Melbourne: The Fashion Capital

Melbourne lays claim to many titles within Australia – culture, cuisine, sport, entertainment, and of course, fashion. Visit two contrasting fashion destinations in today’s tour, led by your MPT guide and a local Melbourne fashion identity – your personal stylist for the day.

Located just 20 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD is the high-end suburb of Armadale: a classic Melbourne neighbourhood with a mixture of modern and heritage homes along leafy tree-lined streets, and “shopping strips” of boutiques, cafes, galleries and spas. Spend time strolling High Street – Armadale’s central strip – browsing the Australian designer boutiques.

Stop for lunch at a local providore serving the finest Melbourne café fare – just as the locals do. Venture further to the premier shopping destination in Australia, Chadstone, featuring 38 luxury brands under its roof – more than double that of central Melbourne. Visit Paspaley for an intimate pearl discovery experience, where you will uncover the magic behind the rarest and most valuable pearls in the world.

Over a glass of champagne you can savour pearl meat canapes, discover a unique family story of adventure and innovation and explore Paspaley’s Signature Collection. The Daily Edited – a new arrival on the international fashion scene – manufacture fine quality leather goods for men and women, featuring their personalised monogram service that provides each item with a unique piece of individuality in under ten minutes. High tea will be served in the private rooms of Anton’s – Australia’s only manufacturer of luxury diamond jewellery.

There’ll also be time to visit other Australian icons such as the Melbourne-made organic range from Endota, plus Kennedy, Zimmerman, Camilla, and a host of international brands with private shopping suites. Enjoy your personal styling assistance or take some tips and wander the shopper’s paradise independently!

Inclusions and Highlights

  • An afternoon with one of Melbourne’s premier fashion stylists
  • The quaint village of High Street, Armadale
  • Leafy tree-lined streets of Melbourne’s inner eastern suburbs Toorak, Malvern and South Yarra
  • Visit the fashion spectacle that is Chadstone – literally known as “The Fashion
    Capital”, a destination that lives up to its moniker
  • Café-style gourmet lunch with beverage
  • Professional stylist to assist with wardrobe and accessory interests
  • Pearl discovery experience at Paspaley
  • High tea in the VIP showroom at Anton’s
  • MPT local guide providing expert commentary
  • Luxurious vehicle with complimentary water

Duration

6-hours

Departure time

Recommended Pick-up: 11:00

Enhance your Experience

MELBOURNE CITY

  • Aboriginal Heritage Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the MCG or Melbourne Tennis Centre
  • Morning hot air balloon flight over Melbourne
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel flight or Eureka Skydeck entry
  • Behind-the-scenes Australian Wildlife Tour at Melbourne Zoo – early morning before public opening times

YARRA VALLEY

  • Tractor farm tour and tasting with Farmer Len at Rayner’s Fruit Orchard
  • Discover the secretive platypus on a “Wade with the Platypus” activity at Healesville Sanctuary
  • Indulge with an upgraded four-course lunch and matching wines at a vineyard restaurant
  • Get up close to the animals at Healesville Sanctuary with ‘Magic Moments’

PHILLIP ISLAND

  • Upgrade to the Underground, Ultimate, VIP or Guided Ranger Penguin Experiences
  • One-way helicopter transfer from Melbourne to Phillip Island
  • Express EcoBoat Cruise to see wildlife including one of Australia’s largest fur seal colonies
  • Night time Koala Prowl – see koalas, possums, bats and more amongst bushland
  • Extend your tour to an overnight adventure including Wilson’s Promontory

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

  • Spa and bathing package at Peninsula Hot Springs
  • Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm or Red Hill Cherry Farm fruit picking (seasonal)
  • Visit The Enchanted Maze adventure gardens
  • Dolphin and seal swimming and sightseeing cruise

DAYLESFORD

  • A massage or spa treatment at Hepburn Bathhouse
  • Upgrade lunch to a full chef’s selection menu with matched wines at The Lake House
  • A guided tour of a specialty producer’s farm
  • Curator-led tour of The Convent Gallery

GREAT OCEAN ROAD

  • One-way or return helicopter or plane transfers to the Great Ocean Road
  • Two-hour surf lesson at Torquay
  • Dusk platypus paddle on Lake Elizabeth
  • Farm homestead experience at “Tarndie” – one of Australia’s oldest working sheep stations