Anybody who lives in Melbourne knows that it’s the greatest city in the world. But if you have a visitor coming to stay, then what are the things that will guarantee them the perfect Melbourne experience?
First of all, get them on one of the Circle City Trams that travels around the CBD to get them acquainted with the centre of our wonderful city. Not only are the retro trams a great photo opportunity, but they’re also completely free!
Once they’ve gotten to grips with the city streets, it’s time to take them up to the Eureka Skydeck that offers 360º views from its 88th floor viewing platform – the highest in the whole of the southern hemisphere. This shows many famous Melbourne landmarks like the Shrine of Remembrance and the all-important Melbourne Cricket Ground, plus the viewpoint reveals just how green the city is.
And whilst there’s the glorious Royal Botanic Gardens and endless pretty parks to explore, for a taste of the wild, head down to the famous Melbourne Zoo. With plenty of exotic creatures like lions and elephants living there alongside some idiosyncratically Australian animals like kangaroos, koalas and echidnas, it’s a great way to spend an afternoon.
After such impressive sites, it would be time to explore cosmopolitan Melbourne’s fantastic foodie heritage that’s meant that it’s become one of the best cities in the world for food-lovers. So that whether it’s checking out the sprawling delights of Chinatown, or even just using a company like Deliveroo to find out how a nearby Nandos can deliver you some fresh-cooked food, it’s clear that Melbourne has got a well-earned foodie reputation.
Melbourne has also given the world some seriously awesome musical entertainment over the years thanks to the likes of Nick Cave, Courtney Barnett and the much-loved local band, Augie March. And so any self-respecting music lover would benefit from checking out a show at The Forum thanks to its stunning architecture and state-of-the-art sound system.
Melbourne is something of a party hotspot, and checking out the bars of the Fitzroy and Collingwood areas in the northeast of the city should definitely acquaint any guests with the friendly and fun-loving nature of this easy-going city.
And with the lush rainforests of the Dandenong Ranges located just outside of the Melbourne city limits, it provides the perfect day out and the chance to reward yourself with some Nandos on your return into the exhilarating city of Melbourne!