A Great Day Out In Melbourne


Thanks to the diversity of its residents,  it’s easy to have a great day out in Melbourne. This city has so much to discover, from the excitement of the Southbank to the tranquillity of its beautiful Royal Gardens, as well as markets and the eccentricity of the northside lanes. Find out how to experience a taste of the best the city has to offer in just one day.

Breakfast at Queen Victoria Market

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Begin the day with a stroll around the Queen Victoria Market. This is a landmark in itself, as for over a century, visitors have explored the different offerings from artwork to flowers that are spread over two blocks. The best part? This visit conveniently coincides with breakfast, and there’s a huge selection of fresh produce to choose from if you want to eat on the go. Alternatively, head to Invita Café; with a focus on organic food that rejuvenates the body, you’ll be fuelled up for the day ahead.
£15 for Winter Porridge and Coffee


Take a trip around Melbourne on the City Circle Tram

Get your bearings of the city by riding the tram. This free service will give you a great overview of the city if you stay put for the whole circuit. With a running commentary of all the important sites, you’ll be clued up in no time. Popular with tourists and locals alike, this service can be used to simply hop from one place to another to avoid the expense of a cab.

Check out the views of Melbourne from the Eureka Skydeck

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Head skyward with a visit to the Eureka Skydeck. At $18.50pp this activity is a fairly pricey one, but at 88 floors above the city, it’s one experience that can’t be missed. With stunning views of the whole of Melbourne, this is a popular tourist attraction for a good reason.


Have lunch in Melbourne CBD’s Laneways

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For lunch, head to the northside to experience the eclectic and arty character of the city. One thing this area stands out for is its Spanish tapas-style cuisine. On Gertrude Street, you can pick from an array of different taste sensations. Casa Ciuccio offers a ‘Donkey Express Lunch’, a choice of two courses and a glass of wine for $35pp that may persuade you to indulge in an afternoon tipple.


Time To Visit Some Vintage Shops in Fitzroy

You’re in the heart of all things alternative, so it’s time to explore the shops for some quirky vintage finds. Brunswick Street has an array of vintage clothing, furniture and books, so it’s a great place to pick up a totally unique souvenir at a good price.

Visit The Royal Botanical Gardens

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Shopping can exhaust even the most hardened explorers, so head away from the crowded lanes and enjoy a walk through the tranquil Royal Botanical Gardens. From Tuesday to Sunday in November, visitors can enjoy a free Spring Discovery Walk from one of the knowledgeable guides.


Dinner on Swanston Street

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It’s dinner-time, so head to Lounge, located on Melbourne’s historical Swanston Street. Upstairs has the pub-style menu, where on Monday nights you ‘pay the time’, so if you order at 7pm, your dinner will cost $7! That’s a pretty impressive deal.


Take in the city views from Melbourne’s Southbank

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After dinner, wander along the Southbank for something scenic. With the lights reflecting off the Yarra River the city is showcased at night. With multiple street performers providing free entertainment, there’s a fantastic buzz in the evening that reflects the lively and eccentric nature of the city.
Southbank Promenade, Melbourne.

Check Out Melbourne’s Bar and World Famous Cocktail Scene

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Round off the day with a cocktail in Melbourne’s bar scene. There’s good news – even the swanky CBD has deals too good to refuse. Head to Charlie’s Bar, currently ranked No. 2 bar in Melbourne and No. 31 in the world on www.worldsbestbars.com.au, currently offering drinks deals almost every night, including $10 Martinis on a Saturday.