Updated: Nov 4, 2018
In 2017, Melbourne was declared the world’s most liveable city for seventh year running. Melbourne seems to have it all, whether it is shopping, restaurants, events or fun activities. The city offers events and activities in different price range.
We want to bring you a short guide on having a great time in Melbourne on a budget. Here are 6 fun things to do in Melbourne that you can’t fault your wallet for.
1: Melbourne Museum
Being ranked as one of the most popular museums and tourist attractions in Australia, Melbourne Museum in Carlton is something you must experience when in Melbourne. The museum showcases Indigenous cultures, Australian cultural history and science in a modern and exciting environment. The Museum has main permanent exhibits such as skeletons and dinosaurs and temporary exhibits making it the perfect place to experience more than once.
Melbourne Museum is for everyone. Head to their website for information about upcoming events for both children and adults.
From Bell City, get to the Melbourne Museum via tram #86.
2: The Melbourne Zoo
The Melbourne zoo is located within Royal Park in Parkville and is home to more than 320 animal species. Whether you want to see a tiger or an Australian animal such as the platypus, koala or a kangaroo, Melbourne zoo have species from all around the world.
Head to their website for more information.
From Bell City, catch the 513 Glenroy bus from Bell Street to Coburg station. From there, catch the train towards the city and exit at at Royal Park.
3: Welcome to Thornbury
Welcome to Thornbury is a bar and foodtruckstop in Thornbury. It really is the perfect place to relax with a beer in a modern and relaxing environment. Welcome to Thornbury host weekly events. Everything from vegetarian food trucks to Mexican food trucks. See what’s on and stay up to date on their events here.
From Bell City, get to Welcome to Thornbury via tram #86. It´s only a short stroll away.
4: Asian Beer Café
If you are after a cheap place to go out to have some fun, Asian Beer Café in Melbourne CBD is famous for their cheap food and drinks. Their daily happy hour from 4-8 pm includes $9 house beer jugs, $8 cocktails and $6 spirits. It really is the perfect place for students on a budget looking to get to know some new friends.
Head to their website if you want to stay up to date on their upcoming events.
From Bell City, catch the train towards the City from Bell Station. Exit at Melbourne Central.
5: The City Circle Tram
The City Circle Tram in Melbourne CBD is a unique way to explore Melbourne showcasing the attractions that is on offer in this beautiful city. It is not only a free tram ride on the city´s iconic W-class trams; an audio commentary also provides information about all major attractions and city landmarks. If you have just arrived in Melbourne, it is really the best way to get to know the city.
From Bell City, catch the train towards the City from Bell Station. Exit the train on either Flinders street, Melbourne Central or Parliament.
6: Eureka Skydeck
Who does not enjoy breathtaking views of the CBD skyline? Eureka Tower is a 297 metre gold plated skyscraper in the heart of Melbourne CBD. Catch the elevator up to the 88th floor and you are on one of the must amazing observation decks in the world.
Head up to Eureka skyline during the day, or plan a romantic evening with your loved one sipping on a glass of wine while experiencing these amazing views. Tip: we think it’s the perfect way to surprise a date.
On site entry prices:
Book online to get it even cheaper.
From Bell City, catch the train towards the City from Bell Station. Exit at Flinders Street Station. From there, it is only a short walk along the Yarra River.
Whether you prefer shopping, dining, going out to pubs or participating in activities, Melbourne has something for everyone. What is your favourite thing to do in Melbourne?