This part will give you only a short overview of a visit to this state.
Unfortunately time was rather restricted and the weather wasn't at its best.
The first stop was the arrival point Melbourne, a city which is in constant
rivalry with Sydney. At first sight Melbourne might perhaps not appear
as being really attractive, but the major sights are spread over the whole city.
A good way to get around is definetely by using public transport including
the trams. A view from the Rialto towers will give you a great sight over the
city and its surrounds, consider a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens or to the Zoo,
see the old Melbourne Gaol or other historic buildings or just enjoy strolling
through the city..

Skyline from Princess bridge  Cook's Cottage at Fitzroy Gardens  Innercity view  The Old Melbourne Gaol  Innercity view

Melbourne Central Complex     Ryal Melbourne Zoological Gardens     Zoo inhabitant     Zoo Inhabitant     Victorian Arts Centre

Skyline from Princess bridge at night          Flinders Street Station

Leaving Melbourne westward and heading to the coast, you will first pass Geelong,
Victoria's second largest town before reaching Torquay, a main surfing or
windsurfing resort. This is also the beginning of the Great Ocean Road,
one of the world's premier coastal drives offering spectacular sights.
Your next stop could be the golf course in Anglesea, usually frequented
by a large number of Kangaroos.

Torquay coast  Anglesea Golf Course  Kangaroo at Anglesea Golf Course  Anglesea Golf Course  Joey at Anglesea Golf Course

Continue your way passing Lorne, Apollo Bay, Otway Ntl Park, Princetown to
reach the famous Port Campbell Ntl Park. This name might not be known as well
as its major attractions, the Twelve Apostles, London Bridge or
Loch Ard Gorge. The park offers an extraordinary collection of
wave sculpted rock formations and is one of Victoria's major tourist attractions.

Port Campbell Ntl Park    Down on the beach    Twelve Apostles View    Twelve Apostles View    Twelve Apostles View

Twelve Apostles View    Twelve Apostles View    Twelve Apostles View    Twelve Apostles View    Twelve Apostles View

London Bridge          London Bridge          Loch Ard Gorge

Continuing your way east of Melbourne, ensure to visit Wilsons Promontory Ntl Park,
also known as "The Prom". This peninsula is Victoria's southernmost point.
You can get as far as Tidal River with you car, walking tracks will lead you to the
main highlights of this popular park.
Unfortunately this first trip was too short to see all of this wilderness beauty.

Tongue Point Track    Tongue Point Track    Tongue Point Track    Tongue Point Track    Tongue Point Track

Tongue Point Track      Tongue Point Track      Echidna      Darby River

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