The final part of our trip was a few nights Melbourne, which was our 'luxury' stop - we splurged a little & filled our days with good food, pretty gardens, wandering & generally having a good time.
We visited the botanic gardens (& had scones for breakfast), had a fancy picnic, dined on a tramcar, were delighted by the Fitzroy Gardens conservatory, wandered through arcades & lane-ways, browsed, enjoyed a pancake breakfast, did a little shopping, wandered the city & had our share of coffee (or tea) & cake.
& then, tired (but happy), we spent the next two days driving home (catching up with our sister in Broken Hill was lovely, but gosh it's a long drive!).
1. Royal Botanic Gardens. \\ 2. Como House. \\ 3. Fitzroy Gardens Conservatory. \\ 4. Block Arcade. \\ 5. Carlton Gardens. \\ 6. picnic from Stables of Como. \\ 7. Royal Botanic Gardens.
photo 4 + 5 by Kathryn