Saturday, April 4, 2015

Australia - Tasmania / Melbourne - Day 9 (Part 2 - To do/see, to stay, to eat)

To do:
Great Ocean Road


Great Ocean Road

We arrived right on dot at the pick up point at Federation Square East and within minutes a long line started to form behind us. I nearly forgotten we haven't yet paid and immediately went to the empty cashier counter while SO queued in line for the seats. Soon after, the cashier queue is also jammed up.
Great Ocean Road

Phew! We are lucky to get a window seat on the left at upper deck. Remember to take the window seat on the left as this is where you can see the ocean views.

Great Ocean Road

The ocean road coastal views is as good as i remembered. Some of the places we stopped are the Twelve Apostles,Gibson Steps, Loch Ard Gorge, Island Arch and Razorback. The timing stops at Gibson, Loch Ard Gorge, Island Arch and Razorback is tight and requires very brisk walking but i love the excercise after a long bus ride.
Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road
I don't remember the Gibson steps and Razorback stops from my previous trip but then again i took this tour like at least 10 years ago. Its good to write this blog so i can read and reminisce years down the road and say wah i did this!

To Eat:

Y&J cafe
- 2.5 stars, mid-range

Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Y&J cafe
Food is not too bad but the wait for the food is long. Don't order if you have a musical or something as we saw a table where some of the food is not completely served after an hour and they have to cancel their order or miss their show. I not sure if this is standard wait time but every where is packed on Friday night. This is one of the cafes that have a table without at least an hour wait time.

Movida Bar de Tapas - unrated
1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Tip: On friday nights reservation must be made in advance to avoid disappointment in the CBD. The popular places are packed to the brim.

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