Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Omg excited.....

I've been jealous seeing friends post about going to this quilt exhibition.......I had dreamed of going........I really didn't think it was going to happen as it finishes in a few weeks........A friend has a quilt in the exhibition and she organised a copy of the book for me............I really thought I had missed my chance.......
BUT I am going........a rash decision on a vague conversation............
I'm so excited it isn't funny........
My travelling partner has booked the flights and accommodation......
I can count on one hand how many flights I have been on........
I've been to Melbourne once before back in 2008 and it was where I meet my first blog friends.......a wonderful fun day I will never forget......
So now for your help............
how do you get from the airport to the city?????
trains buses trams taxis????
How far is it from the city (travel time etc)
where do the trams go.........
got to remember to look out for them........
I have no idea where anything is..........
any suggestions for eating etc inner city.........
I have no idea where we are staying but I know it isn't far from the gallery.........
And Lucello is on the hit list...........
help girls........any tips suggestions..........
OMG I am sooooo excited.......

Oh and if you have been to the exhibition what was your favourite quilt to see........
OMG SSSOOOOOOOO excited.........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.....

36 comments:

  1. WOW Lucky you. Melbourne reminds me of a European city. Especially Zurich. Enjoy

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  2. Have a great time!! Was going to ask which city but Jenny just answered that.

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  3. OMG Chooky, I am equally excited for you & jealous too! I'm sure you will manage to get around just fine... and the exhibition will be just incredible. Have a ridiculously wonderful time!

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  4. You just catch the Sky bus from airport to the city (Southern Cross train station), there is no tram or train option. You should be able to google how much the skybus fare is, if there are two of you, it might be similar to catching a cab, but I doubt it. I have no idea how far it is, but a good 30 minutes in traffic at a guess - because it does depend on the time of day. When you get into Southern Cross you can catch a tram (free) in the city. The trams within the CBD are free, otherwise you need to buy a metro card - but to understand how to buy one and when to use it, you will need to go find the public transport booth, which I assume there will be one at Southern Cross Station. I also found the reception at our hotel to be helpful regarding public transport etc. Melbourne is so busy, walking is my preferred option within CBD, but if you are outside of the city, then I hope your on or closest to the tram line, as that is easiest. Maps of tram lines will be online. Have fun, its a great exhibition, so worthwhile going to.

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  5. Can't help with any of your questions, but hope you have a FANTASTIC time!!!

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  6. OMG that's amazing, you will have a wonderful time. I would love to go to the exhibition, can't wait to see it through your eyes......

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  7. Have a wonderful time in Melbourne! I will visit this city next spring (my point of view) / autumn (your season) :D
    Dagmar

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  8. Ooo nice. I was trying to figure out the other day if i could manage a trip down before the quilt show ends but alas i'll just have to be content with the book. Have fun. Hugs,xx

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  9. Oh Chooky how fantastic woohooo soooo exciting! I've been to Melbourne.....couldn't find one bad coffee! You must have a walk up and down Lygon Street (all Restaurants) at night where they try and entice you to eat in their Establishment! Such fun! Would love to go to Lucello's! You'll have a ball!

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  10. OMG Chooky!!.. Im so excited for you!!.. I was there on the weekend!!.. same thing .. spur of the moment! 2 other friends were going so I joined in... Had a fantastic time, flew from Newcastle on Sat morning and back Monday afternoon!.. so quick only 11/2 hrs on plane!!
    Bus from airport to city is $20.. Taxi was $56 to our hotel in Flinders St. About 30 mins.. (but there was no traffic) Trams are free in the city.. but we walked everywhere.. lovely cafe's everywhere. We ate at ChinChin which was is an extremely popular restaurant (very busy and expensive)..but great food
    we went to Matilda and it was fabulous!!...last minute tickets and we were in the middle.. 7 rows from the front!!..It was sooo good!!.. we also did Luccello!
    Im so glad your going down.. Spoil yourself and have fun!!! XXX

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  11. OH!.. I loved the exhibition too!! Xx:)

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  12. That is so wonderful! Sounds like the previous commenters have filled you in on transport from the airport etc. If you have a smart phone, there is a free App that helps with timetables and locations of stations and bus stops.
    I love Melbourne but its big compared to Brisbane, but it must seem HUGE to you! lol
    I look forward to the posts you write about this adventure. xx

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  13. Oh my, how exciting! I had heard of the exhibition... but have been too flat out to go... when are you going? I have to go into Melbourne next week for some visa stuff, so might be able to swing by and check it out... You will have a great time I am sure!! xx

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  14. Spoil yourself and enjoy so jealous. Lucellos, is awesome. Lots of great cafes, trams and walking in the cbd, as mentioned above about getting from airport to the city. Just have a great time.

