How to Save Money in Melbourne: Is the Klook Melbourne and Beyond Pass Worth It?

Melbourne may be an expensive city, but luckily there are plenty of ways to save money when you’re visiting – while not missing out on seeing the city’s highlights.

Like many other cities around the world, there are several Melbourne attractions pass options which allow you to bundle activities together and save some dollars. In this article, we’re taking a look at the Klook Melbourne and Beyond Pass, covering what it is, how it works and the pros and cons.

So, is the Melbourne and Beyond Pass worth it? Read on to find out!

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What is the Klook Melbourne and Beyond Pass?

The Klook Melbourne and Beyond Pass bundles together 20 Melbourne attractions to save visitors money. There are also premium day trip add-ons that you can include at a discounted rate.

You simply purchase the Melbourne pass based on how many attractions you want, activate it by reserving individual activities on your chosen dates and then enjoy your Melbourne sightseeing!

The pass is valid for 60 days from when it’s activated, giving people plenty of time to use it.

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How much does it cost?

There are a few different versions of the Klook Melbourne and Beyond Pass that you can purchase, depending on how many attractions you want to enjoy.

2 Attractions3 Attractions4 Attractions5 Attractions
Adult$52$80$110$139
Child$39$50$65$85
Note that these prices as are of November 2022; always check the website for the latest pricing and information.

Melbourne attractions included in the pass

There are 20 Melbourne attractions included in the Melbourne and Beyond Pass. Some of them are in Melbourne itself, while others are outside of the metro area. I’ve clarified where each is below, because it may not be obvious to visitors not familiar with Melbourne.

Melbourne attractions included:

  1. SkyBus transfer from Melbourne Airport to the city – Melbourne metro
  2. Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium – Melbourne metro
  3. Eureka Skydeck – Melbourne metro
  4. Werribee Open Range Zoo – about a 40-minute drive from the Melbourne CBD
  5. Melbourne Zoo – Melbourne metro
  6. Melbourne Legoland Discovery Centre – Melbourne metro
  7. Sovereign Hill – outside of Melbourne metro, in Ballarat
  8. Otway Fly Treetops Walk – outside of Melbourne metro, about 2.5 hours’ drive from the CBD
  9. Arthurs Seat Eagle gondola ride – outside of Melbourne metro, on the Mornington Peninsula
  10. Artvo Melbourne – Melbourne metro
  11. Melbourne river cruise on the Yarra River – Melbourne metro
  12. Old Melbourne Gaol – Melbourne metro
  13. IceBar experience – Melbourne metro
  14. Moonlit Sanctuary – outside of Melbourne metro, on the Mornington Peninsula
  15. Enchanted Adventure Garden – outside of Melbourne metro, on the Mornington Peninsula
  16. Ice skating at O’Brien Icehouse – Melbourne metro
  17. Kryal Castle – outside of Melbourne metro, in Ballarat
  18. MCG Stadium Tour – Melbourne metro
  19. Cactus Country – outside of Melbourne metro, in Strathmerton, about 3 hours’ drive from the CBD
  20. Old Melbourne Ghost Tour – Melbourne metro

These are the attractions listed on the website, but when I got to the reservation section, there were actually additional activities that showed up, so you never know your luck!

Activities may change, so make sure you check the website for the latest info.

Melbourne Zoo is one of the Melbourne attractions you can visit with the Melbourne and Beyond Pass - spot koalas like these!
Melbourne Zoo is one of the Melbourne attractions you can visit with the Melbourne and Beyond Pass – spot koalas like these!

Premium add-ons:

Klook also offers four additional activities that you can add on to your Melbourne and Beyond Pass. These are day trips that you pay for, but at a 10% discounted rate.

The day trips are:

  • Great Ocean Road day tour – additional $133 for adults and $115 per child
  • Phillip Island day tour – additional $140 for adults and $120 per child
  • Yarra Valley Wine Tour – additional $179 per adult (kids not allowed for obvious reasons!)
  • Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs and Bathing Boxes day tour – additional $179 per adult and $149 per child

These day tours go to some of the classic Melbourne tourist attractions and are highlights of visiting Victoria.

Does the Melbourne and Beyond Pass save you money?

So, does purchasing the Klook Melbourne and Beyond Pass actually save you money?

I crunched the numbers on a variety of activities to find out!

In most cases, you will be saving money, but you need to be choosing the more expensive Melbourne activities and avoiding bundling together cheaper ones.

For example, if you purchased an adult 3 Attractions Pass (for $80) and then selected Cactus Country, the SkyBus transfer from Melbourne Airport and the Otway Fly Treetops Walk, you’d end up paying more (the three activities are $60.65 when purchased directly).

But if you booked Melbourne Zoo, Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium and Sovereign Hill, you’d end up saving $58 by buying the adult 3 Attractions Klook Melbourne and Beyond Pass.

