Perth to Brisbane Road Trip – Part Three – Melbourne

Five nights in Melbourne

As I mentioned in my previous post we had an apartment on the 59th floor!  I’ve never stayed in an apartment so high before.  We had floor to ceiling windows in every room with fantastic views over Melbourne.

One of the views from our balcony on 59th floor

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First night in Melbourne – Korean BBQ

The next four days were going to be relaxing and taking it easy, with good food and plenty to drink!  Lots of walking and definitely not much driving.

Although Melbourne is so busy and teeming with people, it still has a laid back feel to it.  So many tourists going through all stopping to enjoy the beautiful sights Melbourne has to offer.

On the South Bank overlooking the Yarra River
View of the CBD
Sculptures on the Yarra


Ludlow Restaurant, South Bank

South Bank


While we were in Melbourne The National Gallery of Victoria was exhibiting the works of M.C. Escher (a renowned Dutch artist) with the works of Nendo Design Studio from Japan, Escher X nendo. I took some photos of M.C. Escher‘s works while walking around with Maddy.  I hadn’t heard of Escher before and it was something Maddy wanted to see.  She was very knowledgeable so didn’t need the audio guide!

I would like to have posted some of the fabulous prints we saw but when I checked on the website you needed to fill out a copyright request form in great detail.  If you do go to Melbourne before 7 April it’s really worth a visit to see his works.



Great Mural just outside Flinders Station

Some other photos of around Melbourne

Sculpture from a wall down a laneway
More artwork from a laneway
One of many art deco buildings – Manchester Unity Building

Love a red door!
The General Post Office
Royal Arcade
Gaunt’s clock, Royal Arcade

St Kilda’s

St. Kilda’s is a coastal suburb not too far from central Melbourne.  It has a completely different vibe to it than the city.  Over a hundred years ago it was a very ritzy resort for the rich.  Many palatial mansions are still standing, now converted into hotels.  It’s great for a day or night out with so many restaurants, from cafes to fine dining.

The restaurants of Acland Street

We ate and drank at fabulous places over the last five days and enjoyed every one.  Food and service are always exceptional in Melbourne.

Tsindos Greek Restaurant, Lonsdale Street

The amazing Lucy Lius’s, Oliver Lane

Our last dinner together for a while
Father and Son
One of the many tasty tapas we enjoyed
The famous neon sign of Lucy Liu

And that my friends was that!  This was where we left them and carried on with our epic journey onwards and upwards towards Brisbane.  Next stop Canberra then Sydney in Part Four.

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  1. […] I had to pay a $50 late check in fee would you believe and notify the service manager upon our arrival.  We were only given one key and fob for the lift which was not that convenient, also we had to park two blocks away.  Anyway upon entering the apartment on the 59th floor, the views made up for a lot, which will be featuring in Part Three! […]

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