All the stereotypes about Melbourne are true: everyone wears black, everyone is coffee obsessed, and there are far too many rooftop bars for a city with such temperamental weather. But the best thing about Melbourne is that it’s full of secrets to discover. Whether it’s a hidden laneway bar, a ten-storey shopping adventure or an underground theatre space, most things worth visiting are within easy reach (and cheap as chips to get to, thanks to the city-wide free tram zone).
Australia is a sizeable place. You know, continent-sized. The entire centre of this place is desert, inhabited only by the hardiest souls (camels, mostly), with around 85% of Australia’s population ringed around its massive coastline. If all of that gives the impression that finding stuff to do here is difficult, we’ve got news for you.
Of course, this isn’t strictly news, as Australia has long been one of the most popular destinations on the planet. Millions head here every year to gawp at nature, admire the cities and try not to be killed by the quite incredible range of wild beasts in this place. Australia is a tourist’s dream, with stunning beach towns nestled up to rugged national parks, wild green islands, culture-heavy cities, and more charm than most places can even dream up. The best things to do in Australia? Look no further.