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Explore Melbourne


Melbourne CBD


Things to do close by

In walking distance or a short tram ride from the conference venue and hotel

Cafes (Melbourne CBD is small and flat - very walkable- and full of great restaurants and cafes)

Culture (check out our laneway street art and galleries, especially the National Gallery of Victoria, or catch a show at the Princess theatre, visit the sporting precinct and catch a game of footy at the MCG)

Shopping (Melbourne CBD or South Bank precinct have a huge array of shops or visit the Queen Victoria market for fresh food)

Places (St Kilda Beach, St Kilda pier penguins, The Shrine of Remembrance, Royal Botanical Gardens)

Melbourne Surrounds, Victoria


Things to do nearby

1-2 hrs drive of the conference venue

Healesville Sanctuary (native wildlife)

Yarra Valley wineries (including Domain Chandon)

Werribee Zoo

Mornington Penninsula Hot Springs.

Overnight trips:

Great Ocean Road (spectacular coastal scenery and surf beaches)

Philip Island (Penguins, Seals and beaches)

Daylesford and Hepburn Springs (mineral springs, spas and B&Bs)

Grampians (hiking, camping and climbing)


Explore Australia

Tasmanian Devil,

Tasmanian Devil,


Tasmania is know for it’s stunning wilderness and small size. Hire a car and tour spectacular wilderness areas and isolated beaches. Tasmania can be circumnavigated in 2-3 days.

Getting there from Melbourne

Overnight ferry Spirit of Tasmania

Domestic flight Mel-Hobart 1hr, 15min

Sydney Opera House,

Sydney Opera House,

New South Wales

New South Wales is home to the iconic Sydney harbour bridge and opera house. Visit nearby Bondi beach and explore the Bay on a ferry.

Getting there from Melbourne

Domestic flight Mel-Sydney 1hr, 25min

Adelaide CBD,

Adelaide CBD,

South Australia

South Australia is home to Adelaide, known for church architecture and Glenelg Beach. Day trip to the nearby Barossa Valley wine region.

Getting there from Melbourne

Domestic flight Mel-Adelaide 1hr, 20min

Desert formation

Desert formation

Western Australia

The largest state in Australia, WA is almost its own country. Home to stunning and remote beaches and desert formations allow plenty of time to truly appreciate WA.

Getting there from Melbourne

Domestic flight Mel-Perth 4hr, 15min

Further domestic flights to reach:

Kalgoorlie-Boulder 1hr, 5min

Broome 2hr, 30min



Northern Territory

The NT is the quintessential Australian “outback”. Home to Uluru (Central Australia) and Kakadu National Park (Top End); desert formations, waterholes and crocodiles.

Getting there from Melbourne

Domestic flight Mel-Uluru 3hr

Domestic flight Mel-Kakadu 4hr, 25min

Great Barrier Reef,

Great Barrier Reef,


Tropical Far North Queensland (FNQ) is where you will find the Daintree rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef, and plenty of resort style islands. Queensland is also where you will find the family friendly holiday destination the Gold Coast- home to Warner Bros Movie World, Sea World and Dreamworld.

Getting there from Melbourne

Domestic flight Mel-Cairns 3hr, 20min

Domestic flight Mel-Gold Coast 2hr, 5min