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5 Fun Things To Do Around Melbourne This Weekend

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On an international scale, the world has consistently voted Melbourne as the world's most livable city. In fact, the locals always point out the best sights of the city and where to dine on the best cuisine. If you want the world's best margherita pizza, for example, check out 400 Gradi. From the laneway bars to the cafes, what gives the city a great reputation is how the things to do around Melbourne Australia often do not even cost you anything.

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Gallery Hopping

When you visit the National Gallery of Victoria, you will find an impressive collection of some of the biggest names like Constable, Drysdale and Rodin. These are permanent works, and you can see them for free at the international collections. This world-premier gallery can be found on St. Kilda Road, and tourists are quick to point out that the building itself is a work of art. You have the lofty stained-glass atrium that will become a breath of excitement to the art enthusiasts. Up the road, you have the Ian Potter Centre, which is known as the Federation Square. This Australian collection even includes some original Aboriginal works of art.


Taking a Melbourne Cruise

A Melbourne cruise helps you to appreciate the fine art of the Victoria Harbour or the Docklands. Melbourne offers the perfect place to take a cruise with its great year-round weather and lively Aussie party scene. Whether you want a boat hire Melbourne company for sightseeing the ravishing Melbourne shoreline or a place to have a wild Australian party, there are plenty of private boat charters available to you. Let’s take Oriental Queen Cruises as an example. They offers cruising that suited to a huge range of celebrations. Cruises can take you to all the exciting places around a city so that it feels like you are experiencing more of it.


Taking in the Rooftop Views

While you might not be wildly popular with the bartenders if you don't bust out some cash and buy a drink, one of the best ways to take in some stunning views of Melbourne is to visit their many rooftop bars. You have rooftop bars all around the city, so you do not have to necessarily fork over some cash for the touristy Sky Deck found at the Eureka Tower. For example, you have Madame Brussels and Swanston Street's Rooftop Bar and Cinema. Soak up Melbourne skyline while having a drink. It's a photographer's dream where you can snap some riveting pictures.

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Meandering around Melbourne's Markets

The locals love the markets, and you can tell a lot about a destination based on the markets. In Melbourne, you will find that the city has excellent marketplaces in almost all of the neighbourhoods. You can find secondhand treasures, handmade crafts, fresh local produce and gourmet hawker dishes. The best part about a stroll through the market is how it doesn't cost you a dime unless you find something that you really want. In Melbourne, you can try multiple food samples for taste testing. Queen Victoria Market is the more touristy market, but you also have Camberwell and the Rose Street Artists Market.

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Learn About Aboriginal History

Before the British colonised Australia two centuries ago, the aboriginals lived on the land, and when you visit the Koorie Heritage Trust Cultural Centre, you will see what it looked like before colonisation. You will also learn about some of the local Aboriginal artists.

Final Thought

The best things to do in Melbourne Australia will depend on your interests. If you like to tour at a more leisurely pace, then visiting the docks and taking a cruise will be a unique experience. Melbourne is known for having the best restaurants in all of Australia with famous chefs, and you can also tour the city on their trams. Aside from that, they have an artistic culture that has brought life and greater joy to the city. As a tourist, you have a lot of places to snap pictures of beautiful scenery, and there is also a wild party scene in Melbourne. Their laneway bars in particular are what have made them famous.

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