Melbourne is one of the most livable cities in the world. It has been consistently voted as a great place to work and play, and with good reason. It seems like there’s a new bar opening up every five seconds, and with so many options to fill your days, it’s a bit of a playground – except for adults and with cocktails. Yeah! When you’re in Melbourne, whether you’re a long-time resident or someone who is dropping in from out of town, you’re always looking for the next fun thing to do. As a means to help you out, Travezl have created a list of their top favourite things to do in this southern city. Take a look and make planning your next Melbourne trip a breeze.
It’s pretty synonymous with Melbourne – and it’s also a great spot to spend an afternoon lazing around. Whether you’re a family with young kids and you’re planning on spending the day hanging out at the beach, or if you’re keen to head to one of the many bars to enjoy a couple of wines, you’ll find something in St Kilda that will tickle your fancy. You can get to St Kilda by any number of trams, whether you’re northside or southside, so take a look at the Public Transport Victoria website to plan your travel and get there safely.
Melbourne is synonymous with coffee and there is really no better place to get your cup o’Joe than in Fitzroy. If you venture off the beaten path of Brunswick Street, you will find a literal treasure trove of exciting coffee shops and cafes just dying to be explored and sipped in. While you’re in Fitzroy, be sure to check out Naked in the Sky – a vodka bar and rooftop venue with a pretty smashing view of the Melbourne skyline. Fitzroy is also home to a vegan deli, Smith and Daughters, and live music venues galore. Stalwarts Old Bar and Bar Open are sure to be rocking until the wee hours if you’re a night owl.
The Melbourne Eye
Hop onto the spinning wheel of excitement and enjoy a very slow look at the city as you rotate around in Melbourne’s Docklands. It’s a bit kitsch but then, you are being a tourist today so enjoy the fun! While you’re around the Docklands area, you can stop into the Ice Skating rink, check out a bargain or ten at the Direct Factory Outlet store (DFO) and come home with arms bulging with goodies!
The Yarra Valley
Not exactly Melbourne but not too far away, either. The Yarra Valley is a stunning piece of Victoria where wineries about and where you can easily spend a glorious day soaking up the sun and a good lashing of wine. It’s only an hour’s drive away from Melbourne and you can either choose to stay the night in one of the many boutique hotels or in a motel, or drive back by sundown. There are art galleries abound and it’s a nature-lover’s paradise.
Explore the throbbing heart of Melbourne’s southside when you take a walk down Chapel Street. It’s never a dull moment here, whether you’re shopping or up for cocktails. You’ll be sure to see some of the most fashionable (and some of the least) as you walk down the streets.
Melbourne is a beautiful city where you can explore the many laneways and delights – and you will be sure to remain caffeinated and full of tasty food and drinks as you wander and explore. Book in for your Melbourne adventure now with Travezl and enjoy an autumnal jaunt to Victoria’s capital city.