St. Kilda is an important part of the city and has the most picturesque places in the whole bay. Its fine white sandy beaches make it an excellent quality tourist destination. Along with the beaches you’ll find bars, restaurants and cafes, each with their own style.
You shouldn’t miss a visit to Luna Park. It’s a very picturesque attraction park that has more than 100 years of history and is full of rides, themed events and typical food. It’s very near to the spot, between Cavel St and The Esplanade. The St. Kilda Botanic Garden is in Blessington Street and is well worth a visit. It is a sanctuary of natural coastal species and is unique due to its special endemic flora.
In the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron you can see the splendid sports marina. There, you’ll have a variety of gastronomic options, from mobile kiosks to expensive restaurants. It also has theatres, cinemas and galleries and many surf shops where you can check out the latest Australian fashions. Acland Street has a big cultural atmosphere and is one of the main tourist destinations in the city, especially for backpackers. It’s overflowing with patisseries, cafes and the sounds of musicians and bands looking for stardom.
Melbourne is a city which is well linked to sports. It’s one of the oldest in Australia and has a European style. The Formula One and the tennis Grand Slam are held here. It’s the capital of Victoria and its neighbourhoods are full of alleyways. Federation Square is the cultural centre of the city and is home to many interesting attractions, museums and galleries. If you have a few days to spare, you could opt to go along Great Ocean Road and travel the one thousand kilometres that unite Melbourne and Adelaide. If so, you should stop at Apollo Bay and Mount Gambier, without forgetting the cliffs of The Twelve Apostles, London Bridge and the Split Point lighthouse.