Category: ‘Victoria / Melbourne’

Melbourne Culture

28, November 2015 Posted by Australia_Travel

Visit Melbourne

Melbourne Culture: Melbourne is located in South Eastern Australia; it is one of the top favorite destinations in the world for tourist from a vast array of countries. Actually, Melbourne receives thousands and thousands of tourists each year. Seduced by its beauty, its climate, and the various activities and services it has to offer the tens of thousands of tourists keep returning to Melbourne year after year.

Melbourne

 

The Climate
Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and possesses a temperate climate; the summers are hot and appealing, while the winters are cold. The best season to visit this beautiful Australian city is during the Australian summer which takes place during December, January and February. During the Aussie summer, you can expect to find temperatures ranging from 14ºC and 25ºC (57ºF and 77ºF). However, if you want to visit Melbourne during the winter, which happens from June to August you can expect to find temperatures ranging from 7ºC – 14ºC (45ºF – 57ºF). During the rest of the year, the temperatures range form 10ºC to 20ºC (50ºF to 68ºF). Melbourne it’s an amazing place to visit, but the weather can change in a matter of minutes, it is recommended that you come ready for every situation in regards to the Melbourne weather.

 

The Transportation System
Melbourne is one of the most populated cities in Australia; it is the second most populated city to be precise. It has a population of about 4.25 million people. With so many local people and tourists, there has to be a functional transportation system. In fact, Melbourne has a good transportation system, let’s have a look at the various transports you can use while you visit this impressive city: it possesses a large tram network; you can take the bus; you can take the metro; you can take the freeway; you can use the railway system; you can enter and exit Melbourne using the Melbourne Airport; you can use the services of the Port of Melbourne; you can hire a public bicycle; you can call a cab; or you can rent a car, which is the most commode and comfortable option.

Melbourne Trams

 

The Activities
As one of the top destinations for tourists all over the world, Melbourne has to possess a wide range of activities and services that please tourists with different backgrounds, cultures, economic power, likes, and dislikes. What can you do in Melbourne?

a) Guided Tour: Interact with the locals, get to know new places, and get to know the Aussie culture and the Melbourne historic background. There are also tours on bikes, a healthy, green and innovative way to get to know this fantastic city.

b) Enjoy the Various Festivals:Melbourne houses countless cultural festivals you can’t afford to lose.

c) Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens:Classified by many tourists as one of the best landscape gardens on Earth. Will you miss it?

d) Visit the Melbourne Museum: Like most museums, the Melbourne Museum will provide you a better insight about the Melbourne culture and more information in the history of Melbourne and by consequence, the history and culture of Australia.

e) Get to Know the Melbourne Zoo:Exploring wildlife has never been so funny. You can’t miss a visit to the Melbourne zoo!

f) Visit the Arts Center: If you love art, you have to visit the Melbourne Arts Center where you will be able to see various types of art.

g) Enjoy the Nightlife:Pubs, bars, clubs, a mild temperature, a beautiful city, and friendly local people make the perfect combination for an even more perfect nightlife in Melbourne. It is something you have to try out!

Melbourne Zoo

 

 

About The Author
Written by Aronno, a freelance writer and a travel lover. If you are visiting Melbourne and want to rent a car to pick you up at the Melbourne Airport you must visit www.melbourne-airport.com in order to get more information.

 

 

Happy Travelling!!

 

 

 

About Tullamarine Airport

28, May 2015 Posted by Australia_Travel

Getting To Know Tullamarine

The wonderful state of Victoria is host to some of the most interesting and friendly places to visit in the whole of Australia. The only problem facing potential visitors is which place to visit next? You could do a lot worse than think about adding Tullamarine to the next place on your list. We will take a quick peek at this suburb of Melbourne and you can make your own minds up about when you are ready to pop over! In fact, the International Airport is call the ‘Tullamarine Airport’

Tullamarine Airport

 

Where Is It?
Tullamarine is situated within the city of Melbourne, and it is about 17 km north-west of the business district. Melbourne was voted the best city in the world to live in for 2012, and Tullamarine more than played its part in this stunning accolade. Should you fly into Melbourne in the future, you will find yourself very close to Tullamarine, so why not make this your first visiting place?

