I’ve lived in Melbourne for most of my life, I’m a true blue Aussie girl. But do you ever feel like you never really explore the city you live in? A girl can only stay in her neighbourhood for so long. So I said to my parents, “Hey, let’s go spend a day in the city! We can shop around Collins street, do a bit of sight seeing and end the day at a hidden laneway bar” At first they were hesitant but after turning on the puppy dog eyes, they agreed.
So off we went, first stop – Royal Botanic Gardens. If you’re into big open spaces to run and sniffing dogs’ butts this is the place for you!
Royal Botanic Gardens.
After having a run around, we decided it would be nice to have a stroll across the Morrell Bridge. From the bridge you get a great view of the city skyline.
I was starting to feel a bit tired but it was nothing that caffeine couldn’t fix. We headed to Top Paddock in Richmond for a coffee and lunch break.
“I’ll have the seasonal avocado please waiter and keep the coffees coming.”
I was feeling refreshed (and a little bit jittery after all the coffee) it was time to check out the main event, Flinders Street Station. The station is over 100 years old and it is the busiest suburban railway station in the Southern Hemisphere. I’m not really sure what that means but there were some good smells there!
Flinders Street Station.
With all the crazy running around the park, strolling along bridges and seeing the sights my little legs were starting to get tired. So I enlisted the services of my chauffeur and we headed home.
Traveling in style with my personal chauffeur.
All in all I had a great day exploring Melbourne and I suggest you take a day to explore your own city.