Tag: Melbourne

Discover ACMI with kids.

Discover ACMI with kids.

Are you looking for a museum experience the whole family can enjoy? We have found it right here in Melbourne at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.( ACMI) Located at Federation Square, across the road from the famous Flinders Street Station, ACMI has something […]

Exploring the Docklands, Melbourne.

Exploring the Docklands, Melbourne.

The Docklands in Melbourne is fast becoming THE place to visit. When staying in Melbourne we have usually chosen the centre of town or in the Southbank area. We spent a weekend in the ever changing Docklands precinct and think you should check it out too! We […]

Sky high in Melbourne.

Sky high in Melbourne.

Eureka Skydeck.

I think we have found the best way to discover Melbourne! Head up! You can gain amazing views of this fabulous city and really get your groundings for when you explore the city streets.

Eureka Skydeck is located in the Eureka Tower building up on the 88th floor. It takes around 35 seconds to get to the top! 297m high! With the gold square on the top that glitters in the sun, you can’t miss it!

Once at the top you can explore the 360 degree views across this amazing city. It is  highest public observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere.

Eureka Skydeck
View Towards Station Pier.

There are some great signed telescopes for kids and adults to use to help locate our famous landmarks. We discovered the MCG, the Shrine, Flinders street station and the Art Centre.

Eureka Tower
Woody found the Shrine.

In conjunction with enjoying the great views you can live on the edge by taking part in the EDGE adventure!  The glass room moves out from the 88th floor and suspended us all almost 300 meters high above Melbourne city. The kids thought this was really fun and even though I don’t particularly like enclosed spaces I loved the fun of it all! ( this is extra on top of your entry ticket)

Eureka Skydeck
The View across to Fed Square.

 

Extra Information.

The Skydeck is accessible for wheelchair users.

Opening hours 10am-10pm

We spent 1.5 hours experiencing the views. ( our wait for the Edge experience was around 40 minutes)

Cafe and bathrooms on site.

For tickets and more info head here.

The Tower is located in the Southbank area so lots of dining options available.

*We were hosted by Eureka Skydeck and as always our opinions are our own.

 

 

 

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium SEA LIFE  Aquarium in Melbourne is situated on the banks of the Yarra River and the perfect place to explore with kids. My kids love places where they can do some hands on learning and the Aquarium did not disappoint. We arrived […]

Family friendly City of Frankston.

Family friendly City of Frankston.

Showcasing some of the best beaches and open spaces along Port Phillip Bay the City of Frankston is a great place for families. Whether you are a local, visitor or tourist this area has some of best family focussed experiences you will find. With great […]

Caldermeade Farm and Cafe.

Caldermeade Farm and Cafe.

We discovered a great outdoor farm experience without having to do a day trip!

We explored Caldermeade Farm which we had seen a few times when driving to Phillip Island and Inverloch.

There are animals to watch, some to pat, a playground, an old tractor, lots of green space to run and a cafe!

You can even watch the cows being milked at 3pm to really complete your farm experience.

Perfect place for kids to learn more about a working farm.

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Caldermeade Farm
Green space to play
Caldermeade Farm
New baby calves
Caldermeade Farm
Tractors to play on
Caldermeade Farm
Warm fire inside

Caldermeade Farm & Cafe  is open every day except Christmas day

Opening times:

9am – 5pm weekends, public holidays and school holidays
9am – 4pm weekdays

Location:

We are located at:
4385 South Gippsland Highway Caldermeade 3984

Telephone: 03 5997 5000
Fax: 5997 5111
Email: enquiries@caldermeadefarmandcafe.com.au

Wheelchair access:

There are two accessible car spots. The path around the cafe is gravel with grass across the paddock area. Cooper was able to drive his power chair easily across the grass to look at all the animals.

Into the cafe there is a slight lip but easy to travel over. The flooring is timber floorboards.

The bathroom has a handrail (R) on the toilet and wider door opening. ( no automation on doors)

There is picnic table seating outdoors.

Extra tips:

Wear gumboots

Free to visit

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Caldermermead Farm and Cafe

Beach accessibility. Exploring beaches across Frankston and Kingston. Melbourne.

Beach accessibility. Exploring beaches across Frankston and Kingston. Melbourne.

Beach Accessibility across Kingston and Frankston. Melbourne. The beginning. I grew up going to the beach every weekend with my family. We could walk or we would pack up the car and make a day of it. When we decided to become parents I dreamed of […]

Om Nom Dessert Bar Melbourne

Om Nom Dessert Bar Melbourne

My name is Cooper a.k.a The Wheel foodie. I was very lucky to experience the degustation dessert menu at Om Nom Dessert bar in Melbourne.

Christmas in Melbourne.

Christmas in Melbourne.

Each year we enjoy heading into the city of Melbourne to experience Christmas.  It is summer time with warm nights are perfect for strolling through the city streets. Last year we stayed overnight in the city as a mini getaway.  There is so much happening at this time of year its the perfect place to adventure with kids.

Our first stop is always Myer to see the Christmas windows which will be unveiled on November 10th this year. Each year over 1.2 million people come to see these famous windows and this year is the 60th birthday celebration.

Details:

314-336 Bourke Street  Melbourne  3000 | Map

Telephone: 1800 811 611 | 03 9661 1111

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The Hungry Peacock Cafe and The Messy Shed.

The Hungry Peacock Cafe and The Messy Shed.

Looking for the perfect place to explore with young kids to develop imagination, cooperative play, sensory skills and both fine and gross motor? Wanting the kids to enjoy messy play but not in your own house? or is that just me? Look no further! PLEASE […]