Melbourne is officially the world’s most liveable city and although there are plenty of things you can pay to see and do, there are also some options that are 100% free.
Here are my Top 3 Sights to See for Free in Melbourne.
See the whole central Melbourne area from the City Circle Tram
If you’re a first time visitor to Melbourne the City Circle Tram is an easy way to:
- get your bearings on what’s located where
- and get a heads up about some of the places you’ll want to go to during your stay.
The trams are free and they run every 12 minutes in both directions around the city.
See Superb Works of Art at NGV Australia in Federation Square
NGV is an acronym for National Gallery of Victoria, which is Australia’s oldest public art gallery. There are two galleries, NGV International on St Kilda Road and The Ian Potter Center: NGV Australia at Federation Square*.
There are several exhibitions on at any point in time, including some that you can see for free.
The Origins of Western Desert Art is one of the free exhibitions that’s on during the 2012 Australian Open.
Find out what else is on by visiting the NGV website.
*Fed Square is an Australian Open live site so you can watch the AO on their big screen.
Walk around The Tan
Get some exercise by visiting The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne aka The Tan.
There is a marked walking track if you like knowing how far you’ve walked and if you walk up towards the War Memorial you’ll be rewarded with fantastic views of the city (and of the War Memorial).
The Tan is opposite Melbourne Park, on the other side of the Yarra River.
And if you’re hungry, you can always chuck a snag on one of the free barbies along the river.
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal