Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia. It can often be difficult to decide what to do with yourself when you have limited time in a world-renowned city. Well, never fear, follow this 2 days in Melbourne budget itinerary to make the most of your short stay.
Spending two days in a city can often involve a lot of dashing around, attempting to squeeze in every attraction under the sun. Melbourne is a hub of cultural gems, amazing food and quirky art, so it may be difficult to know how to spend your two days in the city. Whether you’re just beginning or ending your east coast trip, Melbourne will surely be one of the highlights.
The Great Ocean Road is one of the most stunning and exhilarating drives you will do in your life. I’ve devised a ‘2 days, 1 night Great Ocean Road budget itinerary’ so you can make the most of your trip, without wasting precious time and money.
While you’re in and around Melbourne, make sure you do not miss out the Great Ocean Road. What could be better than driving down a winding road which hugs the coastal cliffs of southern Victoria? A road which runs for 243km, to be exact. However, the driving isn’t the only highlight of a Great Ocean Road trip. Along the way, you’ll experience Victoria’s best beaches, lookouts with views for days, renowned national parks, true Aussie wildlife and much more.
Living in Melbourne, while on a budget can be difficult when there are so many delicious foods to tuck into! I’ve devised a list of the best cheap eats in Melbourne, so you can eat great and save that cash.
When it comes to cheap eats, you can dig out some gems in Melbourne. Living in Australia can be expensive, especially when you’re on a backpacker budget and saving for future travels. Some people would question, why eat out if you are saving? Well, there’s a simple answer to that question. The restaurants/takeaways in Melbourne are simply too enticing and delicious not to eat out once in a while. When I say eat out, I don’t mean spending $100 on a three-course meal, I really mean spending around $10 on one of the best cheap eats in Melbourne.
You might be asking, why Melbourne? Out of all the places in Australia, why would you pick Melbourne?
Melbourne has something unique to offer. The kind of vibe you only get in a city like this one. A combination of features which make up this city is; the edgy street art scattered across the city, the best nightlife scene in Australia, coffee which will turn even the biggest coffee loathers, so many restaurants that you will want to eat out every night and tonnes more! Melbourne hasn’t been named the worlds most liveable city for six consecutive times for no reason, has it?
Not by any stretch of the imagination, would I say I am the greatest photographer in the world. I wouldn’t even go as far as saying I’m a good photographer. Nonetheless, I love taking pictures on my travels and improving my photography as I go along. Of course, it certainly helps to take a stunning picture, when you’re taking photographs in a city as photogenic as Melbourne. All around the city unique and fascinating sights can be photographed. You just have to get out there, get exploring and get taking those pictures.
Of course, it does help when you know where to look though…
Below, I’ve compiled a list of my 10 favourite photo spots in Melbourne. Enjoy!
Melbourne does many things well and the markets come in close to the top of that list. There’s a huge array of Melbourne markets to choose from. These markets offer an array of culinary delights to tantalise the taste buds. I will be concentrating on the food within the Melbourne markets on this post, it’s too good not to.
There’s no shortage of unbelievable food to devour in Melbourne that’s for sure and the Melbourne markets in this list are a great place to get your fill of all things delicious. The main draw of these markets is that they have tonnes of stalls you can wander around, stocking food and dishes from far and wide. Deciding upon what to eat from the huge variety of food on offer could well be a drawback though, that’s if you are as indecisive as me!
Australia, Australia, Australia… Where to begin. The country of towering cities lined with golden sand beaches. The huge eco-system and largest living thing on the planet, which is the great barrier reef. The world recognisable giant sandstone, vivid red rock, Uluru. The list could go on and on. It’s a bit of a no brainer when it comes to spending a year-long working holiday visa in Australia wouldn’t you say?
Back in 2013, when I was travelling South East Asia with Olivia, a working holiday in Australia never appealed to us. After 6 months in Asia, our bank accounts were drained and we were on a flight from Hong Kong back to the UK. Back to the UK for what? I found myself questioning over and over again. Back to Manchester to live in a city I didn’t want to live in, to work in a job I didn’t want to do.
Australia is a country like no other. The land down under offers a huge variety of opportunities. You could spend your days surfing on Bondi Beach, enjoy all the coffee under the sun in Melbourne, explore the orange, desert like landscapes in the outback or forget your nights with excessive amounts of goon on the east coast, it’s hard not to have the time of your life here.
Each year millions of people decide to apply for their working holiday visa and make their way to Australia for up to 2 years. This can be an exciting time for anyone, after months of planning back home, working hard to save while day-dreaming of lying on that beach in the beaming sun. However, the first few weeks can be testing for anyone arriving in a whole new country with no home or job. With the right preparation and knowledge though, those tiresome and sometimes stressful first couple of weeks of job hunting and flat searching can be made a hell of a lot easier.