Melbourne attracts tourists from the whole of Australia, and all over the world. However the most important part is the nature that surrounds Melbourne. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the city, so sometimes you need to get out and about amongst nature and the fresh air. Let me show you why:
First off, 42km East of Melbourne lies the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens. Speaking of fresh air, there really is no place better for that.
Although beautiful all year round, the best time to visit is definitely in Autumn. You can expect incredible reflections as seen below, great walks and Autumn colours everywhere.
Next on the list is Marysville, placed an hour and a half out of the CBD. This one is a longer drive, but just as scenic. Marysville is the perfect place to kick back. You can camp, rent a house for a few nights, or simply do a family day trip, either way serenity is guaranteed. While in Marysville you can do hike, walk and see waterfalls at the same time. When it comes to nature what else could you ask for?
Lastly we have the stunning Redwood Forest in Warburton. Photos of this place do not do it justice. It truly is a sight to see for yourself. Amongst the forest and hundreds of redwoods often are stick/twig creations the public have made from fallen branches, and if you want to explore a little more, there is a river flow with mini cascades to check out just a short distance behind the forest.
Melbourne is full of beautiful surroundings to check out, the sooner you get out and explore, the better.
Written by Ben Hawkes. Photos also by Ben.
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