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WeblogOz Archive1

Port Pirie - Things To Do
Carn Brae
The National Trust Museum
Port Pirie Golf Club
The Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery
Whyalla - Things To Do
Port Lowly Lighthouse
Cuttlefish Capital Tours
Whyalla Fauna and Reptile Park
Steelworks Tour
Hummock Hill Lookout
Whyalla Maritime Museum
Port Augusta - Things To Do
Wadlata Outback Centre
The Homestead Park Pioneer Museum
Port Augusta Visitor Information Centre
Pichi Richi Railway
The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden
Water Tower Lookout
Adelaide - Shopping
Rundle Mall
JamFactory
Boomerang Art - Aboriginal Art Gallery
Youthworks
The Opal Mine
Miss Gladys Sym Choon Emporium
The Myer Centre
Henry Buck's
David Jones
Adelaide Central Market
Adelaide Exchange Jewellers
Burnside Village Shopping Centre
Port Pirie - Dining Out
Port Pirie
Whyalla - Dining Out
Whyalla
Port Augusta - Dining Out
Port Augusta
Adelaide - Things To Do
Adelaide Tours
Koala Air Safari's
Whale Air
The Cedars
Platform 1 Heritage Farm Railway
Woodhouse Activity Centre
The National Motor Museum
Mt Lofty Summit
The SteamRanger Tourist Railway
Just Cruisin 4WD Tours
Ecotrek
Cultural Tourism Professionals
Aussie Heritage Tours 4WD
Cudlee Creek Golf Course
Adelaide Sightseeing
Adelaide Dive Centre
Adelaide - Dining Out
Adelaide
Mount Isa - Things To Do
Tourist Information
Tent House
The John Middlen Museum
Kalkadoon Tribal Centre
Tours of Mount Isa
The Buffs Club
Riversleigh Fossils Museum and Tourist Centre
Lloyd of the Outback
Mackay - Things To Do
Forest Flying
Clarke Range
Mackay Town Hall
Lamberts Beach
Harbour Beach
Greenmount Homestead
Grasstree Beach
Eimeo Beach
Dolphin Heads
Golf Courses
Cathu State Forest
Bucasia Beach
Blacks Beach
Artspace Mackay
Niteclubs
Ball Bay
Maryborough - Things To Do
Rosehill Homestead
Queens Park In Maryborough
Moon River Gallery
Mavis Bank
Grand Shirl's Doll and Toy Museum
Charlcombe
Brennan And Geraghty's Store Museum
Maryborough Heritage City Markets
Barambah Ridge Winery
The Wharf Street Precinct
Bond Store Museum
Baddow House
Toowoomba - Things To Do
Toowoomba Middle Ridge Golf Club
Tenpin Bowling
Adrenalin Climbing Gym
Clifford Park Racecourse
Flypast Museum Of Australian Army Flying
Jondaryan Woolshed
Greenridge Botanicals
Toowoomba Japanese Garden
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
Highfields Orchid Park
Steele Rudd's Shingle Hut
Cobb & Co. Museum
Brisbane - Shopping
Brisbane - Things To Do
Queensland Museum South Bank
Hay Cottage Arts & Crafts
Boggo Road Gaol
Watugo Tours
Straddie Kingfisher Tours
Helicopters Brisbane
Champagne Breakfast flights
Roma Street Parkland
Queensland Maritime Museum
Queensland Art Gallery
Parliament House
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dreamworld
Brisbane's Alma Park Zoo
The Brisbane Botanic Gardens - Mt Coot-tha
The Big Pineapple
Australia Zoo
Southbank Parklands
Mount Isa Dining Out
Mount Isa
Mackay - Dining Out
Mackay
Maryborough - Dining Out
Maryborough
Toowoomba Dining Out
Toowoomba
Brisbane - Dining Out
Brisbane City South - Dining Out
Brisbane City East - Dining Out
Brisbane City Centre - Dining Out
Brisbane
Cairns - Things To Do
Paradise Palms Golf Course
Mirage Country Club
Wet Tropics Safaris
Flecker Botanic Gardens
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Mt Whitfield Conservation Park
Lizard Island National Park
Green Island National Park
Fitzroy Island National Park
Cairns Beaches
Raft'n'Rainforest Company
Cairns Parasail & Jet skis
Foaming Fury
Cairns Dive Centre
The Cairns Fishing Guide
SS Louisa Calm Water Cruises
Rainbow Cruises
Australian Bluewater Charters
Tiger Moth Scenic Flights
The Minjin
AJ Hackett Bungy Experience
Raging Thunder
Hot Air Cairns
Champagne Balloon Flights
Cape York Motorcycle Adventures
Blazing Saddles
Sunlover Cruises
Passions of Paradise
Shaolin
Tusa Dive
Explorer Ventures
Billy Tea Bush Safaris
Paul's Parchuting
Cairns - Shopping
The Cairns Night Market
Evert Opals
Paragon Jewellery
Studio 8 Glass
Glass Temptations
Reef Gallery
Spirit Of The North Gallery
Bolands Centre
Cairns Central Shopping
The Pier Marketplace
Cairns - Dining Out
Cairns
Port Macquarie - Things To Do
Sea Acres Rainforest Reserve
Port Macquarie Observatory
High Adventure
Coastal Skydivers
Port Macquarie Bays and Beaches
Port Macquarie Sea Kayak
Port Macquarie Kayak Adventures
Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding
Timbertown Heritage Theme Park
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum
Macquarie Nature Reserve Roto House
Port Macquarie Historical Courthouse
ARK Adrenalin Rush Karting
Billabong Koala And Aussie Wildlife Park
Odyssey Fishing Charters
Ocean Star
Cruise Adventures
Port Macquarie Camel Safaris
Dunbogan Boatshed & Marina
International Fighter Flight Centre
Centre of Gravity - Indoor Adventure Centre
Markets
Port Macquarie Golf
Port Macquarie - Dining Out
Port Macquarie
Albury - Things To Do
Albury Regional Art Gallery
Parklands (Albury Wodonga)
Monument Hill Lookout
Ettamogah Sanctuary Inc
Albury War Memorial
Albury Regional Museum
Albury Botanic Gardens
Albury - Dining Out
Albury
Katoomba - Things To Do
Balloon Aloft
The Edge Cinema
Leura Cascades
Scenic World Blue Mountains
Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum
The Purse Museum
Blue Mountains National Park
Katoomba - Shopping
Western Shoe Store
The Original Soap Shop
Scenic World Souvenir Shop
Silvery Moon
Katoomba Camera House
Katoomba Florist
Finest Florist
Katoomba - Dining Out
Katoomba
Wollongong - Things To Do
Greater Union Cinemas
Wollongong - Beaches and Rock Pools
Russell Vale Golf Course
Wollongong Botanic Garden
Wollongong Golf Club
United Divers
Science Centre and Planetarium
Leisure Coast Scootcar Hire
Hangdog Climbing Gym
Adrenalin Sports Skydiving
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
Wollongong City Gallery
Wollongong - Shopping
Surf, Dive & Ski
Supporters World
Wollongong City Centre & Crown St Mall
Wollongong Central
Wollongong - Jewellers
Spotlight
Danoz Directions
Classic Moments
Granny Mays
M & Michael's Footwear
Athletes Foot
Just Jeans
Jeans West
Badrans
Events
Esprit
Rebel Sport
Priceline
Grace Bros
Best and Less
Lotus Bookshop
Phantom Zone
Angus & Robertson
Wollongong - Pubs and Nightclubs
Wollongong - Dining Out
Wollongong
Newcastle - Things To Do
Outback Art
Newcastle Golf Club
Go Karts Go
Kooragang Wetland
Cooks Hill Galleries
Newcastle Regional Museum
Newcastle - Beaches
Merewether Ocean Baths
Newcastle Ocean Baths
Christ Church Anglican Cathedral
Region Art Gallery
Captain Cook Memorial Fountain
Queens Wharf Tower
Macquarie Pier / Nobbys Headland
Obelisk
Fort Scratchley Millitary Museum
Bogey Hole
Yuelarbah Track
Newcastle Region Maritime Museum
Newcastle - Dining Out
Newcastle
Sydney - Things To Do
Sydney - Beaches
Sydney Tower At Centrepoint
Matilda Cruises
Captain Cook Cruises
Chinese Garden
Taronga Zoo
Sydney Aquarium
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Spirit
Scenic World
Penrith Whitewater Stadium
Oz Trek Adventure Tours
Oceanworld Manly
Harbour Jet
BridgeClimb
Fox Studios Australia
IMAX Cinema
Sydney - More Museums
Liverpool Regional Museum
Sydney Jewish Museum
Sydney - Shopping
Sydney - Book Shops
Aboriginal Art Galleries
Sydney Markets
Northbridge Shopping Plaza
The Strand Arcade
The Broadway Shopping Centre
Skygarden Centre
Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
Opera Quays
Harbourside Shopping Centre
Direct Factory Outlets
Sydney - Jewellers
Michael Berton Jewellery
Ariss
A & H Australian Opal House
Oroginale Jewellery
J K Creations
Sherman Opals
Raphael Jewellers
Taylors Shoes
Begi Shoes
Andiamo Design
Market City
Tradition Country Clothing
Sue Rice Swimwear
Sydney - Shopping Tours
Chifley Plaza
St Ives Shopping Village
Curioshop
That Art of Wine & Food
Sydney - Dining Out
Sydney Dining Out - Sydney West
Sydney Dining Out - Sydney South
Sydney Dining Out - Sydney Northside
Sydney Dining Out - Sydney Northern Beaches
Sydney Dining Out - Sydney Inner West
Sydney Dining Out - Sydney East
Sydney
Burnie - Shopping
Markets in and around Burnie
Kleins Jewellery
Best and Less
Showcase Jewellers
Kodak Express in K-Mart
Angus & Robertson
Devonport - Shopping
Best and Less
Showcase Jewellers
Kodak Express in K-Mart
Angus & Robertson
Burnie - Dining Out
Devonport - Dining Out
Burnie
Devonport
Launceston - Things To Do
Seahorse World
Franklin House
Cable Hang Glider
Under Down Under Tours
Nocturnal Tours
Island Escape Tours
Grubb Shaft Gold & Heritage Museum
Tassietrail
Launceston Lakes Trout Fishing
Narawntapu National Park
Launceston Planetarium
J Boag and Son Brewery
The Penny Royal World & Gunpowder Mill
Waverley Woollen Mills
The Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
The Old Umbrella Shop
Aquarius Roman Baths
Tasmanian Expeditions


