Urban Hiking in Melbourne

Australia, Melbourne Guide (B): Urban Hiking in Melbourne

On my third day in Victoria, the girls and I decided to get an early start and head off to the city of Melbourne, where we spent the entire day sightseeing. We had a long list of things that we wanted to see and ended up walking almost the entire day.

I recently stumbled upon the term “urban hiking”. Everyone knows what hiking in the wild is, but I was completely clueless to the fact that one could actually hike in a city. But it actually makes sense. Have you ever tried walking about all day looking at sights and getting back to your accommodation several hours later with wrecked feet and tired legs? Well, THAT is urban hiking! More often than not, you’ll end up walking 20-30 km. in one day – in a city! I always try to skip public transport as much as possible to keep travel costs down, so I must’ve done my fair share of urban hiking in my life!

So that day in Melbourne, Katrine, Annemie and I went urban hiking. Since we had already visited the Queen Victoria Market and St. Kilda Beach, we decided to concentrate on a city walk that Katrine had found in her Australia book as well as a few other places that we wanted to explore. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Urban Hiking in Melbourne
Guide Location: Australia » Melbourne
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Federation Square   Hosier Lane   Collins St.   Scots Church   St Michael’s Uniting Church   Parliament House   Brunswick Street   Chinatown   State Library of Victoria   St. Patricks Cathedral   Bourke Street Mall,   Royal Arcade   Block Arcade  
Author: Melissa Cherry Villumsen
Read it on author's website: http://iliveasidream.com/index.php/2015/11/19/urban-hiking-in-melbourne/

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