We continue our exciting journey through Australia to discover its most inhospitable corners. This time we start in Melbourne. Melbourne Airport is one of the busiest in the country, so you can find great car rental deals if you use our comparator.
Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria, and as such, one of the places to enjoy the cosmopolitan culture of Australian cities. Melbourne is the commercial and cultural motor of the country, but also the sport capital in Australia. They are famous for their car racing in the city (both Formula 1 and V8 Touring cars), as well as rugby, golf tournaments, tennis and other outdoor sports. The city is filled with parks, gardens and Victorian-style buildings blend with contemporary-style.
The Blue Mountains
This mountain range is located only 50 km from Sydney. Its limestone formations rise to a considerable height, about 1,200 metres above sea level at its highest point. Among the mountains we can enjoy walking through wonderful and lush forests of eucalyptus trees, with the characteristic leaves smell. The fauna of the area is also another of its major attractions, you can see koalas, gray kangaroos, variety of reptiles and the famous Australian dingos.
The Great Ocean Road
This route is a must, among the many roads and routes through Australia, it stands out for its huge natural diversity, the ocean views and its endless 244 kilometres of road. Built after World War I, this route was designed with the intention of being a monument to soldiers fallen in the Great War.
On the route you will find small towns like Torquay and Warrnambool where you can stop to taste the typical dishes of the area. The Great Ocean Road runs through other charming villages like Lome, Anglesea and Apollo Bay, where you can relax by the ocean with one of Australia's greatest delights, a very cold beer.
You have many routes to explore this beautiful nature reserve, you can walk on the "Heysen Trail", drive an all-terrain through its sharp edges or fly over Wipena Pound. In the Flinders Mountain Range you can also visit the Natural Sanctuary of Akaroola, which houses the walabi of the rocks, a very peculiar kind of kangaroo. You can see lunar landscapes in the Simpson Desert, opals and fossils in Coober Pedy, as well as countless Aboriginal settlements full of rock art near Lake Eyre and Oodnadatta track.
The island of Tasmania lies to the south of Australia, separated from the coast of the country by the Strait of Bass. Its main population is Hobart, but in Tasmania the most surprising feature is its wild nature. As for its fauna, it stands out the demon of Tasmania, a species of small marsupial that is the most famous of the zone and that at the moment is in danger of extinction.
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