Melbourne: Best Things to Do

Pixabay - a skyline view of Melbourne City

Melbourne may not be the capital city of Australia, but it is the cultural center of the country

The city is known for its art and cultural centers, as well as art performances

Filled with many tourist attractions, Melbourne has several nicknames like 'the most livable city' for having a great city structure and also called 'coffee paradise' for its quality coffee products

The best attractions in the city that you have to list down are Flinders Street Station, Eureka Skydeck, Federation Square, St

Kilda Beach, Queen Victoria Market, and many more you can find on this page

Note that Melbourne has unpredictable weather, so don't forget to bring your umbrella!

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FOOD & DRINK

As a city of culture diverse, Melbourne is filled with various kinds of foods from all over the world. One of the famous dishes that you have to try while in Melbourne is their fish dumplings. Known to have the famous Chinatown in the city, you can find the delicious fish dumpling with soft textured skin and tasty filling. And for the drink, you can try the Ginger Beer. Fermented with a special kind of yeast and brewed with the traditional ways, ginger beer is a nonalcoholic soft drink that has a sweet and strong taste of ginger.

CULTURE

Melbourne's cultural diversity is the city's blessing. The city is known for its music, art centers, and museums. There is plenty of celebration and expression of art performances in the Melbourne streets. And the locals are known to be very welcome and helpful to tourists. So, don't worry and enjoy your trip to Melbourne.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

For traveling, it's best to visit Melbourne between December to February. During the time, the weather and temperature are the most comfortable for outdoor activities.

SIGHTSEEING

Take a walking tour around the world-famous Ramsay Street. This area is a must-see for tourists. The street is known as a shooting area of long-running soap opera Neighbours. Visit and see the real view of the houses and the street in the real sets of the Neighbours Studios.

Official Neighbours Tours

official tour agency for the Neighbours set tours

Address : 261 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

DOWNTOWN

Have endless fun in downtown Melbourne. Centered in the Central Business District, the city downtown is filled with entertainment places and a popular tourist destination. Filled with shops, cafes, and coffee shops, the street is vibrant with the amazing live music street performances along the street. Not only place for arts, but this area is also filled with the oldest buildings in Melbourne, such as General Post Office, Parliament House, Old Treasury Building, Immigration Museum, and the Old Melbourne Gaol. Discover the colorful culture in the area.

Immigration Museum

Multimedia exhibits documenting the history of immigration in Australia, with a cafe & gift shop

Address : 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

SHOPPING

Being one of the important fashion centers in the world, Melbourne is a shopaholic paradise. Bourke Street Mall is your must-visit shopping center. It's not a usual mall you can imagine, but it's a unique pedestrian mall filled with various kinds of markets and shops. This pedestrian mall is an iconic market building built in historical Victorian architecture that will please your shopping time. Another shopping place you have to visit in Melbourne is the city's most famous shopping area, Queen Victoria Market. For shopping lovers, a trip to Melbourne is not complete yet without visiting this place. Located in Queen Street, this historical shopping paradise is filled with various street fashions and cheap items. Shop and mingle with the locals in the market.

Queen Victoria Market

Longtime market selling food, clothing & more in a historic landmark spanning 2 city blocks

Address : Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Bourke Street Mall

Lively pedestrian- & tram-only road lined with department stores, boutiques & eateries

Address : 231 Victoria Rd, Melbourne VIC 3078, Australia

HOTEL

As a tourism destination city, Melbourne is filled with various kinds of stay and hotel accommodations. Measure your budget and choose the most strategic hotel for your travel destination. If you want to have a lavish stay, Park Hyatt offers a luxury experience for your trip located in the heart of Melbourne. This hotel features a variety of rooms that feature city views. This Art Deco and Ottoman décor hotel provide an indoor pool, restaurant, bar, tea lounge, spa, and fitness center in the hotel. But if you want to save your budget for the trip, Ibis Budget Melbourne can be one of your options. This budget hotel is located on Elizabeth Street. With the strategic location in the city, this hotel is perfect for visitors who travel in Melbourne. This hotel features a comfortable room with air conditioning, TV, bathroom, and a small refrigerator in every room. So, book your room now!

ibis budget Melbourne

a modest budget hotel in the Central Business Distric

Address : 97-103 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Park Hyatt Melbourne

an upscale hotel built in contemporary style, located near the Parliament Station and 1

6 km from Melbourne Cricket Ground

Address : 1 Parliament Square Off, Parliament Pl, Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia

RESTAURANT

Stroll around at Chinatown Melbourne and taste the various kinds of street foods along the street. Not only street foods, but there are also plenty of restaurants you can visit. One of the top recommendations in the area is ShanDong MaMa. This restaurant has the world-class quality mackerel dumplings that you will never forget. But, if Chinese food is not your thing, a slice of pizza at Leonardo's Pizza Palace will fill your tummy. The pizza palace serves various kinds of pizza. The best menu of the restaurant is the Meat Lovers Pizza. Don't let your stomach empty while traveling in Melbourne.

