Caitlin- Melbourne Excursion
While in Sydney, I am trying to take advantage of any time I have to explore other parts of Australia. Over the weekend, I was able to fly to another state, Victoria, and go to Melbourne. Melbourne is known as the “most livable city,” and it is pretty accurate. I stayed in the central business district, and most of what I wanted to see and do was within a reasonable walking distance. If I needed to take a tram, the stops were close by as well, and Melbourne’s tram system is even rated the best in the world too!
Since I only had one day to explore Melbourne city, I started off with a breakfast at a cute little restaurant called South of Johnston. Melbourne is known for the breakfast/brunches, and I could see why! I would highly recommend this place. After I ate, I walked through the popular Fitzroy Gardens, stopping at Captain Cook’s cottage. Captain Cook is highly famous around Australia, so this is a popular place to go in Melbourne. During the afternoon, I walked around Melbourne city center to see what I would come across; I walked through federation square, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Queen Victoria Markets before coming to the Eureka Skydeck Tower 88. I was able to go to the top of the tower, 88 stories up, to see the amazing views of Melbourne and beyond. It was quite a sight to see! I was also lucky enough to be in Melbourne for the opening night of their annual Firelight Festival, so I went to the Docklands to hear some live music and watch the fireworks.
On Saturday, I left the city and went on a tour of the Great Ocean Road. This is one of the most popular things to do from Melbourne. The Great Ocean Road is over 200km, and passes through coastal views, rainforests, and farm land. Everything was so beautiful! My favorite sight was the 12 Apostles rock formations; there is just nothing like them! If you’re considering a trip to Melbourne, this tour is a must.
Melbourne did not disappoint!
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Posted by World Endeavors on July 12, 2018
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