Melbourne 2001

Geoffrey and Galen visited Melbourne in January, 2001.  This web shows some of the experiences enjoyed around the capital of Victoria, Australia. Please travel along with them to Melbourne.  Click on the thumbnail pictures on this page to visit each section. 

Index of sections

Urban Views -  Grand monuments and classic buildings blend in with the modern streetscape.  These  pictures show major buildings and street activity. The Shrine of Remembrance is the Gateway to the Urban Views section
Gardens - Melbourne is lush with public gardens and captivates visitors with a fine zoo that introduced Galen to butterfly madness. Clicking on these Fitzroy Gardens flowers will take you to the gardens section
Tours - Thanks to the recommendation of our guest house owner, we discovered Rainbow Tours.  We signed up for three day-long excursions.   The pictures  from the sections below were taken while enjoying the service and insight of Paul from Rainbow Tours. Visit the web site of our spectacular tour guide
Wineries - Australian wine is very well done, and a great value in comparison with domestic U.S. wines.  The day we spent visiting wineries came complete with tasty wine and great countryside vistas.
Great Ocean Road - A full day and evening of one incredible sight after another!  Rainbow Tours took us on an immensely satisfying day to the Northwest of Melbourne. One of the Views of the Twelve Apostles seen from the Great Ocean Road
Kangaroos and Koalas - We succumbed to the animal icons of Australia on the third of our Rainbow Tours day trips. A hungry koala didn't mind voyeurs, ... so long as the leaves were tender
Home Base - 169 Drummond, our guest house, provided comfort and an excellent center for our excursions. The house is located in Carlton around the corner from hot Lygon Street with its restaurants and street life. Entrance to the 163 Drummond Guest house
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Our Melbourne visit was enhanced by Rainbow Tours.  We recommend them.
Galen Workman 2001-2002  Please also visit the main web pages at Ozdachs!