Melbourne is famed for it’s tram network. Travelling all around the city and throughout the inner suburbs, they’re super easy to get on and relatively simple to figure out where it is going. They are also free to catch anywhere within the CBD ‘grid’. The bad is, outside of the CBD, you need a ‘MYKI’ card to catch, which can only be purchased at 7/11 stores, online or some tram/train stations. It’s a pain in the ass you can’t just pay to travel as you go, but them’s the breaks. ‘Breaks’ also being the operative word, as many drivers use them regularly and without warning. Hold onto a pole or you’ll fly down the corridor. Trams also pack out after work, so best to avoid between 5-7pm on weekdays. Taxis and Uber’s are always available, and handy when you want to head to the many bars and hotspots that exist outside of the city. It will cost you about 70 bucks to get a cab from the airport too. You could get the shuttle, or you could realise life is too short to sit on a bus to save $40.
Melbourne is the sporting capital, and as a result, you’ll find something to attend most weekends if you look hard enough. Sport; from footy at the ‘G, the round ball across the road at AAMI, cricket in the Summer or horse racing out at Flemington, sport is the lifeblood of Melbourne life. The NBL has also grown in popularity over the past few summers. With new teams coming, corporate/premium packages are quite affordable and a great bucks party idea for the sporting lad.
Feeling arty? The Arts Centre is home to various plays, acts and art installations. Short walk from Flinders Street Station, it is well worth a gander. Not far from there is the National Gallery of Victoria, again, home to some of this countries (and indeed the World’s) best art.