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Hoddle Grid[edit]

View of Melbourne CBD, Yarra River and Southbank
Credit: David Iliff

The Hoddle Grid is the layout of the streets in the central business district of Melbourne. Named after its designer, Robert Hoddle, the Grid was laid out in 1837, and later extended. It covers the area from Flinders St to Queen Victoria Market, and from Spencer St to Spring St.

Mount Hotham[edit]

Alpine Range scenery as viewed just past Mt Hotham. East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
Credit: Fir0002

Mount Hotham is a mountain in Victoria, Australia. It is home to Mount Hotham Village, and Mount Hotham Ski Resort. The mountain is located approximately 357 kilometres north east of Melbourne, 746 kilometres from Sydney, and 997 kilometres from Adelaide by road. Mount Hotham's summit rises to an altitude of 1,861 metres above sea level, while Mount Hotham village stands tall at a height of 1,750 metres AHD.

Bells Beach[edit]

View of Bells Beach looking southwest from the lookout near the carpark
Credit: Triki-wiki

Bells Beach is an internationally famous surf beach in Victoria, Australia, located 100 km south-west of Melbourne, on the Great Ocean Road near the towns of Torquay and Jan Juc. The main break is known as the Bells Bowl or Bowl section. It is a point break and works through all tides depending on the size of the swell. It is surfable from 2' up to 15', and a north-west to west wind is optimal wind direction.

Loch Ard Gorge[edit]

Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell National Park
Credit: David Iliff

The Loch Ard Gorge is part of Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia, about 10 minutes drive west of The Twelve Apostles. It is a visible example of the process of erosion in action. The gorge is named after the clipper ship Loch Ard, which ran aground on nearby Muttonbird Island on 1 June 1878 approaching the end of a three-month journey from England to Melbourne.

Victorian wine[edit]

Wine grapes
Credit: Fir0002

Victorian wine is wine made in the Australian state of Victoria. With over 600 wineries, Victoria has more wine producers than any other Australian wine-producing state but ranks third in overall wine production due to the lack of a mass bulk wine-producing area like South Australia's Riverland and New South Wales's Riverina. Today winemaking is spread out across the state and features premier wine regions such as Heatcote, Rutherglen and the Yarra Valley. The style of wine ranges from full body red wine to Madeira-like fortified wines such as Liqueur Muscat.

Victoria Police[edit]

Police mounted on horses
Credit: Mriya

Victoria Police is the primary law enforcement agency of Victoria, Australia. As of 2011, the Victoria Police had over 15,000 personnel along with over 2,900 civilian staff across 393 police stations. Pictured above are police officers mounted on horses patrolling Flinders Street station in Melbourne.

Wilsons Promontory[edit]

Wilsons Promontory cliffs
Credit: Cfitzart

Wilsons Promontory is a peninsula that forms the southernmost part of the Australian mainland. South Point is the southernmost tip of Wilsons Promontory and hence of mainland Australia. The Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse is located at South East Point.

State Library of Victoria[edit]

La Trobe Reading room of the State Library, taken on the fifth floor
Credit: David Iliff

The State Library of Victoria is the central library of the state of Victoria, Australia, located in Melbourne. It is on the block bounded by Swanston, La Trobe, Russell, and Little Lonsdale Streets, in the northern centre of the central business district. The library holds over 1.5 million books and 16,000 serials, including the diaries of the city's founders, John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner, and the folios of Captain James Cook.

Melbourne Docklands[edit]

The Melbourne Docklands
Credit: David Iliff

Melbourne Docklands is a coastal area within Melbourne, Australia. Recently, much of this area has been reconstructed to become a new inner city suburb and urban renewal project in Melbourne. The Docklands precinct was originally used for docks but fell out of use following the containerisation of shipping traffic. The space remained vacant and unused during the 1980s and it fell in to disrepair. It was used for "special events" during the 1990s, becoming notable for a number of dance and rave parties.

Lakes Entrance[edit]

Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia
Credit: Fir0002

Lakes Entrance is a tourist resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. It is situated 320 kilometres east of Melbourne near a managed, naturally occurring channel connecting the Gippsland Lakes to the Bass Strait. At the 2006 census, Lakes Entrance had a population of 4093. Lakes Entrance, which lies almost at sea level, can be accessed from Melbourne via Bairnsdale and the town of Kalimna to the north west by a stretch of the Princes Highway, which snakes down and around a point protruding into the Gippsland Lakes known as "Jemmy's Point".

Beech Forest[edit]

Hopetoun Falls in Beech Forest
Credit: David Iliff

Beech Forest is a town in Victoria, Australia. The area of Beech Forest is largely used for potato farming. The town was named after the many Beech (myrtle) trees of the area.

Dinner Plain[edit]

Dinner Plain, Victorian Alpine Country
Credit: Fir0002

Dinner Plain is a town in Victoria, Australia, located on the Great Alpine Road, 10 kilometres from Mount Hotham Alpine Resort, and 375 kilometres from Melbourne. At the 2006 census, Dinner Plain had a population of 88, yet has over 200 lodges and chalets for tourist accommodation. It is the only freehold village in the Australian Alps.

Eastern Banjo Frog[edit]

Eastern Banjo Frog (Limnodynastes dumerilii dumerilii)
Credit: Fir0002

The Eastern Banjo Frog, Limnodynastes dumerilli, is a frog species from the family Myobatrachidae. It is native to eastern Australia and has been introduced to New Zealand. The frog is also commonly called the pobblebonk after its distinctive "bonk" call, which is likened to a banjo string being plucked. There are five subspecies of L. dumerilli, each with different skin colouration.


Melbourne Cricket Ground[edit]

Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1999
Credit: PaddyBriggs

The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is an Australian sports stadium located in Yarra Park in inner Melbourne, home to the Melbourne Cricket Club. It is the largest stadium in Australia, and holds the world record for the highest light towers at any sporting venue. The MCG is within walking distance of the city centre, and is serviced by Richmond and Jolimont train stations.

Parliament House, Melbourne[edit]

Front of Parliament House, Melbourne
Credit: Donaldytong

Parliament House in Melbourne has been the seat of the Parliament of Victoria, Australia, since 1855, except for the years 1901 to 1927, when it was occupied by the Parliament of Australia. It is the largest 19th century public building in Australia and one of the finest examples of the civic architecture of the British Empire period anywhere in the world.

Melbourne tramway network[edit]

C Class Tram in East Melbourne
Credit: Diliff

The Melbourne tramway network is the largest urban tramway network in the world consisting of 250 km (155.3 mi) of track, 487 trams, 30 routes, and 1,763 tram stops.


Headquarters of The Age daily newspaper published in Melbournesince 1854.
Credit: Elekhh

The Age is a daily newspaper published in Melbourne since 1854. Published by Fairfax Media, it primarily serves Victoria. The Headquarters moved in 2009 to Collins Street.


South Melbourne Town Hall
Credit: Donaldtong

The South Melbourne Town Hall is a civic building located at Bank Place in South Melbourne, a suburb of Melbourne. It is of state heritage significance to Victoria being listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.


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