It is said that Melbourne is the coolest city in Australia, and after visiting we agree! Melbourne has regularly been named the most liveable city in the world and it is at the top of many people’s bucket lists of places to visit in Australia. We had the chance to take part in some of the best things to do in Melbourne while on a road trip through Victoria, and we can attest, that if we had the chance to live in Australia, we’d pick Melbourne as our home too!
Best Things to do in Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne is the capital city of the state of Victoria and is a superb jumping-off point to explore Southern Australia and the Great Ocean Road. But it’s also a city where you could spend days relaxing and enjoying the funky city vibe. If you are planning a trip to Australia don’t limit yourself to Sydney alone. So, why visit Melbourne? Let’s take a look at all of the amazing things to do!
1. Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Over the City
Melbourne is one of the few places on earth you can go hot-air ballooning over a city. It’s the largest urban center for hot air ballooning and the trip is spectacular.
The morning starts before sunrise when your guide picks you up at your hotel before heading out to a field for take off. It’s all hands on deck so make sure to dress comfortably and remember, even though it’s warm outside, it can still be brisk and cold in the sky. So wear layers.
The 45-minute flight takes you right over the city and gives a birds-eye view into the football, cricket stadium, and tennis courts. The flight is followed by a champagne breakfast. To book your hot air balloon flight over Melbourne, visit Global Ballooning for bookings
Winds change constantly in Melbourne so flights could be canceled at the last minute, so make sure that you have a couple of days on either side of your booking. That way you can get on the next day once the weather improves. That’s what happened to us, but we managed to get up in the air and had the adventure of a lifetime before most people had even woken up.
2. Queen Victoria Market Tour
I’ve never been one for market tours but the Queen Victoria Market Tour was a blast! We had so much fun meeting the vendors at this historic market that has been operating since 1878.
Taking the Queen Victoria Market Tour gave us insight into the history of the market (did you know it was built on a cemetery?) and allowed us to interact with the owners of…