Must visits and quirky spots in Melbourne

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Melbourne is the coastal capital of Victoria in southeastern Australia. Despite Sydney’s enduring appeal, Melbourne is often considered Australia’s cultural capital. So, if you’re looking into studying at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), you’re getting an exceptional education, research opportunities, and community engagement, plus a city of vibrancy and excitement.

Here are some great spots you can look forward to exploring!

  • Federation Square — Simply iconic. The city’s centerpiece is a hub for cultural events and has some of Melbourne's best museums and galleries. You’ll discover something new and cool on each visit.
  • The Royal Botanic Gardens — This is a peaceful retreat from the bustle of the city with a stunning collection of native and exotic plants.
  • The Melbourne Museum — Showcasing the natural and cultural history of Australia, this is a must-do to get a sense of your new home, and you’ll discover all sorts of fun facts in its fascinating exhibits.
  • The National Gallery of Victoria — A superbly extensive collection of Australian and international art, including works by the likes of Picasso, Monet, and Van Gogh.
  • The Great Ocean Road — Get together with your new friends and embark along this spectacular coastal road. Stunning Victoria scenery, including the famous Twelve Apostles rock formations.
  • Queen Victoria Market — This bustling market is a great place to shop for fresh produce, souvenirs, and other goods, with an extraordinary range of food stalls and restaurants to satisfy your appetite.
  • The Yarra River — A gorgeous river running through the heart of Melbourne, the Yarra is perfect for a stroll or for a spot of kayaking, paddleboarding, and river cruising.
  • To fill a couple of hours after lectures, you could visit St. Kilda Beach (get your tan on), Melbourne Zoo, and the Royal Exhibition Building — a UNESCO World Heritage Site with exquisite 19th-century architecture.