From Coffee to Culture: Making the Most of Melbourne

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Making the most of Melbourne is not so difficult. The fact is that Melbourne has so much on offer, you'd be hard-pressed to cram everything into such a short trip. In fact, if you really wanted to make the most of it, you'd have to move there! But let's show you some of the things that you really need to do in Melbourne right now! 

Sample the Nightlife

From the Melbourne nightclubs to the upmarket eateries such as Cumulus Up, you've got a lot to choose from. But for our money, the best place to go is Boilermaker House. Located in Melbourne's Central Business District, there are plenty of charcuterie plates on offer, cheese boards, and plenty of whiskey and beer for you to consume! An amazing place to hang out with friends late into the night after a long week. 

The Amazing Exhibitions

If you are a culture vulture, you've got to head to the National Gallery of Victoria on St Kilda Road. Australia's oldest art museum, they are always showcasing international art exhibitions with classic works, as well as the latest contemporary talents. The museum has been home to works from New York City's MoMA gallery as well as the big names like Warhol and Van Gogh. 

The Great Ocean Road

With a stretch of road that goes from Torquay to Warrnambool, you get plenty of opportunities to witness the beautiful ocean and experience the sights and sounds of nature. It is a stretch of road that takes you 4 hours to drive from top to bottom, but that's without stops! Take the opportunity to venture on a day trip and reconnect with nature, whether it involves horse riding, walking, or surfing! 

Head to Degraves Street

A little lane that connects Flinders Street and Flinders Lane, it is like a little piece of Paris tucked away! Look around the stationery stores as well as sample some tasty homemade gelato, there is plenty on offer for you to get your dose of cafe culture, while also feeling approximately 34% French! 

Learn About the First People of Melbourne

Based within the Melbourne Museum the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre was originally developed to help Aboriginal people interpret their heritage. If you are looking to celebrate the vibrancy of Melbourne and look at really interesting exhibitions about their culture, it is a must-see! With traditional performances, artworks, and even storytelling rituals it's an amazing way to dig deep into the background of the original people of Melbourne. The Deep Listening space is a particular highlight, as you can hear Victorian Aboriginals telling the stories of their culture first-hand. 

A Day Trip to the Yarra Valley

If you like to venture around old vineyards and farmhouses while quaffing a glass of Cab Sav, this is the best way to do it! The cellar doors of the famous wineries are open every weekend, where you can learn the intricacies of winemaking, but if you aren't interested in the history, you can also get your fill of wine, not to mention cheese, chocolate, and ice cream. You could even do this for free at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery

Experience the Entire Downtown on a Tram

As obvious as it sounds, even native Melburnians have never likely been on the tram from beginning to end. One of the best ways to actually get around, you can get on the tram for free, as long as you stay within the city centre. So if you're feeling in tourist mode, you can cover a lot of ground for nothing! 

Drink a Coffee at Proud Mary

Coffee is in the blood of traditional Melburnians. You can throw a dart up in the air and it's likely it will land on a coffee house. Proud Mary is one of the standouts that can you give you your daily dose of some of the finest artisan coffee makers in the Southern Hemisphere! 

Watch an Australian Rules Football Game!

Even if you are not so keen on sports, you can't go away from Melbourne without saying that you've not witnessed an Aussie Rules football game! Venture to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, get a pie and a beer and shout your head off! 

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There is just too much for anybody to do in Melbourne. In fact, if you really want to make the most of Melbourne you’re just going to have to move there! There is so much to cover; from culture to coffee and everything in-between, Melbourne has it all!

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