Beat the Heat at Any of Melbourne’s Top Swimming Spots

Summer’s almost here, and what’s the best way to cool down than a refreshing dip in a swimming hole? Now many of us think of Gold Coast Holidays for summer vacations. However, tucked away along the shores of Australia’s Art Capital–Melbourne, are some fabulous summer hot spots for swimming and summer fun. Plus, you have lots of options here. From beaches, lakes, to indoor pools, you don’t have to travel far to cool off this summer. The only thing you have to worry about is finding a good spot that’s not too crowded. Check out these amazing swimming holes in and around Melbourne.

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Enjoy Lots of On and Off-the-Track Action at the Melbourne Cup

Can’t wait for the Melbourne Cup on November 3? It has and continues to be a part of Australian history, with the first ever Cup not yet “stopping the nation” in 1861. The crowd at that time was just 4000, which was a far cry to today’s track attendance. In 2003, a record total of 122,736 people attended the event, not to mention everybody else who was tuned in. It’s also one of the richest turf races in the world. The total prize money for the 2015 Cup is AUS $6.2 million. This doesn’t even include the value of the trophies, which is currently valued at AUS $175,000.00. Aside from the heart-racing action on the track and the huge cash prizes, you can also expect plenty of good food, fun, and fashion.

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