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Melbourne - Click Here!

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Melbourne (pronounced Melb'n by most), might be considered an also-ran among the world's megalopolises - by Sydney-siders in particular. But on more than one occasion Melbourne has been awarded the title of World's Most Livable City. So what's John Batman’s place for a village spawned for Melburnians and the world at large? Village it no longer is; State capital more defines its current status and there are many ways in which it could be said to embrace the expression ‘rise and shine’. A population of over four million and a steady flow of tourists and other visitors make for many answers to the how so? question. One answer might be that on some days that symbol of rising and shining can be seen hanging in the air, drifting majestically above the city as hot air balloons go with the breeze, going up… going down… under the guidance of the pilot. Those of the four million plus who might be minded to expound on what makes Melbourne tick for them might be inclined to put their exclamation marks elsewhere, but look! Montgolfières! Melburnians fly! The fact that there are other methods of flying and that Canberra is also into hot air ballooning in a big way is no reason to mess up the cutting room floor, however! We don’t have to be unique, although we can give that a nudge too, if we have to! (Beware the hook-turn!) We’re multicultural and find a place for many of the things humanity has brought into being.

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29 Places

Arbory Bar & Eatery

Restaurants

Oasis Bakery

Restaurants

Invita Cafe

Restaurants

The Vegie Bar

Restaurants

KereKere Green

Restaurants

Addict Food and Coffee

Restaurants

Supercharger Wholefood

Restaurants

Brother Thomas

Restaurants

The Hardware Societe

Restaurants

FAMISH'D - Salads & Stuff

Restaurants

Chokolait Emporium

Restaurants

Krimper

Restaurants

Berth

Restaurants

Cargo Restaurant

Restaurants

Melbourne Zoo

Gardens, Zoos

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens

Gardens, Parks

Flinders Street Station

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Federation Square

Speciality Museums

City Circle Tram

Tramways

St. Kilda Beach

Beaches

Yarra River

Bodies of Water

National Gallery of Victoria

Art Museums

Station Pier

Rippon Lea

Historic Sites, Gardens

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Concerts, Arenas & Stadiums

Fitzroy Gardens

Gardens

Shrine of Remembrance

Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums, Military Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Melbourne Central

Neighbourhoods, Shopping Malls

Lygon Street

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Ian A's City Tips

  • Down below, on terra firma, there are many ways to get around. If you choose to footslog around the CBD, you’re likely to discover that Melbourne shrugs off confinement, overflowing like the Yarra in spate, taking in Victoria Market, the Arts Precinct, Southgate, South Wharf and Docklands. Horse and carriage still have their place, but while the Segway hasn’t caught on, there are many spots from which to hire a bike (protect that grey matter and wear a helmet!), skateboarding has its fans and don’t forget those hot air balloons if you’re an early riser. You could get more of a lift from the heliport, or by making your way over to Williamstown and the seaplane base at Gem Pier. Perhaps a gondola would suit your mood? You’d find one among the ferries and other watercraft cruising the Yarra. And the rowing sheds are right opposite Federation Wharf. Once you’ve come to terms with the Myki system trains, trams and busses could be the way to go. Or you could hire a car or motorcycle, assuming you didn’t already arrive in town by one of those methods. Today’s traveler, of course, has all the necessary information available via their electronic device and doesn’t need things spelt out in minute detail. Go explore!
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    Arbory Bar & Eatery
    Restaurants (Bar, Australian)
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    Ian A Says:

    Arbory is well placed for those who want to watch the world go by, rest the feet and reflect on things - a bit like a bird hide. You can eat well while you do it!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Sitting in the shade can be cool, but there are gas heaters about.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #76 of 3,382 restaurants in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Pathetic service 10/12/2017
    • Fast service, tasty food and drink! 09/12/2017
    • Arbory Bar & Eatery
    Address:
    Flinders Walk
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 8648 7644
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    07:30 - 00:00
    Fri - Sat
    07:30 - 01:00
    Other:
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    Oasis Bakery
    Restaurants (Lebanese, Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern)
    Ian A Says:

