Sunday, December 29, 2013

Good things to know about living in Melbourne

I did some research about great places to see in Melbourne via the internet. Here are some excellent place to view in Melbourne using google street view. This is a great way to get a feel for where you are moving to when you finally immigrate to Australia.


101 Collins street
140 William street
500 Bourke Street

Exhibition street (corner with Collins, cnr with Bourke)

Glenferrie street Malvern 
High Street Armadale

St Georges road Toorak
Mercer road Armadale
Central Park road Malvern east 

Kerferd Road South Melbourne

Look here first - corner Flinders and Swanston and around Princes Bridge which is pretty much the center of Melbourne with the station and Fed Square. 

Spring street and MacArthur street, there are many landmarks around this intersection - Parliament House, Old Treasury building, Windsor Hotel and also the Princes Theatre and St Patricks Cathedral is not far away.

Also, Bourke street mall with Myer and David Jones department stores and also a vibrant area for street music and acts and is probably the busiest part of the city during the day.

The sporting precinct just to the south east of the city around Brunton avenue and Batman avenue.

Don't forget the Royal Botanic gardens and Government house, Fitzroy gardens and Alexandra gardens which are all not far from the sporting precinct.

Zoom into the Royal Park and the great Zoo.

Of some interest might be the State Library at the corner of Latrobe and Swanston.

Special interest with family with kids - the University, especially around the northern boundary with all the residential colleges.

Big Mention for Southbank Promenade.

There are great Victorian streetscapes around the inner suburbs, special mention to Carlton, Brunswick st Fitzroy, Smith street Collingwood,  Gertrude street, North Melbourne, and Nicholson street near the Royal Exhibition building (also home to the Museum), Chapel street Prahran. 

For the sophisticated there is the Arts center and Art Gallery which is south of Princes Bridge on St.Kilda Road.

you can mouse click around Williamstown, St Kilda, Station Pier (where the Tasmania ferry arrives and departs from), and farther out places like Brighton and Elwood will be a great insight to the bayside suburbs and atmosphere.

For nature lovers and people interested in the greenary, look around from the Yarra river all the way out to outer Eastern suburbs.

Some of these are Herring Island, Warrandyte, Studley Park, the Heidi Museum of Modern Art at Bulleen (a middle suburb by the Yarra). This was originally a huge artist colony in the 19th century that was a producer of a great deal of Australia's most famous artwork.

Have a peek at the Dandenong ranges which are the eastern edge of the metro areas but still comprise tall forests, beautiful gullies with pockets of rainforest and lyrebird habitat. 

Hike the capital city trail just before swan street/

Artwork of Hosier Lane (good restaurants, Movida)

little old lanes and alleyways

Melbourne Cathedral - very impressive from the side view. tis it at the upper end of Spring Street.

One things thats annoying is finding beaches to take dogs. Try Brighton Dog Beach. Its a fenced in dog allowed beach in Melbourne area and there can many dog walkers there on a nice sunny day.

Yarra River

Thats its for now folks

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