Top Things To Do Melbourne Guide
Top Things To Do Melbourne Guide

Top Things To Do Melbourne Guide

Melbourne is one of my favourite foodie destinations. It’s full of funky cafes and modern restaurants serving inspired menus with impeccably curated wine collections. We always book an apartment in a central position when we visit so that we can get out and about easily. You can see two of our previous  Melbourne stays here.

Melbourne Evening

Melbourne Evening

Melbourne is a city that is renowned for its ease of living and accessible transport links. Travelling around this amazing city couldn’t be easier.
Depending on the location of your serviced apartments in Melbourne and the duration of your stay, you may not even require a Myki. Lol, that’s the Melbourne transport card, they’re available at 7/11 stores.

Window view @ The Blackman

Window view @ The Blackman Hotel, Melbourne

Once you’ve checked in and left your luggage in a heap on the floor of your apartment, it’s time to get out and take a look at some of my top things to do Melbourne.  The CBD is a great place to start, as it really does have everything you’ll need. With so many cafes, shops, museums, expos and wine bars you could easily spend the day enjoying all the finer things Melbourne has to offer.

Below I have provided my list of top things to do in Melbourne.

Top Things To Do- Melbourne

  1. Vintage City Circle Tram
  2. Cocktail Bar or Wine Bar
  3. Chapel Street Shopping
  4. St Kilda Beach
  5. Vintage Shopping in Fitzroy
  6. Prahran Markets
City Cirle Tram Melbourne

City Cirle Tram Melbourne

1. Vintage City Circle Tram

A gorgeous vintage style tram operates within the Melbourne city circle. The tram adds loads of charm and character to the CBD and is a free experience. Running every 12 minutes it makes exploring all the regular tourist spots such as St Paul’s Cathedral, the Melbourne Aquarium and the Old Melbourne Gaol.

 

Push Bikes in Melbourne Street

Push Bikes in Melbourne Street

2. Cocktail Bar or Wine Bar

From businessmen and women to hipsters, the vast array of inhabitants of this city really gives Melbourne its edge.  Melbourne’s culture has a number of different influences and certainly has an European charm, with its fabulous café culture, and with all the taste tingling food on offer, you will be hard pressed to find a eatery which doesn’t have a top barista.  Equally so mixologist have their own take on classic cocktails and beverages.  It would be remiss not to indulge in a drink or two at hipster bar or trendy inner city wine bar.

Passionate Kiss Cocktai

A Passionate Kiss!

3. Chapel Street Shopping

Outside of the CBD, there are a number of suburbs that every visitor should take a look at. Chapel Street features the best of Melbourne’s fashion shopping.  There are a host of shopping experiences to be had, from exclusive upmarket designer fashion stores to those with more affordable price tags. Start at the chic, South Yarra end of Chapel St and work your way down to a style and price that suits your budget.  Once evening falls you will find that the area also has some amazing food options.

4. St Kilda Beach

In the same general direction as South Yarra you will find St Kilda. St Kilda is a beautiful beachfront suburb and home to many of Melbourne’s visitor attractions including Luna Park.  The main street here to visit is Fitzroy Street.  Fitzroy street is lined with pubs, cafes and restaurants most of which have alfresco dining on the wide street.

St Kilda is always a busy and bustling place but down on the beach you feel like you’re a million miles away from the hustle of city life.

Melbourne Beaches

Melbourne Beaches

5. Vintage Shopping in Fitzroy

A mistake would be to stop shopping now and miss out on the northern suburbs of Melbourne.  Fitzroy has a completely different feel, it’s where Melbourne’s alternatives live shop and breath.  This inner-city suburb is where you will find out what is cool… and what it NOT! Wander along Brunswick Street and you will notice a host of vintage clothing stores, second-hand bookshops and hipster bars.

It’s fun just to take a seat at an alternative style cafe, order a vegan, GF, Paleo drink, and then just people watch.

Prahran Market Melbourne Paella

Prahran Market Melbourne Paella

6. Prahran Markets

If you love your food as much as I do you also can’t miss visiting the Prahran Markets.  This market Melbourne’s oldest and in my opinion the most delicious markets.  You will find everything here including heirloom produce, hard to find specialties items, delicious cheeses and small goods, artisan products and certified organic fruit and vegetables.

The Prahran Markets isn’t all about the grocery shopping. Follow your nose for some amazing food stalls and make sure you bring a healthy appetite. There are so many amazing food choices, I just wish I had more belly space.

I hope I have given you a starting point the next time you visit Melbourne with my Top Things to Do in Melbourne Tour Guide. These are just some of my favourites but Melbourne has so much more to offer.

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Comments

  1. haven’t been to melb in yonks but YES to everything on your list! A great round-up.

  2. It’s nice seeing your top Melbourne recommendations. The trams are definitely a classic highlight!

  3. Every time I’ve been to Melbourne I’ve been in and out of the city in less than 24 hours. I really would love to spend longer, exploring the city. I do like the sound of the vintage tram ride and after that, I’d head to a wine bar! xx

  4. Would love to book my ticket.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  5. In my bid to show our boys more of Australia next year, Melbourne is up there on the places to visit. I used to go ‘South’ every week for work but haven’t been back for years and years – time to rectify that and now you have given me a starting point – because of course I didn’t ever get to any of those wonderful spots, all my time was spent in an office or at the airport. xxx

  6. I’m lucky enough to have a daughter and son-in-law (and grand-kids) that live in Melbourne so I have to visit as often as possible.

    For a quirky bar check out The Croft Institute in Chinatown, definitely worth the visit (hard to find but that makes it part of the fun). Also the Carlton Club in the middle of town is pretty special. The last restaurant I went to was San Telmo, Argentinian, yum, yum, yum.

    I want to go back right now

    Ross

  7. Jem @ Lost in Utensils :

    Love Melbourne and Prahran markets are one of my favourite markets in Australia 🙂

  8. I always end up at Queen Vic Markets too – those donuts are too good to resist!

  9. When I met John he was living in an apartment at the end of that foot bridge and I would walk across the bridge, through the train station tunnel and all the way to the Queen Vic market nearly every day. If I got especially brave I would walk to the South Melbourne market. I lost 10 kilos in the 3 months I visited. 🙂 I love Melbourne.

  10. I have friends that will be traveling to Melbourne in January…I’ll pass your suggestions on to them.

  11. What a wonderfuls things to do! I will love try the vintage train and have a passionate kiss. the beachs are a dream! I would like visit one day this incredible city !

  12. Love Melbourne ………..Thanks for a well-written blog.

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