Visiting Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria Australia will be a memorable one that will have you smiling often long after it is over. There are so many activities and sites to see, you will definitely be back for more so unless you are planning a long stay, you will not be able to fit it all in.

If you were interested in seeking the bygone era of the famous Goldmines then you need to head west to the cities of Ballarat, Bendigo and Clunes or perhaps visit the Stawell Historical Society in the North West, which has a large display of memorabilia from those thriving days. Stawell is set amongst the magnificent Grampians where panoramic views and fresh air are the order of the day.

If it is an outdoor experience you are seeking, you may wish to head south to the Mornington Peninsula to observe where European living meets with traditional Aussie style. South will also take you to the Great Ocean Road where you will not only have the pleasure of a beautiful ocean drive but also visit the imposing 12 Apostles. A life on the water is a popular dream and you can combine this dream with a hot lap around the famous raceway at Philip Island if motorsports is your passion.

As Melbourne is not far from the coast in almost any direction, you can take a very short drive to St Kilda and enjoy the seashore and live music whilst the children take in the excitement of Luna Park.

Melbourne – Shopping Capital of Australia

Perhaps your trip to Melbourne is slightly more hedonistic and you are looking forward to enjoying the delights of the Queen Victoria Market. This market is a hive of industry with a plethora of offerings for you to choose from. They have some great tours on offer and you can even attend a cooking class.

After a hard day of shopping you can relax and be pampered at one of a day spas. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul ready for the next day.

How are you going to Get there and Carry That?
Obviously, this plan for a great holiday only works if you have your own wheels. Public transport is really not going to cut it with so many things to do. You need your own vehicle equipped with up to date GPS to get you around in comfort and style. It’s the only way you could get your bargains and precious mementos of your trip back to your hotel and then to the airport.