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The Best Cheap Things to do in Melbourne – Hold onto those Purse Strings and Enjoy

A holiday in Melbourne does not have to be a splurge fest every time. You can easily enjoy this cosmopolitan city by following the given tips on where and how to enjoy your holiday on a budget.


Enjoy Cheap Delicious Pizza

Head over to The Penny Black, located on Sydney Road, just 25 - 30 minutes from Oaks on Lonsdale, and you can enjoy a slice of utterly delicious $4 pizza (at the time of writing this article). The perfect laid-back venue to head to from Melbourne hotel apartments, this eatery is a favored weekend haunt for some lazy Sunday entertainment of pizza, good old home cooked meals and a live local band to keep the toes tapping.


Enjoy a Game of 'Budget' Pool

Get your mates together and enjoy some relaxed holiday fun, by heading over to one of the cheap pool bars in Melbourne. A game costs around $2 and is perfect for chilling out, enjoying some friendly competition and getting to know the locals. There are two recommended pool bars, The Beaufort in Carlton and Less Than Zero, in the lovely South Yarra region.


Catch a Pokémon

No, it's not a joke, Melbourne pays homage to the popular game, as Pokémon Go players get together and create a community for similar fans to enjoy some action. Get hold of the map and you will be directed to Pokémon Gyms and Pokestops, as well as, get advice on where people have actually found Pokémon. Key areas around the CBD, include the Flagstaff Garden, Flinders Street Station and the State Library, while, the Northside and Southside, hold some exciting secrets and popular haunts for discovering the elusive Pokémon. It's an adventure you will love, coupled with plenty of stops at the cheap coffee and pie shops. The whole adventure is free, all you need do is download the 'epic map' and you're good to go.


Catch a $10 Show

Head over to the Australia Center for the Moving Image (ACMI) and you will be treated to a number of interesting free exhibits. Regular movie screenings too are available, where shows cost as little as $10, for you to enjoy.


Relish Some Exotic Food and Drinks for Cheap

The Son In Law, restaurant located on Johnston Street is perfect for savoring some exotic meals and drinks. On offer is a range of desserts, bites and drinks; with the likes of a chocolate magic ball with crepe cake, a range of flavor some drinks like Thai milk tea, fairy floss flavored soft drinks and match a milk tea. There are sesame and mung beans, sticky rice with mango, pineapple fried rice, soft shell crabs, fresh green papaya salad and much more. A mojito will cost around $7 while a crispy prawn betel leaf bite, sounding wonderfully Asian, is only around $ 8. So, go ahead, tuck into the delicious fare and you will keep going back to sample more from the exceptional menu.