Melbourne is a huge, sprawling city – but there’s so much more to it than Parkville, Carlton and the CBD!

As summer is rolling around, it’s time to get out and explore the suburbs! Here are all the things the GSA team loves to do in suburbia.

Enjoy the beach at Williamstown

Hop on a Williamstown Line train at Flinders Street Station and head out to this lovely old seaside town. It’s a hidden gem, and a wonderful way to spend a sunny afternoon.

You can sit by the beach with fish and chips, and get off at Spotswood for an afternoon at Scienceworks on your way home.

Find out more How to get there

The Japanese Bathhouse

There is a traditional Japanese onsen in Collingwood, inner Melbourne!

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon doing nothing in particular, and if you’re feeling particularly luxurious, indulge in a massage.

Note that the website is very old, but the baths are still open and operating!

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Studley Park Boathouse

Nestled on the banks of the Yarra in leafy Kew, Studley Park Boathouse is a reminder of a bygone era.

Enjoy a walk along the Main Yarra Trail, go boating on the river, or just enjoy a drink on the terrace. This is a perfect place to wind down after a long semester!

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Camberwell Sunday Market

Every Sunday, the carpark of Camberwell’s regular food market fills up with market stalls and food trucks.

The Camberwell Sunday Market, which you can enter by gold coin ($1 or $2) donation to Rotary Victoria, is a Melbourne institution. The stalls are made up of craftspeople selling their wares, professional market traders, and people trying to sell some of their clutter.

Take a lot of small change, and you’ll be amazed what you can come home with!

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Amazing vegan food

We feel pretty comfortable stating that Melbourne is home to some of the best vegetarian and vegan food on the planet.

A few of our team’s favourite spots include:

Collingwood Children’s Farm

Collingwood Children’s Farm is a delight for adults and children alike!

Wander around and meet the animals – or time your visit to enjoy a cuddle with a guinea pig, or learn how to brush a cow.

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Darebin Parklands

Darebin Parklands are only a few kilometres from uni, but they feel like they’re a million miles away.

A walk around the whole park takes about an hour and a half, and winds past duck ponds, streams, and a big grassy area where there are always dogs running around and playing.

You can truly feel like you’ve spent an afternoon in the country without going more than a few hundred meters from a main road.

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Cat Cafe Melbourne

If you’re in need of a cuddle, Cat Cafe Melbourne is home to fifteen cats (including Shakespeare!).

Cat Cafe Melbourne was Australia’s first Cat Cafe, and all its cats are cuddly, delightful, and excited to get to know you. Book a time, and enjoy a coffee and a snuggle.

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Enjoy the beach at Williamstown

在Flinders车站搭乘Williamstown列车,前往这个可爱的古老海滨小镇。它可是隐藏宝藏哦!是度过一个阳光明媚的下午的美好方式。你可以坐在海滩边吃炸鱼薯条,还可以在回家的路上探索在 Spotswood的Scienceworks!

The Japanese Bathhouse

在Collingwood有一个传统的日本温泉!

享受一个放松的下午,还可以享受奢侈的按摩哦!

请注意,这家网站看起来有些古老,但浴室仍开放运营哦。

Studley Park Boathouse

坐落在枝繁叶茂的Yarra河畔的Studley公园船屋让人想起了一个逝去的时代。

沿着Yarra小径散步,在河上划船,或者在露台上喝一杯。这是一个在漫长的学期后可以让你放松下来的好地方!

Camberwell Sunday Market

每个星期天,Camberwell市场都停满了市场摊位和食品车。

Camberwell周日市场,你可以用一枚小金币(1澳元或2澳元)捐赠给Rotary Victoria后进入。摊位商品缤纷多彩,有卖自产商品的工匠、也有专业的市场小铺,还有出售杂物的个人摊位。

带上一些小零钱,就可以把惊喜带回家哦!

Amazing vegan food

墨尔本可是这个星球上最好的纯素食者的家园!

来看看我们为大家推荐的超棒的地方吧~

Lord of the Fries——你不会相信这里可是有专属于素食主义者的汉堡哦!

Vegie Bar——最棒的素食原创!

Smith & Daughters——超适合Ins的网红素食和超棒的鸡尾酒都在这!

Madame K——关于亚洲素食都在这!

Collingwood Children’s Farm

Collingwood儿童农场是一个无论成年人还是儿童都能找到无与伦比的快乐的地方!

四处逛逛,看看小动物们——抱抱豚鼠,或者学习如何给牛刷毛?都是无限的乐趣!

Darebin Parklands

Darebin公园离学校只有几公里,但是却让人感觉自己是在一百万英里之外!

绕着整个公园散步大约需要一个半小时,蜿蜒的道路经过小鸭池塘、溪流和一片草地,草地上还总是有可爱的狗狗在跑来跑去玩耍哦!

你可以真切地感觉到,你在美丽的世外桃源度过了一个美好的下午;)

Cat Cafe Melbourne

如果你需要一个软软的拥抱,就快来墨尔本猫咪咖啡馆吧!

墨尔本猫咪咖啡馆是澳大利亚第一家猫咪咖啡馆,所有的猫咪都超级可爱!找个时间,喝杯咖啡,和猫咪们依偎在一起吧!

 

 


Amy Claire Thompson