3 Fantastic Day Trip Ideas in Melbourne
Melbourne is one of the most popular destinations in Australia, which isn’t surprising if you have visited before. The city of Melbourne sits on the magnificent Yarra River, where you can walk along the riverbank, cycle along it, maybe have a BBQ on the riverbank or even take out boats and get onto the river itself. The areas surrounding the city are unusually green for an area so close to the city, as you will find lots of beautiful parks and gardens all walking distance from the city’s skyscrapers. If you are in the area, book coach charter Melbourne for brilliant day trip ideas. There are some amazing days out in the area such as:
Melbourne Cricket Ground and National Sports Museum
For cricket fans, you simply can’t miss the opportunity to see one of the most famous cricket grounds across the world. Steeped in history and famous victories, Melbourne Cricket Ground offers a great day out for all of the family. Even if you are not a keen cricket fan, the National Sports Museum is a fantastic place to visit and you can get reduced price admission if you do both the MCC tour and the Sports Museum. As well as finding out about all of the history of virtually every sport ever played by Australians, there are some really fun interactive bits. For example, you can play lots of the sports and test your skills from goal kicking to cycling.
Highlights of Melbourne Cruise
One of the best ways to see Melbourne is from on the River Yarra itself. There are several guided tours available where you can find out all about the city and see some of the most iconic parts of Melbourne, including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Herring Island and the National Tennis Center. There are so many exciting places to see along the river and you wouldn’t have time to get round to see them in a day if you were on foot, so head down to the river to see the Highlights of Melbourne whilst relaxing on the sundeck of one of the cruise boats. Once you have seen the best bits of Melbourne, you can head back along the river to stop somewhere scenic to have a picnic or even relax in one of the riverside bars or restaurants.
The Royal Botanic Gardens
There is so much going on in the Royal Botanic Gardens that you should make a full day trip out of your visit. The beautiful plants and gardens are just one of the many reasons to visit. As well as having a peaceful walk around the scenic park area, you can go out on the lake on a boat, or you can even go to the moonlight cinema in the evening. The moonlight cinema is a really unique experience, so if you haven’t been to one in Australia yet, make sure that you give it a go. You can also book onto a guided tour to find out about the history of some of the 8,500 plus amazing plant species in the gardens and find out which wildlife call the place home. Another big attraction is High Tea where you can enjoy a decadent platter of food whilst taking in the stunning views. For the kids, there is even a children’s garden where they can play and learn all at the same time. These are just three of the fantastic days out you can have in Melbourne. Book great value bus hire with driver services today and ensure that you can get to all of these great day trips without any hassle. Our helpful team at Travel Safe will get you to all of the best destinations in and around the amazing city of Melbourne.
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