 

Some History For You!
Tullamarine got its interesting name from the Wurundjeri people, a chap name Tullamareena was thought to have escaped from the infamous Melbourne jail. Tullamareena was also believed to have burned the jail down in the process of escaping from the establishment. About 40 years ago, after some historical research, it was decided that the area would be named ‘Toolimerin’.

 

More History!
Tullamarine Village was constructed at the intersection of the following municipal boundaries:

  • Keilor
  • Bulla
  • Broadmeadows

The original primary school was built where the present day airport is situated, and as a result Tullamarine quickly became a place for families to settle.

 

A Place Of Worship
Tullamarine’s Methodist Church came into existence in 1870 and it managed to stay situated, just north of Park Drive, for about 120 years. Thereafter the church became dismantled but the famous stained glass windows still live on, as they were incorporated into the Uniting Church in Gladstone Park.

 

Tullamarine State School
The State School was originally built on the corner of Conders Lane, but eventually it had to be relocated to the Dalkeith area for various reasons.

 

Tullamarine Development
The village started to develop and in the 1930’s Tullamarine had various sports clubs, including football and tennis associations. After the 2nd World War, Tullamarine began to turn into an agricultural and residential area. The potential for a thriving and safe place to live began to draw young families from all over Australia.

 

Aussie Rules Football
As with all good residential areas, Tullamarine has a fine representative in the Australian Rules arena. The Tullamarine Demons compete in the Essendon District Football League and are an exciting team to watch. Tullamarine originally had two football teams and they merged in 1981.

 

Cricket
Tullamarine also have a fine cricket club, known as The Tullamarine Cricket Club, and they ply their fair trade in the North West Cricket Association. The club is fairly young but have some decent potential for the future!

 

Soccer
The world’s biggest spectator ball sport also has some representation in Tullamarine. The Tullamarine Jets FC only formed in 2005 but are making up for lost time as quick as you like!

 

 

Why Not Stay A While?
The next time your plane touches down at the airport, why not cast a glance over to the village of Tullamarine, you may find it a hard place to leave!

 

Author the Author
Nathan Jones; is a travel blogger. A globe trotter, he likes to visit unheard of places in a country and tries to feel the essence of different cultures. Rushing from one airport to another, has become sort of a habit for him and is all praise for the Tullamarine airport parking because of its wonderful facilities.

 

 

Happy Travelling!!

 

 

 

Bike Paths in Melbourne

21, May 2015 Posted by Australia_Travel

Melbourne Bike Paths

With so many bike paths scattering the landscape of Melbourne, it may be difficult to choose which one to follow. Here’s a list and description of 5 awesome bike paths in Melbourne, (The capital city of Victoria) to help in the decision making process:

 

The Capital City Trail:
This trail is perfect for those who want to experience the city of Melbourne. It trails in and around the city central, connects to 8 other trails, and passes several landmarks including: the Southbank, Alexandra Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens, Rushall Garden, Melbourne Park, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Yarra River, Yarra Bend Park, Princess Park, Royal Park, Collingwood Children’s Farm, Hardy Gallagher Reserve, Merri Creek, Moonee Ponds Creek, Melbourne Zoo, Telstra Domes, and Docklands. This trail is a 32-km loop of infinite opportunity.

Princes Park

 

Bay Trail:
This biking trail is a total of 70km and is great for anyone who wishes to get a dose of the area’s natural, watery beauty. The trail follows coastline of Port Phillip Bay via a meandering trip through a section of the Melbourne suburbs. On weekends, the trial is extended by a punt, which ferries both pedestrians and bikers across the Yara River to Spotswood, a suburb in west Melbourne. The Bay Trail passes these landmarks: the Port Phillip Bay, Sandringham Harbour, Eldwood Canal, Elster Creek, Half Moon Bay, Patterson River, Eadithvale-Seaford Wetlands, Mordialloc Creek, St. Kilda Marina, Station Pier, Westgate Park, Rickett’s Point Tea House, Wreck of HMAS Cerberus, and Westgate Bridge.

