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How to spend top weekend in Melbourne - ideas on extraordinary attractions and sites

melbourne morning In Melbourne, there is a wide variety of unusual places for walking to chose from. Have you ever been to an open-air art gallery? If you haven't, be sure to take a stroll through Rutledge Lane . Young graffiti artists have long set their hearts on this street, so even trash cans resemble genuine works of art here today. Among the variety of colorful drawings on the walls, there are incredibly beautiful and intricate ones. Here you can spend hours strolling around the yards and admiring all this colorful splendor. You can even buy a spray can and leave your own autograph on one of the walls.
Discovering the architecture of Melbourne from bird's eye view! Royal Exhibition, Government House, Shrine of Remembrance, Etihad Stadium, Eureka Tower, Flinders Street Station, all those monuments are defining the image of Melbourne … Open
Want some truly extreme fun? Let's go to Cyty Road where you can find a company offering the most incredible entertainment in town - Rap jumping or Australian abseiling. This is how they call descending a fixed rope with the help of climbing equipment. The main feature of Australian rappelling is facing the ground during the process. Descending from a high-rise building is offered to all thrill-seekers. No special training is required to enjoy the original entertainment. A short brief before the first jump will be enough.
There is another way to experience a bird's eye view of the city. Less extreme, but no less enjoyable and exciting. On the 88th floor of the luxury Eureka skyscraper, you'll find the best observation deck in town - Eureka Skydeck 88 , which is definitely worth visiting if you prefer unusual entertainments. Eureka skyscraper is the highest residential building on the continent, and at the time it was completed in 2006, it was the tallest building in the world. The observation deck located at an altitude of 282 meters offers a gorgeous view of the city and the ocean. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
State Library of Victoria, St Paul Cathedral, Rod Laver Arena, Rialto Towers, St. Patrick Cathedral, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Melbourne … Open
Not visiting Carlton Brewhouse while in Melbourne would be an unforgivable mistake for beer lovers. The house is located on the grounds of a brewery in Abbotsford, one of the largest in the southern hemisphere. The history of the brewery begins more than a hundred years ago, and Carlton Brewhouse presents an interesting exhibition telling about the history of the factory and local brewing traditions. Here you can see old wooden barrels and collections of old bottles. The brewery would be of particular interest to fans of Foster’s beer, as this beer brand was produced here at the end of the 19th century for the first time. The most enjoyable part of the tour will be a tasting of branded beers. At the factory, you can buy several exclusive varieties of the drink that cannot be found in other countries of the world.
Melbourne Town Hall Want to explore Melbourne's main sights briefly but worry about running out of time? There is a great way out of this difficult situation - 35 City Circle. The free retro tram runs around the city center covering a number of major attractions. The tourist tram runs quite often, every 12 minutes, starting at a stop next to Flinders Station . This is a great option for those who have planned a rich and detailed sightseeing program in the city center - that's how you can move from one attraction to another quickly. A tram ride itself can be an unforgettable adventure. Only historic trams having a unique historical charm run on this route.
Tourists come to Melbourne to make a walk on its beautiful streets, explore the remarkable places of this city and visit most beautiful parks and gardens in the country. There are really … Open

Observation Deck of the Eureka Tower

There is a Eureka skyscraper in Central Melbourne. It has a height of 285 meters. The skyscraper is painted in black and white. Its top is decorated with a crown of Golden hue with a red stripe. There are 88 floors in the building. Office space and apartments are located on them. If you do not suffer from a fear of heights you can climb to its observation platform called Skydeck 88. It is located on the top floor. The viewport is a cube called "the Edge". It is completely made of glass. It extends itself from the building. This is a fascinating attraction. You will be able to enjoy the panorama of the city, the bay, the Dandenong Ranges, and the Mornington Peninsula while standing inside it.
Melbourne skyline

Skiing in the Suburbs of Melbourne

If you want to take your mind off the hot sun, beaches, rainforest, crocodiles, and kangaroos during your vacation in Melbourne you can do winter sports. You should visit one of the ski resorts located in the suburbs. You will have the opportunity to come to Falls Creek, Mt Buller, or Mount Hotham. You will spend several hours on the road. There are numerous trails on the territory of each of them. You can choose the trail that matches your level of training.
Melbourne will enchant tourists with children with an assortment of entertainment and remarkable attractions. The city is celebrated for its cutting edge amusement parks. One of the most … Open

Ride the Roller Coaster at Luna Park

You will have the opportunity to visit the city's Luna Park in Melbourne. It is located on the coast of Port Phillip, 6 kilometers from the city center. It is open from 11 am to 6 pm from Monday to Thursday and from 11 am to 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. You can recognize it by the huge face of "Mr. Moon". It is the entrance to the amusement park. You will have a chance to ride on various attractions on its territory. There are also extreme rides among them. But you can get the most thrills on the roller coaster.
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Visit the City Zoo

If you want to meet representatives of the animal world of Australia you should take a walk around the zoo during your vacation in Melbourne. It was founded in 1862. It is located 4 kilometers from the city center. The zoo is divided into bioclimatic zones. It differs from the usual zoological garden in that its inhabitants can freely move around its territory.
Restaurants of Melbourne will be of great pleasure for genuine connoisseurs of Australian cuisine as well as for those long wishing to try this exotic culinary trend. Ethnic cuisine is a … Open
Kangaroos, koalas, emu, meerkats, giraffes, cockatoos, hippos, monkeys, elephants, tigers, and lions are kept in conditions as close to natural as possible. You will have the opportunity not only to look at these animals up close but also to pet some of them, such as a koala or kangaroo, for example. The guide will accompany you during your tour of the zoo. He will tell many interesting stories from the life of animals.
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See Melbourne from a New Angle

You can get to know Melbourne better during a sightseeing tour of the city. However, there are also several ways to view it from a different angle. For example, you can ride the Star Ferris Wheel. It has a height of 120 meters. It was built in 2008. The Ferris wheel is open from 11:00 to 19:30 from Monday to Thursday and from 11:00 to 21:00 from Friday to Sunday.
Local people are of cheerful disposition, perfect sense of humor and positive attitudes towards life. They are used to high tourist traffic in their city that is why they meet foreign guests … Open
One full turn of the Star Ferris Wheel will occur in half an hour. You can enjoy the city's business district and Port Phillip Bay while sitting in a comfortable booth during this time. You will also have a chance to see Melbourne from a height if you book a tour on a Montgolfier or go up to the SkyHigh observation deck. It is equipped on Mount Dandenong, which is located in the suburbs.
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Spend Time in Half Moon Bay

The picturesque Half Moon Bay is located near Melbourne. You can come here to sunbathe on the rocky shore, swim in the clear seawater, and get acquainted with the inhabitants of the underwater world by snorkeling. The Black Rock yacht club is also located in the bay. You can rent a boat there and go for a ride on the waves of the bay.
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Traveling in Norway: the Best Places to See During a Short Getaway

If you plan to stay in Norway only for several days, do not limit yourself to the capital. Hotels in Oslo are quite expensive but it is still better to book a hotel located close to the city center. Most tourists start their journey in Norway with Oslo as the biggest airport in the country is located in the capital. The capital’s major attractions include the Oslo Opera House, the Royal Palace, the National Museum, the Munch Museum, Grand Hotel, Parliament building, and Karl Johaus Gate Road. Visit the Munch Museum to see famous “The Scream” painting and then move to Aker Brygge harbor – most tourists come here to take pictures of old ships. Finally, the Grünerløkka neighborhood is a trendy place for everyone who likes partying at night or visiting cute vintage shops in the daytime. Read this

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