Tuesday, December 30, 2014

MELBOURNE - The Most Liveable City

When you hear about Melbourne, first thing that comes to your mind being a true Indian is "CRICKET" i.e. MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground). Melbourne is very old city is considered be the Capital of State of Victoria and is the second most popular city in Australia. (Source : Wikipedia). Melbourne was ranked number 1 in the most liveable city in the world in 2011. 

(Source : Wikipedia) 

Melbourne is also called as cultural capital of Australia. It is the birth place of Australian dance style. The perception when you visit Melbourne will be full of huge buildings, bridges etc. The city is filled with culture and tradition. 

As I mentioned we think about Melbourne cricket ground as we see our Indians playing against Australia in that ground also 2015 World Cup shall be happening in the same venue. 

(Source : Michael Evan's Photography) 

This ground is the 11th largest cricket ground in the world and the largest in southern hemisphere and very famous for its green grass with red Kookaburra ball. The ground is called as "The Spiritual Home of Australian Sports".

Melbourne is also famous for valleys and ranges. There are dangerous valleys and ranges. We could see great and different culture in villages on the way. Great valleys, dangerous forest, We could see several trees like Eucalyptus, Platanus etc. Its a huge rein forest where its covered with thick trees. Its a wonderful journey. 

(Source : Always restless feet) 

(Source : melbournecatchments) 

Trees are very huge, mist all around, we cannot see the route. A must visit place for forest lovers. Its very adventurous. Then it is also famous for valleys, one should visit Yarra valley in life time. 

(Source : Visit Melbourne Blog)

Its an astonishing seen from the top, There is a parachute ride which gives you immense pleasure and enjoy the nature to the core. Here we get vine grapes which is so sweet.

Melbourne is also famous for beaches. They have great beach side which is little far from the city. We could see dolphins, fishes, sharks, sea horse and several other creatures. Loch Ard Gorge beach is an amazing place to visit which is one of the beach which has an two rocks with clear water. 

(Source: Wikipedia)

Mornington Peninsula is one of the great beach where the sea is very clear and can see the sea base easily. It has the see port and they have several water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, boating etc.

(Source : Things2doin)

Australia is famous for kangaroos and penguins, one of the most beautiful part of Australia. We should visit Phillip Island to see lot of penguins running around. Its so beautiful to see the flyless bird.

(Source : Visit to Phillip Island)

As I mentioned about kangaroos we should visit Great Ocean Road where you find lot of wild animals, sea creatures, Kangaroos are mostly found near You Yang Ranges. These are found in groups and a great view near the ocean.

(Source : Zicasso)

Melbourne is also famous for its coffee. They have amazing coffee and get in several coffee outlets in the city. Watch this video to see the importance of coffee. Melbourne Coffee.

Among the above mentioned places which of these places you like the most and why? Please leave your comment below.

There are several great things to be shared but very difficult to finish them in a single blog. But there is lot of fun and enjoyment in visiting Melbourne, The most liveable and lovable city in the world.
Watch this amazing videos on Melbourne - In and out of Melbourne ( Visit Melbourne ).

It was an amazing trip to Melbourne in Australia. I love to visit again to the place. The journey was too good. If you also want to visit the city and enjoy the beauty of nature and the place you should visit this website which has lot of information to visit Melbourne and enjoy the most.
Here is the webiste : VISIT MELBOURNE . Happy Journey. Stay safe and be happy.



  1. 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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    Wish you and your blog a happy new year! :D

    1. Thanks for your comments. Happy New Year. Your blog is equally great. :) Happy Blogging. All the best for the content.

  2. 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.

    1. Thanks for your comment. I liked your blog too. Thanks for sharing.. Great place to visit.

  3. Being a nature lover, Australian flora and fauna appeals to my inner senses. If I ever have a plan, I would like to explore the flora and fauna, quite unique to Australia. Maybe, cuddle a koala bear as well, in one of their national parks.

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

    1. True. if you love forests and green, this is the best place to visit. Thanks for the comment Ranjith.

  4. 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.
    I am thetimetraveler ( http://goo.gl/wdXDzu ) and I have decided … Melbourne here I come ( http://goo.gl/RvUCQf ).

