Exploring Melbourne for a day

Exploring Melbourne for a day
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The desire for adventure and exploring new places doesn’t stop when we are at home in Melbourne.

On this day I decided to venture into the city with the big kids and be tourists for a day. We wanted to try a few things we hadn’t done before so off we went!

To reach the city it’s about an hour train trip from where we live. Kids over 4 need a ticket to ride and our system here in Melbourne is called Myki. The kids Mykis cost $3 per card then you add value into that to use the system. Cards can be topped up at most stations at machines.

For the day in the city it cost $3.76. You need to tap on and off. For more information about public transport head here.

My kids love the train as they get to chat to lots of different people along the way. It’s always entertaining for sure!


Arriving in the city at Flinders street we headed to the National Gallery of Victoria.

The kids loved the famous waterfall wall! We were here to explore an exhibit called Tromarama. It’s especially designed for kids and on showing until October 18th. Entry is free.

The kids loved playing and creating together. They made stop motion movies together with Coop directing!

There’s always something happening at the NGV and somewhere you can explore time and time again.

We then made our way up Swanston street to Lonsdale street for lunch at the Emporium.

The food court is amazing and has so many choices from around the world. We chose Vietnamese Pho beef and chicken and it was beautiful. ( small bowl pictured was $9Aud)

Above the food level is Myer kids which was perfect as Cooper insists on going everything he’s in the city. There are escalators straight up but the lift is a bit more tricky so you have to walk over the little bridge and then to level 4 and 4E.

Myer has done a great job with their kids toy section. There are lots of hands on displays and some amazing Lego constructions.


We headed back out into the fresh air and watched some street performers on Bourke street mall. Larumba were playing which made us all want to travel to South America!

We then headed up Union Lane (towards the station) to discover some street art and had great discussions about graffiti , tagging and art. Melbourne Walkabout tours do street art tours which have great reviews too and will show you all the best street art spots.

Before boarding the train home we grabbed a handful of sweets from the Sugar Station on Elizabeth street to enjoy on the long trip home.

Over the day we walked 10kms! and loved exploring our town like tourists.

What’s your favourite experience in Melbourne?

Exploring Melbourne for a day

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