In Melbourne, Australia, besides having world-class universities like Monash University or the University of Melbourne, the tourist attractions are also beautiful and world-class. Today, NAICE would like to introduce the attractions in Melbourne, Australia in case any students studying in Melbourne or Australia are looking for places or attractions to relax from studying, or anyone, who are not studying but interested in traveling to Australia.
The Twelve Apostles
The Twelve Apostles are a group of naturally occurring limestone pillars lined up at Shipwreck coast, Victoria. It is one of the most elegant attractions in Australia, and it is another important landmark that whoever visits Australia must find the opportunity to visit this site. At present, there are only 8 out of 12 pillars remaning due to seawater erosion. Knowing this, those who have never been here, must hurry and find the opportunity to visit this place.
Puffing Billy Railway
Puffing Billy Railway, also known as “legs hanging train”, is an ancient steam locomotive where the tourists can enjoy a scenic ride through the lush and beautiful rainforest of the Dandenong range, Victoria State. This is another highlight that many people would like to experience when they come to Melbourne. Many people might think taking a train is really a simple thing that you can experience anywhere. The specialty of Puffing Billy Railway is that you can hang your legs of the train while taking it. From the train ride, passengers can see sights of the Australian way of live, especially from those living outside of the cities. Travellers can also enjoy the sights of Australian wildlife whilst on this train journey. Admiring nature is the best way to relax.
Phillips Island, which shape resembles that of a dolphin’s head, is the second largest island in Australia, located in the south of Melbourne with an approximately area of 100 square kilometres. This island is famous for its natural wildlife; for example, the koala conservation centre, a herd of giant seals on Seal Rocks, and the parade of blue penguin after the sunset. The highlight of Phillips Island is watching a parade of little penguins or blue penguins, the smallest penguin in the world. This is a journey of going back to their nest in the area of Summerland Bay after finding food in the sea. After being delighted with the natural life in Phillips Island, there are many restaurants provided to the tourists to fill their energy as well.
Loch Ard Gorge
Loch Ard Gorge, a part of Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, is a small loch not far from the Twelve Apostles and only a 3-minute drive away. Besides the charming view, the history of Loch Ard Gorge is also interesting. This gorge, named after a British ship called Ard Gorge, which traveled to Melbourne was wrecked. There were only 2 survivors, Tom Pierce and Eva Carmichael. Eva went back to Europe and Tom die. After the loch’s arch were collapsed causing it to be disconnected. Since then, each arch has been named as Tom and Eva.
Melbourne Museum, located in Carlton Garden, is the largest museum in the southern hemisphere. It is one of Australia’s more important museums exhibiting the stories from the era of the first arrivals, the variety of natural livings. This museum is one of the most visited attractions in Melbourne. The museum was awarded the best attraction by Australian Tourism Awards in 2011, which is the highest award in the tourism industry. It is recognised that if any attractions possess this award, it would appear that such attraction must be one of the great attractions.
Eureka Skydeck is located on the 88th floor of Eureka Tower, South Bank. A Melbourne’s city-center skyscraper, is ranked as the 16th tallest building in the world, and the tallest building in Southern hemisphere. The tourists should not miss an opportunity to come to this place. The specialty of this place is that there are thirty viewfinders that assist the tourists to visualize the landmarks throughout all parts of Melbourne, along with several free binoculars. There is also a glass cube called ‘The Edge’ that extends from the building to enhance the viewing experience.
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is an aquarium located in the midtown of Melbourne. It is on the banks of Yara River, opposite the Flinders Street Viaduct and King Street Bridge. In the aquarium, there are more than 2,000 species of aquatic animals ready for the tourists to explore, admire, and to study the aquatic animals and Australia’s unique natural marine life. Additionally, the tourists are able to dive down into the tank with their staff to closely meet the sharks as well.
National Gallery of Victoria
National Gallery of Victoria, or the NGV, is a museum and art gallery in Melbourne founded in 1861. The NGV is regarded as the oldest and most visited museum in Australia.
There are over 66,000 art works including works from Europe, Asia, America, and Oceania, such as sculptures, painting, colour paintings, photographs, and antiques created by the international and local artists. The international collection house is a collection of famed works by famous artists, which includes Bernini, Cézanne, Correggio, Manet Picasso. The NGV also organize a large exhibitions from Europe, America, and Asia.