Melbourne has something for everyone regardless of your age, taste or budget. Anyone can enjoy the liveliness of the city. The easy-to-navigate streets that are colourful with modern arts make your walk down the street so lively. You name it Melbourne has it. From great shopping experience to fine dining, modern and contemporary arts, unreal sightseeings – the city of Melbourne has everything to offer.
With endless things to see and do, a trip to Melbourne is sure to keep you busy; however at times, it can be overwhelming for you to choose and decide what to do on your Melbourne trip. Here are some of the best things in Melbourne that you won’t want to miss!
Yarra River cruises in Melbourne is one of the fascinating things to do when you are visiting this iconic city. You can observe the stunning views and the beauty of Melbourne City from a unique perspective.
Early morning or evening is the best time to explore Yarra. You can observe a sunrise or a beautiful sunset along in the backdrop of Melbourne’s stunning skyline. Plenty of companies offer river cruise services, make sure you book with a good one.
Visit Melbourne Star
A giant Ferris wheel in the Docklands area – Melbourne star has been a significant tourist attraction since it’s opening in 2013. Viewing dazzling panoramic views of Melbourne’s skyline from 120m above is nothing less than a top-notch experience. It is one of three observation wheels built around the world that offers a 360-degree view of Melbourne skyline.
Look Down from the Eureka Skydeck
The Eureka Skydeck is one of the highest viewing platforms in the Southern Hemisphere – this place has the wow factor. You can see the best 360-degree view of Melbourne from the 88th floor of Eureka Skydeck.
Tickets of Eureka Skydeck is not time-stamped and can be purchased in advance or on-site. You can also step outside the small terrace, which allows you to feel the wind. For this “The Edge Experience”, the visitors have to pay an extra fee, but it’s worth it so don’t skip this lifetime experience.
Take a trip to Brighton Beach
The major attraction of Brighton Beach is 82 distinctive multi-coloured Dendy Street Beach Bathing Boxes. Apart from it, Brighton has chic cafes and stores.
Originally these boxes used to be ladies changing rooms with no water or electricity, a few boxes of the beach are more than 100-years-old. Don’t forget to carry a camera to capture these vibrant colour boxes.
Visit Federation Square
The places where more than 2000 events are hosted every year, Federation square is a creative and artistic hub of Melbourne. Federation Square is home to two galleries: Ian Potter Centre and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image which is a world-leading centre for experiencing the moving image in all its forms.
Most of the events like cultural festivals, event launches, exhibitions, performances, forums, films, concerts, and fashion shows held here are free. Also, visit Flinders St Station and restaurants on Flinders Lane while you visit Federation Square.
About the Author:
Christian Taylor is a tour & event management specialist with Dreamscape Tours – a company that organizes elite Yarra River cruises, Winery Tours, Night Club Tours, Train & Christmas Tour packages in Melbourne.
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