THINGS TO DO

A LIST OF TOP RECOMMENDATIONS BY AIDC LOCALS TO GIVE YOU A TASTE OF WHAT ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST LIVEABLE CITIES HAS TO OFFER

MELBOURNE TOP 5

01 Walk or run around the Tan Track located at the Royal Botanic Gardens

02 Explore the city’s Laneways (and bars)

03 Take a ride on the City Circle Tram

04 Visit the National Gallery of Victoria (International collection at Southbank and Australian collection at Federation Square) and the University of Melbourne’s Ian Potter Museum

05 Step back in time and walk the road to the gallows in the Old Melbourne Gaol

INDIGENOUS CULTURE

Wominjeka! Welcome to Melbourne, known as the Kulin Nation to its traditional owners. Melbourne is rich in Indigenous culture, which we encourage you to explore on your visit to AIDC.

THE ABORIGINAL HERITAGE WALK

The Aboriginal Heritage Walk offers a rich and vibrant cultural experience and is one of the most popular tours at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, a stone’s throw from the AIDC. Indigenous guides provide a unique insight into the history of both the Gardens and its traditional owners. Daily except Saturday, and bookings are essential.

THE KOORIE HERITAGE TRUST

The Koorie Heritage Trust is conveniently located at Federation Square and welcomes non-Indigenous people to learn about Victoria’s Indigenous cultural heritage. Exhibitions and cultural walks are available daily.

FOOD

Food! Glorious Food! You can’t come to Melbourne without having a bite and a drink at one of the following CBD eateries and drinking spots.

LATINO VIBES

Mesa Verde
Harley House Bar & Grill
Movida Next Door
Pacos Tacos
Mamasita

A TASTE OF ASIA

Supernormal
Izakaya Den
HuTong
Chin Chin
Tonka

MEDITERRANEAN MUSTS

Gazi
Grossi Florentino
The Press Club
Il Solito Posto
The European

LAID BACK BITES

The Grand Trailer Park Taverna
Arbory Bar & Eatery
Spring Street Grocer – Gelato & Cheese Room