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    Default Melbourne for a holiday with a 16 month old - tips?

    Hi All, as the topic says, we are coming to Melbourne for a long weekend and I'd love some advice from Melbournites or people who have recently been there on holidays for great places to visit and things to do??

    Also, how pram-friendly is public transport?

    We are staying near Toorak.

    Thanks for any advice you are able to share!

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    Melbourne is fine for prams, etc. I probably wouldnt take a big wide pram however but a smaller stroller if you can. Only because it is busy here!
    We've got a 2.5 yr old and we've done the zoo lots of times, Horse/carrage ride, Melbourne Aquarium (its pretty pricey though), Botanical gardens for a lovely stroll in the sun or Luna Park.

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    Hello there,

    Not from Melb. but my partner had a conference there last year and DS and I went with. I was asking the same questions about Melbourne at the time.

    We went to the museum, the science centre, Queen Vic. Markets and the Gaol. Walked around the city heaps and went on the ferries and trams. My son is a little older than your little one so not all the above mentioned things may suit? Even with my son being 4 at the time it wasn't easy to really take time to enjoy the wonderful cafes and take in all the historical aspects of the trip but we still had a great time. We were there for 4 days and felt like we needed more time. The museum could be done over 2 days but with our little one we didn't have the luxury of that much time in one place lol

    We stayed in the city so it was great just to be able to walk everywhere we wanted to go but there is also a free tram that circles the city on a loop. We found it hard when it was crowded though with our stroller.

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    PT is generally ok for prams, the older ones are narrow and pokey so best to take a smaller stroller.
    A great place to go with a toddler is the collingwood children's farm. Go on a Sunday and there's usually a market on at the convent next door. The shirt and skirt market has loads of adorable kid's clothes.

    Zoo is always a winner. Museum is a bit more for older kids. Aquarium is great for all ages! There's a great website with reviews of kid friendly cafes called hey bambini.

    Umm... Will come back with more if I think of them

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    As has already said bring a stroller, no prams if you get an old tram it will be too hard.
    For things to do, stop by scienceworks (in spotswood) and the museum (the children's section especially) if you little one likes a hands on experience, there is the zoo and the aquarium, lots of beautiful parks to have a run and a picnic too. Plus the queen victoria market, china town, crown casino and the yarra are all fun to have a wander and look at.
    Hope you have a great time!

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    Thanks all for your help! I'm feeling a lot less nervous and a lot more excited! We are off tomorrow - can't wait!


 

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