Four places to visit in Melbourne this year

Brimming with things to do, Melbourne enchants all who visit. A vibrant city that’s bursting with creativity, constantly creating new art and has a creative buzz, quite unlike anywhere else in Australia. There’s so much to see and do in Victoria’s heart that it’s almost impossible to narrow it down.

We’ve put together a list of four of our favourite places to visit in Melbourne, to help make planning your 2020 adventure after-isolation a little easier:

Visit the Shrine of Remembrance

The Shrine of Remembrance is one of the most iconic sites in the city. The national war memorial of Victoria is a stunning tribute to the Australian soldiers and hosts ceremonies of remembrance on all of the key military anniversaries. While your visit might not coincide with a service, the views from the shrine are incredible any day of the week. Head there to explore the shrine and get breath-taking views of the Melbourne city skyline.

Spend the night at Melbourne Zoo

What could be better than getting up close and personal with some of the most fascinating creatures on the planet? At Melbourne Zoo you can do just that and get the chance to sleepover too. As one of the best things to do in Melbourne, you’ll be treated to dinner and breakfast, camping out in the Historic Elephant Exhibit and get to visit all the nocturnal animal enclosures too.

Admire the artwork in Hosier Lane

Hosier Lane is a constantly evolving laneway that is littered with incredible street art. Awash with colourful designs, it’s one of the most visited tourist destinations in the city and it’s easy to see why, with so much creative spirit splashed on the walls. Grab a coffee and leisurely wander the lane as you take in all the exciting displays.

Soak up the sun in St Kilda

A visit to the beach side suburb of St Kilda is a must for anyone visiting Melbourne in 2020. Just a short tram ride away from the CBD, you’ll find golden sandy beaches, lively bars and a unique chilled out vibe. Enjoy a stroll along the sands of the famous Brighton Beach to look at the bright coloured beach huts, before heading for an afternoon jam-packed with fun at the famous Luna Park theme park. In the evening, there are craft markets, lively bars and star strewn skies to gaze at in this chilled out and much-loved corner of Melbourne.

These are just some of the top sights to see and things to do in Melbourne in 2020. With an exciting calendar of sporting and cultural events lined up too, there’s always something fun going off.

Shannon Clarke - Editor, The Wild Hideaway
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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