Australia - Melbourne & Victoria (PDF Chapter)
This is the Melbourne & Victoria chapter from Lonely Planet’s Australia guidebook.
In the 19th century, gold-rich Melbourne and small towns in Victoria were stamped with long-lasting architectural wonders. Melbourne is food-obsessed and a showpiece for Australian culture. Beyond the city limits, Victoria offers rich history, stunning wilderness and culinary excellence.
- explore the streetscapes of gold-rush towns with eateries, galleries and markets
- take it slow on the Great Ocean Road, which curls beside spectacular beaches and then whips inland through rainforests
- seek out cool cafes, hidden bars and the hottest restaurants in Melbourne
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Melbourne & around, The Dandenongs, Yarra Valley, Marysville & Lake Mountain, Daylesford & Hepburn Springs, Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island, Great Ocean Road, Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula, Torquay, Bells Beach & Point Addis, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet & around, Lorne, Wye River, Apollo Bay, Cape Otway, Port Campbell, Port Campbell National Park, Warrnambool, Tower Hill Reserve, Port Fairy, Portland, Nelson, Goldfields & Grampians, Ballarat, Bendigo, Kyneton, Castlemaine, The Grampians & around, Mt Arapiles State Park, Gippsland & Wilsons Promontory, Fish Creek, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Lakes District, East Gippsland & the Wilderness Coast, Victorian High Country, Mansfield, Mt Buller, Milawa Gourmet Region, Beechworth, Yackandandah, Rutherglen, Bright, Mt Beauty & the Kiewa Valley, Falls Creek, Mt Hotham & Dinner Plain, The Murray, Mildura, Echuca, When to Go, Best Places to Stay.
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