Melbourne's 10 Best Tourist Attractions

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

First time to Melbourne? Here's the classic Melbourne bucket list to get you well acquainted with this incredible city!

1. Take a road trip!

A short drive from Melbourne's city centre is this picturesque bay, St Kilda beach also offers great casual dining options nearby. 

The Great Ocean Road is a beautiful scenic 243 kilometre stretch between Melbourne towns of Torquay and Allansford. Notable landmarks include the limestone piles of the Twelve Apostles (pictured below) and famous surf beach Bell's.

2. Celebrate Melbourne's sporting culture!

Settle in for cricket at the MCG or nab a ticket to Australian Open (pictured below) this summer.

3. Swim at St Kilda's beach!

4. Take a tour of the vineyards!

One of the world's great new world wine growing regions is the Yarra Valley. Located 90kms east of Melbourne city, its the perfect weekender!

5.  Explore beautiful Phillip Island!

140 kilometres off the south east coast of Melbourne is Phillip Island home to iconic wildlife and stunning white sand beaches.

6. Get lost in Melbourne Laneways!

Melbourne’s laneways will transport you to Europe.  Explore bars, cafes and boutiques in Melbourne's hidden laneways highlights include Hosier Lane, Degraves Street and Flinders Lane.

7. Sample Melbourne's Craft Beers!

Considered one of the country's top beer cafes, The Local Taphouse in St Kilda is constantly alternating its beer menu. With over 200 varieties of beer throughout the year, it's best to dive in!

8. Take a scenic trail walk!

Lush fern glades and overgrown forests the Dandenong Ranges is a picturesque escape. Cosy restaurants, an old Puffing Billy train add to it's old world charm.

9. Travel on a Melbourne Tram!

A unique feature to Melbourne is the network of inner city tram cars. A convenient way to see Melbourne's city centre, the city circle tram line runs every 12 minutes and is free!

10. Explore Melbourne's diverse food scene!

Melbourne Institution Queen Victoria Markets is the largest open-air market in the Southern hemisphere and has been for more than a century.

To see Sydney's 10 Best Tourist Attractions see here. 

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