Melbourne is a popular city in Australia. We are sharing some of the best places to visit in Melbourne, so you can plan the perfect trip.
Melbourne – Places to visit
City Circle tram
To begin your exploration of Melbourne, jump on the City Cirlce Tram. This hop-on hop-off tram takes you to many of the attractions around the city, so you can spend the day seeing some of the best sights without worrying about getting lost or finding a taxi.
Explore the street art
Melbourne is well known for its street art and is definitely worth exploring whilst you are in the city. It is a great way to see the neighbourhoods, support the local artists and, of course, get some great pictures on the way.
Queen Victoria Market
This outdoor market is a popular place to visit and try some delicious food; not just local foods but food from around the world and unique blends and fusions too.
The market runs every day from 6 am to 3 pm but there is also a night market that runs every Wednesday from 5 pm to 10 pm.
State Library of Victoria
The State Library is an iconic building in Melbourne. It attracts 8 million visitors a year and you will often see a queue of people standing outside the library early in the morning, waiting to jump on the desks as the library opens.
National Gallery of Victoria
Visit the bluestone building on St Kilda Road and explore the gorgeous gallery. With 73,000 pieces of artwork and many special exhibitions, it is definitely worth a trip when you are in the city.
The Federation Square is a venue for arts, culture and events and many buses and trams stop here. Visit one of the restaurants or bars for lunch during your busy day exploring check out what’s on and attend a market or event in the square.
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens are a great place to stop and unwind. This expansive garden is simply stunning and is perfect for anyone who loves nature. Open from 7.30 am to sunset every day, this is a wonderful way to spend a morning in Melbourne.
Watch the Cricket at MCG
Known as ‘Australia’s favourite stadium’, this is the place to be to watch some cricket. Orignally built in 1953, the stadium still holds some charm; even though it has been renovated a few times now to become the largest in Australia.
Get tickets before your visit on their website.
Whilst you’re near, why not catch the Puffing Billy? This train takes you through the picturesque forests of Wright forest as it travels towards the country town of Gembrook.
You can even ride on Thomas the Tank Engine or enjoy special events such as their festive journey.
Book before your trip to avoid disappointment.
Unusual Things to do in Melbourne
- Head out of the city and see Victoria’s largest waterfall; Steavenson Falls.
- For those looking for an adventurous experience, check out one of the Crossbow (TenPointCrossbows.com offer great deals) or Paintball experiences in the city.
- Head to Brighton Beach to check out its 82 aligned bathing boxes in a European style.
- Berlin Bar – There are lots of quirky bars in Melbourne and the Berlin Bar is one of my favourites. It transports you back to Germany’s Cold War.
Where to eat in Melbourne
- Chuck’s Roadhouse – For those that love a proper steak house, check out this place. With delicious BBQ and a great variety of food on the menu, this is a place not to miss. Check out their full menu on chucksroadhouse.com/
- Tram Restaurant – Experience dinner with a difference on a colonial Tramcar.
- Atlas Dining – A popular choice for locals, visit Atlas for special occasions.
- Top Paddock – Possibly the most popular cafe in Melbourne, enjoy a burger or brunch here but get here early to get a table.
So that is our quick guide to things to do in Melbourne, where is your favourite place to hang out in the city? Let us know in the comments below!