Jump to content


Melbourne's nicest, most helpful and most entertaining online community!!



MelbChat Safety Tips - PLEASE READ!
Photo

New To Melbourne From The Coast


  • Please log in to reply
39 replies to this topic

#21 iblis.raeb

iblis.raeb

    Interpolated Reflection

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,973 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Haifa, Israel
  • Interests:Philosophy

Posted 28 April 2010 - 11:31 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I plan on going to the Queen Victoria market first as it looks to be quite large with many options. I would love to try the Camberwell for the antiques but I have to work on Sunday so maybe another week. Also could anyone suggest good day trips in the Victoria area for the winter?

Ooo ...Sunday is the best day to visit the Queen Vic.

Consider driving down the very scenic Great Ocean Road to The Otway Fly http://www.otwayfly.com/

Random Comment: In Australia, electricians are known as sparkies.
  • 0

#22 sparkiegirl

sparkiegirl

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts

Posted 29 April 2010 - 07:46 AM

Ooo ...Sunday is the best day to visit the Queen Vic.

Consider driving down the very scenic Great Ocean Road to The Otway Fly http://www.otwayfly.com/

Random Comment: In Australia, electricians are known as sparkies.


Interesting, I choose it because my stallion at home is named Sparky :) I've learned many new names for things out here and a few things I'm still guessing at their meaning but most make sense to me such as a torch is a flashlight, but a float is a horse trailer?? Definitely fun to be learning new things out here.
  • 0

#23 iblis.raeb

iblis.raeb

    Interpolated Reflection

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,973 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Haifa, Israel
  • Interests:Philosophy

Posted 29 April 2010 - 09:41 AM

Interesting, I choose it because my stallion at home is named Sparky :) I've learned many new names for things out here and a few things I'm still guessing at their meaning but most make sense to me such as a torch is a flashlight, but a float is a horse trailer?? Definitely fun to be learning new things out here.

Well, the term float is new to me too. I've actually wanted to go horse riding for a while now but don't know anybody that can recommend a quality place that offers horses that aren't drones fixed to path, like i'd experienced in the past.

Have you seen Equus? ...i hear its a powerful play, although; might be a bit disturbing for an equine enthusiast.
  • 0

#24 glen

glen

    G'day Mate!

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPip
  • 10,854 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne
  • Interests:Fishing, Forums, Computers

Posted 29 April 2010 - 10:37 AM

Not quite a day trip but I would suggest visiting the township of Bright.

http://www.brightvictoria.com.au/
  • 0

#25 newbie from QLD

newbie from QLD

    Newbie

  • Very New Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts

Posted 29 April 2010 - 07:47 PM

Hi Guys,

I'd love to be in the coffee catch up too. I'm 30 years old and have moved down from Brisbane with my husband. I'm over the whole clubbing scene but I still love to have fun. I would love to meet some like minded girls as I am getting a little lonley down here.

Aleisha
  • 0

#26 sparkiegirl

sparkiegirl

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts

Posted 29 April 2010 - 09:38 PM

Well, the term float is new to me too. I've actually wanted to go horse riding for a while now but don't know anybody that can recommend a quality place that offers horses that aren't drones fixed to path, like i'd experienced in the past.

Have you seen Equus? ...i hear its a powerful play, although; might be a bit disturbing for an equine enthusiast.


No I haven't even hear of it I might look into it, but seeing as I work with horses everyday I usually like to spend my time off experiencing new and exciting things, or spending the other times in my bed :) I can ask around to find someplace if you are truly interested in riding, I'm not sure my boss would allow me to put you up on one of our horses as we deal with young show jumpers who are still developing, but I'm sure there are some clubs in the area that would let you ride, maybe even jump something if you have good enough balance.

I was looking into the Bright Autumn Festival but like you said it seems more of a weekend or longer trip to really enjoy it, but thanks for the suggestion Glen.
  • 0

#27 iblis.raeb

iblis.raeb

    Interpolated Reflection

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,973 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Haifa, Israel
  • Interests:Philosophy

Posted 30 April 2010 - 06:27 AM

No I haven't even hear of it I might look into it, but seeing as I work with horses everyday I usually like to spend my time off experiencing new and exciting things, or spending the other times in my bed :) I can ask around to find someplace if you are truly interested in riding, I'm not sure my boss would allow me to put you up on one of our horses as we deal with young show jumpers who are still developing, but I'm sure there are some clubs in the area that would let you ride, maybe even jump something if you have good enough balance.

