Between throngs of people shuffling along slowly, we made our way from the train station to Circular Quay. Although it was mid week, the whole of Sydney seemed to be out and about for the Vivid Sydney festival. But we were determined to see what all this was about. After having been stuck inside for days because of heavy rain it was good to get out, shake up the routine of the work week and experience something new. We walked through the crowds along Circular Quay to get a good view of the Opera House, one of the buildings that is lit up with colourful projections for the Vivid Festival. Geometric patterns, aboriginal art works and animals tumbled over the, usually white, shapes of the building.
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One of Melbourne’s most popular day trips is The Great Ocean Road. From the city it’s only about an hours drive to get to the start of this scenic route. The Great Ocean Road stretches 244 kilometres along the south eastern coast of Australia. It was built by soldiers who returned from World War One and is the world’s largest war memorial! Check out our video about our trip along The Great Ocean Road at the bottom of this post.
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Melbourne is a cultural melting pot. With residents who came from all over the world, you can imagine that Melbourne’s food scene is a very diverse one! From great pub food to world class coffee, you can find it all here! Check out our video at the bottom of this page to see some of our favourite culinary delights to enjoy in Melbourne.
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Melbourne is famous for many things. But the beach is not really one of them. When you talk about going to the beach in Melbourne, many Australians give you a smirky laugh as if to say “what beach?!”. Melbourne’s beaches are a bit different from the beaches Australia is famous for. There is no surf, no wild rocky coast, no stretches of sand as far as the eye can see. But despite all of that, there are still some nice places to enjoy some beach time on a hot sunny day. Watch our video at the bottom of this post to see what our favourite Melbourne beaches are like!
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Melbourne is made up of many different neighbourhoods. Each of them has their very own character and style. The eclectic mix of people living in Melbourne brings an amazing cultural diversity to the neighbourhoods. And combined with the old Victorian architecture, it makes for cool and vibrant streets to explore. Watch our video at the bottom of this post to see three of Melbourne’s coolest neighbourhoods.
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For five years in a row now, Melbourne has been voted to be The world’s most liveable city. Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city. It’s the capital of the state of Victoria and is located in the South East of the country, along the shores of Port Phillip Bay. Watch our video in this post to get an impression of this beautiful city! We start of our Melbourne adventure by exploring the city centre, also referred to as the CBD, which stands for “Central Business District”. Five of the six tallest buildings in Australia were built here. But it’s not all offices and high rises. There is actually lots going on in Melbourne’s CBD and it’s a good starting point to explore this beautiful city.
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