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Have you already been to the top cities of Australia like Canberra, Melbourne or Sydney or you want to escape from the huge crowd there and yet be close to nature and life? Well then, Adelaide should be your destination of choice. Being built in the laps of nature, this city has much more to offer to its visitors than the well structured buildings and the grand mansions. Attractions, both in and around the city, will ensure that you not only have a good time but a lifetime memory.

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When it comes to deciding the places that are a must visit while in Adelaide, any visitor may fall in a dilemma as each place may seem to be better than the other and not to be missed. But most tourists do not have much time to explore all the gems of the city and that is why, we present to you a list of the Top 10 things that you mustn’t skip if you are planning to visit Adelaide:

1.     Haigh’s Chocolates

Haigh’s Chocolates

Whether you are a girl or a boy, a child or an adult, love for chocolates is something that we all cherish and when you have something like Haigh’s Chocolates for you waiting in Adelaide, you sure will make it your first destination. Chocolates in all forms, bars, truffles and all other ordinary and extraordinary forms; you are sure to get them here only. Not only that, you can have a tour of the factory too, enjoying how your favorite dessert is made and formed into all sorts of moulds that we all like. Eat some and bring home some!

      Getting there

The factory or the store, whatever you may call it as, is located very close to the city’s center and takes about a quarter of an hour to reach from the Airport. The can fare will be in the range of $15-$20.

2.     North Terrace

If buildings and massive structures interest you both, then the North Terrace would be the right place to start your tour days. Historic buildings as well as cultural centers are what mark the streets in this ‘green’ boulevard. You start on with the Parliament House that you will find where the North Terrace crosses the King William Street. This is one of the most significant structures that are dotted on the face of Adelaide.

North Terrace

 

Once you have had a fill at the Parliament House, you can easily go down street and find the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the State Library of South Australia, all side by side, ready to fulfill your dose of nostalgia and culture. The day doesn’t end here as at a small distance, you have the Gothic style Mitchell Building of the University of Adelaide, all ready to make you marvel at its built and beauty.

       Getting there

If you are coming from the direction of the Airport, the North Terrace will be at a driving distance of around 20 minutes and cost you around $30. However, if you are staying in any of the hotels in the CBD, the ride will cost you around $10 and take about 5-7 minutes.

3.     Adelaide Central Market

Adelaide Central Market

This is not the usual shopping market where you go looking for dresses, bags, jewelry, furniture, etc. The Adelaide Central Market gives a completely different experience as you can go shopping for vegetables, fruits, cheeses, baked goods, flowers and then enjoy a huge variety of local and continental delicacies that are sure to blow you off your feet. Shop for families and friends and let the foodie be happy too!

      Getting there

The market can easily be located to the west of the Victoria Square and is a 5-7 minute drive from the city center that will cost about $10 in cab fares. If you are arriving from the airport, it will cost about $25 for a 15 minute drive.

4.     Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide

This place may be a bit off from the city’s center, but you cannot afford to miss it if you are into history and good food as well. Yes, apart from hosting a number of grand historic buildings like the Courthouse, Customs House and popular attractions like Aviation Museum, Maritime Museum and Railway Museum, the area is well known for its variety of fantastic restaurants and the fresh fish from the fishermen’s market.

      Getting there

The Adelaide port is about 15 kilometers away from the Airport and would cost around $25-$30 as the cab fare.

5.     Glenelg

Glenelg

If you have seen too much of man made icons, it’s time to enjoy nature at Adelaide and the first peak would definitely be a trip to Glenelg. Although not typically ‘in’ Adelaide, Glenelg is just about half an hour ride from the city’s center and once you reach the place, you will hardly like to go back. Dotted with numerous boutique hotels, sidewalk cafes and entertainment houses, Glenelg is the place to relax, have fun and unwind. You can also enjoy the beaches, go swimming or better enjoy a dive with the dolphins!  

      Getting there

For about a 25 minute trip from the CBD, the taxi fare would be around $ 20-$25.

6.     Barossa Valley

In the Barossa Valley

No missing a trip to the Barossa Valley if you are in Adelaide. Though Australia is well-known for its great wines, one of its gems lie here in the Barossa Valley. Being one of the largest producers of wine in Australia, this region has practically become the wine capital of the country and attracts visitors from all parts of the country and worldwide. Not only in quantity, with wines like Shiraz on the producing list, Barossa is now one of the favorites of the connoisseurs too. Enjoy some of the best wines at the various small and big cellars, enjoy the delicacies at different restaurants and life will be like ‘perfect’.

