Melbourne’s charm is not limited to its coastal appeal. The city’s magnetic nature also lies in the historical, wildlife and cultural features that draw globetrotters from every corner of the world to Melbourne. Here are some of the checklist sites to tick off from your Melbourne to-do list.
The Shrine of Remembrance
The Shrine of Remembrance is located 13 minutes from Avani Melbourne Central Residences and is quite easily reachable from most Melbourne city hotels. This peaceful memorial is one of the most iconic sites that has been built in honour of the Victorians who sacrificed their lives during the First World War. The shrine is usually illuminated by lights during the night and may be the best time for a visit.
Take a historical trip to Sovereign Hill, a museum that takes you back to the olden days of Australia. This open-air museum features a school, factories, a theatre, shops, underground mines and gold digging. Spread across a land of 25 acres in the erstwhile gold mine site, Sovereign Hill offers an educational visit for the whole family.
Yarra Valley Wineries
Embark on a guided wine tour and explore the food trails as you pay a visit to the Yarra Valley Wineries. Test various dining options and taste some of the best wines in town. The food and wine are not the only highlights that you would come across at Yarra Valley Wineries, as it is blessed with picturesque landscapes worth admiration.
Spend a day among the wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary. Melbourne offers a 360-degree tour experience to its visitors and the visit to this animal refuge will be the icing on the cake on their agenda. This sanctuary hosts a diverse range of fauna and flora, from koalas to emus, platypi, eagles, wombats, Tasmanian devils, and lyrebirds.