and culture of Australia, as it contains one of the richest collections of Aboriginal rock art in the country. In addition, it is a major wine region where some of Australia’s best-loved wines are produced. While it would take a long time to explore the Grampian Ranges in the detail they deserve, here are some of the main activities to enjoy, and places to visit, in the Grampians if you are only here on a short tour.
Visit Daylesford: Everything you need to know about Daylesford sightseeing

Visit Daylesford: Everything you need to know about Daylesford sightseeing

Daylesford, in the heart of Victoria’s beautiful Macedon wine region, is approximately 90 minutes’ drive from the city of Melbourne. If you are wondering how to get to Daylesford from Melbourne, we recommend taking the journey by road, as it takes you on a scenic route through gentle countryside and a number of picturesque Victorian villages. The journey itself is a great opportunity to acquaint yourself with the truly lovely scenery this region is renowned for.

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