      Getting there

The Barossa Valley is at quite a distance from Adelaide and takes about an hour to reach from the heart of the city and will cost you about $100-$130 for a one way cab ride.

7.     Hahndorf

Hahndorf

If you are looking to experience some European culture here in Adelaide, then visiting Hahndorf could really be worthwhile. Being the very first German settlement in these parts, Hahndorf has developed a very strong European culture, especially German. From craft shops to German style bakeries and pubs, this region has it all German. The location of this place is ideal too, as a gate away from the busy city life and to get a taste of life, the European way.

     Getting there

Buses are available from the CBD and you may also opt to reach the place via cabs. The cab ride takes about 45 minutes and can cost you around $50-$60.

8.     The Adelaide Zoo

The Adelaide Zoo

Each place has its own treasures as a man-made sanctuary for animals and the Adelaide Zoo is the one that has grown up in Adelaide. It may not be as big as the zoos in some Australian cities, yet it is one of the most popular zoos in South Australia, and not without reason. Apart from being the home to a huge number of white pandas, the Adelaide Zoo also boasts of its diversity and the collection of rare species of animals.

      Getting there

The Zoo is located conveniently at a driving distance of 20 minutes from the Airport and about 10 minutes from the center of the city.

9.     Oval

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Oval has always been a tourist attraction in Adelaide and with the new makeover, you surely can’t miss it. Guided tours, photos and collections on display and an overview of this pretty stadium is sure to make your trip worthwhile.

       Getting there

Its at a fair distance from the Adelaide airport and drive of about 50 minutes, costing about $70-$80 will take you to the stadium.

10.Cleland Wildlife Park

Cleland Wildlife Park

You think Adelaide’s fauna ends with the Zoo? You are wrong here! Visit the Cleland Wildlife Park and you will find yourself in a natural habitat for those cute animals that you enjoy seeing. Emus, potoroos, kangaroos, wallabies – you find them all here. And not only that, you can roam about amongst them, taking snapshots, feeding them and getting to know about them more from the guides.

      Getting there

The wildlife park is about a half an hour distance from the CBD and costs around $50-$60 for a one way ride.

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If you are still one if those who believe that Sydney is Australia’s capital city, then here is some news for you. Sydney no longer remains the capital city of Australia as the position has been long taken over by Canberra; a city that demands a visit due to the fact that it’s a perfect blend of a modern, metropolitan city and abundant natural beauty that automatically creates a lively environ for all to enjoy.

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You may have already given a thought to making Sydney your next vacation destination, but before you actually decide on it, why not give a thought to the new capital city of Australia! It is, in no way, less interesting than cities like Adelaide, Melbourne or Sydney and you are sure to get a totally different feel that you will cherish throughout your life.

Whether you are coming to Australia from abroad or you are an Australian yourself and want to visit Canberra, then its best that you make a list of the places that you would ‘really’ want to see while in Canberra. A proper planning is quite necessary as you may not always have enough time to see or do everything worth doing or seeing in Canberra and without a proper planning, you may actually miss out on certain attractions that would interest you the most. To help make your travel more efficient and the vacation more pleasurable, here will provide you with a list of ten attractions that you should never miss if you are travelling to Canberra for a vacation:

Australian War Memorial

Irrespective of your nationality, when you are in Canberra, make sure that you pay a visit to the Australian War Memorial. You may have seen several such memorials before, but that shouldn’t be the reason to give this one a miss. Each country has its own sad  story when it comes to war and war heroes and even if they look and feel sobering. It gives an insight into the history of the country as well as the life and sacrifices of the people.

Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial is a tribute as well as a museum that house various artifacts of interest, including cannons, light aircrafts, charts, maps and much more and also offers painstakingly created, elaborate photos or stories that tell a tale of the trials and conflicts faced by the country over a long period of time.

Reaching there

The war memorial is at short distance from the Airport as well as important hotels like the Hyatt. The cab fare will range somewhere between $15-$25 and take around 8-12 minutes when the traffic is normal or light.

National Portrait Gallery

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If you are an Australian, enthusiastic about the history of your country or a foreign traveler looking to learn more about the country that you are visiting, a trip to the Gallery is surely a must. You just don’t get to see the portraits, but also busts, sculptures and photography that will tell the whole story. They are elaborately curated and you will hardly find any person of national importance missing.  And the portraits come in a variety of styles and are classified into different periods, according to various historical time periods. From sports to pop to politics, you are sure to find your favorite icon/s being featured here.

