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By admin | July 26, 2017

Melbourne in Australia is one of the hottest destinations for 2017 for Aussie and international tourists alike. The city and its surrounds have something that appeals to all travellers, on all budgets, looking for all types of experiences. Best known for its impeccable coffee and vibrant culture, Melbourne truly packs a holiday punch. We have put together a list of the top 10 must have Melbourne moments for while you are staying in the city. Some are the traditional “must-sees” while others will take you off the beaten track. Whether you are travelling as a family, with a group of mates, as a couple, or anything in between, there is something on this list that will help heat up your Melbourne holiday. While you make your plans, don’t forget to stay at the recently acquired ULTIQA Little Collins.


10. Shop at the Lost and Found Market
Located on Lygon Street in Brunswick East, The Lost and Found Market is a 1000 square metre gem of a place. This vintage emporium full of furniture, lighting, art, fashion and more is the perfect place to hunt for Melbourne treasures of old. Let the kids run wild or pick out the perfect gift for your partner to remember your holiday by. Visit their website for more details.



9. Sip Coffee and wander down Hosier Lane
Located opposite Federation Square and just off Flinders Street, Hosier Lane is home to some of the most epic street-art in the city. Be sure to get in early in the morning with one of Melbourne’s tasty takeaway coffees in hand, to miss the crowds and start your day off in a cultured and inspired way.


8. Grab some grub at Tuck Shop Take Away
Located on Hawthorn Road in Caulfield North, these burgers are worth the trip for sure. Touted as the Best Burger in Melbourne, the grub at Tuck Shop means there is always a line out the front door. With reasonable prices, we recommend the Double Minor with Bacon ($14.00) that comes decked out with 2 beef patties, American cheese, bacon, lettuce, onion, pickle, and Tuckshop sauce. Be sure to order a milkshake and fries to compliment the meal! Burgers stop being served at 9pm so get there early to guarantee you are fed.



7. See Melbourne from Naked in the Sky
Located in Fitzroy, Naked in the Sky is a rooftop open terrace with an attached bar. Enjoy some unique and delicious Basque country cooking and over a dozen beers on tap. Try a cocktail while you take in the spectacular view of the city on one side and the full length vista of Brunswick Street on the other. For more details, visit their website.



6. Catch the Comedy Festival or Australian Open
Melbourne plays host to a constantly revolving group of festivals, art exhibitions, sporting events and comedy festivals, so there will always be something on for you to check out in the city. Tourists flock to the Melbourne Comedy Festival each year and the Australian Open of Tennis in January, so if you are looking to enjoy one of the more popular draw cards, be sure to book your tickets well in advanced. We recommend Grand Final Weekend for footy or one of the awesome Australian artists who play a concert in the city.



5. Shop at Queen Victoria Market
A short walk from the City centre, Queen Victoria Market is surrounded by Peel, Franklin, Victoria and Elizabeth Streets. The largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere, there is no wrong way to experience the atmosphere. Eat your way through the iconic food halls or shop through the unique stalls. Grab some produce from the heritage Sheds and engage all of the senses. For more details about getting there and experiencing it all, visit their website.



4. Visit the Melbourne Zoo
The perfect attraction for families, the Zoo is located in Parkville, near Flemington Rd and the University of Melbourne. Public transport stops directly at the Zoo, making it a breeze to get there and back again. Check out the Trial of Elephants or one of the Zoo’s twilight concerts in the summer. Get up close and personal with some of the zoo’s most popular animals and enjoy an ever-changing set of exhibits that keep your experience fresh and exciting. To get your tickets to Melbourne Zoo, visit their website.



3. Get dumplings in Chinatown
Almost everyone loves cheap eats and there is no better place to enjoy budget friendly deliciousness than in Chinatown. Wander the streets exploring the culture and then sit down at Shanghai Village Dumpling to enjoy a spectacular meal. Bring your own adult beverages to enjoy a festive meal with friends.



2. Head to the St. Kilda foreshore
A gorgeous setting, perfect for all visitors, the St. Kilda foreshore features gorgeous scenic walks, especially down Jacka Boulevard. Visit the oldest amusement park in Australia at Luna Park and ride the carousel or one of the old rollercoasters. Visit the Little Penguins and watch them to and fro around the coastline. Take in a sunset or enjoy the sunrise in this unique Melbourne attraction.



1. See a game of AFL at the MCG
Whether you are an avid footy fan or new to the game, there is nothing quite like the Melbourne Cricket Ground on game day. Barrack for your favourite players or pick a side on the day and get ready for lots of chanting, cheering, and good old-fashioned competition. Enjoy a pie and a beer with your mates or take the family for an experience you won’t forget.

If you head to Melbourne to take in any of these 10 memorable attractions, be sure to tag ULTIQA Hotels and Resorts on Facebook and Instagram. We would love to see you enjoying everything that we know and love about Melbourne!

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