Melbourne, like its famed city laneways, is many layered. It’s a city that’s prolific in architecture, performance, live music and the visual arts. Melbourne is also sporty and outdoorsy, with a wealth of wonderful parks and close proximity to stunning beaches and bushland. The city regularly makes it into the world’s ‘most liveable’ lists.
As intriguing as the city centre is, it’s worth taking the time to explore at least a few inner city neighbourhoods. The main attraction is not going to be a must-see sight, rather it’s the quotidian pleasures that the city does so well: shopping, sipping coffee, strolling through a park, catching up at the pub. You’ll see what makes Melbourne tick.
Beyond Melbourne’s urban attractions, Victoria offers an astounding diversity of landscapes – from the prettily bucolic to the wild and windswept, from the alpine to the arid – all within a relatively small area. Dotted throughout this stunning scenery is a wealth of historic country towns. Outdoor adventure is as varied as the countryside itself: rockclimbing, horseriding, diving, surfing, sailing, skiing, hiking and mountain biking can all be attempted within just a few days.
We’ve developed five sightseeing itineraries (1-Day, 2-Day, 3-Day, 4-Day & 5-Day) by asking visitors to Melbourne to list their standout experiences and attractions they saw during their visit. We hope you use our guide to maximise the enjoyment of your trip to Melbourne.