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.
To walk through the doors of Werribee Mansion is to step back in time to
the late 1800s and the beginning of European settlement in Australia .
A huge Italianate-styled mansion built for wealthy ...
Written by Emma, Australia, December 2012
is a great place to be in the Australian summer months: December,
January and February. The city is renowned for having ‘four seasons in
one day’ – although rainy days are few and far ...
Since the 1800s, ladies and gentlemen have been enjoying high tea in the
afternoons. Until recently, sipping on earl grey and nibbling cucumber
sandwiches was an activity reserved almost ...
Less than an hour east of Melbourne 's city centre lie lush mountain ranges known locally as the Dandenongs .
Popular with day-trippers since the 1870s, these gently rolling hills
and prettily ...
Written by Emma, Australia, October 2012
Melbourne ’s history has been shaped by immigration and the Immigration Museum celebrates the city’s rich multicultural past and its present. Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our ...
Written by Emma, Australia, August 2012
Don’t be fooled by the name, there’s more to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) than just cricket. In fact, the MCG (or the ‘G as it is colloquially known) is Australia ’s most famous sporting ...
Written by Emma, Australia, November 2012
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne is the oldest and largest public art museum in Australia . Operating across two sites in the city, on St Kilda Road and in Federation ...
may have recently been voted the world’s most livable city, the surging
Australian dollar means that travel here is no longer the bargain it
used to be. Thankfully, many of the ...
Written by Emma, Australia, July 2012
has more to offer visitors than cute, little fairy penguins! Read on
for a themed list of things to see and do around the island. Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken ...
Written by Emma, Australia, September 2011
City-bound and not sure what to see? Here are our top 10 Melbourne experiences. Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Melbourne Things To Do blog . Visit the original post to ...
Melbourne is mostly flat and perfect for cycling. It’s a sprawling city with several bustling inner suburbs that are ideal for exploring by bike. Several bike tracks and trails run through the ...
Kids in Melbourne ,
well, they’re a little bit spoilt really. Spoilt for choice that is.
With museums, parks, theatres, gardens and specially designed kids’
spaces and workshops, there’s plenty ...
Written by Emma, Australia, June 2012
The only limit to shopping in Melbourne is the one on your credit card! Read on for our list of the best places in the city and the inner suburbs to shop. Editor’s Note: This recommendation was ...
is the place to be in March as music, food & wine, sport, comedy
and gardening are all represented in a range of fantastic festivals
throughout the city. Editor’s Note: This ...
is an incredible city with so much to see and do as you make your way
through city streets and waterways. That said, another great way to
experience the city is from above it! Look ...
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Doing what: Phillip Island: Penguins, Koalas and Kangaroos Day Tour from Melbourne