    1. Thanks Alok for your comments. Truely Melbourne is a best place to visit. I loved your blog post as well. Great one.

  5. Hey! your post made me relive the awesome time I recently had in Melbourne. Though I truly fell in love with this beautiful city, if I have to choose a place to go back to, or your could say, what I miss most about Melbourne – it would have to be Philip Island. It started with a rather logn wait in the chilly wind on the beach, but all that shivering under layers of warm clothing actually paid off manifold when we heard the first clack-clacks of the little penguins (yes, you can actually hear them before you can see them). And after a few minutes, there were flocks of them coming out of the water! What a sight it was. By this time, the cold was forgotten,and we rushed to the boardwalk running along their burrow grounds, and there, you can see them at touching distance (though touching them is not allowed – they bite!). It was such a pleasure watching these tiny creatures trottign along that I wish to see this sight again and again.

    1. Thanks Anwesha Ray for your comments. One of the great romantic and superb place to visit.

  6. 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.

  7. I would love to visit St. Kilda beach and also enjoy watching the Penguin parade..The serene beauty of the beach coupled with watching the cute penguins in their natural surroundings is sure to make my visit a memorable one! Ofcourse I am going to carry a camera and click lots of pictures to capture all the happy moments there :)

    -Nikita @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

    1. Right St. Kida beach are the best place to find Penguins. Great trip indeed. Thanks for your comments indeed Nikita.

  8. Great post.Just loved your blog post. I am in love with driving and road trips, The Great Ocean Road is the ideal place for the people like me. I will surely visit that place in Melbourne and enjoy the sea shore, sunrise and gorgeous mesmerizing view.

    1. Thanks Style on streets, Glad you liked the post.

  9. 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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    1. Thanks Jhilmil, Same here First I would like to visit in Melbourne is The Great Ocean. Love to play with dolphins and See Kangaroos.. Thanks for sharing your inputs. Your Blog is equally beautiful.

  10. Amazing Post! Great articulation!

    All the best for the contest!
    I would love to visit the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the MCG. It had been a host to many legendary matches and I for one would like to visit one of them. The World Cup is so near and it is so dear to me and I want to witness the World Cup Finals that is going to happen at the MCG!

    And how can I forget the Great Otway National Park, because I love watching animals. I would love to take a city tour by travelling on the Tram's of Melbourne. By travelling in tram's I want to explore every nook & corner of Melbourne. Besides this I would love to watch the amazing architectures of Melbourne like Eureka Tower, Royal Exhibition Building, etc. And without enjoying festivals, my journey would be incomplete so I will celebrate Australian Festivals.

    - Wanderer

    Blog Name: Meandering through twilight - http://untrodden-trails.blogspot.in

    My Post:http://untrodden-trails.blogspot.in/2014/12/mel-bourne-global-destination.html

    1. Thanks Wanderer, Yes I am also the cricket lover. I would love to visit MCG in my life time. Its a great pleasure to visit such a place. Thanks for your comments. Your blog is also equally amazing.

  11. A very neatly presented post :-) All the best for the contest!
    As for answering your question, I would love to visit the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Being a cricket enthusiast, I don’t think I would getter a better thrill in Australia than watching a Boxing Day Test Match live at the MCG. The Australian cricket fans are very hostile towards opposition players but are the first to appreciate a good player. I would want to sit amongst the 100,000 fans and cheer for my team. It would be even better if I got a seat next to Anushka Sharma so that if Virat Kohli scores a century and blows a kiss at her again, I would be on TV :-D

    1. Thanks for your comment Ryan. I too would be very grateful to watch the Boxing Day test match live at MCG. Great place to visit once in life time. Your blog is equally great.


  12. Being a person who loves to travel this place has struck my eye.
    And here, Eureka Skydeck 88 is going to be first on my list.. i can just imagine the view after reading about it and i feel its going to be awesome.
    Then the St. Kilda Beach,the long walk on the beach during the sunset will be just perfect.. And finding gold is also there.. :D
    why not get my pockets filled with some tresure hunt..Laneways and Arcades is going to be the place to explore my "Lara croft" skills.. :D :D
    Melbourne is going to be a great place to visit and enjoy a holiday..

    1. Thanks for your comments Vidith, St, Kilda beach is the best place to visit. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Its definitely tough to decide on which one to visit first.

  13. Good Post Vivek. I would like to travel in parachute in Melbourne. Wow, great articulation and would like to visit Great Ocean Road and see Kangaroos and Seals.

    1. Thanks for your comments Preeti, Kangaroos, Seals, dolphins are the best things to watch in Melbourne. Thanks for sharing your inputs. Also parachute ride is one of the amazing thing. Hope you enjoyed the blog.

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