29th April 2012
I've been thinking about doing this with some mates but I don't really know where exactly to go. We're all in the melbourne area and from what I've seen online the main places to explore are train tunnels (fuck dat, dangerous as fuck and get fined to shit), underground water drains for rainwater etc (seems dangerous/really easy to get lost, I don't really want to do one of these as a first try), but there's not that many abandoned buildings to check out. There's not many resources to google either as I don't think urbex is really that big in aus, especially since we don't have that many old buildings.
I've got a pretty good idea of what to bring (torches, batteries, phones, food/drink, first aid kit), but I'm just finding it difficult to find a place to start out.
Any aussies got input on this?
Also what would you guys recommend as the optimal number of people to explore with? I think 2 is probably best, to maintain stealthiness but to have the safety of a second person with you at all times.
4th May 2012
I'm also from Melbourne, I live close to the CBD (I take the train into the city from Footscray) and on the way there, there are a few abandoned buildings along the Maribyrnong River? A couple of friends and I went into an abandoned warehouse near my school once.. it was awesome! Too bad they locked it up.. gotta find out a way to get into it!
4th May 2012
6th May 2012
Melbourne has lots of variety when it comes to abandoned buildings, drains and other infrastructure you can play inside. You have to 'go exploring' to generally find them though.
30th June 2012
There is a LOT of drains around Melbourne to check out but as far as buildings go, you have to suss that shit out. Larundel got knocked down recently so there goes one of our best buildings. The power plant in the CBD was knocked down a few years ago as well, brilliant building gone. :(
There is still a grain factory in Newport i think (Haven't been out there in a while) as well as multiple warehouses around Melbourne, I know people that use them for parties.
2nd July 2012
There's next to nothing for urbex in Aus... the country is just too new.'
Just tons of water drains...