Chelsea:

Population: 6,700 (2010)(2006)
Postcode: 3196
Area: 2.6 km (1.0 sq mi)
Location: 30 km (19 mi) from Melbourne
Local Government Area: City of Kingston
State District: Carrum
Federal Division: Isaacs
In and around Chelsea:
Port Phillip Edithvale Chelsea Heights
Boston Chelsea Chelsea Heights
Port Phillip Bonbeach Patterson Lakes

Chelsea is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 30 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Kingston. At the 2006 Census, Chelsea had a population of 6694.

Chelsea is located on Port Philip Bay and is the most important bayside suburban centre between Mordialloc and Frankston. Chelsea is very popular with beachgoers during summer. Also popular is Bicentennial Park, located about 1 km inland on the site of a former rubbish tip. It has recently been redeveloped with modern barbecue and play equipment, most notably the Mount Chelsea adventure playground.

While there are older homes in the area, with the Chelsea Post Office opened around 1907, most of Chelsea was developed post-World War II. Many houses were demolished to make way for single storey units in the 1960s and 1970s. Chelsea has smaller households, fewer families with children and more elderly people than most other Melbourne suburbs.

A large shopping strip is located along Nepean Highway. The largest shop is a Woolworths Supermarket that opened at new nearby premises in November 2009. The old supermarket site has been redeveloped as an arcade.

Chelsea has its own railway station on the Frankston line. Its main bus route 902 ) is a SmartBus service operating to Springvale, Glen Waverley and Nunawading. Route 858 operates to Edithvale, Aspendale Gardens and Chelsea Heights. There are also limited services to Mordialloc via Route 706 and Dandenong via Route 857 .

Chelsea is also home to many church, community and sporting organisations. The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League. AFL legend Leigh Matthews played his junior football at the Chelsea Football Club.

Golfers play at the Australasian Golf Club's Chelsea Public Golf Course on Fraser Avenue in neighbouring Edithvale.

Great Walks of Australia: 4-Day Twelve Apostles Walk more_vert
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Celebrate Australia’s great outdoors on the four-day Twelve Apostles Walk, one of the Great Walks of Australia. Spend four days of moderate hiking in the Great Ocean Road region, following isolated trails to wild coastal vistas, and sleeping in comfort each night at a relaxing ecolodge. Enjoy a guided 4-day walk, with transport from Melbourne, accommodation and a spectacular helicopter flight over the Twelve Apostles included. Experience the tranquility and beauty of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, with tour numbers limited to 12 participants.

This 4-day Twelve Apostles Walk is one of the Great Walks of Australia, a collection of walks that take you into ancient rainforests and vast national parks, among other breathtaking environments. With a guide, meals, and comfortable lodging included, you’ll make the most of your journeys to these special national parks and other spectacular locales on highly customized walking journeys.

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3-Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour Including the Great Ocean Road more_vert
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Join a micro-group of just 8 guests for a relaxing, rewarding and stimulating tour full of scenic diversity. This tour takes in the breathtaking scenery of the Great Ocean Road, one of Australia's best wine regions and vast farmland on route from Melbourne to Adelaide. Traveling in a micro group with no more than 8 people combined with a thoughtful and refined itinerary allows you to relax and unwind while taking it all in. Your experience of this region should not be rushed or crowded. You will be guided by an expert guide, and enjoy  great food and accommodation to help you get the most out of your time in this special part of the world. You will have time to enjoy the coastal road and townships, the rainforest and the rolling hills, and spend a night overlooking the coast, waking up to the sounds of the ocean.

After pick up from your Melbourne city hotel or Federation Square, travel through the vast volcanic plains on route to Geelong where you have time to stroll along the beautifully transformed waterfront. The first stop along the coast is at Bells Beach, a famous surfing beach. The focus then turns to Australian native wildlife as you have the opportunity to observe Eastern Grey Kangaroos in the wild.

You'll then begin traveling the very scenic, cliff-hugging section of the Great Ocean Road. While winding along, stop to view the ‘Arch’ while your guide shares the story of this memorial road.

