Below are some key attractions in Melbourne and its surroundings:
Great Ocean Road:
The Great Ocean Road is a 243 kilometre cliff-hugging stretch of road that starts a 90 minute drive from Melbourne. Through this drive there are rainforest and beach views and also a few attractions and landmarks such as whale watching, the Australian National Surfing Museum in Torquay, the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch, the Otaway Fly and the 12 Apostles. Koalas and kangaroos may pop out and make an appearance.
The Melbourne Zoo is home to over 2,000 beautiful animals who are only a 15 minute drive from Melbourne CBD. The team at Melbourne Zoo all work together to help conserve the animals and fight extinction. At Melbourne Zoo, there is the opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals with Wild Encounters.
Queen Victoria Market:
Only a short walk from the city centre, the Queen Victoria Market is a shopping precinct held in heritage sheds with many different kinds of wares to be sold from food and fresh produce to clothing and toys. The most popular attraction the market has to offer is the 90-minute Ultimate Foodie Tour which is a small group walking tour for food lovers to taste test the best food the market has to offer.
Just a 90 minute drive south of Melbourne, Phillip Island makes a great day trip. Phillip Island offers visitors the chance to see incredible Australian wildlife amongst spectacular landscapes. The Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island Heritage Farm and Nobbies Centre are just a few of the island’s unique attractions. Follow the Southern Gippsland Wine Trail and experience Phillip Island’s excellent cool climate wines and fresh organic produce.
Situated in the heart of Southbank in the iconic Eureka Tower, the Skydeck stands at a staggering 297 metres above the streets of Melbourne. Both locals and visitors regard the Skydeck as one of the best things to do in Melbourne. As the highest public observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere, we offer unparalleled views over Melbourne. Enjoying birds eye views of the iconic MCG and sporting precinct, Port Phillip Bay, Albert Park Lake and out as far as the Dandenong Ranges should be on every visitor’s list of Melbourne Things to do.
Melbourne’s precinct is overflowing with a plethora of laneways that poke out from intersections, underpasses and gaps between buildings.With the best graffiti-laden lanes filled with one-off shops, high-end restaurants and a few dozen hidden bars Melbourne’s laneways are an opportunity not to miss.
Less then an hours drive from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is renowned for its cellar doors and delicious Yarra produce. It is the home to vineyards, fine dining and quaint accommodation making the Yarra Valley one of Melbourne’s favourite weekend destination.
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