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State of Victoria Favorites

  • Great Ocean Road

    Melbourne Favorites

    I constantly fly to Melbourne with my partner and I always call Private Budget Tours Australia. They are a local couple from Melbourne whom provide private tours at affordable rates. They are very flexible and knowledgeable. When ever we go to Melbourne, they organise a good package deal for us as we like to go to different tours everyday. They...

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  • The Great Ocean Road

    Geelong Favorites

    The whole Great Ocean road is great, though not everyone has time to see it in its entirety. I'd recommend starting the trip at the trendy surf town of Torquay with its world famous competition surf beach, Bells Beach. The next major small town on the map is Anglesea, more of a fishing town and less commercial, followed by Lorne, almost as famous...

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  • St. Kilda

    Melbourne Favorites

    St Kilda is one of inner city suburbs of Melbourne and in recent years, it has begun to shake off a seamy reputation and is home to many of Melbourne's famous visitor attractions including Luna Park, the Esplanade Hotel, Acland Street, its many theatres and St Kilda Beach. St Kilda is home to many of the city of Melbourne's big events. Despite...

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  • Baywalk Bollards

    Geelong Favorites

    There are over 100 bollards which have been made out of hughe wooden pylons;many recovered from the Yarra Street pier,which was destroyed by fire in the 1980`s.The bollards are painted as historic people and remind about events and history of Geelong.The painting artist was Jan Mitchell.The bollards are to be seen from Ripleside Park till...

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  • Crown Casino

    Melbourne Favorites

    I stood one night, unknowingly, beside the river when all was suddenly light. From whence had this emanated I immediately wondered. It was over in moments, so I was unsure, then it burst with a roar and it filled the sky. There was a time, co-inciding with the massive gas flame bursts, when I thought I had done Hell and Melbourne in one hit. The...

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  • Geelong Waterfront

    Geelong Favorites

    All the parks along the foreshore are lovely. Palm trees, as well as shade trees are everywhere. During the summertime, it can get a little crowded here, as there are many visitors from the surrounding regions, as well as Melbourne.

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  • Queen Victoria Market

    Melbourne Favorites

    Check out the Queen Victoria Markets. Located on the corner of Elizabeth & Victoria Streets. At the markets you will find all sorts of things - fresh produce, clothes, crafts, jewelry, leather goods etc. It's a great place to spend a couple of hours... Open Tuesday to Sunday. Phone: 03 93205822 Web: www.qvm.com.au

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  • Flinders Street Station

    Melbourne Favorites

    The station at Flinders street is a wonderful old building serving the train loving people of Melbourne. I have used this station for transport since 1977 and the place has only gotten grubbier since then!! Plenty of trains arrive & leave with lots of platforms for a busy popoulation. In the photo you can see a number of clocks (9 in total) just...

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  • Victorian Arts Centre

    Melbourne Favorites

    If you see a picture of Melbourne, one of the most distinguishing landmarks is the large spire that resides on the southside of the Yarra River. Standing at about 115 metres high, it is one of the tallest spires in the city, but definitely the most distinguished, as the Arts Centre does light it up using a laser lighting system. It is far more...

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  • Melbourne Cup

    Melbourne Favorites

    If you want to find out why Australia is the only country that stops work for a horse race, then this is a good place to start. All items on display at the new Champions Australian Racing Museum come with a story. Carbine, the 1890 Melbourne Cup winner, was apparently a bit of a show-off and loved to stop and play up to the crowds. Walter...

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  • Trams

    Melbourne Favorites

    I would reccomned a tour I went on called Tramtastic Tours. They take you on the tram around Melbournes fabulous inner city suburbs, which I didn't even know existed despite having been here before. The other thing is that they also show you how easy the tram system is once you know how and even made a personal itinerary for me so I could get to...

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  • Cook's Cottage

    Melbourne Favorites

    Captain Cook's Cottage In 1933 the owner of the cottage in Gt. Ayton, that was built by Captain Cook's father, decided to sell it. In a patriotic attempt to prevent its being taken to the United States by certain Americans she made it a condition of sale that the building remain in England. However she was persuaded to change 'England' to 'the...

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  • Australian Open

    Melbourne Favorites

    Op Court 1 weer een nederlander, Peter Wessels moet het opnemen tegen Andrew Ilie, een publiekslieveling bij de Australiers. Het hele court zat vol met Aussies, wij met de nederlanders zoveel mogelijk bij elkaar gaan zitten, om toch nog wat tegengas te kunnen geven. Leuke wedstrijd, hele leuke sfeer, maar helaas verloor Wessels: 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 4-6.

