Some people like to visit old buildings. Others like bus tours so that they can see a lot of scenery without having to drive themselves. Others like to shop.
I like the beach. And Melbourne has some of the best beaches in the world I think! Children are so easy to look after at the beach – if you give them freedom to run wild, but keep safe. Here are some rules for people who have come to live in Australia:-
Learn to swim well: no matter what age you are. There are classes at most pools.
Stay away from dangerous beaches- strong currents, rips and big waves are not for beginner swimmers.
Let children play at the beach- it is fun to pretend and build castles and boats in the sand.
Adults can walk or paddle in the shallow water, or they can fish, or go in a boat.
Walk along the pier and see what the fishermen and women are catching;- squid? flathead? Or something else?
Here is Rye pier, on the Mornington Peninsula, just an hour or two out of Melbourne. This is how it looked this afternoon.