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Melbourne Travel Guide
Melbourne Travel Guide

Melbourne Travel Guide

Over the years, I’ve lived around Melbourne and spent much time traveling for work and pleasure. I used to live on the Mornington Peninsula, heading into the city regularly. While there are many things I love to do around Melbourne, I’m sharing my top 5.

POLLY Bar

When I came into town, Polly Bar was the place to be with friends! They have a great range of cocktails and a vibrant atmosphere with a unique vintage twist.

Polly is modeled after a 1920s plush Parisian bar, with marble coffee tables, red comfy armchairs, and a throne or two. Why not! Cocktail bars that bring something different I’ve always been attracted to. Seem like you might love it too

Royal Botanic Gardens

When I visit most major cities, I always love to visit their local Botanic Gardens, a beautiful place to reconnect with nature. There is always so much to see, events to experience, and history to learn. A warm cup of tea, dear friends, and enjoying the gardens fill me with love.

Check out the incredible Aboriginal Heritage Walk where you can learn about the local area and plant life. Womin Djeka! Journey into Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, a significant cultural site for the local Kulin Nation, with a First Peoples guide.

Melbourne Museum

The Museum is an amazing place to visit and learn about a variety of aspects of our local city. It’s family-friendly, with things to see for both the kids and the grown-ups. The dinosaur exhibit was a facilitating look at our prehistoric world, and the forest secrets exhibit was bright and inviting.

Exploring with friends added excitement to the day. Walking through the First Peoples exhibit was really informative and something that all of us who call Australia home show educate ourselves more on.

Luna Park

Now you cant go to Melbourne and not have a great time at Luna Park right? I mean, I love the one in Sydney but Melbourne has its own charm. Who doesn’t love to go on rides, enjoy the delicious carnival food and feel like a kid for a day?

I’ve been a couple of times over the years when I have come to town with a friend or two. It takes me back to the theme parks in QLD, easily having a great time and making memories. Make sure to check out the Luna Love event for Valentine’s Day to add a spark to a special occasion!

Just For Love Since 1912, Monday, Feb 14, 6pm – 10pm

Love has stood the test of time at Luna Park just like its renowned heritage attractions. Making this nostalgic amusement park the perfect place for a Valentine’s date.

Generations of couples have created memories within the romantic carnival grounds, cosying up on the Ferris wheel, the magical Carousel, or zooming cheek-to-cheek on the world-famous Great Scenic Railway.

As well as rides to set your heart a-flutter, you’ll share Hava Heart ice-creams and chocolates with your sweetheart, take home a souvenir photo with a customised backdrop, and a carnival game prize.

Go on, create a love story like the thousands of love stories that have started at Luna Park since 1912.

ACMI – Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s Fed Square, ACMI (formerly Australian Centre for the Moving Image) celebrates the wonder and power of the world’s most democratic art form.

Fostering the next generation of makers, players, and watchers, enjoy ACMI’s vibrant calendar of exhibitions, screenings, commissions, festivals, and industry and education programs. Explore the stories, technologies, and artists that create our shared screen culture.

I took my brother to go see the ACMI + RMIT Audience Lab as he is an avid gamer. It was an amazing experience, even for the non-gamer-type (unless you count playing Lords of Magic or Kings Quest)! With something to suit everyone, it’s definitely a place to check out with your loved ones.

With so many more fun things to do in Melbourne, I’d love to hear your picks. Let’s share stories!

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