The first city you think of when planning a trip to Australia is Sydney, known for the Opera House, Harbor Bridge and Bondi Beach. But just as fun, and often forgotten, is Melbourne. The atmosphere in this city is wonderful and there is much to experience. We give you 5 reasons why you should start your trip to Australia in Melbourne!
The 12 Apostles and the Great Ocean Road
Australia is full of natural wonders, from Uluru to the Great Barrier Reef. Near Melbourne you have the Great Ocean Road, with the beautiful 12 Apostles. Only 3 hours away, perfect for a day trip, but you can also visit (much) longer!
Melbourne’s coffee culture
Coffee is taken very seriously in Melbourne, the drink is almost declared sacred! You come across the best coffee shops, where baristas show you how to make coffee (or observe the flavors and aromas of freshly brewed coffee). Don’t forget to put some coffee beans in your suitcase, to make sure you can enjoy coffee at home too.
The Best Wildlife Encounters on Phillip Island
Even more beautiful nature can be found on Phillip Island. This island is about an hour and a half from the city and is a haven for wildlife! Visit the Koala Conservation Centre, go on the water with a speedboat and spot seals and penguins!
One of the best things in life: drinking wine! Australia is certainly no different here. For the best pinot noirs and sparkling wines, you must visit the Yarra Valley. Visit a winery and savor, savor, savor!
Experience the Gold Rush in Sovereign Hill
A bit of history about your trip is part of it, right? Sovereign Hill is a small town, an hour and a half drive from Melbourne, where you are stepping into the year 1850! Find your own gold, take a picture with a real gold digger and visit the gold museum. Golden!