Category Archives: Victoria

Melbourne: Port Phillip Bay

1 February 2018 In our last full day in Melbourne, we decided to explore some of the surrounding areas. We drove clockwise around the perimeter of Port Phillip Bay taking the ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff. Instead of driving back … Continue reading

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Melbourne: Graffiti Capital of Australia

6 – 31 January 2018 Melbourne has a reputation for art of all kinds including some prominent street art. Well done street art has become a tourist attraction in itself. While it does not always appeal to me, it does add … Continue reading

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Melbourne: Australian Open

15 – 28 January 2018 Our reason for visiting Melbourne in January was the Australian Open. We have been to the US Open and Wimbledon so the AO was an obvious next stop on our way to seeing all four … Continue reading

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Melbourne: Immigration Museum

27 January 2018 The Immigration Museum is located in the Old Customs House on Flinders Street. Initially we might not have been interested but it was highly recommended by a friend. I’m glad we went. Much of Australia’s history is … Continue reading

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Melbourne: Melbourne Zoo

24 January 2018 The Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens is well done but not extraordinary. They had a nice collection of animals and the kids had a great time. It’s on the train line so getting there was easy. After our … Continue reading

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Melbourne: Carlton Gardens

10 – 15 January 2018   Carlton Gardens are located on the northeast corner of Melbourne’s CBD. It is the home of the Royal Exhibition Building and the Melbourne Museum. The Royal Exhibition Building was completed in 1880 to host … Continue reading

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Melbourne: St. Kilda Beach

23 January 2018 St. Kilda is an eastern suburb of Melbourne. We spent the day walking the beach and pier, watching the kitesurfers, and having lunch at a beachside café. We were also surprised to find Luna Park. One month … Continue reading

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Echuca, Victoria

28 & 29 January 2018 Soon after we landed in Australia, I saw a late night TV show about the history of Echuca and the Murray River. The “Mighty Murray”, Australia’s longest river, creates most of the border between New … Continue reading

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Melbourne: City Center – Part 3

6 – 16 January 2018 Melbourne’s city center is filled with gems. Here are a few we liked. Old City Courts and Gaol (Prison) Melbourne Town Hall Melbourne City Baths Barak Building – the face of Indigenous Leader William Barak

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Melbourne: City Center – Part 2

6 – 16 January 2018 Along Spring Street on the city center’s eastern edge between Flinders Street and Victoria Street are several historic buildings and parks including the Parliament House and Gardens, the Old Treasury Building, Treasury Gardens, St. Patrick’s … Continue reading

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