Colorful painted bathing houses along Brighton beach in Melbourne, Australia
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Cruise from Melbourne, Australia

Walk or catch a free tram from downtown Melbourne into the heart of the city, where you will find Melbourne's famous street art. Opposite Federation Square, the cobblestone Hosier Lane is the central point of the city's street art scene. With your cruise from Melbourne, pick up a flat white from a coffee shop at Centre Place and walk through lanes decorated lavishly with unique street art.
National Language English
Currency Accepted Australian Dollar (AUD)

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Things To Do in Melbourne

Street art in Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia Street Art

Spot Street Art

Spot Street Art

Melbourne is famous for its colorful and thought-provoking street art. See creative graffiti in city alleys like Hosier Lane, Centre Place, Union Lane, Caledonian Lane, Duckboard Place, Rutledge Lane and AC/DC Lane. In Fitzroy, check out Johnston and Rose Streets.

The Royal Exhibit Building in Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia Royal Exhibit Building

Get Cultured

Get Cultured

Some of the city's top art and culture attractions include the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, the Heide Museum of Modern Art, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the National Gallery of Victoria. Learn more about local history at Melbourne Museum and Aboriginal arts and culture at Koorie Heritage Trust.

Colorful bathing houses on white sandy beach at Brighton beach in Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia Bathing Houses

Oceanside Retreat

Efficient public transport makes it easy to visit Melbourne's suburbs. St. Kilda is a seaside town known for its cake shops, pier and Luna Park amusement park. Or head to Brighton Beach, where you can check out the famously colorful Bathing Boxes and stroll the calm shorefront.

Turkish borek made out of mille feuille and minced meat

Melbourne, Australia Turkish Borek

Local Cuisine

Melbourne is a multicultural city, and dining here reflects that. For cheap eats, head to Queen Victoria Market and grab a Turkish borek, a savory pastry of flaky phyllo dough filled with meat and cheese. Cruise to Melbourne and visit Chinatown for delicious dumplings. Head to the south or north banks of the Yarra River for upscale dining, with seafood-focused fare like seared king prawns with or tortellini or updated Australian classics like beef and Guinness pie with classic "mushy peas."

Shopping in the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia Queen Victoria Market

Shopping

There are several shopping districts in the Melbourne Ciy Center (CBD for short), including Bourke Street Mall, Emporium and Melbourne Central. For a locally designed souvenir, visit Melbournalia during your cruise. Their range includes Melbourne art prints and Australian-inspired accessories, like kangaroo tea towels. Stroll through the stalls at the Queen Victoria Market or the boutiques at the Block Arcade, where you can find tailors, tea purveyors, jewelers and more.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Melbourne is known for its "four seasons in one day" weather, so always be prepared with a jacket and umbrella.
2 Take advantage of the free tram services within the city grid, which can carry you to most of the main attractions.

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