Goodbye Australia

Melbourne skyline
Melbourne skyline

Hello again!

Just a short post to sum up the trip to Aussieland. I’ve really enjoyed my time here and can see why people from all over the world have flocked to this country in the southern hemisphere. The weather, the people and the sites are a constant pull to stay. I also got the opportunity to go surfing in Torquay! (Looking forward to pursuing this further!!)  Myself and my friend Tom were able to rent out boards and wetsuits for $25 each for 2hrs, it was brilliant! (A special shout out to him for bringing me out and showing me the ‘surf city’!) I was bashed around in the waves in my groggy state after Saturday night but was woken up pretty quick!

The best bits for me was the Melbourne Museum and the McKenzie Falls. The trip to Sorrento and sufing are close behind though!

All in all, I am really sad to go and have to say a big thank you to Rachel, Aoife and all of their amazing housemates for making me feel at home and putting me up for the last couple of weeks. I look forward to the day I get to return the hospitality! 🙂

Well goodbye Australia, on for the next leg of my trip!

Cape Patton
Cape Patton

Melbourne

 

St kilda beach
St kilda beach

Explore The City – Melbourne Visitor Shuttle

To help myself navigate around the city I decided to use one of the hop on hop off bus services. The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle offers a $10 ticket that is valid for 2 days. It includes 13 stops with running commentary about the main sites of Melbourne. I did one stop on my own on Thursday but started the actual tour on Friday with Rachel and continued it on Saturday. We didn’t do all of the stops but got the main areas done.

Federation Sq: Fed Sq included the Melbourne Visitor Centre, Federation Sq main area, the Ian Potter Centre, Birrarung Marr and William Barrack Bridge, The Federation Bells, Flinders St Station, St Paul’s Cathedral and Hozier Lane. The Ian Potter Centre is full of Australian art pieces and is worth a visit. Hozier Lane (which is basically across the street) is a really interesting spot with graffiti everywhere!

Hozier Lane 1
Hozier Lane 1

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