South Pacific / Royal Arcade Melbourne
Royal Arcade Melbourne
South Pacific / Princess Theatre Melbourne
Princess Theatre Melbourne
South Pacific / Melbourne Skyline at Night
Melbourne Skyline at Night
South Pacific / Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road
Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road
South Pacific / The Melbourne Cup
The Melbourne Cup
South Pacific / Phillip Island Penguin Parade
Phillip Island Penguin Parade


Melbourne, the capital of Australia's state of Victoria, is a stately city with tree-lined boulevards, imposing architecture, flower-filled parks and historic churches and banks. But that is only part of the story of this metropolis. It is also a polyglot city with a huge population of immigrants from the Mediterranean and such delightful features as a network of electric trams, horse-racing courses and a lake for boating.

It is very easy to explore the beautiful city walking or enjoying a ride on the tram and we can recommend different tours of the city and learn its history for those with special interest. Melbourne is also the fashion capital of Australia and a food mecca.

The famous Great Ocean Road and the 12 apostles is one of the world's most scenic and unforgettable coastal drives and every day at sunset Phillip Island showcases The Penguin Parade, one of Australia's most charming shows consisting of hundreds of fairy penguins. On the way to Philip Island there is opportunity to see some of the beautiful coastline of Victoria and visit the island's koala sanctuary to see koalas and other Australian animals in their habitat.

Antipodes recommends:

Crown Towers Melbourne ( )
The Langham Melbourne
Crown Promenade Hotel ( )