If you haven’t seen Part One, you can do so here.
Visit the Aquarium
The aquarium can make for a very fun morning or afternoon out, especially if it’s really hot outside! Make sure to bring along your student card for a concession ticket.
You have probably read Jen’s awesome posts about exhibitions at the NGV on the blog. Current and upcoming events include:
- Triennial Extra: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/triennial-extra/ (January 19 – 28)
- Drop-By Drawing: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/drop-by-drawing-5/#date1 (every Sunday in January)
Brunch at Manchester Press
This is such a cool restaurant that serves amazing bagels! The address is 8 Rankins Lane.
Have a picnic in the Royal Botanic Gardens
There is nothing better than enjoying a summer day with great food in a beautiful location, and then going for a stroll around the gardens afterwards!
Get involved in volunteering
Summer is one of the most popular times for volunteering, whether it be in your local community or through university! The UMSU website is a great place to start looking for some volunteering opportunities.
If you are up for an adventure, why not jump on the Puffing Billy train and see the beautiful Dandenong Ranges? More information can be found on the website here.
If you’re like me and are still on your Ls (I’m getting there okay… hahaha) find yourself a friend who isn’t on their Ls and watch a movie from the car! It works out a bit cheaper than movie theatres #studentbudget, and you can bring as many blankets and pillows as you like.
Another food place to recommend – Vegie Bar! Their website: http://vegiebar.com.au/
On Brunswick Street (number 380) this restaurant offers delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes! It is super popular, so there may be a bit of a wait sometimes – but it’s so worth it.
Screen Worlds (ACMI)
I actually found out about Screen Worlds in my first year at uni, and have actually been a couple of times since – it’s awesome! The exhibition covers the history of television, gaming and the internet. It’s really interactive and another good indoor activity when it’s hot outside.
Located nearby in Federation Square. Starting in February, there will be free yoga classes at lunchtime. What a great way to help prepare your body and mind for another busy semester at uni. More info and exact dates here.