Things to do and places of interest in Melbourne
Melbourne is home to multiple districts, each with their own key features.
City Centre (Docklands)
Known as the Central Business District, here you will find restaurants, pubs, clubs, and tons of public transportation. City Centre is the reason Melbourne was voted the world’s most liveable city. Here you will also find the Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Star Wheel.
Here you will find a theatre complex, fine dining restaurants, cafes, the Crown Casino, and an entertainment complex. There are river trips that depart from Southbank daily too.
If you want to enjoy the beach life on your trip, St. Kilda has sunny beaches, restaurants, bars, and plenty of nightlife activities. While you are here, stop in to see the Shrine of Remembrance.
Here you find the old ports of Melbourne, including the historic Clarendon Street and centre.
Known as the University district, Inner North is home to Lygon street, Italian culture, and fine Italian cuisine. Step into one of the many Italian eateries and cafes for some truly delicious treats.
Known as the Bohemian quarter, you will find trendy little shops and boutiques, exquisite dining, luxury stores, and some of the most exotic cuisine options, including Vietnamese, Thai, Middle-Eastern, and more. The pubs here are full of character and you are sure to have a good time.
This is an upper-class neighbourhood with fine dining eateries and plenty of options for shopping. It is also a good place to stop in and grab a few bargains on leading fashion labels. This is also the place where you can book a day wine tour and go around tasting Australia’s finest wines.
Tips and tricks for visiting Melbourne
Purchase a Myki
Myki is the ticket for travelling on the city public transportation system in Melbourne. You can purchase one online through the PTV website or at a premium train station. You should spot the Myki sign at retailers offering the passes or you can call 1800 800 007 from a landline in Melbourne.
See a Food Truck? Try Some Local Food!
Food trucks in Melbourne have become popular restaurant establishments with some of the finest foods served with a flourish.
Drive along the East Coast
Take a road trip with your rental car along Australia’s East Coast to see the mountains, sea, and other scenic views.