attend a major sporting event...
attend a major sporting event at the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground). I would recommend football, it's uniquely Australian and it's a great spectator sport, the crowd alone will make it worth while. Sit in the outer, grab a pie from the pie boy and enjoy! is my football team (Carlton) beating Essendon by a point at the MCG in the 1999 Preliminary Final
Eat.. Melbourne is three...
Eat.. Melbourne is three things... Food, culture, sport. You have to make time to try them all. Some of the best museums and gallerys, certainly the best restaurants and you really have to see an AFL or cricket game at the MCG The shopping and the nightlife... seems more alive at night than Sydney
Jurlique Day Spa at Como
My mum and I had a fantastic day spa at the Como Centre in Chapel Street South Yarra. Just for Alex-Perth it was the Jurlique day spa. Extremely professional! Pricey but definatly worth it if you are that way inclined! The services are so much better than in regional areas where I live!! What a treat!
Pack a bit of Everything!
Make sure you bring a small back pack or simillar for day trips. Melbourne is well know for its unpredictable weather, so it is advisable to bring a bit of everything.
Firstly check out climate conditions for the time you are travelling. Bring mostly things suited best to that time of year.
A light jacket that can be stored easy when not in use will come in handy even in thwe peak of summer. The strogestst UV rated sunscreen avalible. Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer per capita in the world. Remember it dosent have to be hot & sunny to get burnt! A camera with panorama capabilites would be well used whilst touring around Melbourne.
If you're in Melbourne and want to get away from the city for a bit, go to Frankston. It's a lovely suburb with a lot of beach and is close enough to make a day trip to at about 40 minutes south of the city (just follow the coast). This is a town of many parks and gardens to relax or picnic in and is a great place to spend an easy going day.
See my Frankston pages for specific information and tips.