Looking back on my trip to Melbourne makes me so incredibly happy. Me and my friends planned three extremely full days in Melbourne and it still doesn't feel real that we got it all done with virtually no break or sleep.
First day in Melbourne
The first day we hopped on a flight at 5:30 am (ugh) to arrive in Melbourne for a full day on Thursday! We did try to take it easy the first day because we were so tired and mostly just walked around the city and settled into our hostel (THAT was an experience in and of itself!). At night we went to St Kilda Beach to watch wild penguins swim to the shore at sunset. They were so small and adorable.
Great Ocean Road tour
After an interesting nights sleep in our hostel we woke up before sunrise yet again to start our full day on the Great Ocean Road tour! Our guide Allen was absolutely amazing and deserve raving reviews on tripadvisor. We stopped at the rainforest to see wild koalas and birds, traveled along the Great Ocean Road, swam in Lord Ard Gorge, and finished with breathtaking views of the Twelve Apostles. After a long and exhausting day we somehow found the energy to check out some of the nightlife and cool bars (a science bar, I know how nerdy) in the city.
Last Day in Melbourne: Brighton Bathing Boxes
The last day there we checked out the Brighton Bathing Boxes (which of course we had to see because we went to Melbourne), Federation square, and some of the amazing graffiti that Melbourne is so well known for. At night we went to the Eureka Sky deck, and bought tickets to stand in a 360 glass box that hung out of the tower and overlooked all of Melbourne. It was absolutely incredible and even more terrifying at the same time!!! I was practically breaking down the door to get back into safety and was so happy when I was standing on the ground again. In a weird way, I think one of the coolest parts of the trip was staying in a hostel/ a room with 8 strangers. I’ve never stayed at one before and didn’t really know what to expect but me and my friends made the best of the creaky bunk beds and got to experience something new. Overall I’m so grateful that I’ve made such amazing friends and travel buddies and I can’t wait to see where we’ll go next!
Kelly Ruth B.