Journeys through Victoria: Trailfinders’ John Perry on how to do Melbourne like a local

September 5, 2012

Melbourne, Wildlife & Nature

John Perry, a travel consultant at Trailfinders

John Perry, Trailfinders

Breakfast like a local

If there is one thing every visitor to Melbourne ought to do it is breakfast like a local. Breakfast, and coffee in particular, is something of a religion in Melbourne and it is widely regarded as having some of the best baristas in the world. On a Saturday morning pick up a paper and wander the myriad laneways in the CBD – home to numerous independent cafes, bars, restaurants and boutique shops. Choose a cafe, order a flat white and relax the Melbourne way!

Be nocturnal

coffee MelbourneIf you find yourself in Melbourne over the summer be sure to check out the Queen Victoria night market. This foodie’s paradise has top class street food from all corners of the world.

Go wild at the prom

Wilsons Prom

Wilsons Prom

If after a few days of enjoying all of the urban pleasures that Melbourne has to offer you feel the call of the wild, there is one place that is sure not to disappoint.

Wilson’s Promontory – affectionately knows as Wilson Prom, is just a three hour drive from Melbourne and offers peace, quiet and glorious wilderness. The perfect place to recharge a jaded traveller’s batteries!

Home to wombats, kangaroos, wallabies and koalas it is a nature lovers playground. Explore the miles of walking tracks, kayak along the deserted white sand beaches and then camp under a star filled sky.

Wilsons Prom is a little known gem amongst Victoria’s many national parks.

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One Comment on “Journeys through Victoria: Trailfinders’ John Perry on how to do Melbourne like a local”

  1. Angela Says:

    Travelling to Wilsons Prom and need somewhere to stay, check out, just 5 minutes from the entrance to The Prom.


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