Australia: Melbourne – Great Ocean Road – Mornington Peninsula

I find it hard to recall some of the places lately, so I’m penning them down here for my own good.

I started off in Melbourne for 2 nights before headed to Great Ocean Road for another night. I spent 2 wonderful nights in Mornington Peninsula before jetting off to Sydney.

State Library of Victoria
State Library of Victoria

Our supposedly starting point for the free tour. We have plenty of time to kill so why not take a look at the library.

Carlton Gardens
Carlton Gardens

Melbourne has plenty of public parks that can put our own parks to shame. They are very nicely maintained and I bet they would look pretty during spring time.

Chinatown
One of the alleys in Chinatown

Melbourne’s Chinatown is full of characters. Note that this is also part of the free tour.

Bourke Street
Bourke Street Mall

If you like to shop, this is the right place to get started.

Hosier Ln
Hosier Lane

Graffiti town in Melbourne!

Flinders Street Station
Flinders Street Station

Unmistakably the most popular train station in Melbourne. Also the common meeting place apart from Federation Square right opposite the street.

Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD

Don’t leave the city without some customary shots of the CBD.

Melbourne at Night
Melbourne at night

The other side of Melbourne at night.

Melbourne at Night
Melbourne at night

There are plenty of entertainment outlets which you may want to visit – how about trying your luck at Crown Casino?

Parliament House
Parliament House

Our day 2 brought us to Parliament House again but this time we rode the free tram.

National Gallery of Victoria
National Gallery of Victoria

We ended our Melbourne excursion at this gallery.

Split Point Lighthouse
Split Point Lighthouse

We took off from Melbourne on Day 3 towards Great Ocean Road. Made a pit stop at this lighthouse. Nothing fancy though.

Port Campbell
Port Campbell

We reached Port Campbell late evening, so we couldn’t explore around. This was the next morning’s view – all in full glorious bright and blue skies. This was just walking distance from our homestay which we rented via AirBnb.

London Bridge Scenic Lookout
London Bridge Scenic Lookout

This scenic lookout is one of few lookouts along Great Ocean Road. The view is nothing short of spectacular and very little walking is required to reach the viewing point.

London Bridge Scenic Lookout
London Bridge Scenic Lookout
Twelve Apostles
The Twelve Apostles

Awesome views awaiting!

Red Hill Estate
Red Hill Estate

We adjourned to continue our drive towards Mornington Peninsula located at the other side of Melbourne. By the time we arrived, it was already late in the evening. We stayed at yet another homestay from AirBnb. The next day, we split up and few of us joined the excursion to visit some vineyards and indulge in wine tasting.

Red Hill Estate
Red Hill Estate

It poured the entire morning and afternoon. The sky cleared up when the sun was about to set. One last vineyard we visited was Red Hill Estate.

Mornington Peninsula
Bath boxes in Mornington Peninsula

I missed out some good shots of bath boxes earlier because of extreme cold weather but was compensated with another visit to another row of bath boxes.

There concludes my 5 nights in Melbourne, Great Ocean Road (Port Campbell) and Mornington Peninsula.

Sydney up next!

chleong

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A travel addict and food junkie. When he is not traveling, he loves penning his thoughts on his latest adventures, whether food, places or anything that fascinates him. His travelogues often include intriguing photos that capture the moments as he believes a photo speaks thousand words.

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