So, whether you save money or not really depends on your preferred activities.

The Klook website has listed the cost of each activity so you can make an informed decision before you buy.

Or, feel free to use this spreadsheet I created to check the activities you want to do to find out if you’ll save money! Simply select the prices of your preferred activities to see the total cost. Link below:

Check here to see if you can save money!

You can explore parts of Victoria with the Melbourne and Beyond Pass, including Sovereign Hill
Explore parts of Victoria outside of Melbourne, including Sovereign Hill

Klook Melbourne and Beyond Pass – Pros and cons

Having taken a look at the pass and reserved individual activities for myself, here are my thoughts on the pros and cons of the Melbourne and Beyond Pass.

Pros

  • You can save a lot of money – provided you pick your activities right!
  • There are plenty of activities to choose from – a range of 20 is a good number to be able to mix and match (and get the most value from)
  • It’s a great way to see activities many visitors might not be aware of, given that many of them are outside of Melbourne. This would be attractive to visitors who want to explore beyond the city, as well as local Melburnians who want to see more of Victoria
  • There’s a 60-day validity period, which is pretty decent – especially compared to other Melbourne passes that must be used within a 7-day period
  • The website is really easy to use to book the Melbourne pass and then to reserve individual activities
  • For the majority of the activities I booked through this Melbourne attractions pass, I received an instant confirmation, which was helpful for confirming my plans
  • Klook has a responsive online customer service team
Want to see the Sea Life Aquarium? It's included in the Melbourne and Beyond Pass
The Sea Life Aquarium in Melbourne

Cons

  • You need to be very committed to your dates: once you’ve reserved an individual attraction that’s it – you can’t change the date or time, which leaves little room for flexibility if your plans change (although some attractions providers can be open to changes)
  • Choose wisely! Not every combination of activities saves you money – you do need to do the calculations to make sure it’s worth your while
  • While there’s a decent amount of information available on the website about each activity (such as opening hours, what’s included and what’s not), I was disappointed to book an activity and then be told I couldn’t use it on my chosen day because it was a public holiday – despite the website not listing that as a condition. The customer service team says the website will be updated. If you want to visit attractions on public holidays, it might be worth checking with Klook first that you can (although hopefully they’ll update the website so it’s very clear)
  • There are several attractions outside of Melbourne, most of which will require a car to access
  • Some of the Melbourne tourist attractions weren’t available when I made my bookings – they weren’t ones I wanted to do, anyway, but that could be disappointing if you miss out on an attraction that you really wanted to experience
Kryal Castle is outside of Melbourne, but it's one of the sites you can visit with this Melbourne attractions pass
Kryal Castle is outside of Melbourne, but it’s one of the sites you can visit with this Melbourne attractions pass

Tips for using the pass

Here are a few additional tips for using this Melbourne attractions pass.

You need to have a really clear plan about what you want to see and do when you’re in Melbourne and commit to it. Once you’ve reserved the individual activities you unfortunately can’t change the date or time.

You need to activate your pass within 30 days of purchase or risk losing it. Activating the pass simply is done by making a reservation.

The pass is then valid for 60 days from activation, which means you need to make all your reservations within this period.

Reserve your activities in advance so you don’t miss out. Many have timed entrances, and Klook recommends that activities are reserved at least 48 hours in advance.

Read the instructions carefully for each activity. The website reservation system is really clear about opening hours, what’s included and what’s not and any specific requirements. For example, adults can’t go to Legoland without a child in tow (that’s one of the rules of Legoland). And perhaps you can’t book a particular activity on a public holiday (although I wish that had been clear when I tried to book!).

Cactus Country is one of the Melbourne attractions you can visit with the Melbourne and Beyond Pass
Cactus Country in Strathmerton in country Victoria

How to purchase the pass

You can purchase the Melbourne and Beyond Pass on the Klook website. You will need to create an account to purchase it.

Buy your Klook Melbourne and Beyond Pass here

Reserving individual activities is really simple, and done through your online account. You can easily find the pass in your bookings section and then follow the prompts to book individual activities.

Booking individual activities is simple on the Klook website

This is also where you’ll find your reservation information and tickets, which you can print or access via the Klook app.

Is the Melbourne and Beyond Pass worth it?

I think the Melbourne and Beyond Pass is a great way to save money and see some of Melbourne and Victoria’s best attractions. It’s an attractions pass that’s not only useful for visitors, but Melburnians and Victorians will also benefit from the range of activities included.

If the included attractions are ones you actually want to visit and you can choose your activities in a way that does save you money, then it’s definitely a great way to see the city – and beyond!

Hopefully this post has helped you decide whether a Klook Melbourne and Beyond Pass is a way you could save money when you travel to Melbourne!

Important note: I am an affiliate for Klook so I received a complimentary Melbourne and Beyond Pass. However, this review is completely my own and 100% honest.

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