With consecutive rankings as the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne has cemented its position as a world-class place for living and property investment. With a vibrant culture and huge selection of attractions, it's easy to see the appeal. Here are some of our favourite eateries and attractions that every new resident of the city should explore.
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens is an impressive and picturesque feat of landscaping, boasting over 50,000 plants over 36 hectares. It’s a great place for leisurely walks and simple relaxation in a peaceful atmosphere.
Located in the heart of the city beside the Yarra River, Hamer Hall is the premier venue in Melbourne for orchestra and chamber music. A night out there is unmissable for culturally minded visitors and residents.
St Kilda Road Southbank Walk
St Kilda Road’s art precinct is the perfect place for a peaceful, serene walk at night in the heart of the city. The area looks great lit up at night and you can catch the best of Melbourne’s buskers and street performers along here.
National Gallery of Victoria
As Australia’s oldest dedicated art gallery, it’s well worth paying a visit to this pristine testament of human creativity. Most of the exhibitions are free, allowing you to see impressive works from highly regarded and often famous local and international artists.
St Kilda Beach
Melbourne’s most famous beach is a great place to cool off as well as enjoy a range of top quality cafes, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The whole foreshore is alive with fun and festivity during summer, with nightly markets, festivals and events.
South Melbourne Market
A treasured village style market that has been operating for just under 150 years, the South Melbourne Market is foodie’s dream. It brims with quirky characters, quality local produce, artisan goods and speciality cuisines from around the world.
Pink Salt Lake
Visit Westgate Park and witness the pink salt lake, a brightly coloured lake that is a result of natural interactions in the water. The park itself offers other activities such as birdwatching, a cycling trail and a BBQ area.
Kokoda Memorial Walk
Also known as the 1000 step walk, this hike in the Dandenong Ranges is as beautiful as it is physically challenging. Enjoy panoramic views of rainforests and waterfalls as you hike up the steep track, feeling a tiny sense of the exhaustion experienced by Australian soldiers on the Kokoda Trail during WWII.
Half Moon Bay
Located in the beachside suburb south of Melbourne, you can enjoy a nice swim and a delicious meal overlooking the wreck of the HMAS Cerberus.
Less than an hour away from Melbourne, the Lerderderg River has carved a 300-metre gorge through its surrounding landscape. With scenic hikes along the river and an abundance of picnic spots, it’s hard to believe this marvellous, untamed refuge from civilisation is so close to the city.
The Food Truck Park
Experience a revolving roster of food trucks parked just north of the city! The food is great, and the venue often hosts fun events such as the BBQ and Craft Beer Festival.
Cat Cafe Melbourne
If you’re looking for a quirky and interesting cafe experience in the city, drop by Melbourne’s Cat Cafe. Experience the famous phenomenon that’s become hugely popular across Asia and Europe, with the first Cat Cafe in Australia. You can enjoy a nice cup of coffee and some cakes while stroking a bunch of friendly cats.
Lentil as Anything
This is a unique pay-as-you-feel restaurant with several locations across Melbourne, one of which is in the historical and wondrous Abbotsford Convent. With friendly people, delicious food and pleasant surroundings, this restaurant is a must visit place for new residents and visitors.
Visit this classic, single-screen revival cinema located in St Kilda. With its program of classic films and beautiful Art Deco style, it’s one of the most stylish places to catch a movie in Melbourne.
CERES Community Environment Park
CERES is an award-winning, non-profit sustainability centre and urban farm. With an atmosphere reminiscent of an off-grid bohemian village, CERES is a fantastic place for organic produce, plant life, environmental education and even custom bike repairs. If you’re interested in living in or investing in a property right in the middle of all these attractions, check out New Charsfield, EBG Developments’ latest luxury apartment project on St Kilda road. With splendid architectural design, superb views and hotel style living, it’s the ultimate place for Melbourne living. Register your interest for more information but act quickly - 80% of apartments have already sold.