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Top 05 Things to Do in Melbourne – Coastal Capital

Contemporary Melbourne is one of Australia's best cities to explore. Star of Victoria State the vibrant capital city, serviced by the River Yarra, boasts a chic CBD, lush valleys home to vineyards, seaside locations and the best shopping. Here are the top to things to do in Melbourne.


Explore The Coffee Shops

Melbourne's coffee culture is famous the world over, with baristas having crafted the art of coffee making to perfection. The hip cafes and coffee stops are perfect for relaxing, people watching and treating yourself to the best cup of joe in the southern hemisphere. From the unforgettable flavours of a 'flat white' to the more artisan versions, a scout out of Melbourne's coffee shops should be number one on your list of things to do in Melbourne! Here's a tip, pair that ideal cup of coffee with a great view each morning, by choosing waterfront living at one of the chic Melbourne hotels located at the popular South Wharf. Check-out Pan Pacific Melbourne or any other waterfront hotel in Melbourne CBD.


Tour The Street Art

Called the 'Street Art Capital of the World', Melbourne is home to few beauts. Explore the famous alleys designated for the popular street artists to get as creative as they want, these precincts are perfect for those social media updates. With designated street art venues, the local artists are given encouragement to advance their skills, with murals constantly changing. Do consider taking a 'street art tour' for a comprehensive delve into the underground world of Melbourne's street art, conducted by street artists the tours bring out the city's hipster vibes, offering a look into the creation of the vivid work displayed on the alley walls.


Explore The Laneways

Arm yourself with a map of Melbourne's ritzy laneways, available at the Federation Square Visitor Information Centre and go explore. The maze of lanes will yield artistic little nooks where creative artisans have their crafts on display, laidback little cafes for a big brekky Australian style, open-markets for souvenir shopping and a few elegant little boutiques for picking up a few snazzy outfits.


Sightsee Federation Square And Flinders Street

The Flinders Street Station is an iconic attraction which is easily associated with the Victorian city. Listed as a state heritage site the building was constructed in 1910. Step in and you will be transported to a very busy precinct, packed with train commuters looking for connections across the nation. Browse the cafes serving tasty local favourites and even shop a bit at the interesting stores located there. At Federation Square, you can shop, enjoy some entertainment or simply chill and use the free Wi-Fi. Located across from Flinders Street Station, the square boasts some of the city's most notable architectural creations. Not to be missed there is a visit to the Australian Centre of the Moving Image.


Plan To Have A Rocking Good Time

Melbourne is noted for it's a variety in entertainment, with music taking precedence. The most popular genre being rock, fans have plenty of options to enjoy a night out. Check out venues such as the Ding-Dong Lounge, the Spotted Mallard, Evelyn Hotel and the Post Office Hotel. Yes, the entertainment is as fascinating as some of those venue names!