Weekend in Melbourne – What to do?

For those raising a family, a weekend away often involves doing things the family wants to do. On the rare occasions when a couple find themselves travelling without the family, it can feel like a new experience. What to do, and where to go, are questions that take on a whole new dimension.

I’m coming over to Melbourne in a couple of weeks time. I usually come over with kids or for expos but this time it just the 2 of us and no kids!!!! Yippee! My husband has training in Burwood Saturday from 8:30-4:30pm. Is there a nice restaurant in Melbourne with a view that I can book for that Sat night? Sunday we don’t fly out until 8pm. Suggestions on what to do??? We took a trip to mount Donna buang (sp?) last time we were there and it was snowing but it probably won’t be snowing by then.

Melbourne is known for its good food, so dining options are aplenty. For many, a trip up Lygon Street is a not to be missed Melbourne experience. If fine dining with a nice view is the go, Shannon Bennet’s Vue de Monde at the Rialto Tower ticks many boxes. Another popular option is the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Based on a working Colonial tram, the view changes minute by minute as you navigate the city environs. However much like Vue de Monde, the menus are set, rather than offering a la carte dining, limiting the choices for a fussy eater. That leaves one standout option ticking all the required boxes for our member

Hi OP for your consideration, http://www.no35.com.au We missed this opportunity on our last trip but not the next.

With the dining options covered, its time to focus on activities during the day. With the Husband busy doing a course on Saturday, it seems shopping is in order, and once again those visiting Melbourne are spoiled for choice. Factory outlet shopping is one such choice, with specialty shopping centres now on offer bringing many labels under the one roof.

Ok advice from a young lady who actually managed Nordica, Calvin Klein among others stores throughout the DFO chain – South Wharf best then Essendon and Moorabbin distant 3rd. Your problem being stuck out Knox is restaurants – most people don’t go that far for their holidays.

IMHO central MEL is the place to base yourself – let hubby find his way out to / home from work study commitments – but maybe horse has bolted now.

For those wishing to get out of the city on a Sunday drive, Melbourne also offers many destinations just a short drive away. The wineries of the Yarra Valley, the sights of the Mornington Peninsula or even the gateway to the Great Ocean Road, the Bellarine Peninsula are just a short drive away. It certainly seems there are plenty of choices for those wanting to spend a weekend in Melbourne. What would you suggest a visitor does, perhaps you have discovered a little treasure you would like to share, have your say HERE.


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