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Port Melbourne Things to Do

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    by lesaandbill Written Sep 26, 2006

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    okay....so if I were explaining a perfect day in Melbourne...it would be next to impossible b/c there is so much to do...

    but if you're looking for a laid back...take it all in approach...then here's an idea:

    Go to South Melbourne Market on Clarendon Street...open on Wednesday's 12-4 or Sat and Sunday from 8AM to 4PM.

    This is the best neighborhood market in Melbourne...with the best prices around...and it's only a 10 minute drive (or 20 min bike ride) from Port Melbourne...

    The BEST seafood in Melbourne is at a place called, APTUS SEAFOODS...can't miss them...they are on the last aisle...on the corner...and everyone is dressed in blue...and it's huge. The owner is Angelo....tell him hi from Bill and Lesa from the Texas...and order a couple dozen or more of their oysters and prawns. They are yummmy.... Then...buy a lemon or two...whatever sides you want...and a bottle of wine...and bring it down to the beach and chill.

    If you want peace and quiet...The Port Melbourne side or down past St Kilda is good....but if you want to be in the action...and enjoy the people watching...nothing beats St Kilda part of the beach.

    Walk across the road to Luna Park...and be immersed in the St Kilda streets of eccentric shopping, cafes and all...

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    by lesaandbill Updated Jan 20, 2006

    If you like to run, bike or rollerblade...this is the place to come!

    There's a 100K Bike Trail which goes from WIlliamstown down to PortSea. One of the best places to start is in Port Melbourne. You can run or walk along, and the scenery changes along the way. There are plenty of places to stop and grab a bite to eat or drink...and the path is excellent.

    There are only a couple spots in St Kilda where its congested with people, but otherwise...it's easy to get around. In most places, there's a separate path for bikers and pedestrians.

    If you're a road biker...the entire Esplanade/Beach Road is the #1 biking trail in Oz. Even tho it's not marked...it's understood...The bikers have their own lane.

    Enjoy!

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    • Cycling
    • Beaches
    • Hiking and Walking

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    by lesaandbill Written Jan 8, 2006

    If you like to fish...this is a great place to catch fish. Get bait and your license at the Beacon Cove FoodStore...and walk to the end of the pier. There's a ton to watch and see...and the fishing is great.

    Although beware...if you catch a starfish...don't throw it back in...there's a fine!

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Port Melbourne Restaurants

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    by lesaandbill Written Jan 8, 2006

    Everyone in Melbourne know...Rex Hunt's Fish and Chips is the place to go for the best in the area.

    If you're looking for a great place to go and hang out for an afternoon...take the 109 tram down the end...and the Restaurant is right there.

    They have a few tables outside...or grab a bench along the bay...or bring a blanket and hang on the beach.

    Favorite Dish: Obviously the fish of the day and chips are the best....

    but the chip servings are huge...1 serving can feed 2 people...

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    • Beaches
    • Cruise

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    by lesaandbill Updated Jan 8, 2006

    The restaurant is waterfront on Port Phillips Bay, with a great place to eat...and a nice place to chill for drinks.

    It's one of the nicer restaurants in the area, and the food and wine is spectacular...it's definitely a place to relax and enjoy on a nice, sunny day....

    and if it's cold..there's a fireplace to keep you warm...

    There's even a take-away menu, if you don't have time to stop.

    Favorite Dish: our favorite dish is the Seafood Platter for 2...$120AUD Especially when it's a sunny day...and you're sitting on the patio on the water...with a bottle of wine...it doesn't get any better...

    or for a cheap way to go...they have huge rocket salads...$8AUD and some of the best oysters and entrees...

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    • Cruise
    • Water Sports
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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    by lesaandbill Written Jan 8, 2006

    This is one of 3 restaurants on Station Pier, and it is the least expensive of the 3...but not lacking in flavor or ambience.

    There's a take-away area and also seating on the patio or inside. In the winter, they have heat lamps.

    The wine here is excellent...and the food is typical Italian fare. But the desserts? incredible! When you walk into the restaurant...they have a display of all their different pies, cakes, etc...but Don't miss out on the Donuts....

    Favorite Dish: The donuts are worth saving room for splurging...

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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Sailing and Boating

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Port Melbourne Transportation

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    by lesaandbill Updated Jan 8, 2006

    If you're visiting Melbourne, Port Melbourne is a great place to come and visit for a day or 1/2 day... and it's easy to get to from the CBD. Take the 109 Tram all the way to the end...and it will put you at Station Pier.

    On Sundays...they have an all day travel on any tram for $2.50AUD.

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    • Trains
    • Beaches

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