Saturday, June 02, 2007

Five things to do in Melbourne

Never content to simply do business in another city (e.g. see previous London posts), I managed to play the tourist and find a few things to do on a quick 36 hour trip to Melbourne this week. Here's five very Melbourne things to do:

1. Have dinner in a groovy cafe in one of those back lanes off Little Collins Street - a bowl of pasta, a glass of red wine, and a good book (assuming you have no-one to talk to and share dinner with). I love Melbourne's little lane-ways.

2. Rise for an early morning jog along the banks of the Yarra (and realise the sun doesn't rise in Melbourne at this time of year till well after 7am!).

3. Do a lap of the MCG (well, around the outside that is.).

4. Get a bit wet in the drizzly rain.

5. Catch a tram to St Kilda for breakfast. (Actually, I ran out of time for that one - had a meeting to get to. But maybe next time ...).


David said...

st kilda was nice...

the best thing about it though... is the boat for tasmania leaves from there.

so if you had 6 things to do in melbourne... you could add -

"go to st kilda so you can go to tasmania!"

Andy M said...

Come on! There's got to be more to Melbourne than just one of the routes out of town!! That's like saying the best thing about Canberra is the Federal Highway!

David said...


John Dekker said...

Which is a variation on Samuel Johnson, of course: "The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England!"

LayGuy said...

LOL - as a Melbournian, I say one of the best things about Melbourne is that if you don't like the weather, just wait a minute!

Andy M said...

Hi layguy. I was trying to remember where I'd come across you before and remember it was in the comments section over at the Mars Hill blogs. Anyway, welcome, good to have some Melbournian's aboard. I love Melbourne - great city.