52 Weeks around Melbourne and Victoria

Best things to do in Melbourne

With the New Year here it’s a time to think forward. I’m not one to make huge New Years Resolutions, but I do like New Year Projects. A New Year Project is something that I can work on throughout the year that improves my skills. That’s where this project comes in.

I live in the world’s best city, as voted for the record-breaking seventh year in a row! While I’ve chosen to spend more and more time in Melbourne over the last two years, after deciding that it’s where I want to call home, I still feel like I’m discovering something new each time I go out. A new cafe, a new suburb, a new treasure I want to share.

I want to know the best things to do in Melbourne and the beautiful towns and cities surrounding it.

Hosting airbnb guests gives me the chance to be able to share a little but why not share it with you through my blog? In a fun challenge for me – and it will be a challenge! – I want to explore 52 of Melbourne’s suburbs and towns in 2017 to get to know this wonderful state just a little bit better.

It’s also an opportunity for me to improve my photography skills. Two weeks ago I picked up a new Nikon D750 after an accident in Thailand – more about that soon – led me to become the proud owner of one very expensive rusty camera-shaped paperweight. I’m still not 100% confident in using Manual mode, and that’s something I want to improve on, before expanding my skills into learning how to take night sky photography and (maybe) begin creating videos again!

Every week (!) I will be sharing a post about one of the suburbs listed below. I’ve highlighted the first seven suburbs I’ll be writing about, but I’d love to know if there’s a place you’d like to read about sooner or if you think I’m overlooking a suburb or town worth exploring. Just let me know in the comments below or message me on Twitter!

The shortlist, so far:

  1. CBD: Flinders Street – Southern Cross
  2. CBD: Southern Cross – Melbourne Central
  3. CBD: Melb Central to Parliament
  4. CBD: Parliament to Flinders St
  5. CBD: Chinatown
  6. North Melbourne
  7. Southbank
  8. Docklands
  9. St Kilda
  10. Carlton
  11. Brunswick
  12. South Yarra
  13. Windsor
  14. PrahranChocolate and raspberry tart at Top Paddock, Richmond
  15. Richmond
  16. Toorak
  17. Armadale
  18. Caulfield
  19. Malvern
  20. Hawthorn
  21. Collingwood
  22. Brunswick
  23. Fitzroy
  24. Kew
  25. Northcote
  26. Coburg
  27. Williamstown
  28. Footscray/Flemington/Kensington?
  29. Cranbourne
  30. Dandenongs
  31. Pearcedale
  32. Phillip Island
  33. Yarra Valley
  34. Healesville
  35. Marysville
  36. Geelong
  37. The Bellarine (Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove, Queenscliff, and Portarlington)
  38. Torquay
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  39. Port Campbell
  40. Lorne
  41. Warrnambool
  42. Daylesford
  43. Hepburn Springs
  44. Macedon
  45. Ballarat
  46. Bendigo
  47. Shepparton
  48. Portsea/Sorrento
  49. Wilson’s Promontory
  50. Mildura
  51. King Valley/Wangaratta

Other neighbourhoods under consideration: Chadstone, Portland, Wodonga, Flinders, Kyneton, The Dandenongs, Beechworth, Hotham, Falls Creek/Alpine Drive


Now it’s over to you. Let me know in the comments

Are there any other Melbourne suburbs you’d like to read about?

Do you have any tips for these suburbs?

What do you think are the best things to do in Melbourne?

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    June 18, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    You are fantastic, I like your travels and the pictures in this post are stunning!! I look forward to following your journey around Victoria. I genuinely hope sometime we meet. Happy travels.

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