Reaching there

The Gallery is within the easy reach of the visitors being located centrally in Canberra. You can hire a cab from the airport or the hotel you are staying at and the drive will cost around $20.

National Arboretum

National Arboretum

You have seen natural beauty and man-made beauties, but have you ever witnessed a man-made natural beauty? Well, if you are wondering what that is exactly, then make sure that you visit the National Arboretum while you are in Canberra. Although it is built on a sad history, yet the arboretum is one of the best scenes that you can treat your eyes to. Stretching over an expanse of 250 hectares, this garden is organized to form a vast expanse of trees, rare and significant, collected from various parts of the world. One gaze and your eyes will be soothed!

Getting there

Driving to the Arboretum is really easy and costs only a few dollars. You may even take your car as the Arboretum has its own paid parking area.

Floriade at the Commonwealth Park

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If you are lucky enough to be in Canberra during the Floriade festival, you can have the greatest pleasure of your life. A look at more than 1 million tulips and a variety of other flowers that are arranged methodically to form a distinct pattern which can be noted from atop the Ferris wheel! Flowers, flowers and more flowers everywhere. What can be more beautiful than this?

Getting there

You can easily get a taxi or can from your hotel or the airport and it will cost you around $15-$30 for a one way ride.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Hot Air Balloon Ride

The clear skies of Canberra and the tranquility of the mornings, make it the perfect time to enjoy a sky ride in a hot air balloon. Enjoy the freedom of life drifting slowly across the vast skies with your friends, family or your dear one. Also, if you are in Canberra during the Canberra Balloon Spectacular fiesta then you have something more to enjoy. Thousands of hot air balloons in a variety of colors and shapes cover the skies with a splash of color.

Questacon

Questacon

With a large number of exhibits and interactive sessions to interest visitors of all ages and interests, the National Science and Technology Center is really a place not to be missed. Whether you are keen on knowing more about the human body or the latest developments in the domain of solar panels and solar energy, Questacon has a dose of interest for everyone. You will hardly find yourself burdened with the science-y stuff as Questacon aims to make it all a fun learning process.

Getting there

The Questacon is located at the heart of the city and a very close distance from the National Portrait Gallery or the National Museum of Australia and can be covered in a day. If you are travelling directly from the hotel or the airport, it’s best to hire a cab and that will cost around $15-$20.

Lake Burley Griffin

Lake Burley Griffin

You may have enjoyed numerous lakes in various cities across the world but this differs. The Lake Burley Griffin is a man made lake and is one of the best of its kind. It is a prominent landmark in Canberra and is the ideal location if you are looking to enjoy some water sports like wind surfing, kayaking or yachting.

Getting there

This beautiful attraction is about 9 kilometers from the Canberra Airport and the taxi fare would come to be around $25 for a one way ride.

The Railway Museum

The Railway Museum

Although not a very common tourist attraction, yet the museum is a great throwback into the history of the development of the railways in Canberra. From kids who love a train ride to adults who love to watch the various engines and locos from the past, the Railway museum deserves a visit if you are enthusiastic about it.

Getting there

Within an easy reach from the center of the city, a visit to the Railway Museum would cost you around $25 as a cab or taxi fare.

The Vineyard at Mount Majura

Have you always heard of the fantastic Aussie wine and want to taste some? Make sure that you put the Vineyard at Mount Majura on the list of your top ten and it is guaranteed that you will not be disappointed. The vineyard goes back several decades and at present ranks as one of the best in the region. With a wide variety of both white and red wines to taste along with a nice ambience to enjoy, the Mt. Majura Vineyard will be a good way to relax and enjoy yourself if wine tasting is your thing.

Getting there

The access to the vineyard is very easy and just 15 minutes of driving can take you to the vast ‘land of wines’. If you are hiring a cab, the fares would be around $25 each way.

The Zoo and Aquarium

The Zoo and Aquarium

A fun visit for the kids and a wonderful experience for all adults, the Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra is a facility that stands unparalleled in Australia due to its compact creation and huge collection of terrestrial, avian and marine life. Even though the zoo is a private property, yet is has been maintained to its full glory and is always being updated with new specimens being added from time to time.

Getting there

The facility is located at just a 10 minute driving distance from the center of the city and is in close proximity of the Lake Burley Griffin. The taxi fare would be around $50 from the airport and around $ 30 from areas of the city’s center.

