Friday, 18 November 2011

Motorhome Rental in Melbourne

Yarra River & City Skyline
Yarra River in Melbourne by Donaldytong
Frequently named as one of the world's most liveable cities, Melbourne has come to be known as Sydney's more refined sister, and its fine-dining scene, elegant architecture and warren of hip inner-city arcades and laneways make it a true gem of a holiday destination.

Like most major cities, Melbourne is made up of a cluster of suburbs and precincts - from the urban bohemia of Fitzroy and seaside district of St Kilda to the quieter outer suburbs. Whether it be great food, compelling history or fun activities, nearly all of these areas offer something worthwhile and visitors could spend weeks exploring all that they have to offer. Melbourne also makes a great starting point for RVers who wish to venture out into the greater Victoria region and visit attractions like the Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley.

With its network of cobbled laneways, beautiful heritage buildings, urban parks and views of the Yarra River, Melbourne's city centre almost deserves a few days dedicated to it alone. Spend the morning visiting the host of galleries in Federation square or wander through the Fitzroy or Royal Botanic gardens - with lovely walking paths, diverse garden beds and trees, conservatories and examples of tudor architecture, these are two prime examples of spectacular urban parkland. Refuel with lunch at one of the charming outdoor cafes that dot Hardware Lane then shop yourself silly on Bourke St and Flinders Quarter. Come night the whole CBD buzzes with pleasure-seekers indulging in the spectacular bar and restaurant scene that has become synonymous with Melbourne.

Once known as a bit of a seedy area, St Kilda has over the years been transformed into a bustling and fashionable shore side suburb. A short Tram ride or drive south of the city centre, St Kilda is home to a number of cafes, picturesque walks and, of course, Melbourne's most famous beach. The Queen Victoria Market is located just north of the CBD and is a must-visit for foodies and history buffs alike. Opened in 1878, the market features many building dating back to this period and today its stalls and shops spill over with fresh meat and seafood, produce, baking and deli goods.

For those who wish to discover what lays beyond Melbourne's city borders, there are a number of excellent drives to open your eyes and stretch your RV's legs. The Great Ocean Road is considered to be one of the most scenic drives in the worlds and will take you along the south-west coast of Victoria. There are a number of noteworthy sights along this route but by far the most anticipated is the 12 Apostles - 12 giant rock stacks that rise majestically from the Southern Ocean. This drive also takes you through to the Shipwreck Coast; a beautiful but fearful coastline that remains the final resting place for over fifty ships that were lost to its rough seas and jagged rocks.

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