5 Things to do in Melbourne on a weekend visit
16 October 2023
As the coffee capital of Australia, Melbourne has much more to offer than just lattes. When you're not sipping a barista brew, here are five fantastic activities to do before you leave this vibrant city.
Attend an AFL Match
Witness the excitement, passion, and skill of Australia's favorite sport as two teams battle it out for glory. Even if you don't have tickets to a game, Melbourne's pubs and sports bars will be showing the match on big screens, providing an electric atmosphere for fans. Try Federation Square opposite Flinders Street Station!
Explore Melbourne's Arts and Culture
Melbourne is renowned for its thriving arts and culture scene. Visit the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) to admire impressive art collections, or head to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) to explore the world of film, television, and digital culture. Don't forget to take a stroll down Hosier Lane to witness the city's famous street art and graffiti.
Enjoy Melbourne's Culinary Delights
Melbourne's food scene is diverse and delectable, offering something for every palate. Discover hidden laneway cafes, dine in exquisite restaurants, and savor international cuisines in the city's vibrant neighborhoods. For a quintessential Melbourne experience, indulge in a freshly brewed coffee at one of the many specialty coffee shops.
Take a Scenic Yarra River Cruise
The Yarra River gracefully winds its way through the heart of Melbourne, and a leisurely cruise along its waters offers breathtaking views of the city skyline. Operators like On A Boat and Go Boat offer self-skippered boat hire for small groups, perfect for seeing Melbourne from a different perspective and seeing who makes the best captain.
Escape to Nature
If you're seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, Melbourne's surrounding regions are brimming with natural beauty. Explore the stunning Dandenong Ranges, where you can take scenic walks, visit the charming villages, and enjoy breathtaking views. Alternatively, head to the picturesque Mornington Peninsula for coastal walks, hot springs, and vineyard tours.
Catering to sports enthusiasts, culture aficionados, foodies, and nature lovers alike, Melbourne was dubbed the world’s most liveable city for a reason and there’s something special in store for everyone. Make the most of this weekend and create lasting memories in our dynamic and vibrant city!
Planning a trip to Melbourne?
SkyBus offers a fast, clean and reliable option between Melbourne Airport and Melbourne City, with frequent departures throughout the day.