Trammin Around Melbourne

We arrived in a chilly Melbourne to spend a few days seeing what Australia's second largest city had to offer. We both feel like Melbourne is a "little big city". Walking the streets in the CBD (central business district) feels like you are walking in NYC, jam packed with people of all different nationalities, bustling cafes, and trams, but the city's population is only around 4 million. Melbourne is a city of trams, the streets here are extra wide to accommodate the trams, and you can basically ride anywhere in the city and surrounding suburbs easily by jumping on and off.


The highlights of our time here included wandering through Queen Victoria Market, a huge market where you can buy anything from produce to jewelry. We got to taste our first bureka, one of the most popular stalls, and drink a cup of coffee while wondering through the market. I would love to do my grocery shopping at a place like this! They had everything you could imagine and you could really see the diversity of the city with all off the cuisines and fares being offered.

picking fruit

We also went to check out the Yarra River which runs through the city center and walked our tails off exploring central Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs.

Flinders Street Station

Melbourne on the Yarra

along the streets

Today we took a trip out to St. Kilda to see Port Phillip Bay and some little penguins which live just off the St. Kilda pier. We spied a few penguins burrowing in the rocks and saw the historic Luna Park with the the oldest continuously-operating roller coaster in the world. We are picking up our campervan tomorrow to start our Great Ocean Road tour, see you next from the "campa".

St. Kilda Pier

Port Phillip Bay

Boats of The Bay

Fairy Penguin

Scenic Railway

1 comment:

  1. It looks like you guys are having a great time so far! The camera work is amazing...I don't even think that I am mad at Ross anymore for missing that one happy hour for a photography class. Have fun and I'll continue to follow the journey!

    -Ross R.