Welcome to my site on Melbourne Australia and I'm really looking forward to sharing everything I know about this amazing place.
I grew up in the suburbs of Melbourne and have lived here all my life. Throughout the years I have come to experience the incredible diversity that Melbourne, Australia and all of its outer regions has to offer.
Whether you are a local or an overseas tourist, planning a visit to Melbourne will reward you with everlasting memories.
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Melbourne Australia - Basic Facts
Melbourne Australia was founded on August 30 when settlers landed on the north bank of the Yarra River from the schooner Enterprize in 1835. Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria, Australia and is situated on the northern end of Port Phillip Bay, just a little inland from the coast. It is surrounded by pretty suburbs filled with tree lined streets and a vibrant, thriving community.
Melbourne Australia is situated on the Yarra River that flows into Port Phillip Bay.
The bay itself is a large and sometimes shallow horse shoe shaped stretch of water fed through the narrow Heads from Bass Strait. Beautiful and diverse world class beaches line it. Most of these are suitable to swim at with clear waters and soft, clean sand. Other beaches around the bay are rugged and great to explore on a family day out.
You will find unique and fascinating attractions right in the heart of the city and more exciting excursions out into the Melbourne countryside.
The city itself offers diverse options to explore which is rich in history coupled with a full multicultural background.
Sports Lovers are well looked after with superb, modern stadiums offering fantastic vantage points to take in the days play such as the world famous MCG.
Plenty of venues for shopping, places to investigate and so many things to do, offering you and your family great choices.
Whether you are a local or an overseas tourist, planning a visit to Melbourne Australia, will reward you with everlasting memories.
Accommodation is no worry here in Melbourne, Australia as the City has excellent venues for the budget conscious traveler and some of the worlds best Luxury Hotels for those who want that extra pampering.
Here Are My Top Suggestions On What To Explore In Melbourne
The Aquarium is a Southern Ocean and Antarctic aquarium situated in the CBD and located on the banks of the Yarra River beside and under the Flinders Street viaduct and the King Street bridge.
Indulge in a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Yarra river.
Melbourne's Southbank Precinct offers a great opportunity to sit and relax in one of the modern Cafes or yummy Melbourne Restaurants. If you are at Southbank at night experience the rush of the flaming towers as they erupt in an exciting display reflected in the waters of the Yarra river.
Enjoy a game of 10 pin bowling or sit back and relax watching the very latest movies at the Crown Casino, just some of the entertainment that you can enjoy at this top Hotel.
And while you are here don't miss out on a visit to the Royal Melbourne Zoo. Heritage listed and with an amazing collection of exotic, unusual and endangered species. There are two other Zoos within a short drive from the City's center.
Werribee Open Range is an amazing wide open prairie filled with animals that roam free. Here you can experience these amazing grazing animals in a natural savanna setting. Visit the Healesville Sanctuary and really get to know some of Australia's unique species.
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