Melbourne To-Do List

So it's November, the month that officially feels like Summer now that holidays have begun and I can start counting down to my overseas trip to.....MELBOURNE! I leave exactly three weeks from now and I am so excited. I've been to Melbourne a few times over the years, both on solo trips and with my family. Every time I just seem to fall more and more in love with it. There's just something about Melbourne, and I promise it's not the fact that the shops are way better, although it certainly helps.

Anyway, I started making a list of things I want to do and places I want to go in Melbourne. If I've left anything out or you have any recommendations let me know. I'm always looking for new places to explore when I'm there.

Here's what's on my Melbourne to-do list so far:

-Visit ACMI, Melbourne Museum, National Gallery of Victoria and the Arts Centre. How touristy of me. Whilst I'm in Melbourne though the museum has a James Bond exhibit on which I want to check out and the Arts Centre has an exhibit of costumes from the likes of Dame Edna and Kylie Minogue that I'd like to see. Props to one of my friends for letting me know about these exhibitions.
-Melbourne Central, home to Mecca Maxima, Kikki K and basically every shop I love. Mecca Maxima is a bumped up version of the traditional Mecca store. I won't be surprised if I'm in there within 24 hours of touching down.
-Bourke Street,Chapel Street and Chadstone. Again, more retail destinations but once that can't be missed. David Jones, Myer, Topshop and Zara. Do I need to say any more?
-Burch & Purchese, the Lindt Cafe and Hopetoun Tearooms. I've been to the latter before and loved them so much. Lindt is actually right across the road from where we're staying, it'd be rude not to go there.
-Visit Camberwell Market, St Kilda, the Queen Vic Market and the gardens (can't remember the name!). Again, standard touristy things-well worth doing though.
-Aesop and the Chanel Boutique. I only found out recently that Aesop is an Australian brand so I really want to visit one of their stores. The new Chanel boutique opened yesterday and is the flagship Australian store. Four levels of Chanel, heaven.

That's about it for now. I'm sure there's plenty of things I've forgotten. I'm planning on taking my blogging camera as well as some film ones so there'll definitely be photo posts on my return. Don't forget to leave your Melbourne recommendations in the comments below! x


  1. CHANEL <3 Two and a half weeks I will be off to New York and cannot wait to go to the Chanel, Fifth Avenue.

    1. Oh wow! That's come around so fast. You're going to have such an amazing time Tegan. I went to the Fifth Ave store actually. It's amazing. x

  2. I saw the photos of the chanel boutique last night, it looks so beautiful!! And museum/art galleries are awesome! The bond exhibiton sounds so cool! Hope you do a photo diary or something ^.^ have an awesome time!

    - Tara x


    1. I will definitely be doing a photo diary :). Thanks Tara! x

  3. Hi, I just moved to Melbourne a few months ago so here are a few suggestions!

    For more shopping, Brunswick street and Gertrude street in Fitzroy both have some great little stores as well. There's also a huge designer clearance store on Brunswick street (with brands such as Alanah hill, Dangerfield etc).

    If you're looking for cool bars/ restaurants then Shebeen, Cookie, Madame Brussels and Rooftop bar in the city are all great and Veggie bar and Naked for Satan in Fitzroy are also fantastic.

    Have a great trip!

    1. Thanks so much for all your suggestions! Will definitely have to check out Brunswick and Gertrude Streets. S x