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Scuba dive, swim with dolphins and get sand in your toes Bayside. Make your way down to stunning Phillip Island to see the little Fairy Penguins march across the beach, see sleepy koalas and explore the spectacular rugged coastline. The drive to Sorrento is dotted with stunning wineries and pristine beaches.
Melbourne is full of unique cultural districts. Relax with a coffee in a hidden café, and visit contemporary galleries and check out Melbourne street art. Stop at one of the hundreds of restaurants for lunch. In the evening take advantage of the city’s many wine bars, clubs or pubs.
Sports fans will love the sports capital: Melbourne hosts the Grand Prix, Australian Open and Melbourne Cup. Be sure to see an AFL game and cricket at the historic MCG.
Step back in time to the 1850s at Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, where Victoria’s gold mining history comes alive. Here you can pan for gold, eat boiled lollies and ride horse drawn carriages down cobblestone streets. Visit local winemakers and restaurants, and watch the world-class sound and light show.
Base yourself in easy-going Foster where the country meets the coast. You are only a short drive away from Wilson’s Promontory, the state’s largest wilderness area, where the is an abundance of wildlife to be seen.