hi from South Aus., I would like to use the free tram to get around the centre of Melbourne and also visit Harbour Town, is the tram easily recognisable? Does the route always go to Harbour Town or only certain ones?
visiting 5 days in March; using public transportation; any advice on additions, corrections, appreciated! [yes] [yes] [yes]
1. cycling paths, Merri Creek Trail in northern suburbs, Yarra Trail by Yarra River east of city, Bike Share Scheme free if returned within 30 min. See www.melbournebikeshare.com.au. 2. street art, Hosier Lane cobbled pedestrian lane city centre by Flinders Street, Centre Place (btwn Flinders Lane & Collins Street), Canada Lane in Carlton, just north of city centre. 3. Royal Botanic Gardens on Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra, Shrine of Remembrance 4. Lentil as Anything, guests "contribute" what they feel their meal is worth, original restaurant at Abbotsford Convent, historic buildings & gardens transformed into cultural & learning centre, lentilasanything.com 5. Queen Victoria Market, 513 Elizabeth Street, City. Closed Mon, Wed, holidays. www.qvm.com.au 6. Federation Square, city centre, free events, such as live music and dance performances, free Wi-Fi, Australian Centre for the Moving Image 7. Grainger Museum, Univ of Melbourne, Gate 13, Royal Parade, Parkville. Open Tue-Fri, Sun, 1P-4.30P 8. City Circle Tram, circles city centre, passing attractions, incl. Flinders Street Station & Docklands 9. bus or ferry fare: St Kilda beach, city views, sunsets, Brighton colorful bathing boxes. 10. Fitzroy Gardens, SE edge city centre, picnics, weddings, ornamental lake, rotunda, band pavilion, possums, lorikeets, flying foxes, Cooks' Cottage
11. State Library of Victoria, reading rooms Monday-Thursday: 10A–9P; Friday to Sunday: 10A–6P
12. National Gallery of Victoria International, St Kilda Road, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, The Arts Centre, all within short stroll
13. Old Treasury Building Museum, Spring Street
14. ACCA, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art 111 Sturt Street, Southbank
15. Yarra River Art: outdoor contemporary art gallery, sculpture, paintings, architecture, 'soundscape'
17. Footscray: Vietnamese-Ethiopian-Somalian-Sudanese presence.
a. biggest urban shopping mall-center?
b. urban street or mall popular with teens?
c. same for young adults
d. same for those showing off their taste in fashion
Which airline is the most economical for a London - Melbourne flight?
Hi We are 2 females who want to take 3 days/ 2 nights for the GOR from Melbourne to Adelaide in May. Id appreciate advice on:
Would it be better (cheaper and worthwhile) to hire a campervan (I hear Britz are good) and camp than to hire a car?
Where would it be best to stop over? Which towns or good camping sites/ backpackers?
What highlights would you suggest given our limited time? We enjoy swimming and non-extreme hiking.
We're on a tight budget and the SA rand/ AUD isn't so good for us - so any other advice would be helpful.
Good evening, I have looked at the public transport website and there appear to be about 5 changes of bus required. It will be the march public holiday monday and I would like to travel either late morning or early afternoon. Will all these changes really be necessary, my friends in Bayswater would certainly drive me to a more convenient station if necessary. I don,t know Bayswater at all.
I just arrived in Melbourne and that's why I'm looking for people to get to know and spend time with exploring the city. I'm 24 years old and from Berlin, Germany. I would be really happy to find someone who's eager to meet new people and/or spend some time.
Thank you for your replies
Hi, I am going to be in Melbourne for a few days next February and am looking for a quite cafe or a bar somewhere in the CBD.
I know Melbourne, but have not been for a number of years.
HI ! I'm in Melbourne for two weeks and i would like to find someone to meet with and who's eager to show me around the city or is in melbourne right now and would like to visit the city and its surroundings with me.
Thank you for your replies :-)
When i was traveling in Australia 9 years ago bin 2004, i got a 150$ fine for having no ticket in the public transportation in Melbourne.
I am planning on going back to Australia soon, and i was wondering if anyone here knows if i could have a problem getting into the country because of that?
Is there an expiration date on these fines? maybe after 10 years?
Thank you in advance..
How far is the beach from the righton Metro Station ?
Hoping to get some help re: farm work for our 2nd year Visa. Can anybody recommend a reliable/paid farming job preferably on the East Coast? We're not looking to go through a working hostel either.
Our group of 12 adults are taking a cruise in November and will dock at Melbourne for 10 hours. We would like to go to the Ocean Road and to also see the 12 Apostles. Can any body give us some advises. How long is the drive? Is there tours available? How's the road condition. We heard something about that the road on the Ocean Road has been damaged!!
I'm a new immigrant moving to Melbourne in October with my wife and one year old daughter. We would like to rent a 2 bedroom apartment with easy access to public transportation. We have looked at places through realestate.com.au and most of the places we like are the new apartment projects in southbank, docklands, and travencore. Out of the 3 suburbs, I can get a 2 bedroom at Travencore for about $360/week and the other 2 are even more expensive. My budget is about $300/week for now. Are there other areas where they have these new apartment projects, preferably high rise? We have looked at places like Northcote, Heidelberg, Ivanhoe, etc. but most apartments there are very old and within a small complex; but we would prefer a larger apartment complex. I won't mind a bit further from the CBD as long as there is good public transport. Suggestions/advice would be appreciated.
