MIV's Bus Tours allow members of the public to visit several Mechanics' Institutes on a day-long bus trip. The Tour will usually stop at three or four Institutes, and often drive past several others throughout the day. These tours give an inside view of Institutes, and showcase their facilities and projects, as well as showing how different each and every Institute is.
Tour notes booklets are available for purchase for each of the tours listed and mapped.
There are no more tours planned for 2017
Melton - Bacchus Marsh - Ballan - Gordon - Mt Egerton - Buninyong - Ballarat - Miners Rest - Creswick - Clunes - Newstead - Maldon - Bendigo - Eaglehawk - Castlemaine - Forest Creek (Wesley Hill) - Fryerstown - Chewton - Taradale - Malmsbury - Drummond - Kyneton - Newham - Lancefield - Romsey - Riddles Creek - Bolinda - Brunswick
Alps and Athenaeums (2008)
Wandong - Tallarook - Wangaratta - Milawa - Whorouly - Wandiligong - Bright - Stanley - Beechworth - Chiltern
Heading for the Hills (2012)
Warrandyte - Doreen - Mernda - Athurs Creek - Strathewen - St Andrews - Panton Hill - Christmas Hills - Kinglake West - Whittlesea - Upper Plenty - Wandong - Strath Creek - Seymour - Tallarook - Wonga Park - Yarrambat - Nagambie - Heathcote - Tooborac - Kilmore - Wallan
Pieces of Eight (2013)
Gisborne - Woodend - Kyneton - Malmsbury - Taradale - Elphinstone - Chewton - Fryerstown - Campbells Creek - Castlemaine - Harcourt - Sutton Grange - Redesdale - Mia Mia - Barfold
Other Tours for which notes are not available for purchase:
Dandenong Ranges (2004)
Mornington Peninsula (2009)
Casey Cardinia (2010)
Bass Coast & Phillip Island (2011)
MIs west of Melbourne (2012)
Lardner to Leongatha (2013)
Williamstown and the Bellarine Peninsula (2014)
South-Eastern Surprise Peninsula (2016)
Gippsland - Berwick to Briagolong (2017)
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