Melbourne is one of the most vibrant cities in Australia, entertaining tourists and locals equally. If you are going to be in the city for some time and you are not familiar with the place, you might want to read ahead. This article will give you a few tips on the costs in the area for accommodation, food, and transport, as well as how you can make the most of your trip.
If you want to cut costs, stay at a hostel. These rooms can cost as little as 30 AUD for a dorm room and about 80 AUD for a private room. Budget hotels are also available for as little as 80 AUD for a single room, and around 120 AUD for a double room. Nowadays, however, you can probably book a little Airbnb for extremely low costs. It is a nice way to get to know the locals too.
Food is generally affordable, especially fast food, as you can get the usual burgers and fries for a few Aussie dollars (around 15 for a full meal), with a restaurant costing around 20 AUD upwards. If you want to cut costs, you definitely grab a few instant meals at the grocery store and you’re all set.
Transport is cheap if you can grab the free trams and tourist shuttle buses. Otherwise you can take the train by buying a Myki card for only about 6 AUD.
Things to Do
There are plenty of things you can, whatever your budget. However, if you want to make the most of this trip, try to save money on food, accommodation, and travel expenses, and spend on the experiences and sights.
Visit Flinders Street Station. This is an icon of Melbourne, dating back to the 19th century and notable for the Victorian architecture. It is well worth the visit for its enormous clock faces.
One of the best Melbourne things to do is check out the Eureka Skydeck, standing at 297 metres tall. There is plenty of delicious snack food and wine to indulge in, and the most incredible view.
Check out the Queen Victoria Market and enjoy the incredible food any day of the week, and pick up a few free samples of wine. You buy just about anything here, but it’s best for its varieties of food. Be sure to try a little of everything you have room for!
If you are the artistic type, you might like to go on a street arts tour. Local artists are celebrated with these tours, but it is a little costly if you don’t have a big budget.
If you are looking for some nightlife, visit St. Kilda. There are plenty of bars, nightclubs, and restaurants that you should be able to afford easily.
These are just some of the most popular tourist things to do in Melbourne, but there is no end to how much you can explore and enjoy in this city. Check out the museums if you love the history, visit a koala sanctuary if you love wildlife, or take a trip to the Royal Botanical Gardens if you have a penchant for flora.