Melbourne and Surrounds
City Skyline from Docklands taken by Peter Dunphy
Flinders Street Station taken by Mark Chew
Federation Square taken by Peter Dunphy
While staying at Kyneton Bushland Resort why not spend a day in the states capital, Melbourne, and find out what this beautiful city has to offer.
Bourke Street was established as the heart of Melbourne with its theatres and music halls in the1860s while Collins Street with its fashionable shops and restaurantsattracted the well-to-do and members of the medical profession. Tram tracks were laid giving Melbourne the distinctive form of transport it still holds today. In 1906 the first electric tram service was introduced and the entire railway system became electric between 1918 and 1923.
The waves of European migration following the second world war brought a mix of cultures and foods to the city which has made Melbourne one of the world’s most multicultural cities.
The 1990s saw tremendous surge of development in Melbourne, including Southbank , Crown Entertainment Complex and the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. The Docklands redevelopment began in 1996 and Federation square opened in 2002.
Some attractions and events in Melbourne are:
- Grand Prix in March
- Moomba in March
- Melbourne Food and Wine Festival in March
- International Flower Show in March/April.
- Comedy Festival in April
- Melbourne Jazz International Festival in June
- Melbourne International Arts Festival in October
- Melbourne Cup Carnival in November
- Melbourne Zoo (includes Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary)
- Crown Casino
- IMAX Cinemas
- Science Works
- Royal Exhibition Building
- Melbourne Museum & Immigration Museum
- Melbourne Aquarium
- Shrine of Remembrance
- M.C.G. & National Sports Museum
- Old Melbourne Gaol
- Federation Square
- Queen Victoria Market
- River Cruises
- Fosters Australia Brewery
- Melbourne Observation Deck - Rialto tower
- Eureka Skydeck
How to Get There:
Catch the train from Kyneton to Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne. VLine (www.vline.com.au) can be contacted on 136196 to check timetables and fares.
Directions from Kyneton Bushland Resort to Melbourne
For those wishing to take the car a City Link pass is recommended and can be purchased by calling 132629, paying in person at Australia Post or online at CityLink. The drive itself will take about an hour from the Resort along the Calder Freeway (M79) and on to the Tullamarine Freeway.