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9-day Melbourne Itinerary


Travelled in Jan 2023 - mask-wearing, swab tests, quarantine not required. Travel as per normal pre-covid times. Visa is required.



Finally back in Melbourne after 7yrs!

Day 1

0900h: Arrive at Melbourne Airport

- Get data SIM card from Optus

SkyBus to Southern Cross Station

Stored luggage here - Airbnb not ready for check-in

Cafe // Archie's All Day - lunch

Melbourne Museum

- Carlton Gardens

- Royal Exhibition Building

Cafe // Higher Ground

Back to Southern Cross Station, collect luggage

To Brunswick, check-in to Airbnb

Day 2

The Rose Street Artists' Market

Cafe // Axil Coffee Roasters

Cook's Cottage, Fitzroy Gardens

Shandong Mama (Chinese dumplings) - lunch

National Gallery of Victoria

- Alexander McQueen pop-up exhibit

- "Temple of Boom" pop-up exhibit

State Library Victoria

Melbourne Central (mall)

Cafe // Instea (BBT in perfume-looking bottles)

DooBoo (Korean stew) - dinner

Day 3

0725h: Melbourne Marriot Hotel - Pick-up for Great Ocean Road Tour

Torquay Beach


Eastern View Memorial Arch

Kennett River (spot koalas)

Apollo Bay - lunch

Maits Rest Rainforest Walk

Port Campbell National Park

- Twelve Apostles

- Island Archway

- The Razorback

- Loch Ard Gorge

2030h: Back to Melbourne

McDonald's - dinner

Day 4

Cafe // Lobbs

Naturipe Fruits - strawberry picking

Cafe // Humble Rays - lunch

Cafe // INI Studio

Library at the Dock

Back to Airbnb

Flakes on Sydney Rd - dinner (UberEats)

Day 5

Cafe // Code Black Coffee

Cafe // Bakemono Bakers

Chinese Museum

SamSam Chicken (Korean fried chicken) - lunch

Federation Square, ACMI

Flinders Street Station

Lukumades (Greek donuts)

Queen Victoria Market - Summer Night Market

Back to Airbnb

McDonald's - dinner

Day 6

SamSam Chicken (Korean fried chicken) - lunch

Cafe // Black Star Pastry

Luna Park

Fat Jak's - dinner

Day 7

Cafe // Market Lane Coffee

South Melbourne Market

- Agathe Patisserie

Cafe // Bench Coffee Co.

1345h: Immigration Museum - Pick-up for Philip Island Tour

Phillip Island Koala Reserve

Pyramid Rock

Flynns Beach

Summerland Beach

The Nobbies + dinner

Penguin Parade

0000h: Back to Melbourne

Day 8

Cafe // ONA Coffee

Rippon Lea Estate

Leo's Spaghetti Bar - lunch

Melbourne Central, Max Therapy (massage)

Barkly Square

- Kmart

- Woolworths

The Dojo Ramen Bar - dinner

Day 9

0800h: Check-out of Airbnb

Cafe // The Hardware Societe - brunch

1000h: Southern Cross Station, SkyBus to Airport

1030h: Arrive at Melbourne Airport

Cafe // St. Ali Coffee

1320h: Depart for S'pore

1800h: Arrive at Changi Airport

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