Melbourne: Crowne Plaza – Easy, Family Friendly Accommodation

 We recently spent a very enjoyable 3 days during our recent trip to Melbourne at the lovely Crowne Plaza. We were lucky enough to experience the Family Getaway package which included breakfast and tickets to the Melbourne SeaLife Aquarium.



Crowne Plaza is great value in terms of quality of the room and location, it offers 4-star accommodation that is close to everything including the CBD, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, dining options and shops.

It’s such a convenient location for families with children as everything we wanted to see was just a quick trip by tram or foot, such a close walk to the CBD and located in the perfect part of the city to spend time discovering Melbourne’s Southbank. The free city circle trams made it so easy to get around and conveniently stopped opposite the Crown Plaza Melbourne.

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We received a very warm greeting and all staff were very kind and attentive, the hotel rooms were well designed and comfortable they had nice décor and were functional with all the basic requirements well catered for.  The room was clean and spacious, plus the service both professional and friendly. The beds were very comfortable and we had a great view of the city.

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We started our day with a sumptuous full buffet breakfast which was include in the family getaway package in the Clarendon Street Grill that over looks the iconic Yarra River. The kids loved the selection of hot dishes, pastries and even eggs made to order by the dedicated egg chef. We were very full and impressed with the high standard of food and service.

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Then we were off to the Sealife Melbourne Aquarium. Situated right in the middle of the city, it is the perfect way to spend a pleasant few hours and we enjoyed the huge tank with massive stingrays, sharks and colourful tropical fish. The penguins are very entertaining and we enjoyed watching them as they were slipping, sliding and waddling. All of the staff we came across were well informed, very interesting and friendly and we learnt a lot during our visit and found heaps to keep us entertained for hours.

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Overall, the Crowne Plaza gave us  great service and accommodation that is worth passing on to fellow travellers.  The friendly staff make sure you have a truly memorable stay, so if you are heading to Melbourne for business, shopping trip, or a family getaway I highly recommend staying at the Crown Plaza, which is family friendly and relaxing. This hotel has everything you need when visiting a new city with a family.

If you have any questions on the hotel or traveling please feel free to drop us a line as we would love to chat.


Love Kerry and Miss Piper xoxo

Nappy Bag Checklist – What’s in my nappy bag?

I get lots of questions and one that keeps popping up is “What do you need in a nappy bag for when you are out and about” So today I have a quick and easy nappy bag checklist. Basically I have just taken everything out of our nappy bag, I often add extra bits and pieces but this is basically every thing that stays put that I use for every outing.

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Nappy Changes

  • Harry High Pants nappy wallet containing matching changing mat
  • Disposable nappies (usually 6)
  • Huggies nappy wipes travel pack
  • Scented nappy
  • Little Bairn Natural Baby Powder and Bottom Balm
  • A onesie or change of cloths in case of a poo explosion
  • Blanket
  • Sunscreen
  • Harry High Pants Teether with strap
  • I always carry a couple of toys for when distraction is needed.
  • Bib
  • Sippy cup
  • Dummy
  • Little Mashie for a snack
  • Rice Rusks

For Me

  • Bottle of water
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Purse, Keys and phone of course


I would love to hear about what you carry inside your nappy bag? So drop me a message.


Love Kerry and Miss Piper xoxo