When we visited the Enchanted Maze Garden at the Mornington Peninsula we passed by the city of Melbourne but this time we’ll be looking at the city centre for the duration of a couple of hours and so we targeted to visit the Yarra River and the Federation Square.
It was my first time to visit Melbourne and I was ecstatic at how it looks like compared to Sydney. Just like Sydney, car park is very limited; the demand is absolutely of paramount significance to the city’s growing business and life. To this effect, we had a hard time looking for one, and then the same thing happened to us when we’re getting out of the city, chaotic traffic even on arterial streets.
I had the first impression of a filthy, murky Yarra River, walkways full of dried fallen leaves of tall trees along the river banks, busy streets but have an awesome cityscape, tall and huge buildings especially at the Federation Square. The Federation Square has an aura of mixed cultures including aborigines as there were fire woods left burning at the middle of the park, significantly representing the red centre of Australia and Aboriginal cultures. I was imagining an awesome Yarra River because it’s one of the major attractions in Melbourne, but it’s the contrary. Yes, Tramline is one of the major public transports visible in the city.
We had also the chance to see Melbourne’s Aquarium, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Victoria University at Collins Street, including the Albert’s Park. There’s a lot more to explore here and a two hour stay is not enough. So to make good of our valuable time left here, I took as much photos as I can. It’s nice to be here anyway!
As they say, Melbourne is often referred to as the “cultural capital of Australia.” It has a rich history too, and has great significance and interest to travellers and holiday makers. In November 2008, it was announced that the Victorian Major Events Company had informed the Australian Olympic Committee that Melbourne was considering making bids for either the 2024 or 2028 Summer Olympics.