    Murrumbeena has a nice ring to it and being a little out of the way, Oasis Bakery is a good excuse to make the effort to go there and explore. Locals, of course, can expend less effort. Admire the food presentation: It's a work of art!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #237 of 3,382 restaurants in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Much better after last visit was a disaster. 15/10/2017
    • Great place for brunch and gourmet food shopping 08/10/2017
    • Oasis Bakery
    Address:
    9/993 North Rd, Murrumbeena, Glen Eira
    Melbourne, Victoria
    Australia
    Phone:
    9570 1122
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 19:00
    Other:
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    Invita Cafe
    Restaurants (Cafe, Australian)
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    Ian A Says:

    Invita is often packed to overflowing. If there aren't enough seats, diners can - and do - sit on the low wall running along the side. Or maybe they will make their purchases and wander off to snack while listening to some pan pipes,

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Cuisine is vegetarian.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1,727 of 3,382 restaurants in Melbourne
    • Lovely breakfast 23/01/2017
    • Nice enough place for a drink and chance to rest weary legs 06/12/2016
    • Invita Cafe
    Address:
    76 Therry Street
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000
    Australia
    Price range:
    USD 10 - USD 20
    Hours:
    Tue
    07:00 - 16:00
    Thu - Fri
    07:00 - 16:00
    Sat - Sun
    07:00 - 16:30
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    The Vegie Bar
    Restaurants (Australian)
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    Ian A Says:

    It may not be possible to step into the same restaurant twice, but The Vegie Bar has been around for quite some time and hasn't found the need to change much - but there's plenty of variety on the menu.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Take a closer look inside if it looks full - there is an upstairs and a side room.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 219 restaurants in Fitzroy
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Veg Delicious Food 08/12/2017
    • Very delicious 05/12/2017
    • The Vegie Bar
    Address:
    380 Brunswick St
    Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9417 6935
    Price range:
    USD 11 - USD 15
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:00 - 22:00
    Mon - Thu
    11:00 - 22:00
    Fri
    11:00 - 22:30
    Sat
    09:00 - 22:30
    Other:
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    KereKere Green
    Restaurants (Cafe, Australian)
    Ian A Says:

    KereKere Green café is part of the Fitzroy Gardens Visitors Centre and located close to Captain Cook's Cottage.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #590 of 3,382 restaurants in Melbourne
    • Cafe amongst garden 12/10/2017
    • Top Toasties 01/10/2017
    • KereKere Green
    Address:
    230 Wellington Parade
    Fitzroy Gardens Visitors Centre
    Melbourne, Victoria 3002
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 421 483 790
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    07:00 - 17:00
    Sat - Sun
    08:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Addict Food and Coffee
    Restaurants (Cafe, Australian)
    Ian A Says:

    A fairly full house could be said to be a good sign when it comes to checking out an eatery. Breakfast at Addict, being a flavoursome affair, does come with its own dilemma, however: to indulge in a second coffee, thus washing away the lingering flavours, or feign stoicism and go without...

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • BYO philosophy!
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 219 restaurants in Fitzroy
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Yum as food friendly service 23/11/2017
    • Benny and the best 16/11/2017
    • Addict Food and Coffee
    Address:
    240-242 Johnston St
    Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9415 6420
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    07:00 - 16:00
    Sat - Sun
    08:00 - 16:00
    Other:
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    Supercharger Wholefood
    Restaurants (Australian)
    Ian A Says:

    This is the place to please the palate with flavoursome vegan food offerings.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • There's a quartet of set meals, but you can also select what you want by ticking some squares on the forms provided. Don't let this put you off - there are pencils available to facilitate the ticking off.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #533 of 3,382 restaurants in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Totally unexpected! 08/11/2017
    • Vegan clean eating 20/10/2017
    • Supercharger Wholefood
    Address:
    287 Lonsdale St
    Level 3 Emporium
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9020 4334
    Hours:
    Sun - Wed
    11:00 - 19:00
    Thu - Fri
    11:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Brother Thomas
    Restaurants (Cafe, Australian)
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    Ian A Says:

    Brother Thomas is opposite Flagstaff Gardens and Station, fairly close to Victoria Market. If your wonderings bring you to this part of the CBD, you could well be in for an ah-ha moment here,

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #257 of 3,382 restaurants in Melbourne
    • Not as good as I remember 07/12/2017
    • Great breakfasts 03/12/2017
    • Brother Thomas
    Address:
    350 William St
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9328 7535
    Price range:
    USD 4 - USD 15
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    07:00 - 15:00
    Other:
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    The Hardware Societe
    Restaurants (Cafe, Australian)
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    Ian A Says:

