1 Days

Tour the whole way around the magnificent Port Phillip bay. Have your taste buds tantalized and senses roused. This area has an abundance of wineries, seasonal farms and exhibits to excite while taking in some wonderful seaside views.


Explore Port Phillip Bay and its magnificent Peninsulas with your own private vehicle and guide.  

This tour takes you through bayside suburbs including St Kilda and Brighton on our way to the Mornington Peninsula. Visit spectacular Arthur’s Seat for stunning views of Port Philip Bay then to Mornington Peninsula, the home of some of Victoria’s best wines and food for a tasting. This area also abounds in fruit and floral delicacies; we give you the opportunity to experience this through a visit to a berry or lavender farm.

We enjoy lunch at a scenic restaurant at Sorrento, home of Victoria’s first penal settlement in 1802. After lunch, relax and enjoy a 40 minute scenic ferry ride across the bay from Sorrento to Queenscliff.  From the water get a unique view of some of Portsea’s mansions and recently rescued National Park. The journey takes us past the entrance to the Bay called the ‘Rip’, where many a sailing vessel met their demise only hours from safe arrival in Melbourne.

Queenscliff is one of our most historic seaside villages and our gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula. Continuing our journey we visit the lighthouse at point Lonsdale where we venture out into the ‘Rip’, this time by foot, along a long wooden pier.  

Below this lighthouse and set amongst the rocks is a cave of some significance. It was the haven for a very famous convict escapee by the name of William Buckley, who escaped from Sorrento in 1803. Said to be the man behind the saying ‘Buckley’s or none’ he lived in this region with the local aborigines for 32 years.

We travel back towards Melbourne along the Bellarine Peninsula and through Geelong. We stop for afternoon tea overlooking Geelongs ‘Waterfront’ complex, complete with pier, marina and infamous bollards.  We arrive back in Melbourne around 1730.

Our Around The Bay For A Day tour is a private tour only which departs at 0830 from Melbourne. Pickups are available from all city hotels within Melbourne. Passengers will be returned to their points of departure at 1730 at the completion of the tour. 

Tours include :
• 1 x 2 course lunch

• Entrance fees and tastings as per itinerary
• Ferry Sorrento - Queenscliff
• Private group travel


Our guide Glenn's first comment was "there are no silly questions". Although I think we challenged that comment, you will not find anyone with more information about the Great Ocean Road. The spectacular scenery was only enhanced by Glenn's narratives and his willingness to accommodate our changes to his schedule. A well paced tour that is well worth the fee.
by Wass1958 on Trip Advisor
I took a solo trip to Australia on Feb/ March 2015 and this tour with Pierre of Natural Treasures was one of the highlights of my holiday. I would happily recommend it to anyone who wishes to be shown and informed about the many treasures along this beautiful stretch of coastline.
by Linda P on Trip Advisor
We were more than happy with our three day tour of The Great Ocean Road and the Grampians with Jeremy of Natural Treasures Touring. The small group tour was just what we liked: leisurely, knowledgeable, good food, great accommodation. We had time to really have a good look at the things that make the area so beautiful.
by Traveltwotoo on Trip Advisor
Excellent trip, well organised and well led. Good hotels in beautiful locations. Cannot recommend this strongly enough.
by Charles A on Trip Advisor