July 5, 2021

Things To Do When Visiting Melbourne for The First Time

Being as beautiful and as diverse as it is, Australia is a heaven for any tourist. Therefore, if you want to take a vacation in Australia and your mind is set on spending some time in Melbourne, you’re definitely in for a treat. The city offers an abundance of sights, that it’s next to impossible to see everything in just a few days or even weeks. So, if this is your first trip to Melbourne and you’re keen on making the best of it, here are some of the things you simply must do while there.


Seek Art
Any art lover will be glad to hear that there is a plethora of museums and art galleries  to visit in Melbourne. From the impressive National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum, to such treats as the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art and Heide Museum of Modern Art, you’ll get your fill of Victorian culture. 


If you’re looking for something more extraordinary, perhaps you should go to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Australian Sports Museum or the Silo Art Trail. If you’re a science enthusiast, you’ll love Scienceworks, and if you care for art, but you prefer taking long walks and exploring the city itself, you can still feast your eyes on the remarkable street art all around the city.

Wine and Dine
If you’re the kind of person who enjoys fine food and some good wine, you’ll surely find something to your liking in Melbourne. In fact, no matter what your taste or your budget is, Melbourne won’t disappoint. You’ll find high-rated restaurants in most parts of the city, without having to look to hard. In case you’re interested in trying some local beverages and produce, you should sign up for one of many amazing Melbourne tours & day trips


If you want to have a dinner or a brunch with a view to remember, the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas are where you should go, whether alone, with a partner, or some friends. These places are famous for their wine, beer and luxurious restaurants, and when you combine these with fresh sea air and spectacular views, you’re bound to appreciate every moment spent there.

Go to the Zoo
Just a short drive away from the bustling city center, you’ll find a completely different scenery. The Werribee Open Range Zoo is more than a zoo, it’s an experience you shouldn’t miss if you’re already in Melbourne. Its African safari theme sounds interesting, but once you get there, you’ll be thrilled to see the animals roaming happily in what closely resembles their natural habitat. 


And not only that! There are different tours you should take and showtimes you should attend if you want to see such beautiful sights as wild cats hunting their next meal, just like they do in the wild. Of course, you have the option of hearing the keepers’ comments on what goes on before you, so that your visit to the zoo is educational, as well as pleasurable.

Relax in the Botanical Gardens
The city, its buildings and street might be exciting to the point of being overwhelming for some, so it might be a good idea to get away from all of that for an afternoon or even a whole day and spend it in one of the most magnificent gardens in Victoria. The Royal Botanic Gardens are the most popular ones, and for a good reason. Not only are they just a walk away from the city center, but they also allow you to see plants from both Australia and the rest of the world. 


However, they’re certainly not your only option. Carlton Gardens, Queen Victoria Gardens and Cranbourne Botanic Gardens are just some of the alternatives for you to consider. So, take a long walk, have a picnic or simply sit down and read a book surrounded by tranquility and some of the most astonishing plants you’ve ever had a chance to see.

There isn’t a boring corner in Melbourne, so you’ll probably be captivated by the city, all it stands for and its charm. Start with the suggestions above and see where your trip takes you next.

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