HELP – What should we do in Melbourne and Victoria?


Hey guys, just a quick update to say today we visit Melbourne for eight days. Can’t wait.

Following that we’ll be spending about two months in the state of Victoria.

And we need your HELP!

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We want to hear YOUR best tips and suggestions on things to see and do in Melbourne AND all of Victoria?

As for Melbourne, I’m expecting we are going to fall HARD.

Considering it has a reputation for an amazing cafe scene, delicious food, awesome shopping, great markets, live music, and we’ll be there during the famous Melbourne Cup horse racing carnival, we are pumped.

We’ve never really experienced Melbourne before, having only visited on business and not getting to know the city for what it’s famous for.

So if you can, please help us with any of the following:

  • Best cafes
  • Best pubs
  • Best laneways
  • Best markets
  • Cheap eats
  • Best shopping
  • Best neighbourhoods
  • Best way to get around
  • Family activities
  • How to save money

We’ll be staying in the very first TUNE Hotel in Australia in Carlton for the first 5 nights, then the YHA Hostel in North Melbourne for 3 nights.

Now, for the rest of Victoria

We are thinking of visiting:

  • Mornington Peninsula
  • Philip Island
  • Bright
  • Grampians
  • Wilsons Promontory
  • Great Ocean Road
  • Ballarat
  • Daylesford
  • Yarra Valley

Do you have any tips for these places? Can you recommend other destinations?

We’re excited to see the best Melbourne and Victoria has to offer!

Thanks guys. Please leave your tips in the comments below…


  1. Wow – looks amazing!  And even more amazing – a mere US$30!  I mean, from the looks of it, you’d pay more than a C note in Vegas/NYC, etc. for such.

    I know we travelers are perpetually pinching our pennies, but I think we sometimes need to be reminded of the relative ruble worth of something so unique, and splurge a little (and likewise simply scrimp a little at the next happy hour/hostel to make up for it.)

    Glad that you chose to go for it – no doubt you’ll have those memories for a lifetime!

  2. BEAUTIFUL photos. I was in Costa Rica for Semana Santa – pretty crazy is right. Ive never seen traffic like that outside either NYC or the silicon valley in CA. looks like you had a great time!

  3. Well, aren’t they supposed to be “doggy-bags”? Seems like they took the definition a tad too seriously 😛 I wouldn’t have left them there either though 😉

  4. Very nice place you have there in Mexico. I too was attracted by the title and wondered what I might be getting myself into when starting to read, but I like the point of the entire post.

    Maybe you should wonder what it would be like to have one of your readers win the Powerball lottery. Maybe someone whose name rhymes with vicissitude.


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