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  • General Information

    Other Name: -, , State: Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    Area: 8806 km²
    Languages Spoken: Officially English
    Long Distance Code: +61
    Importance: Melbourne is a major centre of commerce, industry and cultural activity.
    Best Time to Visit: November to - and April
    International Access: -
  • Description

    Melbourne is the second most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3.8 million (2007 estimate). Located around Port Phillip Bay in Australia's south-east, Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria. The city is often referred to as Australia's 'sporting and cultural capital'. Melbourne is notable for its mix of Victorian and contemporary architecture, its extensive tram network and Victorian parks and gardens, as well as its diverse, multicultural society. It was the host city of the 1956 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Melbourne was founded by free settlers in 1835, 47 years after the first European settlement of Australia, as a pastoral settlement situated around the Yarra River.
  • Location

    723 km (449 mi) from Adelaide. 876 km (544 mi) from Sydney.
  • Climate

Armadale is an inner-south eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is in the Local Government Area of the City of Stonnington. At the 2006 Census, Armadale had a population of 8467.

The suburb has its own railway station, as well as Toorak railway station, which is also in Armadale. It is bordered by Glenferrie Road to the east, Orrong Road to the west, Malvern Road to the north and Dandenong Road/Princes Highway to the south.
Box Hill is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is in the Local Government Area of the City of Whitehorse. It boasts the second largest retail and office precinct outside downtown Melbourne. The suburb is home to large Chinese and Vietnamese communities, and as a result boasts a diverse range of restaurants, bars and cafes
Clifton Hill is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is in the Local Government Area of the City of Yarra.

Clifton Hill is located approximately 4km north-east of the Melbourne central business district and has undergone rapid gentrification in recent years.

Accommodation in the suburb largely comprise of Victorian and Edwardian era dwellings. Hoddle Street bisects the suburb, dividing it into western and eastern precincts. The suburb is well served by parks and gardens, including Darling Gardens and Mayor's Park (western precinct) and Quarries Park (eastern precinct). An attractive local shopping strip is located along Queens Parade, on the border with Fitzroy North, consisting of mainly Victorian era shopfronts in a reasonable state of preservation. Dwelling density in Clifton Hill is significantly lower than the remainder of the former City of Collingwood, which also included the suburbs of Collingwood and Abbotsford
It is an colonial mansion.Como House is a fusion of Australian Regency and Italian architecture styles.Retains most of his original decorative designs.

Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Little Bourke street is the centre of Chinatown.This is an area of Chinese restaurants and shops, close to the shopping districts at its western end and the theatre district at its eastern end.

It is also known as the Financial Street because it is home to many banks and insurance companies.It is often regarded as Australia`s premier street, with some of the country`s finest Victorian era buildings.
It is not only southern hemisphere`s largest casino but also the most luxurious and largest casino.It is on the Yarra River.
Deer Park was established in the 1870s. It is a suburb 18km west from Melbourne CBD. Its Local Government Area is the City of Brimbank
Forest Hill is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is located within the city of Whitehorse. The suburb is primarily made up of low to medium density residential housing. Forest Hill Chase is a major retail centre in the suburb. The suburb is approximately 20 km from Melbourne's central business district.

Great Ocean Road is located in the southwest of Melbourne.It is one of the famous tourist attractions.It offers stunning ocean views, beachside activities, laidback coastal towns.
Newport ( 37°50′36″S, 144°52′50″E) is a south-western suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the City of Hobsons Bay.

The Newport Railway Workshops play a key role in the history of the suburb, formerly the main workshops of Victorian Railways. The workshops are south of the Newport railway station.

Newport Lakes Park is a flooded quarry surrounded by landscaped bushland and lawn, in the north of the suburb. Stone from the quarry, which operated from the early 1920s to the 1960s, was used in various building projects around the area of Williamstown.

Newport Power Station is another feature of the suburb, the smokestack of which remains one of the tallest towers in Melbourne at 183 metres.
It is located in the center of the old Russell Street,its unique architectural style draw a large number of tourists every year.
The island area is approximately 10,000 hectares. The Penguin Parade at Phillip Island Nature Park, in which Little Penguins come ashore in groups, attracts visitors from all over the world. Another popular tourist attraction is the Seal Rocks, which host the largest colony of fur seals in Australia. The island is recognised as having some of the most consistently reliable and varied surf conditions in the country.
It is one of the finest examples of the civic architecture of the British Empire period anywhere in the world.
Royal Botanic GardensIt is the world finest place to visit.It is about 5 km south of Melbourne city center.It covers an area of 40 hectares,and you could find a large number of rare plants and unique native Australian plants.
Royal Melbourne Exhibition Building was built in 1880.Its architecture is very beautiful.
St Kilda is an inner city suburb of the Victorian capital of Melbourne, Australia.