The Bay Trail

 

Merri Creek Trail:
The Merri Creek Trail offers a challenging ride for the more hardy bicyclist. The views of Merri Creek, by which the trail winds, make the ride worth it. The creek passes by the famous CERES Cafe, a great place to stop for lunch and coffee. Other landmarks on this trail include: the Brunswick Velodrome, Coburg Lake, and HM Prison Pentridge.

Merri Creek Trail

Merri Creek Trail

 

Warburton Rail Trail:
This trail follows the path of an old railway bed and became popular after the tracks were torn up. It offers a fairly easy ride with a wooded, picturesque scenery and passes Cog’s Cafe and Bike Shop, a pie shop, and several picnic areas. The Warburton Rail Trail is perfect for bikers seeking solitude and tranquility, for families, and for couples.

Warburton Rail Trail

Warburton Rail Trail

 

Maribyrnong River Trail: This trail is another nature and landmark-rich bike path. It offers a wide variety of scenery as it passes through sections of valley and flatlands, follows and even crosses the Maribyrnong River and passes the Brimbank Park, Horseshoe Bend Children’s Park, Pipemaker’s Park, Burndap Park, Canning Reserve, Thompson Street Reserve, 16m Mazu Statue, and Newell’s Paddock Wetlands Park.

Maribyrnong River Trail

 

These trails are a few of the many trails in the city of Melbourne. In fact, after recent expansions, Melbourne is now home to over 670 km of bike trails and the budget and expansion projects for them have been growing every year.

When biking on trails always remember safety first. Keep to the correct side of the path, except when passing. Give audible warning when passing. Move off of the path when stopping, and be sure to use lights and reflectors at night.

 

 

About The Author
Robert Jhonson is an active mountain biker who loves traveling and the out doors. He also loves browsing the latest bike models in melbourne bicycle stores.

 

 

Happy Travelling!!!

 

 

 

Things To See In Australia

13, May 2015 Posted by Australia_Travel

Some Great Things To Visit in Australia


Things To See In Australia – Viewing all that Australia has got to offer in a few days is unfeasible. Due to the remoteness of the country it’s essential to have lengthy travel plans to visit a lot of the places in Australia. To think about a trip to Australia, you must have a minimum of 15 days. Furthermore, the dimensions of the country, one of the largest in the world, entails thousands of  miles to see everything.

Please check the Australian Visa and passport information before booking your Australian Holiday

 

What ever your sort of holiday, budget, family condition or journey type, your holiday to Australia will full fill all of your travel needs plus more. Visit Australia Holidays or Gold Coast Hotels for over 4000 hotels spread around Australia.

 

 

Most Beneficial and Most Visited Locations in Australia are :

Great Barrier Reef – more than 2,000 km of coral reef off the coast of Queensland, considered one of many major wonders of the world. Might be explored with goggles and flippers, or sailing, scenic flight in a glass bottom boat or staying in certainly one of its many islands surrounded by coral

Things To See in Australia

Whitsunday Islands – Can be enjoyed in some ways: searching at the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea, chill out by the poolside at a luxurious resort, feel like a castaway on a secluded beach, or visit its waters aboard a sail boat.

 

Daintree Rainforest – a historic forest included inside the World Heritage Listing and stuffed with fan palms, ferns, mangroves, birds, bugs and frogs. You may explore on guided walks during the day, evening tours for wildlife viewing, hiking in the mountains, interpretive walks by platforms, walks by way of the treetops, trails and not using a guide, Jeep tours, horseback riding.

 

Lifeguard competitions in Gold Coast surfers – They’re tanned and muscular gods of the ocean and icons Australian seaside culture. In Gold Coast, surfers confronted each other in competitions which are demanding events season where they swim, run and make trainers racing. An extraordinary sporting occasion

 

The Sydney Opera House – one of the important sights of this city. Moreover offering a very good music program, is a building-icon and everybody can go to restaurants and bars or cross it day by day via their circuits. Sydney the Bay Bridge is celebrating its first 80 years

Sydney Harbour

 

Melbourne – well-known for its cosmopolitan nightlife and for its eating places
Finals of the Australian Football League (AFL)- Celebrated in Melbourne in the last weeks in September. It is a perfect day to benefit from the Australian setting in a good pub and have fun with the followers of this sport.