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Planning a holiday in Australia? Well, if you are given a choice of just one place in Australia where you would want to be, then that definitely and should be Sydney. Even if you are an Australian yourself and have never been to Sydney, you must immediately start planning on a trip to Sydney, just to be mesmerized with the great city icons, amusement and knowledge parks and of course, the breathtaking beauty of the harbors and add to that the vibrant life that you can enjoy in the city; all combine to give a strong reason to be in the city at least once in your lifetime.

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When in Sydney, you will be bewildered to find what actually the city has in store for you; everything from soul inspiring to awe inspiring. However, visiting all the places or attractions in Sydney would take quite a long time, which, sadly, most of us do not have. So, if you are only for a few days in Sydney, then its ideal that you make a trip to the most important attractions of the city. To ease your task, here’s a list of the top ten places that you must visit once you are in Sydney:

The Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House

There cannot be any doubt that the Sydney Opera House should be on the list of the top ten attractions of Sydney and in fact, it deserves the first position too. Attracting millions of visitors every year, the architectural caliber and the beautiful location make the Opera House a must visit. Built on the fringe of the land and actually on a finger-like extension, this is one of Australia’s topmost iconic attractions. As you get close by, you will marvel at the impressive structure of the Opera House and if you happen to pass by it on one of the many harbor cruises, you are sure to be mesmerized by its beauty against the backdrop of the city and the extensive, clear blue sky.

Getting there

Reaching the Opera house is quite easy. You can drive there directly from the Sydney airport or from the hotel that you are staying at. The car fares are around $10-$30, if you are traveling from hotels like the Novotel, Park Hyatt, Shangri La or the nearby areas. The cab fares will be around $20- $50 if you are traveling directly from the Sydney Airport, Central Railway Station or White Bay Cruise Terminal.

The Government House in Sydney

The Government House in Sydney

Another architectural beauty reminiscent of the colonial history of Australia, the Government House can be dubbed as the “hidden gems” of the city that’s ready to mesmerize you with its gothic influence and a long history of being the abode of 27 governors since 1846. Being the place that accommodates men of international importance and hosts important meetings of the top ranked Government members, the Government House is the home to a huge number of priceless paintings and furniture that you can marvel at.

Getting there

Reaching there is easier if you hire a cab. The cab prices will range between $10-$50 if you are boarding from the airport, railways station or hotels like the InterContinental.

The Sea Life Aquarium

The Sea Life Aquarium

Want to marvel at a habitat that’s more endowed than what you see on the land? Visit the Sea Life Aquarium and you can witness the marvelous creation of nature. Five distinct marine habitats featuring species that you know oh-so-well and a lot more that you will see for the first time in your life. And you thought that we humans were the best of God’s creation!

Getting there

The Aquarium is located at the very center of the city and is a very small trip in a cab that will cost around $10-$15.

The Sydney Harbor Bridge

Another man made beauty that attracts the attention of anyone who visits Sydney. Ranked as the best amongst the structural beauties of the city prior to the Opera House, the bridge is often called as ‘Coathanger’ by the locals of the city and till date ranks as the 6th longest steel arch bridges in the world.

Sydney Harbor Bridge

The best way to enjoy this beauty is to take a ride over the bridge in your own car or a hired cab or having a lazy walk on the walkways, sinking in the beauty of the blue waters on the either sides. 

Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves

From man made architecture to natural endowments, Sydney is blessed with all. If you have already been amazed with the structural beauty of the Opera House, it’s time that you get a feel of the natural beauty of Australia. A bit outside the main city of Sydney and actually located in the greater Sydney area, the Jenolan Caves are sure to make you awestruck with its ethereally beautiful caves, fantastic rock formations and also a series of underground rivers that are known to be amongst the best of its class in the world.

Getting there

You can easily hire cabs or self-driven cars from the city and a drive of about 2.5 hours from downtown Sydney will take you to the caves. The average cost of the trip will be between $100-$300.

Circular Quay

Circular Quay

The most important ferry terminal of Sydney is worth a visit due to the vibrancy that it is imbued with. From the traffic of the busy hours to the innumerable cafes in the area to the being the start point for touristy cruises, the Circular Quay is the perfect manifestation of the local life and culture.

Getting there

The importance of the Quay is due to its very central location that makes it very easy to reach from different parts of Sydney. A cab ride will cost you around $15.

Queen Victoria Building

Queen Victoria Building

Love shopping? Well, make sure that you keep this place on your list of the Top 10. Housing a number of different brands and chains, the Queen Victoria Building is sure to give you a lifetime shopping experience. It’s not what you get in the place that will amaze you, but the traditional shopping experience that offers you the essence of the royalty is what make people go gaga over this place. Even window shopping for sometime can really be a treat for your eyes; added to that the glamor of the facades, tinted glass windows, intricate tiling and a majestic staircase.

