Worth Seeing & Doing

No doubt you have already done extensive research on things to see and do while in Melbourne,  however, here are a few your hosts thought worth mentioning:

Street Art - Melbourne is known as one of the world’s great street art capitals and the city of Melbourne acknowledges that public space provides a gallery and stage for artistic expression. Legal street art throughout the city contributes to the vibrant urban environment of Melbourne.

Queen Victoria Market is Victoria's premier open-air market.  The vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere of this historic site has endeared the Queen Victoria Market to Melbournians for 130 years. The market boasts a huge variety of fresh produce and a vast selection of stallholders offering a variety of speciality goods.

Melbourne Docklands - Melbourne's newest precinct, Docklands is located on the harbour and offers unique buildings, urban artworks and grand promenades.  Whether you stroll down to Docklands just for a quick visit or enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the many dining options, it is definitely worth a look and just a short stroll from Robinsons.

Cultural Precincts - Melbourne truly is a melting pot and this diversity can be found in the many cultural precincts located the city.  Stroll down Lygon Street where Melbourne's famous Italian café culture began, visit the bright and buzzing world of Chinatown or tempt your taste buds on Lonsdale Street with some mouthwatering Grecian delights.

Hidden Secret Tours - Melbourne has long been recognised as the style capital of Australia and it can be difficult to discover all the hidden treasures on your own. Join the passionate local guides at Hidden Secret Tours on their indulgent walking tours and be lost in the contemporary maze of designer boutiques, quirky galleries, historic lanes, arcades and architecture. Spend a few hours with Hidden Secret Tours, then return to the shops you enjoyed the most.

St Kilda - visitors and Melbournians alike flock to carnival St Kilda to experience it's cosmopolitan cafés, Sunday market, cake shops, beaches, pubs, historic buildings and other characters. Only a short tram ride from Robinsons in the City, we definitely think St Kilda is worth a visit.

If you are looking for some retail therapy while in Melbourne, then you will have to visit both Chapel Street and Bridge Road along with the lanes and arcades in Melbourne.  Click here for a comprehensive overview of shopping Melbourne style.

Be part of the sporting action and take in a game of Aussie Rules.  Take in a match at Etihad Stadium, just minutes from Robinsons in the City or visit the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), a short tram ride away.  

Global Ballooning - there are few major cities in the world that can be traversed by hot air balloon and there certainly is no better way to take in Australia's second largest city, Melbourne.  The balloon meeting spot is only a 10 minute car ride from Robinsons in the City - just remember that the meeting time is a half hour before sunrise...please click through directly to website for more details.