Melbourne is a vibrant city with so much to see and experience! On my recent weekend away with my mother and sister in Melbourne I fell in love with the city and here is 5 reason why!
I love the food of Melbourne! The cafes, restaurants and pubs all offer delicious meals and some that you find down the laneways are quiet quirky. The Queen Victoria Markets are also an amazing place to visit if you love fresh food, with beautiful fruit and veg, meats, cheeses and breads you can’t go wrong with a visit.We grabbed some supplies from there for a picnic lunch before heading across the road to enjoy it!
Shuttles from airports to accommodation can sometimes be a hassle or just really really expensive. Melbourne airport offers a shuttle bus called Skybus that takes you to Southern Cross station and from there you can either organise another shuttle (included in the price) to your hotel or jump on a tram. It cheap, $19 each way, it’s convenient, arrives every 10mins, and the best thing…. it has free wifi!
The laneways of Melbourne offer an insight into the street art scene of the city. Years ago people started panting on the walls on the lanes, and its has continued ever since. The main draw card is Hosier lane, but you will find street art throughout the cities laneways, so keep your eyes peeled as you walk along.
Easy to Navigate!
I find Melbourne the easiest city to find your way around. The streets all run parallel in blocks with some laneways connecting them. If you have a map and are prepared to walk you will be able to find any place you are looking for. After a while you will find that you don’t even need the map!
Art and Architecture!
Every where you look around the city there is colour and art works. I don’t know anything about architecture but just looking around I can appreciate the colour and styles of the buildings, it’s makes it pleasant to be in the city. The arts works are on every corner, mall and walkway in fact you might find that there is a line up to take a photo with it!
Free trams! (Yes this is number 6, I had trouble cutting it down!)
The trams within the city boundaries are free! No need for a travel card (myki) just jump on and off. The map we had listed where the trams ran and what number route they were, and at most of the stops there is a board which tell you how long to the next one will arrive. Easy to use and the drivers are helpful if you have any questions!
There’s my top 5 (6!) reasons I love Melbourne!
Hope they inspire you to go see it for yourself!
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