Melbourne - Location Report

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WHERE

MELBOURNE

QUINTESSENTIAL MELBOURNE - A FEAST OF QUALITY

Melburnians' reputed obsession with good food and coffee appears to be true - that's said as a compliment and with great admiration.  For anyone who loves to wine, dine and explore the best in cafe culture, a visit to Melbourne is sure to leave you very well satisfied and planning your next trip back.

As well as the culinary appeal, there are wonderful arts and cultural activities; cutting edge shows, sporting events, world famous shopping, hidden laneways and vibrant markets, plus the simple pleasure of walking around a very pretty city taking in the old and new architecture and absorbing some of the history in the layers of this city - Australia's second most populous. There's so much to see and enjoy in Melbourne. Visit Melbourne is a good site to start for planning a trip.

 Melbourne's street art in the lane-ways

Melbourne's street art in the lane-ways

GETTING AROUND

Melbourne is a very easily navigable city. Perfect for walking around the compact grid which makes up the city centre. The quintessential Melbourne Trams are free to hop on and off within the main city grid borders which makes it simple and fast to traverse the trips you may wish to take on your exploration. It's also a perfect (almost flat) city centre to walk around - this is the very best way to discover the hidden laneways, one of Melbourne's most engaging features.

To take trams or buses or trains outside the CBD city circle grid, simply pick up a Myki card and you're off - Details of how to travel in and around Melbourne are here.

 The iconic Flinders Street Station.

The iconic Flinders Street Station.

FURTHER AFIELD

A few days in Melbourne gives the chance to explore the city and perhaps further afield too. Have a look at some ideas for regional Victoria here. There are stunning wineries in areas including the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula and the chance to stop in some lovely country towns to enjoy a tranquil lunch and take in some Australian country history - perhaps take a drive to the Dandenong or Macedon Ranges. There are incredible coastlines to explore close to Melbourne too. If you want to add a few memorable days on to a trip to Victoria, you can include the Great Ocean Road, an Australian National Heritage listed stretch of road, of approximately 240km that runs along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford.

 

HELPING FIND THE BEST OF MELBOURNE

Here is a good link from Trip Advisor to some top ideas for your Melbourne experience; and a few more listed in That's Melbourne.

Broadsheet is always a great source of fabulous restaurants, cafes and bars; as well as the best in local fashion, shopping, events and places to visit such as Melbourne's wonderful museums and art galleries.

Melbourne locals love a good cafe. If you want a head start on where to chase down some of the city's best coffee, have a look at The Urban List or Good Food as well for Melbourne's top 50 cafes.

A couple of the Prescript team's favourite places for breakfast or coffee are:

Cumulus Inc, an excellent all day restaurant and bar.  Higher Ground, magnificent in its large space and serving great food, and coffee of course.

The lists of great things to see, do and enjoy in Melbourne could go on and on! We hope this is helpful and please do contact us for more details about visiting Melbourne or regional Victoria for work and play.

 Melbourne by night

Melbourne by night