Melbourne in Australia is one of the hottest destinations for Aussie and international tourists. The city and its surrounds have something that appeals to all travellers, on all budgets, looking for all types of experiences. Best known for its impeccable coffee and vibrant culture, Melbourne truly packs a holiday punch.
Sip Coffee and wander down Hosier Lane
Located opposite Federation Square and just off Flinders Street, Hosier Lane is home to some of the most epic street-art in the city. Be sure to get one of Melbourne’s tasty takeaway coffees!
Shop at the Lost and Found Market
Located on Lygon Street in Brunswick East, The Lost and Found Market is a 900 square metre gem of a place. This vintage emporium full of furniture, lighting, art, fashion and more is the perfect place to hunt for old Melbourne treasures. Let the kids run wild or pick out the perfect gift for your partner to remember your holiday by.
See Melbourne from Naked in the Sky
Located in Fitzroy, Naked in the Sky is a rooftop open terrace with an attached bar. Enjoy some unique and delicious country cooking and over a dozen beers on tap. Try a cocktail while you take in the spectacular view of the city on one side and the full length vista of Brunswick Street on the other.
Catch the Comedy Festival or Australian Open
Melbourne plays host to a constantly revolving group of festivals, art exhibitions, sporting events and comedy festivals, so there will always be something on for you to check out in the city. Tourists flock to the Melbourne Comedy Festival each year and the Australian Open of Tennis in January, so if you are looking to enjoy one of the more popular draw cards, be sure to book your tickets well in advanced.
Shop at Queen Victoria Market
A short walk from the City centre, Queen Victoria Market is surrounded by Peel, Franklin, Victoria and Elizabeth Streets. The largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere, there is no wrong way to experience the atmosphere. Eat your way through the iconic food halls or shop through the unique stalls. Grab some produce from the heritage Sheds and engage all of the senses.
Visit the Melbourne Zoo
The perfect attraction for families, the Zoo is located in Parkville, near Flemington Rd and the University of Melbourne. Public transport stops directly at the Zoo, making it a breeze to get there and back again. Get up close and personal with some of the zoo’s most popular animals and enjoy an ever-changing set of exhibits that keep your experience fresh and exciting.
Get dumplings in Chinatown
Almost everyone loves cheap eats and there is no better place to enjoy budget friendly deliciousness than in Chinatown. Wander the streets exploring the culture and then sit down to enjoy a spectacular meal.
Head to the St. Kilda foreshore
A gorgeous setting, perfect for all visitors, the St. Kilda foreshore features gorgeous scenic walks, especially down Jacka Boulevard. Visit the oldest amusement park in Australia at Luna Park and ride the carousel or one of the old rollercoasters or visit the Little Penguins.
See a game of AFL at the MCG
Whether you are an avid footy fan or new to the game, there is nothing quite like the Melbourne Cricket Ground on game day. Barrack for your favourite players or pick a side on the day and get ready for lots of chanting, cheering, and good old-fashioned competition. Enjoy a pie and a beer with your mates or take the family for an experience you won’t forget.
If you head to Melbourne to take in any of these memorable attractions, be sure to stay at ULTIQA Little Collins in the heart of Melbourne CBD. With self-contained 1,2 & 3 bedroom apartments it’s the perfect base for your next city adventure.