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Launceston - Dining Out
Launceston
Hobart - Things To Do
Despard Gallery
Tasmanian Wild River Adventures
Devil's Playground Ecotours
4X4 tours
Par Avion Wilderness Tours
Tasmanian Seaplanes
The Bligh Museum
Port Arthur
Aqua Scuba
Tasmania Trout & Fly Fishing Centre
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Antarctic Adventure
Bonorong Park Wildlife Centre
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Fudge Factory and Historic Garden Tours
The Cascade Brewery Tours
Cadbury Chocolate Factory Tour
Hobart - Shopping
Treasures Of Tasmania
The Tasmania Shop
The Tasmanian Wine Centre
Aeroplane Records
Penny's Flowers
Masterpiece Fine Art Gallery
Book Shops
Salamanca Market
Hobart - Film, Theatre and Concert Halls
Hobart - Bars, clubs and live music
Hobart - Dining Out
Hobart
Bendigo - Shopping
Bendigo Pottery Tourist Complex
Big W
Shoe Shops
Bendigo Books
The Bendigo Gold Shop
Bendigo Markets
Lansell Plaza Shopping Centre
Bendigo Marketplace
Bendigo - Things To Do
Goldrush Ballooning Pty. Ltd.
Airsports Skydiving Academy
Bendigo Goldfields Experiences
Life Adventure Park
Ironbark Riding Centre
Chinese Joss House
Gold Mining Tour
Shamrock Hotel Tour
Discovery Science and Technology Centre
Bendigo Double Deck Bus Tours
Sacred Heart Cathedral
The Golden Dragon Museum
Bendigo Tramways
Bendigo - Bars and Nightlife
Bendigo - Dining Out
Bendigo
Ballarat - Things To Do
Swimming Pools
4 Majors Indoor Mini Golf
Midlands Golf Club
Yuulong Lavender Estate
The Tangled Maze
Sovereign Hill
Kryal Castle
Gold Museum
Eureka Centre
Community Adventure Playground
Blood on the Southern Cross
Ballarat Vintage Tramway and Museum
The Ballarat Rail Promotion Group
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Adam Lindsay Gordon Cottage
Ballarat - Shopping
Mt Lonarch Gallery and Lonarch Arts
Shopping Centres
The Embroidery Shoppe
Markets
Sovereign Needlework
The Mining Exchange Gold Shop
Woolshed Clothing
Nonesuch
Makers on Mair
Gails Patchwork Emporium
Exhale
Book Shops
Springmount Pottery and Gallery
Ruth Howlett Collectables
Country Mouse
Antique Effects
Ballarat - Dining Out
Ballarat
Geelong - Things To Do
Sea All Charters -seals & dolphins
Shearer's Arms Gallery
Fairy Park
Tiger Moth World Adventure Park
Bellarine Adventure Golf
A Maze N Things
Adventure Park
Koombahla Park Horse Riding
Ocean Grove Nature Reserve
Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary
Gabbinbar Animal & Wildlife Park
Serendip Sanctuary
Barwon Park
Barwon Grange
Queenscliff Historical Centre
Barunah Plains
The Heights
Geelong Botanical Gardens
Geelong Naval & Maritime Museum
Geelong Historical Records Centre
The National Wool Museum
Surfworld Australia
Portarlington Mill
Queenscliff Maritime Museum
Narana Creations
Geelong Art Gallery
Old Geelong Gaol
The Ford Discovery Centre
Geelong - Shopping
Suburban Scene
Retail Heart
Bay City Plaza
Planet X
Auburn Antiques
Geelong - Bars
Geelong - Dining Out
Geelong
Dandenong - Things To Do
Noble Park Swim Centre
Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve
Greaves Reserve
Coomoora Reserve
Burden Park
Dandenong Park
Dandenong - Dining Out
Dandenong - Shopping
Dandenong Plaza
Dandenong Market
Dandenong
Melbourne - Things To Do
Melbourne - Bars and Clubs
Port Campbell National Park
Top Down Tours
Royal Melbourne Golf Club
Yara Bend Public Golf Course
