Sorry I'm behind on blogging! But i have warmed to Melbourne. We started the day off making eggs in the shared kitchen and then walked to the Melbourne botanical gardens which took about an hour. We got a drink at the cafe and walked around. It was essentially a bit park but very nice to walk around. We had lunch at the cafe which was delicious and then continued on our walk.
We headed back via Woolworths which is a supermarket over here and got some snacks and then walked down to the beach. It was late afternoon by now and there's a flock of small penguins who live by the pier, so we went to see them. They were tiny and very cute to see clambering over the rocks, however it was pretty dark so my photos aren't great.
We went back to the hostel and the others made pasta while I went for a run. It was pretty impressive to see the Melbourne skyline minutes from our hostel. We ate the pasta and then got gelato from a local place which was delicious, and then sat in one of the communal areas of the hostel before bed.