Melbourne is referred to as the culture capital of Australia; probably because of how vibrant and sports-mad it is.
My magical experiences in Melbourne
Eureka! You’ve found it! At 197 meters, Melbourne's tallest building, Eureka Tower, is the second-tallest residential building in the world. I was lucky enough to spend a little over a fortnight there and the morning views were especially breathtaking...woah! From the change in the colors of the morning skies to all the parachutes with people in them probably having breakfast at dawn. The 285-meter observation deck is too high, while others throw caution to the wind and go for the Edge Experience, a glass cube that projects three meters outward, I was quite happy sticking to admiring the amazing view.
Graffitied streets with some of the most beautiful incomparable street art. This city has embraced street art: its cobblestone laneways are plastered with graffiti and stencil art. Hosier Lane not only has spectacular works along its couple of hundred meters, but also off its intersection.
Like San Francisco, Melbourne has some of the finest restaurants I’ve been to in my life. More often than not, there’s not enough time to experience them all.There are a few that I’ve been privileged enough to go to like Chin Chin, Calia, Cumulus Inc, Rosetta, and of course - The Pancake Parlour. I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface with the food scene there - so I’ll definitely keep exploring.
The Kit Kat Chocolatory in Melbourne Central was pretty cool. I thought it was a great idea particularly for gifts. For $15 you design your own KitKat - chocolate and fillings, then you design the box and choose your wording. Pick it up the next day after getting a text from the boutique when it is ready. You can also watch a staff member making KitKat by hand.
My family and I had the chance to go to the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, a Southern Ocean and Antarctic aquarium in central Melbourne. We literally went on an interactive ocean adventure filled with amazing discovery around every corner. We did this for a cool 2 hours (yes, that’s how much exciting marine life there is to see.) There was a treasure like game incorporated for the kids so they enjoyed that as we toured the aquarium. The tanks and exhibits were amazing and the talks given at each section were casual, informative and interactive. My biggest takeaway from this adventure was how beautiful and unique God’s creation really is. It’s very easy to forget.
Australia’s first Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N opened in Melbourne and my family and I were excited to try it out (I’m not a mega fan but to be fair, I’d just watched Black Panther so…I went with an open mind) We were in a smaller group which so we totally enjoyed so many cool exhibits and stuff to read. The interactive activities were fun. Our agent x was great.