Meta: Plan a Melbourne incentive tour with our Corporate incentive travel planners. Inspire your team for success with sustainable, eco-friendly travel and events.
Melbourne – the cultural, artistic, sporting (and coffee!) capital of Australia – is a vibrant and diverse destination for a one-of-a-kind group incentive trip for employees.
Offering a range of sustainable and green travel options, Melbourne also leads the way in eco-friendly accommodation, paddock to plate dining, coast to forest adventures and eco-tours.
And as Australia’s cultural mecca you can expect a vibrant arts scene, a dizzying spread of cuisines, iconic sporting events and buzzing local neighborhoods.
So let’s get started and explore our sample 3-day incentive tour in Melbourne.
Morning: Arrive in Melbourne and kick start your incentive group travel experience with check-in to a sustainable hotel in the heart of the city. Be one of the first to stay at 1 Hotel, Seafarers, a nature-inspired hotel slated to open in 2024, with 280 rooms and a wellness centre, or the Pan Pacific Melbourne, conveniently located right next to the Melbourne Convention Centre and held up as one of the best practiced sustainable hotels in the city.
Afternoon: Embark on a guided street art tour in the famous laneways of Melbourne and support local social enterprises through organisations like Everfresh Studio. Discover captivating murals and graffiti art created by local and international artists, and learn about the city’s thriving street art culture.
Early evening: Head to the Southbank precinct and enjoy a welcome dinner or cocktail events at one of Melbourne’s renowned riverside restaurants, such as Rockpool Bar & Grill – one of Australia’s most awarded restaurants for fine dining and sustainable produce. Delight in a culinary journey featuring exquisite dishes crafted by acclaimed chefs, accompanied by fine wines or craft cocktails.
Late evening: Experience the magic of live performance at one of Melbourne’s iconic theaters. Attend a captivating show at the historic Princess Theatre – built in 1857 it’s the oldest surviving entertainment site in Australia and has played host to many of the world’s top musicals, operas, and shows. Or receive an exclusive after hours group tour at the contemporary Arts Centre Melbourne, and explore new experimental work designed to challenge conventional thinking and encourage new perspectives by leading Australian and international artists.
Morning: Start the day early with a visit to Melbourne’s iconic Queen Victoria Market, a bustling marketplace offering a wide array of fresh produce, gourmet delicacies, and unique crafts. Explore the market’s diverse stalls, chat with local traders, cook up a delicious breakfast at a group cooking class or host a friendly competition to find the best local ingredients.
Mid-Morning: Head to the regions for a sustainable food and wine tour in the Yarra Valley – a renowned wine region just outside Melbourne. Visit award-winning sustainable wineries such as Yarrwalla Vineyard – famous for it’s cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and Six Acres Wines – producer of a number of Gold Medal Award Winning Wines using organic and sustainable growing techniques. Sample a variety of wines, savor a delectable lunch at a vineyard restaurant and learn all about the art of organic winemaking from local experts.
For non-drinkers there’s plenty to enjoy outside of the cellar doors – enjoy cheese tasting at the Yarra Valley Dairy, get lost in the 1.2km Hedgend Maze, or soak up the stunning landscapes of the Yarra Ranges National Park.
Evening: Enjoy a memorable dinner at one of Melbourne’s hidden gem restaurants, such as Attica or Vue de Monde. These acclaimed establishments offer exceptional culinary experiences, featuring innovative dishes prepared with locally sourced ingredients and a true commitment to authentic, sustainable and ethical cooking techniques.
Morning: Venture to the picturesque Mornington Peninsula, known for its stunning coastal landscapes and renowned wineries. For a serene and uplifting start to the day embark on a scenic hot air balloon flight over the region, taking in breathtaking views of vineyards, beaches, and rolling hills.
Afternoon: Visit the charming seaside town of Sorrento and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Peninsula Hot Springs. Relax and rejuvenate your senses in the outdoor thermal baths and breathe deeply into the tranquil surroundings and picturesque coastal views.
Evening: Return to Melbourne CBD and conclude the trip with a farewell gala dinner at an exclusive waterfront restaurant such as The Stokehouse – everyone’s favourite beachfront restaurant at St Kilda. Delight in a menu showcasing the finest local seafood and seasonal produce, paired with exquisite wines. Raise a toast to the success of the incentive trip and the special memories created with your team.