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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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