There is no better time to visit Melbourne than during summer. At this time of the year, it holds many attractions for the sport-lovers, music-lovers, travel enthusiasts, families and children. Every summer in Melbourne brings with it spectacular events, alfresco dining, delicacies, and enjoyment for the whole family.Every summer, world-famous sporting events such as Grand Slam, the Heineken Golf Classic and the Sail Melbourne Regatta take place. There are also special sporting events like sports for the deaf, such as the "Deafalympic Games." Also, one could get an entrance ticket to the Australian Open in Melbourne for just $ 25.
If one is a music-lover, one could visit the famous Melbourne International Music Festival that happens every summer. Melbourne also holds attractions such as theaters, festivals, exhibitions and music shows. One could buy a ticket to either an Enrique Iglesias or even a Savage Garden live concert.
The Melbourne Zoo organizes a program, where one could spend a musical night under the stars at the "Zoo Twilights." There is also Melbourne's Open Range Zoo at a place called Werribee, where one could either camp out in a tent overnight or take a wildlife safari through one of their attractions, "the African Savannah.".
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival attracts top national and international talent and lets one have a good laugh. One could find Jerry Seinfeld or even the famous Jim Carrey doing his acts on stage and right in front of your eyes. This show is held at a different venue every year.Melbourne is the vanguard of the Australian and Aboriginal culture and heritage.
One could either shop for Aboriginal items in the array of tourist shops or just take a look around the Australian Center for Moving Image in Melbourne city. Melbourne also holds attractions such as the Immigration Museum and the Melbourne Museum, where one could see such Aboriginal art.Shopping in the famous Collins Street of Melbourne city is a must on one's visit to Melbourne. This is a great place for clothes for both men as well as for women.
For a book shopping session along the way, one could just pop into Dymocks bookstore on Bourke Street or just walk around Flinders Street.Bars and Nightclubs are the most happening night-spots in Melbourne. Nightclubs are spread throughout the city.
They include Heat Cocktail Bar and the Glow Bar. Melbourne is also a premier destination for jazz lovers. One could visit jazz-clubs or even jazz festivals, such as Tony Starr's Kitten Club or the Hardware Lane.One could catch Asian Delights at the Flora (Indian) Restaurant on Swanston Street or even at the Little Bourke Street near Swanston Street. There are sprawling numbers of fast-food chains such as McDonalds or Hungry Jacks, where one could catch a quick meal.
There is also the famous Gopal Restaurant or the Swanston Walk Café, where one could enjoy great food.St. Kilda is a breathtaking beach that is just a few miles away from the city of Melbourne. One could cycle or rollerblade along the Lower Esplanade of the beach or just get a taste of the best ice-creams from the array of ice-cream parlors in the vicinity. St. Kilda beach also has cafes and shops around, so that one could do their shopping here.
The city of Yarra, which is less than 2 kilometers away from the center of Melbourne, has stores that stock beautiful house wares, furniture and is renowned for bargain shopping. One could pay a visit to the famous Dimmey's or to Church Street to select from the variety of wares it has to offer.Sydney Road has exclusive cafes, restaurants, and book shops.
There are more than just Chinese medicine stores and churches to this area. The people here are known for their large-hearted and generous nature. This area is alive with Turkish and Middle Eastern influence and many bargain stores can be found in this area.
This spot is just 25 minutes away from the city of Melbourne.Melbourne is known for its open-air cafes. Some of the best cafes include the Bhoj Docklands, the Swanston Walk Café, and other such licensed delis. Melbourne is also known for its delicatessen shops and its bars. One could get anything from vegetarian delights to cakes, chocolates and even pizza slices for a price.Williamstown, one of Melbourne's most popular dining destinations, offers a wonderful choice of delicacies to suit one's palette.
One could find something one wishes to eat ? right from Mexican to Oriental to fantastic sea-food and exquisite wines. It also offers the most panoramic views in the city.The Melbourne Aquarium shows one the aquatic life in Australia. One could see real sharks swimming above their heads through the dome-shaped glass that shows the aquatic life.
People are allowed to photograph the most colorful and the most beautiful of fishes, rays and other sea-life for a small price.As part of thrills and chills, one would be amazed by a 30-Minute show at ScienceWorks, which is a high-voltage theater, opened recently by the Victoria University. It uses cans crushed by effects of a high electric current and insulators that function spectacularly. One could also avail of special concessions for children.One must pay a visit to the famous Philip Islands and see the small wonders of nature ?mini penguins play or just drop in at the Ganesh Temple at Ferntree Gully and say a little prayer. Melbourne also has attractions such as fashion stores, the most famous of them being Target and the other one being Myers.
Camberwell, which is located in Melbourne, has the most beautiful houses with ancient architectural design. It has an array of shopping centers along the lane immediately to the right of the Camberwell station. The one that needs to be checked out is Dunn's Leather Goods, which has miniature show-case items such as a mini-piano, a mini candle-stand and also other electronic items.
Melbourne has the best cycle paths and what more could be better than seeing Melbourne on a cycle? In my opinion, Melbourne is a shopper's paradise and a safe haven for tourists who wish to immerse themselves in an enjoyable holiday..I was born on October 24, 1982 in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. I started writing poems at the age of 17, when I was in my 12th Grade. I won several poetry contests in school and that is what made me decide to get my poems published in anthologies and enter poetry contests. I won the "Editor's Choice Award for Outstanding Performance in Poetry" from ILP, MD, USA in July 2001.
My poems got published in 2 anthologies - Muse Whispers Vol. 2 and Vol. 3. I also write articles on a freelance basis.This was a great boost to me. I plan to publish my own book of poems in a few more months.
By: Sharmila Shankar