I’ve actually been in Melbourne for quite a few days now, but haven’t introduced you to the city yet! It’s a brief overview but hopefully you will get a feel for the city!
Before coming here I didn’t know much about the city, but knew a ton of people in their 20’s move here to try to work for a year on a work visa. After visiting, I can totally see why and can imagine myself living here.
It’s extremely easy to get around; a very walkable city and then have a free team which goes all over the CBD – Central Business District.
The location is also great – the city is right on the Yarra River and also just minutes from Port Phillips Bay. They also have a ton of green space, including St. Alberts Park and the Botanical Gardens.
The river is just south of the main business area, and there’s an awesome promenade along it, filled with shops and restaurants.
I went walking around the lake at St. Alberts park, which is right near the city center as well. The park was gorgeous and got incredible views of the skyline! It’s much more metropolitan than I imagined.
Melbourne is also known for its street art – similar to graffiti, but most “pieces” are meant to be done artistically, not just to “tag” a building. There are alley ways filled with the art around they have guided tour specific to where you can find them!