If what you’re looking for is a city break that’s bursting with personality that’s both elegant and eccentric then Melbourne, Australia is a brilliant choice. Melbourne is adorned with stately architecture that dates back to the ‘Gold Rush’ era and a multicultural society. This city has reinvented its streets with chic eateries, a religious dedication to sport and characteristic activities and sights to explore.
Queen Victoria Marketplace is the one to visit if you’re looking for an authentic shopping experience. Locally sourced market produce as well as fashion and crafts can be all found here amongst the endless rows of stalls.
For a dip in the sea with the blue waters glistening from the sun, St. Kilda beach is the perfect hotspot for locals and tourists. What’s more, St. Kilda is close to all the hip cafes and restaurants located on Acland Street. Luna Amusement Park is also nearby for a fun filled day for all the family – choose from thrill rides to tame carousels for the ‘little Lunies’. Or, head to Brighton Beach to check out the colourful bathing huts set against the city skyline.
National Gallery of Victoria is the ever populous and a well treasured gallery in Australia, hosting a large collection of international and national artists, exhibitions, programmes and events. NGV has a variety of works including contemporary art to historic artefacts – amounting to over 70,000 items overall! With free entry inside and only a short distance from Fitzroy Gardens and Royal Botanic Gardens it’s definitely one to put on the list.
They say it’s the company that counts however there’s nothing to complain about when spending a rejuvenating afternoon at one of Melbourne’s spa centres. Away from the city’s busy atmosphere, spa’s such as Isika provides a range of splendid treatments from massages, salon and beauty services as well as a highly equipped gym and pool located on the top floor.
For a show-stopping evening, put on your best glad-rags and head to Crown Casino, Melbourne’s premiere entertainment point. If all the excitement makes you peckish (or if you’ve ran out of luck) take a tour downstairs for a choice of many restaurants and worldwide cuisines. Melbourne is a city break like no other – complete with stunning beaches, exciting entertainment and gracious nature parks.
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