Trip Moment Recommendations
Great Ocean Road
I miss the breathtaking view! Melbourne is all about sightseeing and nature. It is really a good place for you to rest and recharge. But, it would be great if you can drive so that you can experience what it is like to be on a road trip!
It takes about 1.5 hours or so to drive from Melbourne to the Great Ocean Road, with touristy spots such as Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, The Arch & The Grotto.
Enjoy the drive along the coast taking in the magnificent view!
#australia #melbourne #travels #hiddengems #holiday
Must Visit: National Gallery of Victoria 🇦🇺
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne is a cultural masterpiece that left an indelible mark on my artistic soul. Stepping into this world-class gallery was like entering a treasure trove of human creativity.
The NGV's vast collection spans centuries and continents, offering an exquisite journey through art history. From classical masterpieces to contemporary installations, every corner is a visual delight. The stained glass ceiling in the Great Hall and the water wall in the NGV International building are architectural wonders in themselves.
What truly sets NGV apart is its commitment to accessibility. It welcomes art enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds with interactive displays and thought-provoking exhibitions.
Whether you're an art aficionado or a casual visitor, the NGV is a cultural gem that never ceases to inspire and captivate. It's a testament to Melbourne's vibrant artistic spirit and a must-visit destination for anyone seeking creative enlightenment.
#australia #instatravel #melbourne
Acland Street Car Show, Trip to the Past
#timetotravel #australia #melbourne #cars #vintage
Acland Street, a historical stretch of street in St. Kilda area that is filled with restaurants and shops.
I walked around the area during Father’s Day (Sep 3rd) and apparently they were having a classic car and bike show! It was a competition of vintage vehicles and the vibe there was just amazing!
Check out some of the cars displayed during the show by swiping through some photos above.
📍 Acland Street Father’s Day Classic Car And Bike Show
The majestic State Library of Victoria
The majestic State Library of Victoria in the heart of Melbourne is a must-visit for any bibliophile or architecture enthusiast. As one of the first sights that greeted me in the city, its imposing façade and domed roof demand attention. Venturing inside, I was amazed by the sheer scale of the place - over 2 million books spread across multiple floors open to the public. The highlight is undoubtedly the grand reading room, with its soaring ceilings and rows of long wooden tables under a glittering stained glass dome. It's easy to imagine the ghosts of scholars past hunched studiously over their work.
Yet the library also manages to blend 19th century grandeur with modern technology seamlessly. While preserving its heritage, there are now computers and wifi access scattered throughout for digital-age visitors. The addition of a children's garden and play area make it family-friendly too. Beyond the books, there are interesting temporary exhibitions to enjoy as well as the fascinating Cowen Gallery chronicling the library's history since it opened in 1854.
Don't miss experiencing one of Melbourne's top free attractions for yourself. Come armed with your camera to capture the beautiful architecture. Pick a table in the magnificent reading room, whispering almost feels forbidden! Wander through the shelves or get lost in the non-fiction depths. With knowledgeable staff, accessible resources, and inviting spaces, the State Library offers a little slice of bookish heaven in Victoria's capital.
#Melbourne #VisitMelbourne #MelbourneLife #MelbourneArts #TravelTuesday #Bibliophile
Best Place to Welcome Spring Season 🌺
#timetotravel #australia #melbournetrip #melbourne #botanicalgarden
It’s the season to enjoy beautiful flowers, vibrant colors, and warmer weather!
And where could be a better place to enjoy this lovely season than the Botanical Garden, or “The Tan” as local calls it? 😍
It’s free to enter and with such big area, it’s a lovely place to have a picnic with your friends and family, take your dogs for a walk, or just stroll and enjoy the sunny days marking the end of winter days.
Swipe to see some beautiful flowers shots 📸
📍 Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens.
- Birdwood Avenue, St. Kilda, Melbourne
- Opens Daily 7:30 - 17:30
Hidden Cozy Studio at St. Kilda, Melbourne
With such high increase in rent prices in Australia, finding a place to stay that is still within budget and located not too far from CBD is a real task! ESPECIALLY if you’re looking for more than 1 month stay. Hotels are crazy expensive and most affordable units are located so far away in suburb.