Getting there

A hired cab can take you to the iconic building for somewhere between $10-$15 from central Sydney.

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

Whether you are interested in ‘water travel’ or not, do not give this museum a miss as they have the most interesting displays on board that is sure to make you interested. Nothing heavy that will be a lot to process, but just the perfect blend of sensational information and high quality shows to make it worthwhile for visitors of varied interests and age groups.

Getting there

Being centrally located close to the Sydney Harbor, it is easily accessible and must be a part of an interesting day spent visiting the nearby places. 

Luna Park Sydney

Luna Park Sydney

Traveling with kids? Or want to have some fun yourself? No worries! Unwind at the Luna Park in Sydney. Enjoy the traditional Ferris Wheel, go crazy at the Tango Train, find the funny ‘you’ at the Giant Slides or try out your luck at the Crazy Crooners. If you have had enough for the day and thoroughly enthusiastically exhausted, you can sit and gaze at the beautiful harbor views of the Sydney Harbor. Enjoy ice-creams, sandwiches, salads, Fairy Floss and a lot more and live your day ‘just for fun’.

Getting there

A ride to the park from the city center will set you back by around $10-$30.

Kings Cross

If you are traveling solo or with a group of friends, then the Kings Cross will offer you a different flavor to savor during the day and at night as well. This red light area of the city may be avoided by many, but the Bohemian culture of the area is something that will intrigue you. Enjoy the hip cafes, boutique hotels and the delicacies that can be a different experience all together.

 

View from the 4th floor of the Australian Museum.

View from the 4th floor of the Australian Museum.

Getting there

Kings Cross is located at a drivable distance of around 30 minutes from the Internation Airport in Sydney and about 15 minutes from the Central Railway Station.

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Melbourne! Whether you follow cricket or not, you must have surely heard the name of the Melbourne Cricket Ground at least once in your life. And not without reason. MCG is popular amongst the citizens of all countries for being the venue of some of the historical and record breaking performances that form golden chapters of the cricket history.

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 But that’s not all of Melbourne! Melbourne personifies life, contrasts, beauty, cosmopolitanism and a modern city that beholds a rich culture and heritage. Being the second most popular tourist destinations in Australia after Sydney, Melbourne sees thousands of visitors flocking to the city, all the year around. And yes, that’s another thing that makes Melbourne a dream destination; it’s ideal for a visit all the year round; facilitating the busy and hectic schedules of all people, whether national or international.

While Sydney combines ethereal natural beauty and fabulous structural excellence, Melbourne offers an even better prospect. Not only does it score high in these two aspects, but also combines a tinge of vibrant life and all things modern that adds a silver lining to the whole experience. If Melbourne is your destination for an upcoming holiday, then here’s something that will interest you; a list of the top 10 interesting and must visit places while you are in Melbourne:

Melbourne Cricket Ground

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As we described at the very start, you needn’t be a cricket fan to be at MCG. Its fantastic and unbelievable history takes it to the top of the must-see list of any person, of all ages and all interests. And if you are an Australian yourself, you sure do share fond memories with the matches or performances being held on the grounds. So, why not visit it and have that ecstatic feel of being one with history.

Reaching the destination

Being one of the commonest destinations for the tourists, reaching MCG has been made easier with a close network of various transports. If you have just arrived at the Airport and want to experience the thrill at the MCG immediately, the easiest way is to hire a cab that will cost you around $50-$60. Then again, if you are already in Melbourne and staying at hotels like the Crown Towers, the Westin, the Langham or the surrounding areas, a one way cab fare would sum up to around $10-$20.

Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market

A place to enjoy the charm of the old world and shop to your heart’s desires is what makes this market a ‘must-visit’ spot. Simple, friendly sellers, a wide range of items on sale and a unique essence – enjoy every moment spent at the market and give in to your desires.

Reaching the destination

An easy-to-reach market that lies in downtown Melbourne. Cab fares will cost you around $10-$20 from most of the prominent hotels in Melbourne like the Westin, Langham and several others.

The Eureka Tower

If this is your first time in Melbourne and heights give you an adrenaline rush that you look for at all times, then the Eureka Tower Skydeck is just the thing for you. Situated on the 88th floor, this Skydeck is a dream come true for the adventure lovers and surely not for the faint-hearted. Want to make it more daring? Your wishes come true with the Edge that takes you three meters out into the open, from the 88th floor and gives you the thrill of a lifetime.

