Tuesday, 10 July 2012

City escape

We have just had a few days in Melbourne with the children while they were on school holidays and although it is a very long drive from where we live (over 8ookm) we all had the most wonderful time.

Taking our children to a big city is like laying a feast for the senses before them and we always take pleasure in seeing how excited they get at going in a lift or on an escalator, seeing buildings more than two storeys high, riding on trams and being unable to choose where to eat!

It was also an adventure for me and my husband as neither of us had spent an time in Melbourne let alone navigated our way into the city to find our accommodation after completing a successful if somewhat nerve wracking right hand turn from the far left lane!! Thank goodness for the invention of the talking map...

After a walk to the Information Centre to find a map and some information on things to do my little family took to the Melbourne City Centre like ducks to water navigating our way around and hopping on and off trams (and much to my children's delight, a water taxi) like nobody's business.
We took in many of the 'must see' sights like the Museum, Queen Street Markets, The Aquarium, the Eureka Skydeck, the steps of Parliament House, St Kilda Beach and Luna Park and the Scienceworks as well as many arcades and the Bourke Street Mall.

Good fun, food and adventures for us all and we have left with some fond memories of Melbourne and plans to return.

Where do you go to escape for a holiday? What does your family like to do?



  1. Melbourne is my favourite place in Australia to visit...such a cosmopolitan city and the food is AMAZING!

  2. This looks like a fun big city adventure Kate, good on you! I love the colour and excitement in your photos. Go Boltons! Where do we escape for a holiday...not to nearly enough places lately :)

  3. PS the new Rex flights to Melbourne are looking tempting!


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