Melbourne is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. It became one of the tourists’ favorites because of its spaces and iconic laneways, various art galleries, world-class dining, and cultural diversity.
If you’re planning to visit Melbourne or inviting your Filipino friends to visit, here are the best places that you must visit for a worthy vacation.
Sovereign Hill is an outdoor museum presenting the story of Australia’s fabulous goldrush history. It focuses on the impact of the great 19th-century gold discoveries on the growth of Ballarat.
By 1861, Ballarat had grown into a fine provincial city built on the wealth derived from its gold. Since opening in November 1970, Sovereign Hill has become an Australian tourism icon, winning many major tourism awards.
Old Gippstown Heritage Park
This historic town is a collection of authentic buildings dating back from the 1840s through to the 1930s.
The site covers 8 acres and features several National Trust classified buildings and one of the best collections of horse-drawn vehicles and farm equipment in Australia. It also includes Dr. Andrew’s (the ’father’ of Yallourn) collection and the Narracan Mechanics’ Institute Library.
Old Gippstown aims to present the history of Gippsland, for the benefit of the present and future generations by preserving, researching, recording and presenting the unique collections in its care.
This century-old steam train continues to run on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges 40kms east of Melbourne.
Puffing Billy was built to serve at the turn of the century and is a genuine relic of our more leisurely days. The Railway is the major survivor of four experimental lines used to develop rural areas in the early 1900s.
Puffing Billy Railway is now a major tourist attraction and operates every day except Christmas Day, thanks to the tireless efforts of more than 900 dedicated volunteers.
Bendigo is a city of Instagram-worthy shops, locally-made drops, pottery, pictures and fun times for the family.
There are lots of activities to do in Bendigo. You can visit artisans and galleries, discover its heritage, explore its mining attractions, visit its cultural attractions and many more.
Coal Creek Community Park and Museum
This museum displays yesteryear artifacts in heritage buildings. Open Thursday to Monday this is your cheapest option as an entry for the general public is free.
Every building and object at Coal Creek has a story to tell. It tells the history of Korumburra, from everyday life, the coalfields and the early agricultural development.
No wonder why people love Melbourne, this city is full of art, history, and stories. And in 2017, Melbourne was declared to be the “World’s Most Liveable City.”
The list is ranked according to a liveability index that considers a number of factors such as political stability, healthcare, culture, environment, education, and infrastructure. And in 2017, Melbourne scored 97.5 out of 100 on the index.