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371 Drummond St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053, Australia
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Melbourne last week of March

by appleseed81

Hi ppl,

I'm thinking of going to Melbourne last week of March.

Wonder how is the bush fire situation there?

Since I have sensitive ENT, should I still go ahead?

Re: Melbourne last week of March

by sirgaw

Sounds like your coming for the F1 Grand Prix in which case you can add ears to the problems - LOL.

The centre of Melbourne and suburbs have not been touched - its the outer areas that have had the probelms (still having). In the 3 weeks since Black Saturday there has only been a few days when I've noticed bushfire smell. If the weather is still then we do get smoke haze but it hasnt been too bad - well sort of. By end of March hopefully we'll have had some rain (almost none since before Xmas) and the fires will be out. I'd say come.

Re: Melbourne last week of March

by craic

your chances are good of everything being right by the end of march

Re: Melbourne last week of March

by appleseed81

Oh F1 is on then? I didn't know about that... Guess the hotel prices must be expensive then... Hmmm... will wait another week and see then...

Re: Melbourne last week of March

by Eggboy

ENT should be fine. No major issues here. Um, the following week after March , first week of April is Easter so hotel may still be expensive. YOu need to perhards do some more homework as to the timing of your trip but amongst locals, April (Autumn) is considered a great time to visit our city :)

Re: Melbourne last week of March

by wwroam

The grand Prix is 26th-29th of March. Hotel prices are very expensive ( Somerst on Elizabeth is $1500 for 4 nights). If you have no interest in F1 I'd reschedule.

Re: Melbourne last week of March

by chinamonty

It is currently raining in Melbourne and all the fires are out. There could be new ones from lightning but they would be small in comparison to the ones recently. The irony is tonight there is a fund raising concert at the MCG for the fires and we have had 20-30mm of rain today.
Your ENT shouldn't be a problem as autumn in Melbourne doesn't have the north winds that cause trouble here.

Travel Tips for Melbourne

Cooks Cottage In 1933 the...

by rozehill

Captain Cook's Cottage
In 1933 the owner of the cottage in Gt. Ayton, that was built by Captain Cook's father, decided to sell it. In a patriotic attempt to prevent its being taken to the United States by certain Americans she made it a condition of sale that the building remain in England. However she was persuaded to change 'England' to 'the Empire', and accepted an Australian bid of £800, as opposed to the highest local offer of £300 .
The Australian offer arose because a report of the forthcoming sale appeared in the Melbourne Herald. A week later it was suggested to Mr. (later Sir) Russell Grimwade (a local businessman) that the cottage should he bought for re-erection in Melbourne, as the capital city of Victoria, the state whose coastline included Cook's first Australian landfall; and it was Victoria's centenary the following year.
The cottage was sold unfurnished. None of the present contents, except one, has any direct connection with Captain Cook or his family. But all have been carefully selected as original or reproduced pieces representative of the period. The 'Ditty Box', a studdied hide-covered wood used by sailors and fishermen to hold their smaller possessions, bears the initials 'J C' and is reputed to have been the personal property of Captain James Cook.

Cont. Since this was Saturday, and the sale took place the following Wednesday there was no time to be lost. Grimwade decided to buy the cottage and donate it to the state.
The cottage was demolished brick by brick and packed into 253 cases and 40 barrels, together with slips of the ivy from the walls to be transplanted. Everything was put on board the Port Dunedin which sailed from Hull. The transportation and rebuilding was conducted by firms who waived most of their normal charges. The newly opened cottage immediately became a popular attraction. During the following years it suffered from vandalism and in 1978 was restored.
What we have today is a building which Cook probably saw, but which he may never have lived in. It is a building which has almost certainly been very largely rebuilt in a different form sometime about the early nineteenth century.
It is thought that the Cooks built the cottage in 1755 shortly after Cook senior had left Thomas Skottowe's farm, Aireyholme, to become a stonemason. Over a doorway is the year '1755' and the initials 'JCG', probably of the parents James and Grace Cook. The young James Cook cannot have lived there for any significant time for he left Great Ayton in 1745 to work at Staithes; perhaps just for visits to his parents. It cannot be stated with certainty that Cook actually stayed at any time in this cottage.
It is a detached house of two storeys with only one main chamber on each floor. In Great Ayton it fronted directly on to a lane known in Cook's time as Goat Lane and now called Easby Lane. Little is known of the original garden; the modern one tries to look like an eighteenth century English cottage garden. The plants used are species which could feasibly have been in use then, but it seems unlikely that the range of plants would have all been present in any one particular garden. And it is by no means certain that the Cooks were keen gardeners.
Cooks' Cottage stands in Fitzroy Gardens, close in the centre of Melbourne.

this was one of my first pics...

by KhaanPatrick

this was one of my first pics and daady reckons I look ugly here but mummy doesn't I was a little over cooked (like dads cooking) thats why my hands look so dry.
If you had ombre as a dad would you be in a hurry to meet him .waawaawaaa

You don't have to tip at...

by paola9

You don't have to tip at restaurants, unless it's a real nice or expensive one
Taxis charge extra if u use the trunk
Some Aussie words: G'day (hello), no worries (no problem), ta (thank you), mate (friend, buddy)brekkie (breakfast), return (round trip), pissed (drunk)

Sporting Capital of The World

by 2Cities1Love

Melbourne has a lot of top quality sporting events which include AFL, international cricket, Australian Open Tennis and Grand Prix Motorsport. Just bring yaself to watch these great events and maybe some binoculars and a camera.

Phillips Island is a must see...

by Koleno

Phillips Island is a must see when in Melbourne. Phillips Island is located about one hour away from Melbourne.
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