Melbourne is one of the best cities to visit in Australia. It’s filled with cosmopolitan delights that anyone can enjoy. Here are some tips for both Aussies and tourists hoping to visit Melbourne:
Stop by the Cafes and Restaurants
There are plenty of things to do in Melbourne, and visiting the city’s many quirky cafes and restaurants should top this list. Melbourne is one of the most diverse cities in Australia. Here, you can enjoy cuisine from all over the world. So during your tour, don’t forget to stop by a restaurant specializing in Icelandic cuisine or Ethiopian dishes. Another fact many non-Melbournites don’t know about the city is that people here love coffee. There’s a thriving coffee culture in Melbourne which means you can start each day at a unique cafe.
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Take a Detour to the Phillip Island
Phillip Island is located right off the beach in Melbourne and it’s famous for exotic wildlife and lush scenery. Even Melbournites are delighted by the Phillip Island and you will surely as well.
Visit the Melbourne Aquarium
The Melbourne Aquarium is one of the best in the world. You can enjoy all sorts of sea life here, so if you are an Aussie visiting from further inland, you will love it here. The aquarium is one of the most visited places for families with kids. Don’t worry; it will dazzle you even if you an adult.
Ride a Horse at Mornington Peninsula
The Mornington Peninsula is definitely one of the most breathtaking places in Australia. You can enjoy gorgeous sunrises here and even colourful light shows during sunset. The golden beach here is perfect for evening walks. Even better, you can enjoy the beach on horseback. Contact a local tour agency to arrange a memorable horse riding tour at the Mornington Peninsula.
Detour to the Yarra Valley
People don’t generally associate Australia with wine, but the state of Victoria has been rapidly emerging as a niche wine market specializing in uniquely local whiskeys and wines like Pinot noirs. If you are a wine enthusiast, take a weekend tour to Yarra Valley, located several hours by car from the city. Yarra Valley has some of the most lucrative vineyards in Australia. Learn about how Aussies grow wine grapes in the climate, and enjoy more than one complimentary glasses of wine.
See the City on Horse Carriage
Melbourne is one of the few cities where visitors can tour everywhere on a horse carriage ride. It’s definitely one-of-a-kind way to see the lovely attractions. Kids will love this, and so will many adults.
Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride
If horse carriages are too mundane for you, you can enjoy Melbourne from way up above on a hot air balloon ride. A ride can be easily arranged via a local operator. You should book in advance and research the weather before selecting a date.
Drive on the Great Ocean Road
Take a day to visit Melbourne to speed on one of the world’s top ocean drives. The Great Ocean Road is a beloved attraction in Australia both locals and tourists can enjoy.
Don’t forget to try an adventure activity, like skydiving, while in the city as well, in addition to the above.