50 things to do in the city of Melbourne

50 things to do in the city of Melbourne

Moving to Melbourne two years ago was by far the best thing I have ever done and starting this little Melbourne blog has been pretty great! I can’t express how much I love this place and all that goes on! There is literally something to do every minute of day and there is no excuse not to get out and enjoy this beautiful, crazy, busy, bustling city!

Melbourne goes above and beyond to impress its visitors. A trip to Melbourne is not just about seeing, but about eating, tasting, trying, watching and listening.

50 things to do in the city of Melbourne50 things to do in the city of Melbourne

Here are my top 50 things to do in the city of Melbourne:

  1. Plan a day trip to The Melbourne Zoo
  2. Go to The Sea life Aquarium (Read my review of the Aquarium here!)
  3. Check out what’s on at the Princess Theatre
  4. Put on your joggers and go for a run around the Tan
  5. Visit Messina in Collingwood for the best icecream you have EVER tasted
  6. Go to the Prahran Market and make sure you get a salad from Kook’s Kitchen
  7. Visit the Queen Victoria Markets and stock up on fresh fruit and veggies for the week
  8. Plan a shopping day at Melbourne Central (Make sure to stop by my favourite store Lush!)
  9. Do yourself a favour and get some Churros at San Churro
  10. Take a ride on the city circle tram
  11. Plan a day trip to Phillip island
  12. Visit the Eureka Skydeck
  13. Spend the afternoon on Sydney Road bar hopping (Make sure you stop into The Penny Black)
  14. Ride the Melbourne Star
  15. Visit Docklands
  16. Spend the day at Scienceworks
  17. Visit the National Gallery of Victoria
  18. Take a picnic to The Royal Botanic Gardens
  19. Have a rooftop drink at Naked For Satan in Fitzroy
  20. Road trip to the Werribee Open Range Zoo
  21. Get into Retrostar on the corner of Flinders Lane and Swanston.
  22. Go to the Melbourne Museum
  23. Visit the state library of victoria
  24. Wander down Lygon Street
  25. Spend the day shopping along Chapel Street
  26. Visit Hosier Lane
  27. Have a picnic at Fitzroy Gardens
  28. Day trip to the Mornington Peninsula
  29. Have brunch at Oscar Cooper (I can highly recommend the eggs benedict)
  30. Plan a North side pub crawl
  31. Feast on yum cha at Flower Drum
  32. Go for swim/walk/picnic at St Kilda beach
  33. Visit  H&M (you can literally spend a whole day in there!)
  34. Have an IKEA day out
  35. Find a concert to go to
  36. Go to Crown Casino and (try to) win big!
  37. Visit the Ice Bar in Southbank
  38. Go to see the Shrine of Remembrance
  39. Take your camera along and visit St. Paul’s Cathedral and Flinders St Station
  40. Discover the city and explore it’s laneways
  41. Attend a local yoga class
  42. Check out Galactic Circus
  43. Eat your way through the city (literally – go on a café/restaurant crawl)
  44. Day trip to the Great Ocean Road
  45. Day trip to the Yarra Valley wineries
  46. Go indoor rock climbing at The Hardrock in the city
  47. Try your best to get out of the Escape Rooms
  48. Plan a shopping day at The Emporium
  49. Put on your dancing shoes and go salsa dancing at The Nightcat
  50. Take a book/your laptop and set yourself up for the day under a tree at Princes Park in Brunswick

Happy Exploring!

50 things to do in the city of Melbourne50 things to do in the city of Melbourne

**Originally posted on January 19th 2015, updated on September 22nd 2015.

Shannon Clarke - Editor, The Wild Hideaway

Shannon is a travel and lifestyle writer with a keen taste for global adventure – whether it be snorkeling in the waters of Fiji, or exploring the art and architecture of Barcelona. When Melbourne calls her back home, she spends most of her time exploring and planning weekend road trips. To fund all of her trips, Shannon is a freelance writer and marketer – she was named the Australian Young Marketer of the year in 2017!

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  1. October 2015 / 3:30 am

    A fantastic guide Shannon, it makes me realise why I’m so in love with Melbourne. It’s also a delight to see that people are enjoying escape rooms, it;s always a fun way to spend an hour panicking together as a group 🙂

  2. heidi b
    September 2015 / 7:57 pm

    love that you put in links 🙂 looking at all the websites now!!! thankyou x

  3. May 2015 / 6:30 am

    Love this! Soo many things to do in Melbs 🙂

  4. Lucy M
    January 2015 / 2:47 am

    The escape rooms and lunch at Oscar Cooper… that’s my kind of day 🙂

    • February 2015 / 6:35 am

      Sounds positively great to me too! Great minds think alike 🙂

      Shannon xo

  5. Sally Mac
    January 2015 / 2:44 am

    Looks like I’ll have to plan a day trip to Melbourne! Some great ideas there!

    • February 2015 / 6:37 am

      Yes you definitely should! You should also keep me posted on what you get up to!

      Thanks for stopping by TWH.

      Shannon xo

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