Melbourne Travel Tips
One of the world's most livable cities, "marvelous" Melbourne is cosmopolitan, cultivated and a haven for the cutting-edge and avant-garde. The city's shopping, dining, coffee culture and sheer style are legendary, and its lively music scene has launched some of Australia's most iconic bands and musicians.
While sightseeing in Melbourne, you'll discover Melburnians are equally passionate about football and ballet, fashion and restaurants. They are ravenous for music and hot for theater. This leafy bayside community on the Yarra River is all things to all people, so to help you make sense of the myriad things to do around Melbourne, take a look at our Melbourne tours.
Written by Jane Ormond, Australia, July 2011
Chapel Street is the Melbourne
street that shopping-obsessed Sydneysiders flock to on weekends – and
with good reason. But even if shopping's not entirely your thing, Chapel
St is perfect for ...
There’s no denying it – Melbourne
is a car-loving city. A past penchant for bungalows and outer suburban
living means the city’s fringes sprawl for miles. Most visitors base
themselves in the ...
has so much to offer visitors that one may never tire of visiting this
beautiful place! So if you feel like you’ve seen it all, then these
unique tours and activities may be just ...
If you’re in Melbourne this New Year’s Eve you’ll be swept up in a sea of people (half a million to be exact!) who all flock to the city each year to see the incredible firework displays and enjoy ...
A trip to Melbourne
needn’t make a dent in your budget. In fact, many of the city’s top
attractions are free! On top of that we’ve got a whole list of
wallet-friendly activities to enjoy: ...
Melbourne Music Week returns for the second year running from November 18 to 26, and has a redefined artistic direction and an inventive program that takes place right across the city. Editor’s ...
Christmas in Melbourne
is very much like Christmas in the northern hemisphere – a time for
families, gift giving and huge Christmas dinners; the city is strewn
with festive decorations, ...
Written by Emma, Australia, August 2012
Each year Melbourne celebrates its beginnings on Melbourne Day, an annual celebration that marks the founding of the city on August 30, 1835. Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from ...
Having lived in Melbourne for most of my adult life, I didn’t think that a tour of the city’s laneways and arcades
could teach me anything new. I mean, a tour is for tourists, right?
Written by Emma, Australia, September 2012
Eating on a budget in Melbourne
doesn’t mean you have to survive on takeaway burgers and fries. If you
know where to look, you can eat a healthy and varied diet from numerous
food outlets, ...
It’s hard to believe that what was once Melbourne ’s most controversial public space is now one of it’s most celebrated and enjoyed. Melbourne’s Federation Square celebrates the last decade as ...
Written by ROD C, Australia, September 2012
Just near the Arts Centre and Southbank, Flinders Street Station is famous for its clocks and the meeting point on the steps below them. Across the road is a new complex called Federation Square, ...
New in town? To save you spending a day feeling disorientated and discombobulated in Melbourne , we’ve put together a few tips to ease your way into the city and help you feel like a local in no ...
Like most cities in the world, Melbourne
has its share of museums covering art, history, culture and more; and
many of the best ones won’t cost you a single dollar to enjoy. Here are
just a few ...
Written by Emma, Australia, February 2013
Not far from the magnificent Grampians area in Victoria is the township of Ararat and the excellent Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre. The center tells the story of the Chinese immigrants who found ...
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