5 top things we enjoyed in Melbourne

Walk round Fitzroy

We’re staying in Fitzroy, an older, elegant part of Melbourne, with some beautiful old buildings. We are enjoying staying in the Cairo building, Art Deco, built in 1936, with a bunch of interesting shops, restaurants and street art around. There’s also a tram stop right outside, and the Melbourne Museum across the road, what a great location!

Fitzroy area of Melbourne
Fitzroy area of Melbourne

As well as the fun street art, this area has some quaint cottages, and some incredible buildings with overhangs and balconies and intricate wrought-ironwork, that remind me of New Orleans or Havana, Cuba.

Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne
Fitroy area of Melbourne

Lively, modern CBD

There’s such a contrast between the quiet elegance of crumbling Fitzroy and the modern architecture of the CBD, with a plethora of shopping arcades and the “Lanes” full of locals and visitors eyeing up the goodies for sale!

Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD
The Lanes in Melbourne
The Lanes in Melbourne
The Lanes in Melbourne
not too sure of the historical accuracy of this!
The Lanes in Melbourne
The Lanes in Melbourne
Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD
The Lanes in Melbourne
The Lanes in Melbourne
you can photograph your cake...
you can photograph your cake…
or you can queue up and buy one!
or you can queue up and buy one!
Uggs with bling!
Uggs with bling!

At night, central Melbourne is magically sparkling, with many great restaurants to choose from. I always think there’s something special about a city on a river 🙂

Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD
Melbourne CBD

The city of Melbourne has also seen fit to have the trams in the central and docklands area be FREE, yes totally FREE! This alone is a great reason to visit 🙂

Vibrant Chinatown

Compared to the Chinatowns in many cities, Melbourne’s is quite small, but this is definitely the place to come for a different vibe, and a HUGE choice of restaurants!

Melbourne's Chinatown
Melbourne’s Chinatown
Melbourne's Chinatown
Melbourne’s Chinatown

Melbourne Museum

The Melbourne Museum is very large, and would take many visits to really do it justice. The exhibits range from dinosaurs, through natural history, modern culture, and history of the First Peoples. There’s an interesting section with indigenous art on display.

Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Museum by night
Melbourne Museum by night

Night Market

The Queen Victoria Market is a fun place to visit at any time, but in the evenings it really comes alive! Full of stalls with practically every variety of food you can think of, entertainers, arts and crafts… whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it here! We enjoyed some beautiful buildings on the walk there. Oh and trees with colourful woolly trunk warmers…

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Melbourne night market
Melbourne night market

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2 thoughts on “5 top things we enjoyed in Melbourne”

  1. I’ve heard Melbourne is the place to visit, and if it comes down to a choice between Sydney and Melbourne, make it Melbourne. I can see why. The idea of roaming the streets of Fitzroy, visiting the night market and looking out for the yarn-bombed trees is very appealing.

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