This is the report of my advice and recommendations from the date 1st October to and 4th of October 2013. During these five days were the public holidays in India, which the family of five has planned their holiday travel to Melbourne, Australia.
Accommodation: For a family of five, I would like to choose an apartment. Which is close to the CBD. It is easier to travel around, because there are many different lines of trams and Flinders Street Station is very close by. Since the family are staying five full days, which is four nights, so the accommodation would cost $ 1884. For the booking process, they can search online by searching, “Melbourne Sort Say Apartment”, then fill in the online forms. The payment process should be in full payment on the day of the booking. The terms and conditions of this is that if there is any cancellation up to 30 days before the day of arrival, there will be no charge, otherwise it will be charged in total price.
DAY 1 (GREAT OCEAN ROAD): Experience a diverse array of things to see and do in the Great Ocean Road region from outdoor activities such as surfing, scuba diving and sea kayaking to arts, culture and heritage attractions. Admire the stunning coastline on the Great Ocean Walk and enjoy fine dining, local winemakers and fresh produce along the way. Indulge in some relaxation therapy at an invigorating day spa or shop for local delicacies, surfing gear and collectibles. Join a tour group and see the famous 12 Apostles or take a self-guided drive along the spectacular Great Ocean Road. The cost for this would be $120 per person.
DAY 2 (PHILLIP ISLAND): Discover endless coastlines and seaside village abundant wildlife and a multitude of family attractions on a little island with a big reputation. See the iconic penguins waddling by as you absorb this stunning coastal environment. Observe koalas at close range from a treetop boardwalk or greet migratory mutton-birds arriving on a flight from Alaska. Overview The Phillip Island Chocolate Factory, the home of Pannys Chocolate, is and experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Pannys makes the finest and most delectable treats, with more than 190 different varieties. Naturally dominated by chocolate, but also including such delectable as a choc dipped bananas, rocky roads, Turkish delight and ginger. Grab a basket and become a kid in a chocolate shop once again. The cost for this would be $130 per person.
DAY 3 (YARRA VALLEY): Visit the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges to experience world-class food and wine, and spectacular natural attractions – all less than an hour from Melbourne. Discover the region, where food and wine are the norm rather than the exception, where international ‘slow food ‘festivals are celebrated alongside sleek architecturally designed winery restaurants, and where wholesome country hospitality is the ideal seasoning to modern dining. Yarra Valley Dairy offers a delightful Dairy, which is in the centre of a picturesque dairy farm in the heart of the Yarra Valley, that you can taste some of the finest traditional Australian cheeses. The cost for this would be $110 per person. * Great Value Package: book these three tours together save $30 per person. * These tours can be book online www.gowest.com.au. Cancellation within 12 hours tour departure of failure to take up a tour will result in a total forfeiture of the tour fare.
DAY 4 (MELBOURNE AQUARIM): One of Australia’s premier tourist attractions. Not to be missed is the 360-degree Oceanarium which houses giant sharks and stingrays. Witness the incredible live feeding presentations held twice each day. Experience the majestic King and cheeky Gentoo Penguins in their Antarctica exhibit, and be dazzled by the Coral Atoll with its colourful coral. The cost of this will be $35 for adults and $21.50 for children.
DAY 5 (ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS): Take a walk among the fresh green leaves of