As I sat down writing about the most beautiful city in the world , Melbourne I wondered what more can I write ,than that has not been described yet . Be it the rivers or the opulent bars, lavish restaurants or the hub of sports and culture nothing Melbourne’s got it all.
From my knowledge of the sights and sounds of this attractive city, I am listing down the favourite things and reasons as to why I love this city more than any other city in the world
Melbourne Cricket Ground: Having come as a no surprise , Melbourne Cricket Ground , one of the largest cricket stadiums in the world with a 100,000 capacity, is a top attraction to almost any visitor to the country . Built in 1853 it has been the host for several cricketing tournaments, world cups and test championships. Incidentally, this cultural icon of a venue, is also host to the popular Australian Football League
Federation Square : Melbourne being the heart of cultural attractions and world class events stages most of its shows in the popular Federation Square .Be it the National Gallery that hosts famous art shows and a suite of galleries dedicated to the rich heritage of Aborginal arts . Everything from exhibitions, films, concerts and fashion shows are performed inside the Federation Square
Ocean Road and the 12 Apostles: One of the most beautiful and scenic ocean roads are located in Melbourne which spans up to 243 kms until the 12 Apostle structures. The highway is carved into sheer cliffs with a picturesque and yet commanding view of the beautiful ocean beside it. The 243 amazing journey leads us to fantastic limestone cliffs and collection of rock formations known as the 12 Apostles which was carved out by the aggressive waves of the southern ocean.
Wineries: With its innumerable winery regions in many parts of the country , especially famous in the Melbourne districts , wine tasting and visiting the wineries should be a definite inclusion in any tour to Australia
Hot Air Balloon: Ballooning is a great fun, adventurous activity which takes you on a flight over the Yarra valley ,or the scenic sights of the Melbourne city from as high you can reach . This is an experience one should never miss while on a visit to this wonderful city
Leisure and Spa : One of the most beautiful things that I love about this city is it encourages its travellers to sit back and relax the sights , and involve in leisurely activities than get entangled in its fast paced life like other cosmopolitan cities across the world. Melbourne is home to several spas and leisure salons including massage parlours, Japanese styled spas and several other day spa retreats where one can go and get an alluring massage to relax the body
Shopping : Adding to yet another leisure activity, is their multitude of shopping centres lined across the streets, that makes one never want to leave the city. Be it the farmers market , book markets, Queen Victoria Market or the international stylish and swanky malls that offer everything straight from the fashion hubs and brands of the world Melbourne is the place to go for some serious shopping !
Food : Apart from their wineries, mountain ranges, shopping malls , cricket grounds and spas, one important other thing Australia, in particular Melbourne is quite famous for is their cuisine. Popular because of the origin of the famous cooking show, MasterChef Australia One should never come back without trying the Australian BBQ lunch or the seasoned European and Asian styled food in their one too many restaurants ,of course coupled with a bottle of Australian beer or wine
The below video lists some amazing things one can do in Melbourne
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