Monday, September 17, 2012

Melbourne wishes!

Hold on! Let me clarify!

I have never been to Melbourne, for that matter to any place outside of India. This post is part of a contest entry on Indiblogger sponsored by Tourism Victoria (www.visitmelbourne.com/in)



Topic: Tell us what experiences you would love to bring back from Melbourne and you could win an all–expenses paid vacation to see them come to life.

Here it goes…
Melbourne is the capital city in the state of Victoria and the second most populous city in Australia. It’s often referred as the cultural capital of Australia. It is the second city to be named a UNESCO city of Literature. It has the largest tram network in the world. Cricket and Football are the reigning sports here.

i) Walking is a good way to explore a new place and I would love to go on the Melbourne Lanes and Arcades walking tours-
Highlights: Discover the secrets and hidden treasures of Melbourne’s lanes and arcades on this small-group walking tour. Immerse yourself in the heritage and culture of this cosmopolitan city, visit local artisans and up and coming fashion designers. The tour will highlight the best that Melbourne has to offer, showcasing local designers whilst acquainting you with the arcades and lanes.

ii) The Balloon flight is an must do activity when in Melbourne and I would be no exception. Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise-
Highlights: One of the few cities in the world that you can soar above in a hot air balloon! In the early morning light your balloon will drift over Melbourne's parks, gardens and the Yarra River as the city comes to life. As your balloon floats above Melbourne you'll look down on some of the city's iconic venues including the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Park and Albert Park racetrack.

iii) Trams are an integral part of the transport network of Melbourne and the Yarra river is a major river in the region, how about a Melbourne city tour aboard the Tramcar restaurant? Best of Melbourne City Tour with Colonial Tramcar Restaurant-
Highlights: A scenic cruise on the Yarra River, a comprehensive look at Melbourne's highlights, a visit to the beautiful Blue Dandenongs National Park including a boxed picnic lunch and fine cuisine aboard the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant as you tour the streets of Melbourne.

iv)Being an adventure freak, how can I miss the Eco Adventure Tour & the Echidna Walkabout-
Highlights: Offers fascinating guided night walks in the Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges. Echidna Walkabout runs nature ecotrips featuring bushwalking and koala spotting.

v)Road trips are always exciting for me and this should just suit me, Great Ocean Road Day Trip Adventure-
Highlights: Experience one of the world's great coastal drives. There'll be plenty of photo opportunities along the way on the tour. You'll snap wild coastal scenery and pristine beaches bordering the winding Great Ocean Road, peaceful beach townships, majestic rainforest and the rugged Shipwreck Coast.

vi) How about a haunted experience, another adventure, The Haunted Melbourne Tour-
Highlights: One of the most offbeat attractions or activities to do in Melbourne as it challenges the spooky steak in you. You can come face to face with the haunted spooky past of Melbourne. The tour is very informative and fun filled as the entire tour is guided by the famous Australia TV presenter, Drew Sinton.

vii) How can I miss out on a visit to the Melbourne cricket ground and the Albert park race circuit?

All that I need is a dose of excitement, adventure that would leave me gasping and wanting more!

I hope all of you wish me “It’s your time to visit Melbourne now” :) 
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