Doggy Urban Explorer

Discover your own backyard! Melbourne has so much to offer Peeps and Paws and this specially designed boutique adventure explores some of the very best places.  Enjoy morning tea near the Shrine of Remembrance, a private Yarra cruise in a restored wooden boat, a Venetian style private boat ride around the Ornamental Lake, walks through the Botanical Gardens, individual picnic basket of goodies enjoyed on the banks of the Yarra and finish at an outdoor bar for a beverage with new and familar paws. Total walking is about 4km overall and is simply a Pawfect way to enjoy being with your dog!

9:30am - 3:30pm

MelbourneSat 23 Jan 2021Sat 13 Feb 2021Sat 27 Mar 2021

Discover your own backyard and take in the best Melbourne has to offer.  We meet at the Shrine of Remembrance and then wander over to the Botanical Gardens for morning tea. Then onto a 3km walk through the picturesque gardens down to the Yarra River for a cruise on a restored wooden boat. You will not believe what you learn from Skipper about the history of Melbourne. A picnic lunch on the banks of the Yarra is the pawfect way to relax with individual baskets filled with goodies. Then it is off to a private Venetian style boat ride on the Ornamental Lake in the gardens followed by a 2km walk sniffing all the scenery has to offer. No matter how long you have lived in Melbourne, this day will give you a new experience and with your fur-kid by your side.

  • Meeting time is 9;30am. 
  • Finish time is approx 3:30pm
  • Meet at steps of the Shrine of Remembrance.
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  • 45 minute Yarra cruise
  • 30 min cruise on the Ornamental Lake in the Botanical Gardens
  • Morning tea - expresso coffee/tea and bakery item.
  • Individual picnic basket lunch with a loan picnic blanket.
  • Branded acrylic stemless wine glass to keep
  • Guided walks 
  • Menus are seasonal are of an exceptional quality and quantity. Example menu may include;
    • Ancient grain salad with poached chicken or marinated tofu
    • Quiche or seasonal vegetable tart
    • Bakery item
    • Popcorn
    • Sparkling Wine 
    • Fruit
  • Water for all guests.

Pesky but important information

  • It is essential you arrive on time as we have specific booking times with our  vendors which cannot be changed.
  • All dogs must be desexed at time of the tour
  • Only 2 dogs per person
  • Max of 15 dogs per tour
  • All guests must be 18 years or over
  • This tour is requires all guests to be able to walk 5km on paved surfaces with some slight inclines through the gardens.
  • AFTER you have booked you will need to complete our Guest Details Form.
  • All dogs must be de-sexed and have a current vaccination for the annual Canine Cough and to a 'C5 level'. We will contact  your vet to verify these details.
  • No retractable leads or correctional style collars as these can present hazards in groups and on the bus.
  • It is essential your dog is in good health and able to socialise with other dogs and humans.
  • Whilst we understand sometimes circumstances change, unfortunately there are no refunds once a booking has been made. We can transfer you to another date if 2 weeks notice is provided.
  • If 2 weeks notice is not able to be provided there is a $50 administration fee per booking.
  • If the tour is cancelled due to extreme weather we will transfer you to the next available date.
  • Ensure you have clothing and shoes appropriate to the weather and walking.
  • We pride ourselves on the relationships we have with our trusted venues and as such we want to respect the time they take to make sure our bookings are just right. If we have to converse continuously with them for changes, this can impact their business. So please understand that if you change your mind we need 2 weeks notice, so we can continue to respect our supply chain and that includes us!
  • Full Terms and Conditions HERE
  • We can cater for all dietary requirements, including Vegan
  • Please specify your dietary requirements in the Guest Details Form which will be sent after you book and must be completed by each adult and dog on your booking, please include any food allergies.
  • Please bring any medications you require with you on the day.