Top 7 things to do in Melbourne

Exploring Melbourne's laneways is just one side of this various city. Get a cricket or football fix. Soak up art and culture. Go high-end dining or drop by the best pub burger. Shop for local designer fashion or cycle the bayside. Whatever you fancy, Melbourne is a city of selections.

7. Dine at Melbourne’s Best Restaurants

Visit Attica, one of the world’s 50 best restaurants and dig into ben Shewry’s distinctive menu. In Melbourne you’ll do destination dining in each nook, from the sublime Estelle Bar room to Donovan’s for water views. As for the CBD, the original MoVida in graffiti-covered Hosier Lane serves knock-out tapas. 

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6. Drink at Rooftop Bars

Melbourne established the upper side bar scene. Join the legendary sessions in South Yarra, hunt creative cocktails at Brunswick Street, Black Pearl, or sip wines at Bellota in South Melbourne and the Cumulus Up in Flinders Lane. 

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5. Cheer at World-Famous Sport Event 

Melbourne is sport crazy and its venues legendary. Join the fun at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground for the Australian league in winter or international cricket within the summer. Go to Flemington for the excitement of the Spring Racing Carnival and Melbourne Cup. Be exhilarated by the Formula 1® Australiaoh n Grand Prix and see international association football stars at Hisense Arena.

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4. Shop Boutiques and Cool Local Labels

Discover edgy and high-end fashion in retail scene. Go shopping Australian designers like Alpha sixty in Flinders Lane, and Alistair Trung on little Collins Street. Seek for Lupa in Fitzroy before visiting Gertrude Street and Brunswick Street. Get statement pieces on Main Street and Armadale while shopping on Chapel Street. Search for international brands at Emporium.

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3. Explore Laneways and Architecture

The historic urban environment is full of life. Spend hours exploring the city’s stunning arcades, eclectic laneways, graffiti art and one-off boutiques. Visit the Museum and the Royal Exhibition Building. Admire Victorian landmarks such as St Patrick’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Cathedral and Flinders Street Station and discover artistic movement with the gorgeous Manchester Unity Building.

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2. Shop local wonderful Markets

Get among the hustle and bustle of the Queen Victoria Markets within the heart of the city, and pick up some recent produce or fashion. Take the train to the South Melbourne Market and enjoy its historic awnings. For vintage bargains, catch an early train to the Sunday Camberwell Market, 10 km east of the CBD.

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1. Get Outdoors in Parks and Gardens

Run, cycle, walk or just relax within the beautiful green areas of Melbourne. Jog the tan track at the Kings Domain along the banks of the River Yarra, seeing Government House along the way. Find Melbourne zoo in the Royal Park and Picnic in Fitzroy Gardens in the CBD after visiting Captain Cook’s bungalow. 

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