Continuation from Melbourne Day 3: Victoria Hall & Queen Victoria Market Again (Part 1)
We dropped off our QVM’s shopping goods and had perhaps 2 hours of good sleep at the hostel before heading out. The beds at Victoria Hall were luring us again! Hehe
Remember we bought tram tickets at Flinders Street Station on the first day? We’re going to use it now for our trip to St Kilda. We learned that you just need to validate your metcard ticket one time once you get on the tram (for daily full fare zone 1 ticket).
St Kilda is a city suburb of Melbourne, located just 6km south of Melbourne. The main draws of St Kilda are the beach and food.
We waited to nearly 1/2 hour for the tram as we missed one just as we cross the road to the tram stop. The tram ride from La Trobe Street/Swanston Street tram stop to St Kilda took about 20 minutes. We reached St Kilda around 4pm. Initially we wanted to go to Brighton Beach (which is famous for its colorful beach houses) as well but looking at the time constraint, we have to choose either one. We go for St Kilda as Brighton Beach is further away and train is needed to get there.
St Kilda pier. A place that I ‘so’ wanted to go but were too lazy to walk there. Haha
Tsk it was deem far as we are heading to the opposite direction for other attractions.
Yeah I know it looks near. That’s because I zoomed it.
Palais Theatre, the largest theater in Australia. This used to be a movie theatre but is now use for live performing venue. In fact Adam Lambert will be performing in Palais Theatre in his Glam Nation Tour on 19th October 2010 to a sold out crowd. Woot woot!
We went in to have a look and well it’s some sort like the Happy Fun Park I visited not long ago, only smaller.
After that we walked to Acland Street for its famous cakes & restaurants.
Acland Street stretches very long (almost the whole length of St Kilda beach) however a large portions of the road are residential areas (flats, mansions… some are really beautiful).
We got off at La Trobe Street/Swanston Street tram stop again and walked back to our hostel from there. It was evening and the sun was setting.
This is the intersection of La Trobe Street & Russell Street.
On the left is the Francis Ormond Building, home to RMIT University. On the right is Old Police Headquarter building which has now turned into apartments. Further down on the right is Victoria Hall, our zzzzzzz place.
Taken with TZ-7
This is also one of the many roads in Melbourne CBD where you need to do a hook turn. Will tell you more about this in later post.
We did plenty of walks on day 3 and by night fall our bodies & legs were aching. Our dinner were at a Chinese shop at Lygon Street (a stone throw away from Victoria Hall). The restaurant name is No. 1 Steamboat but we did not order steamboat. Instead we had Lemon Chicken Rice @ AUD7.80 & Chinese dumplings @ AUD3.70. Both were delicious!
Stay tuned for day 4 (which is going to be a blast!)