Downtown Melbourne in Photos

I’ve been to Melbourne several times. Most of those times were in transit at the airport but I also drove through it on my way across Australia a couple of years ago, however I’ve never had the time to stop and have a look around, so I’ve always considered Melbourne to be a city that I haven’t visited. That was a fact that I needed to change and so I booked a flight for a quick getaway to the city. I only had two days and nights to explore, but it was enough to give me a taste of what Melbourne has to offer. I stuck to the CBD and really enjoyed wandering around the city’s streets and lane ways. It has a fantastic dining scene and in places I even felt like I was back in Europe, and the trams only added to that atmosphere. I can definitely see why so many people love the city. I’ll be back for sure.

As usual, I took lots of photos during my stay. Here are some of my favourite photos of downtown Melbourne.

Yarra River, Southbank and the Melbourne CBD

The Yarra River

Yarra River and Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia

Looking up the Yarra River to the Melbourne Cricket Ground

Tram and horse and carriage on Swanston Street in Melbourne, Australia

A tram passes a horse and carriage on Swanston Street

Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia

Flinders Street Station

Street art in Hosier Lane in Melbourne, Australia

Hosier Lane Street Art

Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne, Australia

Bourke Street Mall

Vespa and lane way in Melbourne, Australia

No, this is not a photo from Europe. This is Degraves Street in Melbourne

Old courthouse in Melbourne, Australia

The old courthouse

Colourful lane way in Melbourne, Australia

It’s all about the lane ways in Melbourne. This is Circle Place, full of quirky bars and cafes.

Town Hall in Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Town Hall

Habour at Docklands in Melbourne, Australia

The harbour at Docklands

Melbourne CBD from Docklands in Melbourne, Australia

View of the Melbourne CBD from Docklands

Circle Tram on La Trobe Street in Melbourne, Australia

The free Circle Tram heads up La Trobe Street


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16 comments… add one
  • Faye Sep 1, 2016

    wow! Melbourne is quite unique. There’s only one place that caught my eyes, that cable car along the street. I never saw like that before. No wonder why many people are keep coming back to Melbourne.

  • Gina Sep 8, 2016

    Melbourne is one of the cities that I’ve loved to visit. That view from Yarra river really captivates me.

  • Nika Sep 9, 2016

    This was just around the city. There are so many places that you’ll love to visit in Melbourne. I’d like to see its Botanical Garden too.

    • Dean Wickham Sep 21, 2016

      Yes I have lots more to see in Melbourne. Which means more trips in the future 😀

  • Bama Sep 12, 2016

    The weather seems perfect by the time of your visit. Did you go in August? I’m planning a trip to Australia, maybe next year, and I’m still pondering whether I should visit Sydney, or Melbourne, or both. At least this post helps me understand more of what to expect in the country’s second city.
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    • Dean Wickham Sep 21, 2016

      Hi Bama. I visited in May and I was lucky with the weather. Melbourne is one of those places with very unpredictable weather so it is hard to pick a good time to go. I guess the main thing to ask yourself is if you want to visit when it is hot or cold.

  • CBD E Liquid Sep 23, 2016

    I found some of the best CBD While I was in Melbourne. Beautiful place.

  • fahmi Sep 28, 2016

    wow, i really really want to visit australia, the beautiful country…
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  • Qantas Number Oct 13, 2016

    Wow! Love your photos. Congratulations!!

  • Dave Briggs Oct 19, 2016

    I’ve been to Australia so I knew firsthand how beautiful that country is. Doing the usual road trip there have one of the highlights of my travel. Glad that you had similar experience!
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    • Dean Wickham Oct 31, 2016

      I think a road trip is the best way to experience Australia. Glad to hear you had a good time.

  • Visited Melbourne with my dad recently. Great city and really is lovely on a nice day. The laneways really make the most of the city landscape.

  • Aquila Salta Jun 16, 2017

    I find myself unable to leave your blog! I can’t stop reading it! I must say you have a very unique voice in writing, which I personally appreciate. Thanks again Dean!

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