I was looking into the Bright Autumn Festival but like you said it seems more of a weekend or longer trip to really enjoy it, but thanks for the suggestion Glen.

Yes, Yes, i'm truly interested. I would've asked you straight up but assumed you worked with horses in the States and not in Australia. I'm moving to Melbourne in about a months time so please don't restrict your search to west end riding ranches. I'm actually more interested in a forest trails rather than show jumping.

Any Melbourne chat regulars want to go horse riding if sparkiegirl identifies a quality riding ranch? (glen, t-pot, kara)?
  • 0

#28 glen

glen

    G'day Mate!

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPip
  • 10,854 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne
  • Interests:Fishing, Forums, Computers

Posted 30 April 2010 - 10:19 AM

nah i am scared of horses! :) i tried it when we recently went to echuca and i could not wait to get off my horse!
  • 0

#29 PeterJMelb

PeterJMelb

    I Love Melbourne

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 6,384 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 30 April 2010 - 07:38 PM

Glen.

How was your back after the ride? Pain?
  • 0

#30 sparkiegirl

sparkiegirl

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts

Posted 30 April 2010 - 10:37 PM

Alright then, I'll let you know when I find a good place.
  • 0

#31 djwmelb

djwmelb

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne, Australia

Posted 01 May 2010 - 02:36 AM

Hi Rachel and all! Feel free to text me (0406 652 855). I've been in Melbourne for about 3 months and I've started to build a network of friends and can certainly love inviting people out! Definitely don't be a stranger! I've had the opportunity to do a ton of stuff here.. there's never an idle weekend, so say hello!
  • 0

#32 t-pot

t-pot

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 159 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 01 May 2010 - 07:14 PM

Hi all, just had a read through this thread - sounds like some awesome new people on here!! it would be really great if we could all get together and meet everyone - i'm in the city for the next 3 saturdays doing a course, and each day it winds up at around 1pm. So if anyone's free/interested perhaps we could meet somewhere for a coffee and a yarn?
  • 0

#33 sparkiegirl

sparkiegirl

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts

Posted 07 May 2010 - 09:04 PM

Yes, Yes, i'm truly interested. I would've asked you straight up but assumed you worked with horses in the States and not in Australia. I'm moving to Melbourne in about a months time so please don't restrict your search to west end riding ranches. I'm actually more interested in a forest trails rather than show jumping.

Any Melbourne chat regulars want to go horse riding if sparkiegirl identifies a quality riding ranch? (glen, t-pot, kara)?


Hey so I found a place that sounds like it's just what you are looking for, it's called Uncle Nev's, the website is http://www.unclenevs.com.au/ it's a bit north of Melbourne about 1 hr driving I think but if you want a non-traditional ride through the forest lots of locals have recommended it. Another option near Geelong is Blazing saddles http://www.blazingsa...strailrides.com at Aireys Inlet, haven't heard much about this one and looks a little cheesy to me but your choice, also there are a few on the Mornington Peninsula but they are almost 2 hrs. drive from Melbourne so I can look more into them if you want they have mostly beach rides and vineyard rides. So those are the best options I can find so far. My first choice would be Uncle Nev's by far. Hope that helps.
  • 0

#34 sparkiegirl

sparkiegirl

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts

Posted 07 May 2010 - 09:08 PM

Hi Rachel and all! Feel free to text me (0406 652 855). I've been in Melbourne for about 3 months and I've started to build a network of friends and can certainly love inviting people out! Definitely don't be a stranger! I've had the opportunity to do a ton of stuff here.. there's never an idle weekend, so say hello!


Hey Derric, I'm trying to get down to Melbourne next Fri. night/sat. if I can find a couch to crash on in the city for the night. So if I make it I'll text you Sat. and maybe Teapot and any others that know of anything interesting to do that Saturday we could meet up, I'd be up for anything. Let me know.
  • 0

#35 iblis.raeb

iblis.raeb

    Interpolated Reflection

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,973 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Haifa, Israel
  • Interests:Philosophy

Posted 07 May 2010 - 09:24 PM

Hey so I found a place that sounds like it's just what you are looking for, it's called Uncle Nev's, the website is http://www.unclenevs.com.au/ it's a bit north of Melbourne about 1 hr driving I think but if you want a non-traditional ride through the forest lots of locals have recommended it. Another option near Geelong is Blazing saddles http://www.blazingsa...strailrides.com at Aireys Inlet, haven't heard much about this one and looks a little cheesy to me but your choice, also there are a few on the Mornington Peninsula but they are almost 2 hrs. drive from Melbourne so I can look more into them if you want they have mostly beach rides and vineyard rides. So those are the best options I can find so far. My first choice would be Uncle Nev's by far. Hope that helps.

