We started off with a 3am alarm, 4am taxi, and 6am flight. A 3 hour flight to Melbourne (state of Victoria) was so quick compared to out last flights to Dubai and Houston! We caught a shuttle bus (and Beau took a quick nap) from the airport to the city center bus terminal. Then we transferred to a free one that took us to the furnished apartment (Shortstay SouthbankONE) where we would live for the week. We were upgraded from a 2 bedroom, 1 bath to a 2 bedroom, 2 bath so that was really nice plus we could make breakfast and dinner in the apartment.
So Thursday afternoon, we had lunch at Grill'd along the Southbank Promenade and then took a quick walk to see the Eureka Skydeck on 88th floor that overlooks all of Melbourne.
Sculpture in the background is 'Ophelia' by Deborah Halpern
Flinders Street station
Elevator at the top of Eureka Skydeck
We didn't do "The Edge" on the plexiglass floor but there was a place to walk outside
The Yarra River
Flinders Street station with St. Paul's Cathedral behind it.
Melbourne Park where the Australia Open is played.
Emilia by the Lego movie poster of Wild Style
Beau's favorite Emmet
Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium
Outside of the Eureka Tower. The gold crown representing the gold rush and a red stripe representing the blood spilt during the revolt.