My family of 2 adults and 2 kids (6yo and 11yo) will be visiting Melbourne for the first time in mid to end-November and staying in the St Kilby area. We won't be renting a car and intend to use public transport as much as possible. Would really appreciate any suggestions and directions to a fruit farm via public transport please? Due to our limited geographical knowledge, we have difficulty trying to figure out a way to get to a farm listed in www.pickyourown.org. Thanks!
I will be traveling to Melbourne from the US in a week. Due to misinformation given a month ago, I just found out that my cell phone does not have international capabilities (no SIM card). I do not want to incur the costs of an early upgrade and purchasing a new phone for this trip since I will only be there for about 10 days. What would be the best, most inexpensive option to have a cell phone to use for local calls/texts while in Melbourne? I really only need it to keep in contact with the person I am traveling with in the event we get separated. I have tried researching options, but it's becoming very overwhelming. Can I just by a tracfone or something similar and just add minutes as needed? If so, where would be the best place to purchase one?
Hi. I am going to be in Melbourne in September and would love to take some photos of the Canola Fields. I would appreciate it if someone would confirm whether they will be in flower at that time and where the best place is for me to find them? Actual Road names would be very helpful.
As I am planning to come visit Mel and Syd, I am curious about kind of help exchange when traveling between Vietnam and Australia. Let say: you go to VN and I will be your tour guide and support everything to make your trip pleasant and vice versa, I come to your country and you help me. No charge at all. Is there anyone interested?
If we have 2 kids (aged 4 & 2), Warrock Cattle Farm or Churchill Island Heritage Farm is better to go?
Hi,Guys...I am going to Melbourne next week and travel alone,I am backpacker,so i will travel around Melbourne by taking train or bus...Is there any way I can check timetable for that?
Hi, I am thinking to go to Melbourne but want to know if there is any bus or shuttle from the international terminal to Melbourne CBD...
If anyone can share the info, that will be great!
Hey everyone, I'm Sophie
I'm new to all of this but its just a quick question.
I'm 21 from London i will be studying in Melbourne City for 7 months. And i'm unsure of where to stay for accommodation obviously i'm on a cheap budget and can't be spending $250 per week which is what is coming up. Does anyone know of any student(ish) areas.
Also a-lot of the room rentals sound really bloody boring i may-be 21 and doing my final year, but i still have a life and want to socialise :D. Many of the rooms offered want boring people at the sounds of it. I want to know if anyone knows of a student website for international students travelling to Australia to have a chat and get to meet new people. I want to take full advantage of being Australia not pitched up in a room full of people that can't be bothered to talk! We only live once and i intend on getting the most out of my stay. HELP PEOPLE!!!!! :)
Hi there. I'm due to touch down in Melbourne in under 2 weeks. I just wanted some opionions or what would we be best when it came to apartment searching? Would going direct to real estate agents be the best way? Does anybody have any safe/trustworthy websites they can recommend? My girlfiend had been looking on flatmates.com.au but she has her suspisions as the apartments and prices look to good to be true. Can anybody verify whether or not this is a trustworty website.
Thanks in advance.
Rialto Tower, Melbourne vs Eureka Tower on Southbank, which one is a better choice to view Melbourne from above?
Just curious if there are others who have used the Melbourne free City Circle Tram and Melbourne Visitor Shuttle plus walking to See-It-All in the city of Melbourne in 3 full days like what we plan to do? Mind sharing your experiences? What are the places you have visited? The pros and cons of using the public transport in Melbourne? Long waiting hours? Can’t find a seat in the bus/tram and got to stand all the way from point A to point B? Safe to walk in the small lanes in Melbourne? Too much walking & too tired legs? etc. etc. We search online and couldn’t find any reviews of this sort :D
what kind of clothes to pack in luggage while traveling to melbourne in 3rd week of april
Any suggestion for 3 days 2 nights GOR tour package with resort type of accommodation?
Hello, my wife and I (early 60's) are planning on about 10 days in Melbourne next March. We will first arrive in Brisbane in late February (from the US) and spend 5 days there before flying to Melbourne.
We figure to hire a car and also rent a self-catering apartment.
Aside from that, we've seen day tours from Viator which look interesting.
We'd appreciate some feedback and ideas.
We anticipate returning the car to the train station and taking the overnight train to Sydney for some time there before returning home.
I've been reading the website and it goes on about Myki and tells you how to use it etc but doesn't seem to say that you must use it.... So, does anyone know if I can I still purchase tickets for buses/trams/trains with cash?
We are senios of 60+, will be in Melbourne for 7 nights in late October 2013, & plan to see most of the must-see in and around Melbourne. We are thinking of 2 alternatives:
(1) Book accommodation on our own & buy 1-day or 2-days trips to go out of Melbourne, or
(2) Buy a package including accommodation & day tours from a tour agent.
Which one will be a better choice? Please advise. Thanks.