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4 days in Melbourne

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4 days in Melbourne

My Husband and I are visiting Melbourne first time.

Our age around 52-57.

Could any one please let us know What are MUST THING to see during our 4 days in Melbourne (Monday - Friday)

Many thanks in advance

Broadford, Australia
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1. Re: 4 days in Melbourne

What sort of things are you interested in? Have you looked at the Top questions about Melbourne to give you some ideas?

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2. Re: 4 days in Melbourne

Few things to recommend:

-Crown Casino/Southbank (www.crowncasino.com.au)

-Queen Vic Market (www.qvm.com.au)

-Check out federation square (www.fedsquare.com)

-Hire a car & go down to the great ocean road (www.visitvictoria.com/Regions/Great-Ocean-Road.aspx, plenty of hire car companies in & around the cbd or book beforehand www.hertz.com.au, www.budget.com.au, www.avis.com.au to name a few)

-Visit some wineries at the Yarra Valley (can book these when in Melbourne)

-Go to the Melbourne Zoo or the Werribee open range zoo (www.zoo.org.au)

-Go down to Lygon St for an Italian dinner

-Visit the various laneways for a bite to eat, particulary Degraves St in the city

-Go to the MCG to watch a game of Australian Rules Football (check www.ticketek.com.au to see what is scheduled)

-Go shopping at Chadstone - biggest shopping centre in Australia, they offer a free shuttle out there (chadstoneshopping.com.au/)

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3. Re: 4 days in Melbourne

Thanks all a lot for reply

Nice weekend to you

Destination Expert
for Melbourne
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4. Re: 4 days in Melbourne

Also, what time of the year are you visiting?

Melbourne, Australia
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5. Re: 4 days in Melbourne

Yes, we do need some more info. As well as time of year, are you willing to rent a car & self drive or do you want to do tours. You won't need a car in Melbourne city as there is good public transport (plus it's easy to walk around), but you will need a car (or do tours) if you want to see the sights listed below.

There are lots of things to do in Melbourne, but many visitors like to see the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island (the penguins) & either the Yarra Valley or Mornington Peninsula (wineries & fruit picking in summer).

Do you want to spend your 4 days in the city or do you want to visit some of the places listed above?

Do you have specific interests? Sport, art, good food, wines, nature, shopping?

With a bit more info, we can make suggestions which are more helpful to you.

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6. Re: 4 days in Melbourne

Hi ellenwillow.

We will be in Melbourne this Monday (19 -23 March)

We would like to take a Great Ocean Road (or any other day trip that you please can suggest), just for 1 day.

Other days we prefer to stay in city to explore the city and foods, also for shopping

Could you please let me know one agency contact so that I can book day tour.

Please also let me know how about public transport in Melbourne, which type of ticket we should buy for our stay in Melbourne so that we can easily getting around.

Many thanks in advance

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7. Re: 4 days in Melbourne

For one-day tours for Great Ocean Road, you could check out Escape Discovery Adventures: escapediscoveryadventures.com.au/tours/ or Go West Tours (a bit cheaper than Escape Discovery Adventures): http://www.gowest.com.au/ as both get quite positive reviews around here on Tripadvisor, but, of course, it's always best to check out the reviews here yourself, so, you know exactly what to expect. There are other tour companies, of course, but, you'll just need to google around or contact your hotel for suggestions.

If you're staying within the city centre, I recommend checking out the free city tram (only does a rectangular loop): www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/route/view/1112 as well as the free tourist shuttle bus: thatsmelbourne.com.au/Gettingaroundthecity/V… which will take you to different sites.

Otherwise, I find Melbourne to be very walkable (although, I like the free tourist shuttle bus a lot!), so, if you're on a budget, just walking around is a very cost-effective option!

If you're planning to go outside of the city centre, then, that's where you might want to start looking at other transport, but, it really depends on what you plan to see/do.

Good luck with your planning and have a FANTASTIC time! :)

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8. Re: 4 days in Melbourne

I just realised that you should already be in Melbourne! I hope everything is going well, Ongnho, and that you're managing to see all of the places you wanted to go to!

Safe travels! :)

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9. Re: 4 days in Melbourne

Dear all Trip advisors,

Thanks all for very valuable advices

We just back from my trip to beautiful Australia including Melbourne and Sydney

I will write report about our trip later

Thanks again for all

Wasington DC
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10. Re: 4 days in Melbourne

My spouse and I are going to spend 4 days in Melbourne then 5 days in Sydney. We need advice about

Good hotels in the city in the range of $120 night

How to go around the city? we won't be driving at all

Good places to see and take souvenir pictures

We want to go from Melbourne to sydmey by train

Same question for Sydney