Popular places to visit in Melbourne:
Plan your summer and winter tours with your family and friends, while ABC Tours take care of your safe and convenient travel. We arrange tours for private and corporate groups ranging from 10 to 50+ passengers.
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At Ballarat, you can indulge in the finest local food and wine, lose yourself in the beauty of the past, experience rich artisanal and cultural offerings, or delight in the natural wonders of regional Australia. Boasting an array of tracks for road and race cycling and mountain biking, Ballarat has is the ultimate holiday destination for passionate cyclers. Sovereign Hill at Ballrat brings to life the excitement of Australia’s great 1850s gold rushes. Named Australia’s best ‘Major Tourist Attraction’ four times, most recently in 2016, Sovereign Hill provides a unique Australian experience and a full day of entertainment.
From sprawling white beaches to exciting motor sports-you will find it all on a seaside holiday at Phillip Island, just 90 minutes from Melbourne. At the ‘Penguin Parade’, watch little penguins return to their abode, teach the kids to swim on a quiet bay beach, and soak up all the action at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. Dine out by the water or catch your own dinner with a line off the local pier. Surf wild ocean breaks and splash about with the kids on the calm northern beaches.
Great Ocean Road
Take a drive on the spectacular Great Ocean Road, which winds alongside the wild and windswept Southern Ocean. Home to the world-class surf at Bells Beach and the craggy limestone spires of the 12 Apostles, this diverse and dramatic region should be at the top of your must visit list . From rainforests and rivers to old volcanoes and uneven coastlines, the Great Ocean Road showcases nature at its most diverse. Home to an abundance of native wildlife, the Great Ocean Road allows you to watch koalas in the wild at Kennett River and in the Great Otway National Park, while enjoying a game of golf alongside grazing kangaroos at Anglesea.
Wilson Promontory National Park
Victoria’s largest coastal wilderness area in Wilsons Promontory National Park is affectionately known as ‘The Prom’ and is one of the state’s best loved parks. Wilsons Promontory is a safe haven for a diverse range of native wildlife including kangaroos, emus, wombats, echidnas and vividly plumed birds like rosellas. Visit in spring to experience spectacular displays of wildflowers including orchids, wattle, heathland and other species.
Just three hours’ away from Melbourne, Mt Buller has everything you need for the perfect winter snow experience. The spectacular Mt Buller Village is situated at the heart of the mountain, offering skiing facilities and a huge range of bars and restaurants. With a wide range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, there is something to cater for all needs. Over 30 bars and restaurants provide a range of delectable cuisines, from quick snacks to fine dining.
The village of Mount Dandenong is a popular destination for day-trippers, offering a cozy café culture, small shops and satisfying accommodation. Stop by SkyHigh Mount Dandenong to admire the panoramic views of Melbourne city over the Dandenong Ranges. The mystical William Ricketts Sanctuary at Mount Dandenong was designed by a talented Australian potter and sculptor of the same name who carved 92 ceramic sculptures of people and animals depicting the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Perfect for a weekend getaway, Mt Dandenong has a lot to offer within a relatively small distance.
Boasting Australia’s largest inland network of waterways, Lakes Entrance has long been a popular Gippsland holiday spot, especially for young families. The town is well equipped with accommodation facilities for those enjoying their coastal getaway. Cross the footbridge to the popular Ninety Mile Beach to enjoy the pristine sandy surf beach. Explore the lakes in a kayak, join a boat cruise or hire a paddleboat and hit the sparkling waters. Lakes Entrance is well-known for being a seafood capital due to the large number of fishing trawlers operating in the area. You can feast on your own catch or savor the catches from fresh seafood shops around town.
Lovely Melbourne city has something for everyone: family fare, local and international art, boutiques, multicultural dining, Australian and Aboriginal history, spectator sports, and pulsating nightlife. Cruise on the free City Circle Tram loop to check out unique attractions like the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Healesville Sanctuary, or simply stroll down the bustling city streets for a glimpse of buzzing neighborhood hubs.