Trip to Melbourne

After the Canberra trip, I took another 1 ½ day trip to Melbourne. On my first day, I took a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Like the one I took in Sydney, this provides a great way to tour the city as the tour takes you to all the city’s major landmarks and also provides narration throughout the tour giving you great insights into the city you’re touring. Here I’ll explain my trip through the pictures I took throughout my tour and from on foot.

Federation Square. The structure on the left is an art gallery. The structure on the right with the “i” sign is the Melbourne Visitor Centre.
Flinders Street Railway Station. This is one of Melbourne’s biggest transportation hubs.
St. Paul’s Cathedral. Located across from Federation Square.
The Immigration Museum. This museum explores the history of immigration in Australia.
Eureka Tower. This is Melbourne’s tallest building. It also has a skydeck where you can view the city from the top floors.
Some interesting architecture!
An Olympics training facility I spotted on the bus tour!
St. Patrick’s Cathedral. A very cool looking cathedral with Gothic Revival architecture built in the late 1800s.
Melbourne Cricket Grounds. This is one of Australia’s largest and most premier sports and entertainment centers.
The Arts Centre Melbourne with its iconic spire.
Luna Park near St. Kilda, a nice beach and port area near Melbourne.
The Spirit of Tasmania. This ship takes passengers and cargo all the way to Tasmania from Melbourne.
View of Downtown Melbourne from the tour bus
Entrance to Melbourne Chinatown
Delicious pan-fried dumplings I had in Chinatown!
Cook’s Cottage. This house was built by Captain Cook’s parents and was brought to Australia all the way from England in 1934. It is located in Fitzroy Gardens in Melbourne.
The gun and cartridge bag used by Ned Kelly, one of Australia’s most famous “bushranger” or outlaw from the 19th century. This is located in the Victoria Police Museum.
This is the City Circle Tram. A free tram that runs throughout Downtown Melbourne. It is one of many trams in Melbourne, which has the largest tram network in the world.
The Shrine of Remembrance. This monument honors all the Australian men and women who died in service throughout the various wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping missions of the 20th to 21st centuries.

These pictures are just a few of the many I took in Melbourne. Melbourne is packed with interesting places to visit and see. If you really want to experience all this city has to offer, I would recommend coming here for a few days or even a week.

Aman Kukal is a senior at the University of Missouri-Kansas City studying Economics. Aman is spending the spring semester in Newcastle, Australia with the ISA Newcastle, Australia: Courses with Locals program.

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