Are you making plans for your next solo trip? New year, new possibilities, destinations, and vacation ideas to choose from. If Australia is in your plans for this year, our recommendation is not to skip Melbourne.
As a solo traveler, there are many incredible things to do and see in this Australian city. Here is a detailed list of all the best things to do in Melbourne as a solo traveler.
1. Go on a city tour
Start your stay in Melbourne by attending at least one city tour. These tours are not only a great way to get to know the city a bit better but they are also a cool way to meet new people.
During these tours, the guide will tell you more about a certain area of Melbourne that you’re touring. You can also book many different types of tours, if you find that you like exploring the city on your own, then book a wine tour to Yarra Valley.
2. Self-guided tours
Self-guided tours are always fun and exciting, plus they are a great way to discover many off-the-beaten-track locations. During these tours, you’ll see different parks, sculptures, waterfronts, bridges, and streets.
On one such tour, you may end up at a Federation Square – one of the largest squares in Melbourne where you can relax and find a free wifi connection. Here, you’ll also be able to witness many live events and public festivals.
3. Visit the Eureka tower
If you want to see the panoramic view of Melbourne, we recommend going up the Eureka Tower. The Eureka Tower is a residential tower block complex 297.3m high, and it consists of 91 floors. What’s so exciting about this tower is its observation deck on the 88th floor.
You can see the real size of Melbourne from this Skydeck and you can witness some of the most beautiful sunsets. You won’t make a mistake if you decide to spend one afternoon here, waiting for the sun to set.
4. Spend the day in St Kilda
One of the most popular suburbs of Melbourne is called St Kilda. St Kilda has a lot to offer, and it’s only a short tram ride from the CBD. If you like adventure parks, you should know that St Kilda has a one-of-a-kind Luna Park that features many fun rides and treats.
You can dine in one of many restaurants along Acland Street and then visit and maybe swim at St Kilda Beach. There you’ll also find a pier where you can see the awesome skyline view.
If you decide to take a train a bit further, you’ll find Brighton Beach, famous for its colorful beach huts. All in all, you’re bound to have fun in this quirky, hipster suburb of Melbourne.
5. Nightlife fun and activities
Nightlife in Melbourne is a mixture of diners, clubs, pubs, and other entertainment options. It’s an exciting city filled with many different places and a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere.
There are night tours in different museums, karaoke bars for those who love to sing, thematical restaurants, different kinds of bars and pubs, rooftop cinemas, and exciting nightclubs. And if you’re a fan of more exotic nighttime activities, we also recommend visiting exclusive Melbourne brothels.
The city is just as alive at night as it’s during the day, so you won’t have any problems finding something you like.
6. Don’t forget to go shopping
If you want to do a bit of shopping while you’re in Melbourne, you should visit the biggest and most popular market – Queen Victoria Market. Here you’ll find everything from fresh produce to clothes and accessories.
If, on the other hand, you prefer something fancier, Bourke Street Mall is the right options for you. For example, in Melbourne, you’ll also find one of the biggest shopping centers in the Southern Hemisphere – Chadstone Shopping Center.
If you like shopping, then you’ll love Melbourne, because it is overflowing with shops and malls.
Melbourne is a great city both for day and nighttime activities. These and many more things can be done and seen in Melbourne. It’s a city that has a lot to offer, so if you’re a solo traveler, Melbourne is the place to visit!
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