If you love eating, drinking coffee, walking and checking out street art; Melbourne will be right up your alley. It seems like a long way to go to only stay one night; however, if you plan your trip well, you can cram in heaps of fun activities.
How to get there:
Regular flights depart Brisbane for around $200-$300 return (keep an eye out for sales usingSkyscanner).Right out the front of the terminal is theSkyBus. It departs every 10 minutes and costs $35 return if you buy online.
Once in the city, you can go everywhere on foot, but theres always a great tram network and taxis/Uber available.
Where to stay:
Airbnbsin Fitzroy are great!You can get a quirky one bedroom in the heart of all the bustle for a steal!Alternatively, theres an abundance of hotels in and around the city.
What to do:
First stop, brunch and coffee atHigher Ground(right near the bus terminal). The building is a feast for the eyes and the food is delicious.
Next, head to Degreaves Street in the CBD then wander around the CBD and see where you end up. Make sure you check out these laneways for street art galore:
- ACDC Land
- Duckboard Place
- Cocker Alley
- Rutledge Lane
- Union Lane
- Hosier Lane
- Tattersalls Lane
Grab dinner atEaseysin Collingwood for an American feast in a tram, five storeys up! Ask for a table upstairs and book if its a weekend. Try and go before sun-down to check out the street art in the area.
Youll need to start your second day the right way with a perfectly brewed Melbourne coffee atIndustry Beansin Fitzroy.
With a coffee under your belt, head off on foot up Fitzroy Street, all the way to West Melbourne for brunch (approx. 4km). Youll see some great street art and iconic Melbourne sights along the way.
Brunch atKettle Black Cafeis a must for a great food and to check out this beautiful white house squeezed in under a high-rise.
From there you can head to the nearby botanic gardens, the National Gallery of Victoria or back to the city for more coffee, street art or shopping before heading home well fed and caffeinated.