Melbourne is one of the coolest cities I have been to and besides beaches and cafés, there is always so much to do. We did most of our sightseeing the first time we visited, so this trip was dedicated to returning to our favourite spots.
Queen Victoria Markets
Where you get an awesome view of the skyline in between the market stalls.
And so much beautiful fruit and veg. I’ve got a soft spot for markets and love to see the local produce that is different from what I can buy at home.
They also have pretty good opportunities to taste fresh products such as sugarcane juice with passionfruit as well as amazing coffee – because if there wasn’t good coffee, it wouldn’t be Melbourne.
State Library of Victoria
Definitely worth a visit if you like beautiful libraries, but also if you’re into taking pictures of cool architecture. And also always a good idea if the weather starts to change, which seems to be the case here quite often. Pictured below is the La Trobe Reading Room.
The Block Arcade
One of the most traditional buildings in the CBD, the Block Arcade offers a slightly different shopping experience. The building itself is beautiful and well worth the visit and once you’re there, it will be quite hard not to go inside any shops. Again, it is also the perfect place to escape to when the weather turns.
As the graffiti hotspot of the CBD, it is also one of main tourist spots. Great location to admire the ever-changing street art and take some cool pictures.
Crossing the Yarra River allows you to take more pictures of the skyline. I was lucky enough this time to capture a black swan gliding on the river in front of the skyscrapers. If you’re on the Southbank, try to take some time to go visit the National Gallery of Victoria.
Don’t forget to check out my post about beach life in Melbourne and a food diary of my time there!