Melbourne is a city with something to offer people of all ages and tastes. The city itself is only a short journey from where your cruise ship will dock, and many cruise lines offer shuttle buses into the city centre.

There are free tourist trams and buses which you can use to get around the city quickly and efficiently. The free trams and buses complete a loop around the city and have audio commentary to give you information about the sights you pass on the way. The trams and buses are very frequent and offer a hop on, hop off service.


Southbank is a fashionable area of the city with many cafés, bars and restaurants and an excellent position overlooking the Yarra River. If you wish to enjoy panoramic views over the city then the Eureka Sydeck is located in Southbank and from the 88th floor you are offered 360° views of the city all the way to the beach, and you’ll even get a great view of your cruise ship.

Victoria Markets are popular with visitors to the city and can be found at the top of Elizabeth Street. The markets themselves are huge and sell everything from fresh produce to clothes, souvenirs and electronic accessories.

The independent shops which line Edward Street, outside the markets, sell lots of locally created and produced products such as clothes, handbags and kitsch accessories. You can shop here for items that are individually created allowing you to have some different products than your friends and family at home.

St. Kilda

St. Kilda is a popular beach suburb of Melbourne where you can relax on the beach and enjoy the Australia’s summer sunshine. According to locals, Ackland Street in St. Kilda is the best place to get a coffee and a delicious cake. St. Kilda is notoriously popular with surfers and, as such, has a laid-back atmosphere and plenty of vibrancy.

Melbourne is located close to the beginning of the famous Great Ocean Road, one of the world’s most famous and beautiful scenic coastal routes. Along the route there are some stunning beaches such as Bells Beach, another which is famous with surfers around the world. The Twelve Apostles- rock stacks formed by erosion of the waves are the most popular attraction along the route.

The sight of the imposing rock stacks, combined with the sheer cliffs and turquoise waters is simply breath-taking and well worth the journey from Melbourne.

Thanks Emma