Sightseeing in Melbourne, Australia
If you’re planning a trip to Australia then chances are Melbourne is on your list of places to visit. There are an abundance of things to do in the state of Victoria’s capital city. In fact, there may be so many places to visit and things to do that you need to extend your stay.
Museums, Theater and More
Melbourne is the cultural center of Australia. Full of theaters, music venues, and museums, you’ll be hard pressed to see and do it all. If you love film and television, Melbourne was the birthplace of Australian television and it has a strong film history. You can enjoy the ballet, opera or night-time musical entertainment at many of the city’s concert halls and stages.
Shopping and Dining
Melbourne’s bohemian Brunswick Street is the premier place to find a combination of art and fashion; you’ll also find great food, too. And if bohemian flair isn’t to your taste, you might prefer the more upscale shopping district of Chapel Street. There’s plenty of sightseeing and shopping to do in Melbourne.
The St Kilda promenade is a wonderful place to sit and people watch or enjoy the beautiful view. If you enjoy nature you might take an afternoon and visit the Royal Botanic Gardenswhere you can take an Aboriginal Heritage Walk. Melbourne also has an extensive history. With aboriginal people, a historic gold rush in the 1850s and the foundation of the Australian government, Melbourne has an abundance of historic charm – including some of the most amazing architecture you can find in the country.
Melbourne is home to a number of world-class sporting events including the Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Open tennis tournament, horse racing, rugby, cricket, and the world-famous Australian Rules football. If you enjoy football, take in a game and watch how they play down under.
While Melbourne is a metropolitan city with more than four million citizens, there’s also an abundance of opportunity to get out and enjoy nature. The Yarra river flows into Melbourne and provides water lovers with an opportunity to sightsee and take in a number of river activities. Melbourne also offers many notable parks including Port Melbourne and Albert Park.
Just outside of the city you can enjoy a drive along the Great Ocean Road, stop and visit the Twelve Apostles and enjoy world-class beaches ideal for surfing. Take a hike on the Great Alpine Walk.
Regardless of your preferences, there is something to do in Melbourne, Australia. Make sure you have enough time to see and do it all.