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. The vision of Josh Oakes and Suze Healy, 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.

Our Team

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Josh Oakes

Founder

Entrepreneur, travel lover, experience seeker, adventurist, coastal dweller, city worker, keen surfer, backyard cricket champion, and passionate ‘people person.’ Since 2006, Josh has grown the business into a reputable tourism operation, employing an experienced, creative and energetic team with a broad range of skills and expertise in all facets of the travel and lifestyle industries.

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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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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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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.