08.01.2007 - 16.01.2007 30 °C
We arrived in Canberra on the 8th January. We stayed at the YHA hostel it was quite a nice place. For the capital, Canberra is like a ghost town there was just no one around at night they must all go into hiding. We went to the war memorial museum, which was amazing. The Airforce section was great they had all the different fighter planes, there was the very first plane ever used. They told the storey of the Japanese submerines that got in to Sydney harbour and sunk a ship, all done with lighting and sound. We also went to Canberra Parliament Building. We are not really into politics but it was interesting to see the building and we even did a tour, which kind of lost us slightly. The National Museum Of Australia was very good there was an exhibition for Lifeguarding in Australia called in between the flags, there was all the uniforms they wore from the start and all the very first surf boards used. The design of the building was pretty impressive.
We arrived in Melbourne after a bad over night coach trip. We stayed at a busy hostel in the city. Melbourne is really strange you can be walking down the road in your t-shirt then you walk around the corner and it's really cold and you have to put your jumper on. We went to the public library where they had an exhibition of the Ned Kelly armour, you could see all the bullet holes and dents made. We went to the Melbourne Gaol where Ned Kelly was hung. It was a little creepy to think People had been killed there and you could also walk into the cells. The Melbourne museum was very interesting they had a human body exhibition, there was a real human hand with all the ligaments showing. We went to the Neighbours night in St Kilda which turned out to be quite a laugh. We met Toad fish, Paul Robinson and Janelle Timins. There is a free tram that runs in the center of Melbourne, It just goes around in a circle but it was quite good to hide in when it poured down with rain.
We left for Tasmania on the 16th January.....................................