I found this unit at Monmarte Apartment through Pearl Apartment, and with the price, the location was just perfect for my stay.
Address - 92 Grey St, St. Kilda, Melbourne 3182
How to Get There - plenty of trams and public bus’ stops around. Just search on Google Maps and you’ll find everything :)
Facility - Studio Room with comfy double bed, big sofa, spacious area to also get some workout done, TV with Netflix, nice kitchen with oven-stove unit and super complete kitchenwares and cutleries, bathroom with bathub, dedicated parking spot.
What’s Around - SO MANY cafes and restaurants around. Woolworths Metro, Woolworths and Coles Local less than 10 minutes away.
Price per night - A$ 80 / night
#freehotelstay #melbourne #australia
Melbourne’s Iconic Colorful Bathing Boxes
#melbournetrip #visitmelbourne #melbourne #australia
It’s winter time here Down Under but that means the beach is not as crowded as usual. It was a sunny 15 degree Celcius and I got myself out to Brighton Beach to check out those iconic colorful bathing boxes! It was relatively easy to get there with public bus, 5-10 minutes walk from the stop, and you’ll get there!
As it is the only things to see at Brighton Beach, 15-30 minutes are probably enough if you don’t need to take photo on each of those boxes. You can head to some cafes around, just make sure to be there before 3PM because the cafes close early.
How to Get There : drive, take taxi, or take public Bus 600, 922 or 923 (pay attention to the schedule though, it only comes every 20-30mins)
Gem Pier, Port Phillip Bay, Williamstown, VIC
It’s a perfect port for exploring early Victoria’s maritime, dining establishments and outdoor activities.
It’s currently house the museum ship, HMAS Castlemaine, docked here.
It was launched in 1941 and had been active during the WWII. In 1945 it was decommissioned into reserve floating museum and visitors can inspect a fascinating collection of nautical exhibit
Entry fee as well as queuing is necessary. #urbanexplorer #celebratewithtrip #境外遊 #mytripvlog #tripblazers #awesomepic #passionpassport #gempier #Melbourne #yuppijetrip2018 #yuppijeinmelbourne2018 #HMASCastleMaine
Different parts of Melbourne Central
Melbourne central with many different shops to offers, many objects to appreciate, and last but not least is that it is easily accessible by train. Most of the photos were just some of the uniqueness of the place has to offer. You have to look closely to find all of them. Especially the clock, you must get the timing right to see the little concert. Almost forgot another word of advice if you plan to go to the escape room experience there, don't forget to bring something that can help identify your age cause if you don't you can't get in. Just like me. 🥲
#melbourne #hiddengem #randomefinds
State Library Victoria speed run photos
It is a nice and beautiful place to be and a must visit place if you ever come to Melbourne. It was on my Melbourne checklist, so one down. I heard that sometimes you got to see a proposal happen in there that gotta be fun to see 😄. My biggest regret after visiting is that I don't have enough time to savor all the surroundings or maybe just to sit down and read a book. I go there on my last day, and the time is cutting close for my flight. well, on the bright side, I still have more stuff I want to see in there.
#melbourne #statelibrary #mustvisit
Hipster and Cultural Melbourne
Melbourne is one of Australia's main cities and boasts all the conveniences of a city.
It is however a city that is marked with culture and vibes, as evidenced in this city oozing with culturally beautiful attractions. It seems as if every corner of this city is therefore an Instagram worthy moment.
You'll find monumental victorian buildings whose exteriors are just as stunning as their interiors. Various alleys around the city will amaze you with their meticulous art and graffiti.
Finally don't forget to leave without trying Melbourne's famous coffee, which is done right. Its food scene is also to die for; you'll find fusions and blends of all delicious food!
#melbournetrip #Melbourne #Australia #travel #explore #culture #city
Docklands, Central Pier
It’s one of the largest urban projects adjacent to Melbourne’s CBD, mostly on the banks of Yarra River.
