Top 5 things to do in Melbourne


You feel right at home when you arrive in Melbourne (Australia). Old buildings, street art and lots of cool places to relax. In this article, I’ll share my top 5 favorite things to do in Melbourne.

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Go on a free city tour

Top 5 Melbourne - free tour guide

Do you feel like learning something about the history an architecture of Melbourne? Then I can highly recommend a free walking tour with a guide. Twice a day, they depart from the library and show you around for about 3 hours. If you like it, make sure to tip the guide at the end of the tour.

Buy souvenirs at Victoria Market

Top 5 Melbourne - queen victoria market

Do you need some souvenirs for the people at home? The Queen Victoria Market is the place to buy them! There are many choices and the cheapest you will find in Australia. They sell loads of things at this market, so make sure to check it out.

Find streets filled with street art

Top 5 Melbourne - street art

In some parts of Melbourne, it is legal to spray graffiti. There are many great pieces of art to be found in the streets around Hosier Lane. You can visit this place numerous times because the art changes every single day.

Relax in one the amazing bars

Top 5 Melbourne - coffee

In Melbourne, you can find the coolest bars to drink coffee or cocktails. You can sit outside on the streets, or in an old building. Just ask around to find the best places in town.

Explore the Great Ocean Road

Top 5 Melbourne - great ocean road

This is my absolute favorite thing to do in Melbourne: explore the Great Ocean Road. This road along the coastline is probably the most beautiful road I’ve ever driven, the views are stunning. And you will see loads of koalas sleeping in the trees. You can easily arrange a tour in Melbourne or just drive yourselves. Make sure to spent a night during your trip, because you won’t see it all during a one day tour.

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