Nestled in the South-Eastern border of Australia is Melbourne, the country’s second highest populated city. Capital of its state Victoria, the city has over the years swelled in size owing to the vast number of immigrants that have been flowing into the city and continue to do so today. As a result, Melbourne is today one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. With an agglomeration of traditions, ways of life and things to do there is never a dull moment around. If you are planning to travel there for a holiday, you have much to look forward to! Plan your itinerary carefully so you can make the most out of your trip there.
If you are the type of person who sincerely believes that food forms an integral part of any holiday, then you have come to the right place. Thanks to the city’s exposure to influences from multiple cultures around the world, there is nothing you will not find here. From quaint, cosy coffee shops found in the most unlikely, graffiti riddled alleyways to extravagant, plush dinner cruises your choices are varied and extensive. Degustation and private dinners atop buildings that overlook the stunning landscape down below are also on offer.What is more, there is something to suit everyone’s budget which should come as a relief!
Things To Do
Of course as much as sampling all the delicious food is important, so is taking in the sights and sounds of this bustling, vibrant city. Shortlisting Melbourne things to do might prove to be tougher than you would think though, seeing as how there is so much the city has to offer. It all really depends on whether you are travelling by yourself, with your partner or family. Some of the most popular options include trips to the Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Aquarium, and Phillip Island. Hot-air ballooning, skydiving, horse carriage rides and horse trail rides are additional things you can look forward to experiencing. Most importantly, make sure you go wine-tasting at Yarra Valley!
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This city is a hotspot for a plethora of concerts and shows all year round. Make sure you check the events calendar before you book your trip to see if any of your favourite artists might be performing. From concerts to plays and cabaret shows, there is so much art and drama to indulge in. In fact, the city is known to be well-immersed in the artistic side of things hence attracting enthusiasts from all over the world. Enjoy your favourite show followed by a meal at a restaurant of your choice for a relaxing evening out!
The best time for you to visit Melbourne would be during the peak months of December-February. It will be hot and sweaty yet has all the energy only summer can bring. The city is packed with tourists this time of year, and frankly tickets get booked out like hot cakes so you might want to get a headstart. Both flights and hotels are best locked in early so you need not panic at the last minute. This will also give you ample time to plan out what you want to do on your holiday. Enjoy the beautiful city of Melbourne!