In the second part of their trip, they visited various attractions and feasted their way through Melbourne.
Their 4D3N itinerary has been replicated here, so skim through this if you’re looking for some ideas on what to do in the capital of Victoria, and don’t forget to check out some of the highlights of the trip in a special video at the end of this guide!
Land in Melbourne and hit the ground running with a trip to the Werribee Open Range Zoo – 225 hectares of wide, open savannah with free roaming animals, just 30 minutes away from the city. If there’s one thing that you must do while you’re here, it’s the guided safari tour.
Hop onto one of the buses that will transport you through the open plains as you learn about some of the world’s most endangered species.
While you traverse the wide landscapes, you’ll also travel alongside wandering camels, bisons, antelopes, zebras, rhinos, giraffes, and more!
If you’d like to explore this space at your own pace, you can go on one of the two trails here – the African River Trail features African animals like gorillas, lions, cheetahs, meerkats, and more, while the Australian Trail features beloved native animals such as koalas and kangaroos.
When you’re in need of some grub, head to Farmer’s Daughters, which is a three-in-one (or deli, rooftop bar, and restaurant) concept. Book yourself a table at this restaurant that puts out a menu featuring fresh seasonal produce that are sourced from all over Victoria – from the coast to the mountains. This is casual, farm-to-table dining at its finest, and it doesn’t hurt that the exclusive beverage list focuses on some of the best Gippsland wines and spirits that can be found.
If you’re exhausted after a long day, head to your choice of accommodation for the next few nights. Unsure where’s a good place to stay at? Check out The InterContinental Melbourne.
This five-star property is situated on Collins Street, which is right in the middle of downtown Melbourne. It’s a stone’s throw away from a wide range of restaurants and shops, which means that you’ll have easy access to anything you might need on your first night here!
Start your second day early. Head to the Cunningham Pier, which is an iconic and picturesque boardwalk that dates back to the 1850’s. Nowadays, it’s not used commercially, but it plays host to a waterside eatery where you’ll be able to grab a simple breakfast.
A light breakfast is essential if you’re heading to The Q Train, which is an award-winning restaurant, housed in a train that travels along the historic Bellarine Railway between Drysdale and Queenscliff.
Once the train departs, you’ll enjoy unique views as you embark on a multi-course degustation experience.
Every plate that you tuck into is made of local produce, and each item is cooked and prepared on board the train. What makes the experience even more special is that diners are welcome to visit the kitchen carriage! The Q Train offers a unique gastronomical journey unlike any other, and when the three-hour ride ends, you’ll find yourself at the tip of the Bellarine Peninsula, near the coast of the Bass Strait.
It’s a long way from downtown Melbourne, so take this chance to enjoy regional Victoria on a day trip, and cross over to the Mornington Peninsula, which is home to other luxurious experiences.
Hop onto a ferry for a short 40-minute journey and make your way to Peninsula Hot Springs. This luxurious geothermal springs and day spa facility is where you’ll get to choose from more than 70 baths and wellness experiences. It’s tough to make a choice, so hop between the caves, saunas, and pools.
If you’re here in the evening, stake out a coveted space in the Hilltop Pool, which overlooks the natural hilly landscape of the region – it’s a great spot to watch the sun set!
At night, head back to downtown Melbourne, and if you’re in need of a sweet treat, swing by Piccolina Gelateria at Hardware Lane, for scoops of 100% natural gelato that are churned daily. Indulge in classic Italian flavours like Straciatella or Pistachio, or give one of their signature creations a try!
On your last full day in Melbourne, make it a point to experience as many of the sights and sounds in this city.
Go on a cycling tour that takes you to some of the best parts of town, including the famous Hosier Lane and AC/DC lane, where you’ll see street art of all kinds!
If you’ve worked up an appetite from all the exercise, you can refuel with food at Queen Victoria Market, where you’ll find a doughnut truck serving up piping hot jam doughnuts that shouldn’t be missed, especially if you’ve a sweet tooth.
For even more variety, head to South Melbourne Market, and be wowed by the many options available at this huge space. Croissants, pies, burgers, sushi, and gelato are part of the game here, but the queues are always long for the Oyster Bar, which serves up seafood of every imaginable kind.
Needless to say, this is the place to be if you’d love to feast on fresh fish, crustaceans, and more.
Once you’re feeling satiated, head over to Melbourne Skydeck, which affords visitors spectacular floor-to-ceiling views from 285m above ground. You’ll be able to admire the city’s breathtaking skyline and even spot some famous landmarks like Flinders Street Station.
If you’d prefer being in the great outdoors, then GoBoat Melbourne is something you can consider, especially if you’ve always dreamed of captaining your own boat. You’ll get the chance to do so here, with no prior experience or boat license required.
Find yourself (and up to 7 other people) in an electric picnic boat, cruising up and down the Yarra River while wining and dining. It’s BYO food and drinks here – so feel free to bring whatever you’d love to feast on!
As you wind down for the day, make it a point to visit Federation Square, a modern piazza that has become the city centre’s public square, where world-class art galleries and exhibitions can be found. This area also offers a wide variety of dinner options – hop into one of the many cafes and you might just be pleasantly surprised by what you find.
You can’t say that you’ve visited Melbourne if you haven’t had the chance to sip on a cup of brew from a local coffee shop. The city is full of famous roasters and each have their own following, but if you don’t want to venture too far from downtown Melbourne, visit Industry Beans on Little Collins Street.
Once you step into this concept cafe, you can’t miss their Modbar, where you’ll be able to see the entire process of how a cup of coffee is prepared here. Order a Seasonal Espresso blend if you’re in need of more caffeine, or delight in a signature Coffee Bubble Cup if you love coffee and bubbles (from bubble tea)!
Order a selection of pastries and house-baked treats and slowly savour your breakfast in this city, before heading to the airport for your flight home.
Interested to see what went on when KrisFlyer explored Melbourne with Jade Seah? Watch the highlights here:
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