Live Like A Local: Discover the Wonders of Melbourne

by Dean on January 19, 2017

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Australia is one of the most wonderful places to visit for your holidays with its natural wonders, adventurous people and a laid-back culture. A memorable experience awaits you and your loved ones in the beautiful city of Melbourne. Here are the top five interesting things to do in the city:

1) Explore Melbourne’s cobbled laneways

The heart of the city of Melbourne is crisscrossed by cobbled laneways. You can spend time wandering around these lanes, which have a ton of great cafes, coffee shops, and shopping boutiques. You can start your journey at the Flinders Street station, and stroll across Degraves Street, exploring Melbourne’s street paintings, artwork and picturesque arcades that dot these lanes.

2) Check out the action at the world’s sporting capital

Yes, the city of Melbourne is considered not only Australia’s but the world’s sporting capital and the sporting arenas and venues located in the city are a legend for sports fans. Tickets for sports events sell out very quickly and are quite expensive to buy individually, so it’s a good idea to get your tickets through one of Melbourne’s day tour deals where these tickets will be added to a free admissions pass card that can be used at many attractions, all for free.

You can join the sports crazy crowds and cheer for the local teams, not only at sports bars but also at some of the world’s most recognized venues such as the MCG or the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where you can watch cricket or even football depending upon the time of the year.

3) Shop with the locals

The city is famed for its markets, where everything fashion wear, to artwork, keepsakes and even local produce is sold. It can be fun to explore the Queen Victoria Markets, which is always bustling with activity. This one is actually the largest open air market that you can find in the southern half of the globe! You can also discover the South Melbourne market which is just a bus ride away from there. There you can check out the great Mexican street style food.

4) Be a foodie at the best restaurants

Ben Shewry, the world renowned chef’s restaurant, Attica is one of the top 50 restaurants in the world. In fact, the entire city is dotted with some of the best restaurants you can eat at. These include the Tonka, the Flower Drum, The Press Club and a host of other great eateries. Be sure to check if you need to book in advance, as that may be required at some of these restaurants.

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5) Satisfy the sweet tooth

Acland Street’s many sweet delights are almost a tourist attraction for the popular cake shops. You can visit the suburb of St Kilda, to enjoy a walk on the beach, enjoy roller coaster rides at the Luna Park and finally enjoy local sweet delicacies such as the Kugelhopf or the baked cheesecake at one of the many cake shops.

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