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.
Our supposedly starting point for the free tour. We have plenty of time to kill so why not take a look at the library.
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.
Melbourne’s Chinatown is full of characters. Note that this is also part of the free tour.
If you like to shop, this is the right place to get started.
Graffiti town in Melbourne!
Unmistakably the most popular train station in Melbourne. Also the common meeting place apart from Federation Square right opposite the street.
Don’t leave the city without some customary shots of the CBD.
The other side of Melbourne at night.
There are plenty of entertainment outlets which you may want to visit – how about trying your luck at Crown Casino?
Our day 2 brought us to Parliament House again but this time we rode the free tram.
We ended our Melbourne excursion at this gallery.
We took off from Melbourne on Day 3 towards Great Ocean Road. Made a pit stop at this lighthouse. Nothing fancy though.
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.
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.
Awesome views awaiting!
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.
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.
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!