Its a modern harbour dominated by colourful harbour front for dining, retail, leisure entertainment.
Its home to a number of heritage buildings that have been retained and also landmarks such as the Observation Wheel, Dockland Park etc.
#melbourne #docklands #urbanexplorer #境外遊 #mytripvlog #tripblazers #celebratewithtrip #yuppijetrip2015 #yuppijeinmelbourne2015 #passionpassport
South Melbourne Market - a Vibrant Place
#visitmelbourne #melbourne #australia #urbanexplorer
So you’ve visited Queen Victoria Market, but have you checked out South Melbourne Market?
I personally love the vibes and variety of foods and stuffs sold here. The fresh produce is not as cheap as in QVM but the whole atmosphere makes up for it. I enjoyed walking around the market more than I so at QVM. They also have a nice touch on each entrance: adding “welcome” in several different languages! They sure are going to make everyone feels welcomed!
Address - 322-326 Coventry St, South Melbourne, Australia
Tram 96 stops right beside the market, stop at South Melbourne station.
Melbourne Ozzie tour for passenger princesses
Philips island tour
Booked a tour on klook for my friends and i as we could not drive. The tour did not disappoint and we had tons of fun.
The order of the locations are in order of the tour.
1. Brighton Bathing Boxes
Address - Brighton beach, Victoria, Australia
Highlights - Famous brighton beach houses that locals own to keep surf items. The houses were really pretty but overall abit underwhelming.
Rating - 2/5
Its worth visiting for a photo but it is not a priority as all we saw were decorative surf houses and nothing more. This place is just photography spot.
2. Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Address - 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale VIC 3912, Australia
Highlights - The kolas were amazingly cute. Got a really cute selfie with the kolas and also saw a variety of native animals.
The best part of this sanctuary is that you get to feed kangaroos and wallabies along a path.
Rating - 4.5/5
ps: i paid $25 for the kola selfie and also $$ for the food to feed the animals.
3. Nobbies center
Highlights: The view is amazing. Like actually amazing. You also get to see little penguins in the burrows and also wallabies and kangaroos along the way if you are lucky enough.
4. Philips island penguin parade
Address - 1019 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands VIC 3922, Australia
Highlights - Watching the little penguins emerge from the water, waddle their way up the slope and back to their homes was the best thing ever.
(1) The rules at the penguin parade has changed. No flash photography or photos as it has been acknowledged and scientifically proven that these actions has significantly affected the penguins. Australia has really strict animal conservation laws and the rangers are also really strict and would remove you from your seat if they catch you taking photos.
(2) Dont waste money buying expensive penguin tickets. The general tickets are enough as the penguins would walk jnto their burrows which are along the broad walk so you can see them up close.
Overall i love the tour. The tour guide and tour company is really good, they pick you up from your selected hotel in Melbourne’s CBD and drop u off at the same location after.
the page on klook is : philips island day tour :)
#penguinparade #ozzie #aussie #melbourne
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral - a Historic Site
#visitmelbourne #melbourne #australia #church
A serene sanctuary for Catholics (or everyone really) that goes all the way back to the 1800s. Imagine Melbourne’s growth that this church has seen in more than 200 years! The building is iconic with the black bricks, rather similar to those churches in Dublin and some part of UK.
Mass times stated below, but they are always open for visitors who just want to escape to the quiet spot away from the busy city, lit some candles and pray.
Address - 1 Cathedral Pl, East Melbourne, Australia
- Monday to Friday: 7am and 1pm
- Saturday 8am and 6pm (Vigil Mass)
- Sunday 8am, 9.30am, 11am and 6.30pm
Super Cheesy Jaffles, but It’s Vegan!
#visitmelbourne #melbourne #australia #deliciousfood #foodie
If you never heard of jaffles, it’s how they call those triangle-shaped toast here in Australia!
