Im going to Melbourne on 01-11 March 2014, and it will be my first time visiting here.
I have made my itinerary, and would like to have some feedback if its good enough or not.
Also , still confuse whether to choose between Novotel on Collins or Mantra on Russell for the accommodation ( in terms of location/room/bed/bathroom/cleanliness/facilities ) and I got the similar price from these two properties.
Whats the weather like on that period ? What clothing should I pack to wear ?
01 Mar : arrive Melbourne in the morning, free time
03 Mar : drive back to Melbourne
04 Mar : go to Mornington Peninsula early morning for hot spring bath , visit Sorrento Beach
05 Mar : explore the laneways , in the evening go to concert at Rod Laver Arena (is it walking distance from hotel ? other alternative, how much is taxi fare ? )
06 Mar : morning visit QV market , take full lap of Melbourne Visitor Shuttle Bus , then visit Fitzroy Garden
07 Mar : enjoy morning coffee at Degraves Street, take tram to Harbour Town Docklands , have special birthday dinner at Conservatory at Crown ( which one is better : Conservatory or Melba ? and why ? )
08 Mar : take bus / tram to : DFO South Wharfs , visit Royal Botanic Gardens , see & enjoy the Moomba Festival
09 Mar : go to St Kilda , explore Acland Street & Esplanade Sunday Market , Brighton Beach (take pics of bathing boxes) , sunset view (where's the best spot?) , see some penguins at the Pier
10 Mar : free time for resting and packing for tomorrow's flight back home
11 Mar : flying back home (morning)
Thanks guys !