== Walking tour ==
So, I'm really pretty unhappy with this walking tour stuff. Can we please break it down to the [[ Wikitravel: attraction listings|attraction listings]] format? It might be useful to do an itinerary like [[An afternoon in Melbourne on foot]] , or [[A walking tour of Melbourne's Central Business District] ], but I don't think this belongs in the main article. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 10:00, 26 Dec 2003 (PST)
:I agree with the principle of what Evan said. A walking tour is really an itinerary. The only thing I'd change is the title -- something like [[Melbourne walking tours]], [[Walks in Melbourne]] or [[Melbourne on foot]]. Such an article could act as a container for several walking tours. [[User:Dhum Dhum|DhDh]] 11:03, 26 Dec 2003 (PST)
:Actually, [[ Walks in ...]] might be suited for national parks and the like too, eg. [[Walks in Kakadu National Park]]. And this makes me think of having articles like [[ Treks in the Himalaya]]... [[User: Dhum Dhum| DhDh]] 11: 07, 26 Dec 2003 ( PST)
::So, I screwed up cos I plunged in before reading [[Wikitravel:attraction listings|attraction listings]]. Then I read [[Wikitravel:attraction listings|attraction listings]] and came back and changed the page. Now I discover that I caused unhappiness. I' m really pretty sorry. Hopefully though the article is better now and people are only a bit unhappy with it, but I had better check it again. :-/ [[User: Nurg| Nurg]] 19: 42, 26 Dec 2003 ( PST)
Sorry to make it sound so harsh! Don' t take "unhappy" the wrong way. My only unhappiness is to see good work that needs to get changed.
To tell you the truth, I really liked the walking tour, but I think it's best for travellers to have articles in consistent format. It's more painful when the work is good than when it' s slapdash. Anyways, I 'd love to see the walking tour turned into its own article. --[[User: Evan| Evan]] 20: 28, 26 Dec 2003 ( PST)
If anyone wants to make this itinerary, the place to find the original is [ [User: Nurg] ]'s revision of 08:49, 26 Dec 2003. -- [[User: Hypatia| Hypatia]] 05: 50, 3 Nov 2004 (EST)
Rail/public transport link==
have deleted "catch [http://www. railpage. org.au/railmaps/melbourn.htm public transport]" because a . the link isn' t working and b. [http://www.victrip.com.au/ VicTrip] seems to be the main public transport site. [[User:220.127.116.11|18.104.22.168]] 21:10, 10 Jan 2004 ( EST)
==Nepean Highway==I thought the Nepean Hwy went from Melbourne to [[Mornington Peninsula]] rather than [[Sydney]]. Isn't Princes Hwy the coastal hwy to Sydney?
==That travel guide link== Hmmm.. I went to that site, and it doesn't look all that bad. I know that I'd rather have its author contributing the actual info to Wikitravel, but what if I go to a bar because the link is on Wikitravel, and then make a writeup about the bar. On the [[Geneva]] page we've left a well meaning but very poorly designed page in the links for some time just in case there's something useful in there (also cause I wanted the guy to think about contributing. ) -- [[User:Mark|Mark]] 17:00, 17 Mar 2004 (EST)
:Well, according to [[Wikitravel:external links]], we normally just link to primary sources -- official Web sites for destinations, attractions, restaurants, bars, etc.
Wikitravel is not a Web directory or link farm. It's a travel guide. I' m not convinced there's a good reason to link to another travel guide from ours. --[[User: Evan| Evan]] 18: 30, 17 Mar 2004 ( EST)
==Huge city ==
I've listed Melbourne as [[Wikitravel:Articles needing attention|needing attention]] because it looks like it's ready to be split into districts. There's already a bunch of sections that are beginning to get district headings: See and Sleep have sort of unofficially been split into districts by their headings. However, I don't know Melbourne well enough to do a split which is: sensible, not too fine-grained (say, 4-8 districts, rather than 30); and comprehensive. -- [[User:Hypatia|Hypatia]] 22:45, 28 Nov 2004 (EST)
== My Travels ==
I' d like to offer words and pictures from [http://www. anchovy. durge. org/holiday/Oz/30-7.live a few days' travels around Melbourne ] to Wikitravel. If there' s anything good in there (or in anything else I' ve put on my site) that fills a hole in Wikitravel, grab it, or give me a shout and I' ll rustle something up. You can use all of my [http://www.anchovy.durge.org/holiday/ Travel] stuff under the WikiTravel Creative Commons licence. --[[User:Iain|Iain]] 13:16, 2 Mar 2005 (EST)
"While there is some reasonable food on Chapel St , South Yarra, travellers who are not into pretentious phallic symbolism may wish to avoid the place while the local automotive parade is taking place on Friday and Saturday nights ( there are more genuine phallic cars in Williamstown on a Sunday afternoon) . The clothes here are overpriced. " Whilst I concede that this particular quote is both hilariously worded and absolutely true, I don't think it is appropriate for this page.