Sightseeing attractions and destinations in Melbourne and elsewhere in Victoria including Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, Grampians, Sovereign Hill, Ballarat.
Less than an hour's drive from Melbourne, the Australian Garden of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne is a showplace of Australian native flora with a gallery of exhibition gardens, sculpture and displays.
Ballarat, Victoria, the city with a gold-rush past, is the state's largest inland city.
Designed as a public civic centre and meeting place, Federation Square links Melbourne's central business district north of the Yarra River to the river itself and the gardens and parklands across the river.
On the southern edge of the Melbourne city centre, Flinders St Station is a major Melbourne landmark, the hub of Melbourne's transport system, and a popular meeting place, particularly under the station's domed clock tower.
There are a number of free attractions available in Melbourne, Victoria. Here's a selection of Melbourne attractions which shouldn't cost any money.
The Victorian town where bushranger Ned Kelly made his last stand upon which the movie directed by Gregor Jordan and starring Heath Ledger is based.
Aboriginal rock art, spectacular mountain ranges, walking tracks, a variety of wildlife and wildflowers -- all combine to create an enticing natural bush-and-mountains environment west of Melbourne.
Map of the central business district showing major streets and points of interest.
What to see, where to go. Take the free tram and stop where you will to see the sights.
A boon to Melbourne visitors is the City Circle Tram which operates daily along a city circuit passing a number of Melbourne attractions. Not only is travel completely free on the City Circle Tram but you get a running commentary on the places of interest along its route. You can get off the tram at any of its stops, so you can visit particular attractions at close hand, and catch the next one.
Australia's premier horse racing event: a day to visit Melbourne's Flemington Racecourse.
Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, curving southward and westward from Melbourne along the eastern coast of Port Phillip Bay, is a region of fine beaches, holiday homes, vineyards and wineries, and a variety of other attractions.
The Murray River is the natural border between New South Wales and Victoria particularly from around Albury to the South Australian border. Echuca has the largest collection of paddle-steamers on the Murray.
Take a scenic drive through Victoria's coastal attractions and visit the Twelve Apostles.
On your visit to Phillip Island in Victoria, view fur seals, koalas, shearwaters and other Australian fauna at the Phillip Island sea life and wildlife parks.
Everyday at sundown hundreds of fairy penguins come out of the sea and return to their burrows on Summerland Beach.
Photos of Melbourne, Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island.
The Royal Exhibition Building was inscribed in 2004 by the United Nations as a World Heritage site, one of 16 in Australia and the first Australian structure to receive World Heritage recognition.
Victoria's ski slopes are closer to Melbourne than New South Wales ones are to Sydney. Perfect for those trips to the snow. Resorts, slopes, lifts, location, other information.
A look at the continuing rivalry between Victoria and New South Wales.
This charming historic town is the setting of the film Strange Bedfellows starring Paul Hogan, Michael Caton and Pete Postlethwaite. It's a town worth visiting in its own right.
Located on La Trobe St in the Melbourne city centre.