. And other PAX peeps. AKA your future friends.
Visit interesting places in and around Melbourne.
Schedule will be posted below.
The two days before PAX: Wed 29/10 and Thurs 30/10. Traditionally runs from 9am to 5pm but
See something of Melbourne other than the convention center and your hotel. And do it with cool people!
Melbourne's public transit.
You don't need the rest of this info any more.
Is done. Thanks for your opinion.Potential stops:
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SUGGEST NEW DESTINATIONS! It's too late for them to make the cut this year, but we can look into them for next year.ACMI
What: Australian Center for the Moving Image
Price: free entry, some exhibits cost $
What: 360 views of Melbourne from the highest viewing platform in the southern hemisphere
Additional Notes: the also have "The Edge"
for anyone interested in being in a glass box 300 meters in the air. It costs another $12, cannot be purchased in advance, and likely has a long wait time.
High Ropes Park
League of Honest Coffee
National Gallery of Victoria
Old Melbourne Gaol
Parliament of Victoria
What: a zoo. Look at (and pet!) the animals! The have all the fun Australia-only critters here.
Additional Notes: this one might be difficult to get to. Is there a public transit option? Might only be feasible with a car pool.
Queen Victoria Market
What: a nature preserve with special areas to see koalas, seals, and even a penguin parade
Price: depends on what you do
Hours: 10-5ish. Penguin parade at sunset
Additional Notes: this would be a day trip and would require a car pool (no public transit if you stay for the penguin parade). It looks like there are plenty of free places to wander, but any of the special animal areas have fees.
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance
What: a market full of a combination of fresh foods, interesting handmade things, and tourist trap stalls.
Price: free to enter
Hours: Thursday, 8-2
Additional notes: The meat area near the front is kinda icky and some people may be upset by the stalls selling pelts, koala claw backscratchers, and similar things.
Street Art Tour
What: a war memorial
Price: free, donations welcome
Hours: 10-5 with tours at 11 and 2
Additional Notes: renovations are affecting wheelchair access to some areas