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Melbourne hidden little gems?

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whattheactualfuckery Sun 15-Dec-19 18:37:19

Next week I'm flying to Melbourne for 3 weeks visiting family. I've been a few times but many many years ago. Would like suggestions of day trips & attractions especially not so well known places

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LeGrandBleu Sun 15-Dec-19 18:44:25

Have you already see the penguin colony at St Kilda? It is not exactly a secret, but neither what you would expect from Melbourne.
Also the Sea Shepherd has ships anchored from time to time and they are open for a free (donation box at exit) tour and they explain what they do and why.

Hopefully the Melbourne crowd will step in, I am from Sydney, but these were two things I enjoyed in Melbourne!

whattheactualfuckery Sun 15-Dec-19 18:53:37

The penguins are on my to do list.
I'll look into the Sea Shepherd

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actiongirl1978 Sun 15-Dec-19 18:55:11

We stayed in st Kilda beach on our honeymoon a few yrs ago and just loved the local park and having big indulgent breakfasts on the high st, watching the lovely vintage trams stop and start. Oh and there was a lovely market on the Sunday morning and a Fab Salt water swimming pool.

whattheactualfuckery Sun 15-Dec-19 18:57:25

Sounds perfect actiongirl, I'm looking forward to spending time in st kilda

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NoHummus Sun 15-Dec-19 18:59:21

It's been about ten years since I was there, but here are a few trips that I enjoyed:
Train out to Williamstown and then a boat back into the city
National Rhododendron Garden at Olinda (I think that's the place)
Abbotsford Convent, it's now artists studios and has nice cafes etc.
Walk from Brighton to St Kilda along the beach side path.
Heide art museum

I'll see if I can think of any more!

whattheactualfuckery Sun 15-Dec-19 19:06:27

NoH I like the sound of these, the rhododendron gardens sound lovely

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LeGrandBleu Sun 15-Dec-19 20:51:18

The penguins takes quite a while to come out and it was freezing! despite being January, so bring extra clothing, and food!

whattheactualfuckery Mon 16-Dec-19 04:24:51

Freezing in January shock

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RoonyTunes Thu 19-Dec-19 07:35:58

South Melbourne markets are lovely and a bit quirkier than the Queen Victoria ones (though I do love the food stalls there).

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