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Victoria and rainforest

  1. 1. Australia<br />A Journey through Victoria <br />& the Rainforests<br />
  2. 2. Victoria<br />
  3. 3. Victoria<br />Capital: Melbourne<br />Population: 4,644,950 (70% lives in Melbourne)<br />Victoria has been inhabited by Aboriginal people for thousands of years and their culture continues on today within the area. In 1851, the gold rush attracted many to Victoria. 30,000 immigrants from Britain, Europe, America and China subsequently arrived in Victoria. Today, tourism makes up a large portion of Victoria’s economy. 9% of the workforce is dedicated to tourist attractions to accommodate the 600 thousand international visitors and nearly 11 million domestic visitors each year.<br />Victoria’s 1850s Gold Rush<br />
  4. 4. Places to visit in Victoria<br />Melbourne<br />Mornington<br />
  5. 5. Places to visit in Victoria<br />Great Ocean Road<br />Dandenong Ranges<br />
  6. 6. Melbourne<br />The capital of Victoria is flooded with restaurants and entertainment with a unique blend of culture.<br />Places to check out:<br />Restaurants:<br />Brunetti<br />Babka Bakery Café<br />Stokehouse<br />Attractions:<br />National Gallery of Victoria<br />Flinders Street Station<br />Ian Potter Center<br />
  7. 7. Brunetti<br />214 Flinders LaneMelbourne, 3000<br />Serves breakfast, brunch, coffee, & desserts<br />Popular café with a <br /> sweet twist on coffee <br />cake & other desserts<br />Downside: <br />extremely busy; <br /> not good for large groups <br />pricey<br />
  8. 8. Babka Bakery Café<br />358 Brunswick St Fitzroy<br />Available menu items: breads, pastries, breakfasts, sandwiches, blinis and borscht<br />Price: $7-$15<br />Downside:<br />Very busy, not good for large groups<br />
  9. 9. Stokehouse<br />30 Jacka BlvdSt Kilda, 3182<br />Relaxed beachside fine dining experience with Australian, Italian, and Mediterranean style food<br />Renown wine list and critically acclaimed menu<br />Featured in “Taste of Melbourne”<br />Downside:<br />Expensive<br />
  10. 10. National Gallery of Victoria<br />180 St. Kilda Road <br /> Melbourne 8004<br />Australia’s oldest art gallery<br />Est. 1861<br />General admission is free, but special exhibits charge an entrance fee<br />Interactive areas for children to explore<br />Collection includes work by: Picasso, Stubbs, Rothko to Bernini, Rembrandt, Rubens, Tiepolo, Tintoretto, Titian, Uccello, and Veronese<br />Downsides:<br />Some exhibits can be expensive<br />Kiki with African mask1926 <br />Man Ray<br />Rare and unexpected sightings of<br /> the Embroidered Merops and the SpinifexGrasswren2003 <br />John Wolseley<br />
  11. 11. Flinders Street Station<br />Take a ride through Melbourne on this historically significant railway<br />Oldest station in Australia<br />Busiest suburban railway station in the southern hemisphere<br />Popular meeting place in Melbourne<br />
  12. 12. Mornington<br /><ul><li>Seaside town
  13. 13. Galleries, spas, and cafés to explore
  14. 14. Wine region to experience</li></li></ul><li>Mornington Vineyards<br />Especially famous for regional pinot noir<br />Opportunities to speak with vineyard owners and international wine enthusiasts<br />Main Ridge Estate<br />80 William Rd, Red Hill, Victoria 3937<br />First commercial vineyard in the region<br />Rosalie and Nat White are passionate about winemaking and offer wine tasting and guest vineyard exploration.<br />
  15. 15. Outdoor Activities<br />Horseback riding<br />Scuba diving<br />Surfing<br />Sailing<br />
  16. 16. Great Ocean Road<br /><ul><li>World’s most scenic ocean drive
  17. 17. 12 Apostles
