About Milan S
Lives in Sydney, Australia
Since Sep 2014
50-64 year old male
I like to travel light and adapt to local ways. On the road, patience and goodwill conquers all. I was born and raised in the heart of inner Sydney, playing on the streets as a kid and as an adult working on them too. It's my fascination. I once took a job as a street sweeper just for the experience of seeing life on the streets from that perspective. So I can say quite literally, I've covered every inch of the inner city! For the rest I drove a while as a cab driver. But the place never ceases to amaze me with something new and quirky.
Nature & Wildlife Areas
Beaches, Gardens, National Parks, Parks
Mountains, National Parks
Bodies of Water
Parks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Who could resist the thought of cute little penguins shuffling up the beach at sunset? This is exactly what you'll get at Philip Island Nature Park. Here, celebrity Penguins strut their stuff on Summerland Beach, while fur seals play around the famous Nobbies rock formation.
Seriously good wine and food are tucked away in these little green rolling hills. You don't have to be a wine expert to pick up some nice bottles from the cellar door here, plus for some reason wine always tastes better when you get it directly from the vineyard!
After indulging in a cheese and wine tour, walk it off along the rugged windswept cliffs of this National Park. The peninsular is only an hour's drive away from Melbourne, and there are vineyards, olive groves and quaint seaside villages to explore.
One of Australia's greatest drives, the Great Ocean Road hugs the coastline, winding its way to the charming Apollo Bay after passing the iconic surfing mecca of Bells Beach. From there, you can continue, crossing through the temperate rainforest of the Otway Ranges, finally emerging onto a breathtaking plateau where the limestone outcrops of The Twelve Apostles bear the fury of the Indian Ocean. The views will blow you away - literally!
Situated just 35kms from the city, this is the easiest and closest green escape from Melbourne. Here, lush vegetation, cute villages, handicrafts, fairs, easy bushwalks, gourmet restaurants and traditional pubs are all on offer to soothe away the city blues.
Going on a river cruise is an easy way to get a unique view of parts of the city that are otherwise difficult or time consuming to access. Whether you go downstream to the port or upstream through leafy parks, you will be enchanted by the view.
The St. Kilda foreshore and promenade along Port Phillip Bay are a great place to walk, jog or cycle. You can go swimming in the sea baths, windsurfing in the bay, and even try sneaking up on the little penguins that sometimes reside by the breakwater.
A fresh air oasis in the heart of the city, it is only a skip across the river to the south bank of the Yarra, where the Royal Botanic Gardens provide a great place for a picnic and a free guided tour.
Australia's oldest operating boathouse, this historic spot in Studley Park lets you hire your own rowboat, canoe or kayak and paddle about the Yarra. Situated right on the riverbank, find a table in the lovely outdoor seating area at the cafe and restaurant and enjoy watching the ducks and geese roaming along the riverbanks.