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5 Great Camping Spots not far from Melbourne

melbourneaus / April 3, 2021
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Melbourne’s Best Forgotten Fishing Spots

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Melbournes 5 Most Expensive Suburbs

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When Can I Fly To Melbourne?

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Melbourne’s 5 Best Backpacker Hostels

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What Area Should A Backpacker Stay in Melbourne?

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WHY MELBOURNE?

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  • Melbourne is one of the most liveable cities in the world

    Currently, Melbourne is currently the second-most liveable city in the world and the most liveable in Australia! There are a few reasons why Melbourne is considered such a great place to live: there are multiple public transport options, relatively low crime rates, and plenty of jobs.

  • Melbourne is home to world-class research facilities

    As a creative city home to world-class academics and an exciting entrepreneurial spirit, if you study in Melbourne you’ll soon be thinking outside the box

  • Melbourne’s laneway culture is rich, vivid and exciting.

    Melbourne’s winding alleyways are magical; they’ll probably make you feel as though you’ve stepped into a real-life Wonderland. The city is well-known across Australia for its vibrant laneway culture, which is brimming with bustling shopping arcades, wandering musicians, live music, quiet street-side book cafes… and the occasional secret street party!

  • It’s Australia’s cultural capital

    Melbourne’s eccentricity, creativity and love of the arts is universally famous.

    If you want to absorb some of Melbourne’s culture, check out the National Gallery of Victoria, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Plus, the city is home to more underground art movements, such as zine fairs (look out for Festival of the Photocopier), artist collectives, record stores, swing dancing clubs… the list goes on.

  • It’s ‘Australia’s best student city’

    Melbourne’s been regularly named Australia’s ‘best student city’ for local and international students – it’s the third-best student city in the world! This means that Melbourne excels in affordability, employer activity, desirability and student view. Here is proof.

Melbourne is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. At the city's centre is the modern Federation Square development, with plazas, bars, and restaurants by the Yarra River.
Melbourne is the capital city of the state of Victoria and is home to more than five million people. We have a proud history of cultural diversity – we’re made up of many different people from all kinds of cultures and all ages. We’re inclusive, progressive and respectful of people’s differences.

5 Great Camping Spots not far from Melbourne

By melbourneaus | April 3, 2021

5 Great Camping Spots not far from Melbourne There’s nothing quite like the sense of liberation that comes with camping. It can be pure joy to load up the car with tents, sleeping bags, fold-up chairs, and an esky or two in search of some serenity to counterbalance the craziness of modern life. If you …

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Melbourne’s Best Forgotten Fishing Spots

By melbourneaus | April 3, 2021

Melbourne’s Best Forgotten Fishing Spots When it comes to fishing, Melbourne has a lot to say. Throughout the city and beyond, there are numerous rivers, creeks, beaches, and rockpools to enjoy. In and around Melbourne, there are numerous fishing spots, some of which have barbecue facilities where you can cook up your catch (snapper, whiting, …

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Melbournes 5 Most Expensive Suburbs

By melbourneaus | April 3, 2021

Melbournes 5 Most Expensive Suburbs Melbourne is regularly voted one of the most livable cities in the world, thanks to its coffee, culture, and colorful laneways. However, just like any city, some areas are more livable than others. Certain suburbs are more costly than others, whether it’s because of beautiful Victorian architecture or chic seaside …

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When Can I Fly To Melbourne?

By melbourneaus | April 3, 2021

When Can I Fly To Melbourne? Unforeseen challenges triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic have taken a significant toll on countries across the world. The economies around the globe are buzzing with uncertainty and the people are under a considerable strain. The governments and the authorities in charge of countries and cities have taken substantial measures …

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Melbourne’s 5 Best Backpacker Hostels

By melbourneaus | April 3, 2021

Melbourne’s 5 Best Backpacker Hostels Australia has gained its popularity as the dream backpacker’s destination. A country rich in history, iconic landscapes, and friendly people. A visit to any of the capital cities is an adventure waiting to be had. Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city as well as its most established metropolis is no exception. …

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What Area Should A Backpacker Stay in Melbourne?

