Here are some of the reasons for me to fall in love with the beautiful city of Melbourne again and again and again.
Cricket is like a religion in
India,so going to Melbourne
and visiting the MCG or the Melbourne Cricket Ground is like a dream for every
true cricket fan. The charm would be even more if we get to witness India playing a
match there. 2015 could be the dream for all cricket lovers to visit Melbourne as the 2015 Cricket world Cup is being hosted
jointly by New Zealand and Australia and the final would be
played here. So if you want to watch a cricket match live here then start planning.More info can be found here.
However if Tennis is your sport then The Australian Open offers some of the best clay court tennis activity that tests the best of the best in tennis.
Puffing Billy: Here I come. I would love to go and meet Puffing Billy That happens to be a narrow gauge 2ft 6 inches locomotive plying since 1900 .The train ride takes you through the beautiful
It also offers a fine dining experience
Penguin Parade at Phillip island: As Night falls the magic of the Penguin Pararade begins. Watching young penguins coming out of the sea and going towards their burrows at the
Beach is a sight to behold that every traveler to Australia
by Car: The best way to know and see a place is by driving though it . That’s
just the opportunity that Melbourne and the
state of Victoria
offer. Great ocean road offers beautiful scenery and the opportunity of being
one with nature.
The beauty about these road trips is that in a short span of time you can cover a large distance and see some breathtaking scenery. Enjoy mouth watering gastronomical extravaganza’s and visit vineyards and taste some of Australia’s best wines as you drive through the picturesque terrain,
Hot air balloon ride over
been blessed with some of the most spectacular landscapes. A hot air balloon
ride is the best way to experience it.
It is a must ride for all nature lovers
How About Some Panning for gold at Sovereign Hill: This is a place preserved in time. You can walk the streets and get a feel of how this part of
used to be in times gone by. The biggest attraction for me would be the panning
for gold .
Twelve Apostles : They are stacks of rocks arising from the the southern ocean on
coastline. They offer a spectacular view both by air and by road.
This is the highest vantage point in the southern hemisphere. Two dedicated lifts take the visitors to level 88 . Then “The Edge” a glass cube which slides out of the building gives you a breathtaking view . Specially the glass bottom gives you the feeling that there is nothing under your feet.
Tram: How many city’s around the world are so tourist friendly that they offer
its visitors a free mode of transport. Melbourne
is the only city that I can think of. They offer a free Tram service that is
free and convenient. The best part is that it meanders through the city
covering its major tourist attractions. It is a great way to see the city and
absorb some local influences
I love art so I love
I love art and I love interacting with people as well . When I visit a city I
have limited time and one of the predicaments that faces me is do I visit a a
art gallery or instead do I visit the streets and get a pulse of the place. Melbourne resolves that
dilemma for me in the form of Hosier lane
. This place offers eye popping range and types of street art being done by
local and international street artists. The best part is that one can witness
their creativity unfold as they paint the various parts of the streets on the
canvas of their creations.
Shop till you Drop at Queen
No visit to
can be complete without a shopping spree to the Queen Victoria Market .This is
the largest open air market in the southern hemisphere.
These are some of my reasons for falling in love with Melbourne and visiting it .I must confess that this is not an exhaustive list there are many more. Now my question to you is Which of these places would you want to visit in Melbourne and why?". .
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