Home of the tallest building in the southern hemisphere (The Eureka Sky tower – http://www.eurekaskydeck.com.au/) and the cultural capital of Australia (Although Sydney would contest that!), Melbourne is probably the most British city I’ve ever seen outside of the UK, but with even more unpredictable weather! Known for its ability to be affected by 4 or more different weather systems in one day, be prepared for anything!
|Eureka Sky Tower|
Here is our top 5 fun activities to do in Melbourne
|1. BEST Attraction/experience no matter the expense!|
Queen Victoria Markets.
The good news is, this is free… until you end up buying out the whole place that is, which you probably will. A traditional foodies heaven, a huge selection of meats, cheeses, breads, chutneys, olives, and every deli product you can think of, all divided between lots of permanent market stalls. We bought ourselves a selection of tasty goods and had ourselves a picnic in the food court, yum!
– http://www.qvm.com.au/ closed Mondays & Wednesdays, hours vary so check the website.
2. BEST FFAF (Fun for a Fiver)
Ride the tram!
Australia is not a cheap place, so finding fun for a fiver can be a bit of a challenge. However, the classic trams run a circle around the city centre, not only are they free to hop-on hop-off but they look pretty cool and have a practical purpose too! Multi-bonus!
But make sure you get on the city circle tram, it shares the line with regular trams, and these are not free.
3. BEST photo op.
Its an old-school amusement park! I can’t vouch for the rides inside as it was closed when we were there, but getting a photo of yourself being consumed byt the scary gatehouse is still possible. Fun!
– http://www.lunapark.com.au/ check opening times in advance… we should have thought of that!
4. BEST non-tourist attraction
It seems to be becoming a little more touristy, but not to the point of an actual tourist trap or anything and, of course, its free. The melbourne graffiti is of a very high quality – this is certainly art, not vandalism, and there are many places to see some great pieces. Hosier Lane has plenty of examples for viewing, and is conveniently located very near Flinders St Station.
– http://www.melbournegraffiti.com/ for more info on where to find the good stuff.
5. BEST unexpected experience
Sitting in an Egg on St. Kilda Beach
St Kilda beach is one of the most popular beaches in Melbourne, an obvious choice for restaurants, bars and cafes with a frenetic nightlife (sometimes!). We headed there for the slightly more chilled out afternoon session only to discover a bar right on the beach with massive wicker eggs for us to sit in. We decided right then if we ever settle down we’ll be buying eggs for our deck!
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