Australia, a country as well as a continent surrounded by the Indian and Pacific Ocean has many of the major cities which are visited by many of the travelers from all around the globe. Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth are some of the major cities. Without getting surprised, the country is large enough to be a home to some of the most unusual destinations and creatures in the world. And Melbourne was the city I was going to explore. Recently, I have come after having a great time in Melbourne. Here are some of the attractions that toke my breath away.
I started with Melbourne City Circle Tram; it was a boon to me as well as many other tourists. Operating daily along a city circuit passing a number of Melbourne attractions, it is completely free of cost to travel in. You can get off the tram at any of its stops, so one can visit particular attractions and catch later on. I was confused between Victoria Street and Flinders Street. So, I got off the tram at Flinders street. I found Flinders street a most recognizable landmark and the busiest suburban railways station too. I also come across the Melburnian idiom “I’ll meet you under the clocks” which simply refers to the row of clocks above the main entrance, which is a sign of departure time of the next train on each line.
As being an animal lover, so I made up my mind to go to see Penguin Parade. It’s a most famous wildlife attraction and a home to the many little Penguin colonies in the world. At the time of twilight, watching hundreds to thousands of wild little penguins emerging from the sea and marching across the beach to their sand dune burrows, I was bolted from the blue. I was in luck at the time to experience this complete natural phenomenon. My next destination to spend more lovely time with animals like sheep, kangaroos, & wombat was the Warrook Cattle Farm.
Puffing Billy, was my second last purpose to spend more time in Melbourne. The Australia’s oldest surviving and famously preserved steam railway. The journey was for around 25 Kilometers taking visitors through thick forests and lush fern-filled gullies from Belgrave, to Emerald Lake Park and Gembrook. Harbour Town was the last destination that I was going to explore. I found this destination, an exciting mix of brand direct outlets, specialty stores, entertainment and attractions. I experienced two levels of unique laneway shopping with over 90 outlet stores dedicated to offering shoppers up to 70% off the regular retail price of premium brands.
I found Melbourne a city of architecture, art, and great food with plenty of unique and memorable things to do both within and outside its borders. Although, I was short on time and wasn’t able to explore much and spent my most of the time being in nature. I felt a need to visit Melbourne some other time to explore the attractions that left untouched by me.