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Fun Things To Do In Melbourne

Discussion in 'Australia' started by amelia88, May 3, 2016.

  1. amelia88

    amelia88 Active Member

    Melbourne is one of my all time favorite cities. It doesn't hurt that they have an awesome café and coffee culture (I'm a coffee lover, what can I say!) but it's just a fun, eclectic city.

    Some of my favorite things to do in Melbourne are:

    Go to St. Kilda beach - go to the Luna Park theme park and the weekend markets that are often held by the beach.

    Go to a football game - AFL is the Australian Football League and the home of it is in Melbourne! It's an interesting sport especially if you've never seen it before.

    Take a road trip out to the Great Ocean Road - this technically can't be done in "Melbourne City" - you'll need to hire a car - but it's one of the most amazing road trips I've ever been on!

    Have any of you been to Melbourne? Anything in particular you really enjoyed?
  2. ellajanelle

    ellajanelle Member

    I haven't been to Melbourne but it's definitely included in my top places to visit list. I am a fan of art works so I would love to go visit the National Gallery of Victoria which is the oldest public art gallery in Australia. I love that the gallery visitors are encouraged to lay on the Great Hall's floor to view the stained glass ceiling. Lovely, indeed! Federation Square also boasts a modern design that is unlike any other. I want to visit 'cause it's where the Ian Potter Gallery is located.
  3. I have been selling a lot lately on Envato which is a company based in Australia. I would really love to pay them a visit as well as take a vacation in Melbourne. Moreover, my teacher decided to move to Australia this year after saving tons and tons of money.
  4. Coco

    Coco Active Member

    My favourite places in Melbourne would have to be the following:
    • The Outdoor Moonlight Cinema:

    This something that we don't have here in my country. It is located in the Botanical Gardens and it starts from summer season until the end of the month of March. It's definitely a fun thing to do and you get to get to know the locals as well.​
    • The Melbourne Aquarium:

    This one's great for families because it's such a fun and interactive place to go to. The kids will learn a lot in a very enjoyable way. There's also a Crown Casino across the Yarra River which parents can enjoy.​
    • The Yarra Valley Wineries:

    Perfect for wine lovers, you can explore the vineyards and see how wines are made from scratch. The landscapes are amazing as well as you can see from the picture.
    There's lots to explore in Melbourne but these are my favourite places! I hope this helps!
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  5. amelia88

    amelia88 Active Member

    @Coco that outdoor cinema looks great! I love seeing movies and getting to do so in such a unique atmosphere would be fun.

    The wineries look beautiful too! I'm not a huge wine drinker - I mean, I drink it occasionally but I'm no connoisseur - but I think I would visit there simply for the scenery! I love the outdoors and it looks so peaceful and relaxing there.

    Thanks for sharing pictures! Even though I've been to Melbourne, I haven't done those things!
  6. Corzhens

    Corzhens Active Member

    I wonder why my mind has the impression of beaches in Australia. The mere mention of Sydney or Melbourne gives the image of beaches in my mind. And although I'm not sure if I am correct because maybe that's what I hear of the stories (I have several colleagues who have toured Australia and you can imagine the telling of stories in the office). And since I am not a beach person, I would prefer the nature trip like the zoo or maybe the reservation park. I once said that I wanted to go to the outback and someone laughed at me because the outback is one barren place (said an Australian). And definitely I wouldn't miss the weekend markets for I would love the farm produce - fruits and vegetables.
  7. Francis

    Francis New Member

    I have never been to Australia but I think I will prefer spending time at the Melbourne aquarium. I will also visit the beaches to have fun with natives there. Which is the best local food in Melbourne? I like eating different traditional foods.