VICTORIA hugs the southern tip of the east coast of Australia and Melbourne is the capital city. Victoria is a small state, which provides a bonus for travellers as it is easy to traverse regional Victoria from Melbourne within a short time-frame and distance. There are plenty of Melbourne attractions. It is a must-do to explore food, shopping, events, sport, gardens and much more. Beyond Melbourne are many fantastic locations such as the Great Ocean Road, the Yarra Valley winery region, Halls Gap and the Grampians, the high country, and many great country towns where you find divine restaurants and B&B’s such as Beechworth, Daylesford, Birregurra, Mansfield, and Dunkeld to name a few.

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Melbourne

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Great Ocean Road

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Phillip Island

Melbourne attractions

Melbourne

Melbourne is a creative, exciting, ever-changing city with extraordinary surprises to be discovered in every basement, rooftop and laneway. Melbourne is a city that knows how to live. Choose from such Melbourne attractions as high-end cuisine to low brow rock gigs, plays, festivals and blockbuster sporting events, all taking place across a city full of parks, gardens and historic architecture. Explore arcades & laneways lined with fine dining restaurants, chic cafes, hidden bars & fashion boutiques. Melbourne is obsessed with sport and hosts the Grand Slam Tennis Australia Open each January, the Spring Racing Carnival in November, Australian Grand Prix to name a few.

Top 4 Highlights for Melbourne:

  • Laneways Shopping

    Explore historic arcades and laneways lined with fine dining restaurants, chic cafes, hidden bars and fashion boutiques.

  • Food & Wine

    Melbourne is a melting pot of cultures, a fact reflected in its restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars. Feast on a dizzying spread of the world’s great cuisine.

  • NGV International

    See one of the Southern Hemisphere’s most impressive collections of European, Asian, Oceanic and American art at this iconic Melbourne gallery.

  • Take a Walk

    Melbourne is a pedestrian paradise with its flat landscape, lush parks and gardens, riverbanks and bayside scenery. Discover the best of the city by exploring it at an easy walking pace.

Climate Averages for Melbourne:
Max C Max F Min C Min F Rainfall (mm) Sunshine Hours
January 26 79 14 57 46 8
July 13 55 5 41 37 4

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Melbourne attractions

Great Ocean Road

Discover one of Australia’s most famous routes, the winding Great Ocean Road. Hugging the dramatic southwest coast, this 600km stretch is the home of surfing, the Otways National Park, whale watching and maritime history in Victoria. The magnificent rock formations of the Apostles rise precariously from the Southern Ocean, surrounded by historic lighthouses and towering over mysterious shipwrecks.

Top 8 Highlights for the Great Ocean Road:

  • Drive the Great Ocean Road

    A journey in itself & amaze at the scenery.

  • 12 Apostles near Port Campbell

    Explore the central feature of the rugged Port Campbell National Park.

  • Otway Fly near Lavers Hill

    Enjoy 2.5 hour zip lining experience or a simple Rainforest Walk.

  • Kennett River Koala Walk

    Enjoy a walk through Koala popular gum forest and into the dense Otway Rainforest.

  • Erskine Falls Lorne

    A short walk to view a waterfall with one of the highest drops in the Otways.

  • Swim/Surf at the Beaches

    Enjoy a swim/learn to surf in one of the many beaches.

  • Kangaroo Spotting Anglesea

    Stop awhile at the Anglesea Golf Course and see the large number of kangaroos that call the golf course their home.

  • Surf Shopping Torquay

    This coastal town is one of the world’s premier surf locations and shop at Quicksilver/Roxy/Ripcurl clothing retail outlets.

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Melbourne attractions

Phillip Island

Phillip Island is only 2 hours east from Melbourne and it is a favourite destination for lovers of Australian wildlife. It is home to the Little Penguins that parade up Summerland Beach each night, Australian fur seals cavorting around the Nobbies and a large population of koalas that can be viewed at close range.

Top 4 Highlights for Phillip Island:

  • Penguin Parade

    See the little penguins return to their burrows after a long day searching for food.

  • Wildlife Park

    A great place to experience native Australian wildlife.

  • Koala Conservation Centre

    Take a walk and spot the koalas.

  • Churchill Island

    Enjoy a heritage experience and go when the local Farmer’s Market is on.

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