Free Things to do in Melbourne

Free Things To Do in Melbourne

Free Things to do in MelbourneYou guys know that I’m always on the look out for free ways to enjoy a destination. I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get the most out of a place, and of course that the best things in life are free!

Melbourne is a notoriously pricey city, but it doesn’t have to be, there’s plenty of free things to do in Melbourne as well.

So here’s my list of free things to do in Melbourne, my current base and all-round fantastic city! 

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Get your art fix at the National Gallery of Victoria, ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image), Ian Potter Centre and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Visit Melbourne Museum (free with an international student card)

Have a browse around Melbourne’s markets, my favorites are Queen Victoria Market, Rose Street Market and Prahran Market

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Look out for festivals and the free events that come with them (Good Beer Week, Jazz Festival, Literary Festival to name but a few!)

Relax in the beautiful parks (The Botanic Gardens, Fitzroy Gardens and Carlton Gardens are perfect picnic spots).

Photograph the street art in the laneways

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Ride the circle line tram and hop on and off at the main tourist hotspots

Wine taste in the Yarra Valley

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Check out the buskers on Bourke Street

Coo over the sunset Penguin Parade at St Kilda

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People watch in Federation Square or watch the big sports games on its big screens

Go for a hike in one of the surrounding National Parks and countryside, like the Dandengong Ranges or the Yarra Ranges

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Get plenty of free beer and learn about how it’s brewed at Little Creatures Food Hall on Brunswick Street

Soak up the history and the views at the Shrine of Remembrance

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Do you have anything you would add to the list? Let me know in the comments below or via my social media pages. 

Know someone travelling to Melbourne? Don’t be afraid to share!


6 thoughts on “Free Things To Do in Melbourne

  1. Claire Ginge says:

    Great tips – I went to Melbourne on my travels last year and absolutely loved it. I did a free walking tour round the city and found it was a great way to find my way around. I also spent some money on the Neighbours tour which was so cringey but a LOT of fun!
    Just wondering how you create your featured image, with the text over it? Its so nice and makes the blog feel really professional 🙂


    • The Student Travels says:

      Haha a Neighbours tour sounds amazing! Such a good idea with the free walking tour. I’ve done one in Sydney but didn’t think about looking up one here!

      And thank you so much 🙂 I use, you can edit your photos there and choose different fonts and overlays etc.

      I’m actually really glad you commented! I read your blog when you were doing the World Cup and loved it. I then managed to completely forget your web address and couldn’t get back to it so I’ve got a lot of catching up to do 🙂


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