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Five Attractions I’d love To Visit in Melbourne, Australia

Australia has always been one of those places Matthew and I have said we’d like to visit in the future. We both have friends who have emigrated in the last few years and it would be great to be able to visit them in their new homes. The place is so big though that planning a trip could be quite daunting – where do you start?

In the not too distant future, we hope to purchase a campervan to travel around Europe and although we wouldn’t be able to take our own van to Australia there are plenty of hire companies available across the different territories so I’m sure it wouldn’t be too hard to plan the trip of a lifetime. I’d love to visit the Great Barrier Reef, Ayres Rock and the Sydney Harbour Opera House but I’m not sure we’d get to visit them all in one trip even if we were the ones doing the driving. Did you know that it’s so easy to book flights to Australia and that it’s 12% cheaper to book a trip in January than it is in any other month of the year? So if you’re looking to book a holiday to Australia take a look at Flight Centre who have lots of useful travel information and attractions to visit whilst you’re there.

Whilst we save up for our road trip, we are considering a visit to our friends in Melbourne and whilst there it would be a shame to miss out on some of the great attractions the city has to offer. Depending on the time of year we visit would depend on the attractions we’d get to visit. Some of them can be done all year round but others are annual events and it would be a shame to miss out on them if we get the chance.

Formula One Grand Prix

We are huge, huge, huge F1 fans, so it would amazing to see the first race of the season. When our favourite driver, Jenson Button retired from F1 we started to follow the Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo, so it would be great to see Daniel in his home race. I can imagine that the atmosphere would be pretty amazing.

Australian Open

We’re not huge tennis fans but I love to watch the bigger tournaments when they are on the TV. If we were visiting at the time the open was being played were tickets available it would be great to watch especially if the British players were in action as they have been playing great in the last few seasons.

Sea Life Centre

We have Sea Life Centre’s here in the UK and we have visited a few of the centres up and down the country when we have been on holiday, but how great would it be to visit one somewhere else in the world. It would be amazing to see some of the other animals that the world has to offer. They have lots of amazing animals for you to see including crocodiles, penguins and stingrays. You can even dive with sharks or take a trip in a glass bottom boat to get closer to the rays.

A Visit to Phillip Island

I am a huge animal lover, so being able to see Koala bears, Kangaroos, seals and penguins in their natural environment would be a must for me. Although the trip is a couple of hours from Melbourne I think it would be an amazing thing to do. Whilst there you can even see the penguins parade, where all the penguins come home from the sea to their burrows – how great would that be?

A Neighbours Tour

For as long as I can remember I have watched Neighbours. It would be rude not to take advantage of a tour of the set. I still love the tv programme now and would love the chance to meet some of the stars.

Where would you go if you were visiting Melbourne?

 

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