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Top 7 Things to do in Melbourne – A truly Australian experience

Melbourne may not have iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House or Bondi beach, however, it has many unique sites of its own and a unique experience to offer.

1

Ride the City Circle Tram

This is the cheapest and easiest way to sight-see in Melbourne. The heritage trams run a circuit in both directions every 30 minutes with stops at all the major attractions in the CBD. You can have a comfortable stay at one of the amazing serviced apartments Southbank has on offers such as the Oaks Southbank and use the CCT to properly see all the sights in Melbourne without busting the bank.

2

National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria is divided into two building on either side of the Yarra River; the NGV international and the NGV Australia. They have amazing exhibits throughout the year and have one of the best if not the best collection in the country. You can see paintings, sculptures and even exhibits on fashion and architecture as well.

3

Theatre Shows

Melbourne is quite an artsy city, there are lots of musical shows, concerts and theatre productions showing all around the year. Even the amateur theatre scene is quite vibrant. If you can get tickets for one of the Melbourne Theatre Company productions; know that you're in for quite a treat.

4

Rooftop Bars

Rooftop bars just have a vibe about them that travellers seem to gravitate to. Melbourne has its own share of amazing rooftop venues – the better ones are generally on the pricier side but it's definitely a must-do for at least one night on your trip.

5

The MCG

Australian's are very passionate about their cricket – which they should be, they have produced some of the finest player's to ever play the game. When you're visiting Melbourne, if there is a match happening at the MCG – go for it! Even if you aren't particularly interested in the game you will enjoy the atmosphere, it's electric. Have a few beers and grab some food and cheer on with thousands of Aussies as they enjoy their favourite pastime.

6

The Food

Melbourne is like the New York of the southern hemisphere in the sense that it is a city of such diversity – which inevitably brings so much to the table in terms of cuisine. You can visit Chinatown for dumplings or try some of the Italian or Vietnamese food which is found throughout the city. The street food is to die for just as the high-end dining experiences are some of the finest in the world.

7

Flinders Street Station

You could say this iconic landmark is the cornerstone of this amazing city. The station has been functioning for over a hundred years – its famous clocks actually date back to the 1860s through the station as you see it now was only completed in 1910. The station's Nouveau facade is famous throughout the country. The station is said to have its own resident ghost named 'George'. If you're in Melbourne you should definitely visit this historic building and maybe even join a guided tour to properly soak it all in.

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