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Places to Visit in Melbourne, Australia

Updated on June 8, 2020
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Lovnish Thakur is a Development Sector professional who loves to travel, read, and write.

Sleek architecture, aesthetic street art and a metropolitan that is so connected to nature, Melbourne is considered to be the most livable city in the world. There are numerous places to visit in Melbourne, Australia which should be on your wish list when you are in the region.

Fitzroy

Fitzroy or Fitzy as it is popularly known in the city is one of the key places to visit in Melbourne. This is an artistic location which is much popular because of its vibrant ambiance. You can see the place full of locals and enthusiastic youngsters who making rounds of numerous bars and restaurants here.

The street art that adorns the walls here is another key attraction.

A trendy locality that should be on your wishlist!
A trendy locality that should be on your wishlist! | Source

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Half a day is suitable for exploring Fitzroy.

Fitzroy is popular for food and drinks, street art and all the trendy shopping.

Flinders Street Station

This iconic building stands tall in the heart of CBD and is one of the most popular structures in the city. Its famous row of clocks is a meeting point for locals and tourists alike.

Incidentally, the upper floors of this station were designed to host a gym, lecture hall and a ballroom.

A meeting point for locals and tourists
A meeting point for locals and tourists | Source

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It takes 7 minutes int the train from Southern Cross Station to Flinders.

Great place to meet up and connect with friends.

Federation Square

This is a focal point in the city which is always abuzz and alive with activities. It is also considered the cultural hub of Melbourne and a location where a lot of civic activities also take place.

Restaurants, bars and a range of specialty stores line the streets of Federation Square.

Cultural hub of Melbourne
Cultural hub of Melbourne | Source

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It is at a walking distance of 1 minute from Flinders street station.

You can visit Ian potter center and grab some authentic local food from eateries here.

Half a day would be ideal to explore Federation Square.

Great Ocean Road

This is undoubtedly one of the most scenic drives that you can have in Melbourne. It runs along the coastline between Allansford and Torquay in Victoria. Part of the Australian National Heritage List, the Grand Ocean Road extends to a length of 243 Km.

The route is famous for its natural rock formations and on a lucky day, you can even watch some of the wildlife in the area.

Perfect location for a long drive
Perfect location for a long drive | Source

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The great ocean road begins from Torquay which is at a driving distance of 1 hour from the city.

You can explore Apollo bay, take a helicopter flight, or admire the wildlife on the way.

St. Kilda

This is a beachside suburb in Melbourne. It attracts a large number of bagpackers and fitness enthusiasts. The trendy restaurants on the Acland and Carlisle street are another attraction at St. Kilda.

Music events and festivities continue throughout the day at St. Kilda and you will find the place vibrant and lively whenever you are here.

Relaxing is a way of life at St.Kilda
Relaxing is a way of life at St.Kilda | Source

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This is a great place for those in love with food and adventure.

You can get trains from Flinders station.

Chill at St. Kilda beach or visit the St. Kilda Sun baths, either way, the experience will be refreshing.

Yarra Valley

This is a wine-producing region that is very close to Melbourne city. Lush green vineyards are what make Yarra valley and exquisite location. This is undoubtedly one of the best locations to plan a day visit from Melbourne.

Besides wine tasting, you can also explore your creative instinct by visiting some art galleries which are located here.


A great place to taste some authentic wine
A great place to taste some authentic wine | Source

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This is a worth visiting place for food and drink enthusiasts.

You can even take a hot air balloon ride here to explore Yarra Valley from close quarters.

Phillip Island

This island is on the Southern Coast of Victoria state and is popular among locals in the city as well as the tourists. Fairy penguins are the most sought breeds here. You can also witness some fur seals here in a region known by the name of The Nobbies.

In a nutshell, this place is ideal for those who are in love with nature.

Connecting with nature is a natural instinct at Phillip Island
Connecting with nature is a natural instinct at Phillip Island | Source

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Watching penguins in Phillip island could be one of the most refreshing sights, you ever had,

Ideally, you can also kayak around the island.

The buzzing city life of the main city and the serene calmness of the suburbs is something that will strike you first when you are here. The lively people and the great ambiance is something that will definitely cast its spell on you.

Time to pack your bags and head to this beautiful city, we all know by the name of Melbourne!

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      Lovnish Thakur 

      13 months ago from Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India

      Thanks!

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      Liz Westwood 

      13 months ago from UK

      This is a very interesting and well-illustrated article. I would like to visit Australia one day.

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