It’s the heart of the city and, as is the case for most residents and visitors, it is likely to steal yours.
The City of Melbourne includes the suburbs most visitors to our great city are familiar with, starting in the CBD and stretching to places like Flemington, Carlton and Southbank. The beauty of exploring any of these areas is that they’re all well serviced by public transport and, in many cases, are best discovered on foot. How else are you to find hidden gems down back streets or behind unmarked doors?
In the CBD, taking a walk also lets you stop to enjoy the latest street art that’s been painted at pedestrian-only zones like ACDC Lane and Hosier Lane. Or to stop at places like tiny Bar Americano, tucked into Presgrave Place, where you can have espresso and pastries during the day or an expertly mixed aperitivo as the sun goes down.
It’s the place to be for arts and culture, with both the Arts Centre Melbourne and the NGV International centrally located on St Kilda Road. Combine a visit to either with a stroll through the Melbourne Gardens.
If you’re a frequent visitor to the city, why not try something new? Kayak Melbourne has tours of the Yarra from Docklands, or join Walk Melbourne for one of its Dumpling Discovery Tours.
Whatever you choose to do, there’s always something new to discover in the City of Melbourne.