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6 Clever Hacks to Make Your Trip In Melbourne Easier (and Cheaper)

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Congrats! You’re almost ready to go and explore Melbourne, Australia’s cultural capital—all that’s missing is a trusty guide, and that’s why we’re here to give you the lowdown. From must-try things to do in Melbourne to the hottest travel deals, here are 6 hacks to make your trip easier, cheaper, and an unforgettable one!

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1. Hop aboard the trams 

6 Clever Hacks to Make Your Trip In Melbourne Easier (and Cheaper), Melbourne, Australia
Take the tram to Luna Park and other top Melbourne attractions! Image Credits: @yarratrams

When in Melbourne, take the tram. They’re not only the fastest way to get around the city, but they’re also the most budget-friendly! These historic rides go around the city’s best spots for FREE! When you take the City Circle Tram, you can visit almost all heritage sites in Victoria’s suburbs. On the other hand, Free Tram Zone in CBD takes you from Queen Victoria Market to Docklands, Spring Street, Federation Square, and Flinders Street Station—no fares, no cash needed, just hop on and off! Not bad for a free ride, eh?

Learn more about public transport and find things to do in Melbourne with our handy city guide!

2. Top up your Myki 

6 Clever Hacks to Make Your Trip In Melbourne Easier (and Cheaper), Melbourne, Australia
Skip the lines and head straight to adventure Image Credits: Carol Magalhaes (@carolexm

Missed the tram? Take the bus or the trains instead. Public transport in Melbourne is as easy as 1-2-3 when you’ve got your myki card or Mobile myki on hand! Forget having to line up to pay for the fare—a myki is your all-in-one travel ticket. All you have to do is set up your account, top-up in stores, tap your card (or phone), and jump to your favourite Melbourne attractions!

Klook Tip: Use the myki Explorer to enjoy unlimited one-day travel on trains and buses. The pack also comes with maps, souvenir wallets, and, our fave, discounts!

3. Bundle up and save on Melbourne attractions with a Klook Pass

6 Clever Hacks to Make Your Trip In Melbourne Easier (and Cheaper), Melbourne, Australia
See the Melbourne Skydeck with the pass—the sweetest travel deal in Melbourne! Image Credits: @m.usman_ilyas

Tick off your Melbourne bucket list by hitting up to 5 spots when you use Klook’s Melbourne Pass! Perfect for visitors who can’t choose between which attractions to go to, the pass gives you access to the city’s all-time favourites, including Melbourne Skydeck, SEA LIFE, ArtVo, Melbourne Zoo, and many more. And the best part: you can use the pass anytime. It’s valid for 6 months, so you can always pick up where you left off!

Travelling with the fam? Here are 15 things to do in Melbourne with the kiddos!

4. Shop like a local 

6 Clever Hacks to Make Your Trip In Melbourne Easier (and Cheaper), Melbourne, Australia
Jam to sweet tunes while making new besties Image Credits: @studenthousingaustralia

It’s time to get local by heading to the market! Offering the freshest produce and quirkiest finds, Queen Victoria Market is the oldest quintessential village market in town. Catch bustling food stalls serving up some mouthwatering mussels, plus live music, unique thrifts, and special handcrafted goods to take home. The market is open from Tuesday – Sunday, 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM, so be sure to set a reminder.

Klook Tip: Join the Summer Night Market for a night out with your best mates. From 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM every Wednesday, enjoy crazy cocktails, local brews, and live performances!

Up for more adventures? For our fellow night owls, check out our list of exciting things to do in Melbourne!

5. Hit the books 

6 Clever Hacks to Make Your Trip In Melbourne Easier (and Cheaper), Melbourne, Australia
The State Library of Victoria is Australia’s oldest public library and one of the first free libraries in the world! Image Credits: Stefan K (@stefankst

Included in our top things to do in Melbourne (besides vibing and chilling) is a visit to the library. Not everyone appreciates a good book, but the State Library of Victoria is a must-see—bibliophile or not! Its magnificent six-storey high-domed reading room rivals the world-renowned New York Public Library. So, grab a chair, explore the massive halls, pretend to be Harry Potter, or go for the perfect photo-op sesh. You’ll never run out of things to do inside Melbourne’s grandest library.

6. Drop by Collins Street

6 Clever Hacks to Make Your Trip In Melbourne Easier (and Cheaper), Melbourne, Australia
Stroll along the artsy and glamorous Collins Street Image Credits: @walking_perspective

This is where the cultured kings and queens hang! The vibrant neighbourhood of Collins Street is brimming with trendy coffee shops, heritage buildings, luxury shopping, and lots of undiscovered gems. Treat yourself to a five-star dinner, grab a quick cup at Industry Beans Lt. Collins, or simply enjoy the view of the iconic Melbourne Town Hall. And if you’re not too busy, drop by the Media House to catch the latest headlines straight from the source!

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