Hi, I’m Anthony and I’m a second year postgraduate student at the Melbourne Business School.
It’s been a year since I moved to Melbourne. My first six months here were a lot of fun. Melbourne’s public transport system allows you to get to pretty much wherever you would like to go, so the need for a car is not a pressing one. Living in UniLodge D1, you have a tram stop on the parallel street and you are in the heart of the city within a fifteen-minute walk.
While I haven’t done a whole lot of exploring myself, here are some of the places I have visited and the things I’ve done during my time so far. If you are the outgoing social type of person, you have no shortages when it comes to bars and restaurants in the city. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous then a short tram ride to Chapel Street would also appeal to you. For those who enjoy basking in the sun, the Botanical Gardens is a short tram ride away and the beach is not very far away as well out in St. Kilda.
The Queen Victoria is a short walk away where you can grab some fresh produce and also experience the summer and winter night markets that happen on Wednesday evenings during the seasons. The Melbourne Zoo is a popular tourist attraction as well for those interested in animals and wildlife. For the sports fanatics, you can catch AFL games at the stadiums and if you are here in January then you can witness the Australian Open down at Melbourne Park. For those interested in art, the National Gallery of Victoria is known for its exhibits.
There is a lot to do in Melbourne irrespective of your interests and hobbies. And as one of the world’s most livable cities, it truly lives up to its name.