Leonardo's Pizza Palace

a cozy pizza place serving the most delicious pizza in Melbourne

Address : 29 Grattan St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

ShanDong MaMa

Busy Chinese restaurant in an arcade, known for homemade dumplings with meat, seafood and veggies

Address : 5XQ8+3V Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

CAFE

Melbourne is a paradise city for coffee lovers. You can expect the quality of coffees in Melbourne. The first coffee shop you can visit is the Higher Ground. This place offers a creative and detailed coffee menu serving from various kinds from black coffee to the latte that never fails to satisfy the coffee addict. Not only the menu, but the design of the cafe architecture will also make you want to stay longer in the cafe. This place is perfect to spend your day drinking the delicious coffee. But, if you want the authentic taste of black coffee in Melbourne, the Aunty Peg is where you go. This cafe serves only black coffees, the best place for coffee cuppings (coffee testing) and an espresso bar. Enjoy the drinking experience of coffee in Melbourne.

Aunty Peg's

Specialty coffee & baked goods in a cool, industrial space with high ceilings & large windows

Address : 200 Wellington St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia

Higher Ground

a famous coffee shop with elegant design cafe architecture

Address : 650 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

What kind of night you would spend in Melbourne? Melbourne has plenty of clubs and nightlife places to offer. Stroll around the Central Business District at night and you'll find plenty of clubs and bars. If you are looking for the best place for drinking, Eau De Vie offers the best drinking experience in the city. Eau De Vie is a popular cocktail bar accompanied with jazz music playing. Sit on the main bar and enjoy the artful cocktail making. But, if you want to spend a different nightlife in Melbourne city, book and grab a drink at Burlesque Showboat Cruise (The Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat). It's not only a drinking place, but this place will also entertain you with the amazing live performances of Burlesque production house, Maison Burlesque.

The Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat

a cruise agency featuring the amazing live performances of Burlesque production house in Melbourne

Address : Pier VH08, 131 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia

Eau De Vie

Classy bar with whiskey, cocktails and tasting menus, plus a hidden lounge behind a bookcase

Address : 1 Malthouse Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

INTERESTING PLACE

Melbourne is filled with various cultural scenes attractions. One of the most popular places in Melbourne for its cultural scenes is Federation Square. This place is the art and culture venue of Melbourne. Located in Melbourne's central business district, this area should be listed on your itinerary. This area is always busy with art and live performances to enjoy. But, what if what you need for your trip is a nature scene? Visit and have a tour along St. Kilda Beach. Located in Port Philip, this beautiful area is always filled by tourists. The sandy beach is about 700 meters and the beach is known to have the cleanest water among other beaches in the city. The beach is safe for swimming, sailing, windsurfing, and other watersport activities. Not only watersports are featured on the beach, but the beach also filled with many nightclubs and restaurants you can stop by.

Federation Square

Abstract buildings flank this block-size plaza, filled with restaurants, museums and arts venues

Address : Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

St Kilda beach

A famous city beach features a boardwalk, the St

Kilda Pier, swimming & various water sports

Address : 18 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Flinders Street Station is not only a station but also a cultural icon of Melbourne. The architecture of the building is very picturesque to be photographed. You can take photos almost in every corner of the station. But if you want to picture the view of Melbourne's skyline. Visit Eureka Skydeck and take a view of Melbourne city from the high. The place is open from 10 am to 10 pm. You can visit the place by day or at night. In the day, you will have the clear and finest view of the city. But, on the night visit, you will have a stunning view of the city. Don't forget to recharge your camera!

Eureka Skydeck

A gold-plated observation deck on the 88th floor with panoramic city views & a protruding glass cube

Address : 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

Flinders Street Railway Station

Iconic, domed railway and metro hub, opened in 1909, with a yellow facade and an arched entrance

Address : Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia