Melbourne’s best vegan restaurants
The five best things to do in Melbourne
1. Visit Hosier Lane
Melbourne is renowned for its quirky lanes and vibrant street art featuring colorful designs on walls, doors and even trash cans.
Just a 4-minute walk from Flinders Street Station, Hosier Lane is a hub for tourists and artists alike to indulge in Australian culture.
From cartoon characters and animals to celebrities and politicians, there is something for everyone.
2. Penguin watching in St Kilda
Right next to the rocks of rustic St Kilda Pier, Melbourne’s native penguins swim, sleep and play. Stroll just after dark and find a flock of tourists, cameras ready, ready to snap Insta-worthy photos.
You can’t feed the penguins, but if you’re lucky you’ll see them catch a meal. If you’ve never seen a penguin in its natural habitat before, this is the experience of a lifetime.
3. Old Melbourne Prison
A trip to prison is not for the faint hearted. Founded in 1845, the Melbourne Gaol was home to some of Australia’s most notorious criminals, including gang leader and murderer Ned Kelly.
Walk in the footsteps of former prisoners as you make your way in and out of old cells, torture chambers, and playgrounds.
Open: Wed-Sun 10 am-6pm; oldmelbournegaol.com
4. Queen Victoria’s Market
First opened in 1878, it is Melbourne’s oldest and busiest market. From bookstores to jewelers, this place has it all. With live music by the locals and a friendly atmosphere, it is a tourist hotspot.
If you visit between June and August, you can explore the market at night. Queen Victoria Market is the place to be.
Open: 6 am-3pm Tue, Thursday, Fri; 6 am-4pm Sat; 9 am-4pm Sun qvm.com.au
5. Botanical gardens
If you are looking for a serene place to relax in an oasis of nature, look no further. The Botanical Garden covers 38 hectares and is home to more than 8,500 species of plants.
There are also activities, such as forest therapy (Â£ 19.55) and the punting on the lake (Â£ 41.89 per boat) and this is a great place for a day out with the family.
Open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Sunday. www.rbg.vic.gov.au
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