Melbourne, a city with a rich history spanning nearly two centuries, has woven itself into the tapestry of Australia's cultural landscape. Over the years, it has acquired a plethora of titles, each reflecting a facet of its vibrant identity. From 'The Culture Capital,' where artistic expression flourishes in its many forms, to 'The Sports Capital,' where arenas come alive with the passion of competition, Melbourne wears its titles like badges of honour.
But Melbourne's allure extends beyond these accolades. It's also known as 'The City of Gardens,' where lush green spaces provide an oasis of serenity amidst urban hustle and bustle. The city's elegant architecture and cosmopolitan charm have earned it the reputation of being 'The Most European City of Australia,' where European influences meld seamlessly with Australian traditions.
Notably, Melbourne proudly held the prestigious title of the world's most liveable city for many years, as rated by The Economist magazine. This recognition speaks volumes about the quality of life and the sense of well-being that permeates its streets and neighbourhoods.
About this and many other things you will find out during our sightseeing Melbourne city tour.
Our journey to Phillip Island begins with a visit to the enchanting Maru Koala and Animals Wildlife Park. Here, you'll have a unique opportunity to witness Australia's iconic wildlife thriving in their natural habitats. Get up close and personal with charming koalas, capturing that perfect photograph and gaining intimate insights into their fascinating lifestyles.
As the sun gracefully descends, we'll transport you to the picturesque Summerland Beach on Phillip Island, home to thousands of little Fairy Penguins. These charming creatures embark on their nightly journey to the sea for fishing, returning in the evening with food for their eager chicks. Witness this captivating spectacle known as the Penguin Parade, an event that draws millions of spectators each year.