This part will give
you only a short overview of a visit to this state.
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..
westward and heading to the coast, you will first pass Geelong,
largest town before reaching Torquay, a main surfing or
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
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.
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
of this popular park.
first trip was too short to see all of this wilderness beauty.
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