They have sooooo many variety of fillings and all are VEGAN! So cheesy and satisfying and just a perfect meal for brunch or casual lunch. Next time I will give their Spicy Pulled “Beef” filling a try.
Would you try it?
Address - UNION KIOSK - 10 Howey Pl, Melbourne, Australia
Opens 08:00 - 15:00
Supporting a Cause with “For Change” Cafe!
#visitmelbourne #melbourne #australia #nonprofit
These type of establishment are the one we all should support!
They are a non-profit organization with a vision to end youth homelessness. All proceeds from the cafe goes to the cause. Oh, and the foods are 100% plant-based and there’s discounts if you bring your own cup. I’m here for all the good causes and you should too! Be sure to check ‘em out the next time you visit Melbourne 😍
Address - multiple locations across Melbourne, the one on my post was the one at Station/ Lightrail Station #130, Middle Park, Australia (Albert Park, St Kilda area).
People’s Favorite Queen Victoria Market!
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QVM is always a go-to destination for everyone visiting or living in Melbourne! They sell EVERYTHING there. From fresh produce to tourist’s souvenirs, cheeses and wines to arts and crafts, various food trucks, make sure you bring a big shopping bags (or better, shopping trolley!) here.
Follow the crowd when you’re there. I noticed a very long queue and they were all queuing for a $1 bags of veggies. Can’t buy those at supermarkets for sure!
Address - Queen St, Melbourne, Australia
Opens everyday except Monday and Wednesday (but they have Night Market on Wednesdays during winter time).
St Kilda Beach - Peaceful Winter Walk
#visitmelbourne #melbourne #stkilda #tripblazers #australia #beach
You may only think of summer when you see beaches, but apparently it can be beautiful in winter, too! Staying not too far to St Kilda beach this time, I have the pleasure to do some morning or afternoon walks along the shore and it is peacefully satisfying.
Not to mention it is where The Esplanade Sunday market is located. So if you’re in Melbourne, give this beach a visit! Plenty of restaurants nearby, too.
How to Get There - take Tram 96 / 16 / 12 / 3a from CBD stops at The Esplanade. A$4.60.
Big H&M Store in a Historical Building
#visitmelbourne #melbourne #passionpassport #shopping #australia
One of the most noticeable building in Melbourne CBD is this Melbourne’s GPO Building which was completed in 1887. It was a General Post Office until 1992, and now housed a huge H&M store with collections spanning from kids, women, men, until home needs.
Definitely worth a visit even if you don’t plan to do any shopping. The building is beautiful!
Address - 350 Bourke St, Melbourne, Australia
Sunday = St.Kilda Esplanade Market time!!
#visitmelbourne #melbourne #stkilda
A Sunday Market, bazaar, on a sea side is one of the perfect way to spend your Sunday with your family!
Stroll along the endless varieties of stalls selling all kinds of arts and crafts, daily necessities, and of course, food trucks. 😍
Worth to visit!!
Address - The Esplanade, St Kilda, Australia
Tram Line - 3 / 16 / 96
The Block Arcade
Love the ambiance of ambiance of this “arcade” / shopping mall in Melbourne CBD! A couple of my favorite store would be the Haigh’s Chocolate and Cards & Caboodle that sells a lot of nostalgic-themed cards.
One of the place you should check out in Melbourne!
Address - 282 Collins St, Melbourne, Australia
Avani Melbourne Central Residences
I had an amazing experience staying at Avani Melbourne Central Residences. This centrally located accommodation surpassed my expectations in every way. Not only was it convenient for transportation, but it also provided a wide variety of dining options. The room itself was well-equipped with everything I needed, and the spacious layout allowed for comfortable living.
What truly stood out was the exceptional staff. They were incredibly friendly, accommodating, and always ready to assist. Their genuine willingness to help made me feel happy and at ease throughout my stay.
