Plenty to do in climatically challenged Melbourne

GIVEN its somewhat chilly climatic reputation, a trip to Melbourne might seem a little foolhardy but, for the intrepid traveller, there are plenty of things to see and do.

Here are 10 of the best:

  1. Take in an AFL match at the MCG - embrace the roar of the crowd
  2. Enjoy an early morning coffee to fight off the cold - Melbournians take their coffee seriously so you'll be sure of a quality drop
  3. Jump on the City Circle Tram and enjoy free, all-day travel through the city centre
  4. Catch a show at one of Melbourne's theatres
  5. To market! To market! Queen Victoria, South Melbourne and Prahran Markets offer a variety of good eats and other treats
  6. Take a stroll down an inner-city laneway for an eclectic mix of coffee shops and street art
  7. Check out the National Gallery of Victoria
  8. Visit Phar Lap at the Melbourne Museum
  9. Journey into the clouds with a visit to the Eureka Skydeck
  10. Eat! Melbourne is blessed with an abundance of restaurants and cafes so you will never go hungry

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