We hope you enjoy time your in Melbourne, whether its short or long the key is to make the most of it and have a rough plan of what you aim to do. Here’s 7 must do actives while your in Melbourne, if your confused talk to a backpacker travel agent or other fellow backpackers. If you have any recommendations please send them through.
7. Eureka Skydeck
The eureka skydeck offers a stunning 360 degree view around Melbourne. It’s a great way to get a feel for the city and start to understand what Melbourne has to offer. The grid structure of the city will become apparent as you look down from the 88th floor.
Prices start from $18 but if you book a great ocean road tour through one stop adventures you will get give you a free eureka skydeck pass! That’s an exclusive offer fo fruit picking jobs members. Too easy.
6. Phillip Island
Penguins in Australia, yes there is! Phillip Island is home of the World largest little penguin colony and every evening you can see them make their way to the shore.
Visiting Phillip Island gives you the opportunity to hand feed wallabies and kangaroos, get a close up photo with a koala, see wombats and don’t forget the “ Tassie Devil” . Don’t forget to pop past Cape Woolamai surf beach before checking out the Koala conservation.
Ofcourse the famous penguin parade is a must do as you watch Victoria’s largest colony of penguins return home from the sea. Watch them waddle up the beach and return to their burrows as the sun sets on a magnificent day.
5. St Kilda Night Markets “ Bongo Night”
Most Thursdays between start of December & the end of February the St Kilda Night Markets are held in O’Donnel gardens ( adjacent to luna park – near acland street) . This is a free event, many people bring in their own alcohol. ( Last time we saw it was ok to bring your own alcohol in until 8pm)
4. Wine Tours
Aussie’s love a drink there’s no doubt about it but who can blame us our wine is so bloody good! Trying to local fruits is thing to do especially the finished product. Try to visit as many wineries as you can and ensure to leave early so you don’t need to rush.
Having a designated driver is imperative and if you want to take the stress out of it just go on an organised tour designed for backpackers . This will save you using your all data on GPS getting locations ( these wineries are in the middle of nowhere) and fighting over who is the designated driver.
3. Live Sports
Melbourne is Australia’s home of sports, from the AUstralia Open, Australian Rules Football ( AFL), National Rugby League ( NRL), Super Rugby, A League, National Basketball league ( NBL) you will find a sporting event of interest without looking to far. We may have also forgotten to mention the Formula 1 Melbourne Grand Prix or the Moto GP at Phillip, the list goes on.
2. Wilsons Promontory
“The Prom” as it is known to locals is home to 50 percent of Australia’s bird life and there’s more kangaroos emu’s and wombats than you can poke a stick at.
Wilsons Promontory has many spectacular walking tracks through temperate rainforest and yes there is gold at the end of the rainbow. You’ll be in awe of the panoramic views from some of the fantastic viewing points. Don’t forget to visit the singing sands of “squeaky beach”.
Situated on the southern most point of mainland Australia it is truly one of the most spectacular spots in Victoria and makes for a great day tour or a camping trip.
1. Great Ocean Road
It doesn’t get much more iconic than this. Maginificent scenery, Amazing Landmarks and an abundance of wildlife are just a few of the reasons that make the majestic winding path of the Great Ocean Road one of the best drives world wide.
With an abundance of beaches along the way there’s no shortage of stopping points and make sure you don’t miss the koalas, there not easy to find but if you get a good tour guide it should be no problem :)
Many people single day trips while others do the whole stretch of coast to Adelaide over a several day tour, this is a great way to save on a flight and see the beautiful coastline.
Whatever you do your on to a winner.
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