Tuesday, December 30, 2014

In Love With Melbourne +Contest

"Melbourne" the term means an urban agglomeration area stands true to its name in being regarded as the worlds most liveable city since 2011. This stands true despite of it being the worlds fourth most expensive city to live in. Quality never comes cheap after all. If you wish to visit the city you can plan it and know all about it by logging on to: http://www.visitmelbourne.com/India.aspx


Here are the things I love about Melbourne.

The Breath Taking View Of The City: Its clean, its modern, its just breath taking. Let the pictures speak.

                             Melbourne City Through The Lenses from Eureka Tower


Time Travel with Museums and Galleries: 
National Gallery Of Victoria- The oldest public art museum in Australia built in 1861. Its international collection includes works by legendary artists like Bernini, Picasso,etc.

                                         National Gallery Of Victoria from the sky


Melbourne Cricket Ground: The ground where you can most frequently spot worlds best Cricket teams.

                                                                       MCG Stadium

Watch how Indians Watch Dhoni at MCG:
                                           

Fall In Love With Nature and Observe Some New Species: Royal Botanical Gardens

                                              Royal Botanical Gardens-Melbourne


Take a Plunge Into Natures Bounty: Yarra River Valley
 When tired with the city life and a constant hustle, noise and need solitude one can easily visit this place for one's inner peace.

                                Yarra River Valley Region- Glimpse during Autumn

Street Art: Melbourne is called the cultural capital of Australia for its stylish and arty. Not only is it a home to some of the poshest art museums but it also nurtures street artists. This amalgamation of beauty across classes and unison of art makes Melbourne different than other cities. 

                                                            Melbourne Street Art

Wan't to Gamble:  The city provides you with fun options whichever way you want to. It hosts some of the best casino's in its Crown Casino Entertainment Complex.

                                            Crown Casino Entertainment Complex
  
Love to Shop? A Sure Place For You: Queen Victoria Market:
 One of the largest open air markets in the southern hemisphere this is undoubtedly a major landmark of Melbourne city. For more checkout this video:



Savour Old Victorian Wines:  When tired if travelling the city has the best options to spoil you.  Savour the best Victorian Wines at Jimmy Watson's.

                                                                    Jimmy Watson's

Make sure you make the best of your time in Australia: Log on to: http://www.visitmelbourne.com/India.aspx

This post has been written for "

What's your reason for falling in love with Melbourne, the most livable city in the world?" activity by Indiblogger in association with www.visitmelbourne.com.


Contest Time!!!
Loved reading this post? Tell us which place would you love to visit in Melbourne out of these and why? The best entry will win a gift voucher.

Contest ends on 4th Jan 2015.

17 comments:

  1. I'd love to go to Penguin Parade, Philip Island, because they know how to do responsible wildlife tourism. People go visit animals in their natural habitat, instead of locking up animals in small zoo enclosures and sometimes even forcing animals to "entertain" people.

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  2. Great post! After reading your post & watching all the videos, I’d most like to visit the Dandenong Ranges for it’s scenic beauty, breathtaking view and cool breeze blowing through my hair. :P I’d give anything away for driving through the winding roads which are present throughout the ranges. I’d love to stay at one of the bed and breakfast cottages and go on frequent excursions in the forests with my camera which provides excellent views. And not to forget the famous ride in the Puffing Billy, a day reserved especially for that. To add to that, there are also several picnic spots for me and my friends to spend a fun-filled day and the ranges are a perfect spot for hiking and cycling.

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  3. Completely mesmerized by the way you described your love towards the most liveable city in the world, Melbourne. My pick would be Yarra Valley, as I am a hard-core nature enthusiast. A long drive across the beautiful Yarra Valley breathing clean air inside the lush green environment with my beautiful wife will make my day without a doubt.

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    My best wishes and happy new year 2015 :-)

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  4. Wonderful post and interesting videos that make me feel that
    Melbourne invites the eternal romantic in me to hold hands with my beloved and go see the Twelve Apostles .Go on long drives on the great ocean road. In the middle of nowhere in a vineyard spread a table and enjoy a meal and a glass of wine with my dear one. Enjoy the sunsets holding hands and do lots of shopping at the Queen Victoria Market and see all the graffiti being created at the hosier lane.
    Great Post and interesting videos watching them I am sure to visit Sovereign Hill for spending some time in the era gone by. The lure of gold and panning for some nuggets is a temptation that is too much to resist. After I have found the gold I am bound to celebrate it with some wine so I will visit the vineyards and enjoy some great wine from the Yarra region .Visit the Pannys Phillip Island Chocolate Factory and have my fill with this yummy delight.
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  5. Wonderful post and interesting videos that make me feel that
    Melbourne invites the eternal romantic in me to hold hands with my beloved and go see the Twelve Apostles .Go on long drives on the great ocean road. In the middle of nowhere in a vineyard spread a table and enjoy a meal and a glass of wine with my dear one. Enjoy the sunsets holding hands and do lots of shopping at the Queen Victoria Market and see all the graffiti being created at the hosier lane.
    Great Post and interesting videos watching them I am sure to visit Sovereign Hill for spending some time in the era gone by. The lure of gold and panning for some nuggets is a temptation that is too much to resist. After I have found the gold I am bound to celebrate it with some wine so I will visit the vineyards and enjoy some great wine from the Yarra region .Visit the Pannys Phillip Island Chocolate Factory and have my fill with this yummy delight.
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  6. MCG, the Australian mecca for cricket lovers. I would definitely like to be in Australia when either Indian team or the English team happens to be on tour, the nest time. Will be a memorable experience to watch the rivalry unfold right in front of my eyes, sitting right in the middle of MCG.

