Melbourne

Whats on in Melbourne – Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th December 2008

Wicked
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Carl Barron – comedian
Mondo Panto, Sisters Grimm
A Christmas Carol

or we could treat ourselves to gold class tickets at the Crown and see one of these flicks premiering on Thursday 4 December 2008 –

Four Christmases – Stars Reece Witherspoon
High School Musical 3: Senior Year    – Stars a bunch of nitwits
Passengers    – sounds interesting
Quarantine   – sounds interesting
The Wolf Man  – stars Anthony Hopkins – sounds good – got my vote🙂

Old Melbourne Gaol
The Old Melbourne Gaol is located on Russell St (between Victoria and La Trobe St) and comprises of the Old Melbourne Gaol, former City Watch House and City Court One of the Old Magistrates` Court. Telephone 8663 7228   Getting There:
By Train – Melbourne Central Station (2 min walk)
By Tram – City Circle Tram Stop – corner of La Trobe and Russell Street:Tram No. 24, Stop No. 7
Opening Hours:
Open daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm (closed Christmas Day and Good Friday)
Admission Fees:
Adult – $18.00   Child – $9.50   Concession – $14.00  Family – $44.00

“Victoria’s first prison, the Old Melbourne Gaol is one of Melbourne’s oldest surviving buildings. This imposing bluestone institution is where 136 people, including infamous bushranger Ned Kelly, were hanged.

The building was a focus during some of Australia’s most significant historical moments, including the Gold Rush, the Eureka Stockade Rebellion and World War ll.

Night tours run four nights a week. Explore the imposing interior of the Old Melbourne Gaol at night when it would normally be locked and left to the restless souls within. Experience a creative blend of cutting edge theatre and historical fact that brings the forbidden secrets of the prison life by candlelight.”     from Visit Melbourne

Here is the ticketek link “Hangman’s Night tours”

Links to Hotels in Melbourne

Travelodge Hotel Southbank Melbourne

Booked Hotel for Mon 1st Dec to Wed 3rd December, twin room, includes breakfast.

Travelodge Southbank

Travelodge Southbank

TRANSPORT LINKS

Tourist Shuttle Bus (FREE)

The Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle is a free hop-on, hop-off service, operating between 9.30am and 4.30pm daily.
The service’s new-look buses stop at key destinations both in and around the city, providing an alternative to the City Circle Tram which still operates through the city centre and Docklands.
Stops on the Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle route include:

  1. Arts Centre precinct on St Kilda Road
  2. Federation Square at front of St. Paul’s cathedralTourist Shuttle Bus
  3. Exhibition Street north of Little Collins Street
  4. Melbourne Museum and Carlton Gardens
  5. Lygon Street south of Faraday Street 
  6. University of Melbourne on Grattan Street
  7. Queen Victoria Market on Peel Street 
  8. William Street north of Bourke Street 
  9. Southbank south of  Queen’s  Bridge
  10. Sports and Entertainment Precinct on Olympic Blvd
  11. The Shrine and Royal Botanic Gardens

 

Wish List of places and attractions to see

In the Fitzroy Gardens –
Cooks Cottage
Sinclair’s Cottage
The carved Fairies’ Tree
The model Tudor Village of miniature buildings

Map of Fitzroy Gardens

Map of Fitzroy Gardens

Princess Theatre

Queen Victoria Market

St Patricks Cathedral

Federation Square

Immigration Museum

National Gallery

City Museum at Old Treasury
Spring Street (top end of Collins Street)
Melbourne 3000 Victoria
T (03) 9651 2233
Has permanent exhibitions on – Built on Gold, Gold & Prosperity, and whilst we are there (on saturday) a special exhibition on magic and magicians entitled Hocus Pocus

EATS

Fifteen Melbourne
Basement, 115 – 117 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
(Enter through George Parade) 

Young & Jackson Pub
Cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts Melbourne

3 Responses to “Melbourne”

  1. Lynda Says:

    The tourist shuttle bus sounds great as it services most of the places we want to visit, also the city is a nightmare to drive in, hook turns, still not sure on the purpose of those. Heard that it is hard to get a booking to eat at fifteen because it is extremely popular so we may need to book in advance. The old treasury ” GOLD ” museum will be a hit with me.

  2. Kay Says:

    Hi ya babe,
    yes I thought the shuttle sounded too good to be true, they give a commentary as you go along which sounds great!!! I’m thinking for the hotel the one at southbank, it’s a bit out of the way of the madness of the city, but within easy walk of all transport, apparently there are great places to eat close by and a 7 11 for nibbles. We don’t have to go to 15, maybe just pop in for a drink to check the place out… I realise I have put a lot on the list haha to do in 2 days, will talk to you tonight about it some more. xoxo K

  3. Lynda Says:

    Only two and a half weeks to go!!!!!
    For me thats 3 days at school, 3 day shifts & 4 night shifts at work , it will come around really quickly, but not quick enough.
    Looks like there could be an antique shop opening up here in town, only small and probably overpriced but something else to do.
    Lyn is looking forward to meeting you and talking about librarians business, so looks like her hubby Neil and I will talk about detecting. Lyn has already told hubby if they go away they “MUST” be home by Dec 4, thems the orders and he`s not game to dispute the matter.
    Give you a call over the weekend, catch ya later, Lynda xxx


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