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Top Melbourne Tips - Your Insider Tips for Melbourne

  • From the beach to the cafés, Melbourne’s distinct atmosphere enchants thousands of visitors every year...be the next to discover this wonderful city. We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top Melbourne tips. Here's what you told us...



    Get unique views of the city

    Mike Gregg says:

    Go to the top of the Eureka Tower for the amazing views from the observation deck.

    Rob Young says:

    Queen Victoria night market, great during the day - even better at night in the summer.


    Enjoy a beer

    Sander Kok says:

    In Melbourne there are two Belgian beer cafés. Even though I'm Dutch I loved it.

    Lennard Ramone says:

    Go to Section 8 in Chinatown. It's a beer garden without a pub, the only place I have ever seen that.


    Get your game on

    Barry Noonan says:

    MCG [Melbourne Cricket Ground] and an afternoon at the footie. Can't be beaten.

    Rizäl Oz says:

    Australian Open at Rod Laver Arena, F1 at Albert Park, AFL final at MCG.

    Mike Gregg says:

    Go to the MCG for the first day of the Boxing Day test match.

    Sander Kok says:

    Australian Open For those who like racing, Albert Park is a must.


    Sample the city's best flavours

    Julia Lawson says:

    Melbourne is a melting pot of amazing food. You can choose between authentic Italian pastas, steaming bowls of pho or dumplings in Chinatown. The food culture is very diverse there are not many cities in the world where you can encounter this.

    Evren Akbelen says:

    Go to centreway during lunch hour. Totally surreal experience.

    Joe Savage says:

    Eat some...dumplings at the Shanghai Dumpling house then pop next door to Section 8 for an outdoor beer...then head 'round the corner to the Rooftop Bar for nice views.

    Jo Parsons says:

    My favourite restaurant there was in Chinatown, called Gigi's! Absolutely brilliant food and really good value.

    Riordan van der Ven says:

    Get Lucky Coq, $4 pizzas!

    Tess Amarli Lillian says:

    Go to Lord of the Fries! The BEST chips and burgers I've ever eaten.


    Use the free trams

    Hannah Cocivera says:

    Free circle tram.

    Seefah Supannika says:

    Love their trams...



    Experience the café culture

    Björn Hallinder says:

    Sit down with a freshly brewed cuppa and watch the world go by! Melbourne's coffee culture is unique - a must-try, folks!


    Check out Federation Square

    Jo Parsons says:

    Make sure you make the most of Federation Square; there's brilliant cafés, the art gallery, the museum of Moving Image which is wicked. There's always something going on to see and do and you can even take your laptop down there and make the most of the free Wi-Fi!

    Cristiano Lazzari says:

    Fed square and Chapel street.


    Explore the suburbs

    Evren Akbelen says:

    Explore the laneways and inner suburbs (St Kilda, Fitzroy, Carlton, South Yarra, Hawthorn, etc).

    Julia Lawson says:

    Get out and explore the different cultural inner city suburbs of Richmond, South Yarra, Northcote, Carlton, Collingwood, Fitzroy, St Kilda. All have their own vibe and all with great cafés and coffee.


    Don't miss St Kilda

    Constance Yap says:

    St Kilda beach.

    Thomas Makowski says:

    Penguins at St Kilda pier.



    Mind the weather

    Emily Anthofer says:

    Dress for four seasons in one day!

    Tess Amarli Lillian says:

    Pack for four seasons in one day.



    And that's not all... You can find even more great tips from our Facebook fans here and here. Hopefully these top tips will help you make to most of your visit to Melbourne.


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  • From the beach to the cafés, Melbourne’s distinct atmosphere enchants thousands of visitors every year...be the next to discover this wonderful city. We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top Melbourne tips. Here's what you told us...



    Get unique views of the city

    Mike Gregg says:

    Go to the top of the Eureka Tower for the amazing views from the observation deck.

    Rob Young says:

    Queen Victoria night market, great during the day - even better at night in the summer.


    Enjoy a beer

    Sander Kok says:

    In Melbourne there are two Belgian beer cafés. Even though I'm Dutch I loved it.

    Lennard Ramone says:

    Go to Section 8 in Chinatown. It's a beer garden without a pub, the only place I have ever seen that.


    Get your game on

    Barry Noonan says:

    MCG [Melbourne Cricket Ground] and an afternoon at the footie. Can't be beaten.

    Rizäl Oz says:

    Australian Open at Rod Laver Arena, F1 at Albert Park, AFL final at MCG.

    Mike Gregg says:

    Go to the MCG for the first day of the Boxing Day test match.

    Sander Kok says:

    Australian Open For those who like racing, Albert Park is a must.


    Sample the city's best flavours

    Julia Lawson says:

    Melbourne is a melting pot of amazing food. You can choose between authentic Italian pastas, steaming bowls of pho or dumplings in Chinatown. The food culture is very diverse there are not many cities in the world where you can encounter this.

    Evren Akbelen says:

    Go to centreway during lunch hour. Totally surreal experience.

    Joe Savage says:

    Eat some...dumplings at the Shanghai Dumpling house then pop next door to Section 8 for an outdoor beer...then head 'round the corner to the Rooftop Bar for nice views.

    Jo Parsons says:

    My favourite restaurant there was in Chinatown, called Gigi's! Absolutely brilliant food and really good value.

    Riordan van der Ven says:

    Get Lucky Coq, $4 pizzas!

    Tess Amarli Lillian says:

    Go to Lord of the Fries! The BEST chips and burgers I've ever eaten.


    Use the free trams

    Hannah Cocivera says:

    Free circle tram.

    Seefah Supannika says:

    Love their trams...



    Experience the café culture

    Björn Hallinder says:

    Sit down with a freshly brewed cuppa and watch the world go by! Melbourne's coffee culture is unique - a must-try, folks!


    Check out Federation Square

    Jo Parsons says:

    Make sure you make the most of Federation Square; there's brilliant cafés, the art gallery, the museum of Moving Image which is wicked. There's always something going on to see and do and you can even take your laptop down there and make the most of the free Wi-Fi!

    Cristiano Lazzari says:

    Fed square and Chapel street.


    Explore the suburbs

    Evren Akbelen says:

    Explore the laneways and inner suburbs (St Kilda, Fitzroy, Carlton, South Yarra, Hawthorn, etc).

    Julia Lawson says:

    Get out and explore the different cultural inner city suburbs of Richmond, South Yarra, Northcote, Carlton, Collingwood, Fitzroy, St Kilda. All have their own vibe and all with great cafés and coffee.


    Don't miss St Kilda

    Constance Yap says:

    St Kilda beach.

    Thomas Makowski says:

    Penguins at St Kilda pier.



    Mind the weather

    Emily Anthofer says:

    Dress for four seasons in one day!

    Tess Amarli Lillian says:

    Pack for four seasons in one day.



    And that's not all... You can find even more great tips from our Facebook fans here and here. Hopefully these top tips will help you make to most of your visit to Melbourne.


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