Actually, I really dislike links pages, especially when it comes
to maintaining them. So instead of trying to provide another
exhaustive list I'll point you to some other useful lists and leave
this page for links that are:
- Really useful
- Really good
- Really interesting (to me)
- Friends' pages or
- All of the above
- And I might even include the official government pages..
I take no responsibility for the accuracy of information
provided by the following links. They are, after all, official
The Official Pages
government, new site design, new
domain name... (Less of the ) Same old generalised information
that tells you absolutely nothing really. But the events
calendar is now even better and is undoubtedly the best part
of the site. As for the rest, well it's still commercial, provides
little useful information, the transport section is hopeless, the
accommodation section is far from comprehensive and many areas
have simply been forgotten.. They have a feedback page but don't
bother asking for brochures or specific information, they just
want to know whether you like the look of their new design.
- The State
Official "don't scare off the tourists or
investors" information at its best? This site has now
bitten the dust, getting redirected to www.visitmelbourne.com
(they obviously use the same spin doctors as Tourism Victoria)
which in turn gets redirected to the Tourism Victoria website.
City of Melbourne Homepage
The council's homepage
The next best thing to Big Ben's Victoria....
Victoria's Victoria. This is the best place to track down
community organisations and other information on Victoria.
The spin doctors have been at it again... a new domain name. You
have to worry about an organisation that has a motto of
"Building Better Parks"
- ...and their Tracks
A pretty design, very average picks and
very sketchy info... If you use their search engine, make
sure you only select from one category or you probably won't
get any results.
of Natural Resources and Environment
They are also responsible for managing
our parks. If anyone can work out who does what, let me know.
Some good stuff...
Facts and Figures
If you ask me to find something or someone then
chances are I've used this. This is the best place to
start when you're looking for someone in Australia
Make sure your mail gets there quickly, put
the right postcode on. This is not as silly as it sounds.
Very commercial but quite handy information
Street directory for major cities in
Satellite images of Melbourne
If you're thinking of hiring a car, check with your airline to
see if they have deals with local hirers. Also, compare the prices
of hiring in Australia or prebooking in your own country. A consumer
survey conducted here found that in most cases it was actually
cheaper to book on arrival.
Trains (ie Buses)
Buses, Trams & Trains
If a hire car is too expensive then you'll
probably end up going by bus.
This is their international site but it looked like they had
online reservations available (it wasn't working when I looked).
They list their Australian branches in their Global Locations
Actually if you're thinking of travelling
around by train then good luck. Over the years successive
Victorian governments have seen fit to reduce services. Most
trains now go no further than the first major city outside of
Melbourne and from there you change to a bus.
Wheel Drive Tracks
Many four wheel drive tracks are closed
seasonally. This page lists several tracks and the dates which
they are normally closed. Dates may be extended for various
reasons (or for no reason at all from what I have seen of some
Geographic Place Names
If it's on the map, it's in this database.
Using this form you can get the map name/ number for any 1:100
000 or 1:250 000 map in Australia of any place/ landmark. It
also gives you a crude map to show you the location of your
Things to do and see
Horn's Prom page.
Craig has done a number of interesting walks in
the prom and has some great pics to go with them.
Other Links Pages