Around Melbourne

Whether its shopping, sports, history, entertainment food or wine that excites, here is just a taste of what’s on offer in marvellous Melbourne.

Transport
Getting around town is easy with trams, buses, horse and carriage or a ride on a Harley Davidson. We can tailor a tour to suit your needs and budget.

Shop till you drop
Visit stylish city shopping complexes like QV, GPO and Melbourne Central with hip stores and designer labels. Or spend time browsing the discount outlets in Bridge Road, Richmond. Melbourne is the shopping capital of Australia is a shopping mecca not to be missed.

The Sports and Events Capital
The roar of the crowd at the Australian Open, the whack of the cricket ball at the MCG, or the thunder of thoroughbreds charging home at the Melbourne Cup, there’s nothing to equal the sound of sports and events action across the city throughout the year. It’s always Showtime in Melbourne!

Elegant Restaurants to Bustling Markets
Melbourne is blessed with a culture of diverse backgrounds. Our food and wine blends the finest cuisine from around the globe, boasting more than 3,000 eateries catering for all palettes. Queen Victoria Market, Australia’s largest open-air market, sells an array of fresh produce.

From Stages to Lively Music
Melbourne comes alive day and night with cool bars, cosy pubs, lively music venues and opulent and intimate theatre. Everything from Victoria Arts Centre and CUB Malthouse to grand theatres like The Princess, The Athenaeum, The Regent and Her Majesty’s, Melbourne has a wide range of music and theatre venues.

Architecture and History
Melbourne blends the past with the future, offering visitors a striking array of well-planned infrastructure and architectural styles. World Heritage listed venues such as the Royal Exhibition Building and grand old homes like Rippon Lea and Como, are juxtaposed with award winning and modern architecture such as Federation Square.

Around Victoria

Within hours of the city, the most remarkable diversity of experiences await you. Meet Australia’s wildlife, visit one of over 350 wineries, play one of the 375 golf courses (five of Australia’s top 10 courses are located in Victoria), visit the Phillip Island’s ‘world famous’ penguin parade, participate in sheep shearing  activities at Warrook Cattle Farm, swim with dolphins or re-live the 1850’s gold rush at Sovereign Hill. These unique Victorian locations and sights will leave you with a memorable incentive experience.

Phillip Island Penguin Parade
The Penguin Parade is unique among animal displays in Australia and anywhere in the world. Every night of the year at sunset you will see these charming little fairy penguins gamely waddle up the broad beach to their nests. On the way experience life on an Australian farm at Warrook Cattle Farm, then visit the quaint seaside town of Cowes on Phillip Island to see koalas munching on gum leaves in their natural environment.

Sovereign Hill Ballarat
Go back in time to Victoria’s gold rush days and see history come to life! Built on a 25 hectare (60 acre) site linked with the richest alluvial gold rush in the world. Sovereign Hill, likened to a theme park, historically depicts Ballarat’s first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851.

Yarra Valley Wine, Golf and Day Spa
The picturesque Yarra Valley is home to rolling hills with some delightful wine producing vintners, day spas, stunning golf courses and the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. Taste some fine wines at award winning wineries such as Domaine Chandon and Tarrawarra. For those interested in golf, play a few rounds or relax at the day spa at The Heritage Retreat’s Golf and Country club – Jack Nicklaus’ only ‘Signature’
golfcourse in Australia.

The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road Journey offers visitors the opportunity to view the world renowned spectacular coastline of the Great Southern Ocean. Encounter quaint seaside towns, beautiful sandy beaches, blue azure waters and the phenomenal stone monoliths that rise out of the sea – the Twelve Apostles.

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