By melbourneaus | March 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

What Area Should A Backpacker Stay in Melbourne? Are you planning to go on a backpacking adventure in Melbourne but not sure where to stay? Whether you’re looking to eat and party or just like to have a culture trip, these suburbs got you covered. Read on. St. Kilda When it comes to live music …

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Melbourne’s Best Authentic Italian Wood Fired Pizza Oven Shops

By melbourneaus | March 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Melbourne’s Best Authentic Italian Wood Fired Pizza Oven Shops Wood fired ovens are a perfect choice if you are looking forward to taste a delightful and sumptuous Italian pizza. With tons of available wood fired pizza oven shops in Melbourne, it is quite confusing which you should choose. Want to know Melbourne’s top pizza oven …

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Footscrays Best Japanese Restaurants

By melbourneaus | January 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

FOOTSCRAYS BEST JAPANESE RESTAURANTS #1 OKAMI FOOTSCRAY Awesome !!! ★★★★★ We have sampled them all, and Okami gets 5 stars Description Did somebody say sushi? OKAMI Footscray located on Hopkins Street serves up spectacular Japanese cuisine to the Melbourne masses. The food at OKAMI Footscray is as colourful and vibrant as it is fresh and …

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Thai Town in QV Melbourne CBD

By admin | December 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Thai Town in QV Melbourne CBD All ordering is done through an online ordering qr code system, quick, easy to order, meals are served super fast. They Yentafo is amazing, if you are a thai food lover. Popular Dishes Pad Thai, Cocktails, Curry, Dessert People Say This Place Is Known For Elaborate Menu, Good Music, …

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London Bridge Portsea Victoria

By melbourneaus | December 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

We Take A Look At London Bridge In Portsea Vic Just a cruisy walk from the car park down onto Portsea back beach you’ll find the London Bridge; one of the most impressive and unique rock formations that lines the Mornington Peninsula coastline. “The Pen” (local slang for Mornington Peninsula) is well known for being …

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Things to Do in Melbourne

Melbourne is a hip, dynamic metropolis, with an exciting city centre, inner-city neighborhoods that are full of unique character, and lush green parks and mountain ranges where you can enjoy Australian nature at its finest.

The city is known for its many laneways, its cultural diversity, excellent dining options for all budgets, and amazing street art. It’s also known for being the coffee capital of the world, and for being regularly voted as the world’s most livable city!
It’s official: you’ll find the world’s best coffee in Melbourne, as voted by over a thousand users on website booking.com.

Get a cup of coffee in Melbourne

Melbourne beat out many of the world’s most renowned coffee cities, such as Rome and Vienna, for the title; you’ll certainly know why once you see how committed Melbourne baristas are to their craft.

It’s actually hard to find a bad cup of coffee in Melbourne: the city touts itself as a world leader in coffee and café culture, and the inhabitants are proud to be coffee snobs! Cafes in London even advertise that they have Melbourne baristas, as Australian and New Zealander baristas essentially brought high-quality coffee to the city.

Melbourne even plays host to a coffee expo, and the 2014 world barista champion Pete Licata (from the USA) has described coffee culture in Melbourne as “incredible”. If you’re a coffee lover, you’ve come to the right place!

You’ll find great coffee just wandering through the laneways of the city, and there are actually tailored tours available to coffee aficionados: check out Hidden Secret Tours or Melbourne Coffee Tours for details.

The National Gallery- Heading up St Kilda Road, you will come across a monumental bluestone building on your left. Designed by Sir Roy Grounds, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has a collection of more than 73,000 works of art. Make your way through the arched entrance, behind the wall of water and towards the Great Hall to see the world’s largest stained-glass ceiling, which casts a kaleidoscope of colours onto the gallery floor. Aside from its permanent collection, NGV also holds exhibitions and special events such as the annual Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series.

The National Gallery of Victoria

Heading up St Kilda Road, you will come across a monumental bluestone building on your left. Designed by Sir Roy Grounds, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has a collection of more than 73,000 works of art. Make your way through the arched entrance, behind the wall of water and towards the Great Hall to see the world’s largest stained-glass ceiling, which casts a kaleidoscope of colours onto the gallery floor. Aside from its permanent collection, NGV also holds exhibitions and special events such as the annual Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series.

The Royal Botanic Gardens

From the air, these stunning, 38-hectare gardens suggest a set of giant green lungs in the middle of the city. Drawing over two million visitors annually, it's considered one of the finest examples of Victorian-era landscaping in the world. Here you'll find global plantings and a range of Australian flora. Mini ecosystems, a herb garden and an indigenous rainforest are set amid vast, picnic-friendly lawns and black-swan-spotted ponds. Be sure to book the Aboriginal Heritage Walk.

In summer the gardens play host to Moonlight Cinema and theatre performances. Other features include the 19th-century Melbourne Observatory for tours of the night sky, and the excellent, nature-based Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden, a whimsical, child-scaled place that invites kids and their parents to explore, discover and imagine.

The visitor centre is the departure point for tours, some of which are free and all of which should be booked by calling ahead (see the website for details). Close by, the National Herbarium, established in 1853, contains more than a million dried botanical specimens used for plant-identification purposes.