I have been lucky enough to travel to Melbourne thrice as a tourist, so now I kind of consider myself an expert with plenty of information about the city. In all the visits, I discovered new places, restaurants and cafes. When my friend and I boarded our business class flights to Melbourne, we never knew this Australian city would become such a special place for us. The city is such that you almost don’t want to leave. It lures and attracts you in a strange way. You wish to visit again and again. Below mentioned are the top destinations and Restaurants that I loved best.
Rockpool Bar and Grill
For the finest steaks and burgers, I would recommend everyone a visit to the classy Rockpool Bar and Grill restaurant in Melbourne. It has a superb menu and all dishes that I have tasted are delicious.
Great Ocean Road Day Tour
The scenic drive on the Great Ocean Road from Torquay to Port Campbell is a must. Along the way you will be able to photograph wild coastal scenery and stunning beaches that border the road. You can stop at the Apollo Bay hotel for a delicious lunch and short rest. The last stop should be at the seaside of Port Campbell where you will have a great time surely. So make sure that you book this amazing tour.
Yarra Valley Wine
I loved the Yarra Valley wine tour. In this tour, you get to visit the best wineries in the region. You have a wonderful lunch and get to taste some of the finest wines. The drive through the valley is very scenic, so be sure to take along your camera.
St Kilda Beach
Sitting on business class flights to Melbourne, all tourists can’t help but think about all those amazing beaches that are popular all over the world. You can actually hear the waves and picture the clear blue water. If you are heading to Melbourne for the first time, then you will know what I am talking about after the trip. St Kilda Beach is the most popular and happening beach in the city. In my opinion, it is the first beach that you ought to visit. From here you can also enjoy the city’s skyline.
Smokin’ and Drinkin’
No one cooks meat better than Smokin’ and Drinkin’. This bar on Johnston Street is a hit among the locals and I loved it too.
Royal Botanic Gardens
These internationally renowned botanic gardens are a big attraction for tourists and one can imagine why. Spread over 38 hectors, the beautifully manicured landscapes, native vegetation and unique plants are a nature’s paradise.
Queen Victoria Market
Popularly known as the ‘Queen’, this market is a major tourist attraction in Melbourne. Here you will be able to buy clothes, shoes and jewellery. A variety of fruits and vegetables are also for sale here. The hustle and bustle makes the whole place quite exciting.