The night before our flights, we discovered we were flying in to Avalon airport, which is 50 minutes from Melbourne CBD. Our plan was to have a no car trip. So Dave found we could take the train to the city. Our flight arrived early, we took a cab over to Lara train station and rode the V-line to Southern Cross station.
|Southern Cross Station|
|St Augustine's Church|
|Plaque for St Augustine's Church|
|Art on the South Bank walkway|
(rescue helicopter in the oval)
|Hosier Lane Street Art (Hosier Lane)|
The one bedroom apartment we rented is on the 32nd floor. It had a small balcony and an amazing view. Busy streets below and looking into nearby apartments. Not our daily lifestyle. After settling in the apartment, we walked to Chin Chin's Thai restaurant which was recommended to me. I ordered BBQ Salmon wrapped in banana leaf - which was delicious. Dave was less happy with his meal.
|Our view from 32nd floor|
|Pedestrian bridge across the Yarra River|
The Lock Bridge
|Dave's choice for Breakfast|
|Coconut Crusted Brioche|
Following a rest and a swim, we ventured back out for dinner at Om Vegetarian - with freshly made Indian Dahl and naan bread, rice and veggies, all you can eat.
Our flight was 9am at Avalon so we made a plan to take the airport bus directly from Southern Cross Station - departure time 7am. Overall, a short but enjoyable visit to Melbourne.
|Skyline near Princess Bridge on St Kilda Road|