Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Oz Trip - Day 155

Day 155 – 3/10/2012 – Melbourne Day Trip

We caught the train from the South Geelong station to Melbourne at 9:25am hoping to miss a bit of the peak hour rush. Unfortunately earlier that morning a computer problem caused the closure of two of Melbourne’s tunnels, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-10-03/tunnel-closures-cause-traffic-chaos/4292378. So even though we were only one or two stops along the line, we were only just lucky enough to get some seats. Pretty much from our stop onwards people had to stand. I imagine it is what the Brisbane to Gold Coast “Bombay Express” is like everyday. The trip took just over an hour.

Flinders St Train Station

Once in the CBD we set off to explore some of the arcades and lanes following the information guide that we picked up in the info centre http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Gettingaroundthecity/walks/Pages/ArcadesandLanes.aspx



The amount and variety of food available was unbelieveable, I just wished I could try it all!

The entrance to the Block Arcade

Inside the Block Arcade& the queue to get into Hopetoun Tea Rooms  

And I can see why there was a line up to get in, mmmmmmmm




The Royal Arcade









After the walk and a late lunch in one of the little lane ways, we jumped on a tram out to St Kilda. First stop was a walk through Luna Park and then along the beach front and jetty. We found a nice spot to stop for some gelati.

The entrance to Luna Park

It was pretty busy due to school holidays

St Kilda beach

Looking back along St Kilda Beach

The restored St Kilda kiosk at the end of the pier.

The Melbourne skyline

The Espy where Rockwiz off SBS is filmed.
By the time we caught the tram back to the CDB and the train back to Geelong, we didn't end up getting back to the camper until about 7pm that night.

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