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  • Melbourne Cricket Ground

    Melbourne Favorites

    attend a major sporting event at the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground). I would recommend football, it's uniquely Australian and it's a great spectator sport, the crowd alone will make it worth while. Sit in the outer, grab a pie from the pie boy and enjoy! is my football team (Carlton) beating Essendon by a point at the MCG in the 1999 Preliminary...

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  • Conservatory

    Melbourne Favorites

    Located in Fitzroy Gardens - 26.1 hectares (or 35 and even over 40 if you believe other sites) of lush parkland at the northern end of the CBD and also the resting place of Melbourne's earliest pioneers. This is a shot of the statue of Diana the Huntress outside the Conservatory. Depicting Diana, the goddess of mood and contemplation and two...

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  • Royal Botanic Gardens

    Melbourne Favorites

    The trails either side of the Yarra follow the river for substantial distances upstream, featuring many early morning scullers, lovely riverside mansions, stately trees (with appalling quantities of plastic bags suspended on their lower limbs), some nice bridges with city backdrops and nearby noisy traffic. Apart from the occasional...

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  • Melbourne Museum

    Melbourne Favorites

    We visited the Melbourne Museum...it was very interesting... The Melbourne Museum is located in the Carlton Gardens just out of the CBD area. It is open between 10 am and 5 pm daily (except Christmas Day and Good Friday). It costs $15 per adult, $8 for a child or $35 for a family. Phone: 131102 Web: melbourne.museum.vic.gov.au

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  • Rialto Towers

    Melbourne Favorites

    RIALTO TOWERS. The Melbourne Observation Deck is located 253 metres above the city on the 55th floor of the landmark Rialto Towers, the tallest office building in the Southern Hemisphere. The Observation Deck offers spectacular 360-degree views of Melbourne and surrounds from large internal and external viewing areas. The Melbourne Observation Deck...

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  • Shrine of Remembrance

    Melbourne Favorites

    visit the lovely SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE monument Did you notice the lovely building in the background(??); then hop onto one of these green trams plying the city center.... and finish off your day just strolling and people-watch along BURKE STREET MALL.

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  • SCENIC DRIVES IN VICTORIA

    I have put together some scenic drives and their websites to help you plan your Victorian Holiday.I have done all of them, have travelled most of the backroads and main roads, so you may have guessed, I like Victoria.* THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD.......Recognised as one of the world’s most scenic drivesThe GOR follows the stunning coastline for 243...

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  • Weather in Autumn- Victoria Australia

    April weather is really unstable in Victoria (Melbourne is the capital city of this state), but you can pretty much count on it being quite cool through the days anywhere from 11-18 deg C and very cool at night 8-11 deg C, so bring warm clothes. Victoria has been in a drought for 10 years and we are currently on water restrictions, so rain hasn't...

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  • The general landscape of the Great Ocean...

    When you're not looking at the beach, you'll be loooking at this, equally beautiful in my opinion, in its own way. Whole segments of the road look like this, rough scrub as far as the eye can see. Small sections pass through rainforest, and there are towns, but passing point to point, you see a lot of this.

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  • Victoria Vegetation - Bower Spinach

    I always like to add a few information tips about the plants and animals I see along my path.Here is a picture of Bower Spinach (Tetragonia implexicoma), which is a common bluff plant found along the Victorian coast. It has a beautiful yellow flower, and there are smaller red berries which are great food for lizards and birds.The main purpose of...

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  • Victoria Tourism Website

    One of the important first steps to planning a trip to Victoria is to visit the tourism bureau online. This site provides some excellent information on all of the "pieces" of Victoria, and uses the jigsaw puzzle to seperate the different tourism areas throughout it.Victoria is split into several different territories:Melbourne Yarra Valley,...

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  • The weather

    The weather at the Great Ocean Road is unpredictable so be prepared. I remembered starting in the rain, followed by long periods of sunshine and then the rain came again. The wind is very strong so extra clothing is essential. Taking a leisure walk along the famous Yarra River and experience the sights and sounds is indeed a very good experience....

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  • Beautiful designs of nature

    Besides the 12 Apostles, "London Bridge" etc, you can see many interesting and beautiful designs of nature, including arches such as the photograph as well as caves.

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  • Victoria: Bicycling Backwater Places Pt....

    Victoria as it seems centers on chiefly Melbourne and the Gold Fields, plus a few other places like the Great Ocean Road and Wilsons Promontory. But there are of course countless other little places which are out of the way thus yet to be discovered or at least worth a trip to if they are known.In the early winter of 2002 I set out from Melbourne...

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  • Story about "London Bridge"

    The "London Bridge" was a famous natural bridge structure along the Great Ocean Road. Years back, the middle of the bridge structure collapsed and some tourists were trapped on the other side. After many hours in the cold coastal weather, they were finally rescued. This is a photo of the remains of the structure today.

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  • Elders...

