Due to my major flight stuff up I ended up spending an extra day in NZ and then flying through Melbourne. The ordeal cost me $1000 NZD. Quite reasonable you might not think.
I made use of the 15 hours I had in Melbourne and went and visited Karen in St Kilda. We spent the day lazing at the beach in the 36 degree heat.
Above: Lazing at St Kilda beach. The weather was forecast at a toasty 36 degrees.
Above: In St Kilda, Melbourne.