what you should to do in Melbourne?
what to do in Melbourne:
Melbourne has around 4.35 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area. Urban, it brings together people from different parts of the world and is perfect for walking. Walking through the city center, without haste, is the ideal tour to discover buildings of Victorian architecture alongside modern shopping centers or skyscrapers, and to discover the lanes, small alleys with hidden establishments and street art on the walls.
A city tour should start at the most emblematic point, ie Federation Square, or Fed Square. The square is not very beautiful or attractive for its charm, but it is the main square in the city and one of the most famous in the world; Several events take place there, where there is a very complete tourist service center.
To get to know the city, walk! This is how you can discover the lanes, small alleys with restaurants, cafes and street art. Among the small streets worth visiting are Hosier Lane, with spray paintings everywhere. It’s streets like these that make Melbourne such a bustling city and at the same time inviting for walking, because they are only pedestrians, they are full of restaurants with outdoor seating and the smell of coffee－the main aroma of the city!
Still downtown, don’t miss a visit to Chinatown, with its many dumpling restaurants, and a tour of the Queen Victoria Market, where you’ll find great fast food, fruit, flowers and even handicrafts. On summer Wednesdays the Night Market takes place at Vic Market, a market with music and food stalls, which brings together a lot of people and has a very tasty atmosphere. For a cultural tour, go to the Immigration Museum, which with a moving collection tells the story of immigrants who sought to improve their quality of life in Australia.
Melbourne is crossed by the Yarra River and the “other side” of the river is as unmissable as the center. From the center, cross the Yarra River via its bridges (there are several) and you’ll reach South bank, an area with restaurants, a boardwalk with street performers and a buzz on the hottest days of the year. It’s a great place to sit by the river and enjoy the view of the city. In South bank is the Eureka Sky deck, an observatory with a panoramic view of Melbourne that has wonderful views－ it is a great attraction for a day out in the open. In the vicinity of the Eureka Sky deck are the National Gallery of Victoria, the Botanical Gardens and the Shrine of Remembrance, a memorial and museum dedicated to the men and women who lost their lives in World War I.
Melbourne is the opposite of dull at night. The city is great for those who enjoy nightlife and offers varied options, such as restaurants, pubs, rooftops, nightclubs and the casino. Evening options are mainly concentrated in the city center and this allows for a “carvery”; if you didn’t like one establishment, you can easily go to another.
The sea water in Melbourne is icy cold, but the beaches do exist and they are well worth exploring! The closest beach to the center is St Kilda, a neighborhood with a quiet beach, Luna Park amusement park, good restaurants, bars and a very beautiful pier to walk and enjoy the view. St Kilda has a beautiful sunset and, when the sun goes down, some penguins that have a nest near the pier come out of the sea and go to their houses－ a free way to see penguins close to town! Go to the pier at sunset, so you can enjoy the view and, to top it off, see these cute birds! For Visitor Visa Consultation
Another beach worth visiting is Brighton Beach, which is about 14 km from the center. It has dozens of colorful boxes in the sand, which are used by the owner families to store items they use on a day at the beach. As the houses are all colored and have different paintings, they are a huge success and are one of the main postcards of the city.
Have you ever heard of the Great Ocean Road? It is a road close to the sea that passes through beaches, small towns, scenic viewpoints and rock formations, such as the 12 Apostles. It’s probably the best known road in the country and even if you only have a few days in the city, it’s an unmissable place! The landscapes are truly breathtaking and, wherever you go, the desire is to spend more and more time observing the exuberance of nature. Several agencies carry out the tour, but it is also possible to do it on your own, renting a car. If you’re in Melbourne for a short time, take the tour in one day, if you have more time, take the tour more slowly in two days.
Another less popular ride than the Great Ocean Road, with incredible views and a lot of cuteness, is the Penguin Parade. This tour takes place on Philip Island, an island about 120 km from Melbourne, with very beautiful natural landscapes. The island’s main attraction is the so-called “Penguin Parade”, a parade of penguins that takes place in Summer land Beach every night. This island is the place chosen as the home of several penguins and at nightfall (less favorable time for predator attacks), the animals leave the sea and take a long walk to their nests. There are hundreds of them coming out of the sea every day and the parade is a delight! The beach is well structured, very cold at night and the tour is not cheap, but it’s worth it!