Yep, Covid-19 is here to stay for the time being, but this doesn’t mean we need to stop planning for the great party the world will hold after the virus subsides! Here’s our top 10 things to do in Melbourne list!
1. Have a coffee. It’s pretty good.
If you live anywhere in Australia and you have a friend in Melbourne, chances are you would have heard them talk about their laneway culture and their coffee at some point. However obnoxious this can be there is a lot to back it up. It’s pretty good. Melbourne was recently voted by thousands of users on Booking.com as having the best coffee in the world, ahead of places like Rome and Vienna. So, make sure you have a coffee. Chances are you won’t get a bad cup.
2. Sports. There’s a lot going on.
What Melbourne lacks in terms of beaches and natural attractions Melbourne makes up in culture and sport. Melbourne is touted as Australia’s sporting capital. From the Australian open, to the cricket, to the Melbourne Cup annual horse race, Australian GP Formula 1 racing, and to Aussie Rules football, there is a lot going on. Make sure you get yourself out there to see some sport.
3. Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is a stretch of road extending 243 kms along the southern coast of Australia. It’s known for its dramatic natural formations such as the 12 apostles. The original road was built by returned soldiers and dedicated to the Anzac soldiers killed in WWI. It is the world’s largest war memorial.
4. Queen Victoria Market
Mingle with the locals at Queen Victoria Market. It’s a great place to go and get fresh produce giftware, fashion accessories. It’s packed with interesting characters and is a popular destination to visit when in Melbourne.
5. Laneways and street art
Melbourne is one of the global hotspots for street art. In the back lanes of the city, you can find a rich mix of street art and backstreet cafes. The laneways of Degraves street is a must if you’re in town make sure not to miss out.
6. Ride a tram
There is nothing more Melbourne than riding the cities famous trams. Some parts of the tram network are free. So make sure you take advantage!
7. Brighton Beach
Brighton Beach is located to the east of the city of Melbourne. It’s most famous for its brightly coloured bathing boxes. It’s a great place to get away from the city and relax.
8. Relax at the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens of Victoria are a beautiful site with some breathtaking landscapes and significant architecture. It’s a great refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city.
9. Melbourne Goal
The Old Melbourne Gaol is a former jail and current museum on Russell Street, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Be prepared for some exciting tales of ghosts after dark on their ghost tour!
10. Yarra Valley
If you like fine wine and dining don’t miss out on getting some of the best of Australia in the Yarra Valley wine region. It’s a great getaway for the weekend. The Yarra Valley has some great cheeses too! Make sure to try the dairy products too.
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