Is the grand lady of Australian cities.
Elegant, stylish and with a keen eye for
good food and the arts. She is also the
AROUND: Melbourne has a terrific public
transport network based on trains, trams
and buses. While easy to use it can trip
up visitors with its ticket system.
MAD: If you are a sports lover then
Melbourne is the city for you. Cricket,
golf, tennis, soccer, rugby league and
the best of them all - Australian Rules
Sports Mad Melbourne
AND GARDENS: Visitors to Melbourne
often comment on how pretty the city is.
Much of this is down to the beautiful
public parks and gardens around the city.
OUT: Melbourne is renowned for its
restaurants and small eateries, which
offer great food and value in equal measure.
Any cuisine you want you can eat.
ARTS: Melbourne's galleries are highly
regarded in world art circles with magnificent
collections of both European masters and
Australia's top painters.
CRUISES: Take time out and enjoy
a trip on the Yarra River. Better yet
hop aboard for a dinner cruise with
top food and see the city lights as
Melbourne not only has some of the
grandest Victorian and Edwardian buildings
around, her new architecture is adventurous
KILDA: Bayside St Kilda is a must-see.
A short tram ride from the central city,
St Kilda has the fun rides of Luna Park,
a great pier and cake shops to die for.
EYE VIEW: See Melbourne as the birds
do from way up on high. The Skydeck is
88 floors up and gives you amazing city
views - both night and day.
OF MELBOURNE: To
the south west of the big city there are
wonderful spots to enjoy. Geelong, historic
and beautiful Queenscliff and much more.
OCEAN ROAD: This is one of the world's
most stunning coastlines. Drive through
pretty towns, beside huge breakers and
stunning rock formations.
ON WHEELS: The best way to explore
Victoria is in a campervan. TikiTouring's
team took a drive down the Great Ocean
Rd and loved every moment.
Joys of Campervans
second city Geelong is a great mix of
history and a vibrant modern culture.
Its waterfront offer terrific places to
eat and drink.
fields, the living museum of Sovereign
Hill and the site of the only armed rebellion
in Australia's history. Ballarat has plenty
in central Victoria, Bendigo's history
is one of wealth dug out of the ground
from the richest goldfields in the world.
You can see just how wealthy.
inland port is the paddlesteamer capital
of the world. Cruise down the Murray River
in style - and enjoy some of the best
weather in the country.
OF MELBOURNE: Explore
the Mornington Peninsula with its rolling
hills and beaches. Visit the penguins
on Phillip Island, or head to Gippsland's
a relaxed time the Yarra Valley offers
it all. Fabulous wineries, great food,
the Healesville Sanctuary zoo or hop in