|Melbourne lies at the southern tip of Australia and is the capital city of the Australian State Victoria. Melbourne is always known for its varied tourist spots, entertainment activities, its very own culture, rich history and celebrated heritage. The city provides equal travel opportunity for both backpackers and luxury travelers. Accommodate in luxury taverns or budget hotels in Australia according to your efficiency.
Clean beaches border the bottom of the city with its white pearl sand providing enough of opportunities to relax and explore. It is for sure that you would be taken away by the calmness and the beauty of the beaches. Sit on the velvet sand of the lovely beaches and enjoy the chill breeze or you can plan for some beach side sports to energize your muscles. Water fun is also enormous here. Paddle boarding, surfing, kayaking and swimming are the popular water sports where ferry rides and cruise rides are also available. You can also travel from Melbourne to Tasmania by a ferry. Night cruises are also popular in this area where dinning as well as partying activities is common. Pick budget resorts in Australia near the beaches and relish your beach holidays.
Gardens and Forests
The Royal Botanic Garden Melbourne is a nice place to spend an evening with your kids. It has nice pathways to walk, well maintained lawns to sit and relax, shady big trees, clean lake with beautiful black swans, etc. This garden gives chances for walking and cycling. The Gumbuya Park is extremely a fun place to spend with your family. See and feed native wild animals, drench yourself in water slides and take up different types of fun rides and enjoy. Melbourne has many forest ranges where you can camp for a day or two. The Dandenong Ranges provide bush walking experience, camping and also nice accommodation in Melbourne hotels within the ranges. The Dandenong Ranges National Park covers many forests and reserves such as the Olinda Forest, Mount Evelyn Forest, Sherbrooke Forest and the Doongalla Forest.
Culture and Heritage
Visit the old cultural spots to explore the architecture and culture of the city. There are many cathedrals in Melbourne which has a great interior designed with mosaic floors and glass paintings. Visit a few of them namely the St. Paul's Cathedral, St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Peter's Church. Spend less than an hour in the Cook's Cottage to know about the precious history of Melbourne and Captain James Cook. The Parliament House of Victoria is a great building with architecturally carved ceilings and interiors. Learn the past history and get lost in the beauty of the Como Historic House and Garden.
Meet the penguins and shake hands with them with a warm hello. Take a casual walk with the sharks and have a close look at them, swim with them and touch and feel the skin texture of sharks. You can also see other species of fishes and turtles in the Melbourne Aquarium. The Werribee Open Range Zoo provides a lifetime opportunity to hand feed the hippos, wallabies and certain other animals. Visit the place with your kids and enjoy the moment. There are many simple bed and breakfast hotels in Melbourne which suits budget travelers.