What to do while you're visiting Australia
South Australian Museum
The South Australian Museum has been open for over 150 years and is still dedicated to making Australia’s history accessible for everyone. The museum holds many national and international collections and is a leader of remote and regional community engagement and in Australian Aboriginal heritage.
National Wine Centre of Australia
The National Wine Centre of Australia provides everything that any wine lover could hope for including tastings and tours of vineyards with a cellar that is one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere holding 38,000 bottles at once. The centre incorporates education through the Wine Discovery Journey which is an interactive wine experience that goes from the wine making process to the drinking of fine Australian Wine.
Art Gallery of South Australia
The Art Gallery of South Australia was founded in 1881 and is housed in on of Adelaide’s most stunning buildings. The gallery has a collection of 38,000 pieces from artists all around the world including paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, textiles, ceramics, metalwork and jewellery with the works created form the early nineteenth century to the present.
SkyPoint Climb/Observation Deck
The SkyPoint Climb is Australia’s highest external building climb with a platform 270 metres above the ground. The SkyPoint Observation Deck is Australia’s only beach side observation deck. SkyPoint is 230 metres tall with 360 degree views from the surf and sand to the forest and mountains.
Whitsunday Island s in the heart of the great barrier reef. Whitsunday island is a holiday destination in itself, filled with beautiful scenery, waterfalls and walking tracks through the rain forest.
The Gold Coast Theme Parks are a great attraction for everyone with not only thrilling rides, but a whole range of other experiences to suit everyone’s needs. The Gold Coast is home to many parks including Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet ’n’ Wild, White Water World and Dream World.
The Great Barrier Reef
The Great barrier reef is the worlds largest coral reef and has become one of the worlds biggest tourists destinations. Great barrier reef is the trip of a lifetime with breath taking scenery that you can experience is many ways, there is so much you can enjoy there! You can partake in snorkeling, scuba diving, helicopter or aircraft tours, glass bottom boat tours, whale watching, swimming with the dolphins and even cruise ship tours.
Tamborine Mountain is located 30 kilometres from the Gold Coast and is home to amazing views and precious wildlife. There are many things to do while at Tamborine Mountain, from wineries and restaurants to markets and festivals with the most popular attraction being the Rainforest Skywalk.
Mount Wellington is situated in Wellington Park which is a nature reserve with no entrance fees and no opening or closing hours. There are many historical walking tracks, climbs and ranges. To see the mountain and park from the best view it is recommended to go to the Pinnacle Observation Shelter.
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Cataract Gorge is a “piece of wilderness” a 15 minute walk from the city centre equipped with a chairlift, gardens, café, Peacocks and a swimming pool. There is something for everyone whether it be just seeing the sights of Launceston or having a relaxing afternoon at the cafes or restaurant and admiring the views.
The Tamar Valley
The Tamar Valley is famously known for its great food and wine with the Tamar Valley Wine Route wich is one of the Top 10 Wine Routes in the world. The valley is also home to the Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tasmania Zoo, Seahorse World, Gem & Stone Creations, Glengarry Bush Maze, Fishing, Arts and a perfumery.
Melbourne, Australia will be the host city for the Joint International Society for Clinical Biostatistics and Australian Statistical Conference 2018.
Australia’s Knowledge & Cultural Capital
With over 4 million residents, Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia and is renowned as Australia’s knowledge and cultural capital. Situated on the picturesque tree-lined banks of the Yarra River, in 2016 it was voted ‘The World’s Most Liveable City’ by the Economist for a sixth consecutive year.
Melbourne is a thriving and cosmopolitan city with a unique balance of graceful old buildings and stunning new architecture surrounded by parks and gardens. It’s also home to some of the world’s most outstanding communities of research and innovation and is the birthplace of Australian film, television, art, dance and music. The city’s major draw card is its research institutes and academia that facilitate world-leading contributions to key economic sectors. Melbourne offers a sophisticated multi-cultural lifestyle, hidden laneways abundant with arts, museums, festivals, sporting events, food, wine, shopping and much more. Melbourne really is the place to be.
Melbourne also comes alive at night with the most live music venues in Australia and a burgeoning number of chic and groovy inner city bars and restaurants for every level and style of socialising imaginable. On top of all of this, Melbourne is also the gateway to the Great Ocean Road, the Twelve Apostles and Victoria’s most admired beaches.
To find out more about what Melbourne has to offer, visit www.visitmelbourne.com. You can, once you have arrived, also receive tailored advice by visiting the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square, open 0900 to 1800 7 days a week.
Here are some useful links to help you best plan your time when visiting Melbourne:
Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is a 243 kilometre cliff-hugging stretch of road that starts a 90 minute drive from Melbourne. Through this drive there are rain forest and beach views, and also a few attractions and landmarks such as whale watching, the Australian National Surfing Museum in Torquay, the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch, the Otway Fly and the 12 Apostles. Koalas and kangaroos may pop out and make an appearance also!
Yarra Valley is less than an hours drive form Melbourne and is considered to be world renowned home of the fast growing wine industry. Yarra Valley can offer you more than just wine tours, they also offer Segway tours around the Rochford winery, Healesville sanctuary which is home to over 200 native Australian animals, Kokoda track memorial walk, skydiving and much more!
Phillip Island penguin Parade
Phillip Island Penguin Parade is one of Australia’s most popular tourist attractions and only 90 minutes from Melbourne. The penguin parade gives you the experience to watch as the penguins return home after a day of fishing, with a beautiful Australian sunset. There’s more than one viewing available when watching the penguin parade including access for families with prams and disability access.
Eureka Skydeck is located in Southbank and is the tallest viewing platform in the southern hemisphere with the worlds first ever “edge” experience. Eureka Skydeck is a 297.3 metre skyscraper providing spectacular 360 degree views of Melbourne.
The Melbourne Zoo is home to over 2,000 beautiful animals who are only a 15 minute drive from Melbourne CBD. The team at Melbourne Zoo all work together to help conserve the animals and fight extinction. At Melbourne Zoo, there is the opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals with Wild Encounters.
Queen Victoria Market
Only a short walk from the city centre, the Queen Victoria Market is a shopping precinct held in heritage sheds with a variety of options to choose from such as food and fresh produce to clothing and toys. The most popular attraction the market has to offer is the 90-minute Ultimate Foodie Tour which is a small group walking tour for food lovers to taste test the best food the market has to offer.
Sydney Opera House
Opening in 1973, the Sydney Opera House is Australia’s number one tourist destination with over 8.2 million visitors a year and is also one of the world’s busiest performing arts centres presenting more than 2000 shows a year. With many restaurants, tours and shows on display there is something for everyone.
Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
One of Australia’s most popular attractions is to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. From the peak of the bridge you can see all that Sydney has to offer. If you’re not feeling brave enough for the climb, the Visitor Centre in the Climb Base goes through the history and preservation of the bridge including an exhibition and cinema.
Bondi Beach has many things to offer from markets and coastal walks to relaxing on the beach and taking surfing lessons. A popular destination to both national and international travelers, most people enjoy just walking along the shoreline soaking in the sun.