Australia is home to some of the best cultural and historical day trips and excursions. Given the countries large size, it is practical to learn about a few of some of the most exciting areas of the country. Since the original vines were planted along Sydney Harbor in the 1780's, Australia has become one of the top 10 wine producers in the world.
One of the best ways to introduce yourself to Australia 's wine country is a day touring one of its many vineyards. Yarra Valley, about an hour and a half outside of Melbourne, is a great introduction. Each winery offers its own unique view of the Australian wine making industry. Yering Farm offers a historical perspective while Domaine Chandon offers you a glimpse of wine being produced. Another of Australia 's principal regions is its capital Canberra.