Melbourne is a blend of bustling laneways, world-renowned restaurants, stylish cafes and bars, peculiar street art and unique wineries. Melbourne is the coffee capital of the world, the perfect place for coffee lovers. Wander through the laneways and relish the best coffee in the world.
Melbourne is famous for its festivals. Some popular festivals include White Night, the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival, Cultural Diversity Week, the Lunar New Year celebrations, the Midsumma Festival, the Moomba Festival and the Christmas Festival.
Melbourne is the only city in the world with five international sporting amenities including the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Docklands Stadium, Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and Olympic Park in Melbourne Park. The Melbourne cricket ground, also known as 'The G' has a rich history. The MCG tour is a must.
Other beautiful attractions that Melbourne has to offer include the Yarra River, the Great Ocean Road, penguin parade at the Philip island and its magnificent wineries.
The Yarra river offers several scenic views. The banks have many barbeque and picnic settings. You can walk or cycle along the trails with the backdrop of the mighty river. Try out kayaking by the moonlight and explore Melbourne with a new perspective.
Yarra Valley is Victorias oldest wine region, take a Yarra Valley wine tour from Melbourne and explore the vineyards and taste the stunning local produce. Your first stop will be the Gateway Estate Farmhouse, where you will get a chance to sample the local products like stone fruit, berries and apples, as well as a selection of local cheeses and delights. The Yarra Chocolaterie is the next stop. Savour the hot chocolate and the salted caramel gelato. Next, you will head to the Napoleone Cider House and Brewery for tastings and finally the Killara Estate Winery, and learn the art of Italian winemaking.
The Mornington Peninsula is home to seaside wineries and exciting restaurants. Indulge in a day of tastings fresh goats cheese, incredible chocolates and one of the best pinot noirs in the world. Hit the beach and explore the quiet beachside bathing boxes and remarkable views. You can also enjoy the award-winning hot springs and pamper yourselves in the day spa.
The Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne is one of the worlds most dramatic ocean drives. Take in the vivid scenery of the empty beaches and the famous twelve apostles. Learn about the history of Australia's most famous shipwreck, and you can also take a scenic flight to explore the mindblowing scenery. You can take a guided bushwalk along the cold and calm rainforest. You will never be able to get over this mind-boggling landscape. For a total adrenaline rush, skydive over the Great Ocean Road.
Grampians national park is known for its sandstone mountains, wildflowers and wildlife. The Grampians is a series of five rugged sandstone mountains and is an excellent venue for climbing, camping, scenic drives and bush walks. Halls Gap located in the heart of the park offers accommodation, eateries and boutique shops. Do not miss out on the Boroka lookout, MacKenzie waterfalls and the Jaws of Death or balconies which leaves you with a lot of stunning pictures.
Set out to Philip Island Penguin Parade and explore the pristine beaches. You can walk along the coast of Woolamai beach and watch surfers. En-route visit a national park and feed the koalas and wallabies. At sunset head to the penguin parade and watch tiny little penguins come ashore. It is a memorable experience.
Explore the city's colourful and impressive laneways. You will see one of the best street art in the world and get an authentic perspective on local art.
You can ride on the historic Puffing Billy Steam Train through a picturesque route from Belgrave to Menzies Creek. Explore the lush forest, the gorgeous Sassafras Village, which is known for antiques, tea rooms and other speciality shops.