Melbourne / Great Ocean Road - Australia
The city of
Melbourne, capital of Victoria, is rich with historic buildings,
restaurants catering to all tastes, shopping for all budgets, also
arts and entertainment in all mediums. Explore parks, gardens and
The Yarra River for outdoor enjoyment. There is an extensive
public transport system including the distinctive trams with a
free ‘City Circle Tram’ making for easy traveling around downtown
Melbourne. Enjoy a moving dining experience on board Melbourne’s
famous Restaurant Tram.
notice the significant amount of well-preserved Victorian
buildings that indicate the wealth of the ‘gold rush’ boom upon
which the city was established. Take the time to admire the grand
interiors of some of the cities classic historic buildings that
now serve the banking and commerce sector.
ongoing development the city has become home to thousands of
immigrants from around the world that have made Melbourne,
Australia’s second largest city, a diverse cultural experience.
Famous for its restaurants you can taste the flavours of the
world in Melbourne. Take a visit to the food halls of the
Melbourne market to see where many of the raw ingredients are
Ocean Road stretches west of
Melbourne, running for 300km from Torquay (south of Geelong), to
Warnambool. This is more than a day trip, so best suited to those
with a longer stay in this region allowing a night or two away
from the city, or for those passing through to the west of the
state. The route incorporates the Otway and Port Campbell National
Parks, the latter featuring the rock sculptures known as the
Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, Inland there are bush walking
trails in the Otway Ranges, and along the way some attractive
seaside towns. Best done with a guided tour so that everyone gets
a great day out to appreciate the scenery without the driving.
Attractive seaside towns and villages along the way offer the
creature comforts of accommodation, dining and shopping.