Melbourne by Balloon
Polperro Dolphin Swims
Heronswood
Gunnamatta Equestrian Centre
Ace Hi Ranch & Wildlife
Melbourne City Sights Tour
Melbourne Town Hall
Victoria's Open Range Zoo
Healesville Sanctuary
Melbourne Zoo - Royal Park
Melbourne Planetarium
Luna Park
Phillip Island - Penguins
Polly Woodside Melbourne Maritime Museum
Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne Observation Deck - Rialto Towers
Melbourne Docklands
Melbourne Aquarium
Flinders Street Railway Station & Mu
Enterprize Landing Memorial
Crown Casino Complex
Fitzroy Gardens
Chinatown
Melbourne - Shopping
Flemington Up Market
The Sunday Market
Shoemakers
Esprit
Sportsgirl
Portmans
Collette Dinnigan
Rochi's Opals
Johnston Opals
Melbourne Central
Shopping Spree Tours
Melbourne Internet Cafe's
Southgate
Queen Victoria Market
Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art
Caroline Smith Portfolio
Body Map Australia
Aboriginal Art
Melbourne - Dining Out
Melbourne
Kalgoorlie - Things To Do
Kalgoorlie Goldfields Visitor Centre
Kalgoorlie - More Things To Do
Goldfields Air Services
Western Australian Museum
Yamatji Bija - Come Friends! Aboriginal Bush Tours
Geoff Smith's Bush Tours
Goldfields Ten Pin Pool & Snooker Centre
Goldfields Arts Centre
Airfields Horse Riding Centre
Kalgoorlie - Dining Out
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Port Hedland - Things To Do
Dingo's Treks
Whale Watching
Eighty Mile Beach
Karijini National Park
Don Rhodes Mining Museum
Royal Flying Doctor Base
The Two Mile Ridge Aboriginal carvings
Observation tower
Port Hedland - Dining Out
Port Hedland
Broome WA - Things To Do
Cable Beach
LizArt Broome Tours
Airborne Adventures
Kimberley Gateway Safaris
Pearl Luggers
Willie Creek Pearls Tours
Broome Camel Safaris
Broome Turf Club
Spirit Of Broome Hovercraft Flights
Broome WA - Dining Out
Broome WA - Shopping
Bright Eyes Sunglasses
Digipics
Wood'B'Best
Monsoonal Blues gifts & homewares
Broome Threads
Chinatown Natural Healing Centre
Georgia Morgan
LizArt Broome Tours
Willie Creek Pearls
StoneRage
Deep Sea Moonlight Pearls
Macs Art Shoppe
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Broome
Fremantle- -Things To Do
Trams West Pty Ltd
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Rottnest Island
Whalers Tunnel
Round House
The Moores Building
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Army Museum
Spare Parts Theatre Company
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Fremantle Cinemas
Rottnest Island Ecoboat
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Fremantle Prison
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Creative Native
Japingka Gallery
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West Australian Paragliding Academy
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Perth - Dining Out
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Alice Springs - Shopping
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Mt Ebenezer Roadhouse
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Standley Chasm
School of the Air
Royal Flying Doctor Service Of Australia
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Sounds of Starlight Theatre
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Victoria (Vic.)
Friday, May 09 2003 @ 06:42 AM BST
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Source: www.moultonborough.k12.nh.us

