The Best Things To Do In Melbourne


Known as the most multicultural, hip city in Australia. A beautiful city bustling with an abundance of malls, coffee shops, restaurants, laneways and some of the coolest street art, Melbourne is a city that has something for everyone.

Melbourne has one of the best night scenes in Australia. So many amazing cocktail bars, clubs and live music around its hard to know where to go.

Top attractions

Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is just what you think of when you consider a trip to Melbourne. Take a car and drive this iconic 243km stretch and really take in all that scenery.

Capture the Twelve Apostles and London Arch and many more endearing landscapes.

Crown Casino

The Crown Casino in center of the city is a iconic location. Bringing a slice of Vegas to Melbourne. With some of the best restaurants and bars around and a night of sheer entertainment.

Roam the casino floor and hope to make your fortunes, and enjoy the great buzz this venue offers.

Eureka Skydeck

Standing a huge 297 meters the Eureka tower is Australia largest building. With the Skydeck standing at 285 meters and unbelievably the lift only takes 38 to get you there.

See the best views Melbourne city has to offer, with unrivaled 360 degree views of this quaint and quite beautiful city.

Open 7 days from midday to 8:30pm

MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground

The home of Australia cricket, take a tour around this iconic ground. The MCG is the largest stadium in the southern hemisphere and the 11th world wide with a capacity of 100,024.

The tour will take you all through the ground and even delve into the history of this iconic ground.

Great Pcean Road

Top free things to do

Search the laneways

Find some little treasures tucked away in the backstreets of Melbourne. From little boutique shops to small independent coffee shops, your always find a hidden treasure or two.

Find the best street art

Melbourne has the best street art and can easily rival any city around the world for its diverse and unique art. Many back streets display current and retro pieces, its a sight to behold in these wonderful backstreets of the CBD.

Find street art walking tours and spend a day exploring.

BOOK HERE at Melbourne Street Tours and great company with a range of tours

Coffee Shop Hopping

Melbourne is the home of the coffee shop influx in Australia, no street corner, suburb or back street is complete without a trendy stop for your cup of Joe. Watch the world go by as you sip on favourite brew.

Fancy a macchiato, turmeric latte, pumpkin lattes, with more choices of milks than you have had dinners or just the traditional black and strong, Melbourne covers it all.

Queen Victoria Market

The Queen Victoria Market is the largest open air market in the southern hemisphere spanning a whopping 17 acres. Snag yourself a great bargain or try some delicious food and produce around.

A great place to even just wander and lose yourself for the day.

Melbourne Botanic Gardens

Submerse yourself in the beauty that is the Melbourne Botanical Gardens. The gardens have been part of Melbourne for over 170 years and boasting a huge 8,500 species and the garden spans over 38 hectares.

Street Art Melbourne

Our Choice Restaurants


Anchovy restaurant crosses there south – east Asian roots and adapted them with the trendy Melbourne dining scene.


Trendy Italian style menu with all the usual modern Melbourne touches. Great selection of tap beers and cocktails for you to delve into. Capitano is a relaxed and pleasant dining experience.

Super Ling

Serving modern Chinese style comfort food, fresh ingredients with all the Melbourne style you could want. Super Ling offers a new approach to Chinese food.

Cutler and Co

Sophistication and fine dining at it’s best. Cutler and Co offers pure class on the Melbourne dining scene.

No hipsters in sight just great food, wine and service, offering the ultimate dining experience

Cutler & Co

Top Bars

Melbourne has a great selection of bars, but we love a little hidden bar here is a link to Melbourne’s best Speakeasy bars.

And then 2 of our favorite bars in Melbourne would be

The Everleigh

Tucked away out of view lies Everleigh, a cocktail bar that does things right. Simple and classic drinks done the way they were intended.

A relaxed environment where the best come to relax and enjoyed a great drink in relaxed environment

Black Pearl

The unofficial kick starter to what is the trendy bar scene in Melbourne today. With a ever changing and experimental menu. Add to this Black Pearl was voted the 2017 World’s best cocktail bar, it would be hard to find better globally let alone Melbourne.

Top Hotels

Sofitel on Collins

25 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Tel: 03 9653 0000

Park Hyatt

Parliament Square, Melbourne, Victoria, 3002, Australia

Tel: 03 9224 1234

Crown Towers

8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria, 3006, Australia

Tel: 03 9292 6868

Royce Hotel

379 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004, Australia

Tel: 03 9677 9900

Park Hyatt

Our must Do’s

  • Street art (you must go and look at some of these)
  • Great Ocean Road
  • Eat at Cutler & Co

Getting There



Melbourne Tullamarine is Melbournes airport. A short 25 minute jiurney to the city center is very well located.

Coach and Buses


Melbourne is known for its tremendous tram system located on every street and corner. Easy to use cards for loading payment and paying make this the most useful and affordable way to move around Melbourne.

And Finally

Australia really does have some fantastic cities and Melbourne is one of our favorites.

Trends are set here and fashions are adhere to, and with it multicultural attitude its no wonder its known as as city for all.

Other cities fully suit and one that is equally on the rise would be the Gold Coast. Its not quite there yet but its getting close.

But for now Melbourne does lie at the top of the pile.

By chalkandcheesetravels

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  1. PedroL – storytelling the world through travel & books
    PedroL says:

    So cool, Melbourne is definitely one of the cities I want the most to visit, thank for sharing so many spots and tips 🙂 will save your post for a future trip there! All the best and greetings from Portugal, PedroL

    1. Thanks appreciate the feedback, and delighted you want to save the post.
      Hope you have a great day

      1. PedroL – storytelling the world through travel & books
        PedroL says:

        Thanks a lot 🙂 all the best, PedroL

  2. This is a fantastic guide! Thanks so much for sharing – we’re hoping to get out there next year, so the tips in this will be a great help.

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