|Map of Greater Melbourne|
|Flinders Street Station|
Feeling a bit peckish and parched, I decided to find a cafe. That was not a problem, as there were restaurants and street cafes aplenty....the issue was trying to narrow down the options. Melbourne is such a multi-cultural city, there seemed to be an endless choice of cuisines. I finally decided on an Italian place on Lygon Street and sat down to rest my weary feet.
Hopping on a tram, my next stop was the Shrine of Remembrance. Located in Kings Domain, an area of parkland that also includes the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Shrine is an elaborate memorial to all Australians who have served in war. I thought it was beautifully laid out and definitely recommend climbing the stairs to the lookout on the Shrine and visiting the vaults to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
|Shrine of Remembrance|
If you have the time, consider a visit to Phillip Island to watch the Fairy Penguin parade. Check out the great write up my colleague, John, did on his blog about Phillip Island.
Another great excursion if you have room for it on your schedule is the Great Ocean Road. It's a full day trip from Melbourne, but the scenery is definitely worth it and you'll get plenty of great photo opportunities, including the iconic Twelve Apostles rising majestically from the ocean. Pass by quaint beach townships, limestone cliffs, rainforests and discover the rugged Shipwreck Coast. You can book your trips to Phillip Island or the Great Ocean Road on our Melbourne tours sightseeing and activities page.