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.
Melbourne is one of Australia’s
most visitor-friendly cities and it boasts two ‘hop-on hop-off’ shuttle
services for tourists to enjoy: the City Tourist Shuttle Bus and the
City Circle Tram. ...
Australia Day takes place on January 26th and is a public holiday for all Australians. Various events are scheduled throughout the day in every state and city and Melbourne has an entire program of ...
Written by Emma, Australia, November 2011
Melbourne is a
sprawling city and its inner suburbs add their own unique flavor to the
Melbourne mix. From the creative hipster suburbs of Fitzroy and
Brunswick in the north to the flashier, ...
Looking for good Japanese in the city? Check out our list of Melbourne ’s best Japanese eateries, from the terrifyingly expensive but worth it, Nobu, to the soul nourishing ‘fast food’ of Ramen Ya, ...
Written by Viator, August 2010
Melbourne's weather is the butt of national jokes - yes, it can get four seasons in one day - but a Melbourne summer can be as sultry as the best of them. Here are the top 10 things to do in ...
Written by ROD C, Australia, February 2011
Melbourne is often thought of as Australia's second city, and there's certainly a rivalry with its more glamorous northern sister, Sydney. But Melbourne is recognised as having a superior ...
Written by Emma, Australia, February 2012
For many Melburnians, the New Year means only one thing: summer holidays. From late December onwards you can expect to see a steady stream of cars, many with surfboards, kayaks, bikes or caravans ...
Melbourne’s many bike paths and relatively flat topography make it an easy city to travel around by bike. Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Melbourne Things to Do blog. ...
Make no mistake about it, Melbournians are mad about coffee.
Consuming, on average, a whopping 2.4kgs of coffee per person per year,
it’s no surprise that coffee has become a serious business ...
It’s not an exaggeration to say that the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is one of Australia’s biggest food and wine events. Visited by more than 300,000 people each year, the festival attracts big ...
Melbourne ’s markets have come into their own in recent years with a resurgence of farmers’ markets and many inner suburbs operating their own markets that reflect their area’s unique character. ...
Written by Emma, Australia, June 2012
The award-winning Melbourne Museum provides a fascinating insight into the culture, history and environment of Victoria and Australia .
Conceived as a building of distinct parts, the museum hosts ...
Written by Emma, Australia, April 2012
With all of Melbourne’s
natural beauty many visitors pack their itineraries with outdoor
activities and adventures. One should keep in mind, however, that there
is much to do and see indoors as ...
Written by Emma, Australia, October 2012
Foresighted Victorian town planners made sure that Melburnians had
plenty of green space when they laid out the city in the mid-1800s.
Thanks to them, city workers, families and foot-weary ...
Written by Emma, Australia, January 2012
Shopping in the city used to consist of a few Australian novelty shops, a handful of surf shops and an excellent hatter. These days Melbourne ’s shopping scene has a reputation for being ...
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