    The Hardware Société is a crowd puller and for good reason. Check it out for yourself - if you can get in!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Popularity = queues - and long ones at that! If you're planning a Saturday morning visit, get in early, if you can!
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 3,382 restaurants in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Food & Service 12/12/2017
    • Never disappoints 12/12/2017
    • The Hardware Societe
    Address:
    120 Hardware St
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9078 5992
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    07:30 - 15:00
    Sat - Sun
    08:30 - 14:00
    Other:
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    FAMISH'D - Salads & Stuff
    Restaurants (Cafe, Australian)
    Ian A Says:

    Salads and baked potatoes are the go for lunch at Famish'd. Expect a quartet of prepared salads - or choose your own selections from the large range of offerings.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Breakfast and lunch only.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #727 of 3,382 restaurants in Melbourne
    • Tasty healthy food 30/10/2017
    • Great find for coffee and brekkie! 18/10/2017
    • FAMISH'D - Salads & Stuff
    Address:
    130 Little Collins St
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000
    Australia
    Phone:
    9004 0322
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    07:00 - 16:00
    Other:
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    Chokolait Emporium
    Restaurants (Cafe)
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    Ian A Says:

    Chocolate! Is there any need to spell it out? Chocolate drules! OK?

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Personal favorites include the dark iced chocolate range. And iced coffee.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #930 of 3,382 restaurants in Melbourne
    • Rude staff bad dessert! 08/12/2017
    • Soo incredibly yummy 04/12/2017
    • Chokolait Emporium
    Address:
    Store 342, Level 3 The Emporium
    Londsdale St
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000
    Australia
    Phone:
    9662 4235
    Other:
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    Krimper
    Restaurants (Cafe, Australian)
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    Ian A Says:

    Krimper is hidden away in the CBD. Like Cinderella, it has much going for it.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Use your GPS to find it!
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #446 of 3,382 restaurants in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Warehouse Style Dining 09/11/2017
    • To start the day 11/10/2017
    • Krimper
    Address:
    20-24 Guildford Lane
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9043 8844
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    07:00 - 17:00
    Sat - Sun
    08:00 - 16:00
    Other:
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    Berth
    Restaurants (Italian, Australian)
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    Ian A Says:

    Perhaps you've had a tiring walk around the nearby CBD, or trekked all the way round to Docklands from Southgate - or maybe you're going in the other direction? Why not gather your thoughts at Berth? Here you can feast your eyes on the busy goings on of Victoria Harbour, while you nourish your inner explorer.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #113 of 3,382 restaurants in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great for Brunch 06/12/2017
    • Brilliant place full of life and great food 24/11/2017
    • Berth
    Address:
    45 New Quay Promenade
    Docklands
    Melbourne, Victoria
    Australia
    Phone:
    96700199
    Price range:
    USD 22 - USD 53
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    10:30 - 22:30
    Sat - Sun
    09:00 - 23:30
    Other:
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    Cargo Restaurant
    Restaurants (Pizza, Australian, International)
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    Ian A Says:

    Cargo is a good place to start your investigation of what makes Melbourne's Docklands tick. Have breakfast here, perhaps, while watching what's going on out there on and around the waters of Victoria Harbour.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #55 of 3,382 restaurants in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Two good meals 11/12/2017
    • Breakfast of champions 08/12/2017
    • Cargo Restaurant
    Address:
    Docklands Melbourne
    Melbourne, Victoria 3008
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9670 0999
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    08:30 - 22:00
    Sat - Sun
    08:30 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Melbourne Zoo
    Gardens, Zoos
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    Ian A Says:

    The Zoo! Marvel at what the genome has been up to on Planet Earth! Be entertained and educated by the meerkats and sea horses. Ponder that burning bright tyger for a spell...

