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FIND OUT MELBOURE FOR FREE

Immediately make a reservation that the title of the article is more a figure of speech. Of course, nothing is free today, except, excuse me for the banality, cheese in a mousetrap. After all, what is only worth a flight to Australia and a hotel room.

Therefore, when we say, for free, it is about getting to know the sights of Melbourne – one of the largest cities in Australia for ridiculous money or without them at all. And it is possible. Moreover, there are several possibilities.

Meet Melbourne

Melbourne from the window of the tram

In Melbourne, authorities took care of tourists and launched a free tourist tram route. By the way, in this city this type of transport is very developed and popular, there are several main branches and many of their branches. Our – a free tram – runs through the very center of Melbourne and differs from other trams in color – Bordeaux. A full circle takes about an hour, and you can easily go near any attraction or just where you want. And there is something to see. The route is laid so that the tourist sees the most significant that is in Melbourne: here you have the local Parliament (state), the Royal Market (Victoria), and the famous Federation Square, and much more interesting and bright. Given that the tram runs continuously along the route, then, after the next sightseeing, you can catch it again. By the way, I run a tram until 21.00.

Melbourne from the window of the tram

The Melbourne themselves consider their tourist tram no less interesting than anything else and are very proud of it. In order to more deliberately enjoy the beauties of Melbourne and to determine in advance where you can get off the tram, it is better to buy a route map or urban traffic scheme. However, by and large, any map of Melbourne is suitable, since almost all of them have a tourist tram route.

Melbourne Bus Cruise

The farther, the more local Melbourne authorities are respected. In addition to the free tourist tram, this city has a special and also free tourist bus. Moreover, all the way, tourists are told about the surrounding beauties and national treasures by an English-speaking guide – audio. The route along which this bus travels is completely different from the tram bus, and somewhat longer. In addition, he finishes his work before five in the evening.

Melbourne Bus Cruise

By the way, residents of Melbourne also appreciated this bus and often use its services to move around the city. Some are alarmed that the bus makes a hell of a dozen stops along the way (13), but even this can not spoil the impression of a great trip. The bus has the same rules as the tram: you can get off and on at any stop.

And I walk, walk along … Melbourne

If you have no problems with your heart and / or musculoskeletal system, then it’s better to come up with a walking tour of Melbourne. It is best to start this journey from the former (old) Customs House, where the Immigration Museum is now located, or from the State Library (Victoria). The city authorities have developed a special walking tourist route called the Golden Mile. Moreover, this route is marked right on the streets and squares of the city with special metal circles, at the sights these circles are larger in diameter. Following this route, the tourist is insured against getting lost, and besides, he will not miss any important and interesting sights. Here is St. Patrick’s Cathedral (the entrance, which is absolutely free to inspect the interior), and the grand memorial “Pamyati”, and the house of the same James Cook – Admiral of the British Navy and the discoverer of Australia, who were allegedly eaten by natives somewhere on the shores of New Zealand. By the way, this house-museum is located in one of the most beautiful park in Melbourne – Fritzroy. However, about parks and gardens – separately.

Park in melbourne

Get free thrills

Another route that a tourist will not cost a cent. This is a journey through the corridors, cells, passages and dungeons of the old Melbourne Prison. Despite the fact that this Victorian penitentiary has long passed into the category of attractions and has become a museum, such an excursion is not for the weakly nervous. However, there is nothing terrible in this prison, in the old Europe, there are much more terrible medieval castles and their dungeons. But you can find out something interesting about the history of Australian immigrants here. It was in the dungeons of this prison that a certain Ned Kelly had once been. Some consider him a true fighter for justice, others an ordinary robber and a bandit. However, for all Australians, this means no less than for the British the name Robin Hood.

Melbourne Prison

Free rest in the lap of nature

Melbourne is rightfully considered a very green city. There are a dozen large and small parks and gardens.

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