Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria state in Australia. The city attracts huge numbers of visitors, both from local and international markets. In 2018 it was ranked 73rd most visited city worldwide and 2nd in Australia. The city is located on the coastline around port Philip with a population of 5 million. Melbourne is known for its good architectural designs, cultural diversity, excellent dishes, and other tourist attractions that make the city famous. Apart from Athens, Melbourne has the highest population of the Greek people who have a culture full of events. The following is a Melbourne bucket list of the things to do in 2020.
1. Tour immigration museum
At this museum, you will learn about the historical events of Melbourne. It contains detailed information on how immigrants from Europe found their way to settle in the city of Melbourne. It is located in the old customs house. You will get a clear historical picture of Melbourne.
2. Taste their coffee
The city is known for the best coffee worldwide. It would be best if you toured their coffee shops for you to experience it. While in Melbourne, this is a must in your to-do list. In the city lanes, you can’t miss seeing people enjoying coffee. It’s highly popular and valued in this city because of the quality.
3. Experience the street arts
The street art in Melbourne is recognized and appreciated in the whole world. The city council has given the street artists some streets for them to do arts. When you visit these streets, you will have fun and at the same time, learn the message the artist is putting across.
4. Visit the Lunar Park
It receives more than 800,000 visitors each year from local and international markets. If you have a day in Melbourne, you cannot miss visiting Lunar Park because it has a lot of fun. It’s mostly known for rides and beautiful attractions which are more than 100 years old. You can also hold your birthday parties, wedding functions, and other similar events.
The city has different kinds of sports you can participate in, but horse racing is the most common one. Horse racing in Melbourne is one the best we have in the word. Generally, Australia is known for horse racing because it has the biggest racecourse in the whole world. Horse racing became popular in Melbourne because there are many horses in the county and people’s interests.
6. Book a city circle tram tour
If you want to understand the Melbourne city CBD well, you might consider taking this tour. The city circle tram offers free transport to passengers around the city where they get to see the museums, parliament, old treasury building, etc. The tour comes with commentary audio that explains the landmarks in the city.
7. Visit Melbourne Zoo
It was formed in 1852, and it’s home to more than 320 species of animals. They aim to protect wildlife and give them a home. You will have fun seeing animals of all ages and species.
8. Experience Events and Festivals
Australia is a home of events and festivals, which include: spring racing carnival, football fever, Coolmore Stud Stakes, and Bledisloe cup, among many others. Remember this year the Coolmore Stud Stakes runs on Saturday, October 31.
Melbourne is one of the beautiful cities you need to visit during your lifetime, even if its once. With all those tourist attractions, you will have fun as you learn. I would recommend you take a holiday vacation to Melbourne to experience what the city has in store for you.
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Caroline is a writer with years of experience in business administration. She is passionate about travelling, exploring new places and cultures, and learning new languages. Find Caroline on Twitter @BCarolinebird12.