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Alice Springs

When we finished in Melbourne our next place was Alice Springs and road trip. At Alice Springs airport we picked up our small car and started our adventure in the outback.

We started with driving to Alice Springs town. Alice Springs is the second largest town in the Northern territory in Australia. And that tell u something when you see how small the town is. But it is also extremely charming.

I just loved walking around in there. It was so quiet and calm, not like the bigger cities Sydney and Melbourne. They sold beautiful homemade souvenirs and good food and coffee.

It was also very interesting to finally be at a part of Australia that had more Aboriginal residents. The whole time we had travelled around we had just heard about them in different historical places, but not yet seen or met any. In Alice Springs it was many. What I thought I would see was a happy people living a healthy and interesting mix of two cultures. What I saw was sad and poor people, sitting in dirt and hanging on the corner. Even on their own land they can´t seem to be happy.

Anyway, Alice Spring is still a little oasis in the wast desert around it.

Sovereige hill team park

On the way back to Melbourne from the Great ocean road we stopped by Sovereige hill team park.

Sovereige hill is an old gold digger village that is been rebuilt and made in to an historical amusement park. Here you can learn about how the first settlers lived, worked, dressed and ate.

You can buy all sort of old fashion things, eat the original food, see the shows they used to put on, look for gold in the water and go down in the old mines.

It is a lot of fun for the whole family.

The Great Ocean Road

When you visit Melbourne you should try to put of a couple of days for a road trip along The great ocean road. This road is following a beautiful route along the sea, it have been there for many years and is one of the absolute must see when you are in Australia.

Along the road it is a lot of stop offs to chose between. The first place we stopped off was Split point lighthouse. Here you can get a nice first look at the steep cliffs down to the beaches along the ocean. The beautiful lighthouse is right by a nice place to sit down and have something to eat, if you are hungry. A nice and not to busy place to admire  the nature.

One of the more famous stops is The Twelve Apostles. Here you can see nine limestone stacks in the ocean along the cost. It is a magnificent sight. It is also easy to move around on the well maintained boardwalks and paths that are arranged along the cost. Keep to these for your own safety. As the signs keep on reminding you.

Close by is the Lock Ard Gorge. This gorge is named after the clipper ship Lock Ard that ran aground outside the gorge in 1876. Only two people survied Tom Pearce a worker at the ship and a passenger called Eva Carmichael. Tom Pearce managed to swim to Lock Ard Gorge and when he got on land he heard Eva yell for help. He swam out and rescued her as well.  After she was safe on land he climbed the steep cliffs around the gorge and managed to get help from the local settlers to drag Eva out and to safety. Quite an amazing story.

A bit further down the cost is the London Arch. Previously the place was called London bridge until the first arch collapsed in 1990. No one was hurt, but a couple of people was stranded in the London Arch for a while, before they got rescued.

An amazing trip that everyone should take once in their life.



Then we were done with the warm Cains and the Barrier Reef. We left this place to go to Melbourne. Here we stayed with some friends and had a lovely time.

They took us to Melbourne city center were we got a closer look at another of Australia’s great cities. The city is decorated with many interesting and special buildings and art that cud be enough to fill the whole day, just to marvel over the new architect around the next corner.

They are also rich on culture and history. I specially found the Royal Arcade interesting. It was built in 1869 and is Victoria Heritage Registered. If you want to have a look at quirky and cute stores, have a walk down here.

The culture center and meeting place of Melbourne is called Federation Square. It was built in 2002 to give the citizens a place to interact creatively and socially in the great city. While the design of the building surrounding the square is difficult to describe as pretty, it make the place easy to find.

As all cities Melbourne also have a library. But, this library is a bit more then a lot of others. Melbourne is the proud owner of the State Library of Victoria. It contains study rooms, gallery, game room, internet access etc and of course the library itself. All contained in a beautiful building worth to have a look at.

Melbourne central contains come of the more special attractions in Melbourne. It is a shopping center built around Coop´s Shot Tower. Coop´s Shot Tower was built in 1888 and is 50 meters high. The shopping center also have a very special pocket watch that was given from the Japanese as a precent. Every hour it hold a special show. Everyone should have a look at this pocket watch if they ever visit Melbourne.

One of the more popular sightseeing possibilities in Melbourne is the City Circle Tram. This is a old fashion tram that you around the city in a loop that last for 48 min and it is free. It it a great way to get around and you can also learn something on the way.

If you have time also try to visit the National Gallery. It is very popular and a interesting visit if you are a art lover.

Beside that Melbourne is also the perfect place to just relax and go for a picnic in one of the parks or just go out for a meal with some friends. It´s a reason Melbourne have been rated the best city in the world to live in.

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