Moomba Festival 2014 – A 60th anniversary celebration

Moomba Festival 2014 – A 60th anniversary celebration

The major events in Melbourne just keeps on coming !! White Night the week before and RAAF Centenary Airshow just last weekend. Now this week … It’s Moomba Festival time ! The Moomba Festival runs over the Labour Day long weekend (Mar 7th to 10th) and is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year ! Dubbed the “festival for the people”, it truly is an iconic and unique Melbourne event. Situated along the Yarra river on the southern edge of the CBD, the festival has something for everyone. There are lots of rides, food, art displays, performances, etc to cater for all ages. The major events are: The classic Moomba Parade down the streets of Melbourne. It is so huge it is telecast LIVE on free TV ! The world reknowned Moomba Masters Championships where the best waterskiers and wakeboarders compete all through the festival Ashton family circus (Australia’s oldest circus) will be headlining the kids zone  again this year The famous Birdman Rally where competitors launch themselves off a platform in hilarious costumes & ridiculous contraptions in a bid to see who can fly the furthest. Most result in spectacular crashes into the river! The Moomba Pro Skateboard, BMX and Scooter championships Fireworks display every night ! So head on down to Birramung Marr by the Yarra river and join in the festivities ! See you there !P.S. And don’t forget there’s the Australian F1 Grand Prix being held next week from Thurs-Sun too. More on that to come …...
Melbourne Ahoy – Another new beginning ..

Melbourne Ahoy – Another new beginning ..

The below text is from my very 1st Melbourne Ahoy blog post way back in Sept 2011 – a small introduction about Moving to Melbourne Australia. I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off this new website by revisiting the post that started it all. It’s amazing that after all this time, the sentiments expressed in the post are still so very valid ! For newcomers to Melbourne Ahoy, I extend a very BIG welcome. And for my loyal followers, a BIG Thank You and hope you stick with me as I continue our little Melbourne adventure … ———————————————————————————– Welcome to the Melbourne Ahoy! blog– The ultimate newcomer’s guide to settling down in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. If you are going to migrate, planning, recently relocated or even just dreaming about moving to Melbourne, then it is an absolutely MUST to visit this Blog frequently! What can you expect to find here? Lots of practical tips, real-life shared experiences, step-by-step walkthroughs, etc that will help make your life transition to this lovely city as smooth as possible. Basically, a ONE-STOP site for all things related to moving to Melbourne. A lot of the tips found here can also be applied to Australia in general. Why am I creating this Blog? To HELP anyone moving to Melbourne have a stress and pain-free experience full of certainty and pleasant memories. When I was first planning to migrate to Melbourne, I trawled through the library, bookstore and of course the internet in search of a SIMPLE and STRAIGHTFORWARD guide for someone like me. Most of the material I found was very...

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