One of the most inexhaustible cities in Australia, Melbourne is a hotspot of visitors of all ages to Australia . There is a cosmopolitan vibe to the city, as well entertainment and activities available 24/7.
The city perches atop the Yarra River and, while the climate is variable with locals referring to ‘four seasons in a day’, during the summer months you can still expect sunshine and time to enjoy the outdoor sights and sounds.
Melbourne is known for its sporting activities, having held the 2006 Commonwealth Games and claiming the title of ‘World’s Ultimate Sports City ‘. Sporting fans will enjoy watching cricket at the famous MCG, football of the Australian variety, and Melbourne plays host to the Australian Open tennis.
However, Melbourne has more to offer than just sport. There are also countless art galleries and exhibitions, each offering something special and unique, as well as designer boutiques and coffee shops for your pleasure.
If you are looking to move out of the city, Melbourne provides a great base for day trips to the Ocean Road and the Yarra Valley, or the Mornington Peninsula where you can take a jet boat out for the day and experience high twists and turns, or even do a spot of dolphin and whale watching.
The action doesn’t stop at night time in Melbourne either. With bars, dancing and musical acts as regular events, you can expect to be entertained from dusk ’til dawn.
Arts Centre Sunday Markets
This is truly Melbourne’s premier market in the busy Southbank precinct just a short walk over the bridge from Flinders Street Station. A real favorite for those seeking treasures not found anywhere else.
Queen Victoria Markets
Queen Victoria Markets are the largest open air market in the southern hemisphere with over 1000 traders. You find everything you could want from fresh produce to an array of arts and crafts, you could stroll through the market for hours finding new and exciting products by the minute.
South Melbourne Market
South Melbourne Market is the oldest continuing market operating in Melbourne with the perfect mix of fresh produce and general merchandise. There are more than 140 stalls, selling the freshest organic and locally grown produce, unique fashion, shoes, gifts, homewares and other hidden treasures. You’ll also find florists, pet supplies, jewellery, massage therapists, hairdressers, books and bicycles!
The Gaslight Summer Night Markets
The Gaslight Night Markets are a great place to enjoy light entertainment from buskers, enjoy international cuisine and meet with local traders. This market has a new age section with stalls offering natural health products, tarot readings, spirit guide drawings and many alternative health ideas.