Thanks, sparkiegirl.

Uncle Nev's The Great Dividing Ranges day ride does sound like a lot of fun. Great Find‼

Now to find some riding companions, might have to look offline.
  • 0

#36 iblis.raeb

iblis.raeb

    Interpolated Reflection

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,973 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Haifa, Israel
  • Interests:Philosophy

Posted 07 May 2010 - 09:28 PM

Hey Derric, I'm trying to get down to Melbourne next Fri. night/sat. if I can find a couch to crash on in the city for the night. So if I make it I'll text you Sat. and maybe Teapot and any others that know of anything interesting to do that Saturday we could meet up, I'd be up for anything. Let me know.

sparkiegirl,

kara, t-pot and t-pot's partner and i are heading out for a big night next Friday, if your interested.

Where are you getting to Melbourne from?
  • 0

#37 sparkiegirl

sparkiegirl

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts

Posted 08 May 2010 - 09:00 AM

sparkiegirl,

kara, t-pot and t-pot's partner and i are heading out for a big night next Friday, if your interested.

Where are you getting to Melbourne from?


I live in Tyaak so take the train down from Broadford. It's about an hr by train which is not bad but the schedules are such that if I go in for a night event I have to wait til 7:30am for the first train back. But no worries looks like I have a place to sleep in town so I'm planning on going down. What are the plans and when do you all want to meet up?
  • 0

#38 iblis.raeb

iblis.raeb

    Interpolated Reflection

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,973 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Haifa, Israel
  • Interests:Philosophy

Posted 08 May 2010 - 11:36 AM

I live in Tyaak so take the train down from Broadford. It's about an hr by train which is not bad but the schedules are such that if I go in for a night event I have to wait til 7:30am for the first train back. But no worries looks like I have a place to sleep in town so I'm planning on going down. What are the plans and when do you all want to meet up?

We are heading to The Comics Lounge in Nth Melbourne and then to The Night Cat's Latin/Hip Hop groove. The Comics Lounge must be booked for in advance and requires a 7:30 pm arrival if good seats are to be claimed.

We should organize meet-up details over pm, i don't have a mobile number but maybe you can exchange numbers with kara or t-pot.
  • 0

#39 Kara85

Kara85

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 471 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne, Vic
  • Interests:Photography, Bushwalking, Music, Film, Adventure!

Posted 10 May 2010 - 09:44 PM

Hello iblis.raeb and Kara85,

Thanks for the welcome. And Kara, I've messaged and added you on FB. :rolleyes:

Jan



Hey all :laugh:

I'd love to be a part of that coffee n catch up! I'm 27 and new to Melb myself... not being a clubber, I've been trying to figure out other ways of meeting new people!

If you could include me in the email list, that would be great ;)



Hi everyone (and Hi again Kara) :o

I am moving to Melbourne on 10th May, (have finally set the date!) and am definitely interested in meeting people for coffee and good conversation as I know I'm going to feel really lonely when i first arrive. I'm on Facebook - Verity Cleo Farnworth if u want to add me....



Hi all... I'm also new to Melbourne (well I've been here for about 3 months only) and would totally love to join in on making new friends! I moved to Melbourne from Canada for work and definitely looking to make new friends over here!

Derric



Hello,
I've also recently moved to Australia for work and would love to find friends and learn more about the culture here. I'm from America and am heading into Melbourne this Saturday 1st of May to browse some of the various markets around town if anyone would like to join or meet up or suggest some good places please let me know. Thank you.
~Rachel


This looks like a real excuse to have a mass coffee meetup in the city sometime soon! perhaps we could make it the weekend after next! (22/23 May perhaps) Who's up for it?
  • 0

#40 Kara85

Kara85

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 471 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne, Vic
  • Interests:Photography, Bushwalking, Music, Film, Adventure!

Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:28 PM

Hi Guys,

I'd love to be in the coffee catch up too. I'm 30 years old and have moved down from Brisbane with my husband. I'm over the whole clubbing scene but I still love to have fun. I would love to meet some like minded girls as I am getting a little lonley down here.

Aleisha


feel free to come along to our Melbourne Chat coffee meetup this Sat in the CBD =)

see this forum post for details (toward bottom)

Verity, t-pot and a couple others might be coming also =)
  • 0





Similar Topics Collapse

  Topic Forum Started By Stats Last Post Info

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Melbourne Links