Even though it may be the smallest state in Australia, Victoria has a pretty long history. The southeastern coast of Victoria was first seen by British explorer, Captain James Cook, in 1770. Port Phillip Bay was first explored in 1801, and in 1835, a settlement was established, and from then on many people have lived and enjoyed Australian life. The history also had to do with The 19th- century gold rush, where the settelers arrived at Port Phillip Bay about 160 years ago in search of gold. That's when more people started moving in.

Economy

In Victoria, farming is a major part of many people's lives. The main crops they grow include the following: wheat, oats, barley, potatoes, hay, and grapes. The most important livestock that are raised include the following: cattle, sheeps, and pigs. There are also many important exports, such as, wool, meats, wheat, butter, fruits, skins, milk products, and flour. The five year export average growth rate is 7.5 per cent. Their two largest import items in '96 were cars and crude petroleum, making 11 per cent of the value of imports. In '96, a record export value of $104.4 billion was achieved. Never was there such a surplus in both goods and services.

Government

The government of Victoria is a federal parliamentary state. The constitution was put into effect on January 1, 1901 stating freedom from the United Kingdom. Their chief of state is Queen Elizabeth II of the UK, represented by the Governor General Sir William Deane.

Victoria, Australia may be the smallest state in Australia, but it is jam packed with people from all over the world which creates many different cultures.

