As Australia’s culinary, cultural, and coffee capital, Melbourne is a truly unique destination. Filled to the brim with intricate architecture, stunning artworks sprawling every alcove, and a thrilling nightlife scene; you’re never going to run out of things to be excited about.
However, if you’re visiting Melbourne for the first time, it’s easy to get swept up and overwhelmed by everything that the city has to offer. That’s why, today, we’re going to lay out a few beginners’ tips for exploring Melbourne!
If you’ve ever seen pictures of Melbourne’s CBD, you’ve almost certainly seen at least one form of public transport. Trams, trains, and buses are absolutely everywhere in Melbourne, making travel an absolute breeze. That said, if you get nervous in crowds, you may have a little trouble at times.
From around 7am-9am and 5pm-7pm, the transit system is flooded with bustling crowds trying to make their way to and from work. So, if possible, try and work around these times for the best possible experience. Additionally, did you know it’s free to travel on trams within the CBD? The “Free Tram Zone” spans the majority of Melbourne’s business district, making it even easier for you to hop from one stunning destination to the next.
Finally, there’s Myki. Introduced in 2010, Myki replaced conventional cardboard transport tickets with a more practical, smartcard-based system. These can be purchased from any manned train station, as well as most supermarkets and newsagents. Remember to put money on your Myki prior to travelling, or you may incur a fine. For peace of mind, Mykis can be topped up based on time, rather than “pay-per-travel”. This is a great idea for those that are staying for the week.
At RNR Melbourne, we offer a stylish array of centrally-located serviced apartments. Situated in North Melbourne, our serviced apartments allow for easy access to everything the sprawling city has on offer, whilst still allowing you to get away from it all when necessary. To learn more, contact us today!
As we mentioned earlier, there is an endless amount of fun, exciting things to do across Australia’s culture capital. Even aside from the beautiful architecture, iconic street art locations and excellent array of bars, restaurants and cafes, there are always events to be found. Each month, RNR Melbourne writes posts on our top picks for events in Melbourne, so feel free to explore our blog to learn more.
That said, depending on your interests, here are a few pieces we’ve done to get you started:
This is just a small smattering of Melbourne’s entertainment options. Check back with our blog each month for a new batch of exciting festivals, events, galleries and more.
If you’re looking for accommodation that allows you both relaxing seclusion and fast access to everything Melbourne has to offer, contact RNR Melbourne today! With a stunningly stylish array of serviced apartment options to choose from, we’re sure to have an option that suits your needs.