Best Places to Visit in Melbourne, Australia

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If you have not been to Melbourne, then, it is high time that you did. The city of Melbourne is a delight to any with the best of various foods and wines, trendy fashion, beautiful sights, and all sorts of activities from sports to arts and theatre. Whatever your interest, it is there for you to enjoy.

Melbourne is situated on the northern banks of the Yarra River along the shores of Port Phillip Bay. “Yarra Yarra” is an aboriginal word that means running water. Yarra River is a scenic and beautiful place which attracts joggers, walkers, cyclists, rowers, birds and wild animals. Breathe in the fresh invigorating air and take a stroll along this river. If you walk further, you will come across Polly Woodside Melbourne Maritime Museum, the Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Cruising and cycling are other options for your pick.

Melbourne being a metropolitan is a cultural pot that would tempt your palates with various delicious foods in cafes, bistros, restaurants and bars. Asian, Western, Middle East, whatever the dish that you want to sample, it is here. You may take afternoon tea in a 19th century hotel and spend time gazing at people in the busy cafes. Later, you can head for Richmond if you prefer cheap and cheerful Vietnamese dishes, Carlton for Italian classics or Fitzroy for hot Spanish tapas. You can even buy a special bottle of Yarra Valley chardonnay at the latest hangout for yourself or as a gift.

Or do you prefer seafood? Then, walk around Melbournes bay areas such as the Bay Trail, St Kilda, Elwood, Port Melbourne and Williamstown. You will get the chance to eat fresh seafood at the waterfront restaurants.

Melbourne has art exhibitions, sporting spectaculars and performing arts and theatre productions throughout the year. You can attend any of this during your holiday. At night, do not forget to watch the breathtaking sight of the city of Melbourne with its bright lights. It is a sight that cannot be explained in words!

Before you leave Melbourne, why dont you check out how the rich and famous live in suburban Melbourne? You can take a short tram ride from the city centre to visit the inner suburbs of this distinctive neighbourhood.

So, plan your next holidays to Melbourne, the city of delights!

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