Melbourne’s weather turned out to be really unpredictable and every changing so it could be scorching sun one minute and pounding rain the next so this made our days a little difficult to plan. But despite the weather, we were both in agreement that we liked Melbourne, especially in direct comparison to Sydney before.
We ended up spending a lot of time in Federation Square solely for the purpose of using the free wifi that the square provided, which I think is a great idea and we should do this everywhere though probably isn’t so great in a rainy George Square in Scotland. We did visit several other places too. We explored ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) where we played with all the interactive exhibits including one which included all the old console games and did you know Skippy was totally filmed in Australia? We also hopped on the free tram and spent a day wandering round Fitzroy Park where we found The Fairies Tree, Cook’s Cottage and a Burns statue.
|Unimpressed with the Fairy Tree|
That evening, following a lot of advertising for Melbourne Quay, with its busy shopping and dinning scene, I decided we should go have a look see. However, after a lot of walking and searching we ended up just looking dodgy in a boat mooring point and residential area in the dark. We never found this must see location but I have no clue how to find it or even where it was supposed to be. It ended up a greatly disappointing excursion.
|Melbourne's Botanic Gardens|
|Shrine of Remembrance|
|The Yarra River|