Melbourne is where Australia’s cafes, galleries, and major sporting events are held. It is largely considered as the cultural capital of the country. On the same hand-crafted porcelain dish, fashion, music, and food come together. But Melbourne is more than just laneways and powerful flat whites.
Many of Victoria’s biggest natural sights are only a couple of hours (or so) away by vehicle, while the city’s suburbs could keep any shopaholic busy for weeks. Visit Phillip Island to see the penguins, Wilsons Promontory to explore the squeaky sand beaches, or drive north for wine tasting and in-depth country pie study.
If you just have one day, two days, or three days in Australia’s cultural capital, follow the correct combination of activities and sights to unveil Melbourne’s secrets.
Melbourne, a city that thrives on secrecy, keeps its best clubs, art galleries, live music venues, famed restaurants, and designer stores hidden away to reward those who dare to explore.
As you wander down laneways, down stairs into inconspicuous basements, and up high to a realm that exists on the city’s rooftops, the seeking becomes part of the charm of the city.
Some of Melbourne’s attractions can be found just beyond the city limits in the bustling inner districts of Fitzroy and St Kilda.