8th December 2003, 01:27 PM
8th December 2003, 01:31 PM
Too bad, as most of the scenic places in state Victoria are all located out of melbourne city.
Originally Posted by vivientan
8th December 2003, 01:36 PM
you must take day trip to great ocean drive....great scenery = great pic. Bring ya polarizer.
Q Victoria market , Burke St and Swanston are good for street photo.
Go to St Kilda and stroll along the beach.
Since u r on a budget, suggest u buy the met card where u can travel on the bus, train and tram unlimited.
For more infor u can pm me
I was in melbourne recently...very nice place
9th December 2003, 12:05 AM
9th December 2003, 12:18 AM
i've stayed in melbourne for some time and i can tell you that unless you're over 25, it would be quite unlikely that you can rent a car.
if you're over 25, an alternative is for you to go on the internet to source for car rentals instead of the bigger car companies.
as for where to go, i would recommend federation square. they have just completed it and the view is great on a sunny day. flinders station is right next to fed sq and is a good landmark. the church there is pretty grand too. burke street mall is great for pictures especially with the christmas decor and swanston street is great for taking passing trams.
rent a vehicle and drive to yarra valley. great views, good food (and wine). some of the vineyards are really nice. drive to great ocean road for the sea view.
9th December 2003, 12:28 AM
i disagree. yup you get great scenery outside and driving does help but melbourne is full of old style buildings and you can get many great shots around the city.
Originally Posted by scanner
more places to go:
albert park has a great view (grand prix is held here). botanical gardens at south yarra. walk along the yarra river and soak the atmosphere. go to crown center and south bank to take people pictures.
drink coffee... go to torak road and walk down the trendy street of melbourne (taking photos)... much more.
also, go for the tulip festival... BEAUTIFUL!!!! tulips of all colours...
9th December 2003, 12:38 AM
9th December 2003, 12:55 AM
Originally Posted by charvy
When will u be in Melbourne? I'm going there on 12 Jan. Who knows, we might bump into each other
9th December 2003, 12:59 AM
9th December 2003, 01:01 AM
go to yahoo australia and type in victoria car rental.
get the list of rental companies be it hertz etc and send each one a mail telling them that you are under 25yrs. you may still be able to rent a vehicle but at a higher (insurance) rate.
alternatively, there is a day trip to great ocean road (and lorne), to the penguin island (philip island) which also includes a trip to a animal reserve (see kangaroo, koalas etc up close and personal) and other places. the place to get the day trips is located along swanston street (cnr of burke street), near to the nike superstore. it has three inconspicous booths side by side and will pick you up from most hotels/motels or alternatively at an agreed location.
alternatively, go to the library to borrow a travel guide on melbourne (don't bother buying). or go to the victoria tourism website.
9th December 2003, 01:09 AM
Melbourne Day Trips
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9th December 2003, 01:20 AM
on a budget?
i'm sorry to be hogging the thread but i really hope that everyone who visits melbourne has a great time.
booking on line is a good idea... but it's very very expensive.
one way to save money is to go immediately to the booths when you arrive to book your day trips (prices quoted are in AUD and not USD). that way you can spend one or two days around the city and at st kilda's and then have the day trips after that. but this does not guarantee that they are fully booked since it is the season for holidaying.
btw, weekends are great to spend at st kilda's or southbank and around because of all the flea (weekend) markets. they sell arty farty things and are great as gifts (inexpensive too).
okay... i'm going to shut up now and sleep.
9th December 2003, 01:27 AM
9th December 2003, 01:30 AM
9th December 2003, 01:39 AM
9th December 2003, 08:44 AM
9th December 2003, 09:02 AM
Originally Posted by smiley78x
Yes, yes, but the most scenic places are all located outside melbourne city. And yes, melbourne city itself is an interesting place to visit and great opportunity to take pic of. I stayed in melbourne for quite sometime too.....
9th December 2003, 09:13 AM
Just thought I'd point out that it's possible to rent cars even if you're under 25, but you'll have to pay extra for insurance. Even though your friend got his license this year, he may still be able to rent a car even as long as it's not a Victorian license, since the people may not always notice the "Pass" date on the Singapore license.
Also, another place that's near the city would be Brighton Beach and Port Melbourne.
9th December 2003, 10:22 AM
9th December 2003, 10:26 AM
I think Crown does that every night on the hour. Kinda makes you wonder how much they spend on gas each time it fires up.
Originally Posted by plsoong
By the way, there's this Christmas display going on in Crown. Not sure how nice it is though, cos the last time it was a little dark and I was just walking through. Didnt really stop to see what was going on cos I was late for a movie.