Insane Reasons Why You Should Visit Melbourne
If you ever thought that you can’t possibly have so much fun in Melbourne then I must say how wrong you are! In Melbourne there are so many fun things to do that even if I made a list of all the fun things you could do, I would never be able to finish it. However, I can list one of the most outstanding ways and reasons why you should visit Melbourne:
The Great Ocean Road
From Melbourne you can travel the Great Ocean Road, one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world. You’ll be able to see beautiful beaches, stunning coastlines and a forest full of Koalas! One of the most interesting sights is the Twelve Apostles, a collection of limestone rocks near the Port Campbell National Park. The huge rocks tower 45 metres above sea level.
Penguins on Parade
The ‘little’ penguin or fairy penguin, the smallest species of penguin, can be found on the coastlines of Southern Australia. The largest colony of little penguins is in Philip Island where there is a nightly parade. During the parade you can watch the adorable tiny birds waddling out of the sea to shore after a day spent fishing.
Roof Top Bars
I love roof top bars, they’re the perfect place to take in a view of the city and enjoy the sun with a cool glass of sparkling wine. I recommend visiting Madame Brussels which was an eclectic garden themed terrace with a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party type feel to it. Melbourne has plenty of great bars with stunning terraces and a fun relaxed vibe check out this article on Concrete Playground for more fabulous rooftop tips.
Wine-tasting in the Yarra Valley
About a 45 minute drive from Melbourne City Centre is the Yarra Valley, one of the world’s leading cool climate wine producing regions. There are over 70 wineries around the region and the cool climate allows for delicious and fantastic quality chardonnay, pinot noir and sparkling wine. To get the most out of a day in the Yarra Valley I really recommend a tour, we used Australian Wine Tour Co. who gave us a small group tour including the visit to the wine estates, tastings and lunch. (Source: silverpool.com).