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Victoria - Sport, Sophistication and Gastronomy
January 2016

Victoria website

Major events - Melbourne hosts a hallmark event almost every month! One-day itineraries offer something for all.

  • Australian Open (Tennis), Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne Cup, international flower & garden show...
  • Numerous art galleries and museums; National Gallery of Victoria
  • Theatre and Musicals
  • Food and Wine: Bars and clubs, fine dining restaurants
  • Fashion and Shopping...
  • Free City Circle Tram for the unique Melbourne experience

St Kilda www

  • beautiful beachfront
  • wonderful seafood
  • Luna Park classic amusement park

Carlton www

  • Lygon Street Italian restaurants and vibrant European atmosphere
  • Carlton SHOPPING...

Fitzroy www

  • Bohemian and chic
  • cafes and bars
  • contemporary fashion and quirky bazaar go hand in hand

Toorak and South Yarra www

  • style and sophistication ~ elegant shopping, boutiques, jewellers, tailors
  • premium cafes
  • fine dining

Richmond - www a bargain-hunter's delight

  • Little Saigon - Vietnamese quarter of the city
  • factory outlets - bargain prices

Williamstown ~ www across the Bay from the City

  • cruise Port Phillip Bay on historic sailing vessel, the Enterprize
  • arts, crafts and antique stores along the Strand
  • superb views of the City

YARRA VALLEY, DANDENONGS and the RANGES www

  • Premier wine growing district - 45 minutes from Melbourne
  • "Puffing Billy Steam Railway" - magnificent ride through the ranges
  • Healesville Sanctuary - wild animals at close quarters...
  • Black Spur Drive - magnificent stand of tall trees as you cross the Great Dividing Range
  • Activities - ballooning, arts, crafts, antiques....

BAYS AND PENINSULAS www

  • Geelong waterfront, Queenscliff - gracious old town, Arthur's Seat - chairlift to magnificent views
  • Mornignton Peninsula - wineries, golfing
  • Frankston for spectacular views of Port Phillip Bay

MACEDON RANGES AND SPA COUNTRY www

  • Spectacular scenery, historic gardens, arts and crafts, wineries and mineral springs
  • Hepburn Spa Resort, Daylesford Convent (dining and accommodation) Trentham Falls
  • Organ Pipes National Park, Hanging Rock
  • Macedon Ranges and Sunbury Wines
  • Sunbury's Rupertswood Mansion "Birthplace of The Ashes"

GOLDFIELDS www

  • Steeped in history, the goldfields of Victoria are testament to a golden era of the State's history
  • Sovereign Hill, Ballarat - a reconstructioon of a working goldmine
  • Ballarat, Bendigo, Stawell, Maryborough, Castlemaine - a chance to prospect yourself!

GREAT OCEAN ROAD www

  • The Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge
  • Bed and Breakfst accommodation lines this spectacular road, winding its way along the coastline, metres from the pounding waves
  • Great Ocean Walk

GRAMPIANS www

  • One of Victoria's most impressive mountain ranges.
  • Bushwalking, camping, rock-climbing
  • Aboriginal cave paintings and artefacts

MURRAY RIVER/OUTBACK www

  • Australia's greatest river system - paddle steamers are a fascinating way to explore the river
  • Wineries, agriculture and orchards
  • World-class golf courses abound on the banks of the mighty Murray
  • Outstanding National Parks in the hinterland

PHILLIP ISLAND, GIPPSLAND LAKES AND WILDERNESS www

  • Fairy Penguin Parade - a must! and
  • Wilson's Promontory National Park - southernmost tip of the mainland
  • Gippsland Lakes - Australia's largest inland waterways; 90 mile beach

LEGENDS, WINE, HIGH COUNTRY www

  • Legends of the Man From Snowy River and the Kelly Gang
  • Beautiful Alpine country, skiing in season and inspiring countryside year-round.
Website
Central Deborah Bendigo
Crown Complex
Eureka SkyDeck 88
Federation Square
Flagstaff Hill Museum
Gum San Chinese Heritge Centre
Healesville Sanctuary
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Aquarium
MCG
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne River Cruises
National Gallery
Old Gaol
Otway Fly Tree Top Walk
Phillip Island
Port of Echuca
Puffing Billy
Queen Victoria Market
Scienceworks
Sovereign Hill
The ARts Centre
Werribee Park Mansion
Open Range Zoo

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