    Traditionally, Elders governed the clans, making decisions on matters such as deciding penalties for transgression of Aboriginal Law, directing hunting and gathering activities to maintain harmony with the environment, ceremonial activities, trade and clan gatherings.In Victoria and throughout Australia, Elders are highly respected as the keepers...

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  • Aborigines of Western Victoria...

    Aboriginal people have, for many thousands of years, had an association with Gariwerd, as the Grampians is traditionally known. Linked culturally and linguistically, the numerous clans have left much evidence of their lives in the region. Ancient oven mounds, scatterings of stone left over from tool making, rock art sites and, of course, the...

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  • The Dreamtime...

    The Dreamtime refers to the Creation era when Spirit Ancestors made epic journeys across a flat and barren landscape creating the geographical features of the land and every living thing. During this creation period the Ancestors created the laws that govern Aboriginal life.The events of the Dreaming form the basis of Aboriginal law, religion,...

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  • Aboriginal Victoria...

    For over 40,000 years prior to the arrival of European colonists, 30 nations or clans of Aboriginal people lived in what is now the state of Victoria. Their rich tribal culture developed through intricate social systems and a profound connection to the land. For Aboriginal people, including those in highly urbanised communities, land is central to...

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  • Great Ocean Road ~ London Bridge remains

    Here is the remains of the London bridge. One of the arches collapsed in January 1990 and visitors were saved by helicopters.It is also here you can look down at the beach and see more penguin trails.

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  • Great Ocean Road ~ Lord Ard Gorge

    That is the beach where Tom and Eva struggled to survive. On the day we were there the weather was hot and calm, it is just unimaginable how the shipwreck tragedy happened.

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  • Great Ocean Road ~ Lord Ard Gorge

    It was here that one of Victoria’s most tragic shipwrecks happened mopre than a century back. The ship name gave name to the gorge.Fifty-two people died after the sailing ship, the iron clipper Loch Ard, rammed into the sheer cliffs of Muttonbird Island in stormy weather on 1 June, 1878, just days from completing a three-month voyage from England...

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  • Great Ocean Road ~ Lord Ard Gorge

    Loch Ard Gorge - you need to do some walking to the lookout...but the view is really magi\nificent. There is a signange to tell the history of it. The view is so beautiful and you may want to walk around the beach - take the wooden steps down etc...there you will be treated with towering cliffs, sparkling blue-green sea and a small, sandy beach.

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  • Great Ocean Road ~ more from helicopter

    You willsee horse shoe formation...the fact is that the chopper guide speaks so fast I could hardly pick out which is which formations....Bakers OvenPudding Basin Rock, Island Arch Lord Ard Gorge and many more

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  • Great Ocean~ 12 Apostles

    The 12 Apostles are giant rocks stacks which form part of the spectacular Port Campbell National Park. There are only 10 apostles left since their naming, as two have since collapsed. I think these are one of the most photographed formation in Australia.

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  • Great Ocean Road ~ helicopter ride

    I took the chopper ride and took these wonderful pictures....it cost about AUD70 and lasted for a good 15 minutes....

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  • Great Ocean Road ~ Maits Rest Rainforest...

    The walk is about 30-45 minutes, easy walk and is suitable for all ages. Becos you are in the rainforest, even though it is an ultra hot summer, you feel the tranquil cool temperature, hear the crickets, and sounds of stream flowing etc. A track wanders through fern glades and rainforest among tall stands of beech, messmate and other hardwoods....

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  • Great Ocean Road ~ Apollo Bay

    Pirces of property in Lorne grew drastically and people moved on to set homes at Apollo Bay. Apollo Bay was first visited in 1840 by the Henty brothers, founders of Portland and Mount Gambier. It was then a whaling placewhere the golf course is today. The first permanent settlers were timber cutters who came around 1850 and shipped their product...

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  • Grat Ocean Road ~ Koala spotting at...

    The towns take their names from the rivers in the United Kingdom and were originally called "The Wye" and "The Kennet". In 1882, Alex and Donald MacRae of Birregurra, with their cousin Alex MacLennan of Barwon Downs, Rode from Lorne along the coast looking for a suitable place for farming and fishing. The MacRae brothers settled in Wye, and...

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  • Great Ocean Road ~ Cape Patton

    From Lorne the road runs between the Angahook State Park and the sea to the small townships of Wye River, Kennett River around Cape Patton

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  • Great Ocean Road ~ entrance gate

    This is the start point marking the Great Ocean Road....it was such a joke...I wanted a picture of myself standing in front of the wooden entrance...but my friends wanted picture by the coast instead...... I really pity the camera men

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  • Great Ocean Road ~ magnifcent houses

    From Anglesea to Aireys Inlet to pass Lorne you can see and admire the huge and sometimes unique houses.

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