Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Melbourne – A Spectacular Holiday Destination For Ultimate Fun

The second largest city and the capital of the south-eastern state of Victoria, Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia. It is famous for its Victorian-era architecture, shopping malls, extensive parks and gardens, museums, theatres and galleries that will leave you simply awestruck.
Melbourne

Reaching Melbourne
Melbourne is easily accessible by air, rail, tram and bus routes and so getting around in Melbourne is not a problem. The Melbourne automatic ticket system with encoded electronic tickets called Metcards applies to travel in trains, trams and buses. 

Places of Interest

1. Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex
Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex

Located on the south bank of the Yarra River, it is a large casino and entertainment centre. Spreading over 510,000 m² that is equivalent to 2 city blocks, it is largest casino complex in the Southern Hemisphere and also in the entire world. The six main casino games that can be played here are - Blackjack, Craps, Pai Gow, Poker, Baccarat and Roulette.

2. Melbourne Aquarium
Melbourne Aquarium

Situated on the Southern Ocean and Antarctic aquarium in central Melbourne, Australia it stands on the banks of the Yarra River beside and under the Flinders Street Viaduct and the King Street Bridge. You will get to see here giant sharks and stingrays. Melbourne Aquarium Seahorse Pier exhibit is not to be missed. Melbourne aquarium lies within a short distance from other local attractions like Crown Entertainment Complex and Southgate Leisure Precinct.

3. Eureka Tower
A skyscraper standing tall with a height of 297.3-metre on the heart of Southbank in Melbourne, Victoria the tower was opened in August 2002. The tower has been named after Eureka Stockade, a rebellion during the Victorian gold rush in 1854. The The Eureka Skydeck is on level 88 set at a height of 282m having the fame of being the highest public observatory in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere. 

Accommodation
There are very many luxury hotels in Melbourne. If you are looking for accommodation on the cheaper side there are a network of guest houses, motels, backpacker hostels, caravan parks, home-stays and residential colleges that you may try. 

With so many interesting places to visit and other options of recreation and entertainment, a trip to Melbourne will leave you with unforgettable experiences.