The city of Melbourne has an esteemed history and is known for its food and sporting events as well as having many notable events and attractions. Here are some of the things to check out on a visit to Melbourne.
The Eureka Skydeck is definitively the place to go for the best views in the city. It is both close and far enough away to get a great view of the main city which really is a fantastic sight to see.
Shrine of Remembrance
This is a commemorative space where people can go and pay their respects to the fallen soldiers from both Australia and New Zealand surrounded by lovely gardens and walking tracks. The eternal flame is best seen in the early hours of the morning in the quiet of the new day.
Great Ocean Road
This is a fantastic drive to take if you happen to be down along the south coast of Victoria. Breathtaking views of sweeping oceans and various enigmatic rock forms, including the well-known twelve apostles, draw travellers from all over the globe to this iconic coastal road.
Phillip Island Penguin Parade
Little fairy penguins are dear little birds that can be seen if you head down to Phillip Island. You can watch them waddle from the ocean to their burrows any time of the year. Unfortunately, you cannot take any photos of the birds as they have sensitive eyes and are scared very easily.
Melbourne is one of the best places in Australia to experience live music. It is easy to find a pub, club or bar that will cater to pretty much any music tastes in the central parts of the city. From rock to jazz, reggae or new age music, if you explore the city you are sure to find somewhere that will suit your tastes.
The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is one of the big events that occurs in Melbourne with the main event being the Melbourne Cup. If you are not in town for the Carnival, there are plenty of Flemington races that you can experience at the city’s main racetrack throughout the year.
Eat on Chapel Street
Food is also one of the major things that set Melbourne apart from other cities. One such particular area is Chapel street in inner Melbourne that encompasses different cuisine from around the world.
Taking a long winding drive up into the Dandenong Ranges in the east of Melbourne can conjure up thoughts of being in a mystical forest which is unique for Victoria. Giant ferns and towering trees give the entire area a cooling and calming effect and there are plenty of little coffee houses and restaurants to stop by as you peruse around the region.
Visit the laneways
If Melbourne has anything more than other places, it is a multitude of alleys and laneways that you can explore if you feel the need. Melbourne’s laneways are known for their iconic street art and most have something to offer, be it a restaurant, bar or music venue.
Coffee in Degraves St
If coffee is what you crave then Degraves Street is the place for you. Melbourne is known for its coffee culture and there is no better way to experience it than in this inner-city laneway.
These are just some of the things that make Melbourne a truly great city, and one of the best in Australia to visit.