Take a waddle to Phillip Island to see wild penguins come home to nest each and every day of the year.
By car: Travel 90 minutes from Melbourne, then allow 20 minutes to travel from the bridge to viewing areas.
Food, wine, arts and nature all come together!
Door to door service awaits for this adventure. Book a winery tour and be picked up from Melbourne and driven to 4 wineries for wonderful wine tasting, restaurant lunch and cellar door sales. A day not to be missed.
Love him or hate him, Edward "Ned' Kelly is one of Australia's most famous folk heroes. From his early years, Ned Kelly lived a life of crime. The Kelly family claimed they were relentlessly harassed and discriminated against by local police.
Ned, his brother and 2 accomplices, known as 'The Kelly Gang' went on to terrorize the high country of Victoria toward the end of the 19th century. Angered by what he perceived as an unfair system, The Kelly Gang famously stole and burned bank’s land deeds – clearing all debt of land owners to the banks, thus generating a mob of sympathizers.
In response to the introduction of the Felons' Apprehension Act (where any bushranger could be shot rather than arrested) and with a bounty on their heads, Ned and his gang made their own armour out of horse ploughs - Ned’s weighed a staggering 44kg!
Eventually the gang was cornered in a hotel in Glenrowan when a gun fight with police broke out. Ned was captured and transported to Melbourne to face court. He was sentenced to death and was hung at the age of 25 in Melbourne Goal on 11th November 1880.
Take a day trip to Glenrowan and find out more details about why this bushranger is still so popular over 100 years after his death.
Plan a full day’s drive along the Great Ocean Road ending just past Port Campbell where dramatic rock stacks rise out up to 45 metres from the Southern Ocean, creating now world famous limestone sculptures, known as the 12 Apostles. This rugged coastline that has been battered and weathered from unrelenting waves, wind and rain for millions of years. Visitors are left fascinated by the majestic landscape that is forever changing.
275 kilometres west of Melbourne, approximately a four-hour drive along the Great Ocean Road
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Victoria is Australia's third most productive wine region, behind South Australia and New South Wales, due to a lack of irrigation suitable for mass production, and a philosophy of quality over quantity. Smaller, boutique wineries are common in the state, and a vibrant cellar-door culture is helped along by the foodie culture in the city of Melbourne and the ease of travel.