After lunch in Lorne, you'll stop at many scenic spots including Kennett River where you can see koalas and many colorful native birds in the wild. Take a 1-kilometer guided walk through a cool temperate rainforest gully to see the world’s tallest flowering plants and prehistoric plants. Your private self contained villa at Beacon Point Ocean View Villas is set high on a hill overlooking the Southern Ocean. A great place to relax and unwind. Dinner tonight is at the iconic Chris's Restaurant.

Day 2 starts with breakfast at Bay Leaf Cafe before a scenic drive through the Otway Ranges and onto the ‘Shipwreck Coast’. The first stop is at Castle Cove overlooking the Aire River valley. The 12 Apostles are Icons of Australia’s natural beauty. You'll arrive as the stacks are lit with the morning sun making them perfect for photos and crowd free. After hearing of the creation of the stacks and holding some of the limestone rock you can explore the boardwalks or brave a helicopter flight along the coastline (own expense). You'll then visit ‘Loch Ard Gorge’, the site of the most famous 19th century Australian shipwreck. While hearing the tale you will be able to see and hold some original artifacts from the ‘Loch Ard’.  

Port Campbell is the lunch stop for today. After lunch, visit London Bridge, Bay of Islands and Bay of Martyrs. The journey then continues through Warrnambool and onto Tower Hill Game Reserve where you may have the chance to see koalas, kangaroos and emus. Continue through picturesque Port Fairy towards Mount Gambier, home of the ‘Blue’ crater lake. Check into your accommodation at ‘The Commodore’ in Mount Gambier where dinner and breakfast are included. 

Day 3 starts with a drive through the Coonawarra wine region and a visit to the World Heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves National Park for a cave tour with a local guide. Continue through another South Australian wine region of Padthaway to Keith for lunch. Visit the very popular tourist village of Hahndorf and Mount Lofty summit for impressive, birds-eye views of Adelaide and surrounds. Arrive in the Adelaide at around 6pm where your tour ends.

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Private Tour: Great Ocean Road Helicopter Tour from Melbourne more_vert
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Experience the magnificent beauty of the 12 Apostles on a luxurious helicopter flight along the Great Ocean Road coastline. You'll be picked up from your Melbourne hotel by sedan 4-door limousine or Range Rover Sport to board your own private helicopter. This breathtaking helicopter tour includes a picnic lunch near the famous rock formations.

You'll be treated to a day of visual indulgence on this Great Ocean Road Helicopter Tour. After being picked up from your Melbourne hotel by sedan 4-door limousine or Range Rover sport, enjoy refreshments in the V.I.P. departure lounge before embarking on your helicopter flight.

Words cannot describe the majesty and beauty of flying along the Great Ocean Road. Your pilot will dip down to do beach runs, then fly high so you can take in the enormity of the Great Ocean Road coastline.

Upon arrival at the 12 Apostles you will complete a scenic flight around these offshore rock formations before your V.I.P. landing directly next to the 12 Apostles boardwalk.

You'll enjoy some sightseeing on the ground and a light picnic lunch before you take to the air again on your return scenic helicopter flight back to Melbourne.

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Customized Private Great Ocean Road Day Trip from Melbourne more_vert
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You will be hosted by a renowned tour guide in Australia who is an expert on the Great Ocean Road as you immerse your senses on one of the most spectacular private tours ever! This full day Great Ocean Road tour features an array of unique scenery; from rugged coastlines, charming seaside towns, native Australian wildlife, temperate rain forest with the world's tallest flowering trees; The Mountain Ash, and  gigantic limestone and sandstone formations carved by natural elements of ocean, weather, and wind ( 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and Razorback).

This is a Private, Full-Day Great Ocean Road Tour conducted in a Luxury Vehicle (Modern, Spacious, and Immaculate with 8 seats) with an Outstanding Tour Guide!

*We highly recommend to our dear guests that this tour is done in REVERSE to avoid the large crowds (this is one of the most visited destinations in Australia!). 

