PENGUIN CLUSTERS are an extraordinary natural spectacle and one of the most popular tourist attractions. Every evening at sunset at any time of the year, hundreds of little penguins waddle across the sand to their burrows in the prickly grass, just as their ancestors did for generations. Once on the shore, the little penguins spend time in the dunes, clean themselves with their beaks and in summer, feeding their hungry chicks, as if they do not pay attention to tourists watching from an elevated observation deck.

In Seal Rock, behind the sharp cliffs of the western tip of the island, there is the largest colony of southern fur seals in Australia. Almost 000 of these animals can be seen playing during the surf or feeding their cubs on the rocks. Tourists can watch them from the top of the cliff or during an organized boat trip. The footage of the seals is transferred to the Seal Rock Marine Life Center, a research center in Nobbis. There is also a large koala colony on Phillip Island.

With its red cliffs and desolate ocean waters, Woolamai and I have good walking trails and provides opportunities for surfing and bird watching. The town of Kouwe is ideal for swimming and dining from the beautiful mo-, reproductions of J Island.

Mornington Peninsula

JUST AN HOUR’s drive from Melbourne, on the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay, the Mornington Peninsula is a summer vacation and weekend destination. From Frankston down to Portsea near its tip is the perfect area for a carefree beach vacation. The sandy beaches of the bay, sheltered and calm, are extremely convenient for windsurfing, sailing or boating with oars, while the uneven shore of the Bass Strait is full of sharp rocks, rocky backwaters and stormy beaches.

Arthurs-Sit, a high, bushy mountain ridge, offers a spectacular lift ride, with beautiful views of the peninsula. The surrounding Red Hill wineries are quickly becoming famous for their fine chardonnay and pinot noir. We advise you to taste a glass of this wine in the historic village of Sorrento or take a ferry across the narrow and treacherous Rip to the beautiful city of the XIX century Queenscliff.

Stretching along the length of the entire peninsula, Mornington National Park offers pleasant walking trails. Point Ne Pien, formerly a quarantine station, is now part of a national park. The beach at the top of Heads and Cheviot Beach, where Prime Minister Harold Holt died in 196, both represent beautiful corners.

Surroundings: Flinders Village is a peaceful, elegant seaside resort, while Portia is the playground of the rich and famous Melburnians. The atmosphere of remote French Island, a short ferry ride from Crib Point, is unique due to the lack of electricity and telephone.

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

The Royal Botanic Garden in Melbourne is the pride and joy of the city. They are famous for their sparkling wines such as champagne, chardonnay and pinot noir. Most wineries are open daily for tasting. Some have restaurants.

Directly behind the town of Yarra Glen in Bushland, the landmark of which is the old Yarra Glen Grand Hotel (Yarra Glen Grand), there is a historic Gulf Station, which recreates an authentic picture of farm life at the end of the XIX century.


A TWO-HOUR drive from Melbourne through the tall trees of the Black Peak and the Saddle House-House on the tops of the Upper Yarra Mountains is the resort town of the XIX century Marysville. Elegant old guest houses provide a picturesque base from where you can follow Lady Talbot Drive along the snowy Taggerty River or take a walk in the Beeches, temperate rain forests, a shelter for a rare squirrel possum.

Directly outside the city is the Stevenson Waterfall, illuminated at night by a spotlight. Nearby are the mountains of the Kefedrel Range and the Lake Mountain snowfields with 42 km of trails laid over rough terrain.


LEKALAALA is a TINY mountain village on the edge of Victoria. Traveling north from Hayfield and Glenmeggy, along the McAllister River Valley north to Lycola, a total length of 14 km from Lycola to Jamieson, on unpaved roads allows you to enjoy the majestic scenery of the highest peaks of Victoria. Mount Tamborifa is only 20 km from Likola. Here, in Alpine National Park, the popular hiking route — Lake Tarly-Karng – originates.

lake Eildon, where five major rivers flow, including Goulburn. It is both an extensive nature reserve and a haven of rest in the summer months. Surrounded by a Large Watershed and the Fraser and Eildon National Parks, the lake is a good place for water skiing, boating, horseback riding, fishing and walking Kangaroos, koalas and rosella parrots are abundant around the lake, and trout and Murray cod are a common catch in the lake and the upper Goulburn River. Canoe trips on the river are a popular type of recreation.

Various types of accommodation are offered: from rustic huts and parking spots in Fraser National Park to five-star hotels and guest houses (T. S. 488-490).