Favorite Places in Melbourne and Surrounding Areas


First Day:

Arrive, Learn how to Drive on the Left Side of the Road and the Right Side of the Car; Have Prime Beef at Franks.

Two to Three Days:

Visit the Victorian Market; Ride the Cable Cars; Have Tea at the Windsor; Attend a Play (half priced tickets are at Burke Street Mall; Eat in China Town; Shop 'till you drop.

On Sundays only:

Visit the arts and crafts fair at St. Kilda.

Two Days:

Tour the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians.

One Day:

Ride the whole way on Puffing Billy; Visit Belgrave and Healesville Sanctuary. Enjoy the countryside.

On A Clear Night:

Drive outside of Melbourne and view the Southern Milky Way; in town photograph the Melbourne skyline.

One Day:

Visit the Victorian Market and Balkaret.

On Another Day:

Visit Bendigo, the heart of the Gold fields and Central Victoria

One Day:

Visit the Botanical Gardens in the morning including Captain Cook's Cottage; find out what time the Fairy Penguins will arrive for nesting at St. Phillips's Island and observe this great event.


Travel Time from Charleston, SC to Melbourne, Australia

  • Charleston to Chicago, 3 hrs.
  • Chicago to Los Angeles, 6 hrs.
  • Los Angeles to Auckland, 11.5 hrs.
  • Auckland to Melbourne, 3 hrs.



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