THE THOMAS COOK SPORT REP’S VIEW
What’s your favourite part of the track? The Albert Park circuit is fast and flowing, no more so than the opening corners opposite the grandstands named after Australian legends, Alan Jones and Jack Brabham.
Aside from the race, what’s the best thing to do in Melbourne?
St Kilda beach is a short tram ride from the city centre and it has a very similar vibe to Brighton in the UK. The area is known as a cultural centre that attracts bohemian groups, artists and writers. It also has penguins…
If you are celebrating a special event, how can the experience be made more amazing?
You can take cruises down the Yarra River which flows through the city. Catch one of these for a romantic evening trip past some of Melbourne’s most spectacular landmarks.
What local food or drink would you recommend?
Melbourne is the coffee capital of Australia so be sure to check out the local cafes, sample great wines from the Yarra Valley, or enjoy a pizza at 400 Gradi, Southbank – winner of the world pizza championships.
What’s your top tip for this destination?
There’s a huge amount to see in this amazing city and it’s my favourite spot in Australia, but because of the long flight, make the most of it and stay for as long as possible.