Best 5 Wonderful Things to do in Melbourne Victoria Today
Get High with Rooftop Views in Melbourne
You’re not going to be popular with the publicans of these bars and pubs if you don’t bust out a note and buy a drink, but technically you can get a lot of great views of Melbourne without forking out on the Sky Deck at the Eureka Tower. Rooftops bars dot the city from Swanston Street’s Rooftop Bar & Cinema to Madame Brussels at the other end of Bourke Street.
Tour Arty Alleyways
Over the past decade, Melbourne’s laneways have gone from shortcut passages in the main city grid to proud canvasses for some of the world’s best street art. Start at Hosier opposite Federation Square and follow the maze of laneways heading north from there. Part of the laneways experience is getting lost, but our street art walking tour map in the guide will help make sure you don’t miss any of the best bits.
Cycle in the City Melbourne
Find some time to cycle from one end of the CBD to the other. Or break your day into a series of short hops, picking up and dropping off bikes at different kiosks all over town. For the prettiest Yarra River views, start your day at Freshwater Place in Southbank and whizz over Sandridge Bridge, checking out the Traveller installations en route to iconic Flinders Street Station on the fringe of the CBD.
Explore the Markets in Melbourne
In almost any neighbourhood you can find markets selling fresh local produce, handmade crafts, secondhand treasures or gourmet hawker dishes. Try Camberwell Market for a Parisienne flea market vibe; the Rose street artists market in Fitzroy to soak up some Melbourne creativity; the summer-time-only Night Market at Victoria Market for hawker-style food and live music.
Visit the Koorie Heritage Trust Cultural Centre Melbourne
A permanent social history exhibition is complemented by changing exhibitions by new and established Aboriginal artists. The Melbourne Museum also has excellent information on indigenous social and cultural heritage but is only free for students and members.
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