48 Hours in Melbourne
48 hours in Melbourne is a perfect amount of time to discover everything this vibrant city is famous for. When you've come so far to visit, you need some easy tips to help you make the most of your Australia holiday.
Melbourne has convenient public transport and the number 35 service is a free tourist tram (look for the burgundy colour) and does a loop of the entire city. On your second day, stay on for the entire 45 minute journey or jump off at one of the many interesting stops.
Get to know this exciting destination on your first day by taking a quality walking tour to explore the laneways and historical corners that Melbourne is known for. When you've had your fill of the city's secrets, you can head off to the Botanical gardens, one of several museums or the Old Melbourne Goal which are all in close proximity and easy to include in your itinerary.
The MelbourneMuseum is particularly large and you'll need to allocate a fair amount of time to see everything if you add this to your day.
Eating In Melbourne
Whatever you do, don't skip any meals while you are in Melbourne! With such a multicultural background, you can taste everything from Vietnamese crispy pancakes to decadent Italian gelato and world famous coffee on your holiday. You'll need every meal opportunity to try everything that catches your eye.
One of the more famous areas for café style eating is St Kilda, and in particular, Acland Street. Acland Street has cake shops that will remind many of their childhood. Gazing into windows with floor to ceiling cakes, agonising over which one to choose, then devouring your choice with an exquisite coffee is a perfect use of an hour or two.
A walk along the beach after your indulgence means you can walk off that cake, enjoy the scenery and see the historic Luna Park. If you're brave you could even have a quick ride on the rollercoaster!
A Touch Of Shopping
If you were born to shop, you've definitely come to the right place! There are plenty of boutique stores all throughout Melbourne. Australia holidays aren’t all about exploring the sights so you can justify a little shopping, right?
If you yearn for spectacular clothing that you won't see everywhere, Brunswick and Chapel Streets are well-known shopping hotspots. If you're really keen your entire 48 hours could easily be taken up buying goodies to add to your suitcase.
If you've still got energy after taking in the history, food and shopping in Melbourne consider hitting the town for a night out at the Crown Casino. More than just gaming, the entire area is an entertainment precinct that will have you dancing the night away, and probably trying some more spectacular food!