27 Oktober 2011

Melbourne Aquarium- Enter an Underwater World Full of Wonder

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From the trams that criss-cross the city, to the elegant Victorian era architecture, Melbourne feels like a city from the past. However, only a short drive away lays a sprawling modern haven. The charming blend of the historic and the contemporary makes Melbourne one of the most widely visited Australian cities. Renowned for its cuisine, culture and live music scene, Melbourne has a lot to offer.

The Melbourne Aquarium is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Entertaining and educational at the same time, the aquarium offers fun for the entire family. It is located on the banks of the Yarra River, and was opened in 2000. Its unique architectural design resembles a ship moored to the river, and while the building may not seem very imposing from the ground, it is actually a large complex that extends below the streets of Melbourne. The aquarium offers more than just a simple display of marine life, instead it gives visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with the aquatic denizens.

The more adventurous visitors can take a dip in the aquariums 2.2 million litre Oceanarium. The dives are conducted by qualified professionals. Among the myriad of sea life visitors are bound to encounter while swimming around the Oceanarium, are several species of sharks (Grey Nurse, Sandbar Whaler Sharks) and giant stingrays. Those who prefer a less personal encounter can choose to take part in the Fish Feeding. Held between 11 and 2 pm, visitors can throw handfuls of fish food into the water and watch as hundreds of fish whip into action.

When looking for a place to stay in Melbourne, location is key. The right accommodation will have the best city sights at your fingertips. Tourists looking for a good place to stay can try a Melbourne serviced apartment as an alternative to a hotel. The Citadines on Bourke Melbourne offers many a terrific serviced apartment Melbourne. Located in the heart of the city's business district, they offer a range of apartments that cater to different tastes and needs. The apartments provide a more personal feel, making for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay.