Top 5 Things to Do in Melbourne

Travelers, you just want to have fun, but how do you know what’s fun in faraway destinations? We’ve asked Travel Expert Peter Dias to give us his top five things to do in Peter’s hometown and one of the most popular locations Down Under – Melbourne!


Tour Melbourne.

Melbourne shopping Degraves Street Australia

World-class shopping is one of Melbourne’s many delights. (Credit: ChameleonsEye/

Experience its famous Laneways and Arcades. Melbourne, amongst other things, is famous for its shopping, and you will come across some of the best boutiques and cafés strolling along its Laneways in the middle of the CBD (central business district).


See the Fairy Penguins come ashore.

Fairy Penguins Melbourne Australia

Penguins! Who can say to seeing the Fairy Penguins!

Leaving the CBD, head south-east to Phillip Island, and see wineries, cheese producers, The Nobbies, and the Koala Conservation Centre, before settling in the see the little penguins come from out of the water, and waddle along the beach.


Discover the Twelve Apostles.

Melbourne Victor 12 Apostles

Marvel at the spectacular sunrises and sunsets at the Twelve Apostles along Victoria’s coast.

See the well-known landmark, the Twelve Apostles, along one of the world’s greatest coastal drives, the Great Ocean Road. Starting at Torquay, home to the world famous Bells Beach, and then travel west to Warrnambool, seeing the beautiful seaside towns of Apollo Bay and Lorne, as well as the Great Otway National Park.


Tour St. Kilda.

St. Kilda Pier Melbourne

England isn’t the only place you can get fish and chips.

Go to Melbourne’s beach suburb of St Kilda. Explore Acland and Fitzroy Streets, see Luna Park, and take in the beach, while having Fish and Chips the old-school way, on newspaper, for lunch.


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Melbourne – a sports heaven

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Golf, tennis, cricket, and more in Melbourne! (Credit: Nits Versemann/

Melbourne is famous for the world-class sporting facilities right on its doorstep. Stroll along the Yarra River, down to the sporting precinct of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (commonly referred to as “the G”), the Melbourne Park National Tennis Centre, and AAMI Park. See the Melbourne Cup horserace in November at Flemington, or get a chance to play on Melbourne’s famous “Sandbelt” – collectively, some of the best golf courses in the world, all these courses within 5 miles of each other.

PETER_DIASAbout Peter Dias

Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia clearly gives Peter an advantage when assisting agents with intricate itineraries down under. Peter has worked in the hospitality industry for more than six years, and uses his in depth knowledge and perspectives to create marvelous trip itineraries for his clients. Peter’s traveled to the Philippines, Singapore, India, most of Europe and Canada. He is well versed on meeting your clients’ needs with a particular focus on Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and Asia.