Some of you who have been here since the start will know that I lived in Melbourne for 6 months whilst travelling in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa. For some of that time I was unemployed and I wanted to find ways to occupy my days but spending as little money as possible. Naturally I became a bit of an expert on all of the free things to do in Melbourne. For a city that people class as “expensive” to visit there are also a lot of great things to do that cost no money at all, here are just a few of them…
There has never been a better time to visit Australia for us Brits! While the land down under may have seemed like a distant far-off dream land for most of us for the longest time, with the introduction of the first non-stop flights to Perth coming very soon it is about to become a lot more popular and accessible as a holiday destination. In fact now might be the exact time to start thinking about planning your ultimate Australia holiday itinerary!
You’ve probably already got a variety of visuals when someone mentions Australia… but it’s not all about the beaches and the Opera House (although those are some very good draws that it would be amiss not to mention!) In fact one of the reasons I loved exploring the country so much was it’s vast and varied landscapes and so I’ve divided some of the panoramic photos from the last year into four categories demonstrating just some of the different sides I discovered.
If you’re not quite sold on Australia yet read on… I promise there’s something here for you.
“Melbourne is so expensive” is a phrase I hear several times a day on average (especially in hostels) and it’s not incorrect. Melbourne can be expensive, not as expensive as Sydney, but still in comparison to the more remote parts of the country or travel in South-East Asia the price of accommodation, food and trips can come as a bit of a shock. Here’s how to spend time in Melbourne without blowing your budget.
Picture Melbourne for a moment… It’s a city full of unique laneways, diverse food and an abundance of culture but specific places might not spring to mind as they would if you were asked to picture Sydney (Opera House, Harbour Bridge etc.). However Melbourne has an array of different buildings and locations that when you stop to consider it are immediately recognisable.
Here are 5 top must-visit places to get your photos of Melbourne icons.