 

Great Ocean Road – The Twelve Apostles are rock formations that emerge from the speeding waters of the sea and is likely one of the most famous sights of Victoria. Along a winding street that crosses beaches, jungles and villages. Later, the Ocean Road takes you to the sea jewel of Port Fairy and Cape Bridgewater isolated. Also stroll ready from the Great Ocean Path Apollo Bay to the Apostles.

The 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, VIC

The 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, VIC

 

 

Wilsons Promontory – Located in Victoria this national park offers among the greatest opportunities to apply sendermismo Australian coast and camping. Hikers must walk the Great Promenade Stroll, three days, one night time will stay in the keeper’s house.

 

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park – a spot of pilgrimage within the desert. A whole lot of miles to be traveled to get there. As well as the park has many different factors of interest embody the unbelievable Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), and beautiful sunsets.
Mona- a unique museum located in an incredible place by the river, which can be reached by ferry from the port of Horbart. The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) of the Estate Morella is an modern world-class institution. One of the vital extraordinary inventive experiences of the country.

 

Byron Bay – A small, cozy seaside resort, dynamic, relaxed alternative. It may sound very touristy however is an ideal place for his lengthy, quiet stretches of beach and delightful heart underdeveloped. There are surf, various existence, natural and new age, and all very near Sydney – New South Wales.

Byron Bay

 

 

Meals and wine for “gourmet” – In Australia you could find delicacies to go well with all budgets, wines and cheeses in Tasmania, espresso in Melbourne, Sydney oysters and shellfish, red claw in South Australia, crayfish in Western Australia or the food of the Aborigines in the Northern Territory.

 

Canberra – known for its museums – Essential to the National Gallery of Australia, with its magnificent collection of Australian art, Asian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

 

Cradle Mountain – Crescent-shaped ridge is a steep rock sculpted by ice and wind after millennia of erosion. It is the most recognisable and spectacular peak of Tasmania. To top it takes a whole day however offers incredible panoramic alpine coronary heart of Tasmania.

 

Perth and Fremantle – Perth may be far away, however it will not be a cultural wasteland. Subtle restaurants serve fashionable Australia a brand new collection of elegant cocktail is rising in the most distant alleys. Downstream, the lively port of Fremantle gives a pub on every corner that is not occupied by a hostel and caddied and colonial buildings.

 

Broome and the Kimberley region – a city which is a dynamic mix of contemporary bars, seashores, nature, locals and vacationers of all types. Area is land of camels, baobabs and cave paintings.

 

South west coast of Western Australia – from winery to vineyard country roads shaded by eucalyptus trees. You can too discover caves and historic towns. Surfers flock to benefit from the well-known waves round Margaret River and many visitors come to see humpback whales.

 

Aboriginal Artwork in Western Australia – In this area of 59,000 Aborigines dwell nation of various ethnic groups and with totally different idiom’s. In upstate, the Kimberley region offers the artwork of the Wandjina, Gwion Gwion’s (Bradshaw) and up to date Aboriginal art.

Aboriginal Art

 

Darwin and Kakadu National Park – Located in the Northern Territory and destroyed by bombing through the Second World War and by Cyclone Tracy, Darwin has reinvented itself. This distant town has emerged from the tropical humidity to become a multicultural metropolis and hedonistic. It’s the place to begin for realising the Kakadu National Park. Aboriginal rock artwork, bao sheer cliffs and idyllic ponds fed by enormous waterfalls.

 

Wine regions of South Australia – Adelaide is intoxicated by the success of its three world-well-known wine regions: the Barossa Valley, north, south McLaren Vale space, and the Clare Valley Riesling and their famous bike rides.

 

Fraser Island – an ecological jewel by which dingoes roam and luxurious rainforest grows on sand. A primitive utopian island with plentiful wildlife, together with dingoes, which are native dogs livingthroughout the remote areas.

