If you’ve had enough of Europe and its amazing cities, your next trip should be Australia. Besides the fact that you get to visit an entire new continent and enjoy wonderful water sports, Australia is also known for its vibrant cities where adventure and parties are good friends.
What you can see and do as a tourist
First of all, you have to know that Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria, the Australian taste where wine and food are at a high place. Victoria is well-known all over the world for its vineyards and flavorful wines that result. So, it’s no wonder when people will guide you to try the best food and wine in the city.
The best restaurant you can visit here is called Attica and it’s one of the top 50 restaurants in the world. If you’re not in for a fancy dinner, you can always try Greek, Spanish, or even Mexican food; Melbourne has it all!
Once you finished eating, your next stop should be at one of the best bars and party places in town. Just keep in mind that here, rooftop parties are something extremely usual. Starting with cocktails and ending with a fine wine could be the best way to spend your evening.
If you didn’t know by now, we’ll tell you: Melbourne is the cradle of many sports appreciated all over the world. Thus, you can see legendary venues that you admired only on TV until now. We recommend the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Spring Racing Carnival. Of course, there is also a Melbourne Cup and a Formula 1 track for when the competition starts.
If you’re not that into sports, you can always take a walk and admire the city. Actually, this is a step of the trip you shouldn’t miss! Melbourne is vibrant and full of life so you’ll get to see a unique combination of graffiti (highly artistic), one-off boutiques, laneways, and arcades. Of course, there are more imposing things to admire like the Melbourne Museum, St Patrick’s or Saint Paul’s Cathedral – both from Victorian times, or the gorgeous Manchester Unity Building.
Out of the city
Even though you’re here to admire the city, you should take one day off and admire the surroundings. Believe me, it’s worth it! If you’ve never heard of the Yarra Valley, you should know that it is located at about 90 minutes by car, at the East. Here you can enjoy handmade chocolate (yum!), world-class wines, and artisan cheese. What more could you want?
But that’s not all! At the Healesville Sanctuary you can see and even play with koala bears! If that’s not your thing, the area surrounding Melbourne is also blessed with wonderful beaches and high waves – perfect for surfing.
As you can see, you won’t get bored in Melbourne and I am sure you will want to return. This wonderful city has a lot to offer and the people are amazing and full of positive energy.