Please refer to this itinerary below as a guide:
  • 8.30 AM Pick up from your accommodation
  • Take an inland, country-side drive DIRECT to the main highlights (Port Campbell National Park, home of the 12 Apostles).
  • Along the inland drive, there are opportunities to stop at small country towns to stretch your legs and have some refreshments.
  • Arrive at the Port Campbell National Park
  • 12 Apostles
  • Loch Ard Gorge
  • Razorback
  • Rain Forest Walk (featuring the tallest flowering trees in the world; Mountain Ash.)
  • Scenic Coastal Drive along the Great Ocean Road
  • Apollo Bay (Seaside town where you may stop for lunch. There are several options from sit-down restaurants to casual cafes.)
  • Koalas and Native Birds in the Wild 
  • Lorne (Seaside town)
  • Kangaroos in the Wild
  • Return to your accommodation in Melbourne by around 7.30 PM.
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Private Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Express Tour from Melbourne more_vert
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Private Tour that is Fast-Tracked so you get more time to spend in the lively city of Melbourne. Take this Express Tour Direct to the 12 Apostles of the Great Ocean Road, visiting the highlights in the Port Campbell National Park such as the world-famous 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and Razor Back. Cross it off your bucket list and go direct to the 12 Apostles!

Start your day with an early 7:30 AM pick up from your Melbourne City accommodation. The drive to get to the 12 Apostles is approximately 2.5-3 hours inland. You will have a chance to stop along the way at one of the small country towns to refresh and grab a coffee.

The first glance of the coastline will blow your mind; the sculptured coastline is incredible and a truly unique experience. The 12 Apostles is the most photographed natural sight in Australia. You will take a short walk to the view spots and experience this incredible location with a personal guide/photographer leaving with some excellent photos of your group.

While you’re in the heart of the Great Ocean Road you will also visit the Loch Ard Gorge, a walk down to a narrow cove with two caves on each side. This is a really beautiful beach with a history of a shipwreck known as the Loch Ard. Gaze over the Razor Back view spot, a real highlight of the area. This whole area is filled with formations, small islands and unique landscapes. It’s a truly SPECTACULAR place to snap some pictures and take in the views. You should arrive back at your accommodation at approximately 3 PM.

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Private Mount Buller Ski and Snow Tour from Melbourne more_vert
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Snow, Snow, Snow! Get unforgettable skiing, snowboarding on tobogganing experience at Mt Buller ski and snow resort on this private tour from Melbourne.

The Mt Buller ski resort is a 3-hour drive from Melbourne. At a height of more than 1800 meters, there are hotels, restaurants, and ski slopes. 300 hectares of snow covered slopes are ready for skiers and snowboarders on all four sides of the mountain with twenty-five ski lifts.

Your private Mt Buller snow and ski tour will begin early in the morning, with a pick up from any hotel or address around Melbourne. The trip will go through the Yarra river valley, hills, and highlands offering astonishing views.

You will make a stop in the small town of Mansfield, established at the base of Mt Buller. Here you will be able to purchase or hire essential equipment and clothing.

After arriving at the top of the mountain, you will have up to 6 hours for skiing, snowboarding or tobogganing. At the end of the trip, you will be taken back to Melbourne.

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Private Yarra Valley Day Trip from Melbourne more_vert
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Indulge yourselves on a private day trip to Australia's Yarra Valley Wine Region from Melbourne. With an expert private guide, travel through the rolling hills of the valley to visit boutique vineyards, excellent restaurants, and farms that showcase local produce. Your guide has plenty of knowledge to share about the best wines and most beautiful locations in the region; and will reveal hidden gems that are not on typical tourist routes!

This is a Private Tour to the Yarra Valley, which is conducted in a Well-Appointed, Luxury Vehicle (comfortable and spacious with 8 seats), and hosted by a renowned tour guide who is an expert in the region!

Please refer to this itinerary below as a guide of your day:

  • 10.00 AM Pick up from your accommodation
  • Wine Tasting at Medhurst Winery (Boutique winery which specializes in a French style of wine making).
  • Wine Tasting at Soumah Winery (Boutique winery situated on top of a hill, surrounded by an array of vineyards; specializes in an Italian style of wine making).
  • Winery Lunch (Suggestions include: Yering Station for a fine-dine Modern-Australian winery lunch, Giant Steps for a mix of Modern-Mediterranean and Modern-Australian cuisine in an eclectic setting; Soumah for a charming, boutique experience which features Modern Italian cuisine).
  • Sparkling Wine Tasting at Domaine Chandon
  • Tour through the Domaine Chandon wine-making process
  • Finish your day either at the Yarra Valley Chocolatier and Ice Creamery/ Dairy/ Another Winery/ Brewery/ Distillery 
  • Return to your accommodation by 5 PM

*This is a flexible itinerary and may be tailored to suit you. Please let us know in advance if you'd like to have this day customized.
*Meals and wine tasting fees are at guests' own expense. Wine tasting fees vary between $5 AUD- $15 AUD p/p per tasting, which is sometimes redeemable upon purchase of a bottle.
*Complimentary water is provided. 
* Our Tour Guides are all Accredited, Highly Reputable with 5-STAR reviews, and have their Advanced First-Aid Certificates. 

