24 HOURS IN MELBOURNE: UNWIND IN THE COFFEE CAPITAL OF AUSSIE LAND


Melbourne is a city that one needs to explore when visiting down under, Aussie Land. If you are on a tight schedule but still excited to discover what this city has in store, we feel you! Here’s how you can spend 24 hours in Melbourne and make the best of your visit! 

COFFEE CAPITAL OF AUSTRALIA

Australian coffee culture is one of the most advanced in the world. According to a survey that was conducted, Melbourne leads the country in the coffee culture space. In an average three months, 63.3% of Melburnians pay at least one visit to a café for coffee or tea, ahead of Hobart residents (62.7%) and Sydney folks (61.0%)

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On that note, it would be ideal for you to kick-start your morning with a cup of caffeine! People in Melbourne LOVE their coffee so there is no way you could go wrong grabbing a nice hot cup while on the move. Although you can find a lot of places that serve great coffee, we recommend Cup of Truth. It is in underground Campbell Arcade and is one of the best in the city center. 

HEAD TO FEDERATION SQUARE AND HOSIER LANE 


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Once you are done grabbing that cup of caffeine head to Fed Square for some entertainment. Oh, and did we forget to mention that if you wait until 9.30 you can get your daily transport ticket at an off-peak discount. How cool is that? While you are waiting, stroll down the road to Hosier Lane, Melbourne’s most famous graffiti alley. 

RENT A BIKE AND DISCOVER MELBOURNE 

One of the best ways to explore Melbourne is to rent a bike. You can hire one from the Melbourne Bike Share. Once you have done that ride through the Exhibition Gardens, Gertrude Street, Brunswick Street to get a real local feel of the vibe in the city. You can also make a quick pit stop to grab a Banh Mi sandwich from Nhu Lan. 


THE HISTORIC MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND 

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The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is a cricket and Australian Rules Football stadium in Melbourne, Australia. It has a capacity of around 100,000. It was used as the main stadium for the 1956 Summer Olympics. Their old ground, now Southbank, was often flooded by the Yarra River and was also in the way of a new railway line. In 1859, the first game of Australian Rules Football was played at the ground. There were various events which used MCG as the centerpiece stadium such as 1992 and 2015 Cricket World Cups, the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and 1956 Summer Olympics. So you can get a slice of history and of course pose for pictures at this iconic place. 

TIME FOR SOME SAND BETWEEN YOUR TOES 

Around 6 kilometers from the city center St Kilda Beach is Melbourne’s most popular destination to bask in the sun! 

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Stretching approximately 700 meters between St Kilda Marina and St Kilda Harbour, St Kilda Beach attracts swimmers, sunbathers, walkers and joggers and is a favourite destination for water-sports including kite-surfing, windsurfing, sailing and jet skiing. The beach is also home to the St Kilda Sea Baths and St Kilda Pier.


YOUR VERY OWN EUREKA MOMENT 

The Eureka Tower is Melbourne’s tallest building, and the Skydeck observation platform gives predictably imperious views of the city, Port Phillip and the distant hills. Some parts are behind glass, but there’s an open-air section for anyone wanting to get a good photo.

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GORGE YOURSELF ON MOUTH-WATERING FOOD 

Melbourne’s dining scene is one of the best in the world. There are a plethora of options for you to choose from including global and local cuisine. Try out the kitchen at Melbourne’s home of live music, The Espy. If you like something fancier, try Izakaya Den next door. 

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