Melbourne, possibly being the cultural capital of Australia, has a lot to offer, even to the most discerning tourist. Whether you are a massive foodie, wine taster, shopaholic, AFL fanatic or history buff, this stunning city has it all.
The two days we spent in Melbourne may be a short time to see everything this wonderful city has to offer, but for a quick girls shopping trip, it was a perfect little getaway for some much needed retail therapy.
Arriving on an early Saturday morning flight, I was hit with the brisk fresh Melbourne air as I step out of the airport. It is only around a 25 minute drive into Melbourne CBD and to our hotel Treasury on Collins. This stunning hotel is a huge part of Melbourne’s history, originally constructed in 1878 owned by The Bank of Australasia until sold in 1974. As you enter you are welcomed by period features with a mix of modern Manhattan Style interiors.
A fully day of shopping was complimented by a quick bite to eat at local café before heading to The Princess Theatre to see Roald Dahls Matilda The Musical, which was absolutely fantastic.
Looking for a late night dinner, we found a small family owned in Indian restaurant, Red Pepper Indian Restaurant & Bar, which I can wholeheartedly the best Butter Chicken I have eaten.
The next morning we took a walk to Flinders Lane to eat at Grain Store, having read it is one of Melbourne best spots for breakfast. There was a little wait, which was no problem as we were seated within 10 minutes. The coffee was outstanding and I would also recommend the Portobello Mushroom & Gruyere Potato Rosti as it was one of the highlights of the trip.
Of course, this was only a short unplanned trip and there are many, many other must see attractions, restaurants and activities, however ff you are planning on taking a trip to Melbourne, it is always a good idea to plan and book the things you would like to do/see in order to miss out on any disappointment.