Melbourne Pocket Guide

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Rivalling Sydney as Australia's number one city, Melbourne is famously the country's most European city. Capital of Victoria, here you will find some of Australia's coolest bars, restaurants and cafés. While it doesn't have the harbour or beaches of its eastern counterpart, it does have some of the country's trendiest neighbourhoods. It is also the home of Aussie Rules Football which is a massive part of Victorian life. This is a city that's just as pleasant to visit for three days as it is to live in for three months.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Melbourne.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Melbourne... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Melbourne.

Melbourne City Reviews

  • 90%


    Melbourne is a great city!

    So much to do, art, culture, theatre and great atmosphere in this city. The people are friendly. Great suburbs with lots of character and amazing cafe's everywhere. Food is great, so many options and so easy to cater for vegetarians/vegans/coeliacs. A great city. Free transport around the CBD makes it so easy to get around, great transport links across the city too and never have to wait long for a tram or train.

  • 80%


    Melbourne City

    There is a lot going on in terms of Art/Music/Culture - However, it's pricey. $10 for pints of beer and food isn't cheap either and if you're a backpacker looker for a nice meal, you'll struggle.

    Insider Tip:Cherry Bar - Rock 'n' Roll. Redlove - $5 pints - Cheapest place I've seen. Ding Dong Lounge - Music is class. CBD Trams - FREE!

  • 50%


    I only spent a few days in Melbourne and managed to see quite ages things including the great ocean road with bun yup tours. Shame the weather took a turn for the worse on my last full day.

  • 90%


    The World's Most Liveable City

    I love this city. The longer you stay here the better it gets. Definitely the best place I have experienced in Australia.

    Insider Tip:Find a hostel outside the city centre. There are so many cafes and shops in the suburbs around the city like Richmond and Carlton that are fantastic. And you are close enough if you need to get to the big events at MCG and Australian Open tennis.

  • 70%


    cool vibe!

    when i arrived in melbourne i really felt like i was at home (london). There's lots places to eat and go to and could see myself setting for few years in the future.

    Insider Tip:Go see the penguins on st kilda beach after sunset

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