As one of the premier tourist destinations in Australia, Melbourne attracts millions of tourists each year. it is the main gateway to the state of Victoria, and it is situated along the Yarra river, and at the peak of Port Phillip bay. There are numerous holiday attractions around Melbourne, and you can be sure of an enthralling experience while on a visit to this exciting destination.
Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia, and the city’s architectural mix consists of high-rise towers, Victorian era architectural designs, as well as magnificent gardens and parks. Melbourne boasts of hosting some of the country’s most popular natural attractions, and the holiday attractions around Melbourne are some of the best in Australia. Some of the must see holiday attractions around Melbourne include ApolloBay, Phillip Island, and Lorne.
Apollo is one of the most frequently visited holiday attractions around Melbourne. It is situated between Cape Otway which is on the Great Ocean Road and Wye River. Although it is a very popular tourist destination, Apollo Bay is ideal if you want to avoid the throngs of tourists who visit the common holiday attraction in Melbourne because it is not as busy or crowded like Lorne, another popular destination. The town is actually set on the backdrop of gently rolling green hills facing the main beach located on the opposite side of the Great Ocean Road.
Apollo bay is a wonderful holiday destination especially if you are planning a family holiday. There are numerous accommodation options in Apollo Bay ranging from small houses and cottages that you can rent and spend a couple of days as you and your family unwind in the town’s cafes, or relax by taking a strolls along the beach. Apollo Bay is also impressive in cloudy weather, and the fact that it does not experience extreme weather makes it a perfect holiday destination. In addition, Cape Otway National Park is also a short distance away from Apollo Bay, and it is a wonderful place for you to sample some of the undeveloped areas on the Australian Coast.
Phillip Island is also one of the popular holiday attractions around Melbourne. It is located about one and a half hours drive from Melbourne, and here you will find any entertainment that you can imagine. Some of the exciting activities in Phillip Island include swimming in the Island’s clean beaches, camping in the Island’s large campgrounds, shopping and eating out in the numerous cafes, restaurants and shopping malls, hiking on the islands rocky trails, and participating or watching the popular Penguin parade. Each day, local as well as international tourists visitPhillip Island to see the penguins get out of the water and waddle on the white sandy beaches.
Watching the penguins is a very popular attraction, and people will cling on the boardwalk’s edges as they silently wait for the penguins to begin making their cautious journey to the burrows. In a short while, the trickle of penguins becomes a flood as multitudes of penguins rush up the beach. The penguins at Phillip Island are also unique because they are the smallest type of penguins in the world in terms of size, and they are surely a cute sight to see. Rent a car in Melbourne and start adventure! 🙂
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