There’s no need to spend more money for exploring Melbourne when you can travel during the cheaper months!
Melbourne has iconic laneways, incredible nightlife, and delicious coffee and food. So, why pay extra money to visit this great city when there are cheaper months to travel? Usually, the cheapest month to check out Melbourne is in May.
What can I do in Melbourne?
Beautiful Melbourne is a city that never sleeps, and that’s why people love visiting the lively city. There is always something going on in Melbourne. It could be football, concerts, theatre performances or comedy nights. And that’s just the beginning! You’ll never run out of ideas on what to do when in Melbourne.
Go to the football
In May, the AFL footy season has well and truly kicked off. Games are happening every weekend at MCG or Marvel Stadium. Buy yourself a ticket and check out why Melburnians love AFL.
Walk down the iconic laneways
Check out the many laneways like the café filled Degraves Street. Or you can find a spot to have an excellent coffee in a hidden laneway somewhere in Melbourne. Another iconic laneway is the ever changing street art gallery down Hosier Lane. There is always a range of colours and designs painted by local and international artists.
Book a tour to the Great Ocean Road or Phillip Island!
There are many last minute deals you can book the day before and spend a day out of Melbourne. You can often find cheap tours for Phillip Island to see the little penguins at the Penguin Parade. You will also go to Moonlit Sanctuary to see a range of wildlife and go to the Nobbies.
Or you can book another last minute tour and go along the famous Great Ocean Road. On this tour, you’ll see iconic landmarks like the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and stop off at towns like Apollo Bay.
Visit galleries and museums
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) always have a new exhibition you can see. Or if you’re keeping to your budget, there is the free section of NGV you can explore. Melbourne Museum has many collections to see from cultures and history, science, and nature. Often there is a new fascinating exhibition at the museum to see for a limited time.
Doing a bit of shopping, or browsing, in Melbourne is certainly a great way to pass time. You can go for some discounted stores at DFO South Wharf or check out Melbourne Central and the Emporium.
There are plenty of small boutique stores to see throughout the city, with some inside the Royal Arcade and the Nicholas Building.
Walk along the beach
It might not be on your to do list in May, as it can be pretty fresh in Melbourne this time of year. If you like the wind in your hair and want to go for a good walk, or even a very refreshing dip, check out the Melbourne beaches. St Kilda is definitely the most popular beach! Otherwise, check out Port Melbourne, Albert Park or Brighton Beach.
You’d think travelling to Melbourne during the cheapest month would mean there isn’t a lot going on. But don’t let this fool you! With a huge variety of places to visit and activities to do, you’ll want to find the best deals in May to visit Melbourne
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