Melbourne, capital of Victoria state have to its credit as one of the World's most Liveable city. It's surely is with the cozy weather, friendly people and extended green scapes. This city is the perfect amalgamation of modern architecture and vintage beauty. From artsy arcades, stylish cafes to cosmopolitan buildings, wall art & Street music, Melbourne has got everything.
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I happened to visit Melbourne this June along with my parents. They came down to Sydney for 2 weeks, so I decided to take them to its southern sister, Melbourne for the weekend. This city is not as flashy as Sydney but has lot to offer and 2 days is actually not sufficient to absorb the beauty of it. If you happen to be in Australia and have only 48 hours to explore Melbourne, then this can be your itinerary. It was hectic, but we managed to cover the CBD area and Great Ocean Road. The locals pronounce Melbourne as "Mel-bin" and I kinda like it. It makes you feel as part of this city and imbibe the spirit of a true Melbournian.
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Melbourne is well connected with the rest of the world. Almost all the major airlines have 1 stop flight from India and travel time is approximately 15-16 hours. During shoulder season a round trip from India will cost around 40000 INR or less.
At the end of this blog I have added few tips & personal recommendations. Do check them out !
Our 2 days itinerary looked like :-
Day 1 : Local city tour
Day 2 : Great Ocean Road tour.