Referred as Australia’s capital for… well, almost everything! Melbourne is famous for countless things from its coffee to vibrant laneways that offer delicious food and hold unique shops.
As you make your way to the city, you will find yourself in a diverse environment with mixes of cultures. Here, you will meet the Australian wildlife, have a taste of many of the finest wines, get surrendered by the street art and of course, shop!
Many activities run around the year in Melbourne and the city always stay alive! Read our suggestions before your next trip.
City Circle Tram- Route 35
City circle tram is the best way to get an overview of the most important landmarks of Melbourne such as Federation Square, Parliament House, City Museum and Docklands.
The historical tram takes you around the city and an audio commentary gives detailed information about the landmarks. It is one of the first things you should do and it is free of charge!
You can take the tram from any of the marked spots on the route. Hop on and hop off whenever you want!
Breath in the Melbourne culture! Here you will find the most important things that make the city popular. Loved by both locals and tourists, the vibrant atmosphere of the laneway will make you feel amazing as you will be surrendered by the best cafes, delicious coffee smell and the colourful street art.
Take your time, discover everything from the handmade Victorian product boutiques to cafes that are unique to Melbourne. We recommend you visit here on an empty stomach as you will find many many restaurants and cafes that offer delicious food! :)
Queen Victoria Market
It is possible to find almost anything in the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere from fresh and local products to the best souvenir shops. Queen Victoria Market always offers a fun activity for its visitors and it transforms into the night market during winter and summer.
The night market is where the real fun happens. Many vendors come here to showcase their unique food during the night market and live music always accompanies you!
We recommend you spend here at least a day and shop until you drop! After that, finish your day with drinks and dinner at the market. There are also inside market tours for foodies and history lovers.
Now it's time to visit one of the most famous beaches of Victoria. Brighton beach is one of Melbourne’s most popular tourist destinations and there is a good reason for that!
Line of more than 80 historic bathing boxes along the beach creates a colourful scenery with their almost identical design. If you are lucky enough, you will stumble open a local whose hut is open and you can get a peek inside!
Tip: After enjoying the coastal walk, go to the Green Point at the Brighton Beach Parks and get your perfect shot of the beach with the bathing boxes!
After all the hustle in the city crowd, Yarra Valley will feel like you are in heaven as you can both enjoy the amazing nature and many of the most delicious wines in the world. Yes, you heard us right… Yarra Valley is recognised as one of the world's finest wine growing regions. Visit the famous cellar doors and try out the farm fresh products!
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You can get a hot air balloon ride to see the breathtaking landscape and meet the Australian wildlife in Healesville Sanctuary.
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Melbourne has an international reputation of being a creative city and there are many unique museums in the city that you can not find in anywhere else. ACMI, Australia’s national museum for film and digital culture is one of them. Try to catch an exhibition, because we assure you, it will blow your mind!
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