Australia’s most liveable city, Melbourne is often referred to as the country’s cultural capital. With so much to see and do in this well-visited city however, a private tour can experience is both personal and doesn’t leave anything important out.
The Grampians National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty about four hours drive (235km) west of Melbourne. Featuring a series of magnificent mountain ranges, Aboriginal rock art and sacred sites, the Grampians are popular year-round with walkers, hikers, campers and rock climbers who come to appreciate the area’s lush beauty and remoteness.
Unlike the more tropical cities in Australia’s north, the change of seasons in Melbourne is quite distinct and thanks to its proliferation of urban parks and gardens and nearby countryside, autumn is one of the best seasons in which to appreciate the beauty of its transition.
The mighty Murray River borders three states and flows past several Victorian riverside towns and holiday destinations. The third longest navigable river in the world after the Amazon and the Nile, the ‘Murray’ originates in the Australian Alps and extends 2520kms (1566mi) to the Southern Ocean.
Just 90 minutes drive from Melbourne, you’ll find one of Victoria’s favorite country towns, Daylesford. Famed for its mineral springs and spas, the town also offers gourmet restaurants, heritage streetscapes, romantic accommodations, and a diverse and artistic community.