From sunny Sydney to rainy Melbourne

When you think of Australia your first thought is probably SYDNEY, one of the most beautiful cities of the world and as sometimes mistaken not the capital of the country. Thinking further Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne come to mind. Melbourne was the second city I visit in Australia. It wasn´t really on my list at first to be honest, but as often while travelling. my plan changed.
Thanks to Facebook I met a lovely girl who planned a trip down the Great Ocean Road and the city of Melbourne. Without thinking too much about it, I just booked the same trip and we then met for the first time in a hostel in central Melbourne. Unfortunately we didn´t get to share a hostelroom, but a lovely first-night-dinner at Nando´s made up for it. I think after that evening we both already knew that we would get along very well and after a few days it felt like we had been friends for years. (She is coming to visit me in my hometown next weekend, yeah)

The next morning our three day adventure along the Great Ocean Road started. Now, I am not going to talk about that too much in this post, because we want to know about Melbourne, right?...and I could easily fill two pages just for the three day roadtrip.

Maybe you should know that the weather in Melbourne was quiet bad when we were there which made us wish for warm Sydney sun. As well as Sydney Melbourne has different beaches. The difference is that they are more European like then Sydney´s dreamy surfing spots. On one sunny day we took a walk from Brighton Beach to St.Kilda  which I would highly recommend. It was one of the most relaxed days. You can sit down in a nice café and just keep walking for hours. Just don´t forget the sunscreen, trust me!
In the CBD we spent loads of time at Max Brenner and other yummy cafes or foodcourts. Melbourne has a lot to offer foodwise. Especially Asian food is easy to find due to the high Asian population, but it is not only a foodie city, it is also a sport city. We were told about various stadiums and events.

If you like it a bit more relaxed you can enjoy a walk along the Yarra river or look at the older architecture or visit Queen Victoria Market where you can find everything. It is basically a big market to find some goos souvenirs for the loved ones.

My favorite “adventure” was definitely our day trip to the Hot Springs and Mornington Peninsula. We were a really chilled group and it was a super fun day (even though the weather wasn´t good at all) First on the list was a stop at a winery for a delicious wine tasting. Then we were treated to a yummy barbecue lunch before heading to the Hot Springs. For me it was the first time visiting Hot Springs and let me tell you, it was amazingggg. We had fantastic views and  everything was built up super nicely. They had various different pools and it was very spacious.

Even if you are only in Melborune  for a few days I would surely recommend a visit.;)

Nevertheless, if you have to pick a city for your vacay I would definitely recommend Sydney. I found that the weather there is better most of the time and to be honest I love, love,love Sydney´s beaches and I think no one should miss visiting them.
If you want to know more about my time in Sydney, let me know in the comments!!


  1. It looks pretty there. I love all the pictures you took.

  2. I always thought Melbourne sounds like a fun place to explore, but also a good place to live for a while (mostly because of all that good food!)

    I never thought of it as a place with rubbish weather though! I have so much to learn!

    1. Most of the times the weather is a bit better in Sydney and more on the Est Coast, but I think we also had bad luck with the weather in Melbourne.

  3. Thanks for sharing - have a brother in that area, so on my bucket list to go and explore hopefully soon. Happy New Year to you all

  4. I always wanted to visit those places. Australia seems like such a fun place!

  5. Melbourne is definitely a city on my wishlist, as is the great ocean road drive!

    1. The Great Ocean Road is beautiful,we did a three day trip and added the Grampians National Park.;)