Melbourne is the second most-populous city in Australia and the capital of the south-eastern state of Victoria. It is known for being the cultural capital of this great country due to its Victorian-era architecture, extensive shopping centres, museums, galleries, film festivals, orchestras and theatres. Also, the food, wine and coffee culture are not to be forgotten when counting the reasons to visit this beautiful city. Melbourne can offer the most exquisite variety of traditional and international cuisine. Outdoor activities are also one of the city’s strengths. Melbourne sports an incredibly wide area for parks, gardens and many surrounding areas that allow for nature-contact experiences.
Discover our beautiful city and the attractions that are at walking distance from your serviced apartment with our weekend getaway itinerary:
Once you register at your stylish apartment, the next thing you would want to do is to get the most out of Melbourne during these two days. Get yourself on Melbourne City Circle Tram, this is a service train operated by Yarra Trams, and it has circular route through the biggest tourist attractions in Melbourne. A complementary audio commentary provides details of the city landmarks and their major attractions such as the City Museum, Parliament House, Docklands, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre. It is most efficient method to get to know the city in the shortest time possible, but the best thing of this service is that is completely free.
If you want to look for diversity when picking the place you are going to have lunch, we highly recommend you to visit the Queen Victoria Market. Here you will find a variety of restaurants and delis, from traditional and fresh Tasmanian dishes, to exotic Asian cuisine. You have all the flavours of the world within walking distance.
It is time to get cultural in Melbourne. The first stop is Federation Square. Located in the inner part of the city, you will find many museums that are completely worth visiting, such as the NGV International, the Ian Potter Centre, the NVG Australia and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). All of the museums mentioned do not charge for entrance, so get your feet prepared for the walking!
Once you finish your cultural promenade, get some rest at your luxurious self-contained and serviced apartment in the RNR Melbourne Apartment Complex.
Get up really early so you can catch the sunrise at the 12 Apostles right by the Great Ocean Road. These are giant rock stacks that rise majestically from the Southern Ocean, and are the central feature of the rugged Port Campbell National Park. It is an amazing view that you should not miss if you visit Melbourne.
As the morning advances, follow the Golden Millage Heritage Trail, you will find a line of gold plaques encrusted in the pavement. This route leads you along the length of Collins Street and its marvellous collection of High Victorian buildings. Keep an eye out for the line-up of stunning Gothic fancies.
Enjoy lunch at any of the restaurants located in the pacific area of Southbank, it is situated on the sunny southern shore of the Yarra, and enjoy their wide selection of international cuisine at the shore of this beautiful yet busy river.
The best closing for a trip to Melbourne is a nighttime visit to the Penguin Parade. A remarkable nature-contact experience, is the largest little penguin colony in the world. Every sunset, hundreds of little penguins emerge from the sea and march across the beach to their sand dune burrows.
All these experiences are all the more enjoyable when you know you will have all the comforts offered by RNR serviced apartments at the end of the day.