Summer getaways are the perfect time to curate the ultimate Instagram series or snap some memories you can reminisce about when you get home. Here is a selection of our favourite spots in the city for that perfect photo op, so pop on some comfy exploring shoes, strap on your camera or download a good editing app for your phone and get started on our list:
Laneway Street Art
Some of the best local haunts and quirky finds are secreted in Melbourne’s laneways. Discover the elaborate street art that crisscrosses the city in the laneway’s Melbourne is famous for. Hosier Lane, located near Fed Square, is one of the more well-known destinations; others to add to your shot list include Centre Place, AC/DC Lane and Croft Alley where you can also find trendy laneway bar The Croft Institute.
Melbourne has some of the oldest arcades in Australia and in them, you can find beautiful architecture and artisanal stores. Take a stroll from the hotel down Collins Street to find the Block Arcade where you can get a selfie in front of the cake cabinet in the famed Hopetoun Tea Rooms. From the Block Arcade, you can wind your way through to the Royal Arcade to snap a selfie with Gog and Magog at Gaunt’s Clock.
On a Tram
What is more Melbourne then a tram? With the free tram zone running throughout the city, it’s the most convenient way to get around and a photo on a tram is perfect proof you were in Melbourne. For bonus points, get a photo on the City Circle Tram. This historic W class tram in the iconic burgundy colour scheme runs around the edge of the city with maps and information leaflets available on board. Or turn your transport into a night out on the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant and enjoy a three or five-course dinner as you circumnavigate the city on the tram.
See Melbourne on high from the 88th floor at the Eureka Skydeck. With a 360 degree view of Melbourne and the surrounding areas spread out before you, every angle is a different photo. Try VERTIGO for the ultimate green screen photo as if you are falling from the building to get both a physical photo and a digital photo ready to post online.
Back on street level, make sure to add Melbourne’s most interestingly modern architectural public space, Federation Square, to your list. In addition to the quirky angles on all the buildings, there are buskers, live entertainment, activations and decorations throughout the square at all times of the year to find lots of great photo moments.
Yarra River & Princes Bridge
For an iconic view of Melbourne, walk across Princes Bridge just down from Fed Square and Flinders Street Station and stop in the middle to gaze down the river. From here you get a shot all the way down the Yarra River in both directions plus the city skyline behind you.
Create the ultimate photo diary this summer during your luxury city getaway to Melbourne. View our summer accommodation offers here to start planning now.