Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne would have to be my favourite Australian city. It’s one of the most multicultural cities we have and just has so much to offer. From rooftop bars to amazing cafes to the great ocean road, why wouldn’t you want to visit Melbourne?

Eureka Skydeck

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Your ears will pop as you travel 285m in the elevator in a mere 38 seconds.  Located on the 88th floor, Eureka Skydeck offers some of the best views of Melbourne. You can see for miles and if you haven’t quite gotten your bearings yet don’t worry, there are plenty of viewing binoculars with descriptions so you know exactly what it is you’re actually looking at.

If you’re looking for a little more adventure give The Edge a go, where you step into glass box that gives you a 365 degree of Melbourne including the ground below your feet where everything and everyone look so small!

There is also The Walk Experience if you’re just looking for a great photo opportunity, or just want to experience everything Eureka88 has to offer. They work wonders and make it look like you really are balancing on a rope high above the streets of Melbourne! It also happens to be the home of Australia’s highest post box if you haven’t quite gotten around to posting your letters home yet.

Madame Brussels

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One of the many amazing rooftop bars you can find in here, Madame Brussels is based on an interesting history. Caroline Hodgson (Madame Brussels) owned a string of brothels back in the late 1800’s and this bar, while not in the exact location where her brothels were located, is still a great place to unwind and enjoy the view of Melbourne.

Flinders Street Station

While not exactly flinders-street-stationsomething to do, no trip to Melbourne is complete without having a look at Flinders Street Station. Finished in 1909, it’s an iconic piece of history that is still in use today and well worth a look. Opposite Flinders Station is Federation Square and of course the tram stop where you can jump on the number 16 to St Kilda.

St Kilda

Just a short tram ride from Melbourne CBD there is something for everyst-kilda-cakesone in St Kilda. It’s home to one of Melbourne’s most famous beaches as well as Luna Park, and the main street has so much to offer. There is a multitude of adorable cake stores to chose from or if you want to chill and grab a drink you’ll find just as many bars and restaurants on offer to take a break in, and if you happen to head there on a Sunday there is also the famous St Kilda Markets.

Brighton 

img_0182Depending on where you’re from, Brighton and it’s famous beach boxes are a novelty that you just can’t miss. While there are some other countries that have these iconic boxes, Brighton’s are by far Australia’s most famous, and most of the country doesn’t have these. There isn’t that much to do here but the beach is beautiful and it’s really easy to get to. Jump on the train from Melbourne and then follow the signs down to the beach. Just don’t fall in love with the place like I did, as a home here will literally set you back millions.

Shopping

Last but not least, if you want to fill your suitcase with some new clothes, jump on the City Circle Tram to Harbour Town in Docklands or head to DFO at Southern Cross Station or South Wharf to grab a bargain before heading home. Alternatively check out the Queen Vic Markets for a different style of shopping. Open every day except Mondays and Wednesdays you can wander up and down the stalls for hours before you get bored.

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