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Take a look around the East

Melbourne East RDA funded the tertiary education industry in an effort to boost international education visitation to the region.

The project provided students and their visitors with tourism information tailored to their specific needs to enhance their Australian and education experience. At the same time, it will boost the local tourism industry through increased expenditure and visitation in the region. International students formed the heart of the project’s working group. Student representatives were active in nominating a series of themes to guide the final product. These themes included Australian wildlife, music, arts, photography, museums, zoos, cultural history, shopping, cycling and multicultural activities.

Capture the beauty of our natural wonders through our national parks, forests, reserves and sanctuaries, then have coffee and cake at one of our gourmet cafes.


Visit a vineyard, see how grapes are grown, taste the many different varieties of wine and enjoy some fine food.

Puffing Billy and Healesville Sanctuary

Ride a 100-year-old steam train through some of Victoria’s most beautiful scenery, or get up close to some of Australia’s amazing wildlife.

Markets, bikes and rowboats

Drop into a regional library, search for a bargain in a local market, enjoy a bike ride or take a rowboat out on to the Yarra River.

Galleries, nature, history and more

Discover art galleries, secret sculpture gardens, fabulous cafes and more when you visit Bulleen and historic Warrandyte.


Help us celebrate at one of our many multicultural festivals, with food, fun, dancing, laughter, friends and more.

Adventure activities

Go for a drive to winery country, take a sedgway ride or swing through the trees, then enjoy a delicious meal in a welcoming café.

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Last Updated: 15 April 2016