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  15. how wonderful (I might be a teeny bit jealous) - I see you got some good tips for getting around...
    Hugz

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  16. Maybe a little excited !!! have fun - hope you gt to meet some blog buddies too.

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  17. I am not much help as I seldom go to the city as I live on the Mornington Peninsula. As far as the airport goes, you can catch a bus from the airport but you need to know which one. Hubby and I usually employ a local limo service as as they as almost the same cost as a taxi but they give a standard cost which is helpful if caught up in traffic etc. Hubby cannot travel on the airport bus as it is not wheelchair accessible. The chauffer helps us into the airport etc with all our luggage and is waiting for us when we return. Sorry I can't hep but you will LOVE the exhibition.

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  18. Oh wow. I was supposed to be there this week.
    Yep sky bus. Half hour trip. Lucellos is only about 2 blocks walk from the exhibition.
    Walk in the city.. get a map from federation square, 1 block between the exhibition and lucellos. Same corner as flinders st station. The brown tram is a tourist tram, free, and has talking commentary of things to see and where you are...
    Enjoy your trip...
    If I still lived there I would pick you up and take you into the city..

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  19. Omg. How exciting Chooky. So so so happy for you.

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  20. I'm very excited for you Chooky. See you have had lots of info on the skybus to the city so I won't add any more info. I'm going with friends on 22nd Nov, so looking forward to it immensely

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  21. That's wonderful news. Maybe we will bump into one another. Happy to help with info if I can.

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  22. Have an amazing time! I like impulsive decisions! Looking forward to seeing your post on the return!

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  23. I went to the Exhibition yesterday You wont be disappointed
    The Sky bus costs around $36.00 one way Not cheap but the easiest way to get to the city A return ticket is a little cheaper

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  24. I'm excited too! Haven't been yet but have read/heard only good things about this exhibition. Have just sent you an email - hope we can meet.

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  25. Hi chooky how exciting,you will have so much fun ,i rely on friends to get me around in the city i just follow them ,i havent been enough times to know what i am doing yet or where anything is xx

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  26. The exhibition is wonderful, I'm so glad you will get to see it. All the quilts are my favourite! Melbourne is the best city too, have a great time.

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  27. southbank is great to walk along... lovely eating but expensive there.... crown casino another spot to see along southbank... go into the city and walk around through the little laneways.. block arcade is a must with gog and magog. great laneway with eating is degraves st. its opposite flinders st station on flinders st...between swanston and queen. you can walk all the way from flinders through to collins st. great shops. good vietnamese on swanston st (rice paper)that isnt expensive.. past bourke st mall. queen Vic market is a good place to go but other end of city. there is also a DFO at spencer st station (now known as southern cross) they have travellers aid there who can help you with directions etc. coffee in melb is awesome.. lygon st is further up the city and also great for eating... lots of italian places... lambs souvlakis, and great gelati.

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  28. https://www.skybus.com.au/fares/.....I am a bit late to the conversation but you can see fares and but tickets at this site. Federation Square info centre is great to visit, they are down stairs, you can see the glass box entrance at street level. They have loads of info and are next door to where you are going for the exhibition. As Libster says have a walk around the city, many lane ways, food places, graffiti, wonderful window shopping, when are you coming to Melbourne? I can feel your excitement!!

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  29. Oh you will have such a fabulous time... lots of pics and info so we can share the experience with you... Have a blast... and yes it can be challenging to get about in the big smoke...LOL

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  30. How exciting!! I love Melbourne. The trams make it so easy to get around the city. You have some really good suggestions above about how to get to city from airport.

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  31. Hope you have a wonderful time . It is sew exciting for us country gals. My DD took me to Melbourne for the craft show earlier this year. Thankfully she is well travelled and knew where to go and what to do...I hadn't flown for 22years. I also meet some of my lovely blogging friends..😃

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  32. Have a wonderful time in Melbourne. There is a tourist formation centre in Federation Square and they are really helpful.

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  33. Hey Chooky, would love to see you - come to Ballarat for a few days, I have plenty of spare bedrooms for you and your friend. I went to the exhibition during the school holidays and it was great. You will love it. I can't get to Melbs on Sunday but I will be thinking of you. I LOVED seeing you in 2008 - is it really that long ago???????

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  34. Looks like an excellent exhibition! You will have a great time!

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