Melbourne

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Flying To Melbourne With American Airlines

Find flights to Melbourne with American Airlines and plan the trip of a lifetime to Australia. Its location in the state of Victoria means there is a wealth of things to do in Melbourne. Whether you're interested in active adventures such as scuba diving, hiking and whitewater rafting or more leisurely pursuits such as sampling local food and wine, you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for here.

Things to Do in Melbourne

Thanks to its location along the water, there are plenty of activities in Melbourne for those who love the outdoors. Port Phillip Bay offers many ways to explore, including scuba diving. On a dive here you can find more than 60 19th-century shipwrecks (plus four subs from World War I). On the surface of the water, there's even more to see. Go canoeing or kayaking to explore remote areas of the Victoria coast not accessible by land. Prefer to stay on terra firma? You still have plenty of options. There are an abundance of walking trails close to Melbourne that let you explore everything from an outback desert to an alpine trail to a rainforest.

If you'd like to take a more relaxed approach to experiencing the area, never fear. There are multiple things to do in Melbourne that let you savor each moment. There are many wine regions around Melbourne ripe for exploring. The Yarra Valley region boasts gorgeous views and more than 70 wineries. You can stock your wine cellar and learn history at the same time. After all, this is the area where Victoria's wine industry was born in 1838.

Back in the city, there are still a few more items to add to your list of activities in Melbourne. For instance, the Melbourne Museum is a brilliant showcase of Australian history and indigenous cultures alongside natural history. It's located in Carlton Gardens, and its permanent collection includes everything from a complete blue whale skeleton to the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre. The Melbourne Zoo, five minutes from the city's center, features more than 250 species from around the world, plus friendly keepers who give informative talks. And the Melbourne Aquarium lets you view sea life without getting wet, thanks to a 360-degree Oceanarium where you can view sharks and stingrays, and a colorful Great Barrier Reef exhibit.

From diving to dining, and everything in between, there's a whole fascinating world waiting to be discovered. Make plans today to fly to Melbourne and experience it all for yourself during a trip you'll never forget!

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