There are several reasons why one should take a vacation in Melbourne. There is an endless list of this to see and do and the people in Melbourne are legendary when it comes to hospitality and friendliness. Melbourne offers a vastness of astonishing beauty as well as unique fauna and flora that include wombats, yellow eyed penguins, kangaroos, kiwis and koalas found nowhere else in the world. In addition Melbourne offers hundreds of top class restaurants, sophisticated pleasure and some of the very best award winning Australian wines. There are several world heritage areas, nature trails and ancient rain forests and of course the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. And the sun is always shining right across Australia.
When it is summer in the outback down under it is winter in the northern hemisphere and for those that love skiing the Southern Alps offer miles of untracked snow and spectacular views from June through to October for an experience of a lifetime. There is a plethora of activities such as sailing, fishing, hiking trails, kayaking, bungee jumping, diving, swimming with dolphins, playing golf and much more. The cost of a Melbourne Boutique hotel, sightseeing excursions, meals and other are far less expensive as opposed to other countries, and there are many great value holiday packages available.
Many of the beaches have been rated the best in the world and have made the top ten lists. The city is surrounded by charming urban suburbs, ultra modern skyscrapers, beautiful waterways, spectacular heritage architecture and beautiful lush parklands. Melbourne is home to Australia’s cultural capital, sporting events and fashion of which attracts visitors from around the world annually that totally enjoy the cities vibrant atmosphere, and has been rated as one of the most desirable holiday destination in the world.
A free and convenient way to get around Melbourne city and to the major attractions is using the City Circle Tram service. It is a fabulous experience to dine out in Melbourne and not to be missed is dining aboard the 1927 converted Colonial tramcar of which was the very first travelling tramcar restaurant on the globe. To commemorate Captain James Cook’s voyages an the discovery of Australia Cook’s Cottage in Fitzroy Gardens is a must visit.
There is always a host of events taking place at the Crown entertainment complex on the north bank of the Yarra River that include riverside festivals, art exhibitions and beautiful themed displays. An integral part of Melbourne is Etihad Stadium that hosts many sporting events. And for an experience like none other a visit to the Eureka Skydeck which is the southern hemispheres highest viewing platform is not to be missed that offers spectacular views of Melbourne.