Is the grand lady of Australian cities. Elegant, stylish
and with a keen eye for good food and the arts. She is
also the shopping capital.
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 Football.
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 never before.
Yarra River Cruises
Melbourne not only has some of the grandest Victorian
and Edwardian buildings around, her new architecture
is adventurous and fun.
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.
The Great Ocean Rd
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 to see.
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 a balloon.