Deal: Featured Fares
From: Singapore – SIN
To: Melbourne, Australia – MEL
Book: by June 26, 2017
Depart: 17 Jul 17 – 15 Dec 17
Offer: from $549 SGD return
Melbourne, at the head of Port Phillip Bay, is Australia’s second largest city and the capital of the south-eastern state of Victoria. Melbourne is Australia’s cultural capital, with Victorian-era architecture, extensive shopping, museums, galleries, theatres, and large parks and gardens. Its 4-million residents are both multicultural and sports-mad.
Australia’s best base for seeing wildlife in the wild, Melbourne is surrounded by national parks and natural areas that are home to Australia’s most iconic animals – koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, cockatoos and kookaburras. Australia’s best birdwatching site is in Melbourne’s suburbs – the Western Treatment Plant – but other locations are equally satisfying and more accessible: the You Yangs, the Dandenong Ranges, the Royal Botanic Gardens (both in the city and at Cranbourne), Serendip Sanctuary, Banyule Flats Reserve and Bunyip State Park.
Reasons to visit Melbourne include major sporting events, using it as a base for exploring surrounding regions such as the Grampians National Park, The Great Ocean Road, East Gippsland and visiting Phillip Island to view the penguin parade. Many UK visitors come to Melbourne for tours of filming locations of the TV soap opera Neighbours. (wikitravel)