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, invidiudal picnic basket of goodies enjoyed on the banks of the Yarra and finish at an outdoor bar for beverage with new and familar paws. Total walking is about 4km overall and is simply a Pawfect way to enjoy being with your dog!

9am - 4:00pm

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Discover your own backyard and take in the best Melbourne has to offer.  We meet at the Shrine of Remembrance for morning tea, then stroll through the Botanical Gardens down to the Yarra River for a private cruise on a restored wooden boat. You will not believe what you learn from Skipper about the history of Melbourne. Then it is off to a private Venetian style boat ride on the Ornamental Lake in the gardens followed by a short walk to explore more of the serene sights.  Individual picnic baskets filled with goodies is enjoyed on the banks of the Yarra and afterwards we wander to an outdoor bar for well earned beverage. 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 9am. 
  • Meet at steps of the Shrine of Remembrance.
  • MAP

Included

    • Morning tea - expresso coffee/tea and bakery item.
    • Individual picnic basket lunch with a loan picnic blanket.
    • 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 and Mineral Water
      • Fruit
    • Water for all guests.
    • 45 minute Yarra cruise
    • 30 minute Punt on lake

    What is not included

    • Picnic basket and blankets are on loan for the day.
    • Additional tea/coffee/wine/food or other purchases at any venues including the ferries.
    • Photos from any photographic sessions.
    • Travel to and from meeting point
    • Additional food or beverages not listed above
    • Beverage at the outdoor bar

Pesky but important information

  • It is essential you arrive on time as we have specific booking times with our  vendors which cannot be changed.
  • Only 2 dogs per person
  • Max of 15 dogs per tour
  • All guests must be 18 years or over
  • 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.
  • 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.