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Private Tour: Wombat State Forest Wildlife Safari 4WD Tour from Melbourne more_vert
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Go on 4-wheel-drive adventure through Victoria's Wombat State Forest on this private 8-hour tour that provides the opportunity to see waterfalls, taste mineral water, discover gold rush history, and spot wild animals including wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, and owls. An afternoon departure time means you'll be able to see the wildlife in both the daylight and at night, when the animals are more active. Dinner and snacks are included, numbers are limited to 11 people to provide a small-group experience with a guide who tells you stories and facts about the area.

Designed for those who want to get out of the city to see the natural beauty of Victoria, your tour starts with pickup at your Melbourne hotel by a custom-built 4-wheel-drive bus. You then travel towards the great dividing range to the town of Trentham, where you'll visit Trentham Falls, the longest single-drop waterfall in Victoria.

After another brief ride on the bus, stop to taste mineral spring water and view historical sites of the Victorian gold rush and colonial development of the area. You'll do all this while traveling by 4WD through Wombat State Forest on testing tracks, which traverse the Great Dividing Range, running from South Australia all the way to Queensland (not that you’ll be going that far!). By traveling in an off-road vehicle limited to a maximum of 11 passengers (your friends/family or collegues) you're able to check out many hidden places not frequented by most other visitors.

Stop for dinner (location decided on the day of travel), which varies each tour; it could be a barbecue, a home-cooked meal, or a local restaurant. While you eat, wait for night to fall and the nocturnal animals of the forest to awaken. Then drive through the forest to a number of locations as you search for animals like the common nosed wombat and the eastern grey kangaroo in their natural habitats—this may involve going for a short walk through forest to find them. Enjoy the scent of the eucalyptus trees, and on a good night, you might also have the chance for some stargazing, looking for the Southern Cross constellation.

Your tour ends as you head back to the city for drop-off at your Melbourne accommodation, with your guide making sure you safely enter before leaving.

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Great Ocean Road Trike Tour for Two from Melbourne more_vert
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This private sightseeing trike tour is one of the great road tours from Melbourne! This Great Ocean Road sightseeing tour allows you to get up close and experience sparkling surf beaches, cliff top views and winding roads.

Exploring the scenic beauty of Victoria's Great Ocean Road is definitely the road trip. Your local operator wants you to experience the rush, but not rush the experience so they've decided that a little bit longer for this tour is essential to allow you time to experience, and not just view, the sights. You'll quickly discover why this region is Victoria's holiday destination of choice.

Take in the sights from your luxury Boom trike on the winding cliff tops as you travel the great road or there's time to wander down to some of the beaches. Start at the beginning of the Great Ocean Road at Torquay and visit various locations including Winki Pop and Bell's Beach before proceeding to Anglesea, Airey's Inlet, Fairhaven, Lorne and Apollo Bay where you take a break before returning. You visit numerous lookouts and other locations - such as Erskine Falls - for a diverse day and your local provider works with you in determining how much time you spend in various idyllic locations. It's all about the ride and the road on this trip with stops along the way to take in the breathtaking views.

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Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise more_vert
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Come on a magical hot air balloon flight over Melbourne - one of the few cities in the world that you can soar above in a hot air balloon! Admire Melbourne's city skyline at early dawn as your balloon flies for approximately one hour and then toast your good fortune with an optional champagne breakfast. Your Melbourne balloon flight includes complimentary hotel pick-up for your convenience.

You will then be transported to the launch site for your Melbourne balloon flight where you may help with the launch, or stand back and take pictures. In the early morning light your balloon will drift over Melbourne's parks, gardens and the Yarra River as the city comes to life. As your balloon floats above Melbourne you'll look down on some of the city's iconic venues including the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Park and Albert Park racetrack. Your balloon flight over Melbourne will last for approximately one hour. After the final landing and packing the hot air balloon away, head back to the centrally located Pullman on the Park where you can then stay for breakfast or take a quick 10-minute walk back to the city center.

