One of the great drives of the world, the Great Ocean Road starts at Torquay and winds its way 247 kilometers to Warrnambool. The road follows the coast all the way and you get to see some of the most spectacular coastal scenery of anywhere, including rugged cliffs, exquisite small sandy coves, spectacular rock formations and even a quaint fishing village.
National Gallery of Victoria
Located on St Kilda Rd in its newly renovated building, the National Gallery of Victoria (which has its Australian collection in Federation Square at The Ian Potter Centre) contains Victoria's extensive international collections with the works of some of the biggest names in international art. Entry to the National Gallery of Victoria is free, although fees may apply to special, particularly visiting, exhibitions.
Royal Botanic Gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne contain extensively landscaped gardens covering 35 hectares (86 acres) and feature thousands of plants from across Australia and around the world. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through a variegated landscape of plants, shrubs and trees. Free guided walks or self-guided audio walks are available.
People tend to forget that Melbourne isn't only a city with a river running through it. South of the city centre lie a number of Melbourne beaches along the arc of Phillip Bay, such as St Kilda Beach and Brighton Beach, easily accessible by tram from the heart of the city.
Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, come and experience our wildlife island adventure featuring spectacular coastal scenery, charming heritage and an abundance of wildlife. The parks include Pyramid Rock, Rhyll Inlet, Seal Rocks, and Cape Woolamai, with specific viewing and attraction areas that include The Nobbies Centre (seals, dolphins, and shark viewing), the Penguin Parade (Little Penguins coming ashore at dusk), Koala Conservation Centre, and the Churchill Island Heritage Farm.