Acacia Luxury Private Tours specialise in creating exceptional experiences for discerning guests around Melbourne and throughout regional Victoria.
Drawing on extensive local knowledge and an unbridled passion for showcasing their incredible state, co-owners Paul Murray and Stuart Dobson are committed to delivering unsurpassed service and safety on every visit to this vibrant state.
Acacia strives to create special ‘magical moments’ for guests on every tour. Whilst they only select the finest providores, restaurants and cellar doors to introduce to guests, it’s the stories behind the products and the genuine friendships formed with their guides that create the real everlasting memories on each journey with Acacia.
Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and Australia’s second-largest city. It’s known for its lively, cosmopolitan centre set on the northern banks of the Yarra River as well as a fanatical love for the creative arts and good living.
Visitors appreciate its restless creative energy as well as its distinct enclaves like Chinatown, the Greek Quarter and Carlton (Italian quarter), home to cultural flavours, specialties and charm. The nightlife is buzzy, intimate and cutting edge: wander through the historic laneways to find the latest hidden restaurants, music venues and bars, then spend the morning shopping amongst the glitz and glamour of the ‘Paris End’ of Collins Street.
Acacia are a very highly regarded touring company, and we recommend you include a day out and about with their team, to discover the vibrancy of Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Tours are on a private basis where the tour itinerary is tailored to suit your interests. Below are two of The Tailor’s favourite itineraries that we regularly utilise as private tours.
Great Ocean Road & Helicopter Journey
From watching talented surfers expertly navigate the wild waves of Bells Beach, to viewing an iconic natural Australian landmark from your very own private helicopter, this is an incredible way to enjoy the breathtaking Great Ocean Road coastline.
With just so much to see and do along the Great Ocean Road, Acacia has picked the best locations for you to visit on your full day of adventure. Start with morning tea high on the rugged clifftop at Split Point, before getting up close and personal with some of Australia’s cutest locals, including koalas and native parrots.
Enjoy a delicious lunch in gorgeous Apollo Bay, before enjoying the final stretch of the journey, talking a turn inland and through the lush greenery of Great Otway’s towering rainforest. After emerging from the National Park, you will arrive at the Twelve Apostles limestone stacks.
Completing your journey is a 75-minute scenic helicopter flight, taking you high above the craggy remnants of the remaining Apostles. Finishing your experience in luxury, enjoy the beauty of the scenic landscapes from the helicopter, before touching down in Melbourne to end a magical day.
Phillip Island Wildlife Encounters
The perfect experience for animal lovers, this journey to Phillip Island allows you the opportunity to encounter Australia’s unique fauna.
Beginning at the Moonlit Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, today’s wildlife journey will start with an exclusive keeper-led activity. Hand feed kangaroos and wallabies walk with dingo’s, and even pat a koala.
After Moonlit, absorb the magnificent coastal views at the lookout points along The Nobbies, all the while keeping an eye out for the beautiful Little Penguins. As the sun begins to set, your guide will continue your journey toward to Penguin Parade visitor centre on Phillip Island.
Prior to the Little Penguins arrival, your local ranger will lead an informative journey through the penguin colony, taking you away from the crowds so you can enjoy this experience away from the
masses. Watches as these lovely little creatures make their way from the ocean, crossing the beach to the safety of their burrows.
Before beginning the drive back to Melbourne, enjoy a delicious dinner at a popular local restaurant – finishing off a wonderful day surrounded by good food and great company.