The Eureka Tower

However, if you think that this is too much for you, you can enjoy the quaint beauty of the city from the Skydeck and also marvel at the beauty of the building itself that consists of gold crown that gives a perfect flashback into the Gold Rush times.

Reaching the destination

The tower can be easily reached from the Queen Victoria Market and enjoyed on the same day if you are planning to make it one of the best days of your life. The taxi fare would be around $15 and the same applies if you are planning to take a cab directly from the hotel of your stay.

Federation Square

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An iconic structure built as a symbol of the centenary of the 100 years of the federation, this is a structural feat that draws the attention of the tourists from places all over the world. Although there is a fixed feeling amongst the Melburnians regarding this structure, yet there is no doubt that the Federation Square is a part and parcel of the city and creates a beautiful architectural symphony between the Victorian surroundings and the modern memorial structure.

Tourists can also enjoy the various performances that are being held year round at the place and also pay a visit to the Ian Porter Gallery that is dedicated to local art.

Reaching the destination

A drive of about barely 10 minutes, the Square can be reached at an average cost of about $15 from the important hotels in Melbourne and the neighboring areas.

National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria

If history, art and culture are your fields of interest, then the National Gallery of Victoria, as the oldest art gallery in Australia, is sure to offer you the right mix of what you are in search for. If you have already been to the Federation Square and have had your fill of the beautiful creations at the Ian Porter Gallery, then the St. Kilda Street section of the Gallery will unravel masterpieces from all places over the world.

Reaching the destination

The taxi fares are at par with some other places in this list and the costs around $10-$20.

The Shrine of Remembrance

The Shine of Remembrance

A cenotaph built as a tribute to the brave soldiers who died young and old during World War I and II, the Shrine is one of Australia’s most somber and recognized landmarks. The structure resembles that of ancient Greece and plays host to numerous commemorative events and services that remember the sacrifice of the brave hearts who bought freedom to the country. The place also offers a great view of the surrounding areas and is really solemn.

Reaching the destination

A ride to the Shrine from downtown Melbourne will cost around $15 and take about 6-8 minutes.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Located very close to the CBD, the Royal Gardens is unarguably one of the best specimens of masterpiece landscaping. Spread over an impressive area of 36 hectares, this garden is known to be the home to 50,000 different kinds of plants, ensuring that, irrespective of the season of your visit, you can witness the majestic display of innumerable plant species and soak in the tranquility of the place.

Royal Botanic Gardens

 

Reaching the destination

A short car drive can take you the gardens and will cost at par with the other attractions from various standard and luxury hotels.

The 12 Apostles

The 12 Apostles

So far, you have witnessed the sculptural and architectural skills of mankind. Time to get acquainted with nature’s endless work of sculpturing and what beauties can they build.These gigantic rock structures, 12 in number, are located on the Great Ocean Road and are the main features of the National Park of Port Campbell.

The constant erosion by the waves and the wind for around 20 million years have led to the formation of these giant structures out of the limestone cliffs that have eroded magnificently over time. The best time to witness these rock beasts would be during the sunset or the sunrise.

Reaching the destination

The 12 Apostles are located somewhat away from the city center and would require a car journey of about 6-7 hours that would cost somewhere between $100-$200.

St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral

A huge cathedral built as the worship house of the Catholic Archdiocese people in the year 1868, the cathedral is an imposing structure that is sure to leave you breathless.  Its revivalistic gothic style, huge size and the utterly serene atmosphere creates an impression that can only be felt by someone who has actually visited the Cathedral. A nice place to calm yourself after a whole day of hustle and bustle in the city.

Reaching the destination

A trip to the cathedral is very cheap and costs around $10 if you are in downtown Melbourne.

The cafes and delis

Well, you may be wondering why these are on the list of Top 10 when you can have them anywhere, even in your hometown. You sure do get cafes at every other place but what you do not get is the quality coffee that Melbourne can offer.

The cafes and delis

 

Yes, Melbourne, apart from its history and structures, is also well-known for the coffee that it offers to the world. And thanks to that, innumerable stylish baristas have popped up all over the city that serve delicious coffee and also other delicacies that will leave you wanting for more.

Reaching the destination

Well, you many drop off at any decent café and you may also make your way to the Degraves Street that is known for its laneway dinning facilities. Enjoy your coffee and your life here in Melbourne!

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