When visiting Melbourne, or Victoria in general, no trip would be complete without including the 12 Apostles and the Great Ocean Road to your itinerary. The 12 Apostles are Victoria's most famous rock formations, which proudly stand along the southern coastline of Australia. Melbourne is the closest city and a good base to use during your stay.
With the help of a map of Victoria, you can jump in a car, leave the city behind and find yourself travelling along the Great Ocean Road within a few hours. There you can enjoy the spectacular cliffs, the dramatic rock formations, including the 12 Apostles and the many gorgeous beaches at your leisure.
For a truly unique experience you can indulge in organising a birds-eye-view during a helicopter tour. It's your chance to soar above the Great Ocean Road, 12 Apostles and the many other spectacular attractions, which together make up this dynamic coastline.
The Great Ocean Road begins a couple of hour's drive south of Melbourne in Victoria. Transport >>
The Great Ocean Road showcases Victoria's most spectacular scenery. Highlights >>
The best way to explore the city of Melbourne is to grab a Melbourne map from your hotel or one of the Tourist Information Centres. These maps highlight all the major attractions you should visit during your stay, with the more detailed versions even outlining a variety of markets to explore, restaurants to dine in and an array of hot shopping destinations, giving you a chance to stock up on some great bargains.
Be prepared for all types of weather during your Melbourne stay by packing a variety of clothing - the city is noted for producing four seasons in a day.
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