Melbourne sites

Old Jul 25th, 2012, 08:06 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Melbourne sites

Planning a 10-12 day trip in November. Sydney is a must. Everyone seems to love Melbourne and I am sure it is a great city with great restaurants. But great food can be found in most major cities. What makes the city of Melbourne work 3-4 days of my time??

Thanks, Cheezman
Cheezman is offline  
Old Jul 26th, 2012, 06:43 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,039
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Melbourne is a fine city, but since you have already decided to visit Sydney, with only 10 - 12 days in Australia, I would chose one or possibly two other destinations--not another large Australian city--for the rest of your time in Australia.
longhorn55 is offline  
Old Jul 26th, 2012, 04:51 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,018
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I agree with Longhorn, the reason people visit Australia is not for the cities (don't get me wrong they are great) but they are not what is unique. Do one city only and then include one or two of the usual tourist destinations: Kakadu, Red Centre, Great Barrier Reef, Tasmania. Depending on your interests add in either a trip to the desert or the reef and surrounds (Daintree etc).
Susan7 is offline  
Old Jul 27th, 2012, 06:44 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,518
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Ditto.

It is a great city with old buildings (old for us), history, zoo,trams, beaches, parks and galleries - great Australian specific gallery.

You really should get out of the cities. Although 85% of us live in towns and cities they are generally not that much different to others.
peterSale is offline  
Old Jul 28th, 2012, 02:33 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 72
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Why visit Melbourne?....
Melbourne has a 'vibe' that is unique and definately different to Sydney!! having said that, it is 'another city'. to get a 'taste' of the deversity of Australia with only 10 -12 days to do so. It would be best to visit more unique sights and take in different experiences.

Definately Tasmania is great destination - for outdoors sports/experiences as well as great food and wine destinations.

The GBR is unique in nature and is accessable from the sun tanned coast of Queensland which has diverse range of places and experiences.

Australia -is worth a return visit to take in all the sights.

just be aware of travel times between destinations. are the 10 - 12 days actual 'sightseeing' days or in total?
surprisealot is offline  
Old Jul 28th, 2012, 08:14 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 79
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I love Melbourne but for an overseas visitor I think Cairns would be a better second stop so you can experience the reef, the rainforest and maybe some Indigenous culture.
Judith_Hunter is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
ginnyp
Australia & the Pacific
8
Sep 5th, 2007 05:49 AM
verareading
Australia & the Pacific
8
Aug 27th, 2006 04:04 AM
buster_munster
Australia & the Pacific
9
Jan 26th, 2006 02:45 PM
sarvoloser
Australia & the Pacific
5
Aug 10th, 2005 02:19 AM
Colin
Australia & the Pacific
4
May 5th, 2002 12:40 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:41 PM.