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Exploring The Magic of Melbourne

by WCC on October 27, 2012

in Australia, Oceania

This beautiful article was contributed to us by Sophie M.

As one of Australia’s premier holiday destinations, Melbourne is a wonder in itself. It sits astride the lovely Yarra River at the very top of Port Phillip Bay and is also a gateway to Victoria. The stunning combination of the old and the new, skyscrapers and ethnic communities, lavish parks, gardens and also old heritage buildings- it’s a visual delight. The country’s second largest city with modern towers and preserved Victorian era architecture is a perfect base to travel to the Yarra Valley.

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From Melbourne’s very own eclectic precincts city fringe to Dardenong Ranges, Mornington Peninsula, or Phillip Islands – it’s a great place to be. High end cuisines to low brow rock gigs, the city’s calendar remains pretty much full. Explore the historic arcades; take a stroll in the the byways lined with fine dining restaurants, lively entertainment and lovely boutique shopping.

If you are an outdoor buff, you would not be disappointed with what the city has to offer. From cycling to golf, fishing to water sports, make the most of the city’s river, parks, bays and coastlines. Sandy beaches, seeing Melbourne from a hot air balloon, kite boarding or kayaking in the moonlight- there is so much to do.

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Katoomba, Australia

by WCC on June 14, 2012

in Australia

Katoomba is an Australian city with about 7,700 inhabitants, the tourist and cultural center of the Blue Mountains is. It is located in the State of New South Wales , 110 km west of the city of Sydney and 38 km east of Lithgow on the Great Western Highway . Katoomba is situated at an altitude of 1017 m.

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The name of Katoomba is Aboriginal for “falling water”. This name is a waterfall in the Jamison Valley below Harry’s amphitheater due. The place was first known as The Crusher known since 1877 and was named Katoomba. Since 1889, Katoomba has its own city council and is now the administrative seat ofBlue Mountains City . [click to continue…]

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Rottnest Island, Australia

June 14, 2012

Rottnest Iceland is a small island off the coast of the Australian state of Western Australia near Perth , and very popular for day trips. Although developed for tourism, but motor vehicles are prohibited. However, it is possible to explore the island on a day by bike, as it only 11 miles long and 4.5 […]

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Wagga Wagga, Australia

June 14, 2012

Wagga Wagga is a town in New South Wales on the Murrumbidgee River . With some 50,000 inhabitants, Wagga Wagga is the largest city in the interior of New South Wales, the fifth largest city in the interior of Australia and the capital of the Riverina . The area was first in the history of […]

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Bunbury, Australia

June 14, 2012

Bunbury is a city in the Australian state of Western Australia (Western Australia).Bunbury is the second largest city in Western Australia, is the center of the outer south-west of Australia, the South West region . It lies about 180 km south of Perth and 370 kilometers west of Albany near the mouth of the Collie […]

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Broome, Australia

June 6, 2012

Broome is one of the Indian Ocean coast city situated in the region of Kimberley , in northern Western Australia . It lies about 2,200 km from Perth .Broome was founded in 1883. It was named after the then governor of the colony of Western Australia, Frederick Broome . When it became known that on […]

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