Melbourne is underrated and viewed as a modest sister city compared to Sydney. Don't be fooled though. Melbourne is more multicultural, and arguably more cosmopolitan. Plus, you have the beaches, the starting point to the Great Ocean Road and wineries....more
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (locals call it the MCG) is a popular stadium to watch cricket games and Australia Rules Football. The spectators will wear scarves and caps to represent their loyalty to a specific team. I'm not a sports person, but I enjoyed the liveliness and had fun watching the...more
The Queen Victoria Market is a popular place to go on Saturdays to buy groceries, souvenirs, clothes and all types of assorted knick knacks. The place is sprawling and you can spend hours perusing through the table stands.
A bustling area with lots of action, Flinders Street is located in downtown Melbourne and features the iconic Flinders Street Rail Station. I remember coming here and being impressed with the station's architecture and grand size.
A lush mix of tall gum trees, ferns, and bright green leaves makes the Dandenong Ranges an ideal destination for hikes and scenic walks. Also, be sure to check out the famous Cuckoo Restaurant in Olinda.