Guests will be picked up from Melbourne Downtown and taken to the following attractions: Melbourne Museum, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Central Shopping Mall, Queen Victoria Market, Southern Cross Station, Crown Casino, Shrine of Remembrance, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Rod Laver Arena, National Sports Museum, and Australian Centre for the Moving Image.South Melbourne MarketFitzroy Gardens, St Patrick’s Cathedral,Old Melbourne Gaol,State Library of Victoria, Melbourne’s GPO,Union Lane,City Circle Tram,Block Arcade, St Paul’s Cathedral,The Atrium, Federation Square, Flinders Street Railway Station, Arts Centre Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, Eureka Skydeck 88, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
The centre of Melbourne is threaded with cobbled , which have become a mecca for coffee shops, cafés and unique shopping boutiques. Start at Flinders Street station, wander down Degraves Street, and explore the city’s beautiful arcades and street art around every corner – including from England-based graffiti artist Banksy. Head down Collins Street to visit the exquisite Block Arcade then get your caffeine hit at pocket-sized or , both on Little Bourke Street.
Melbourne is renowned for its , which sell everything from local produce to arts and crafts and vintage fashion. Get amongst the hustle and bustle of the , the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere. You can take a bus from there to the , and enjoy dim sim or street-style Mexican food under its historic awnings. On weekends, pick up handmade pieces from emerging Australian designers at the in Fitzroy, just a quick tram ride from the city centre.
Book well in advance for , one of the world’s 50 best restaurants, and tuck into Ben Shewry’s unique tasting menu. Melbourne’s city laneways are home to popular restaurants, such as , hidden down the graffiti-covered Duckboard Place, and elegant on Market Lane. Nearby, TV chef George Colombaris plates up modern Greek food at his flagship restaurant and souvas at his string of casual restaurants . For the tastiest cheap eats, don’t miss delicious Vietnamese street food or for tacos and burritos. Both pack out quickly.
Enjoy drinks with a view at one of Melbourne’s many . Popping up across the city centre, and the bohemian neighbourhoods of Fitzroy and Carlton, these high-altitude bars enable you to watch the sun set with a drink in hand. Local favourites include the spectacular rooftop terrace at in Fitzroy, gracing Curtin House in the city centre, and, nearby, the very unique .
Melbourne is Australia’s sports capital and its venues are legendary. Join the fun at the (MCG) for the Australian Football League from March until September, or the international cricket matches from November until February. Go trackside at Flemington for the excitement of the , held on the first Tuesday in November, or be exhilarated by the , when Albert Park is transformed into a high-speed racetrack. Find out more about .
Hop on a tram from Bourke Street in the central business district to the seaside suburb of . Here, you can stroll the foreshore to the St Kilda Pier, home to a colony of little penguins or take a ride on the roller coaster at historic Luna Park. Afterwards enjoy sweets at one of Acland Street’s many continental cake shops, such as the kugelhopf (brioche cake swirled with melted chocolate) at or a slice of baked cheesecake at .
The (NGV) is Australia’s oldest gallery (founded in 1861) and hosts an exciting range of international and local exhibitions and events, and a collection of more than 70,000 works. Visit the (ACMI) to immerse yourself in the world of film, television and digital culture or take a taxi to the at Bulleen for an insight into Australian artists. In the evening, catch a performance at one of Melbourne’s many , which host everything from musicals to comedy and cabaret. Or if you’re in the mood for jazz, swing past jazz club in the centre of Melbourne for gigs from local and international musicians.