All on my own this time, yay! My sister joined her friends back in Adelaide and I headed to Melbourne from Sydney so finally I was all on my own and sooo looking forward to it. Here are some photos of my favourite bits from Melbourne 🙂
There is an open public area known as Federation Square in Melbourne, this was a photographic exhibition on show at the time called ‘All of Us’, there was a photo of one person to from every nationality living in Australia – over 400 if I remember correctly! (I am open to correction cos I can’t find the website!)
Some of the architecture around Federation Square.
A real live stick insect at the Melbourne Museum, hehe.
One of many cosy little side streets in Melbourne, it’s the most ‘European’ of the Australian cities apparently.
A bit of Melbourne graffiti.
This is Puffing Billy, a steam train running through the Dandenong Mountain ranges outside Melbourne. I’m glad to see on the website that despite the recent bush fires, Billy is still puffing. I had great fun on this train hanging out the windows, I’m such a big kid!
While in Melbourne, I also took a road trip down the Great Ocean Road to Grampian’s National Park, there was absolutely stunning scenery over all of the 3 days but here are a few photos just to give you a flavour of what it was like.
This view was well worth the long, hot climb to get there.
Seeing wild kangaroos at dusk out in a small town in the middle of the bush – priceless.
I think that’s enough for the minute…that’s the end of my Australian adventure. If any of you are enjoying the travel aspect of these posts and would like to read about some more far-flung and some unusual places try out theantitourist.com, a collective travel journal.
Next stop for me, Christchurch, New Zealand 🙂