  18. 18. Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village</li></li></ul><li>12 Apostles<br />Set of twelve massive rocks that rise up in the Southern Ocean on the coast of Victoria<br />Created millions of years ago by the erosion of limestone cliffs<br />Stop by Cape Bridgewater after seeing the ancient rock formations<br />Amazing views of a petrified forest right on the water<br />
  19. 19. Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village<br />Explore Shipwreck Coast, where over 180 ships have sunk over the years<br />Great Circle Gallery features artifacts and treasures discovered on the local shipwrecks<br />Nighttime light and laser show<br />View the Loch Ard Peacock statue<br />
  20. 20. Dandenong Ranges<br /><ul><li>Shops & galleries to explore in surrounding villages of Olinda, Belgrave, & Sassafras
  21. 21. Several cozy cafes and restaurants to unwind in
  22. 22. Ride Puffing Billy the steam engine & enjoy the sights the national forest has to offer
  23. 23. Explore William Ricketts Sanctuary
  24. 24. Many outdoor and family activities available to guests</li></li></ul><li>Olinda<br />One of the highest villages in Dandenong Range<br />Explore the National Rhododendron Gardens<br />Wide variety of boutiques, including The Touchstone Craft Gallery<br />A visit to Olinda:<br />
  25. 25. Puffing Billy<br />Oldest steam railway system in Australia<br />Travels through the Dandenong Ranges and surrounding forest area<br />Open sided carriages allow uninterrupted views of surroundings<br />Themed railway nights including: Jazz on Puffing Billy Railway, &Steam & Cuisine Wine Train featuring TarraWarra Estate and Helen's Hill Winery<br />
  26. 26. William Ricketts Sanctuary<br />Clay sculptures of aboriginals designed by William Ricketts which exist within the surrounding environment of Victoria’s rainforest<br />92 human and animal sculptures<br />Project began in 1930 when Ricketts purchased the property<br />Created sculptures until his death in 1993<br />
  27. 27. The Rainforest<br />Daintree Rainforest<br />Skyrail<br />Wildlife<br />Preservation<br />
  28. 28. Daintree Rainforest<br />1,200 square kilometers<br />Largest Rainforest in Australia<br />
  29. 29. A Unique World<br />30% of frog, marsupial, & reptile species throughout Australia<br />65% Australia's bat & butterfly species<br />One of the most complex ecosystems on earth<br />Many rare primitive animal species<br />Mountain ranges to explore along with streams and waterfalls available in this dense rainforest.<br />
  30. 30. Skyrail<br />Over 7.5 km over the Australian rainforest<br />Convenient and comfortable way to explore<br />Reasonable individual & family pricing options<br />
  31. 31. Skyrail Rainforest Exploration<br />Most sustainable tourist attraction in Queensland<br />Good for groups with children and those who cannot otherwise explore the rainforest on foot<br />Virtual Skyrail Experience:<br />
  32. 32. Wildlife<br />Rare and unique animals, some found nowhere else in the world reside within Australia’s rainforests<br />
  33. 33. Chameleon Gecko<br />Green Tree Snake<br />Boyd’s Forest Dragon<br />
  34. 34. Sarus Crane<br />Australian King Parrot<br />Southern Cassoway<br />
  35. 35. Rainforest Dingo<br />Nursery Frog<br />Rainforest Wallaby<br />
  36. 36. Ulysses Butterfly<br />Tulip Oak<br />Dwarf Tree Frog<br />Brown Kurrajong<br />
  37. 37. Rainforest Preservation<br />Australian Rainforest Foundation<br />
  38. 38. A Threatened World<br />The rainforest is one of the most threatened environments in the world.<br />Each second, an area equivalent to the size of a football field of rainforest is destroyed in the world.<br />Many undiscovered plants, which can potentially be used in future medicine development, exist within the rainforest. Each acre of rainforest that is destroyed could contain hundreds of these species.<br />