Melbourne Travel Attractions and Trip Tour

Melbourne is a nice large city with many interesting sites in both the city and its surroundings.
You will find a list of recommended hotels in a central location in Melbourne later in the article.

 

 

Day 1 - City centre, Tennis Centre, Theater show

Take a foot-trip in the streets in the centre of the city to feel its atmosphere, Federation Square and its vicinity for example are pleasant for a walk.

 

Federation Square Federation Square in melbourne

 

Melbourne

 

A must for tennis fans is a guided tour of the Tennis Centre of the Australian Open which include a tour behind the scenes. 

 
Tennis Centre of the Australian Open Tennis Centre of the Australian Open

 

Tennis Centre of the Australian Open Tennis Centre of the Australian Open

 

You can also take a tour of the nearby gardens in which there is an amphitheater for music shows – the Music Bowl:

 

Music Bowl in melbourne

 

and next to which is located the Shrine of Remembrance of Australian war fallen.

 

Shrine of Remembrance in melbourne Shrine of Remembrance in melbourne

 

 The large pavilion is impressive and overlooks the nice panorama of Melbourne.

After the tennis visit, continue to a tour of the nearby Queen Victoria Gardens.

 

Queen Victoria Gardens Queen Victoria Gardens

 

Visit the museum, the NGV Victoria Gallery in its international part, exhibiting art pieces and paintings from various periods and different nationalities.

 

NGV Victoria Gallery  NGV Victoria Gallery
NGV Victoria Gallery  NGV Victoria Gallery

 

 From here, take a short visit at the Centre for the Arts.
For those who wish to enjoy a show or a musical, Melbourne is just the right place. It is considered Australia's culture centre. A good site to purchase show tickets, sports events and various activities is Viator.

A reccomended show: Wicked.

 
show: Wicked
show: Wicked

 

Day 2 - St. Kilda, China Town and observation tower.

Take a short trip to St. Kilda neighborhood located about a ten minutes' drive south east of the city.
On Sundays at St. Kilda, along the street by the sea, is a mobile market of paintings, souvenirs, jewelry and other novelties.

 

St Kilda market  St Kilda amusement park

 

A relatively old amusement park is also located there. The place is also famous for its coffee shops and many confectionaries.

 

St Kilda street

 

On the crowded main street is a confectionary of several meters with a variety of enticing cakes. It is recommended to eat Churros dipped in chocolate, oh' how tasty this is! Those who are interested in addresses and many additional branches of it in Australia, the name of the chain is – Chocolateria - San Churro.

 

Chocolateria - San Churro - melbourne  Chocolateria - San Churro - melbourne

 

Take a tour along the street where you can see the mostly old residential homes, most of one story, a total contrast to downtown Melbourne. Stroll along the beach line and the pier.

 

 

Drive back to downtown and take a walk in the direction of the Melbourne Museum and the adjacent Imax. Go by the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building, and continue in the direction of the Parliament Building, the City Historical Museum, the Kennedy Memorial and the Fitzroy Gardens with its beautiful greenhouse.

 

Melbourne   Melbourne
Melbourne Melbourne

 

Near the greenhouse is located the home of well-known continents discoverer Captain Cook, who used to stand in front of the house and greet guests (The sculpture of course...).

 

Fitzroy Gardens greenhouse
Captain Cook house Captain Cook

 

For a meal, it is recommended to go to China Town; its main street is Little Bourke Street.
You can join a two hours guided tour of China Town departing from the Museum of Chinese Australian History.

A good view of the city is from the Eureka Skydeck 88 Building.

 

Eureka Skydeck 88 Building
view from Eureka Skydeck 88 Building

 

For those interested, you can spend the evening at the Crown Casino.

 

Day 3 - Victoria Market, old Melbourne Prison, Fitzroy neighborhood

For shopping fans, it is recommended to reach the most famous Melbourne Queen Victoria Market. A good place to buy souvenirs at reasonable prices. Be aware that the Market is not open every day and it closes as 14:00, so it is recommended to start the day there.

 

Queen Victoria Market Queen Victoria Market

 

An interesting entertaining experience is the visit to Old Melbourne Gaol. Here at the Old Melbourne Gaol you can visit alone with a combination of a guided tour, during which, for a while, you experience yourself being a prisoner and the life of one in the early days of Australia.

 

Old Melbourne Gaol Old Melbourne Gaol

 

It is also interesting to stroll in the bohemian Fitzroy Quarter, have a cup of coffee or a bite to eat while observing the colorful population. Brunswick Street is the most vibrant one in the city with the largest variety of shops and restaurants and thrilling population.
Next, you can choose among the following attractions the city has to offer:
Join a free tour of historical Melbourne City hall (order in advance) or visit the luxurious impressive Parliament House of Victoria. A visit to Melbourne St. Patrick's Cathedral is also recommended.

 

Recommended Hotels in Melbourne:

5 Stars Hotels

Melbourne Marriott Hotel
Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, minutes from Her Majesty's Theatre, Federation Square and the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Swimming pool, sauna and fitness centre, restaurant, cafe, bar.

The Langham Melbourne
Situated on the banks of the Yarra River, 600 metres from Crown Casino and 850 metres from Bourke Street Mall.  An indoor swimming pool, spa, beauty treatments, fitness centre, sauna and steam room.

Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
Located in Melbourne CBD, 5-minute walk from Federation Square and Princess Theatre. Floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic city, bay or park views. Fitness centre and massage services.

Crown Towers
Located on the southern bank of the Yarra River, Crown Towers is a 10-minute walk from Flinders Street Station. Spa, beauty treatments and therapies. A 25-metre heated indoor pool, fully equipped fitness centre.
Guests have access to the restaurants, cinemas, nightclubs, bars and shopping within the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex.

 4 Star Hotels:

Travelodge Southbank
Located 600 metres from Southbank Promenade on the Yarra River. offer an en suite bathroom, kitchenette with microwave and tea/coffee making facilities. Each includes a seating area and a work desk. 100MBs of free WiFi per 24 hours.

City Tempo Melbourne CBD
Situated in the heart of Melbourne, 5 minutes’ walk from Queen Victoria Market, Flagstaff Gardens and Flagstaff Train Station. Stylish apartments with fully equipped kitchenette. Fitness centre and sauna. Free WiFi in the lobby/reception.

Appartments Hotels

 Harbour Escape Apartments
Located in the heart of Newquay Docklands, just 5 minutes' walk from Etihad Stadium. Self-contained apartments with balconies, fully equipped kitchen, a dining setting and a lounge area with a sofa suite and free on-site parking for 1 car. A bar and a fitness centre are available.

Melbourne Holiday Apartments
Flinders Wharf

Situated along the Yarra River, 10 minutes' walk from Crown Casino, and Southbank restaurant and entertainment precinct. Furnished apartments, air-conditioned, a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Features a swimming pool, fitness centre and sauna.

Quay West Suites Melbourne

 5-star hotel offers spacious suites with LCD TVs, fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, dining areas, and a furnished balcony. Panoramic views over Yarra River. Melbourne’s Southbank Promenade and tram station are 200 metres away. 15-metre indoor lap pool, spa, sauna, and fitness centre.

 

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