Experience Melbourne with some of these must-dos during your stay at Metro Apartments on Bank Place Melbourne.
Many of these attractions are within a short 15-20 minute walk or easily accessible via public transports.
Get off “main street” & discover Melbourne’s hive of bustling, creative laneways, with their hidden boutiques, famed restaurants, hole-in-the-wall cafes and quirky bars. Check out Bar Americano in Presgrave Place, Section 8 in Tattersalls Lane, Croft Institute in Croft Alley and Cherry Bar in ACDC Lane plus murals, paste-ups and stencils in the laneways off Flinders Lane between Russell Street and Swanston Street and in Blender Lane, off Franklin Street. Don’t miss Hosier Lane.
Melbourne is home to a thriving arts scene and is bursting with more than 100 galleries ranging from large public institutions to smaller commercial galleries and artist run initiatives. Don’t miss the Heide Museum of Modern Art, the ACCA (Australian Centre for Contemporary Art) or The NGV International, a grand modernist building where major blockbusters are held.
Containing more than 320 animal species from Australia and around the world, Melbourne Zoo is just 4 kilometres north from the centre of Melbourne and easily accessible by all forms of public transport or by car. Walk where tigers roam and monkeys swing from tree to tree. See eye-to-eye with Orang-utans in their special elevated exhibit and explore the Trail of Elephants. Wander down the bush track to see unique Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats and emus. Submerge yourself in their underwater world to see Victoria’s iconic Little Penguins and Australian Fur Seals.
Affectionately as ‘Vic Market’ or ‘Queen Vic’, the Queen Victoria Market has been the heart and soul of Melbourne for more than a century. Discover a vibrant and bustling inner-city market where you can find everything from Australian fruit and vegies, local and imported gourmet foods, cosmetics, clothing and souvenirs. The Market is open five days a week – Tuesday, and Thursday to Sunday.
Scienceworks is a world-renowned science museum which administers the cultural and scientific collections of the State of Victoria. Exciting exhibitions including the new Ground Up: Building Big Ideas, Together invites young children to discover a world of sensory and construction play. There are many other exhibitions both permanent and seasonal such as Sportsworks, Think Ahead and LightTime. The museum is located in the suburb of Spotswood, accessible by public transport and by car.