National Gallery of Victoria
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), founded in 1861, is the oldest public art museum in Australia. The Gallery operates across two sites: NGV International, located on St Kilda Road in the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct, and The Ian Potter Centre NGV Australia, located at Federation Square. The NGV currently holds over 70,000 works of art.
Royal Botanic Gardens
Visit Melbourne’s inner-city oasis. More than 10,000 plant species from around the world are presented in a kaleidoscope of colour and texture. Sweeping lawns, tranquil lakes and majestic trees are home to amazing wildlife.
Melbourne Cricket Ground
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia’s largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue. The MCG has hosted countless international cricket matches, AFL Grand Finals, the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games. It will also host the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The stadium houses the National Sports Museum, which includes priceless pieces of memorabilia in Australian sporting history.
The Yarra Valley is just under an hour from Melbourne, but you’ll be rewarded for taking a few days to get to know it. Travel through rolling hills strung with vines, secluded natural valleys set against blue mountain backdrops and lush greenery and pastures, past towering trees and pristine rivers to verdant villages like Marysville and Warburton.
Twelve Apostles & Great Ocean Rd
Travel along the Great Ocean Road to view the Twelve Apostles. Giant rock stacks rise majestically from the Southern Ocean and are the central feature of the rugged Port Campbell National Park. Sunrise and sunset offer particularly impressive views as the Twelve Apostles change colour from dark and foreboding in shadow to brilliant sandy yellow under a full sun.