48 Hours in Melbourne

This 48 hours in Melbourne page has been created especially for you if you've got limited time here in Melbourne.


I've made two routes, one for families with kids aged up to about 8 and the other for everybody else.........

Artwork at Birrarung Marr with Melbourne city centre behind

..........I've called this other page the Tourist Route as I figure that even locals getting to know their own city a bit better come under the tourist category..........

........Well, ok then, I admit it, I couldn't think of another name for it!!


The two routes are my opinion of the best quality free things to see in Melbourne city centre without spending too much time travelling between places.........

.........It should give you a good idea of what Melbourne has to offer.


I’ve tried not to cram too many things in so you have time to enjoy each of the attractions. There's no point running round madly seeing lots and enjoying nothing.........


This is not one of the St Kilda penguins by the way!

.........I think that Melbourne is the kind of city where wandering around slowly and observing things carefully is the best way to appreciate its finer points..........

..........Give me some feedback after you've done the routes as to whether you think there's too much or too little to do.


I've included maps with the routes marked out so don't forget to click on the 'make maps larger' headings underneath the maps and to print them off and take them along so you don't get lost. They'll make your trip a doddle.


I've also added details about where to get on and off the free buses and trams and recommend places for picnics and lunches so that you can keep costs right down.


Choose which 48 Hours in Melbourne route you'd like to do below, print off the pages/maps and away you go – have fun........

48 Hour Family Tour

48 Hour Tourist Route


.........And don’t forget to pack a raincoat, a sunhat and sunblock WHATEVER THE WEATHER FORECAST – Melbourne's weather is VERY changeable.......

..........A bottle of water and comfortable shoes are a good idea too.




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