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Travellers Guide for your Melbourne Vacation – Embracing the diversity of Melbourne

Whether your travel priorities lie around trying new food, rejoicing in the wonder of nature, hacking up as many wineries as you go or entertainment in as many forms as you can dare imagine, this list of things to do when in Melbourne is proof enough to show that Melbourne is for everyone!

1

Visit Fitzroy!

Well no, 'Fitzroy' is no distant cousin of ours, but surely, the Fitzroy neighbourhood can leave you spoilt for a choice with many food and drink, street art and even trendy shopping options to try out when visiting. Also known as 'Fitzy' out of love locally, this trendy, artistic neighbourhood is down to the core with Bohemian vibrancy to the best you can dare imagine. Young professionals are constantly drawn to this area thanks to its vivacious collection of unique bars and restaurants and street arts spotting its surrounding streets are a very common sight in this hood. The Brunswick Street is famous for its vibrant nightlife what with its trendy bars while you may find all the foodies and art-enthusiasts down at Gertrude Street getting their game on!

2

Flinders Street Station

Infamous for its iconic structure that relates a timeless story of history and pride, this station is unlike one you will generally expect to see. It is one of the busiest travel hubs in the whole of the Southern Hemisphere and features a gym, library, lecture hall and a ballroom within then structure too! We would recommend joining a Central Melbourne walking tour that covers attractions as such which are quite informative if that appeals to you, or you could feel free to explore on your own too!

3

Federation Square

If you have done your homework well enough already, you would know a thing or two about the 'fed square' already. In case you have not, let us tell you two things about it; first of all, it is the focal point of the city's cultural and civic activities and hosts an array of year-round events, attractions and is home to a bunch of restaurants, bars and speciality stores as well. Second of all, dare not miss a chance to drop in and make sure to clear out your afternoon if you plan to drop in! Among many famous hotels near Etihad Stadium, one of the famous names that are also relatively closer to the fed square is Oaks on Market.

4

Great Ocean Road

This is one of Australia's most scenic drives and stretches along the Victorian coastline between Torquay and Allansford for over 243 km and not-so-surprisingly, is listed in the Australian National Heritage List, and is wildly famous for its Twelve Apostles limestone rock formation. Most often than not, most travellers perceive this as a hugely overrated tourist attraction with nothing to offer. But one look at it in reality, and you will surely be at a dire loss for words. Period. Furthermore, this route is glides through some prime surf spots, amiable towns and every now and then also offers a chance to get a close look at the magnificent wildlife.

5

Yarra Valley

No destination trip is complete without exploring its vineyards! And if you are visiting Melbourne, the place to be is Yarra Valley! With lush green lands and vineyards stretching as far as your eyes could see, you best be here ready for a day of exploring and its 80+ cellar doors without 'w(h)ine-ing' at all! In addition to wine-tasting, you may also indulge in some soul-food, breath-taking views, and even some tasteful art galleries.

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