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Tours From Melbourne

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Some of Australia’s most beautiful and interesting tours start from Melbourne and include historic towns and stunning scenery. Many require an overnight stop to do them justice and in such cases booking ahead is strongly recommended.

Ballarat and Sovereign Hill
110 km from Melbourne via the Western Freeway
A must for the tourist if only to visit Sov¬ereign Hill, arguably the most authentic reconstruction of a nineteenth-century goldmining township in the world. See: Ballarat entry in A-Z listing; and the Golden Age.

Werribee Park
35 km from Melbourne via the Princes Highway
Just outside Werribee,
mansion of some sixty rooms, built in the 1870s for the Chirnside brothers, who had established a pastoral empire in the western district. Now owned by the Victorian Government, Werribee Park is open daily. There are extensive formal gardens, a restaurant and kiosk. Nearby are the Victorian State Rose Garden, an open range zoo, an equestrian centre, picnic and barbecue facilities and a golf course. Nearby Point Cook RAAF Museum (open Sun.—Fri.) has adjacent picnic and barbecue facilities; the new National Air and Space Museum is being constructed here. There is nude bathing nearby at Campbell’s Cove.

Geelong, Queensdiff and Point Lonsdale
107 km from Melbourne lie
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Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale. Stay overnight at a classic nineteenth-century hotel; try the Vue Grand, Ozone or the Queenscliff, each located in Queenscliff. See: Individual town entries for Geelong and Queenscliff in A-Z listing.
The Great Ocean Road and the Otway Range
140 km from Melbourne along the south-west coast
See: The Great Ocean Road.

Yarra Valley wineries
40-60 km from Melbourne via the feftaroondah and Melba highways, or via Heidelberg, Greensborough and the Diamond Valley
Throughout the Yarra Valley, there are numerous vineyards and wineries, from Cottlesbridge in the north to War- burton in the south (centred on Coldstream/Yarra Glen), that produce

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