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Melbourne, Australia

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

You want to experience the best of Australian culture, cuisine, and natural beauty in the newly crowned most populous city in Australia!

Melbourne is perfect for backpackers, solo travelers, couples, and families who want a 5-7 Day adventure in the Sun! The perfect time to visit is between December-May.

Suggested Activities

Get lost in the famous graffiti-covered laneways that are packed with unique shops and cafes!

The bustling city centre, with many cultural events and spectacular architectural wonders.

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Famous for the Twelve Apostles Rock Formations, this scenic coastal drive is completely stunning and the best escape from the city!

There are 12 Viewing areas, which can be reached by Car or on a guided Tour.

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For an escape from the hustle and bustle, walk through these gardens discovering the natural beauty they have to offer or enjoying a relaxing picnic.

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Taste delicious cuisines at the Queen Victoria Market, and challenge yourself to find some incredible local cafes.

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Head to this beachside suburb to relax on the beach or enjoy the vibrant nightlife!

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Top Tips

Melbourne has many attractions that are free to access, such as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), which can all be awesome activities!

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A tip to make your trip very memorable is to time your visit to coincide with events like the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, or one of the many other events hosted in Melbourne!

In the city centre you can rest your walking legs for a minute by using the free City Circle Tram!

Make it Unique

Get a bird’s eye view of Melbourne and the Yarra Valley during a sunrise flight!

(Try to spot the 2 hot air balloons in the title photo on this Trip!).

Catch a film at an open-air rooftop cinema during summer evenings!

Often screening old or new films, this is an epic end to a day exploring!

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Visit the Healesville Sanctuary to meet Koalas, Kangaroos, and other native animals!

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BONUS IDEA:

A local hidden gem, head to the Brighton Beach Boxes and snap colourful photos at these iconic Beach Huts!

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How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Melbourne is by flying into Melbourne Airport (MEL), which has flights from major International Cities.

From the Airport to the City Centre: The airport is located 20-45 minutes away from the city (traffic dependent).

The most convenient options are Uber and Taxi, but they can be Pricey.

More economical options are the SKYBUS, or the public bus (cheap but takes the longest). 

Other: 

  • Domestic Flights – from other major Australian Cities
  • Trains – XPT train (between other Cities)
  • Buses – Long-distance buses like Greyhound Australia
  • Road Trips – Consider travel time and distances as Australia is a vast Country.

How to get Around?

Getting around the city is easy with a combination of Walking and Public Transportation.

Buses, Taxis, Trams, Ubers, and bike rentals are available.

For cost-effective travel on public transport, a Myki card is essential.

How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Melbourne is by flying into Melbourne Airport (MEL), which has flights from major International Cities.

From the Airport to the City Centre: The airport is located 20-45 minutes away from the city (traffic dependent).

The most convenient options are Uber and Taxi, but they can be Pricey.

More economical options are the SKYBUS, or the public bus (cheap but takes the longest). 

Other: 

  • Domestic Flights – from other major Australian Cities
  • Trains – XPT train (between other Cities)
  • Buses – Long-distance buses like Greyhound Australia
  • Road Trips – Consider travel time and distances as Australia is a vast Country.

How to get Around?

Getting around the city is easy with a combination of Walking and Public Transportation.

Buses, Taxis, Trams, Ubers, and bike rentals are available.

For cost-effective travel on public transport, a Myki card is essential.

Safety Concerns

Safety concerns for tourists in Melbourne are minimal.

As with any tourist destination, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and keep your valuables safe.

Where to Stay?

The best areas to stay in are the Central Business District (CBD), or Fitzroy, close to attractions and vibrant nightlife.

  • Hostels: There are many EPIC options for affordable hostels with shared or private rooms. Hostelworld is an excellent resource for finding and booking beds. This is the best value option and ideal for solo travelers. The most highly recommended hostel is the Space Hostel in the Heart of Melbourne.
  • There are many great Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • Hotels are a good option for families, or people looking for maximum comfort.