Melbourne is set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay.
The city itself, laid out in a large rectangle and boasting a lively and cosmopolitan pulse, sits on the northern banks of the Yarra River, about five kilometres from the bay. Melbourne is a city with something for everyone. From chic fashion stores to buzzing laneway cafes and trendy bars, botanic gardens to sports stadiums, elegant Victorian-era streetscapes to Manhattan-style skyscrapers, film and food festivals to galleries and opulent theatres, Melbourne has an activity and attraction that will interest you.
Melbourne is a style-setter with some of the best shopping and nightlife in Australia. Whether you’re searching for haute couture or vintage clothing, souvenirs or sparkling chardonnay, über-chic bars, clubs or jazz venues, Melbourne has it all. Melbourne’s standing as the cultural capital of Australia is recognised in a non-stop program of film and food festivals, major art exhibitions and musical extravaganzas. The city is also famous for its range of crowd-pleasing events – from the high-octane excitement of the Australian Grand Prix to the beautiful floral displays of the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
If you venture outside Melbourne, diverse regional areas and attractions proffer dramatic coastal vistas, outback wilderness, vineyards, rugged peaks and thrilling wildlife. Attracting visitors from far and wide, they are all easily accessible, making your Melbourne experience even more rich and rewarding.
Climate: There are four distinct seasons. Winter, which can be very cool, Spring and Autumn which are more temperate and summer which can be extremely hot.
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Sovereign Hill with Ballarat Wildlife Park: Great chance for for a close view of Australian animals and the chance to touch a Koala. Next the tour continues to Sovereign Hill. Here you step back in time to the 1850’s and the gold fever of the day. Pan for gold, ride a stage coach, see and explore a town recreated as it was in the gold rush days. Before returning to Melbourne a short visit is made to the Great Southern Woolshed – an authentic working woolshed.
Penguin Parade: Around 5.30pm depart Melbourne for Philip Island to witness the little penguins arrive. Each evening they return to their nests after a day fishing. Returns around 11.30pm.
Snow Bear Express: Departs Melbourne at 0700 and returns and 2030, this daily winter tour goes straight to Mt Buller, where you can see the fresh snow on one of Victoria’s best ski fields. There is an opportunity to ski or toboggan, equipment and clothing are available to hire. You will also visit the Alpine Village where you can build a snowman or ride the chairlift.
Half Day Tour of Melbourne: This is a great introduction to the city ,its architecture, gardens and history.
Half Day tour of Blue Dandenongs: Travel to the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges for a visit to Sherbrooke Forest to see some of the world’s largest hardwood trees. See flora and fauna of this beautiful area and feed the beautiful crimson Rosella’s(Birds).
Great Ocean Road: You will see the panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay. Pass through Geelong, Torquay and Bells Beach, where the surfers love to go before going along Victoria’s Famous Great Ocean Road. You can see the amazing rock formations, stone monoliths of the twelve Apostles, and the shipwreck site Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge.