Things to Do in Melbourne

By far Australia’s trendiest city, Melbourne is bursting with art, food, cocktails, sport and shopping. The cultural capital of Australia, Melbourne’s embrace of other cultures has created the progressive fusion style which defines Melbourne’s food and chic.

Architecture in Melbourne city is fantastic, with both historic and modern styles of buildings scattered throughout. Make sure you check out the Royal Exhibition Building, Parliament House and the Princess Theatre for its deep-rooted elegance. Melbourne’s best modern buildings include the Eureka Tower and federation square. Churches within Melbourne are also famous for their architecture as well as their history. Visit the St Patrick’s Cathedral or St Paul’s Cathedral which are both beautiful inside and out.

Enjoy the natural attractions of the city at Fitzroy gardens, with stunning lush grass stretching the entire area, and colourful flowers and trees dotted around. Perfect for a relaxing stroll, a lie in the sun or a delicious picnic date.

Cruise down the Yarra River, spanning from the outer city areas, into the heart of the city. This activity is a great way to learn more about Melbourne with a scenic trip.

Kick up your heels at the city’s Chinatown, a small cultural haven within the city. Fill your belly to the brim with the amazing dumplings all of Melbourne is infatuated with. Visit the hidden bars within and surrounding and try one of the city’s delicious cocktails.

Melbourne offers amazing city sights and nightlife but is also a fantastic base for day trips out to outer attractions in Victoria. Why not trek out to Phillip Island to see the amazing little penguins? Or drive down the Great Ocean Road to take in the spectacular coastal views? Adventure out to the Yarra Valley to sip on a delicious local wine at your choice of wineries throughout.

Trek out of the city to visit one of the many attractions surrounding Melbourne city. With lush countryside, delicious wineries, crashing beaches, and lush bushland, there is a lure for any kind of traveller.

For a relaxing day out of the city’s hustle and bustle, visit Yarra Valley wine region. Take it easy as you sip on a crisp glass of wine and watch the fantastic wildlife neighbouring these wineries.

To see some of Victoria’s fantastic animals up close and personal, visit Phillip Island, and see the famous little penguins. These blue and white feathered creatures are the smallest penguins in the world, and by far some of the cutest. They spend majority of their life in the ocean, but you can catch them waddling up to shore after the sun sets as they make their way to their nests.

For a picture-perfect day, cruise down the Great Ocean Road and see the charming sea views. Let the breeze whip your hair around as your breath in the salty air along your drive around the winding cliffs. Stop off along the way to see the delightful beach towns, perhaps tucking in to some delicious lunch at renowned locations such as Lorne or Apollo Bay. Spot the native animals among the terrane, like the famous Australia Koala scattering Kennett river’s trees. Or visit the natural marvels of the Great Ocean Road, such as the famous 12 apostles.

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