The Top 3 Attractions in Melbourne

July 19, 2017

Melbourne is a highlight of any personalised Australia holiday itinerary. This cool, cosmopolitan city is the perfect place to combine shopping and socialising with sightseeing. If you plan to take a trip to Melbourne while you’re Down Under, here are 3 top attractions you won’t want to miss.

The Great Ocean Road

Nobody should visit Melbourne without taking a day or two to explore the Great Ocean Road. This is undoubtedly one of the world’s most incredible road trips, and it offers something different around every corner. As you navigate your way from Torquay to Allansford along the winding coastal road, you’ll encounter everything from deserted beaches and deep gorges to charming seaside towns and of course, the dramatic stone stacks of the 12 Apostles. Keep your eyes peeled for kangaroos and koalas, take a hike, enjoy local hospitality and get your camera primed and ready. If you’re a photography fan, you’ll feel like you’ve died and gone straight to heaven.

Federation Square

Federation Square is the heartbeat of central Melbourne. Here, you’ll find restaurants, shops, bars, cafes, museums, galleries and tourist sights. There’s always a buzz around Federation Square, and there’s no risk of running out of things to do. The square is easily accessed via train, bus and tram. It can get very busy, especially when there are festivals and events on, so try and give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. Look out for details of music, food, and art festivals. You’ll often find this area packed with stalls, stands and displays. From here, take a short walk to the Southbank, where you’ll find more bars and restaurants, street stalls selling everything from jewellery and hand-painted crafts to CDs and works of art. This area is particularly lively after working hours: you’ll often come across street performers and groups of people out enjoying a drink after a long day.

Luna Park, St Kilda

St Kilda is a suburb of the city, which is popular with young people and families. There’s always something going on here, and there’s a strong café culture and vibrant live music scene. Luna Park is a retro seaside theme park, which has long been attracting visitors away from the busy streets of the CBD. There are several rides and attractions on offer, but if you don’t fancy enjoying the thrills and spills, the beach is across the way, so you can take it easy if you like.

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