Melbourne Port

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 |
Melbourne is a delightful city to visit- a more sedate city than Sydney, it is low-key, centralized making it easy to walk around, and a very livable and visitable place- it has a more European feel than most of Australia's other cities, and is truly international.

by Fernando de Sousa Flickr Creative Commons

Cruises to and from Melbourne dock at Station Pier in Port Melbourne. There is a tram station here which makes it simple to get into the city centre.

Once in the city, Melbourne has a "Greeter" service which is an amazing idea and used in several other countries worldwide. Here you can book (Must be 3 days in advance a volunteer local to give you a half day orientation of the city, for up to 4 people. This will be tailored to your interests, and is completely free, and in english or several other languages, depending on availablity. What a great way to see the best of Melbourne!

Melbourne also has stunning Botanic Gardens, and Federation Square in the city centre is a cultural hub with theatres, art galleries, restaurants and more. Take in a show or just relax at a cafe and watch the world go by.

Distinctive Federation Square Buildings
by Sebastian Bergmann Flickr Creative Commons

If you are in Melbourne for a while, the best way to visit all it has to offer may be an iVenture card- the See Melbourne Attractions Pass. With this, you can visit the renowned Melbourne Aquarium, see the city from the Eureka Skydeck and take a River Cruise amongst other things. Definitely worth getting one if you will have time to use it!

For more information about the Port of Melbourne and cruises departing from there, click here.

Author: Ryan Posa+

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