If you're a first time visitor to Melbourne, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Melbourne.
Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Melbourne.
Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:
"Some highlights for me are the Shrine of Remembrance/Birdwood Ave(Melbourne City)(started as a memorial for WW1 and is now a memorial for all Australian wars), Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Southbank shops (Can also catch a boat from here to Prince Phillip island to see the pengiuns), Eureka Tower Melbourne (91 floors, observation deck on the 88th floor), Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne Cricket Ground (museum and tour - Opened in 1853, home to the Olympics in 1956, and still used today for many different sporting events), St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne is beautiful, The Bourke Street mall is great, there are also all kinds of side streets with shops and restaurants and cool areas to explore, the Carlton Gardens are one of my favorite places, Lygon St has some great Italian food, there is also a Chinatown Melbourne, The Queen Victoria Market is great to visit for souvenirs." See More
"Fitzroy Gardens is one of the most beautiful attractions in Melbourne with wonderful trees and clean environment, including: the Model Tudor Village, a small playground, a conservatorium." See More
"The city has some very happening places too or around St Kilda Beach." See More
"If you enjoy a higher end trip then I would recommend staying somewhere along Collins Street at either the The Westin Melbourne or Grand Hyatt Melbourne Hotel, another option would be to stay near the shopping strip of Chapel St in one of the cool art house hotels like The Cullen or The Olsen." See More
"It is opposite the National Gallery of Victoria and provides affordable, apartment style rooms with kitchen (I stayed in them when I was renovating my place) and is super well located for everything - transport, botanical gardens, riverside, CBD and both main roads out of town ;) " See More
"I've lived in MelbourneMelbourne for the past 2 years and here are a few of my faves: Naked For Satan Section 8 Bimbo Deluxe wolf's lair, Melbourne Berlin Bar Mr Wow's Emporium" See More
"No, it's really not, but check out the Rooftop." See More
"A super fun rooftop bar that's very quirky is Madame Brussels - this is open during the day as well." See More
"Hi Rosie, Melbourne is one big Event through the summer, it depends on if your sporty or arty there is so much going on Here are a few info-sites that will give you an idea Federation Square and City Square Motel are the meeting areas." See More
"Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne south of the Yarra River, an easy walk from the CBD/Flinders St Station." See More
"Melbourne Zoo Melbourne Aquarium Eureka Tower Skydeck Queen Victoria Market Williamstown (Australia) (across the ferry)." See More
"The easy answer would be Melbourne CBD, you will have everything you need within a walkable distance." See More
"Rooftop Bar, Madame Brussels, Berlin Bar, The Gin Palace, Carlton Club Hotel, Section 8, The Croft Institute" See More
This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Melbourne locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Melbourne.
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