Melbourne is Australia’s cultural wonderland: a vibrant city of elegant cafes, incredible arts and music, lush gardens and the world’s best sporting calendar.
The only problem with spending three days in Melbourne is that it’s simply not enough to fit in all the amazing experiences you can have in this truly cosmopolitan town!
But, for the sake of it, let’s take a look at some of the awesome adventures that await you on your three day sojourn in Melbourne…
Get to a footy game!
Melbourne is the home of Aussie rules football, an adrenaline-pumping spectacle that invigorates even the most dedicated rugby or association football fans. Any trip to Melbourne between the months of February and September should include a game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground – one of the world’s largest and most hallowed stadiums.
We guarantee you will leave having chosen sides with one of the teams you see – it’s just such an exciting game!
See a local gig
Melbourne hosts three times the amount of music gigs than the national average, easily making it Australia’s home of music. On any night of the week you can get down to one of the city’s 500+ music venues to see some local legends on the rise or see a headlining act.
Some of our local music venues picks include The Night Cat, The Tote, Northcote Social Club and the ever-legendary Corner Hotel.
Take in fine art at the NGV
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is the city’s main gallery, and it proudly boasts a rotating roster of inspiring international exhibitions as well as continuous local exhibitions. A trip to the NGV is always a joyous occasion, as the exhibitions are matched by the gorgeous architecture and gardens they are housed within.
This year’s main exhibition features works from the French Impressionists, with the likes of Monet, Cezanne and Renoit dotting the walls – no biggie!
Enjoy fine food & coffee in a hidden laneway
Melbourne is famous for its hidden laneways, which draw visitors into their delightful bars, cafes and restaurants. On any day of the week you can find Melbournians enjoying coffee, lunch or a beer at one of these wonderful venues, the likes of which have put Melbourne on the global coffee and culinary map.
Some top laneway picks include Rustica Canteen, Jungle Juice and Manchester Press for top coffee and food.
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