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View image of This 250km stretch of road, southwest of Melbourne, is one of the world's most scenic coastal drives. Along with the fabulous views, it is the gateway to pristine hinterland and dotted with laid-back towns. Stop at Bells Beach, host of the annual Rip Curl Pro surfing competition, or keep driving to the Shipwreck Coast, set against often stormy skies and the thundering beauty of the Southern Ocean. (Mark Parkes/LPI) (Credit: Mark Parkes/LPI)
There is a plethora of stunning scenery and interesting activities located just outside the city – from scenic coastal drives to the world’s smallest penguins.
After years of competing with Sydney for international attention, the city now lays claim to some of Australia’s finest eateries, theatres, galleries and sporting cathedrals.