Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. Todays post is all about Melbourne, Australia. We visited Melbourne for 3 days before we embarked on our journey down The Great Ocean Road.
I found Melbourne very different to Sydney. Sydney had the laid back surfer vibe whereas, Melbourne was very much a European multi-cultured city. There is a huge art scene in Melbourne which is evident from the streets of graffiti which is very interesting and unique.
Day 1 – Street Art
On the first day we explored what the city had to offer. We walked down the famous Hozier Lane and the surrounding areas to see all the cool art work. We then visited the Ian Potter Museum of Art where we saw a mixture of contemporary and traditional art. After that we then headed the botanical gardens which were huge. Finally we ended the day back at the hotel, as that was hell of a lot of walking!
Day 2 – St Kilda
We took an Uber down to St Kilda as the public tram transport was very confusing. You had to buy a myki card, which is the equivalent to an oyster card. However, you have to put a minimum of like $20 on it which was a waste for us seeing we were only there for another day.
St Kilda is an Esplanade where yachts and windsurfers can be seen in the bay as well as the famous Little Penguins! The Little Penguins can be found in the breakwater at the end of the pier and come out around sunset. However, you might be lucky to see one in the day if they awake from their nests and if they haven’t gone out to hunt. If you do visit the penguins be aware any flash photography and white lights. This is because they are prohibited as it disturbs the Penguins.
Day 3 – National Gallery of Victoria
On the last day of our visit to Melbourne we visited the National Gallery of Victoria which was an amazing piece of architecture in itself. Again like the Ian Potter Museum there was a mixture of contemporary and traditional art and some very famous pieces, including some Warhol’s and Picasso’s. We then headed down to War Memorial which was near the botanical gardens.
Other posts and summary
Overall I think Melbourne is a great city to visit if your into art, food and culture. Although, I think 3 days there was enough time spent there. I have done blog posts on Port Douglas and Sydney which you can read about. Next week it will be all about The Great Ocean Road.
Lots of love, Melissa x
Videography credit – Sam Gill