Ideal for Sunshine
Approx. 21hrs 30mins (from UK)
Approx. 19hrs 43mins (from Germany)
Approx. 17hrs 5mins (from Cyprus)
Time difference: +11 hour GMT
Take a trip to Healesville Sanctuary and get up close and personal with some of Australia's famous critters. It's a 70 hectare wildlife sanctuary and a beautiful spot, with spacious enclosures inhabited by the likes of koalas, dingoes, wallabies, kangaroos, wombats, red-tailed cockatoos and barking owls. Head to Phillip Island, world famous for its 'penguin parade' at dusk each night, when a colony of Little (Fairy) Penguins emerge from the water at Sutherland Beach. Go swimming at Port Phillip Bay with dolphins. Discover Queen Victoria Market, the largest open air market in the southern hemisphere, packed full of clothing, crafts and gourmet food stalls. During summer, the market stays open late on Wednesday evenings, and sizzling hawker food stalls, sangria and live music fill every nook and cranny. Explore stencilled alleys full of vibrant artwork. Walk to Rose Street Artists' Market, it's the place to buy handmade art and design from some of the city's brightest artists and craftspeople.
Melbourne is full of boutiques, elegant arcades and buzzing shopping centres to satisfy even the most experienced shopper and it's also renowned for some of the best nightlife in Australia. Whether you want to dance the night away or simply have a tasty meal in a cosy restaurant.
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