4 Nights Riding Trams in Melbourne

By Catherine H · Apr 22, 2016

The Trip — Long weekend in Melbourne to visit a friend

Duration — 4 Nights

Origin — Perth

Type of Trip— Bars, Nightlife, Shopping, Walking, Food, Exhibitions

Group Size— 2

Trip Dates and Comments — April. Good timing, good climate for an English lady!

Mode of Transportation — Aeroplane

Arrival Logistics — Touched down in Melbourne Tullamarine Airport then took at taxi to my AirBnb. The taxi was expensive!

Cost per Person — $500 - $1000

General Route — We were playing it by ear! Just going off recommendations as and when we received them. Not overtly planned.

Accommodation — In a nice AirBnb in South Yarra.

Main Activities — Walking, Riding trams, Food, Shopping, Nightlife, Bars, Going to exhibitions.

Food and Drink Highlights — Melbourne has an amazing selection of Asian food. And cheap too! We had heard that there was a great Italian restaurant down Degrave Street, but in the end we never actually made it there…!

Essential Packing for this Trip — I chucked everything I needed in my 60L Patagonia Duffle. Other duffle bags are presumably available but why would you?! Pack light and bring a light jacket for the evening! Glasses with no lenses could get you easier access to hipster bars.

Our Experience

The plan was to have a long girly weekend in Melbourne catching up with a good friend from university. We had an awesome time exploring the city on trams and enjoying the nightlife.

Catman in Melbourne

I think the hipster ‘exclusive’ element to Melbourne gets played up a little bit when really it’s just a load of nice little bars and restaurants. We had expected every night to be pretty busy although it seemed pretty quiet on a Monday night. But the cocktails were very good.

I thought I would love Melbourne and really want to move there but actually I didn’t; Perth is just so much better! I’d definitely go back and do it all again because it was great fun.

Catman in Melbourne

Best Bits

Catching up with old friends. The trams! I just love public transport so much and I especially loved the trams. I love seeing the city through the eyes of a tram! The food was so good, the eating options were insane.

Also we went to see Louise Dawson at a comedy festival one evening which was excellent. She’s hilarious!

Catman in Melbourne

Worst bits

Expensive taxi from the airport was a little bit annoying.

One thing that was disappointing was that everyone talks about the Laneways being amazing but I found them quite hard to find and navigate to.


Rate the overall trip — 10/10

Rate the activity on your trip — 10/10

Rate the ease of logistics — 9/10

Value for money — 6/10

About The Traveller

Gender & Age Range
Female, 25 - 35

I’m from
London, UK

My favourite trip as of late
Trip to Sydney to visit my cousin - the most beautiful lady in the world!

Travelling Style
Book the first night, then wing it from there!

I like to go on the following types of trips
AirBnb, Beaches, Hiking, Culture, City Breaks, Relaxing , Camping.

It’s a dealbreaker when
People are rude!

Continent I know the best

First Last Name

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I’m from Perth, Western Australia

My favourite trip as of late is New Zealand, solo travel in lots of nature for a soul-refresher.

My travelling style is to Book the first night, then wing it from there!

It’s a dealbreaker when I’m stuck around large groups of package tourists.

Continent I know best is Asia.

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