South Yarra (our immediate area of the city)

City Sights

The mixture and scale of the architecture in the city is stunning. Many of the high rise buildings use metalised glass as part of their temperature and light control, which creates some amazing reflections.

Melbourne Museum

The museum is situated in Carlton Gardens, which is also the site of the Royal Exhibition Building

The museum is dominated by the desire to atone for the wrongs of the past, in particular the treatment of the native peoples by the early settlers, so it’s not an entirely objective collection, see Te Vainui O Pasifika for more details

Our favourite place was the Forest Gallery, with a stream, natural planting, underwater displays of local amphibians, birdlife and other wildlife, which in turn leads to path through the outdoor gallery.