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Acheron Way | Acheron

The Acheron Way is a winding scenic road that is among the most verdant mountain valleys in Australia. It runs from Warburton to the Black Spur Road at Narbethong.

Alberton Town | Alberton

A typical Gippsland township, situated on the Albert River and the centre for many interesting trips to nearby towns as Yarram. In the district there is good fishing and bushwalking and in some places, notably Balook, there are fine fern gullies. There is good camping in the Botanical Reserve.

Alexandra Town | Alexandra

One of Victoria's oldest towns and well served by passenger road service from Melbourne over the famous Black Spur. Many pleasant trips can be made to the Rubicon Falls, Royston Falls, and Snobs Falls. The Sugarloaf Reservoir and the Eildon Weir, only 18 kms away, fulfil the dual purpose of irrigating the surrounding country and generating electricity to the north-east of Victoria. Fishing enthusi...

Anglesea Town | Anglesea

Paradise for the surfing enthusiast and one of Victoria's leading holiday haunts on the Anglesea River. Reached by the Great Ocean Road, it offers attractive facilities for the tourist. Good fishing in both sea and nearby streams appeal to the fisherman. A good camping ground is situated on the river in a sheltered area close to the town.

Apollo Bay Town | Apollo Bay

This lovely holiday place is reached by car through Geelong and on to the Great Ocean Road; a fisherman's paradise, as most creeks are well stocked with trout. There is also excellent Bay fishing. Campers and caravanners will be delighted with the conveniences at the many camping grounds near the Recreation Reserve on the Barham River.

Ararat Town | Ararat

Formerly a mining town but now a progressive farming centre on the Hopkins River; there is a diversity of interests for the tourist. The nearby Grampians gives opportunity for day trips of scenic beauty. An inspection of the local vineyards can be arranged. The sporting enthusiast will find golf, tennis and swimming.

Aripiles Town | Mitre

A Farming township and centre of interesting tourist country. Interesting trips can be made to Mount Arapiles, Mount Talbot and Mitre. Camping is available at Mount Arapiles three kms from the town.

Axedale Town | Axedale

Situated on the Campaspe River in rich agricultural area. Swimming, fishing and bushwalking are popular pastimes. The town is within easy reach of Bendigo and many spots of general interest.

Bacchus Marsh Town | Bacchus Marsh

Founded by Captain W.H. Bacchus to whose grave there is an annual pilgrimage here. The town reflects progress and is approached from Melbourne down the beautiful Avenue of Honour. A visit to the nearby Werribee Gorge National Park is worthwhile. The shopping centres are good as are also the facilities for out-door sport. For campers there is a natural site on the river flat near the town.

Bairnsdale Town | Bairnsdale

On the Mitchell River and a paradise for the tourist. Within easy reach are the famous Gippsland Lakes and the beautiful Buchan Caves. The Lakes can be viewed from Eagle Point. Nearby rivers and lakes are well stocked with fish and in the season bushwalking is popular. Swimming, golf and tennis are available. There are excellent camping spots on the Mitchell River close to the Highway and the town...

Barwon Heads Town | Barwon Heads

Popular holiday resort at the mouth of the Barwon River with good camping ground immediately south of the town and near the beach. There is good swimming and plentiful sport for the bushwalking. There is a fine recreation reserve and a splendid golf course.

Beaufort Town | Beaufort

Situated on Yam Hole Creek and is a favoured holiday resort. The scenery in the vicinity of the town is splendid whilst a visit to Mount Cole is worth while. Sporting amenities are available for the enthusiasts.

Benalla Town | Benalla

Benalla Town lies on the Broken River and is closely associated with the famous Kelly Gang. Today an up-to-date town with a pleasant climate. It is a well known sporting centre with a racecourse. It possesses a fine golf course and swimming baths. The camping ground is at the west end of the gardens opposite the showgrounds.

Castlemaine and Maldon | Castlemaine

Castlemaine and Maldon, north-west of Melbourne are two small gold mining towns well worth visiting. Maldon, on the slopes of Mount Tarrangower, is the only town entirely protected by the National Trust of Victoria. Its Folk Museum, housed in the old Council Offices, contains a wealth of Gold Rush memorabilia, and the post office was the childhood home of the novelist Henry Handel Richardson. You'...

Dandenong City | Dandenong

From any position in Melbourne where the outlook eastward is unbroken, the most noticeable feature of the landscape is the Dandenong Ranges. Among its features are the giant eucalypts, some of which attain a height of 91 metres, and the fine fern-gullies; and in contrast, the holiday resorts, the country homes, and the orchards and market gardens which pattern the slopes. The Dandenongs are also n...

Flagstaff Gardens, King Street | Melbourne

Melbourne's oldest public gardens were laid out in the 1840s. A plaque marks the site of the old signal which announced the arrival of ships at Williamstown.

Flemington Racecourse | Flemington

The first race meeting in Melbourne was held on 5th February 1837 on the course where the present Spencer Street Railway Station now stands. The track was marked by a few stakes, saplings, and broad palings; the grandstand comprised two bullock-drays lashed together; and the jumps were piled logs and gum-tree branches. The following year a racing association, known as the Melbourne Race Club, was ...

Great Ocean Road Region | Warrnambool

The Great Ocean Road is a 243 km stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Warrnambool. The road was constructed to provide work for returning soldiers and dedicated as a Memorial to those killed in the First World War. It is one of Australia's great scenic coastline drives. The Road traces the coastline through the Surf Coast and Shipw...

Melbourne Stock Exchange, 351 Collins Street. | Melbourne

Melbourne is Australia's financial center, and you can stop here between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm to watch some of the day's trading from the visitors' gallery.

Melbourne to Dandenong Ranges Trip | Melbourne

The route is along Dandenong Road, through Oakleigh and Upper Ferntree Gully to the summit of One Tree Hill (502 metres) where fine views are obtained of Western Port and Port Phillip, Eumemmering Reservoir, and the suburban area. The route then passes along the Sherbrooke Forest Reservation for native fauna and flora, through Clematis Avenue shaded by trees and ferns, to Sassafras and Olinda at t...