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20 Things To Do In Melbourne On A Spring Day

24-Oct-2012 | By Kristen Avis

20 Things To Do In Melbourne On A Spring Day

There’s a constant hustle and bustle around Melbourne, intensified by the sun and warm weather. As summer approaches, the hermits come out of hiding and winter hibernation subsides. A spring day in Melbourne has endless possibilities for adrenaline seekers, lazy bones and everyone in between.

  1. Ride a bicycle along the beach from Port Melbourne to Brighton. If you don’t own a bike Melbourne Bike Share has rows of bicycles for hire at 50 locations across the city. Daily or yearly memberships available.
  2. Wander through the South Melbourne or Queen Victoria markets. South Melbourne’s dim sims are to die for and Queen Victoria’s stalls are ideal for souvenirs.
  3. Café-hop. With numerous graffiti-lined lanes boasting gorgeous baked goods and superb coffee, spend the day sampling treats across the town!
  4. Sky-dive your way to a perfect landing on Elwood’s foreshore fields. The view of Port Phillip Bay will be breathtaking…literally!
  5. Walk or jog the 5km track around Albert Park. Bring a picnic for the end and enjoy the lake-front city views.  
  6. Laze away the day soaking up the sun in the city’s botanic gardens. Bring a book and hunker down for the afternoon.
  7. Enjoy an hour of happiness. There’s no shortage of bars and pubs in Melbourne, usually packed to the brim on a warm spring day. Find your local happy hour and snag a seat on the patio.
  8. Take a stroll down Chapel Street for shopping, eating, drinking or style-watching. Chapel Street never ceases to amuse.
  9. Discover Abbotsford Convent. It’s got markets, amazing vegetarian food, live music and gorgeous river-front property to explore.
  10. Go for a hike in the Dandenong Ranges. The fresh spring air makes the city feel like a distant memory.
  11. Take the ferry from St.Kilda to Williamstown.
  12. Ride your bike along the Yarra River from the city.
  13. Check out the Healesville Sanctuary. An hour drive from Melbourne transports you to a beautiful country town with an excellent sanctuary filled with famous Aussie creatures.
  14. Throw another shrimp on the barbie! In many parks and beaches around Melbourne there’s communal BBQ’s to cook up an outdoor sausage sizzle.
  15. Discover a new suburb by driving or getting on a train with no real destination. There are many interesting suburbs in this city, each one unique and with its own characteristics and charm.
  16. Go kite-surfing in St. Kilda. Wetsuit required…it’s not quite summer yet!
  17. Go on a photo expedition. With the quirky art, modern and historic architecture, and eclectic communities, walk, bike or drive through the city and try to capture Melbourne through a lens.  
  18. Hang out in Federation Square. It’s always a hub of activity and great for people watching.
  19. Explore the Docklands. This up and coming section of the city is now alive with activity. Take a stroll around the area packed with café’s, restaurants and gorgeous city and bridge views.
  20. Find a local food or artist market. There’s too many to name but St. Kilda’s Esplanade market on Sundays is a favorite amongst locals and tourists

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