Melbourne was one of the places I was looking forward to seeing most on my trip and it’s didn’t disappoint.
However after the tranquillity of Hobart it’s did feel like I had been hit by a wall of sound, light and people for the first few days.
Accessibility in melbourne was pretty good and disabled people were a lot more visible than in other cities
Melbourne is a city for eating in and most restaurants had pretty good access I suspect that you can get virtually any cuisine imaginable in melbourne.
Apart from the airport transfer bus (sky bus) and the train which was very accessible and easy to use getting around central melbourne by public transport was challenge with little information about access. For example although many trams are accessible to wheelchair users outside zone 1 very few stops are. Also tourist information struggled to give us information on access. Also I was surprised at the lack for audio information on transport.
We hired a car for some of our visit predominantly because I wanted to go to Philip island.
Things to do
Free entry diverse range of art and good access made this a must stop for me.
I love penguins so when I found out about a place you could get close to them in nature it became a must see. It is about two hours drive from Melbourne and although there are tours from Melbourne couldn’t find any accessible ones so we hired a car and that gave us freedom to explore the rest of the island before the penguin parade. Access for the attractions was good we did the penguin parade, kola walkway and heritage farm.
The equivalent of the bfi in London but with an awesome free exhibition on the history of moving image in Australia. It has loads of interactive stuff including a 360 motion capture booth so you can do your own matrix moves.