10 days in Melbourne #BeckyinOzzie

Thank you to Tourism Australia & tourism Victoria for the superb itinerary as below; all 10 days of it!

Anyone has any other places to recommend or any particular activity/things to eat/buy at any of the places i’m visiting?? ;-)
Feedback & recommendation appreciated!

Day 1: Arrival & Melbourne City - here!
Day 2: Yarra Valley & Domaine Chandon – here!
Day 3: Rochford Winery & Phillip Island – here!
Day 4: San Remo & Churchill Island – here!
Day 5: The Chocolate Factory & Sunny Ridge – here!
Day 6: Horse riding & Peninsula Hot Springs – here!
Day 7: South Yarra & Deck of Secrets – here!
Day 8: Walking tour & shark walk at Melbourne Aquarium – here!
Day 9: Departure. Bye bye Melbourne! – here!
Day 10 – Hello Malaysia! Roti canai & Nasi Lemak, come to mama! ;-)

10 days in Melbourne: Itinerary – Day 9, 26th Feb 2011 #BeckyinOzzie

SATURDAY 26 FEBRUARY

Breakfast
Causeway 353

0815
Transfer to airport with Gold Class Limousines

Gold Class Limousines
34 Rooding Street
Brighton
Tel: 0419 363729

1110
Depart onboard flight SQ238.

10 days in Melbourne: Itinerary – Day 8, 25th Feb 2011 #BeckyinOzzie

FRIDAY 25 FEBRUARY

Breakfast
Causeway 353

0845
Depart to Pelligrini’s
Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar needs only a couple of photos to demonstrate that everyone has coffee here, from Christy Turlington to Kevin Sheedy, and all us no-names as well. Let’s not forget its granita and the consoling uniformity of all its pasta dishes.

Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar
66 Bourke Street
Tel: (03) 9662 1885

0900 – 1030
Walking tour

Hidden Secrets
PO Box 12830
Melbourne VIC 8006
Tel: (03) 9663 3358
Fax: (03) 9329 9664
www.hiddensecretstours.com

1100 – 1230
Shark walk at Melbourne Aquarium
Melbourne Aquarium is a unique journey over four levels featuring displays of coral atolls, mangrove swamps, billabongs and a rock pool, which lead to a spectacular 2.2 million litre Oceanarium. Enjoy a close encounter with sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and dozens of schools of colourful fish.

Melbourne Aquarium
Cnr. Kings Way & Queens Wharf Road
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: (03) 9923 5999
Fax: (03) 9620 0222
www.melbourneaquarium.com.au

1230
Freetime!

Overnight
Causeway 353

10 days in Melbourne: Itinerary – Day 7, 24th Feb 2011 #BeckyinOzzie

THURSDAY 24 FEBRUARY

Breakfast
Brooklands of Mornington
Depart to Melbourne.

1015
Frankston Waterfront for the sand sculpting exhibition.

Frankston Waterfront,
7 Pier Promenade (off Nepean Hwy)
Frankston

1200
Visit

St Kilda
St Kilda is one of Melbourne’s beach side suburbs and does a frenetic Friday night whirl with laidback Saturday morning style featuring extra panache. Wander the esplanade to take in the ocean breezes, rollerblade along the beachside or try Acland Street for a fulfilling breakfast or a morning tea of delectable cakes.

Acland Street a land of tastes, cakes and fashion, where it’s Sunday seven days a week! It is a bustling, vibrant street with an eclectic mix of restaurants, wine bars and continental cake shops. During the day the streets are lined with people drinking lattes, at night they’re buzzing with clubbers and night owls.

1300
Lunch

At Fringe Café

Fringe Cafe
73 Acland St
St Kilda VIC 3182
Tel: (03) 9593 8550

10 days in Melbourne: Itinerary – Day 6, 23rd Feb 2011 #BeckyinOzzie

WEDNESDAY 23 FEBRUARY

Breakfast
Brooklands of Mornington

1000
Horse riding; beach and bush ride.

Gunnamatta Equestrian Centre is a fully integrated Equestrian facility situated in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula offering everyone the opportunity to participate in the exhilarating experience of horse riding. With fully trained, friendly staff and quality well-behaved horses.

Gunnamatta Equestrian Centre
Crn Truemans & Sandy Rds
Rye VIC 3941
Tel: (03) 5988 6755
Fax: (03) 5988 6955
www.gunnamatta.com.au

1300
Lunch

The Baths
The Baths overlooks Sorrento bay, providing a peaceful outlook while serving simple, tasty meals.

The Baths Restaurant
3278 Point Nepean Rd
Sorrento VIC 3942
Tel: (03) 5984 1500
www.thebaths.com.au

1445
Visit

Ashcombe Maze
Ashcombe Maze and Water Gardens features over 25 acres of gardens, including woodland walks, rock gardens, exotic tree forest and water falls. The hedge maze is Australia’s oldest and most famous maze enjoyed by all that face the challenge ‘to lose yourself’.

Ashcombe Maze & Water Gardens
Shoreham Road
Shoreham VIC 3916
Tel: (03) 5989 8387
Fax: (03) 5989 8700
www.ashcombemaze.com.au

10 days in Melbourne: Itinerary – Day 5, 22nd Feb 2011 #BeckyinOzzie

TUESDAY 22 FEBRUARY

Breakfast
Waves

0930
Visit

The Chocolate Factory
Phillip Island Chocolate Factory uses only the finest ingredients and Belgium chocolate in creating their chocolates. Display areas allow visitors to see chocolates being hand made the old fashion way using recipes handed over down the years.

Phillip Island Chocolate Factory
930 Phillip Island Rd
Newhaven VIC 3925
Tel: (03) 5956 6600
Fax: (03) 5956 6823
www.phillipislandchocolatefactory.com.au

1015
Depart for Mornington Peninsula
A popular vacation destination, the Mornington Peninsula curves lazily southwards from Melbourne down Port Phillip Bay to a patchwork of bushland, hills, vineyards and National Parks. The Mornington Peninsula is a scenic resort region, rich in wineries, golf courses, restaurants and art galleries.

1230
Lunch

Red Hill Estate
Red Hill Estate is a 50 acre cool climate property located on one of the most elevated areas of the Mornington Peninsula, and has fantastic Western Port Bay. Twenty-four acres are under vines, featuring mostly Pinot Noir (five clones) and Chardonnay.

Red Hill Estate
53 Red Hill-Shoreham Road
Red Hill South VIC 3937
Tel: (03) 5989 2838
Fax: (03) 5989 2855
www.redhillestate.com.au