Must-try Activities When in Melbourne, Australia
A vibrant city with plenty to offer to locals and tourists alike, Australia’s Melbourne is a bucket-list worthy destination. With so many things to see and do here, however, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. To help you make the most of your trip, here’s a list of activities you need to do while in Melbourne.
- Get a bird’s eye view of the city
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If you don’t mind heights and would like to get a good view of Melbourne, head to the Eureka Skydeck. It’s the city’s highest point, so you’re sure to enjoy a breath-taking view. The best time to drop by the skydeck is during sunset. The sun’s pink, yellow, and purple hues provide the perfect backdrop for the city’s twinkling lights and gorgeous skyline. For a more unforgettable holiday, book a ticket for “The Edge Experience.” This optional package puts you inside a glass box that’s three metres beyond the platform building and almost 300 metres above ground. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that’s sure to give you a whole new perspective as you marvel at the cityscape and its surrounding areas.
- Shop ‘til you drop at the Queen Victoria Market
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Craving for organic produce? Or maybe you’re on the hunt for some souvenirs. Whatever you need, you’re sure to find it at the Queen Victoria Market. This bustling centre has exotic fruits, fresh goods, and plenty of souvenirs. If you want to taste the best of Melbourne, check out the market’s breakfast and lunch meals; they’re a better and cheaper alternative to restaurant dishes. Wade through the market crowd so you could meet some locals and get tips on the city’s hidden gems.
- Get to know Melbourne up close via its alleys
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A cultural and foodie hub, Melbourne has plenty of tricks right up its alleys. The city streets serve as gateways to hidden shops, quaint cafes, hole-in-the-wall spots, and street art installations. If you want to take a quick glance at Melbourne’s culture, head to the streets and stroll around—you won’t run out of things to see and dishes to try. Then see the rest of the city highlights inside an antique, horse-drawn carriage. It’s the perfect way to end a stroll especially if you want to put your feet up after a day of walking. If you’re a night owl, check out the brightly lit art installations after dark while munching some dim sum.
- Catch a game at any of the city’s sporting venues
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As a sports capital, Melbourne has its fair share of world-class sporting venues. Its stadiums, courts, and racing lanes are home to some of the country’s most popular matches and games. For a truly unique experience, plan your holiday around a game so you’re sure to catch your favourite teams. You can also book a sports tour to get an inside look at the most amazing rivalries, matches, and athletic events.
With so many things to see and do in Melbourne, you’re in for a jam-packed holiday. These hot spots get really crowded during the peak season, so book your tickets and plan your tours accordingly. You can also book a sightseeing tour for a more relaxing way of enjoying the city’s hot spots. For your next trip, book a flight to Melbourne and get your dose of the city’s vibrant culture and old-world charm.
About the author:
Katrina Daez is a travel writer working with Alpha Car Hire, a Brisbane-based car rental company with branches in Gold Coast, Melbourne, and Sydney. When not writing travel articles, she’s on the hunt for seat sales and travel promos.