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10 free things to do in Melbourne - For a wallet-friendly experience!

Melbourne has been voted the most liveable city in the world consistently. With so much offered for free, one can easily understand why. If you're planning to visit Melbourne anytime soon, make sure to indulge in these free treats.


Exploring galleries

There a number of galleries you can explore for free. One is the National Gallery of Victoria which has an amazing collection of items from Rodin, Constable and Drysdale. The Ian Potter Centre and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art are among the few other places that deserve a visit. Besides, if you're looking for serviced apartments in Melbourne that is centrally located, you can check out properties like Citadines on Bourke Melbourne.



With rooftop cafes and pubs dotted in several areas of this city, it is of no surprise that these places have become favourites among the public to have a view of the incredible skyline of Melbourne.


Alleyways boasting of fascinating art

The laneways here are often spoken about widely. Why? They showcase some of the best street art in the world!



One of the popular ways to discover the many secrets of Melbourne is via cycling. For the prettiest of views of the Yarra River, you need to start your day at the Freshwater Place, cross over the Sand-bridge and head to Flinders Street.


The markets of Melbourne

The locals here love a fine market, and this is why several markets have popped out recently. And it doesn't cost you a dollar to visit them. If you plan on buying, well then, that's a story for another time. Don't miss out on Queen Victoria Market, Camberwell Market, Night Market at Victoria Market and the likes.


St. Kilda beaches

When you want a break from the cityscape, you can head to the St. Kilda beach to relax and unwind. The seafront promenade offers great views. Many cafes and restaurants are lined along the seafront, where you can enjoy a cocktail or two.


Koorie Heritage Trust Cultural Centre

Wondering about the aboriginal history of Melbourne? Then head to the Koorie Heritage Trust Cultural Centre. You can learn about the life of the Wurundjeri people before the British colonised the area.


City Circle Tram

For a city tour, why not get on board the City Circle Tram? The commentary readily gives you a good account of the places you pass through!


State Library

If you are a book worm and love to get comfortable in a warm place with a book, then the State Library of Victoria will be the perfect place for you! The heritage building housing the library was built in 1854. Today, the library is home to more than 2 million books!


Royal Botanic Gardens

Another place that you can visit for free is the Royal Botanic Gardens and is a favourite place among the locals here. When you want to surround yourself with lush greenery and tall trees, then pack up a picnic and head to the well-manicured gardens!