Australia, Melbourne, Travel

Melbourne’s Docklands

One of my favourite places in Melbourne is the beautiful area known as the Docklands. To be completed in 2020, this waterfront paradise is filled with many exciting shops (known as Harbour Town), interesting sculptural public art, fine dining restaurants, extremely modern architecture and beautiful views of the city.

A trip to the Docklands would be incomplete without seeing the recently constructed Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. This giant engineering masterpiece definitely has some resemblance to the London Eye, but it is smaller in size and with less carriages. Everything one desires can be found in the nearby Costco and if you prefer somewhere a little bit more peaceful you can take a walk down to the water and see statues of Kylie Minogue and Dame Edna among others, and see our take on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame featuring Australian entertainers. The mosaic of Aussie personalities is really amazing.

Tourists and visitors to Melbourne’s Docklands will not be disappointed. The best part is that you can catch the free City Circle Tram right into the heart of the Docklands and explore the area on foot from there!

 

Australia

Kangaroos in Lysterfield Park

My family and I spent last Saturday afternoon in Lysterfield Park, located in the suburb of Lysterfield, south-east of Melbourne. The weather was perfect, it was so sunny and warm and there were many people by the lake enjoying their day off work. Lysterfield Park is great because it’s totally free to visit and if you’re lucky enough to spot them you can see real kangaroos in the wild! These symbols of Australia are so beautiful, so intelligent and very fast at jumping through the trees.¬†They are certainly hard to find as they camouflage beautifully against the similarly coloured vegetation and bark. However, once you spot them you’re rewarded with some excellent up-close-and-personal photographs of these amazing creatures. At one point we were standing only a few metres away from a beautiful mother Kangaroo and her baby Joey, who was peeking out of her pouch! A breathtaking moment and one that makes me truly grateful to be back in my home country, the land “down under”.