How to Travel Like a Local in Melbourne: Packing + Cultural Tips

Melbourne is a busy and bustling city of Australia which is famous for being one of the most livable cities in the world. It is no wonder though because it is known for its amazing coffee, welcoming locals, amazing beaches and tons of other activities one can do on a daily basis. If you want to travel around Melbourne like a local, then here are some packing, cultural and local tips that you can use to have the perfect day out. To choose the perfect outfit for your day in Melbourne, browse at Billy J to choose from a large variety of clothes, shoes, and accessories at affordable prices.

People who live in Melbourne love the local coffee. So, if you plan to spend your day like a local, you should start at a coffee shop. We would suggest that if you plan to go in the summer, then pack shorts, summer dresses, crop tops and more because the temperatures can raise enough to make you sweat. If you plan to go in the winter, then choose to take your jackets along because the winters can get pretty chilly. A recommendation from our end would be to visit Magic Coffee Beans, a coffee shop that is loved by locals.

Now if you have come on a holiday, you are bound to try new food and cuisines. We suggest you go for brunch. It’s the perfect meal between breakfast and lunch and will give you plenty of time for exploring without having to stop for meals. We recommend that you try something unique and different like Industry Beans. It’s a restaurant that uses ingredients that taste beautifully together. This will help you get out of your comfort zone and explore new flavours.

Melbourne has an amazing art culture. We suggest you stroll down Hosier Lane where you will find Melbourne’s art and graffiti painted alongside the walls. Use them as a backdrop for your Instagram photos and explore the different mediums of art used on the streets to liven them up.

If you’ve come to Australia, that means you want to be near a beach. This is why, when you are in Melbourne, you need to take a trip to St. Kilda, which is only 40 minutes away from the centre of the town. Not only can you enjoy restaurants and coastal bars there, but you can Jet Ski, dive and much more alongside the coast. With fresh ocean air and the sun, have a relaxing day at the beach.

Melbourne is known as the cultural capital of Australia. This is because many cultures come and fuse together in Melbourne. This is why we recommend that you try a multicultural dinner. Explore China Town for some authentic Dim Sum or head into a fusion restaurant in Melbourne for an amazing experience.

End the night at a rooftop bar where you get a beautiful view of the city which will bring you to an end of an amazing day living like a local in Melbourne.