All posts tagged: things to do in Melbourne

Dandenong Ranges

There’s something refreshing about driving out of a city, away from the high buildings, the chaos and towards the country, like a sense of calm. This is exactly what we did on Sunday, escaped Melbourne and headed towards the Dandenong Ranges. Before you could even whisper the word hike we got distracted. No surprise there. But can you blame us, look what we found in the forest… How surreal is this? Wild parrots and lots of them. It may have had something to do with the family armed with a bag of bird feed but let’s not spoil the story. That would be all down to Jonny and I slinking creepily close to the poor people until we managed to trick some naïve birds that we had food too. Queue our best Ace Ventura impressions. So sadly Jonny managed to finally drag me away, apparently trees are more exciting than wildlife. Your call? But we did go for a long hike through the forest trying to find the waterfall. Let’s just say what we ended …

Melbourne Moonlight Kayak Tour

Don’t you agree the best way to explore a new place is to walk around for hours and see what you stumble across. But is this the funnest? Perhaps not. What about taking in all the sights of Melbourne from the ‘comfort’ of your kayak as you drift along the river through the city. And did I mention the part where you stop and are served fish and chips in your little raft whilst watching the sunset? Don’t tell me you’re not intrigued. This is exactly what happened when we went on a Moonlight Kayak Tour with Jonnys parents and my sister. Going to be honest I was absolutely terrified, I hate, hate, hate the water, and I was being partnered with my sister in a kayak for 2.5hours, who’d be as useful as a chocolate teapot, so things didn’t look promising. But as we floated around it hit me that I was actually really enjoying it. My biggest fears were mainly capsizing, drifting away, and mostly a shark attack, but thank fully we survived with nothing more …