How to Spend a Week in Melbourne
Melbourne is one of the world’s most livable cities. With a combination of world-class dining, fashion, shopping, art galleries and sports you won’t be disappointed when you visit. Here are some tips for exploring the city and everything in between.
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1 Explore Melbourne’s Laneways
This is one of the ‘must do’s’ in Melbourne. Begin your vacation by navigating through Melbourne’s urban center which is filled with a maze of cobbled laneways. Find beautiful arcades, cafes, coffee shops, boutiques and more.
2 Take a Road Trip to the Great Ocean Road
Travel to Victoria’s scenic Great Ocean Road and take a road trip. Stretching 234 km and only an hour and a half south-west of Melbourne, this drive is filled with sights and attractions. See the Twelve Apostles, Lord Ard Gorge, London Arch and more!
3 See the Animals at the Zoo
Melbourne has three major zoos and an aquarium. The Melbourne Zoo is Australias oldest zoo and features a range of exhibits such as the tropical butterfly house and trails of elephants.
4 Shop til You Drop
Melbourne has amazing shopping and markets filled with produce, art and fashion. Don’t miss Queen Victoria Markets which is the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere. Find fresh produce, meats, seafood, clothing, shoes, jewelry and so much more. The market is open every day except for Mondays and Wednesdays.
5 Sip cocktails at a rooftop bar
Enjoy drinks at one of the rooftop bars with a view. Visit the bohemian neighborhoods of Fitzroy and Carlton and watch the sunset with a drink in your hand.
6 Discover Melbourne’s Gardens and Rivers
After some busy days, try exploring at a slower pace and visit the tranquil parts of the city. The Royal Botanical Gardens spans 94 acres and is filled with 10,000 plant species, 11 lawns, a lake cafes and more. End your day with a cruise along Yarra River.
7 Taste Melbourne’s best Coffee
Melbourne is home to thousands of cafes and some of the world’s best baristas. The signature drink is a flat white, which is similar to a latte, and you will also be able to enjoy other kinds of drinks from a cold-drip, matcha tea latte, blue algae and even turmeric infused lattes!
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