Being a tourist is easy. Trying to be a tourist in your own city is not. This is why I’ve put together some itinerary suggestions for my neighbouring city (Melbourne), instead of my own (Sydney). I’ve been meaning to do this for Sydney but I’ve found that writing one for Melbourne, a city I visit as often as I can, is much easier! As a tourist, you tend to appreciate and take notice of the things a local wouldn’t. I’ve done lots of research in the past and have had many personal experiences at the places I’m about to recommend; I hope these help you make the most of your short stay Melbourne! (If you’re not planning one, then hopefully this convinces you to do so!)
I’ve compiled these suggestions in Duffel which is THE MOST awesome trip planning tool. It is very visual and allows you to easily collaborate with others who you may be traveling with. Simply sign up, pick a date range and drag & drop your activities!
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Melbourne has lots more to offer and this is just a start. But if there are any must-see or must-taste things which you would highly recommend, then I’d love to hear them! Leave a comment below to share.

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Jennifer is the founder of I Ate My Way Through. Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. These days, you'll most likely find Jen blogging about slow & intentional living On The Slow Lane and sharing what she knows now about mindful parenting and play-based learning at Mama's Got This.


  1. THanks for sharing!! I’m moving to Melbourne in October and I’m so looking forward to tick off that list of places to try! Esp MoVida after seeing in on Masterchef last week 😉

  2. Hi Jen, loving the look of Duffel. Just want to give a “shout out” about queen victoria market for any of your readers thinking about where to go in Melbourne You know yourself that the food is amazing. All local, central markets in Australia are brilliant. If you’re headed to Melbourne, then QVM is THE place for everything from food to candles. And, yes, cheap souvenirs for tourists! Whenever I travel anywhere, I always try to hit the local markets. You know more about the quality of food than me, but I thought I’d give a cheerleader ra-ra-ra for this idea. April


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