A sneaky mid-week trip to Melbourne recently provided a chance to catch up with friends and find some much needed relaxation. We fine dined, soaked in baths, visited museums, did some shopping, played some pool and had a glorious day trip in the Macedon Ranges.
A few years ago, Tourism Victoria had a great ad campaign with the tagline ‘get lost in Melbourne’, and staying in the Capitol Building near Flinders Lane, Little Collins Street, and Degraves Street was a great way to get lost in all the laneways and arcades full of curious little shops and cafes. I loved that every time I turned a corner there was a choice which way to explore, and that could find so many different ways from street to arcade. If you are planning to visit Melbourne, I would definitely recommend staying right in the thick of it. Melbourne is such a walkable city and so fun to explore to exhaustion, and with a new free tram zone in the city centre it’s even easier to get around and also venture further afield.
Stayed at: A Capitol Building Apartment booked with Airbnb
Ate at: Attica, Horse Bazaar, Mess Hall, Journal, Queen Victoria Markets
Relaxed at: Onsen Ma Japanese Bathhouse
Explored: Macedon Ranges wineries
City Highlights: Melbourne CBD Laneways, Ripponlea, Fitzroy