Melbourne is Australia’s second-largest city in terms of population. It is also the capital of Victoria, southeastern state of Victoria. Victoria is situated at Port Phillip Bay.
Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia with excellent architecture, shopping centers, art galleries, and entertainment avenues for children. The Victorian-era architecture is prominent in this city. The cultural institutions largely resemble the culture that existed during the Victorian rule. The multicultural population of Melbourne consists of Greek speaking population, Jews, people from Vietnam, and Asians.
Tourists come to Melbourne to participate in sporting events, tour the major attractions, and explore the natural surroundings of Australia’s cultural hub. The city also provides a base for people who want to travel to Victoria, Sydney, and Perth.
About Melbourne tours
Melbourne tours comprise of travel to city attractions, visiting the centers of art and entertainment, enjoying various events and festivals, and sightseeing. The Healesville Sanctuary, Yarra Valley, and tour to Mornington Peninsula are popular tours in Melbourne. There are always things to keep you busy even if you are visiting the place for a short time. The vibrant nightlife, restaurants, bars, and cafes are all part of Melbourne tours.
Melbourne tours to scenic attractions
You can discover the natural wonders of Melbourne city with guided tours. The tour packages to explore the beauty of the city would take you to various places where you can get stunning views of the landscapes, go for trekking, rainforest trail walks, lakeside adventures, and watch the decade old extinct volcanoes. Many of these attractions are located close to Victoria. Tours to natural attractions from Melbourne city would include the following:
Yarra Velley and Dandenongs Ranges
The farmlands, forests, natural reserves, wine corridors, and vineyards would complete your tour to the Yarra Valley and Dandenongs. The tallest tree in Australia, measuring 84 meters, stands near the Camberville Picnic area.
Mornington peninsula tour
The Mornington peninsula Melbourne tour is one of the most sought after trips. Travel agents across the nation offer various discount tour packages for this area. You will enjoy the waters, the long pier, and the beauty from the Bass Strait. There are number of bay beaches in the Mornington Peninsula.
Port Phillip Bay Beaches
These are the most popular getaways in Melbourne for honeymooners. The beaches offer exotic views of the bay and the Mornington Peninsula. These beaches are ideal for swimming, snorkeling, sailing, and yachting. Below given are the well-known and most visited Port Phillip beaches in Melbourne.
- Mount Eliza beaches
- Mornington beaches
- Mount Martha beaches
- Safety Beach
- Sorrento Front Beach
Other Melbourne tours to scenic attractions include the following:
Melbourne tours to parks and gardens
- Tours to Macedon Ranges, Spa Country
- Tour to Phillip Island
- Great Ocean Road tour
- Murray tours
You can plan a trip to many parks and gardens in and around Melbourne city. They are exciting places to visit in Melbourne for both adults and kids. The below given parks and botanic gardens can be visited during the winter months to see the blooming flowers.
Melbourne wildlife tours
- Royal Botanic Gardens
- Fitzroy Gardens
- Carlton Gardens
- Queen Victoria Gardens
- King's Domain
- Alexandra Gardens
- Flagstaff Gardens
- Birrarung Marr
- Treasury Gardens
- Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
The national parks, zoos, and open reserves house a number of animals, marine reptiles, birds, and other endangered species. There are aquariums and conservation centers for protection of the nearly extinct species living in the forests of Australia. Some of these tours would enthrall you with a memorable experience. Many also do not have an admission fee and are among the free attractions in Melbourne.
Native Wildlife tours
The native wildlife tours would take you around the open forests and restricted areas. The Royal Botanic Garden is one of the most desired destinations.
Melbourne nightlife tours
- Melbourne Zoo
- Melbourne Aquarium
- Werribee Open Range Zoo
The city has a vibrant nightlife with clubs, bars, pubs, and discos. The shopping malls have bars and food outlets that remain open past midnight. The night market in Melbourne also forms an integral part of the city’s nighttime activities.
Here is a list of some of the bars and nighttime centers that are widely visited by international tourists and local people.
Last updated on 1/11/2010
- Section 8- Container Bar
- Madame Brussels
- Bar Lourinha
- Red Hummingbird
- The Prince
- Tony Starr's Kitten Club
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