First date with Mel: The Tram

Australia - Melbourne trip - Southern Cross station

Southern Cross Station (Melbourne – Australia) from across the street

Mel aka Melbourne is the next city after Sydney during my Australian trip last January 2013.

The first reason for visiting Melbourne was actually to watch Australian Open match. Instead of only watching the game, we extended the plan to visit Sydney first before Melbourne.

We’ve already heard about the weather in Melbourne, where we could possibly experience even 4 seasons in 1 day, yikes, so we won’t forget to bring the sun screen the SPF 50+ if needed. Lol!

My first date with Mel started from the first time I stepped into Melbourne Airport and heading to the Melbourne Central with the SkyBus.

Mel started to impress me with her Southern Cross station architecture. You won’t even realize that the building was actually a train station if you look it from outside. I really love what it looks like from the outside.

Australia - Melbourne trip - Flinders Street - City Circle Tram

The Melbourne city circle tram

The date was becoming really hot, I mean literally hot, when the temperature increased. So it’s the best time to explore the city with the free city circle tram that is circling the Melbourne Central. This city circle tram is very useful as we could hop-on and off anytime we like. The tram is also going in both directions with the interval of 12 minutes.

We started the circle from the tram stop in Flinders Street in front of our hostel in Melbourne Central YHA.

The tram took us to Harbour Esplanade -> Docklands Drive -> La Trobe Street -> Victoria Street -> Nicholson Street -> Spring Street -> back to Flinders Street. We then decided to hop-off in front of the famous Federation Square.

So here are some of the photos that I took during our first date with Mel from inside the City Circle Tram 😉

Wurundjeri Way – Next to Flinders Street

Australia - Melbourne trip - City Circle Tram - Wurundjeri Way - The Goods Shed

The Goods Shed in Wurundjeri Way, Melbourne

Docklands

Australia - Melbourne trip - City Circle Tram - Docklands - Automotive Centre of Excellence

Automotive Centre of Excellence in Melbourne

Australia - Melbourne trip - City Circle Tram - Docklands - Harbour Esplanade

An art in front of the building in Harbour Esplanade!

Australia - Melbourne trip - City Circle Tram - Docklands - 100 Harbour Esplanade

Another art in Harbour Esplanade

Australia - Melbourne trip - City Circle Tram - Docklands - Bourke Street - Etihad Stadium

Etihad Stadium in Melbourne

Australia - Melbourne trip - City Circle Tram - Harbour Esplanade (1)

Building at the Harbour Esplanade

Australia - Melbourne trip - City Circle Tram - Docklands - Harbour Town

The harbour town in Melbourne!

La Trobe Street

Australia - Melbourne trip - City Circle Tram - La Trobe Street - Melbourne Assessment Prison

A prison in Melbourne

Australia - Melbourne trip - City Circle Tram - La Trobe St - RMIT University

RMIT University at La Trobe St in Melbourne

Australia - Melbourne trip - City Circle Tram - Gisborne Street - St Peter's Eastern Hill

St. Peter’s Eastern Hill in the background!

Spring Street

Australia - Melbourne trip - City Circle Tram - Spring Street - Parliament of Victoria

Parliament of Victoria building in Spring Street, Melbourne – Australia

Flinders Street

Australia - Melbourne trip - City Circle Tram - Flinders Street - Arts Centre Melbourne from afar and Federation Square

Arts Centre Melbourne and Federation Square

City Circle Tram:

Operating hour:
– 10AM – 6PM: Sunday to Wednesday
– 10AM – 9PM: Thursday to Saturday

Interval: every 12 minutes

Download: Map of City Circle Tram

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  1. fotoeins March 29, 2013
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