Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria, has been named the ‘Most Liveable Vacation City in the World’ several times due to its friendly city atmosphere, cultural diversity and modern city views. No wonder the city which also has a variety of interesting tourist attractions is often a tourist destination when the holiday season arrives. If you have the opportunity to vacation in Melbourne, there are several recommendations for tourist attractions that must be visited.
Vacation to Brighton Bathing Boxes
If you visit Brighton Beach, your eyes will definitely be drawn to a row of colorful beach houses with various patterns called Brighton Bathing Boxes. Many visitors take photos in front of this colorful house because of its Instagrammable shapes and colors. This tourist spot has been around since the 1840s. It used to be used as a place to change clothes for visitors after activities on the beach. However, nowadays the beach house is used as a place to take shelter and relax enjoying the sea, or to store beach equipment.
Vacation Fitzroy Garden
Fitzroy Garden is one of the most beautiful and historic gardens in Australia. The name of this park is taken from the name of one of the governors of New South Wales, Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy. The garden is designed based on the classic Victorian era design, as well as the buildings in it. Also included are many planted elms which can easily grow well in the Victoria area.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a Roman Catholic cathedral with a gothic revival style, is one of the must-visit places when visiting Melbourne. The cathedral was designed by William Wardell, an architect who is well known as a church architect. This cathedral is known as the largest cathedral and one of the tallest in Australia. In addition to being a place of worship, this cathedral also has a cathedral shop that sells religious knick-knacks.
Located not too far from Melbourne, Phillip Island is a 90-minute drive south of Melbourne. The island is known as a place to watch the rare penguin parade. Penguins on this island are rare because this penguin species has the smallest size in the world. Every day, the penguin group will line up and go out hunting for food at sea. After sunset, the penguin group returned to the beach.
One of the best ways to experience the beauty of Melbourne is through the Melbourne Skydeck or Eureka Skydeck 88 which is located in the Riverside Quay area. On the 88th floor of the Eureka Tower there is a cube-shaped room made of glass, starting from the roof, walls, and also the floor. So, you can feel the sensation of ‘flying’ while enjoying the beautiful view of the city of Melbourne which stretches from the Dandenong Mountains to the blue waters of Port Phillip Bay.