Located on the banks of the Yarra river, Melbourne, also referred to as Marvelous Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia. The discovery of gold in the year 1851 lead to a rise in population with many prospectors deciding to settle in the city. The goldfields yielded a vast amo unt of money , which was used in constructing numerous majestic buildings and in developing the city. Many of these buildingscan still be seen today and Melbourne boasts of having more Victorian architecture than any other city in the country.
There are a lot of things to see and do in Melbourne, that you might not have a clue where to start from. Here is a list of the city’s top attractions, which includes heritage sites, stunning wildlife, impressive public spaces, state-of-the-art museums and more:
Located in the heart of Southbank in the famous Eureka Tower, the Skydeck is a staggering 297 meters high, thus becoming Melbourne’s greatest point of view. The 88 levels high building offers a glass box that sticks out of the side of the 88th floor, just like a Willy Wonka style elevator with glass walls, floor and ceiling.
Discover Australia’s best coffee
Melbourne is home to some of the best coffee in Australia, perhaps the best coffee in the world. Visit the Degraves Street for laneway dining, where you will get the perfect coffee. Go there for breakfast/lunch to enjoy the complete experience.
Dine at Melbourne’s fantastic restaurants
Melbourne offers its visitors a wide range of culinary experiences, from the wonderful and mouthwatering street foods to the elegant and delicious fine dining experiences. Melbourne’s restaurants are always lively with visitors and newcomers.
Indulge in some shopping
Melbourne is perhaps the most fashion-forward city in Australia. The city offers Australian designers and most international brands. You can get the complete Melbourne shopping experience if you head out of the city to Chapel St in South Yarra, which is full of boutiques and cafes.
Situated just 4 km away from the city, the Melbourne zoo is a wonderful place to visit for international travelers to Australia. In addition to a wide array of Australia’s wildlife, the zoo also features many exotic animals from all over the world.
Located very close to the CBD on the Yarra river, the Melbourne aquarium provides a unique experience for families. With interactive animal encounters, avant-garde displays, diver presentations and animal feeding sessions, Melbourne Aquarium offers an excellent learning experience for every visitor.
No matter what your interests are, Melbourne will have them covered.
The city offers something for everyone at any time of year and that’s probably why it continues to hold the title of the most livable city year after year.