If you are a student studying in Melbourne, then you are one of the lucky few who gets to study in a vibrant environment. Melbourne is packed with top attractions for entertainment and relaxation, which you can take advantage of during your free time. Below I will give you a list of the top attractions you should visit this year.
1. Royal Botanical Gardens– If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, head down to the Royal Botanical Gardens. These gorgeous gardens are extremely peaceful, and you can admire the lakes and thriving plant life. You can stroll down these gardens for free.
2. City Circle Tram– If you are unfamiliar with Melbourne and what it has to offer, then I would advise you to take a ride on the City Circle Tram. This free tram will take you across the city, and you can use a map to identify some of Melbourne’s top attractions. The experience is both fun and educational, and it’s a great way to discover new places to visit.
3. Block Arcade– Another free attraction is the Block Arcade. This is simply a heritage shopping site which holds modern shops, cafes, souvenir stores, and entertainment options. Not only is the arcade to fun to explore, it is also great to look at.
4. Melbourne Cricket Ground– If you are a fan of sports, then the Cricket Ground should be your next stop. During the winter you can catch a football game, and during the summer you can watch a cricket game. This historical stadium has been the centre of many great sports moments over the last 100+ years, and you can enjoy a tour for as little as $22.
5. Southbank and Arts Centre Melbourne– This centre overlooks the Yarra River, and it is full of cultural attractions like restaurants, cafes, live entertainment, theatres, and performance halls. On Sundays you can also explore the arts and crafts market that is held there. Guided tours of the art centre start at $20.
6. Eureka Tower- If you want an unobstructed view of Melbourne, head up the 91-story Eureka Tower. This sparkling skyscraper has a sykdeck located on the 88th floor which offers sweeping views of the city. Prices for the Skydeck start at $15, but remember to bring your student ID or you’ll be charged $19.50.
7. Melbourne Zoo– Melbourne Zoo is the perfect attraction for animal lovers. This state of the art facility is home to a wide array of animals, including Asian elephants, seals, giraffes, and Orangutans. Student card holders are charged $24.20.
8. The Shrine of Remberance– This attraction commemorates the veterans who served in different wars throughout history. Not only is it a great place to meditate and contemplate, it is also a central spot in the city.
9. St. Paul’s Cathedral– Melbourne is a modern city, but it also home to several period structures such as St. Paul’s Cathedral. This Anglican Cathedral is nearly 90 years old, and it has Victorian Gothic architecture that will blow you away. Once you’re done, cross over to Flinder’s Street Station and visit the shops, coffee houses, and cafes.
There is no shortage of attractions for students in Melbourne, and as you can see, they are all free or super-affordable.