|City Circle - Free Tourist Tram|
BEST TIME TO VISIT MELBOURNE :-
Though Melbourne can be visited all round the year . However summer months (November - April)are usually the best with long days .
February-March is the best time to visit Melbourne from perspective of cultural festivals .
Melbourne hosts a lot of spectacular festivals during this time ranging from "White Night" , "Moomba Festival" , "Australian Grand Prix - F1" etc.
|Flinders Street Station|
Since I have selected most of the places where there is no ticket charges .
Yara River Cruise : 23 AUD/person
Skydeck : 30 AUD /person
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner : 10 AUD /meal/person
This does not include your shopping , drinks and Crown Casino gambling .
|Glimpse of Melbourne City|
PLAN YOUR DAY IN MELBOURNE CITY :-
At 8:30 a.m : Federation Square
Take your time to click some nice shots of "(1) Flinders Street Station" ,"(F16)St. Paul Cathedral" , "(F18)Princess Bridge" , "Federation Square" , "(F15)Explore Swanston Street ".
At 9:15 a.m :Get on to the City Circle Tram (Walking Distance)and get down at the next stop number : 2 named as "Market Street".Take Tram 55 going towards Market Street which would take you to "Victoria Market" which is Stop 9.
|Queen Victoria Market|
At 11:30 :
Option 1 :There are some good restaurant near Victoria Market. Have your Lunch . Get on to the Tram 55 , get down at Latrobe Street Stop number = 7 . Take on the City Circle .Get down at Parliament
Option 2 : Get on to the Tram 55 , get down at Latrobe Street Stop number = 7 . Take on the City Circle .Get down at Parliament . There are pretty good restaurants on Bourke Street which is righ opposite to Parliament . Have a nice lunch overlooking parliament .
|Parliament House - Victoria|
|Yara River Cruise Boarding Point and Eureka Sky deck Location|
Take a quick 7-min walk onto to the other side of the bridge .Yarra River Cruise Boarding Point
|South Bank DFO Waterfront|
Queue up at the Southgate Promenade, Berth 5 . There are a number of options .
I found the 1-hour Cruise B : River Gardens the most picturesque .
Rate : 23 AUD/person
For Bookings : https://www.melbcruises.com.au/index.php/cruises/?tab=sightseeing
At 3:00 p.m : Eureka Skydeck
I would recommend to buy Edge Tickets along with general Entry .
Rate : 18 AUD + 12 AUD = 30 AUD/person
For Bookings : http://eurekaskydeck.com.au/buy-tickets/
At 4:45 p.m: Federation Square Tram Stop
Get on to any Tram towards St. Kilda Road(3,3a,5,6,6,16,64,67,72) .Get down at Stop number 19 - Shrine of Remembrance .
|Royal Botanical Gardens|
Royal Botanical garden is located just behind the Shrine of Remembrance .Take a tour with some beautiful clicks .For More Info : http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/visit-Melbourne
|Shrine Of Remembrance|
Spend some time and get down to the tram stop whenever you wish .
Take Tram 16 to St. Kilda Beach .
|St. Kilda Esplanade - Penguin Point|
Get down at Stop 136 . Cross the road to reach the Esplanade .Keep on walking the esplanade until you reach the Penguin Point . At sunset Little Penguins comes to the shore daily which is a treat to watch .Please remember there is a Instant fine on Flash Photography and drinking .
At 8:00 : There are plenty of place to dine in and around St. Kilda .
Try your luck in Crown Casino .Entry to Casino is free .
Retire your day with a Taxi to Hotel .
number : 132227 , http://www.13cabs.com.au
|Map with markings relevant to the Blog|
1) Melbourne Aquarium
2) Melbourne Cricket Ground
3) There are plenty of shopping centers namely :Southbank DFO , Harbor Town , Crown Plaza Shopping Centre , Bourke Street Shopping Mall , Chapel Street .
4) Royal Exhibition Building