It is located on Port Phillip Bay about 7 km south-east of the Melbourne's central business district. Its population at the 2006 Census was 16,122, the largest population of any suburb in the City of Port Phillip.

The suburb has been a popular seaside resort for residents and visitors since its foundation.
Spotswood is a south-western suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the City of Hobsons Bay.Spotswood is also known for the Victorian Science Museum, known as Scienceworks. Scienceworks is near the old sewage pumping station of Spotswood, constructed in 1897. This location was also used as the police headquarters in Mad Max and for the Academy award winning short film Harvie Krumpet.
Thornbury is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the City of Darebin.

Thornbury is bordered by the Merri Creek to the west, and the Darebin Creek to the east. The Merri Creek Trail is a popular shared use recreational path used by cyclists and walkers.Thornbury is home to many bars and night spots, including Bender bar and the Croxton Park Hotel. Thornbury is also home to an office of Distance Education Victoria, the Darebin International Sports Centre and the John Cain Memorial Park. It also has a large alternative music culture, particularly Australian Hip Hop and is home to many acts including The Contrazt and TRS.

Tram Restaurant (Colonial Tramcar Restaurant) is a Melbourne company offers a tram service.The tram has been converted into a restaurant.
Williamstown is approximately 15 minutes by car from Melbourne via the West Gate Freeway or a 30-minute train journey from Flinders Street Station. Ferries from Melbourne's Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct take approximately 1 hour, whilst a 30 minute ferry ride can be taken from St Kilda Pier to Williamstown on weekends and public holidays.In the past decade Williamstown has received a face lift and become a major tourism drawcard. It retains the coherence and charm of a maritime village, due, in no small part, to the many historic buildings. A proliferation of cafes and restaurants are a major feature of Nelson Place which runs adjacent the foreshore while boats, yachts and dinghies decorate the shoreline and ships sail through the estuary en route to the Port of Melbourne.



Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Melbourne
Day 2 : Melbourne
Day 3 : Melbourne
Day 4 : Melbourne
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Spectacular Australia
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Mumbai-Singapore-Sydney-Cairns-Brisbane-Gold Coast-Sea World-Gold Coast-Dream World-Gold Coast-Movie World-Gold Coast-Brisbane-Melbourne-Great Ocean Road-Melbourne-Singapore-Mumbai

Opera House, darling harbour, Sydney Aquarium, Sydney tower, Sydney Wildlife Park, Beautiful Beaches like Bondi Beach, Surfers Beach, etc, Movie world, Dream World, Sea World, Sky Rail, Kurunda village, Carvonica Lakes. En-route to most amazing cruise rides – The Great Barier Reef Cruise – Scuba dive, Snorkling, Under sea Walk and Semi Submarine,Eureka Tower, City Tours of all the cities visited, Great Ocean Road Drive.

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Day 1 : Mumbai-Singapore-Sydney
Day 2 : Sydney
Day 3 : Sydney
Day 4 : Sydney-Cairns
Day 5 : Cairns
Day 6 : Cairns-Brisbane-Gold Coast
Day 7 : Gold Coast-Sea World-Gold Coast
Day 8 : Gold Coast-Dream World-Gold Coast
Day 9 : Gold Coast-Movie World-Gold Coast
Day 10 : Gold Coast-Brisbane-Melbourne
Day 11 : Melbourne-Great Ocean Road-Melbourne
Day 12 : Melbourne-Singapore-Mumbai
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Melbourne-Philipp Island-Melbourne-Gold Ocean Road-Melbourne-Cairns-Kuranda-Cairns-Green Island-Cairns-Gold Coast-Brisbane-Gold Coast-Sydney-Blue Mountains-Sydney

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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Melbourne
Day 2 : Melbourne-Philipp Island-Melbourne
Day 3 : Melbourne
Day 4 : Melbourne-Gold Ocean Road-Melbourne
Day 5 : Melbourne-Cairns
Day 6 : Cairns-Kuranda-Cairns
Day 7 : Cairns-Green Island-Cairns
Day 8 : Cairns-Gold Coast
Day 9 : Gold Coast-Brisbane-Gold Coast
Day 10 : Gold Coast
Day 11 : Gold Coast-Sydney
Day 12 : Sydney
Day 13 : Sydney
Day 14 : Sydney-Blue Mountains-Sydney
Day 15 : Sydney

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