There’s no doubt Australia is one of the most remote, fascinating, and highly developed countries in the world. Blessed with countless natural wonders, abundance of wildlife, sparkling beaches, cosmopolitan metropolises, and vast areas of outback, it’s easy to see why this marvel of a country is such a complete travel destination. It not only matches every taste, budget, age, or interest, but it also delivers some unique experiences almost impossible to find anywhere else.
From amazing sightseeing and plenty of aquatic delights to excellent adventure activities and wildlife, there’s absolutely nothing you can’t do during your holiday in Australia. But, as often happens in life, good things are the hardest to come. Once you’ll be in, you’ll never want to leave. Besides, Australia is not only an adventure-seeker delight, but also a paradise for foodies, art lovers, and budget travelers.
Cairns – Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Wet Tropics Rainforest and the only place on earth where two World Heritage-listed areas meet.
VICTORIA – THERE’S REALLY NOTHING YOU CAN’T DO
A wealth of diverse regions and attractions are packed into this compact area, with sweeping coastlines, pristine beaches and national parks and forests teeming with wildlife, plus wineries, lakes and mountains offering skiing, climbing and hiking. Best of all, many of Victoria’s unique and varied landscapes are easily reached as day trips from Melbourne.
Everywhere you turn there’s something special to see and do in Victoria – from sandy beaches and snow-capped mountains, to zoos and aquariums, historic sites, bars and cafes, white-water rafting, spas, wildlife and wineries, or drives along Victoria’s breathtaking coastline.
Melbourne – World’s Most Livable City
A packed agenda of food, wine, sports and arts is your introduction to the best of Melbourne – from its creative, exciting city centre to its buzzing neighbourhood hubs. It’s the gateway to Victoria’s world-class wineries, natural springs, peninsulas, spectacular coastline and alpine villages. Discover more when you paly Melbourne.
Dive in to discover the distinct fortes and flavours of Melbourne destinations.
Spend some time in the city centre and you’ll discover it’s neatly divided into little pockets for you to explore. Find art, bars and restaurants up and down in the laneways, retail therapy for any budget in Bourke and Collins streets, and creative outlets on show in Flinders Quarter. St Kilda Road means galleries and gardens, while neighbouring Yarra Precinct and Docklands deliver waterside views by the boatload.
Just a tram ride away, the eclectic neighbourhoods on the city fringe offer endless possibilities. Take your fixie for a spin in the tooth-achingly cool northern suburbs Collingwood, Fitzroy, Brunswick and Northcote. Flex your plastic in retail meccas South Yarra, Prahran and Toorak. Take your beach towel (or yacht) to bayside St Kilda, Port Melbourne and South Melbourne, and go west for more fabulous food and beaches.
Healesville Sanctuary, in the heart of the Yarra Valley, is world-renowned as the best place to see Australian wildlife in their natural habitat.
The Sanctuary is 30 hectares of 70 acres of bushland that offers a distinctly Australian setting for visitors to experience unique close-up encounters with some of Australia’s unique and endearing wildlife, including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, birds of prey and platypus. It is also an ideal place to enjoy the best food and wine the Yarra Valley has to offer.
Welcome to Rayner’s Orchard. WE HAVE FRUIT EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR. Our unique boutique orchard is located at Woori Yallock in Melbourne’s beautiful Yarra Valley. We currently grow around 450 varieties of fruit and have at least 8 varieties of fruit every day of the year.
We run tractor fruit tasting adventures every day where you learn about different varieties of fruit, taste and compare their flavours and textures. U Pick is usually available on tractor tours.
Visit our farm shop and café where you can have a coffee, meal or snack. Our café serves a range of wholesome farm-style meals and our farm shop sells a large range of natural fruit products all made without anything artificial.
Fruit Bottling Workshops run every day. You’ll learn how to preserve fruit the old fashioned way in our custom made bottling kitchen.
Puffing Billy is one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. This century old steam train is still running on its original 25 kilometre mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook, through the beautiful forests and fern gullies of the Dandenong Ranges.
The open sided carriages are the best way to see the stunning views and you can even dangle your legs over the side of the carriages, if you dare. You can catch the train at any of the stations along the way, or watch the train go by from one of the stations’ refreshment rooms.
Alternatively, you can travel first class in their luxury, fully enclosed dining carriages, on the daily Steam and Cuisine Luncheon , or on Dine and Dance on Puffing Billy which departs on selected Friday and Saturday evenings. Easily accessible by fast electric train from Melbourne.
Mount Buller is an easy three hour drive from Melbourne. It is the most accessible major snow resort in Australia and a premier ski destination for snow enthusiasts from across the nation and around the world. Take in spectacular views as you whiz down the slopes on skis, snowboard or toboggan on an exhilarating day trip or extended holiday.
Spend your time on the slopes, not in queues. Mount Buller’s impressive lift network is the largest in Victoria, with 22 lifts capable of moving 40,000 people an hour. Skiers and snowboarders get access to over 300 hectares of terrain, with something to appeal to all levels of ability. Novice or pro, the resort’s varied runs range from gentle slopes to challenging back runs, plus there are three terrain parks, an ultra cross course and two toboggan parks.
Be dazzled by the variety of activities on offer. Enjoy scenic chairlift rides and indulgent relaxation packages from Australia’s highest day spa. Seeking thrills? Sign up for ski and snowboarding competitions, helicopter flights and a little night skiing. If you’ve come up with the family, take the kids on a magical Gnome Roam adventure or escape to the cinema for a quiet hour or two.
Melbourne Zoo, a journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne.You won’t believe how many animals are at Melbourne Zoo. Over 320 species from around the world can be found in a natural setting just five minutes from the city centre.
Stroll through lush Asian and African rainforests, Australian bushland and even underwater. Walk where tigers roam and monkeys swing from tree to tree. See eye-to-eye with Orang-utans in their special elevated exhibit, explore the Trail of Elephants, then head down the bush track to see unique Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats and emus. Submerge yourself in their underwater world to see Victoria’s iconic Little Penguins and Australian Fur Seals.
Zoo keeper talks and feeding times are a great opportunity for visitors to find out more about the fascinating world of wildlife and the conservation programs Melbourne Zoo supports. Melbourne Zoo is also the proud winner of the Victoria Tourism Awards RACV People’s Choice category, voted by Victorians as their Favourite Metro Attraction in both 2015 and 2016.
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