5 reasons why you shouldn't skip Melbourne!
The first city you think of when planning a trip to Australia is Sydney, known for the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach. But just as fun, and often forgotten, is Melbourne. The vibe in this city is wonderful and there is so 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
In Melbourne they take coffee very seriously, the drink is almost declared holy! You come across the nicest coffee shops, where baristas show you how to make coffee (or observe the tastes and aromas of freshly brewed coffee). Do not forget to put some coffee beans in your suitcase, to make sure you can also enjoy the coffee at home.
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 away from the city and it is a wildlife paradise! Visit the Koala Conservation Center, go to the water with a fast-boat and spot seals and watch penguins!
One of the finer things in life: drinking wine! Australia is certainly not different here. For the best Pinot Noir and sparkling wines you should visit the Yarra Valley. Visit a winery and taste, taste, taste!
Experience the Gold Rush in Sovereign Hill
A little history on your trip is part of it, right? Sovereign Hill is a small village, one and a half hours drive from Melbourne, where you are entering the year 1850! Find your own gold, go on a picture with a real gold digger and visit the gold museum. Golden!