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Old 02-20-2019, 05:14 AM
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Originally Posted by engineman View Post
When we were in Melbourne we went to Phillip Island to see the penguins.
During my first stay in Melbourne (which was a long one quite a while back), I got to Phillip Island to see the penguins. I also visited Ballarat to see gold rush history in form of a reconstructed gold rush town (which made me think the US Wild West) and few other places (such as Leongatha, etc.) outside Melbourne. I even spent one night in Sydney after viewing a World Cup match with some friends.

During my second visit to Melbourne (which was much shorter & much more recent), I got to Geelong (the wool capital!) and Williamstown (a resort town) within driving distance of the city as well as the Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne and RAAF Museum in Point Cook.

My point is that besides the attractions within Melbourne there are other places of interest to visit within driving distance of city for those who travel to the area.
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Old 02-20-2019, 07:32 PM
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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I saw this thread as being not about Melbourne, but about traveling to any city where the list of attractions are man-made copies of any other cidy's attractions. Like, what city does not have restaurants, malls, golf courses and a zoo and a couple of buildings that pre-date all the others?

You only go to Melbourne (or Copenhagen or Istanbul or Lima) because that's where the airport is when you go to Australia. Me, I went to Darwin, it's just like Melbourne (I suppose), there's just less of it.
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