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Visit Melbourne, The land of in-between

One of the most visited and loved cities across the world; Melbourne has an aura which attracts everyone towards it. Dubbed as the land of in-between, Melbourne is able to boast an array of hidden gems as one traverse through the alleys in the city. Melburnians and visitors alike are encouraged to explore the lanes in between buildings, as you would be surprised to find quaint cafes for brunch, bustling dinner restaurants and drinking holes with great vibes. Some suggestions to your itinerary as below:

Melbourne City Circle Tram

Priceless and one of its kind, the Melbourne city circle tram encircles the city every day, passing all the brilliant tourist attractions on the way. Traveling on the tram is completely free of cost and, to add to the excitement, you get running commentary throughout the trip regarding Melbourne’s most exotic locations. You can go out at any stop for quick pictures, and get back on track by hopping on to the next tram. This is the perfect option to really make the best of your exploration within the city.

Old Melbourne GAOL

One of the oldest surviving building in Melbourne. Built in the 1800s to house Victoria's rapidly growing criminal population, this multi award winning tourist attraction, is one of the city's must-see attractions. Step inside this imposing bluestone institution, a site of over 130 hangings, and enter a world where some of Australia's most infamous criminals were held, including bushranger Ned Kelly and notorious gangster Squizzy Taylor. For the thrill seekers, you can opt for a more grim experience via the Night Tours, that commence from 8pm. Tour the Gaol with a hangman where you can find out the dark secrets behind these prison walls or, prepare yourself for a hair raising experience if you decide to take on the Ghost Tour! A place of dark history, where many stories of an unexplained presence, have been shared by staff and visitors. Proceed if you dare.

Federation Square

An Artsy mixed development since 1968. This unique cultural precinct sees more than 2,000 events held each year, ranging from exception art exhibitions, Food & Wine festivals to community celebrations. Federation Square is also right by the picturesque Yarra River, which one may choose to discover Melbourne through the city cruises or rental of a bicycle to explore the city’s beautiful gardens and parks.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Break away from the city view and enjoy the inner-city oasis of Melbourne. With more than 10,000 species of plants from around the world, the Royal Botanic Gardens is a great place to take some time to enjoy nature’s greeneries or have a picnic. It is also an ideal venue for the kids; The children garden offers a variety of hands-on activities which are great for family bonding.

Road trips from Melbourne

The three iconic roadtrips that are highly recommended would be Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. Great Ocean Road: A four hour drive from Melbourne is definitely worth the effort, especially when you get to marvel at panoramic coastal views. While the famous Twelve Apostles would be deemed as the key destination at Great Ocean Road, do not also miss out on alternative beautiful views at other attractions within the nearby precinct; Lord Ard Gorge, London Arch and The Grotto. Great Ocean Road is definitely an Instagramer’s haven. Mornington Peninsula: Located just an hour drive away from Melbourne, the alfresco lifestyle awaits as you can expect to explore award winning eateries and wineries. Choose to walk it off while enjoying great views along the coast or over the peninsula, through walking trails or around historical sites. End the day by indulging yourself with a massage in a spa retreat or freshen up your senses at a hot spring. Relax, de-stress before your continue on. Yarra Valley: Another venue that is within an hour drive from Melbourne, Yarra Valley introduces you to world class wine and ciders from renowned vineyards and local breweries, while being able to savour fresh produce in the serenity of rolling hills and grape plantations. Kick back and enjoy the tranquility of nature.