Trip Start Jan 16, 2008
117Trip End Jul 28, 2008
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Ashley Gardens Holiday Village
Our first day in Melbourne was an Australian public holiday (the Queen's birthday) so we headed to the tourist information to see what was going on. I was holding out for some kind of fayre, potentially based around tea and cake, while Rob was chattering about sports
Having filled up in my consolidation cafe, we headed for the MCG, the worlds biggest sports stadium. It was amazing, there was a brilliant atmosphere walking over the bridge towards the stadium, with thousands of people teeming in. The stadium holds almost 100,000 people, seated about two-thirds of the way up, birds were flying around below us, the palce was amazing. I even sort of understood what was going on.
The following day I spent yet more time toying with the idea of buying some Uggs at Queen Victoria Market, the rest of the day was spent at the excellent Melbourne Museum, and the evening was spent playing around Brunswick street.
The next day we visited St
Our fifth day in Melbourne begun in Fitzroy Gardens, a really lovely autumny park, another visit to Max Brenner, the town hall, the war memorial, the botanical gardens, South Bank and finally the very foodie Lygon Street.
With our last day in Australia we took Sophie back and ate a lot in a very lovely resturant before heading to the airport to await New Zealand.