Melbourne as we all know is the coastal capital of Australian state of Victoria. Melbourne is famous for its oceanic climate and warm water and cool winter which makes it a great place to visit. Travelila have some great places to visit near Melbourne, have a look.
1) Yarra Valley
The Yarra Valley is the name given to the region surrounding the river named Yarra in Victoria, Australia. The river is 90 kilometres long originated from east of the Melbourne central business district and flows towards it and out into Port Phillip Bay. The Yarra Valley is used to refer to the upper regions which are surrounded by the Yarra River and generally does not includes the lower regions including the city and suburban areas, the upper reaches which are in inaccessible bushland and where the topography flattens out in that area. In the Yarra Valley the sub-region of Upper Yarra is included which encompasses the towns of the former Shire of Upper Yarra in the catchment area upstream of and including Woori Yallock. The Yarra Valley is a popular amongst tourists and is a day trip area, featuring a range of agriculture produce and natural features. The Yarra Valley town falls under the Nillumbik and Yarra Ranges Shire Councils.
2) Royal Botanic Gardens – Melbourne Gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria are botanic gardens which are located across two sites Melbourne and Cranbourne. Melbourne Gardens were founded in 1846 when land was reserved for a new botanic garden on the south side of the Yarra River. It extends across 36 hectares that slope to the river with garden bends, trees, lakes and lawns. It displays almost 50,000 individual plants consisting of 8,500 different species. These plants are displayed in 30 living plant collections.
3) St. Kilda Beach, Victoria
The Beach Named St Kilda Beach is located in St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia which is 6 kilometres south from the Melbourne city centre. It is one of the Melbourne’s most famous beach. The beach is about 700 metres long between St Kilda Marina and St Kilda Harbour and is a sandy beach along Jacka Boulevard and St Kilda Esplanade. In St Kilda beach which is Melbourne’s most famous beach, several renowned theatres and several of Melbourne’s big events and festivals are organized.
4) State Library Victoria
The Central Library of the State of Victoria, Australia is named as State Library Victoria, located in Melbourne. It was established as the Melbourne Public Library in 1854. It is Australia’s oldest public library and is one of the first free libraries in the world. The Library’s vast collection includes over two million different books and manuscripts and has 350,000 photographs, maps and newspapers which has special focus on material from Victoria.
5) Puffing Billy Railway
The Railway named as Puffing Billy Railway is a 2 ft 6 and is narrow gauge heritage railway in the place named as Dandenong Ranges in Melbourne, Australia. The main starting point, operations and administration centre and main refreshment room and ticket purchasing are located at Belgrave station. In this railway journeys can be commenced at out-stations of which some have limited facilities for the purchase of tickets, refreshments and souvenirs. Tickets can also be purchased from the conductor in the train while travelling.