What Does Melbourne Offer to Tourists
Melbourne is the city which offers you with its immensely creative and smooth architecture, amazing street art, a lit nightlife, and mesmerizing rooftop bars. Just along the metropolitan area, Melbourne can mesmerize you with its nature. So what are you waiting for? Melbourne has so much to offer, that you will remain busy during your trip. Either it is food, nature, entertainment, wineries and whatnot, we have it all covered in Melbourne.
1. Royal Botanic Gardens
Among the best-planned structures in Melbourne, is the Royal Botanic Gardens. Although the Royal Botanic Gardens structure was established in the late 17th Century, the current shape of the garden was finalized in the 20th Century. This garden has a stunning beauty which is the result of the efforts and time put in it and the way, it has been maintained. When you visit Melbourne, a trip to Royal Botanic Gardens is a must. You can access the place with all of the available transport options in the city. Besides its ornamental ferns, natural wonders and a beautiful lake, there is an inactive volcano inside the park, which you can spot easily. It surely is one of the most picturesque places in Melbourne.
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Fitzroy, a place of our dreams with its trendy and artistic nature, is commonly known as Fitzy. When you enter this place, you will find out the Bohemian vibes coming. The beauty of this place lies in its unique styled bars and restaurants. Many young professionals and students can be seen visiting this place often. Around the suburbs of Fitzroy you will find incredible street art, art in galleries as well as the terraced houses. One of the most famous places in Fitzroy is Brunswick Street. This street is known for its shopping and lit nightlife. Another street, Gertrude Street is popular for a number of eateries and its beautiful arts and architecture. Remember, when you are there you can spend a night at the most amazing bar in Brunswick street, walk in the streets just to observe the amazing arts, sit in a café and have tastiest food, or just relax in incredible Fitzroy Gardens.
3. Melbourne Aquarium
Among the most picturesque places in Melbourne is the Melbourne Aquarium. It is a must-visit tourist attraction in Melbourne. This world-class aquarium is home to some of the most distinguished and exotic sea life. There are multiple creatures which are not native to Australia but have been brought from as far away as Antarctica. When you visit the Aquarium, you will be fascinated with the colours of the natural biodiversity and marine life in Australia and exotic regions. This place is easily accessible because it is located near the major tourist attractions of Melbourne including the Victoria Market. So while you are on your 2020 trip to Melbourne, add the Aquarium visit in your bucket list and thank us later.
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4. Flinders Street Station
One of the most iconic structures in Melbourne is the Flinders Street Station. This station is a famous stop for meetings of locals as well as travellers. There is a popular row of clocks, where you can fix your meetings. It is rightly said that these stations are the busiest station in the Southern Hemisphere. The upper floors of Flinder Street Station were made for gyp, ballroom, and library and lecture hall. History can be best observed in this place. This place is easily accessible from the main city as you can walk, take a tram or a train. Eating on the main concourse, travelling via train to the beautiful sights away from the city and learning the history of this building, are some of the most enjoyable activities to be performed here. And most importantly, after you are done visiting Flinders Street Station, you can go to any other place on your bucket list because a tour to this station is time-efficient.
5. Luna’s Park
If you have been to Melbourne, and you have not visited Luna’s Park, you are missing out big-time fun. It is one of the best amusement parks in the world and is one of the most picturesque places in Melbourne. One of the oldest roller coaster rides of the globe is situated in this park. And this amusement park is one of the few amusement parks in the world which are not only for kids, or for youth, but your whole family from your grandparents, to your parents, you, your children and your grandchildren can enjoy here. So visit this park and get a wonderful experience which you can cherish for life long. Amazingly many of its rides are very old and are still operational and in best conditions.
6. Federation Square
The Federation Square is a very popular and a dynamic public square situated in Melbourne’s Central Business District. The Federation Square was designed to be the focal point of cultural as well as civic festivals and activities in Melbourne. Due to it being a multi-dynamic place, it has been a house to many of the renowned restaurants, bars and specialty stores. The interesting thing about Federation Square is that, whenever you visit Melbourne, there is always something going on here, no matter what time of the year it is. This place is home to entertainment, culture, events and arts of Melbourne. It is close to Flinders Street Station and you can just walk around to reach the Federation Square. To enjoy at the Fed Square to the fullest you can eat at one of those amazing eateries, visit the Ian Potter Center or discover the Australian Center for the Moving Image. And above all get involved in an event increases the ecstasy of the place.
7. Victoria Market
If you are in Melbourne and you need anything, all you have to do is visit the Victoria Market. This centuries-old place offers everything to its customers. The Victoria Market sells products from all over the world and it should be your go-to place especially for buying souvenirs. Interestingly you can even get the items at fewer prices as compared to their place of origin. What’s better than buying every product at fewer rates as compared to other places, is that the place offers finger-licking snack goodness. Among the very few places of the world which sell doughnuts with jams, Victoria Market surely sells it. The market itself is a piece of art because its structure is ancient and due to the mesmerizing lights, the stalls and shops look stunning. Shopping at Victoria Market is surely an experience of its own when we usually are busy in shopping at the big malls of big cities.
8. Great Ocean Road
All of us have heard about the smoothest and the most enjoyable drive in the world, the Great Ocean Road. It is one of the most scenic drives in Australia. The Great Ocean Road runs with the coastline of Victoria from Torquay to Allansford. This road has a length of 243 kilometres and has been placed in the list of Australian National Heritage. You can reach the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne in 1 hour and 20 minutes and can enjoy this lifetime driving experience. Some of the most popular attractions on the Great Ocean Road include natural rock formations like the Twelve Apostles, surfing spots, towns and natural biodiversity of Australia. while you are on the Great Ocean Road, make sure to take out time and visit the Twelve Apostles, Apollo Bay, Kennett River for Koalas, Otway Treetop for zipline.
9. Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum
Among the historical artifacts, Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum brings a lot of fame. Because these museums are a place where history is depicted in such a way that tourists from around the world enjoy. History buffs should never miss an opportunity to visit the Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum. We all know that immigration has never been an easy process. The interesting thing about these museums is that when you visit and explore, you will find out that this place has so much information and knowledge, that you cannot have gotten after visiting 10 museums or more across the world. During March, every year, different events in Melbourne, light up the surrounding of the museums. You can visit and enjoy in these museums after a tiring day at shopping.
10. St Kilda
Melbourne offers a place for backpackers, families, as well as fitness lovers and this place, is none other than St Kilda. It is a very lively beachside suburb in Melbourne. This place is meant for joggers who run down the boardwalk, and travellers. You can enjoy eating here at the fancy restaurants and bars on Acland street and Carlisle street. There is a glitzy resort area, which is famous for music and music festivals on St Kilda. Lying at the edge of the city, it gives a relaxing vibe to the visitor. You can visit this place from trams and trains easily. While in St Kilda, you can experience one of the most marvellous sunsets at the beach, you can spot fairy penguins, you can enjoy rides at Luna Park, you can visit the St Kilda Sea Baths and can just relax and walk at the beachside.
Undoubtedly Melbourne is one of the best cities in this world. It attracts a large number of tourists from around the globe. It is the place where old traditions and architecture meets the modern lifestyle. Whether it be food, drink, coffee, art, theatre or sports culture, Melbourne is different yet amazing in all its aspects. So you must plan a trip to Melbourne and enjoy these amazing places and take the cherishing memories with you.
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