 

Commentary of wildlife – There’s much to find in Australia: south of the east coast you will see penguins and sea lions, north extraordinary cassowaries and crocodiles that seem dinosaurs. And throughout the country, a lot of animals that can’t be found in some other a part of the world: koalas, kangaroos, wombats and platypus. There are whales on the coast, sea turtles and of course, with its omnipresent kookaburras singing.

Kangaroo

 

 

Tanami Road and Canning Stock Route Western Australia – Right in the outback, a perfect highway to journey in motor homes or the household car. The sky is blue, redder dust and salt lakes whiter than anyplace else on the planet.

 

Birdsville horse racing – It began in 1882 and has now turn into a huge occasion with over 6,000 spectators who flock to this tiny town to take pleasure in four days of dusty race and huge amounts of alcohol. Held in early September.

 

What ever your sort of holiday, budget, family condition or journey type, your holiday to Australia will include all of your needs plus more.

 

 

Happy Travelling!!!!!

Visiting Melbourne For The Cricket and Ashes

11, April 2015 Posted by Australia_Travel

Cricket in Melbourne

Visiting Melbourne For The Cricket– If you have never visited Australia, then taking a trip out Down Under to enjoy the Ashes is sure to be a memorable experience. Australia offers not only perfect weather, but stunning landscapes, heavenly beaches and vibrant diverse cities. So why not make the most of your time there? Read on for a city guide to Melbourne, the penultimate venue in the battle for the Ashes.

MCG Cricket

 

A City of Sport
Melbourne (in the state of Victoria) has a rich sporting heritage, as home to one of the most famous horse racing courses, the F1 track, the birthplace of Australian Rules Football, and of course, the MCG. Australia’s largest and oldest sporting venue, the MCG, (known to most as the ‘G’) is an iconic part of the history of the city. Here, some of the greatest sporting events in the world have been played out. The National Sports Museum at the MCG is also certainly worth a visit as a testament to the sporting achievements of Australians.  Even if they do win the Ashes Cricket. A popular feature is the ‘game on’ activity, where you can test your cricket, footie or archery skills in this multi-active hands (or feet) on area. Or why not take a Sports Tour of the city, taking in the famous Flemington Racecourse, the Rod Laver Arena, the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village, the MCG, and the Sports Museum, all in one go? Prices start at around $100 and travel to the MCG is easy with the Melbourne public transport system.

The MCG

 

 

City of Art
Not only is Melbourne a sporting hub, but art is as much a part of the vibrant culture of Melbourne as sport.  There is a huge choice of public galleries to visit, including The Ian Potter centre in Federation Square which is dedicated to Australian art, The Heide Museum of Modern Art ,The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and The National Gallery of Victoria. The city streets are also filled with art, from sculptures to light installations and soundscapes, as a testament to Melbourne’s commitment to showcasing the best of Australian artistic talent.

Arts Centre Melbourne

 

 

Other Activities
If you tire of sporting and cultural heritage, Melbourne also offers plenty of good old fashioned fun. Catch the Vienese style city centre tram which takes in the main sites such as the Docklands, Federation Square, and Victoria Market. Wander around the quirky lanes and byways of Melbourne for unique shops and outdoor restaurants and cafes, or visit one of Melbourne’s many beautiful parks and beaches. Visit Sovereign Hill for the chance to relive the Australian Gold Rush and pan for gold, or take a trip right into the heart of a Victorian Gold Mine.

If you have a head for heights rather than small spaces, you could view Melbourne from the highest point in the Southern hemisphere on the Eureka Skydeck.  This imposing skyscraper features an observation deck at the top, 975 feet from ground level.  If you can stand it, then you can try ‘The Edge’ a glass floored box which moves out from the building, suspending you over the city as if floating.

Eureka Skydeck

 

Ultimately, whatever you do in Melbourne, your trip will be a memorable one – even if the Ashes don’t go in your favour.  So enjoy!

 

 

About The Author
Rob Rudd is a keen sports and travel blogger who also enjoys writing about subjects from DIY through to fashion.

 

 

Happy Travelling!!