Melbourne Insider Secrets and Travel Hacks

Melbourne Insider Secrets and Travel Hacks - Melbourne Girl

Want to know our Melbourne Insider Secrets for your next visit to our beautiful city? When people think of Melbourne, they think food, they think art, they think culture; but this southern city of Australia has all this and so much more on offer to the inquisitive traveller.

We’ve rounded up Melbourne’s best kept secrets. Our favourite boutique hotel. The trendiest suburb to experience. The best boutique shopping. Travel hacks and our favourite Melbourne attraction you won’t find on the tourist map.


Melbourne Insider Secrets and Travel Hacks

Melbourne Insider Secrets and Travel Hacks

Melbourne Insider Secrets and Travel Hacks

Beautiful Melbourne - view from the Star observation wheel


Melbourne Insider Secrets & Travel Hacks


Our favourite boutique hotel in Melbourne and why?

Crown Metropol at Crown Melbourne is it’s own world of indulgence. Perfect for a stylish, romantic weekend, I love that you can wine and dine, enjoy an array of entertainment and stay all the the one exquisite venue.


The trendiest suburb to experience in Melbourne?

Melbourne’s CBD and Southbank offer the perfect mix of Melbourne Culture. Home to our famous laneways, gourmet eats, world-class street art, iconic modern and historical architecture, as well as non-stop festivals and community events, the city and it’s river edge suburb are a must-visit for all visitors. Check out our Where to Stay category for more of our favourites.


Where’s the best designer shopping in Melbourne?

Melbourne offers a broad range of shopping destinations throughout the city and it’s suburbs. For boutique designer finds in the city, I’d head straight for Emporium MelbourneQV Melbourne. or the newly opened St. Collins Lane. Otherwise, located in the South-East you’ll find that Chadstone Shopping Centre lives up to it’s title as the ‘Fashion Capital’ with many designer flagship boutiques calling the centre it’s home.


Travel hacks for Melbourne (only the locals know about)?

For the ultimate comfort from Melbourne Airport to your city hotel, purchase a SkyBus ticket online before you plan to arrive. SkyBus are a reliable, express travel service and I highly recommend their wonderful hospitality and value-for-money transfers.


Our favourite Melbourne attraction you won’t find on the tourist map?

Held every Wednesday evening throughout the chilly months at Queen Vic Markets, the Melbourne Winter Night Market is the place to experience true Melbourne culture through eats, drinks, music, design and a hint of lane way style.


Melbourne Winter Night Markets


Also check out these insider tips >

• Our favourite places to eat + drink in Melbourne

What to Do in Melbourne right now!

• Our favourite Musicals to watch in Melbourne

• Melbourne’s best coffee spots



Melbourne Travel Guide – Our 15 Favourite places to eat and drink in the City


Travel Australia – Melbourne Mini Guides


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Emily Collie is Founder and Editor of well-known Australian travel blog, Melbourne Girl. Emily has written travel articles for Expedia, eHarmony, Amex Shop Small Blogger Series and, and has been featured on many Australian websites including Mimco Mimzine and Bonds Australia Blog, and was invited on behalf of the VRC and Myer, to judge the Myer Fashions on the Field competition on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.

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