Travellers guide to Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne – the name says it all! Being Australia’s second largest city, it is the hub for fashion, culture, sports and food. This city plays host for many well known tournaments and events like the Melbourne Cur Horse race, F1 Grand Prix, Australian Open Tennis Championship and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival to tickle your funny bones.
Melbourne is all about experiencing and exploring and it will definitely bring out the traveler in you. Here is a list of things that you got to do – the Melbourne style!
AFL, at the MCG – Your love for sports will definitely pull you to the MCG. Built in 1853, it has hosted many matches, national and international level. It isn’t a surprise that MCG is the home of Australian Rules Football (AFL). If you are new to Australia, this game will change the way you look at sports.
Get Trammed – Melbourne has perfectly and efficiently maintained carriages of the Melbourne tram system. The bright red carriages along with their antique looks make it a favourite among travelers in the city. It is a great way to travel around the city and yes, free of cost!
Shopping in Chapel Street – Be it Chic or traditional, Chapel street is the perfect shopping destination for you. Think of anything and you will find it at Chapel Street! While there are street food joints and fashion boutiques on one side, there are a variety of up market shops selling antiques and vintage goods.
The Eureka Skydeck 88 – To have a bird eye’s view of the city is definitely one thing you should have in your bucket list. Eureka Skydeck 88 is one such place to visit to get a 360 degree view of the whole city. For some great and ‘edgy’ views, a glass cube has been built projecting out of the building called “The Edge”. Even the adventurers can have a taste of the adrenaline rush by enjoying the view of the city. Our visa experts will assist you get your tourist visas to Australia.
Laneway Bars – Melbourne’s nightlife cannot go unnoticed. Laneway bars top the list of nightlife destinations in Melbourne. Each of the bars in the laneways has their own signature scheme coupled up with the hole-in-th-wall bars cum atmosphere. If you find yourself at “Hairy Canary”, do try the eggplant chips for sure! Tip: Don’t miss the Cuban music and jazz at “Murmur” and “Paris Cat”.
Get Art-ified (Hosier Lane) – Come to Hosier Lane and discover the dedicated space for outdoor living art at Hosier Lane. The graffiti artists in this lane were earlier prosecuted for their expression of art on the walls of Hosier Lane. Every inch of this lane is now spray painted with various arts which will blow up your mind every time you look at them.
Into the Wild – Watching koalas cuddling on eucalyptus trees cannot be less than a dream come true. Join a private wildlife travel group and explore the wild side of Australia. From Australian mammals to birds to reptiles and insects, you will be exposed to one of the best wildlife experience. Just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and get a step closer to the wildlife of Australia!
Penguin Parade – Philip Island, where you can view the world’s largest Little Penguin colony is only an a couple of hours away from Melbourne. Hop into your cars and find your way to the land where thousands of these little creatures emerge from the sea and waddle their way up to the sand dune burrows on sunset.
Great Ocean Road – After a day filled with adventures, a nice long drive outside the city will soothe your stress. The Great Ocean Road is one of the most beautiful drives in Australia. Stretching up to 151 miles along the Southeast Coast of Australia, the Great Ocean Road is registered on the Australian National Heritage list.
Here are 9 things to do in Melbourne!
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