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Melbourne Self-Guided Audio Tour
"Enjoy the modern and diverse city of Melbourne a city famous for its culture and the arts. In this audio tour be captivated by the Flinders Street Station the largest market in the Southern Hemisphere and the Old Melbourne Gaol where the infamous Ned Kelly was executed. This vibrant city has a lot to offer including several fascinating museums and sport venues. You will also see St Paul's Cathedral the Immigration Museum the Koorie Heritage Trust Cultural Centre
From $20.00
 
Central Melbourne Walking Tour
"Federation Square locally known as Fed Square is one of the most ambitious architectural designs in Australia and covers an entire city block in Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD) blending both the cultural heritage of Melbourne with civic purpose. Here is where your city walking tour will commence with a brief introduction to the history of Melbourne. Follow Melbourne’s timeline from the original indigenous landowners to the immigration and migrant policies of the 1970s that shaped and formed the fabric of Melbourne’s rich culture. Wander the laneways are home to emerging and well-known local craftsmen and artisans. Soak up the atmosphere created by the café scene smell the aroma of coffee and spices
From AUD40.00
 
Melbourne City Sights Morning Tour with Optional Yarra Cruise
"Board your comfortable coach sit back and relax as your expert guide takes you on a 3.5-hour tour through Melbourne. See local landmarks and hear informative commentary about the city’s history and architecture. Drive along tree-lined Collins Street to take in the city's maj the Princess and Regent Theaters Melbourne Town Hall and Federation Square.Stretch your legs with time for a short stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens an extensive stretch of exquisite greenery on the banks of the Yarra River. Visit Fitzroy Gardens and make an optional visit to tiny Captain Cook's Cottage which was dismantled brick by brick then shipped from England! Take in the bustling Queen Victoria Market
From AUD69.00

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Great Ocean Road

If you don't have a car you need to take a tour, most are about AUD 100, slithly cheaper without food, and i have seen a chinese agency having it for AUS 69. The tour i had started quite early (there...
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Phillip Island and Penguins

If you are very interested in wildlife like I am, do pay a little more and sign up for a guided penguin watching experience with a ranger. These private groups are kept small (about 10-15pp) and you...
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Queen Victoria Market

Hard to believe - There is more! I found old buildings along Victoria street which had been turned into shops. These two storey shops opened in 1887, and in 1884 the single storey shops were opened...
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Rialto Tower

The observation deck closed in 2009. A gleaming glass cigarette lighter ripped straight from the intro sequence of Dallas. It could only have been built in the 1980s. It was once the tallest building...
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Old Melbourne Gaol

This gaol was interesting because it provided a lot of information about the history of Melbourne. Many of the criminals mentioned inside had killed their partners through greed during the Gold Rush....
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Fitzroy Gardens

Located near Grey street in Fitzroy Gardens is a wonderful children's playground. I guess the centrepiece would have to be the 20 tonne sculpted concrete dragon that is 7 metres long and 3 metres...
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Day Trip - Dandenong Ranges National Park

Melbourne is a rather flat city, but just to the West there begins the incredible Great Dividing Range - the third longest mountain range in the world that stretches from the edge of Melbourne all the...
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Cook's Cottage

Cooks' Cottage - You most probably think this is where Captain Cook lived, but it's believed if he did, it was not for any significant time. It was the home of his parents, James and Grace Cook who...
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Beware Of

Just today 22 November 2012 a group of French girls were subjected to a vicious verbal attack on a city bus I am truly ashamed to live here in...
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Safety in Melbourne

There are some rougher parts of the city that a tourist might wander into, like St Kilda, but nowhere I wouldn't walk alone at night. There is a drinking culture, like in England, but the violence...
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Wildlife

While you might be scared by stories of Australian wildlife, and the Ozzies love to embellish every creature they know with a heart-stopping story, you won't see much evidence of them in the centre of...
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Public Transport

I found Melbourne to be very child friendly and pushchair friendly. The streets are well maintained, there's lots of ramps and I rarely found I had to turf my son out of his buggy. The only real...
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Weather

Melbourne is too often maligned for its weather. This is unfair. It has a changeable but mostly moderate climate. Because of its location between mountains and sea, the climate is dynamic - sometimes...
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Driving

Traffic in melbourne city can get quite crazy. Don't bother driving. You are better off walking and parking can be really expensive. Walking is definitely faster. If you are lazy. They have a really...
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" under construction"
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"Wherever I Lay My Hat - That's My Home"
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"Melbourne - Our Home for 2005 and 2006"
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"MY THIRD TIME IN THE CITY"
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"Melbourne is a Dive"
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