If you’re holidaying in Melbourne but don’t want to spend a fortune, there are plenty of activities and things to see that won’t have you opening your wallet. While we can’t list everything, we’ve rounded up 4 of our most recommended things to do for free in Melbourne. We sent a family from Ipswich in Queensland to check the place out.
Ride the City Circle Tram
If trudging around the city isn’t your thing, sit back and relax on the free City Circle Tram. It goes on a loop through the city, with commentary playing about the sights you’re seeing. The tram even goes down to the Docklands – it really is a great way to see the city centre without having to walk, so it’s perfect for those who can’t handle walking long distances.
Tour the street art
You can follow walking tour maps around Melbourne’s streets to view the amazing art that adorns the laneways, or wander around yourself and get lost amongst the colourful works. There’s pieces from both local well-known artists and visiting contributors as well.
Visit Melbourne’s churches
St Paul’s Cathedral, the Scots Church and St Michael’s Uniting Church are all amazing examples of architecture and history. Even if you’re not religious, these churches are definitely impressive.
Visit the Shrine of Remembrance
This shrine was finished in 1934, and is a beautiful dedication to those who passed away in WWI. There are exhibitions full of history and they really show the sacrifices that those men and women made during the war. Going up the steps of the shrine gives you views of the city, and it’s where ceremonies like those for ANZAC day are held.
Whether you enjoy history, architecture, art, or just sightseeing in general, Melbourne has many free activities and sites for you to see. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a fun and informative time in the city, thanks to all that’s on offer.