Known for its cultural diversity and exciting and lively vibe, Melbourne attracts thousands of tourists every year. If you’re planning a trip here anytime soon, know that there is no shortage of things to. But with that, things get even more confusing right? No worries! Read on to discover our pick of the top 7 things to add to your Melbourne Trip’s Bucket list.
Sip On the World’s Best Coffee
Yes that’s right! You can get a taste of the world’s best coffee right here in Melbourne! A sip of this one might make you forget those delicious ones you tasted in the world’s most renowned coffee cities- Rome and Vienna. Get yourself to Patricia on the Little Bourke Street- the place may be small, but it truly serves the best coffee you’ll ever taste.
Looking to take it up a notch? Take the Hidden Secret Tour or the Melbourne Coffee Tour while you’re here.
Time to rediscover the nerd in you! Visit Scienceworks, where, as the name suggests, you can learn more about how everything works with the many hands on exhibits, workshops and events that take place here throughout the year! What’s more, there’s also a super cool planetarium here, and a gigantic Tesla coil for you to gawk at!
Shop at Queen Victoria Market
Of course, no trip is complete without exploring the local market, and if you’re in Melbourne, looking to enjoy some delicious food and go souvenir shopping, get yourself to the Queen Victoria Market. The building itself is a dramatic and beautiful piece of architecture and is a great place to get your hands on some crafts made by local artisans. Plus, you can also enjoy live music while you’re here.
Meet the Penguins
Yes, you can actually get up close with penguins on your trip to Melbourne! St Kilda is a home to not just these cute little creatures, but is also an excellent tourist spot full of popular attractions, and has a great nightlife scene as well! You might find penguin guides on duty there, and they’ll ask you to treat these little creatures with respect and answer any penguin related questions you might have!
Hit the Library
Whether you’re a bookworm or not, a visit to the State Library of Victoria is a must on your trip. The library is an epitome of beauty from both- the outside and the inside. Trust us on this one, there’s no better to read your favorite book than being seated in the domed La Trobe Reading Room. Plus, the library houses a collection of two million books and other forms of media including newspapers, manuscripts and even video material.
Get to the Dandenong Ranges
Got a nature lover in you? Get yourself to the Dandenong Ranges which are just outside of Melbourne. These gorgeous mountain ranges make for the perfect place for hikers, bikers and outdoor enthusiasts to get to. You can also take a tour of some of the cute little towns here, sample some of the local produce and take a ride on the steam train.
Go Gallery Hopping
Melbourne is a home to over 100 galleries, and that surely calls for a gallery hopping trip! Infact, if you’re an art lover, be prepared to spend a few days here without getting bored- you’ll get to discover everything from pieces at small studios to huge galleries that house artwork from every style that you can possibly imagine!
Also keep an eye out for the popular festivals that some galleries host- Melbourne has an excellent festival scene that’s worth checking out too!