Lara went on tour of East Coast Australia, with her Best Friend Tian. We flew into Melbourne, where we stayed at the Ibis Hotel on Elizabeth Street. I can not recommend the 1$ slushies more!
We didn't have a hire car in Melbourne, so we mainly used our feet & the trams to get us around. the tram system is actually really good - and if you only use them in the centre they are free! We watched fireworks in the park - went to go see penguins & just generally walked