Amid the vastness of Australia lies a gem that tours you through nature’s colorful canvas – Melbourne. Painted with deep blue ocean views, rich green landscapes, warm purple sunsets and bright orange sand terraces, this sparkling city will thrill every cabin crew into a layover marked with vibrant memoirs.
What to do in Melbourne for 24h – 48h?
Things to do in Melbourne
Sky Deck at Eureka Tower
Location: 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank Victoria
Price: AUS$ 35
Imagine a bird’s eye panoramic view of the city skyline while being in a glass cube 88 floors above ground level- indeed a gold-plated observation deck with a view definitely worth every shilling.
Location: 52 km (32 mi) from Melbourne; 22 km (14 mi) from Lilydale / Badger Creek Rd, Healesville VIC 3777
Price: AUS$ 32.50
Kangaroos and koalas are sheltered with care in this sanctuary. You can hug, feed and meet their keeper for additional AUS$10.
Getting Around in Melbourne
Trams & Trains
Price: AUS$ 6 for a new Myki card
The urban wilderness of Melbourne has a lot of touristic destinations including Luna Park, St. Kilda and Brighton Beach, among others. While trains are faster than train for the obvious reasons, lucky are those flight attendants who have trams near their hotel. Notable stops are Baclava station where you can start your journey to the markets and cheap eats around the city.
Location: 38 Toorak Rd, South Yarra Victoria
This is the home of the lolly bag cake featured in Masterchef Australia. The cafe has collaborated with Hello Kitty, making most girls excited. Elegant, cute, delicious and insta-worthy.
Burch & Purchese
Location: 802 W Randolph Street
Yet another haven for the sweet tooth, this cafe offers a variety of cakes and desserts known to many for being unpretentiously delicious.
Food In Melbourne
Location: 8541 Ferris Ave, Morton Grove
Greek restaurant, if you are greek just go there, the owner is from there as well, and very nice! Fresh food and very cheap according to Melbourne prices! The place is called Medallion in Lonsdale Street 209-211.
Nightlife in Melbourne
Down a little alley way off Russell street between Louis Vuitton and the Grand Hyatt, Spice Market is amongst the most expensive club in Australia. You can even rub elbows with the famous stars while at it.
Fun and all that jazz awaits every curious soul at this street. Known for housing the city’s greatest bars and coffee shops, this haven of hipsters and joy hunters is also home to an amazing Italian outlet in Lygon Street and shopping alleys.
Come here for a seaside nightlife experience. It hosts some of Melbourne’s popular live music venues, bars, pubs and clubs including 29th Apartment, Dogs Bar, Prince Bandroom and Republica, among others.
Shopping in Melbourne
Queen Victoria Market
Location: 513 Elizabeth Street
Considered the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere, this iconic spot will mesmerize you with its food halls and heritage sheds that will take you through multitude of cultural influences reflected through its handmade products and sale items.
Other than having the best bargains of souvenirs from Australia (way cheaper compared to city centre shopping areas), you can also enjoy the pleasures of shopping with its comfy space so big and covert. can be found here. You can walk or take the free tram.