During the gold rush of the 1850s, Melbourne turned into one of the richest cities in the world. Maintaining the luxurious charm of 19th century gold discoveries in the areas of Victoria, Melbourne is still one of the most liveable cities in the world.
This coastal capital of Victoria has abundant scenic landscapes, nature and wildlife. With well preserved and thriving nature reserves, conservation parks and a story that flows through the undulations of the Yarra River, it is difficult to imagine that a trip to Melbourne would be.
With so much to see and enjoy a thought like “What to do in Melbourne” will never cross your mind. It would be a blend of history with a touch of nature wrapped in vibrant culture and scenic horizon of this Australian city.
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Melbourne laneways secrets
The Melbourne have hidden alleys magic reverberating throughout. It is a melting pot of culture, art, shopping, bars and more. Go to Somerset place for a haircut or a pint of beer. The Tattersalls Lane is a delight for foodie, the Crossley Street is full of trendy cafes, Presgrave Lane and Niagara are filled with works of art and street art, and Howey Lane is for the fashion forward.
Take a walk on the area of the Yarra River
The magnificent Yarra River Melbourne is the point of origin. It is the birthplace of the city. Incredible Wine tours along the river cruises to Flemington Racecourse, Dandenong range, and camping in Gembrook are a success on all routes. The colonnade of the Yarra River has a surprisingly economical accommodation with friendly service in Melbourne.
Enjoy music and arts fest
The city has a culturally diverse music scene where even the streets are teeming with street artists and street arts. There are many entertainment opportunities here for art and music savvy. This winter, the music scene and the Melbourne Theater is buzzing with shows and concerts.
The Mayor of Grand Organ concert awaits you and it is free. The famous classic, The Wizard of Oz Musical Theater is grabbing eyeballs at the Regent Theater, it is to 29 July. Those who are interested in art and exhibitions can discover contemporary and modern art at MoMA, organized by NGV, it is open from June 9 to 10 October.
For a unique experience head to the House Art where the Rabble organized a live installation on the journey through childhood and adulthood under the theme “lonely”, from June 8 to 17 Those who love history can visit the exhibition from the Melbourne Museum on “Vikings beyond the legend,” it is in the August 26
Absorb the beauty of Australian landscapes, wildlife & natural reserves
With a rich coastline along the southeastern ridge of Australia, Melbourne has an extravagant natural treasure. Millions of years old, the 12 Apostles at the Great Ocean road are a magnificent collection of Limestone cliffs that form a garland along the Victorian coastline. Princess Margaret Rose Cave is a limestone cave in Mumbannar. It has beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations.
Take a trip to Phillip Island to catch delightful glimpses of Penguins, Koalas. A camping and canoeing tour of the Murray river is a great way to explore the rich fauna, and sandy beaches of the southern coast.
Some of the famous national parks in Melbourne worth a visit are the Mungo National Park, Dandenong Ranges, Great Otway national Park, Wilsons Promontory and many more.
Hangout at the best Beaches and coastal beauty
The vast coastal side of Melbourne has plenty of wonderfully laid out beaches and coastsides. The Gippsland beach runs to a whopping 90 miles and is the world’s longest beach. The Mornington Peninsula has beautiful sandy beaches where you can enjoy a sunny day of Golf, wine, hot springs and surfing-The Sorrento, St. Andrews, and Fingal Victoria are the best.
Aboriginal Victoria cultural tours
Take a trip into the Australian culture and heritage by visiting the area inhabited by the first people of Australia. A heritage walk in the Royal Botanic Garden will familiarise you with the Kulin nation. Learn the history of Birrarung Marr with the cultural walk of the Koorie Heritage Trust. Wurundjeri cultural fix and Six Season’s Culture tour by Brambuk at the Grampian National Park are great too.