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Mapping Out Melbourne: Visiting a Coffee & Culture Capital of the World

Melbourne is one of the most popular destinations in Australia for both international and domestic tourists, and for good reason. Home to incredible street art, museums, galleries, food & wine, not to mention undoubtedly being the country’s coffee capital, Melbourne is an incredible city to spend a few days, weeks or longer.

Connected by rail, bus and home to the second busiest airport in the country, Melbourne is easily accessible and simple to get around, making planning a trip simple and straightforward. If you are traveling domestically, be sure to take out a suitable domestic travel insurance policy before you jet off for the Victorian capital so you can relax and enjoy your holiday with a little more peace of mind. With your travel plans and insurance in place, all you need to do is book somewhere to stay and organise how you will get the most out of your time in Melbourne.

Let’s take a look at just a few ways that you can enjoy Australia’s cultural and coffee capital.

Experience Coffee Culture

Regularly voted one of the best coffee cities in the world, Melbourne certainly lives up to its reputation. Home to countless independent coffee shops, both the baristas and the public take their coffee seriously. It is almost impossible to get a bad cup of coffee in Melbourne, which is even more reason to sample as many cafes as you can and drink in the city’s iconic coffee culture.

Enjoy Live Music

If you’re a lover of live music, Melbourne is the place to be. You will find gigs in the city every night of the week, with everyone from local acts to established performers playing Melbourne’s venues. Check out the Tote and Gasometer in the north of the city for nightly gigs.

Visit Museums And Galleries

The National Gallery Victoria (NGV), located on St Kilda Road, receives millions of visitors each year, making it one of the most visited galleries anywhere in the world. The museum is free to visit and houses a permanent collection of world-class art. It also hosts temporary exhibitions regularly, and while these do come at a cost, it’s more than worth it for the breathtaking experiences these exhibitions provide.

Go To The Theatre

Compared with the West End, Melbourne has a small theatre scene. However, it is a hive of activity that is constantly teeming with new and exciting shows. There are often multiple big blockbuster performances on offer, as well as a number of smaller local productions around the city. Tickets can be expensive at around $100, however, matinee performances can be cheaper and there are sometimes deals to be had, especially if you are booking with a group.

Tour The Local Wineries 

Although not technically in Melbourne, the wine from the Yarra Valley has certainly had a major impact on the foods gastronomic development and culture. Take a bus tour from the city centre and enjoy sampling the local produce and learning about how the wine is made, without having to worry about driving. Located less than an hours drive from Melbourne, this is a must-do for foodies.

Check Our The Famous Street Art

As well as being known as one of the coffee capitals of the world, Melbourne is renowned as one of the street art capitals of the world too. Certain areas of the city have been designated by the council for street art, where local artists are encouraged to do their thing. Wander down some of the city’s laneways and admire the bright, vibrant artwork that adorns many of these laneway’s walls.

Make Your Visit To Melbourne One To Remember

Melbourne is an incredible city with so much to do, see, taste and experience. For coffee and culture lovers, there is a never-ending list of ways that you can experience the best of what Melbourne has to offer. Whether you choose to ramble the street and follow your nose or take one of the brilliant food, coffee, or art tours available, you can be sure that you will have an amazing time in the Victorian capital.

 

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