If I have to sum up my holiday here, it is going to be a mile long post. Thus I am just going to posts a few articles here in the blog.
Read more of the story below and enjoy the photos!
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria
The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley.
It has a population of approximately 5 million (19% of the population of Australia).
You can have all the four seasons in one day, I have experience it first hand!
The city was founded on the 30 August 1835, in what was the British colony of New South Wales, by free settlers from the colony of Van Diemen’s Land.
It was declared a city by Queen Victoria in 1847, after which it became the capital of the new colony of Victoria in 1851.
Referred to as the "cultural capital" of Australia, the city is home to many of the largest and oldest cultural institutions in the nation such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Royal Exhibition Building.
Recognized as a UNESCO City of Literature and a global center for street art, live music and theatre.
Before the arrival of European settlers, humans had occupied the area for an estimated 31,000 to 40,000 years. At the time of European settlement, it was inhabited by under 2000 hunter-gatherers from three indigenous regional tribes: the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung and Wathaurong.
In May and June 1835, the area, which is now central and northern Melbourne was explored by John Batman (yes the name of Batman Park is indeed), a leading member of the Port Phillip Association in Van Diemen's Land (now known as Tasmania), who claimed to have negotiated a purchase of 600,000 acres (2,400 km2) with eight Wurundjeri elders.
"Canvas Town", South Melbourne in the 1850s depicting temporary accommodation for the thousands who poured into Melbourne each week during the gold rush.
It is the host city of annual international events such as the Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Open and the Melbourne Cup, and the Moto GP on Phillip Island.
The main airport serving the city is Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine Airport), which is the second busiest in Australia, and Australia’s busiest seaport the Port of Melbourne.
Its main metropolitan rail terminus is Flinders Street station and its main regional rail and road coach terminus is Southern Cross station. It also has the most extensive freeway network in Australia and the largest urban tram network in the world. This is my daily transport here while visiting for 2 weeks--love it!
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