About Melbourne

Melbourne, the capital of Victoria State is a very multicultural and a vibrant hub of fashion style, sporting activities, local culture and fine dining. Melbourne’s cultural attractions, the Yarra River and St Kilda Beach are very famous. Enjoy Victoria’s attractions and the spectacular journeys you can take from here to surrounding areas. The Great Ocean Road to the Twelve Apostles and Victoria’s world-class surf beaches are very popular. Enjoy the Challenge of the mountainous Great Alpine Walk or drive the Great Alpine Road through the Australian Alps and region of Gippsland. From Melbourne, one can fly or take the ferry to Tasmania, drive the Pacific Coastal route to Sydney or along the Great Ocean Road to Adelaide, thus making Melbourne very central to these areas. Melbourne hosts many world-famous events, such as the Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Open Tennis, the Melbourne Cup Horse race etc.

Melbourne and Surrounds

This multicultural and busy metropolis is the financial capital of Australia with Sydney & is a maze of hidden laneways, opulent bars, exclusive dining restaurants and off-the-beaten-track boutiques. One can soak up its unique culture, the sporting grounds adrenalin rush, taste the cuisine, home to Australia’s sport of Cricket & Footy, the food and wine scene, dance till dawn or wander the parks and leafy boulevards in and around Melbourne. Visit Federation Square, the city’s landmark cultural space, and enjoy a sunset beer on the St Kilda promenade or marvel at the historic Flinders square railway station, shop till you drop on funky Brunswick Street or upmarket Chapel Street. Wander Southbank’s cafes, bistros and bars and get a world tour of cuisines in Carlton, Richmond and Fitzroy. Take an Aboriginal Heritage Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy Dreamtime stories, historical facts and watch Cricket with a capacity crowd at the most famous Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The Australian Grand Prix

In Melbourne, Albert Park for four days in March is home to a huge adrenalin rush with world class car racing. The distinctive high pitch & roar of elite Formula One racing cars is heard across the city. At the purpose-built track, watch the world’s fastest drivers viz past you at high speeds of up to 300km an hour. Enjoy Australia’s V8 Supercars or check out luxury models such as Ferrari, Porsche, Lotus and many world famous brands at their rubber-burning best. Or you can enjoy a lap round the local bars, dance out your adrenalin at a local music festival or a rock concert in town. In March, Melbourne also hosts a whole range of other exciting events. Which means you can go from the city’s racetrack to its runways, restaurants and flowerbeds and be ensured of a great time.

The spectacular coastline

Victoria’s dramatic south-west coastline covers an incredible range of scenery & natural wonders to mesmerize the visitors. View the monster waves at the iconic surf spot of Bells Beach or just relax on the golden sands of Lorne. Enjoy a swim, a surf, or sea kayak or fish in Apollo Bay, or just soak up salty history in the charming old fishing village of Port Fairy. Families enjoy friendly swimming at Anglesea or the brave ones get wild and windswept on the Shipwreck Coast. The Twelve Apostles are Melbourne’s most iconic wonders. These craggy naturally formed limestone stacks rising majestically from the Southern Ocean and rising high as if to touch the skies, are sure to leave you spellbound.

Wild and wonderful nature

Victorian state also boasts of a variety of landscapes and climates, from rainforests and rivers to old volcanoes and rugged coastlines, the Great Ocean Road showcases nature at it most diverse and bold testament. In Great Otway National Park, enjoy the thundering waterfalls and sparkling gorges and walk through the tops of ancient mossy trees, a never to be forgotten experience. One may also be able to cruise through gorges and past spectacular caves at Cape Bridgewater. View the ancient limestone towers that seem to float in the ocean at the Bay of Islands. You may enjoy the deserted sandy beaches, thick forests and some of Australia's highest sea-cliffs on the 91km Great Ocean Walk.