    - Ranjith (http://www.alightheartedtalk.com)

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  7. Interesting Post
    After reading your post and watching all the videos
    I feel I have stepped into a kaleidoscope called Melbourne
    Where Vistas of experiences would unfold one after another
    The nature lover in me is enticed by the thought of watching the penguin parade.
    Traveling though the great ocean road, soaking up the freshness as the breeze ruffles my hair gets me in the mood to pack my bags for Melbourne.
    But before I can move ,Puffing Billy whistles and invites me for a ride. The kid in me jumps with joy at the thought of visiting Pannys Phillip Island Chocolate Factory
    Even before I can deside on the list of places that I would like to see in and around Melbourne.
    What’s that noise that I hear ?
    Oh its loud cheer from MCG as the cricket world cup 2015 is about to kick start.
    So many plces to see and so much to do.
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  8. Some of the most interesting places which I shortlisted to visit after watching Tanmay and Rohan's videos is here. This comment space would be very less in order to keep on giving the reasons to visit these places once in life, but I am trying to be as short and crisp as possible and these are the must visit places if at all I go to Melbourne in my life.

    Yarra Valley for Great Day out and Excellent Wine Tasting tour which seems totally magical. Driving around Yarra Valley in a beautiful and breathtaking places seems like a great country getaway from Melbourne city and so much to see, visit and taste.

    Going for a Seal Watching Cruise and Observing those inquisitive & graceful creatures close up, is a trip one will not forget I guess. It seems to be a totally a worthy place for young and old too. So many seals getting close to them could be an absolutely thrilling experience.

    Another place I wouldn't want to miss is Sunny Ridge Strawberry farm for some AMAZING Strawberry ice cream and strawberries, it seems like a strawberry heaven with delicious, succulent and mouth watering strawberries ever. I am sure this place visit would be a great experience for the kids too.

    Have you watched Penguins parade ? If not, I guess this is the place to visit which is Phillip Island Nature Park. The experience to watch these penguins is Out of this world, a must see for great experience and its awesome

    for Animal lovers too. Its like cute litte faires coming in from Ocean. I guess, this is a MUST do experience when I am in Melbourne.

    Are you a chocolate lover ? I guess Pannys Amazing World of Chocolate is a must visit place for enjoying some mouth watering chocolates. Also, just watching the huge waterfall of chocolate cascade down is breath taking. And watching the live chocolate making is fun.

    If you are a drive freak and love to drive around in some scenic spots, this is the place to visit which is "The Great Ocean Road". Seems like it would be a Great tour, great food and fantastic view.

    Some more places which I love to visit is Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove, Loch Ard Gorge beach, Chateau Yering BBQ for some amazing Australian BBQ and definitely a hot air balloon ride for spectacular sightseeing and experience in life.

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  9. Hi!
    We know beauty never need words but without words it cannot be explained and when you get wordless after seeing it... your mouth still get open wide and WOW comes out. Dear! Your explanation about Melbourne is wonderful and picturesque description. I am a person who always attracted to nature first of any place so I would love to see the Melbourne Nature & Wildlife. The 12 Apostles rock formations is world famous rocks which changes its color in sunrise and sun set. And then I will see the Phillip Island Nature Park where I want to see the animals which I hardly see in India. I never saw Penguins, Koala and other animals.
    Driving on a smooth road with natural beauty around you, it always gives you a feeling of heaven on Earth. I would love to drive on Great Ocean Road which is also famous in world to give you a scenic experience and the pleasure of that driving is amazing.

    Bhawna

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  10. Hey ,Superb post ,so all set to pack bags to have a thrill at Melbourne,Now being high on my wish list .U’ve very well covered the best of Melbourne and for the entry in contest ,there cannot ever be a single place for me.It has to be a bouquet of places to calm down my zest to explore it.So naming ,first comes the Great Ocean road not just to linger or have a decent walk but to amaze myself with Jetskiing ,Scuba diving and to try swim with Dolphins,seal Yay,these beautiful creatures would be lucky to share a swim with me.ha ha.Then it would be Eureka Sky deck, to have an awe inspiring experience to be closest to sky and get the sky deck view of this liveable city, MCG to watch and cheer the players on one of the worlds best cricket ground!

    Wishing u Best of Luck & a great year ahead.

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  11. Given a chance to visit Melbourne, I would absolutely make a run for Eureka Skydeck 88..Imagine the view of the city from such a great height of over 300 metres and while you are suspended in air in a glass box!
    This is an experience not to be missed and I hope I get a chance to visit Melbourne and go explore Eureka Skydeck 88 soon :)
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  12. This one is really amazing city. Though I am afraid of rude behavior of Aussies.

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