Published On: Sat, Jun 8th, 2019

What to see and what to do in Melbourne in two days

Melbourne is one of the most important cities in Australia, an essential visit on your Australian trip.

Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria. It is considered the most “European” city of Australia, a city ​​with style , full of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, art exhibitions, live music and entertainment, much leisure.

Two days are not enough to know Melbourne, stroll through its streets and parks, visit its museums and art galleries or enjoy its nightlife and the variety of cuisines from all over the world that offer its many restaurants and taverns, but as well we know those who like to travel, sometimes time are a scarce commodity. In this article we will try to summarize what to see and what things to do in Melbourne in two days.

St Kilda

St Kilda is a classic of Melbourne, a coastal neighborhood located just 6 km from the city famous for its long sandy beach, its pleasant promenade, the penguins and Luna Park.

To get to St Kilda from the center of Melbourne it is best to get on a tram and get off at the Luna Park stop. In addition to taking some pictures of the famous amusement park, if you go on a Sunday it is possible to enjoy a handicraft market whose stalls extend along the promenade.

In St. Kilda there are many cafes and restaurants for brunch and start the day hard to visit the city. You can have a drink in one of the restaurants on the beach facing the sea, or in Fitzroy Street, very popular and with a more local character.

Melbourne Brighton Beach

photo/ Liah via pixabay

Brighton Beach

It is one of the most popular places in Melbourne and I would say that of Australia. Brighton beach with its typical colored bathing beach is one of the most photographed places in Melbourne. If you like the postureo Brighton is essential visit.

Parks and Botanical Garden

One of the best ways to enjoy the city of Melbourne is to stroll through its picturesque parks, either on foot or by bicycle.

We rent a public bicycle in St. Kilda and we went through Albert Park until we reached King Domains Garden, where we left the bicycles and walked to the Shine of Remembrance, the monument to all the Australians who have served in the war. Afterwards we stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.

Incredible the colors of the vegetation of the parks and the great amount of species that trees and plants that can be appreciated, a pity not having had more time to enjoy a picnic in any of these gardens so quiet.

Walk along the Yarra River

We walked the Main Yarra Trail from Morell Bridge to arrive at Federation Square walking quietly at dusk and enjoyed all the lighting of the buildings located next to the river, it was wonderful.

From Federation Square we headed to Southbank for dinner, a lively neighborhood at night, full of restaurants, pubs and live music.

Street Art

Melbourne is known as one of the world capitals of urban art and not without reason. Graffiti can be found in several authorized points of the city, and it is wonderful to enjoy the color and originality of the graffiti.

We were at corner 361 Little Bourke Street and Rankins Lane, where we took a coffee break at the famous Brother Baba Budan coffee shop . There were not many graffiti on these streets, but the coffee was delicious.

National Gallery of Victoria

There are many art galleries that can be found in Melbourne, both public and private, and it is certainly worth spending a few days enjoying them. But as we have said time is gold, so we decided to visit the National Gallery of Art of Victoria.

The Gallery is not bad, but being Europeans did not impact us too much, I suppose that the comparisons are odious. Although we have to recognize that the part dedicated to the peoples of the South Pacific is very interesting.


On foot or on the free tram that runs through the city center, if you visit Melbourne enjoy the fantastic architecture of buildings such as Town Hall , The Old Treasury Building Queen Victoria Market or Flinders Street Railway Station. If you want to stay at the Melbourne CBD, as we did, you can see hotel availability and buy prices on Booking. com . Through this link you can see all the accommodations that offer Booking .com in the CBD of Melburne: CBD Melbourne accommodation.

Melbourne, despite being an expensive city, offers many leisure opportunities and free tourism for its visitors. All the activities that we leave in this post are very economical, so there is no excuse for not getting the most out of the city in 48 hours.

Author: EyeT Solutions

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