We spent that morning organizing the 8-person van for the following day. All you needed to be was 21 and a driver’s license. The remaining people from our group of 32 were scared for our lives. You could organize a day trip as a group and it would have been $100 a person. While renting a car including gas and mileage it cost us about $50 a person, and we could stop wherever we wanted.
We already had the rugby game planned for 730 that night, so we spent the rest of the afternoon exploring the city. We took a free trolley around just to see the city. The trolley driver stopped and said he wouldn’t move until its departure time in 13 minutes. We proceeded to get off the bus and the Parliament House was right off the bus. We went up and ended up taking a tour of the Parliament. Before taking the tour we got to put our backpacks in a closet and I managed to put my backpack on the top shelf. The guide told me I was the first person to ever do that, so my name went down in history in Melbourne. It was a really neat tour and the tour guides were really nice.
History Lesson: There are six states in Australia: New South Wales (Sydney), Victoria (Melbourne), Queensland (Cairns), Western Australia (Perth), South Australia (Adelaide), and Tasmania (Hobart.) Some people commonly mistake the Northern Territory as a state but it is indeed a territory.