Melbourne has earned a fantastic reputation for being a fun and friendly cosmopolitan city. Not only is there an endless amount of excitement to be had in wandering amidst the alleys and laneways, but Melbourne has also been christened the culinary capital of Australia too!
So if you’ve got a limited amount of time in this thriving metropolis, what are the key things to check out? Here are some quick tips: what not to miss.
Quick Recommendations for Attractions, Food, Culture and Shopping in Melbourne
Heading up to the Eureka Skydeck is probably the best way of getting a good view of the city. But if you don’t fancy being 297 metres above Melbourne, then taking the City Circle Tram is a great way of getting your bearings, and the little history lesson that’s piped through the speakers can give you a good grounding of how the city grew.
If you’re feeling a little more energetic, then taking a walk along the Yarra River is another great way to see the sights that range from the magnificent skyscrapers of the CBD to the lush Royal Botanic Gardens.
What better way to treat yourself for all of that sightseeing than by checking out Melbourne’s incredible culinary heritage. The CBD is a great place to find a chic cafe or restaurant with funky places like the 1000 £ Bend being particularly popular amongst the locals for its great brunch options.
Melbourne is full of fun cultural attractions too. Whether it’s checking out the famous street art on Hosier Lane or seeing a concert at legendary live music venues like The Corner Hotel, it seems that people in Melbourne really know how to have fun.
But one of the best options has to be to go to the Southbank and Arts Centre that incorporates theatres and performance spaces, and even has a cool arts and craft market every Sunday to give you chance to pick up some great takeaway street food.
And finally we couldn’t miss out some of Melbourne’s awesome shopping attractions. From the foodie delights at the legendary Queen Victoria Market to some newer outlets like the DFO South Wharf, there are plenty of places where you’ll get the opportunity of picking up a bargain.
In addition to this, the Fitzroy area is packed with plenty of cool vintage shops, and with chic streets like Brunswick Street giving you another chance to enjoy some great takeaway food, it seems like there’s no end of fun to be had in Melbourne.
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