Things to do in Melbourne

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Avoid:

Don't expect to get close to the penguins at Phillip Island; head to St. Kilda for that type of experience.

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Allow at least four hours to see the Melbourne Zoo in its entirety.

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Depending on budget, St. Kilda area is another option and not far from City Centre.

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Scones are what Americans would call biscuits (which is the local name for what Americans would call cookies).

Be Sure to Sample:

Fish and chips (the Australians have their own version of the popular British dish), coffee.

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Pubs usually open around mid-day and close around midnight on most nights. Many stay open until 2 or 3a m on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Caution:

The Bourke Street Mall area is car-free, but watch out for the trams that run through the centre.

Best Local Souvenir:

Anything kangaroo, Aboriginal art or an Australian opal.

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