Book short-term accommodation in Melbourne and enjoy these attractions
Traveling can be an expensive hobby, but exploring a new country needn't cost you a fortune. If you book short-term accommodation in Melbourne , there are loads of sights that you can visit for free. Melbourne is an exciting destination with a wealth of museums and galleries as well as beautiful gardens and architecture. Have a look at some the things you can do in Melbourne without opening your wallet.
City Circle Tram
Explore the city of Melbourne by taking a ride on the tram. The tram follows a 30 minute route around the city, and travelers can hop on and off as many times as they like. Audio commentary on the tram also provides visitors with details of city landmarks and major attractions, including the City Museum, Federation Square, Parliament House, and the Docklands. The trams are burgundy and gold in colour, making them easy to spot.
Royal Botanic Gardens
Be sure to explore the Royal Botanic Gardens, located near the centre of the city, These gardens boast 35 hectares of landscaped beds. The gardens boast a diverse range of plants including amellias, cycads, cacti, roses, and succulents as well as herbs, perennials, and rainforest flora. You can enjoy free guided walks at the gardens, or explore them at your own pace with an audio walk.
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
You can visit the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art for free. Here you can see contemporary art, including electronic imaging, painting and sculpture. The centre has commissioned over 200 new works by both local and international artists, including Barbara Kruger, Tacita Dean, Joseph Kosuth, and Jenry Holzer.
National Gallery of Victoria
If you enjoy art museums, you should also head to the NGV. This is Australia's oldest public art museum. The NVG's Australian art collection includes Aboriginal art, Australian colonial painting, as well as 20th century, modern and contemporary Australian art. The museum's collection includes works by George W. Lambert, Charles Blackman and John Perceval.
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Your trip to Melbourne won't be complete without a visit to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. This centre is a world first, exhibiting moving images from early cinema to the latest digital media. It also houses the world's largest dedicated screen gallery and plays host to some great film festivals.
Queen Victoria Market
If you enjoy markets, head to the bustling Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne. The market is around seven hectares, making it the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere. The market sells everything from fresh produce to clothing and arts and crafts.
Book yourself short-term accommodation in Melbourne and you can enjoy these and other free activities in the city.
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