So you have just arrived from Melbourne airport & trying to decide on things to do in Melbourne? Well then you have come to the right place. No matter what your budget or taste there is definitely something for everyone in this beautiful city.
Journey planner melbourne
I put together a little journey planner for Melbourne so you can easily see what’s on in this awesome city. There are so many things to do in Melbourne I can only list my favorite.
Yummy food and the best coffee in the world
There is nothing more awesome then getting lost in the city with all the little cute laneways. Have a drink and grab some food at Hardware Lane at night. I have had the best melted chocolate mud cake I have ever had in my life. If you like coffee then you are in luck because Melbourne is known to have the best coffee in the world.
Some of my favorite restaurants in Melbourne include The Thai on Chapel/Vodka Borsh & Tears on Chapel St, Panama Dining room on Smith St, Thay Thay on Victoria St., The dumpling house in China town and pretty much all of Brunswick Street, especially the Veggie Bar and a Raw cafe. Lucky Coq on Chapel Street, Prahran and its sister place Bimbo Deluxe (Fitzroy) has very cheap pizzas and you will probably like it. Try the dessert pizza!
You can find so many beer gardens and they are all cool.
Having fun on the shopping strips
If you like shopping then head down to explore Chapel Street in South Yarra, Bridge Road in Richmond and Fitzroy Street in Brunswick. I would not bother going to Chadstone or any of the shopping malls because you can go to a mall in any city. Go check out the funky streets instead.
Luna park melbourne – in St-Kilda
You can’t come here without checking out St-Kilda beach. There is something for everyone, even kids. They would love Luna Park and everything around it. I dare you to walk past Acland Street and not stop for cake in one of the little cake shops. You can also check out the penguins at night along the pier. s
What’s on in melbourne
Melbourne aquarium to the casino and in between.
If the melbourne weather is forecast for rain then you can head to the famous Melbourne aquarium then go walk down South Melbourne along the Yarra River. The fire show starts when it is dark every hour on the hour so go for a walk around that time. If you are tired you can always go to the cinema in the casino unless you feel like gambling a bit.
While you are in the city, you might as well go to Eureka Tower and go right to the top. This is the tallest building in melbourne so you are guaranteed stunning views from the highest observation deck in the southern hemisphere. I hope you are not scared of hights as this is 97 metres/88 floors so get ready for a spectacular view!
How Do You Get into the City from the Airport?
The Sky-Bus is $15 one way and goes direct to Southern Cross Station in the city in about 30 minutes. If you ask them they can drop you at your hotel depending on where it is. From there just catch a tram. You have to get a MyKey Card as it does not accept money anymore.
For taxis, it depends what time of day you are going, but you are looking at $50-$60. The sky-bus is fine though.
For certain hostels and hotels there are buses that will take you there. Ask some of the bus drivers in that area if you are after something around $15 and will take you to your hotel.
If you are staying anywhere in St-Kilda there is a little travel place next to Hotel Barclay on the corner of Fawkner St and Barkley St which will take you to the airport in a bus for $15, You need to book and buy your ticket the day before though, but it is easier that heading to Southern Cross station on the tram!