Melbourne is commonly referred to as the city of “four seasons in one day”, which is totally awesome because whether you’re a fan of summer or winter, enjoy the autumn breeze or spring blossoms, Melbourne’s got you covered!
However ragtag your group of girlfriends, no matter how motley your crew, Melbourne’s diverse and lively cross-section of art, food and culture makes it the perfect destination to hang out with your gal pals. It really does have a little bit of everything for everyone.
Melbourne is a friendly, beautiful and smart city bustling with the perfect mixture of adventure and relaxation, so what should you hit up while in town? Here are a few suggestions that the ladies are guaranteed to love.
Galleries and culture
From the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) to the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne caters for all arts tastes. For the movie buff of your girl group, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) at Federation Square has you covered!
If you want to experience the burgeoning Melbourne art scene, be sure to check out the many artist-run spaces – like the CBD’s Kings ARI or West Space – found all over town. And the best part: most of these culture kingdoms don’t even charge an entry fee. Cheap, fun and educational!
Lanes and arcades
Behind the busy CBD main streets and offices, there’s a world just waiting to be discovered. Wander through the Block Arcade or potter around Degraves Street – wherever you saunter, there’s entertainment to be found.
Melbourne’s alleyways are famous for their cosy cafes, boutique shops and hidden bars. Spend a day freefalling through the labyrinth – gaze at the ever-changing street art on Hosier Lane or have a delicious bite to eat on Centre Place (Italian? Japanese? Bagels? You decide!).
Don’t forget that Melbourne prides itself on its coffee culture, so be sure to allocate some serious caffeine time. Bonus points: the coffee is cheap and delicious, people-watching is eye-opening and abundant, and there are stacks of flirtatious barista babes on hand.
Melbourne is known for its unique sense of style, so it’s no surprise the shopping is so good. Wander around Bourke Street Mall to find the big names or thread through the laneways to find local designers and one-off threads. Then head over to Brunswick Street in Fitzroy to snaffle some vintage numbers as well as some major bargains at the outlets.
Watching the sun set from a bayside bar is the perfect way to reflect, relax and unwind after a busy day in Melbourne. St Kilda and the bay area are waiting for you, and it’s only a quick tram ride from the city. Here you can dip your feet in the water or snack on some classic fish and chips on the sand with your friends. With this setting, it’s impossible not to fall in love with Melbourne.
The team at Student Flights can offer advice and help you and your girlfriends organise a break in Melbourne.
About the author:Author: Student Flights Consultants have travelled extensively so they can bring you the most informed and up to date information to help you with planning your own trip.
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We are Gadi and Tun - the midlife runaways. We regard our selves as a “world citizens” and currently we live and explore in China. We've decided to start this blog to share our awe and adventures with friends, family and all the people who love to travel. Feel free to comment and to join. And most important, don’t forget the state of “Being in Awe” with the world.
Hi there! We are a couple, and we like to travel. We regard our selves as a “world citizens” and currently we live and explore in China. We’ve decided to start this blog to share our awe and adventures with friends, family and all the people who love to travel. Feel free to comment and to join. And most important, don’t forget the state of “Being in Awe”.