Where you fly on Melbourne balloon flights:
Balloon flights in Melbourne are weather dependent and your route will be determined by the winds. Your balloon may fly over Melbourne's CBD, which is laid out in a large rectangular grid like pattern on the northern banks of the Yarra River. Alternatively, your Melbourne balloon flight may head over the inner suburbs, parks and gardens to discover why Victoria is labeled the Garden State.

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Melbourne Baywatch Half Day Trike Tour for Two more_vert
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Tour through Melbourne's iconic bayside tourist attractions, landmarks, sights and locations on this wonderful half day sightseeing trike tour for two.

Explore Melbourne’s spectacular bay views and iconic bayside landmarks aboard a stunning Boom Trike and learn of some of the intriguing maritime history. Begin where Melbourne itself began by touring the Western edge of the Bay near the mouth of the Yarra River - start by exploring the historic maritime village of Williamstown, located on Hobson’s Bay and Port Phillip Bay. From here, you’ll see glorious views of Melbourne across the Bay, and learn of the area’s rich maritime history and its significance in both the development and defense of Melbourne, and its leading roles in our emerging industries of the time. 

From there, cross back over one of Melbourne’s major bridges to explore the Bay from the Eastern side of the Yarra River and visit historic Station Pier in Port Melbourne, the berthing place of the passenger liners and the ferry to Tasmania. Then travel along the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay to visit the ever popular St Kilda area with all its charms and iconic landmarks including Luna Park, the Palais Theatre, St Kilda Pier and the Esplanade Markets (operating on Sundays only). The ultimate bayside tour gives you the time to walk around and explore these sights, including walking out onto St Kilda Pier to take in some great city views and maybe spot a Little Penguin from the colony in the breakwater. 

Now move on down the Bay and tour past some of Melbourne’s most expensive bayside real estate, stopping for views from some glorious bay vantage points before visiting those famous Brighton Beach Boxes. Take the opportunity to get your toes in the sand and admire these colorful Melbourne icons. Then visit Black Rock Jetty to put the final pieces of Victoria’s maritime history puzzle together at the breakwater off Half Moon Bay. View the Cerberus wreck and learn a little about the only surviving ship of the Australian colonial navies. 

Adapt and personalize your tour depending on your requirements within the time frame, so if you prefer less walking you may have time to include a visit to Albert Park Lake and a lap of Melbourne’s Formula 1 Grand Prix track on the way back from Port Phillip Bay.
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Half-Day or Full-Day Tour with Private Guide from Melbourne more_vert
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If you're looking for a personalized sightseeing experience in Melbourne, book this half-day or full-day customized tour with a private guide who will take you around the city to see the sights that interest you. Nearly all requests can be met, whether you wish to visit top attractions in Melbourne itself or head out on a day trip along the Great Ocean Road. You can also enjoy concierge services from your guide, such as organizing restaurant reservations. This tour is suitable for all sorts of groups, from families with young children to business travelers with limited leisure time. When booking, select the duration and group size that matches your party.

Your half- or full-day private tour begins with pickup at your accommodation in the Melbourne central business district (CBD) by your private guide. For 1-7 passengers, the vehicle is a 2017 Mercedes Valente (subject to availability), and for groups larger than 7 passengers, the vehicle is a 2017 Renault Master (subject to availability). 

With the flexibility to design your own itinerary, your sightseeing adventure can feature many possibilities, such as a shopping tour, a visit to the Healesville Sanctuary to see Aussie animals, a trip to either the Yarra Valley or Red Hill region to enjoy local wineries, or checking out the famous little penguins of Phillip Island. Perhaps head to the Great Ocean Road, or explore Point Nepean and the Mornington Peninsula. Or, enjoy a general tour of Melbourne to see city attractions and suburbs like St Kilda, Fitzroy, South Yarra, Toorak, and Brighton.

Prior to your tour, you’ll talk to your guide to decide exactly what you want to do during your seven or eleven hours of time with him or her. After your tour, you may take advantage of your guide’s concierge skills for the duration of your time in Australia or New Zealand at no extra charge.

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