Wander 2016 City Guide: Melbourne the Mighty
Melbourne is a melting pot of cultures and experiences. It is difficult to feel bored in this dynamic city down under! Visitors can choose from fine cuisine, indie rock gigs, plays, festivals and blockbuster sporting events – all across a city that's packed full of parks, gardens and historic architecture.
Visit Federation Square, the artistic and creative hub of Melbourne. It hosts over 2,000 events a year, including cultural festivals, event launches, exhibitions, performances, forums, films, concerts, and fashion shows – and most are free!
Get sporty! The sports venues in Melbourne are legendary. Join the fun at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground for the Australian Football League in winter or international cricket in the summer.
Check out the city’s architecture. Melbourne’s historic urban environment is full of life. Spend hours exploring the city’s beautiful arcades, one-off boutiques, eclectic laneways and graffiti art.
Experience Melbourne’s creative soul at the St. Kilda Esplanade Market. Set against the iconic backdrop of St Kilda Beach, this vibrant market features over 150 unique stalls of handcrafted artwork, wood products, jewelry, accessories and new foodie zone.
Learn about Aboriginal culture and heritage. Melbourne has a strong and close-knit Aboriginal community. Visit the Koorie Heritage Trust and the multi-award-winning Bunjilaka at the Melbourne Museum.
Bonus track: Don’t miss out on The Melbourne Zoo, which is home to several thousand animals including Aussie natives like kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, and wombats. It is the oldest zoo in the country!