May 16 2017
I recently went to Melbourne using the iVenture Card and decided to use this experience to create a 2 and 3 day itinerary. My plan is to give you some inspiration on how you could experience as much as possible in Melbourne and at the same time save money with the iVenture Card. I will quickly mention, I quickly discovered that although saving money is great, one of my favourite features of the iVenture card is the flexibility, once you have one you simply walk up to attractions, no pre-booking, show them the card and walk in. Super convenient! Anyway…
Although 2-3 days doesn’t really give you a lot of time to discover this awesome city, this well-rounded itinerary will give you a taste of the street art, rooftop bars, culture, coffee, wildlife and nature, and most importantly you will get a good feel for the city. But be prepared…it’s action packed!
Day 1 and 2 are all about exploring the city while day 3 (if you have one, so this is optional) takes you out to experience stunning nature with Melbourne trip planner. Remember that you can simply copy the itineraries and then edit them to suit your interests.
If you’re planning to save money with the iVenture Card, make sure to pick it up from Federation Square before the next attraction.
A 3-hour tour may seem like a lot of time but these tours are run by locals who know their stuff! They will show you a load of main sights, help you orientate the city, and tell you great stories and facts about Melbourne. You’ll also discover some street art and there’s a chance to grab lunch during the tour
I will mention that the iVenture Card includes a load of great Melbourne bus tours if you would rather a more comfortable option. Opting for one of these tours could save you an additional $AUD70 per adult!
I usually don’t include aquariums and zoos/sanctuaries because I don’t like the idea of animals being kept in captivity. However, I did a load of research about Melbourne zoos as I wanted to go to Werribee Open Range Zoo. After researching the topic, I discovered that Melbourne zoos are all about animal conservation and wellbeing, and educating people on the importance of preserving wildlife. You actually learn a lot at the Melbourne Zoo’s so I will include them in this instance!
Perhaps after the aquarium you have had enough of animals? Check out our other option…
If you got too engrossed in the Zoo or the Gaol and missed the last CitySightseeing bus to St Kilda, don’t panic! Simply jump on public transport to get there instead, or spend the rest of the evening in the city, there are plenty of places to explore.
Simply select one of the itineraries (blue button) to access and start editing your trip to suit you.
Save up to AU$20 for 2 Adults with the iVenture Card vs. paying at the door on the day*
If you have a third day in Melbourne, I highly recommend you get out and see some of the amazing nature around Melbourne. You can plan another day in the city if you really want as it has plenty on offer…
Phillip Island is home to the world’s smallest penguins and you can witness them during an evening penguin parade when they waddle up the beach after a long day’s work fishing, the penguins alone are an awesome reason to visit the island!
Note: I highly, highly recommend you hire a car for Phillip Island, it will make the journey a lot easier and more enjoyable. However, if that simply isn’t an option check out this site for alternatives (there are also some Phillip Island Day Tours if you don’t have a car).
So, here are the things to do on Phillip Island:
It’s a great day out for the whole family, and it will definitely provide you with an experience to remember! The iVenture Card includes the Phillip Island Nature Park pass and the Antarctic Journey so you’re covered for all the above.
Save more than AU$120 for 2 Adults with the iVenture Card vs. paying at the door on the day*
To make this work you have to start early and you need a car. If you don’t have a car, you may have to sacrifice Werribee Open Range Zoo and check out the tours available for the Great Ocean Road.
This day definitely requires a lot of driving so be prepared!
Save more than AU$90 for 2 Adults with the iVenture Card vs. paying at the door on the day*
The Dandenong Ranges is natures paradise and it’s right at Melbourne’s Doorstep! This option is particularly good if you don’t have a car. Puffing Billy (iVenture) is a bit of fun too – it’s an old steam train that takes you through original stations and over trestle bridges. However, the great thing about the train is that the tracks take you through a section of the ranges that can’t be reached by car…this makes it quite unique! There are some extremely stunning lakes and forests, and townships along the way.
Save more than AU$120 for 2 Adults with the iVenture Card vs. paying at the door on the day
*When using the iVenture Card you have full flexibility, meaning you simply turn up at an attraction and show the card with no prior booking. At the end of the 2 and 3 day itineraries I will let you know how much you could save. Our savings are based on how much it would cost for 2 adults to pay for attractions ‘on the day at the door’ and don’t take online savings from Traveloris into consideration as that wouldn’t be a like for like comparison. When you plan your trip Traveloris will always tell you how much you could save with iVenture on the booking page.
Check out our Sydney Trip Planner for similar iVenture Savings.
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