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Go your own way; do your own thing; check out the surprise events and maybe jazz things up with a twilight visit...
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Do an "Experience" - wonderful for whole family 12/12/2017
    • A great day out for the whole family 11/12/2017
    • Melbourne Zoo
    Address:
    Elliot Ave
    Parkville
    Melbourne, Victoria 3052
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 1300 966 784
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens
    Gardens, Parks
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    Ian A Says:

    Can you time your visit to take in The Wind in the Willows, or A Midsummer Night's Dream, perhaps? The Children's Garden, The National Herbarium, The Temple of Wind, Guilfoyle's Volcano, Observatory Gate and its eateries, or, lakeside, The Terrace, the nearby Shrine - all have their charm and attraction, but don't forget it's a garden!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Gen up on the Wollemi Pine and hunt out the gardens' own specimens .Don't miss the Carrion Flower if it's in bloom - but if it is, expect a long queue...
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Simply stunning 12/12/2017
    • Love this place 11/12/2017
    • Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens
    Address:
    Birdwood Ave
    South Yarra
    Melbourne, Victoria 3004
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9252 2300
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:30 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Flinders Street Station
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Ian A Says:

    Consider starting or ending your train trips here. Can you resist a photo-shoot? Meeting someone? Under the clocks is a favourite place to do that even if you're not going places...

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • You need a Myki if you plan to use public transport. Check out the website.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #50 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A classic 06/12/2017
    • History and charm 06/12/2017
    • Flinders Street Station
    Address:
    Cnr Flinders & Swanston Sts
    Melbourne, Victoria
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9655 6666
    Other:
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    Federation Square
    Speciality Museums
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    Ian A Says:

    Fed Square is THE place to visit. Watch things going on elsewhere on the big screen, or pop into ACMI to see what's showing in their cinemas. Find yourself something to eat at one of the eateries. Visit the Ian Potter art gallery. Get caught up in what ever is being celebrated at the time of your visit.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #34 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Tourist attraction 10/12/2017
    • If you want to see the cultural diversity of Melbourne, do visit here! 09/12/2017
    • Federation Square
    Address:
    Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9655 1900
    Other:
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    City Circle Tram
    Tramways
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    Ian A Says:

    Tram travel within the CBD is free. Get the feel for how things used to be by taking one of the vintage trams still in operation.

    Good for
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Free city circle tram 35 13/12/2017
    • Hop on hop off 13/12/2017
    • City Circle Tram
    Phone:
    +61 1800 800 007
    Other:
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    St. Kilda Beach
    Beaches
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    Ian A Says:

    St Kilda and its beach are the places to see (and be seen). Visitors may wish to arrive hungry, because dining at the end of the pier is a possibility - as it is at nearby Fitzroy and Acland Streets. And then there are the Sea Baths... Luna Park is also here, so think of your stomach again before you get carried away on some of the rides. On Sundays, the Art Market is a must-see. Find it on the Upper Esplanade. Many locals get their exercise by making their way along Beaconsfield Parade to Station Pier and/or the other way, to Elwood Beach. Perhaps bring your bike, or skates and dress to be seen; exercising the eyes is all part of the program.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Don't miss it!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in St Kilda
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • If you want nice beaches go to QLD and NSW. 12/12/2017
    • Very nice. 12/12/2017
    • St. Kilda Beach
    Address:
    Jacka Boulevard
    West St Kilda
    St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182
    Australia
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    Yarra River
    Bodies of Water
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    Ian A Says:

    There's something fascinating about rivers. The Yarra is one of Melbourne's and flowing, as it does, so closely to some of Melbourne's must-see attractions, a stroll beside at least some part of it is almost bound to happen.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There are many places to stop for a coffee, or an elaborate meal on both sides of The Yarra. Check out the possibilities on-line, of just surprise yourself by stumbling on that just-right spot...
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lifeblood of a city that runs brown 12/12/2017
    • Nice walk 08/12/2017
    • Yarra River
    Address:
    Southbank Promenade
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 1300 365 975
    Other:
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    National Gallery of Victoria
    Art Museums
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    Ian A Says:

    Play with the water window. Lay down on the floor and look up at the Leonard French ceiling. Adults can be kids here - then they can act their age and go and look at the art works on display.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Let your inner child out to play!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful art gallery 12/12/2017
    • Wonderful, modern gallery 07/12/2017
    • National Gallery of Victoria
    Address:
    180 St Kilda Rd
    Melbourne, Victoria 8004
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 8620 2222
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Station Pier
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    Ian A Says:

    Meeting a luxury liner, or wanting to see some tall ships? Or maybe you want to take The Spirit of Tasmania to The Apple Isle? You can access Station Pier by light rail from the city. A more fun way to get there would be to head from St Kilda along Beaconsfield Parade on your in-line skates, dressed to kill - particularly on a Sunday. You might meet a soul mate...

