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by Dayna Chu (subscribe)
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Published March 7th 2023
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Heading to Melbourne for the long weekend? Here's a suggested three-day itinerary:

Day 1:

Morning: Start your day at Federation Square, a cultural hub in the city centre. You can enjoy a coffee or breakfast at one of the many cafes in the area, and take in the unique architecture of the square.

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Afternoon: Head to the Royal Botanic Gardens, a sprawling 94-acre park filled with over 50,000 plants. You can take a leisurely walk, have a picnic, or explore the various themed gardens.

Evening: Finish off the day with a visit to the Southbank area, where you can enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants overlooking the Yarra River. Alternatively, head to the Crown Casino complex, where you can try your luck at the tables or see a show at the theatre.
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Day 2:

Morning: Take a trip to Queen Victoria Market, one of Melbourne's most popular attractions. The market is open every day except Monday and Wednesday, and you can find everything from fresh produce to souvenirs.

Afternoon: Head to the Melbourne Museum, where you can explore the history and culture of Melbourne and Victoria. The museum features a range of exhibits, including indigenous culture, natural history, and contemporary art.

Evening: Experience the vibrant nightlife of Melbourne by exploring the laneways and hidden bars in the CBD. Some popular areas include Hosier Lane, Chinatown, and Flinders Lane.
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Day 3:

Morning: Take a short tram ride to St Kilda, a popular beachside suburb just south of the CBD. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the beach, grab some breakfast at one of the many cafes, or take a dip in the ocean if the weather is warm enough.
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Afternoon: Visit the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia's oldest and largest art museum. The gallery features a wide range of art from around the world, including contemporary and indigenous works.
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Evening: End your trip with a visit to the Eureka Skydeck, where you can enjoy panoramic views of Melbourne from the 88th floor of the Eureka Tower. You can also enjoy a drink at the Skydeck's bar while taking in the stunning views.
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Where are your favourite Melbourne haunts? Have you ever been to the Charlie Bit Me cafe? How about sweet or savoury crepes at Melbourne's best-kept secret, Roule Galette? Let us know what we're missing in the comments.
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Old Melbourne Gaol is worth a visit. I love Melbourne Zoo too 😍
by felic (score: 0|5) 11 days ago
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