Before I started planning a trip there, everyone tells me they prefer Melbourne to Sydney or even its their favourite city in the world so I decide, ok, lets go there. After the tickets are booked and I start asking people what’s good for families in Melbourne, they hem and haw and tentatively suggest penguins. When I ask what about the zoo they go oh its quite bad, nothing like the Sydney one or the Singapore one. What about the aquarium? Oh the one on Sentosa is much better. Oh what is there to do in Melbourne with a young child then? And what did you like about Melbourne in the first place? “Oh just the vibe it gives”
Well I really hope the vibe to so super duper fabulous that its worth it.
Actually we do have a lot to do seeing as we’re only there for 5 days 4 nights. So here’s the plan and let me know if any of it is duff:
Getting our bearings, shop at South Melbourne Markets for basic supplies (fruits as snacks on the go, milk for the toddler etc).
Head to St Kilda for the community playground followed by penguin spotting at the breakwater then dinner.
Sleep early since we caught the red eye in.
Join day tour for Philip Islands including visit to wildlife park there for koalas and kangeroos and a chocolate factory.
Snow tour – decided not to go to Mt Bulla since 2 out of 4 adults are not in a state to ski and its unlikely the other 2 can pick it up within a day trip anyway, so its a nearer spot where we can just build snowman.
Collingwood children’s farm in morning
Zoo / aquarium in afternoon
Shopping at DFO then home
Sounds like a decent plan?