Top 10 Travelling Places in Melbourne and its surrounding

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Top 10 Travelling Places in Melbourne and its surrounding

Postby kaacu » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:05 pm

1. Mornington Peninsula
2. Great Ocean Road
3. Ballarat
4. Phillip Island
5. Yarra Valley
6. Grampians National Park
7. Dandenong Range National Park
8. Melbourne City
9. Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park
10. Great Otway National Park
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1. Mornington Peninsula
Breathe in the fresh sea air, sample innovative local cuisine, and soak up the relaxed alfresco lifestyle of the Mornington Peninsula, just an hour from Melbourne. Explore the galleries, spas and cafes in breezy seaside villages, cool off with a day on the beach, or escape to the hinterland for gourmet delights at boutique wineries.
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2. Great Ocean Road
Set off on your own Great Ocean Road adventure and experience one of the world's most scenic coastal drives. See the towering 12 Apostles, get up close to native wildlife, and take in iconic surf breaks, pristine rainforest and misty waterfalls as you go. Choose from a diverse array of things to see and do all across the region. Get outdoors on bushwalking, surfing and mountain biking expeditions or take the cultural route through galleries, museums and heritage attractions. Admire the stunning coastline on the Great Ocean Walk, see koalas, emus and kangaroos at Tower Hill, and explore surf towns and inspiring seaside villages. Gourmands will relish the opportunity to explore the expanding culinary scene, while stopping in at cellar doors, farm gates and fresh provedores to stock up for the journey home.
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3. Ballarat
Ballarat is oozing character; everything from the streetscapes to the trees, the cafes and the major attractions, is full of beauty, wonder and charm. Giving yourself time to wander, get lost and discover for yourself is all part of the fun of being away. Ballarat and surrounds is full of mysteries to unearth and secrets to delve into - so get going, your adventure awaits.
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4. Phillip Island
Phillip Island, a popular day trip from Melbourne, lies just off Australia’s southern coast. At Summerland Beach, spectators gather daily at sunset to watch the Penguin Parade, when Little penguins come ashore in groups. The Nobbies outcrop is the viewing site for Seal Rocks, home to a large colony of Australian fur seals. The Phillip Island Circuit is a well-known track for motorcycle and car racing.
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5. Yarra Valley
Take an early morning balloon flight, meet passionate food and wine producers, and encounter a platypus at Healesville Sanctuary in the Yarra Valley. Wander the walking trails, meander the villages and discover the hidden delights of the Dandenong Ranges among its scenic winding roads, abundant artist studios, craft stores and renowned gardens.
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6. Grampians National Park
Grampians National Park is a nature reserve in Victoria, Australia. It’s known for its sandstone mountains, wildflowers and wildlife including echidnas and wallabies. Near the village of Halls Gap, the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre gives insight into local Aboriginal history and rock art. Trails lead to waterfalls like towering MacKenzie Falls and lookouts such as the Balconies, with views of the Victoria Range
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7. Dandenong Range National Park
Leave the city noise behind and take a relaxing walk through forests of towering mountain ash in the Dandenong Ranges National Park, just an hour's drive from Melbourne's CBD. Discover lush fern gullies, waterfalls and native wildlife all around.
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8. Melbourne City
At the city's centre is the modern Federation Square development, with plazas, bars, and restaurants by the Yarra River. In the Southbank area, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is the site of Arts Centre Melbourne – a performing arts complex – and the National Gallery of Victoria, with Australian and indigenous art.
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9. Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park
Be awed by Victoria's largest coastal wilderness area in Wilsons Promontory National Park. Affectionately known as 'The Prom', it is one of the state's best loved parks – and with good reason. This 50,000 hectare reserve is threaded with a labyrinth of walking tracks that showcase all manner of magical realms sheltering abundant wildlife.
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10. Great Otway National Park
Great Otway National Park is in southern Victoria, Australia. It covers rugged coastland, beaches and the mountains of the Otway Ranges. Waterfalls dot the park, including the 3 cascades of Triplet Falls. Boardwalks lead through temperate rainforest at Maits Rest. The 1848 Cape Otway Lightstation perches on cliffs overlooking Bass Strait. Great Ocean Walk leads through the park to the Twelve Apostles rock formations.
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Re: Top 10 Travelling Places in Melbourne and its surrounding

Postby Shine_Spirit » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:57 am

These places are breathtaking! :shock: How much variety and beauty in so many places!

We are blessed to have at our disposal all these - and so many others - locations around the world. We really just a grain of sand in the middle of that great desert that is our planet.

We should be grateful to God every day for everything! ;)
Soul Traveler. 8-)

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Re: Top 10 Travelling Places in Melbourne and its surrounding

Postby tony » Mon May 01, 2017 9:36 am

All these places in Melbourne for tourists attractions are looking superb and very colorful. Talking frankly I like this two sites there, Mornington Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road. They appear more natural in my view and would like a visit someday.


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