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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN MELBOURNE

It’s all about the coffee

If you haven’t already heard, Melbourne has some of the best coffee in the world. If you are travelling through Melbourne and want to try it for yourself we put together a guide to Melbourne’s addiction highlighting the best places to grab a good cup of joe. 

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Check out the incredible views from the Eureka Skydeck

If you want some awe inspiring views of the city of Melbourne you need to head to the top of Eureka Skydeck. Step into the elevator and 38 seconds later you will be 285 metres high with 360-degree views of the city below. 

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Shop like a local

Get amongst the hustle and bustle whilst shopping at Melbourne’s amazing markets. For fashion and fresh produce hit up Queen Victoria Markets. For some amazing food take a tram down to the South Melbourne Market. Or if you are on the hunt for some vintage bargains take the train to the Sunday Camberwell Markets. 

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Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne is home to Australia’s oldest zoo. Over 250 species from around the world can be found in the beautifully landscaped settings of Melbourne Zoo, just five minutes from the city centre.

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Go on a mini road trip along The Great Ocean Road

Melbourne is home to one of Australia’s most scenic drives. The Great Ocean Road is a magnificent three-day road trip from surf capital Torquay to the famous 12 Apostles, ending at historic fishing village Port Fairy. It is a drive you will never forget!

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Day trip to the wineries

Melbourne is known for its amazing wineries. We suggest you spend a day tasting world-class wines, artisan cheeses and handmade chocolate in the Yarra Valley, 90 minutes drive from Melbourne’s city center. 

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Cricket match at the MCG

For an iconic Australian experience we highly recommend you catch a cricket match at the famous MCG (Melbourne Cricket Grounds). The MCG is currently the 12th largest stadium in the world, the largest in Australia, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere!

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Hot air balloon ride

Watch the sunrise over Melbourne while experiencing the thrill of a hot air balloon ride. What an incredible way to see the city, beaches and breathtaking Melbourne hills.

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Spend a day at Phillip Island

If you don’t want to spend your entire time in the city we suggest heading over to Phillip Island for a night or two. The island is famous for its Penguin Parade, where thousands of little penguins waddle from the sea each year. Phillip Island is also home to kangaroos and koalas if you are wanting to experience some native Australian wildlife.

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Explore Melbourne via a walking tour

Melbourne has a number of walking tours available showcasing different parts of the city. You can choose to experience a historic walking tour, a beer tasting tour or even a dumpling tasting tour and many more.

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What is your favourite thing to do in Melbourne?

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  • http://www.earthwanderess.com

    aaw, I wish I’d have had more time in Melbourne!

  • I did have a good afternoon in St Kilda on Sunday. Such.good.food.

  • I’ve always wanted to go to Melbourne. Glad to hear they have an awesome coffee scene.