Once one of Victoria’s great gold mining towns, the town of Castlemaine is still imbued with an old world grandeur which envelops you as soon as you arrive. It’s not only the ornate heritage buildings on every corner that makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time but the essence of the town itself. Life in Castlemaine runs at a slower pace which seems to hark back to an earlier, simpler time. Our charter bus hire services are the perfect way to explore this historic town on a day tour and we’ve put together a Castlemaine itinerary to inspire you. Continue reading
When we are asked where the cultural hub of the state was, most Victorians would answer Melbourne without a second thought, but when it comes to culture, heritage and art, the elegant town of Bendigo gives our capital city a serious run for its money. Continue reading
Puffing Billy is something of a local icon that every Melbournian should ride at least once in their lifetime but the beloved train has a long and interesting history you may not know about. In this article we take a closer look at Victoria’s favourite heritage railway, and uncover some little known facts about it’s history. Continue reading
Everyone loves a bit of musical trivia and to celebrate all the great musicians set to perform at this year’s Groovin’ the Moo festival in Bendigo, we’ve searched through the archives to find some interesting musical facts about three of our favourite acts. Continue reading
The Peninsula Picnic is a golden opportunity to imbibe in all of the things Victoria does best. First held on the Mornington Racecourse in 2015, the Peninsula Picnic quickly proved to be a hit with its alchemic combination of local food, wine, and music in a glorious outdoor setting. Continue reading
As summer fades to a close, what better way to relish in the last of the warm weather than with a day of music, food and fine wine with friends. A Day on the Green has become somewhat of an Australian icon and has been graced by both international and local stars in its 15 year tenure. The upcoming Victorian leg of A Day on the Green takes place in the beautiful Rochford Wines, situated in the stunning Yarra Valley. About an hour’s drive from central Melbourne, Rochford Wines is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy the first weekend of autumn. Continue reading
It’s time for all the gearheads out there to get their engines into gear with round one of the FIM Superbike World Championship 2016 fast approaching. The iconic event is being held at Phillip Island from the 26-28 February, and this year is shaping up to be another great moment in world motorsports with former superbike champions like Jonathan Rea, Tom Sykes, and Sylvain Guintoli set to go head to head once again and the largest number of Australian riders competing in years. Continue reading
For one type of day trip, it isn’t just relaxing to go by bus instead of driving; it is clearly the most responsible choice. One of our most popular tours is the Yarra Valley Day Tour, where you can sip away at delicious wines to your heart’s content without worrying about a designated driver, because we have that covered. Due to its amazing variety of wines and the fact that it is close to a major urban centre, the Yarra Valley has become a popular area for wine tourism, with many of our local vineyards making a special effort to welcome visitors.
Here at Melbourne on the Move, we have years of experience in showing people the sights, landscape, history and culture of Victoria. The area around Melbourne is rich in history stretching back to early Aboriginal civilisation, and there are countless places with an interesting past to explore. Whether you have a school group or a community of pensioners, we’re happy to arrange a fun and educational group outing. Depending on your group and your needs, you have two options in booking a historical tour with us:
The beauty of using a coach hire company for your day out is that you can travel to all sorts of places that may be up to three hours away from the city, and you could end up anywhere from a beach to a ski slope, all without having to drive. Whichever of our day-long bus tours from Melbourne you choose, be prepared for anything by considering our list of four things to pack.