Cities

One of the cities in Victoria includes Wangaratta. This city is known for its hip, moving music! They have jazz and blues festivals constantly, which are a main tourist attraction , but very popular with the locals too! Wangaratta is also known for its art displays from all over the world; their famous art museums and galleries are also a main attraction. This city is also big in the theatre business, they have many performances that are phenomonal and people love to come and relax at the theatre for an evening performance. Recently "The Crucible" was performed. The theatre crew says that it's the biggest hit yet!

Bendigo is also a popular city, known for its ancient history and architecture. In Bendigo they have many different culteral experiences a main cultural attraction is their Chinatown. In Chinatown they have an old Chinese tea house. They also have an old Chinese museum containing the oldest dragon ever made. They are also known for their art displays(Victoria is big on art!) Bendigo is also known for its gold. Settlers came for its gold and built homes of gold. Now these homes are "museums of gold."

Melbourne is probably one of the biggest cities in Victoria. It's Known for its rich opera houses, with big and expensive performances. They also call Melbourne "the city of romance" because there are a lot of couples everywhere and vast restaurants and romantic cruises.

Geelong is poular for its museums and gardens. One of the most famous botanicle gardens are located here, "The botanicle gardens." Here is where the main source of botanicles substances that are found in soaps, and shampoos. Geelong also is known for its restaurants, and also is a very romantic place to dine.

Activities

"There is good bush walking in the Dandenongs on the eastern outskirts of Melbourne, at Wilson Promontory, and near Falls Creek and Mt. Hotham in the High Country." The Alpine Walking Track starts at Mt. Erica, near Walhalla, and runs all the way to the ACT. The Great South-West Walk covers 250 km of coastal scenery between Portland and the South Australian border.

The Victorian snowfields are north-east of Melbourne, "scattered throughout the Great Dividing Range."

The main ski resorts are Falls Creek, Mt. Buller and Mt. Hotham. Baw Baw and Mt. Buffalo are smaller centers, popular with "novices and families." The ski season lasts from mid-June to mid-September.

Canoeing and rafting trips can be arranged on the Snowy, Glenelg and Murray rivers. There is good sailing in Port Phillip Bay and on the large Gippsland lakes. There are scuba diving centers at Angelsea, Flinders, Lorne, Mallacoota and Portsea. The best surf is between Lonsdale and Apollo Bay, and on the ocean side of the Mornington Peninsula.

Mt. Bogong, Bright and Apollo Bay are favored hang-gliding spots. Mt. Arapiles, near Horsham, "is famous among rock climbers for its range of climbing options." The best places for horse riding are Mt. Beauty, Bright and Omeo in the High Country, and Corryong, on the Murray River.

Events:

The Port Fairy Folk Festival takes place in March and the Maldon Folk Festival is held in November. The Bells Beach Easter Surfing Classic is in April at the famous surf beach east of Lorne; the Falls Creek World Loppet Ski Marathon takes place in August and the Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycle Classic is in September.

Getting Around:

"Victoria is not vast enough to require internal flights," but if you need to get around in a hurry there are scheduled flights to Albury-Wodonga, Mildura, and Portland. Country services are operated by V/Line, with trains servicing the main centers and buses filling in the gaps and doing cross-country runs between towns. The major train routes are from Melbourne to Warrnambool via Geelong, to Adelaide via Ballarat, to Mildura, to Swan Hill via Bendigo, to Albury via Seymour, to Cobram via Seymour and to Bairnsdale via Traralgon. "Cars can be hired in all decent-sized regional towns."

The state capital is a grand, "civilized city of Victorian architecture, muscular skyscrapers, city parks and anachronistic but charming trams. It's built on the edge of the sluggish Yarra River and the shores of Port Phillip Bay. Devoid of defining geographic or architectural landmarks," Melbourne has traditionally been characterized by its people, its multicultural restaurants, its passion for sport and its reputation as a center of cultural excellence. "Melbourne is by no means inundated with natural attractions," but it can be a pleasing city to explore.