Overall, I had a delightful and comfortable stay at this property. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a fantastic city-center accommodation. Avani Melbourne Central Residences exceeded my expectations, and I genuinely appreciate the wonderful staff who made my experience so enjoyable. #melbourne #australia #avanimelbournecentral #ออสเตรเลีย #เมลเบิร์น #เที่ยวต่างประเทศ
Happily eating away
This is the Queen Victoria Market situated in Melbourne City. you can either take the trams that stops right outside of the market or walk around 10 minutes from Melbourne central train station or Flagstaff train station. The market consists of stores that sell fresh food ingredients, delicious cooked food, clothes and many more. The freshly made doughnuts are a must try! Its really delicious when it’s fresh out from the fryer.
Souvenirs Haven - Queen Victoria Market 🛍️
Buying souvenirs during your travel can be a bit complicated sometimes as it depends on the space on our luggage/bag left, the price and also the weight you have to carry after.
But no need to worry as in Queen Victoria Market you will be able to purchase various type of souvenirs. There’s lot of option such as keychains, socks, tote bag, T-shirt, woodcraft and the list just goes on.
The price is so affordable as you can get about 6-10 magnets/keychain combo for as low as AUD10. A really good bargain compared to the other shops. Besides souvenirs, you can also grab some food as there’s lot of food truck and cafe in the market area offering variety of meals/snacks.
And if you’re planning to visit State Library Victoria its just around 10 minutes walk and you may continue your journey to Chinatown after that - only 5 minutes walk.
#souvenirshopping #queenvictoriamarket #melbourne
Eureka Skydeck - Melbourne, Australia
Eureka Skydeck (now known as Melbourne Skydeck) is located on the 88th floor of Eureka Tower, one of the tallest residential building in the world.
I would highly recommend coming here as your first upon arrival to Melbourne, as you’ll be treated with breathtaking panoramic views of Melbourne & its suburbs. At the height of 285m, it offers an awe-inspiring vantage point to take in the city’s skyline.
On clear day, you can see Melbourne‘s iconic landmarks like Federation Square & the Yarra River. And if you’re looking for something more adventurous, there’s “The Edge” where you will be in a unique glass cube that will project out of the building’s edge, suspending you above the city. The floor will also be in glass!
You can easily reach Eureka Tower by taking train or tram. The nearest train station is Flinders Street Station, while the nearest tram stop is Stop 124.
#wecreate #tripblazers #melbourne #australia #darwintravel
Highly raved doughnuts in Melbourne CBD near flinders street. Bought 6 for $21 which was pretty affordable.
They offer a wide range of flavours that are different from what you would typically see (compared to KrispyKreme).
Recommend if you are a sweet tooth and enjoy donuts.
Address - 238 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Ambiance/Facilities - Instaworthy
Highlights - Interesting flavours for individuals who are sweet tooth
Avg. Price per Person - $3-$5 (Aud)
Rating - 7/10 (because the flavour i chose was not that great)
#melbournecbd #melbourne #melbournefood #foodies
Fishy Fun at Melbourne Aquarium
What a wonderful way to spend a rainy Melbourne day! So many beautiful sea creatures and a wonderful way to get up close to sea life! would highly recommend bring the kids here as there is just so much to see! friendly staff who are willing to help and answer any questions you may have! I truly can not recommend the aquarium enough, we had such a wonderful morning here! Book online or arrive to the aquarium and get tickets today! you will not be disappointed! #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #melbourne
Melbourne Zoo is an absolute must if you are visiting or even live in Victoria! Wether you have children or not your bound to have an amazing day! 100% recommend talking some snacks/lunch, food adds up especially when buying for the whole family! The Meerkats are always so cute, posing for photos, the giraffes and zebras are always out and about! Check out the elephants there’s a couple new babies! #melbourne #familytravel #couplestrip #zoo #celebratewithtrip #mytripvlog
I love Melbourne
absolutely loved Melbourne city! I stay at oaks on Lonsdale and the service and room were so amazing! I would highly recommend staying at oaks hotels! Melbourne zoo is a must see and if you can organise a walking tour of the city would also recommend! I got to see so much I wouldn’t have seen and made me feel like I know the city better for next time! The street art in Melbourne is also incredible! #melbourne
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