If you are looking for something inexpensive and interesting to do to while away your time, why not head to Melbourne Airport for some plane spotting. There are numerous locations where you can watch planes landing and taking off from Melbourne Airport with the most popular being on Operations Road. You can watch the planes take off and land from a side view or have them taking off right over the top of your car. Used in conjunction with a plane spotting app such as Flight Radar 24, you can see which planes will be landing and where they have come from as well as the destination of those leaving the Melbourne Airport runway. I can see that this could be an interesting and potentially educating experience for children, especially those fascinated with planes. Don’t get me wrong, us big kids love it too!