Melbourne is one of the largest and beautiful cities in Australia. It is the capital of the state Victoria. Melbourne has a huge European influence. And Melbourne is definitely one of my favourite cities in Australia. There are plenty of things to do in the city itself and as well as the places around the city.
Refer my post – Getting around in Melbourne.
Things to do
Below are some of my favourite things to do in the city:
Hosier lane is a lane in Melbourne Central Business District (CBD) dedicated to street art. It is so colourful and is a great spot for amazing pictures with the graffitis. Every time I have visited Hosier lane, the street is filled with different street art. Every art painted changes and each artist overwrites the previous artist’s work. It is great to see the display of all the artists. Sometimes one can catch a glimpse of the artist painting as well. It is mind boggling to see these street art.
It is the mecca of street art. The vibrant lanes filled with wall arts are a bliss. I have visited Hosier Lane many times and the lane has been different all the time. I have never seen the same art twice.
St Kilda or Brighton beach
Both the beaches are beautiful. St Kilda is famous for its busy and beautiful local market. Brighton beach is famous for its colorful shacks.
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
If you are a cricket lover, then taking a tour at MGC is a must.
Eureka Sky deck
Panoramic views of Melbourne is breathtaking. And Eureka sky deck can provide those panoramic views.
Australians love their coffee and food. Melbourne is surely a place to try various cafes and food. Swanston Street has many cafes and trying the coffee is a must.
Shrine of Remembrance
Pay a visit to Shrine of Remembrance to respect all the souls who have sacrificed their lives to protect this beautiful country.
If you are in for some retail therapy, then Melbourne is the place to be. Shopping in the Central Business District (CBD) is an amazing experience. One can get stuff for any range – from the budgeted to the most expensive things. The Direct Factory Outlet (DFO) is another great place to shop.
Melbourne has trams that are a great way to travel within the CBD. City circle tram has continuous commentary providing information about the various famous spots in Melbourne.
Taking a stroll around the Yarra River is a great way to spend an evening in Melbourne. The river is beautiful and it provides fresh air right in between the city.
I loved this zoo. It has many varieties of animals.
These are just few things to do in Melbourne. The city definitely has many more things to do. It also has many art museums and churches.
Also read some of the other things to do in and around Melbourne: