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The Best Free Things To Do in Melbourne

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Melbourne has so much to offer and the best part is discovering it for free and adding the picturesque views on your Instagram feed. Let me introduce you to some free spots where you can explore and enrich your experiences during your stay at UniLodge A'Beckett in Melbourne.

Free trams in Melbourne city (CBD)

The Melbourne CBD itself looks like a marvellous canvas with an amazing view over the Yarra River. Being in one of the best liveable cities in the world, you can join the Melbourne sights free walking tour at Victoria State Library and discover the amazing freebies available around. A great way to see Melbourne is to hop on the Free City Circle tram and get around central Melbourne. This tram operates in a circular route passing across the major tourist attractions within the city. You can also enjoy the free tram service within the city that operates on tram routes along Victoria Street, William Street and Elizabeth street surrounding famous key locations such as Victoria Market and Docklands.

Visit Brighton Beach (Bathing Boxes)

The Brighton beach is located 30 minutes away from the city and is highly recognised for its distinctive bathing boxes that sets it as an iconic beachscape with colourful bathing boxes. These bathing boxes were built over a century ago with architectural features that bear the hallmarks of individuals’ artistic and colourful embellishments. It is one of the best spots to just pull out the camera and save the best shots into a blissful memory.

Penguin Viewing- St Kilda Penguin

Would you enjoy a free wildlife encounter? Then, you should not miss the chance to meet the penguins at St Kilda. Are you wondering how you can see them this close? Well, you just have to be at the St Kilda Pier at sunset where you can see the penguins swim and waddle back to their nests among the rocks of the breakwater. The best way to reach there on time is to catch the 136 tram from Flinders and Spencer St and get off at the Fitzroy Street toward St Kilda Pier.

Hosier Lane Art

If you enjoy street arts, you can take a wander on your own to Hosier Lane which is just 20 minutes away from the UniLodge building. As a popular photography destination, this is a famous laneway with interesting street arts, and is famous for its urban scenes. It is an area with the densest collection of spray-painted masterpieces including a dizzying array of colours, characters, and shapes. Do not forget to get your best shots with the best-refined graffitis.

Dandenong Ranges National Park (1000 Steps Walk)

Do you enjoy embracing the green with a feeling of serenity? Then you can venture into nature and discover the wonders of the 1000 steps rainforest walk at Dandenong Ranges National Park. This is a unique experience through the old-growth forest where you get to enjoy the views of Melbourne through the trees. From the city, you can catch the train and get off at Upper Ferntree Gully station and it is just a quick 10-minute walk to reach the start of the trail track.

After all, Melbourne offers a variety of free activities, festivals, for you to experience and live the best years of your life. Make new friends, explore and the most out of your stay in Melbourne.