Ways to Embrace the Great Outdoors in Melbourne
You’ve seen the sports stadiums at their finest, you’ve watched surfers carve up with waves with their surfboards, you’ve sampled superb cuisine and you’ve shopped until you’ve dropped. How else can you relax on your trip to Melbourne? What else is there to do that can excite you but relax you all at the same time? Have you thought about Melbourne’s natural landscapes?
Melbourne is of course, a hotbed of culture, noise and city life. Clubs, pubs, bars and blossoming skyscrapers that reach endlessly toward the sky and that can be wonderful. It can also be a little crowded sometimes. So let’s think of ways you can embrace the great outdoors in Melbourne. With a city of four million people in front of you, it’s easy to forget there’s more than just museums to look at.
Surround yourself with green. I know that sounds, well, rather bizarre. But there’s nothing like utilising your serviced apartments’ kitchen facilities and packing yourselves a picnic the night before a day out. Take yourself into nature and surround yourself with wildlife, age old trees and extremely well-manicured lawns. There’s a pocket of tranquillity in the centre of the hustle and bustle of the CBD.
- The Royal Botanical Gardens have been around since the mid-1880s and are a labyrinth of winding trees, weaving paths and wide stretching lawns. Spread out that picnic and breathe in the green!
- There are over 10,000 individual species in the Botanical Gardens but one thing you will find here better than anywhere else is the Moonlight Cinema. Advance screenings, new releases and cult movies all on the Central Lawn, snuggle down with a drink and a nibble and enjoy a film under the stars.
- If you’re a fan of the water, Melbourne’s many beaches and waterside cafes are for you. St Kilda is a very popular spot for a dip as is Elwood but if you prefer to get on a boat, Hampton and Sandringham are not far.
- Hampton Beach isn’t only a tranquil place to relax but it’s great for families with a playground and a cycling path nearby for the exercise-conscious. The beach is safe, sandy and perfect for a day lounging and breathing in that ocean-rich air.
- The original inhabitants of Melbourne were the Wurundjeri people and over in Fitzroy Gardens, you can visit the Scarred Tree, an ancient relic. Beautiful scenery packed with history so your day out is two-fold without even trying!
- The highest point of land in the city is located at Flagstaff Gardens, so after a long day of exploring you can wind down and enjoy a meal outdoors overlooking the city around you. A small piece of tranquillity in the inner city.
No matter what your choice of activity, visiting http://www.apartmentsofmelbourne.com.au and booking your holiday accommodation will be the best choice you make. Central apartments with flexible check in and excellent parking facilities are all you need on your visit to Melbourne. Make it count!