Highlights include the Parliament House, St Paul's Cathedral, Chinatown, the Botanic Gardens, and the National Gallery of Victoria. Inner city excursions to black-is-the-new-black Fitzroy, the frighteningly trendy beachside suburb of St Kilda, and the Vietnamese section of Richmond are equally rewarding experiences.

The Great Ocean Road

This route along the south-western coast of Victoria is one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the world. It winds around ragged cliffs, windswept beaches and tall bluffs, passing through lush rainforest and towering eucalypt's. The most outstanding section is the Port Campbell National Park, which features an amazing collection of limestone sculptures, including the Twelve Apostles, London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge. The other highlight is the section through the forests of the Otways Ranges, between Apollo Bay and Lorne. The best towns along the coast are the resort town of Lorne and the quaint, historic Port Fairy, west of Warrnambool. The road officially starts at Torquay and ends at Warrnambool, but the road follows the coast to Portland Limestone cliff formations along the Great Ocean Road

Gippsland

This fertile undulating region east of Melbourne, is a mixture of scenic beauty and heavy industry. If you avoid the towns of the Latrobe Valley, which form Victoria's industrial heartland, then you're in for a treat of forests, mountain ranges, dairy farms, coastal scenery and pockets of rainforest. Gippsland is an undeveloped tourist region and all the better for it. The Grand Ridge Rd., a narrow country lane which runs along the ridge of the Strzelecki Ranges is one of the most spectacular drives in the state. The gourmet trail in west Gippsland has abundant fruit and berry orchards, cheese factories and trout farms. In the north of the region, Walhalla is probably the state's most idyllic former goldmining town.

Wilsons Promontory

Wilsons Prom's superb bushwalking, dramatic coastal scenery, beautiful beaches and abundant wildlife have made it one of the most popular national parks in Australia. The `Prom' protrudes from southern Gippsland into the Bass Strait. There is only one access road, which leads from the town of Foster to the camping ground at Tidal River. Highlights include the walks to Mt Oberon, Squeaky Beach and Sealers Cove.

Ballarat & the Goldfields

Ballarat, Victoria's largest former goldmining town, is a thriving regional centre, with a grand main street lined with impressive Victorian buildings belying the wealth once generated from the rich quartz reefs in the region. The main tourist attraction is the theme park reconstruction of the Sovereign Hill goldmining township, and the towns historical connections with the Eureka Stockade Rebellion. However, it also has one of the oldest and best provincial fine art galleries in the country, an excellent lakeside botanic garden, and a monumental tree-lined Avenue of Honour, which provides a dramatic entrance to the town from the north-west Bendigo is the next largest former goldmining centre, and retains some of the reminders of the thousands of Chinese diggers who worked in the goldfields. Maldon, Castlemaine, Clunes and Talbot are the best old goldmining towns to visit - the latter is already resembling a ghost town. The former goldmining towns of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs have reinvented themselves as spa centres and thrive on weekend visitors from Melbourne.

Off The Beaten Track

The Snowy River, Croajingolong, Errinundra and Coopracambra national parks in the Wilderness Coast area of eastern Gippsland are four of the state's most spectacular and remote national parks. Much of this area of Victoria has never been cleared for agriculture, although controversial logging still takes place. Landscapes range from temperate rainforests to alpine gorges and unspoilt beaches and inlets. Activities include bushwalking, canoeing and river-rafting. The nearest sizeable town to the four parks is Orbost. Mallacoota is a peaceful fishing and boating resort in the middle of Croajingolong. The Big Desert Wilderness in the Wimmera is aptly, if not very imaginatively, named. The area is mostly sand dunes, red sandstone ridges, and mallee heath and scrub. There are no roads, no tracks, no facilities and no water. Visitors have to walk in, carry all their food and water requirements and be handy with a map and compass. Part of the grandeur of the area is that its remoteness and infertility have left it virtually untouched by white Australians. Nhill and Murrayville are the closest communities.


  


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