Melbourne

  • Accommodation:
    • ibis budget Melbourne CBD
  • Transport:
    • Metlink offers tram, train and bus transport all on the one ticket
    • The system is divided into three zones, zone 1 (inner city area), zone 2 (outer suburbs), or both. They are sold as a 2hr or a full day ticket
    • All Metlink Trains arrive and depart from Flinders St Station
    • Trams run in a 12min loop and stop at attractions such as Queen Victoria Market, Fitzroy Gardens and Bridge Rd
    • There is a Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle that operates every 30 mins from 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Things to see:
    • Queen Victoria Market
    • Yarra River
    • Royal Botanic Gardens
    • Federation Square
    • National Gallery of Victoria
    • F1 track
    • Old Melbourne Gaol
    • Flinders Street Station
    • Eureka Skydeck
    • Yarra Valley
    • St Paul’s Cathedral
    • Chiantown
    • Dandenong Ranges
    • Shrine of Remembrance
    • St Lilda Beach
    • Port Phillip
    • St Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Tips:
    • Take a trip to Phillip Island, where on Summerland Beach you can watch the Penguin Parade at sunset, when Little penguins come ashore in groups
    • The Nobbies outcrop is the viewing site for Seal Rocks, home to a large colony of Australian fur seals
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