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Dress to impress - if that is your thing. (Or travel incognito behind your sunnies and admire what you see.)
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #142 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    • Peaceful stroll 11/10/2017
    • Crowded! 06/08/2017
    • Station Pier
    Phone:
    96769180
    Other:
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    Rippon Lea
    Historic Sites, Gardens
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    Ian A Says:

    Melbourne has many old houses for the public to inspect and Rippon Lea is a popular favourite. Ripponlea Station, on the Sandringham line is not far away. Use your GPS for the remainder of the distance - or just ask the way.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • You may want to check what's on via their website before you head off, because there are often events that you might wish to attend.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Elsternwick
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful house and garden and interesting tour 09/12/2017
    • The best guide 22/11/2017
    • Rippon Lea
    Address:
    192 Hotham St
    Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9523 6095
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 16:00
    Other:
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    Sidney Myer Music Bowl
    Concerts, Arenas & Stadiums
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    Ian A Says:

    Even when there's nothing going on, there's something fascinating about The Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

    Good for
    • LGBT
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • February is the month for Sidney Myer free classical music concerts. Check the Internet for details of these and other entertainment possibilities.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 43 Concerts & Shows in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A free concert would be too expensive 28/11/2017
    • Good venue view wasn't the best 20/11/2017
    • Sidney Myer Music Bowl
    Address:
    Alexandra Ave
    Melbourne, Victoria
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9281 8360
    Other:
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    Fitzroy Gardens
    Gardens
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    Ian A Says:

    More than just a garden, Fitzroy Gardens prizes Captain Cook's Cottage, among other interesting constructions and installations. Check the website for some more information, but there's nothing like being there.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Even misty days can provide some interesting camera shots here.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Peaceful garden 13/12/2017
    • Beautiful Gardens 06/12/2017
    • Fitzroy Gardens
    Address:
    230 Wellington Parade
    Wellington Parade and Clarendon Street
    Melbourne, Victoria 3002
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9658 9658
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Shrine of Remembrance
    Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums, Military Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Ian A Says:

    The Shrine of Remembrance and its eternal flame are located at a bend in St Kilda Road. The Shrine can be seen from Spencer Street. There's much to explore, both here and nearby, at the Observatory Gate entrance to the Botanical Gardens. Perhaps a combined visit is a possibility?

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • A war memorial can be inspirational as we try to fathom who we are as individuals...
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • So interesting 13/12/2017
    • Emotional experience 12/12/2017
    • Shrine of Remembrance
    Address:
    St. Kilda Road
    Melbourne, Victoria 3001
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9661 8100
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Melbourne Central
    Neighbourhoods, Shopping Malls
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    Ian A Says:

    The name Melbourne Central says much, being very close to the centre of Melbourne. Down below you'll find Melbourne Central Station, a station on the city loop. Above it is a large shopping complex, housing all sorts of retail outlets, cafés and cinemas. You can find your way south as far as Bourke Street Mall by continuing on into The Emporium, another shopping complex - and then Myer and David Jones, two department stores, remaining under cover all the way. Then you really will be in the centre of Melbourne!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Stop near the shot tower and wait for the clock to do it's thing on the hour - you're unlikely to be alone in this!
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Heart of town. Parking is exorbitent 12/12/2017
    • Cinema and shopping 10/12/2017
    • Melbourne Central
    Phone:
    +61 3 9922 1100
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 - 17:00
    Mon - Thu
    10:00 - 18:00
    Fri
    10:00 - 21:00
    Sat
    10:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Lygon Street
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Ian A Says:

    Check out the overriding Italian influence at many of the cafés and restaurants. But that's not all; Cinema Nova might be showing a film of interest and the bookshop opposite might excite your inner browser...

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Gelato, anyone?
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Loads of Great Restaurants 10/12/2017
    • Loving Lygon 07/12/2017
    • Lygon Street
    Address:
    Lygon Street
    Melbourne, Victoria 3053
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 412 581 982
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 23:00
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 - 22:00
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