MELBOURNE & SYDNEY
Things to do in Melbourne
Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne
The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne is one of the best green spaces and an important part of Australia’s historic city. The garden attracts the interest of more than 1,900,000 visitors every year, featuring a variety of plants and stunning views of the tranquil lake. You’ll see different species of plants in this garden, providing a wonderful area to explore.
Eureka Tower Melbourne
At 297 meters high, Eureka Tower Melbourne is the tallest residential and public observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere. Featuring the Melbourne’s highest observation deck, the Eureka Tower offers surreal views of the entire city, covered in twinkling lights during the evening. Visitors can also experience the thrill of walking a glass cub called The Edge.
The largest museum in the southern hemisphere, the Melbourne Museum is a must-see on your itinerary. From prehistoric ruins to insights into Australian pop culture, the museum is a treasure trove of everything that shaped modern Australia. Discover fascinating exhibitions and tours at the Melbourne Museum, one of Melbourne’s most popular destinations, bringing the country’s rich cultural heritage to life
Queen’s Markets Victoria has been a major Melbourne food hub since it opened in 1878. Home to some of Melbourne’s finest stalls and delicatessens, you’ll find great cheeses, olives and smokes here.
The building itself is a magnificent example of Victorian architecture, you’ll also find lots of handicrafts made by local creatives.
Check out the amazing street art
Melbourne is very well-known for its street art, being considered one of the street art capitals of the world.
The city council has designated certain areas as approved for street artists, and the street art here is of exceptionally high quality and changes regularly.
Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk
- The total length of the walk (Ben Buckler to Waverley Cemetery)
about 4 km; allow 1.5 hours walking time.
- Ben Buckler to Bondi Beach: about 0.5 km; allow 10 minutes.
- Bondi Promenade: 1 km; allow 15 minutes.
- South Bondi to North Bronte: about 1.5 km; allow 45 minutes.
- South Bronte to Waverley Cemetery: about 1 km; allow 20 minutes.
More info here!
Things to do in Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbor Bridge is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. It is not only the largest steel arch bridge in the world, but also spans one of the most beautiful natural harbors in the world. Affectionately called “The Hanger” by locals, it is an integral part of the city. You can walk or cycle through it, and even climb to its top for stunning views.
the Sydney Opera House
The Opera House, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is famous for its white shell roof. It’s an architectural delight and a feat of engineering, as a complex support system had to be created to keep the roof upright. Not only is it Australia’s most iconic building, it is also a masterpiece of 20th century architecture.
Sydney’s Town Hall
Built between 1869 and 1889, the beautiful Sydney Town Hall is a picturesque Victorian building inspired by the famous Hôtel de Ville in Paris. Part of it is actually built over a cemetery where more than 2,000 people are buried. Guided tours are currently not available, but self-guided tours are available. You can scan the codes around the building to learn more about its history and architecture.
Explore the Markets
Sydney has many great markets to explore. It’s easy to wander and shop at Paddington Market, Fish Market, Bondi Farmers’ Market, Flower Market and many other seasonal markets. Other markets worth a visit include Glebe Market (vintage clothing, eclectic local crafts, delicious food stalls), Rozelle Collectors Market (antiques, clothing, DVDs) and Orange Grove Organic (food and food stalls).
Royal Botanic Garden
In the heart of the city, the Royal Botanic Gardens is a 30-hectare oasis in one of Sydney’s most spectacular locations, wrapping around the harbor and bordering the Sydney Opera House. Its rich history dates back to 1816 and houses an extensive botanical collection from Australia and overseas.