Melbourne isn’t exactly the cheapest city to visit. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t cheap things to do! If you’re looking for discounted tours, Backpacker Deals offers a whole range of activities at affordable prices. You can take a day trip to the Yarra Valley, explore the Great Ocean Road, or go on a food tour of the city itself.
But if you’re looking for fun things to do under $100, we’ve got you covered. Here are the top 5 affordable things to do in Melbourne.
How do you feel about the cold? What about enjoying a cocktail while bundled up in a snow cape, ugg boots, and gloves? IceBar Melbourne is a fun and frosty -10 degree C room where you can sip on creative drinks, play games, or marvel at the 30 tons of ice sculptures that surround you. That’s right, 30 tons of ice!! We won’t give too much away because it’s a really awesome experience! But when you go, make sure to try a Crunchie shot to warm you up! Oh, and say “hi” to the friendly polar bear! Okay, we’ll let you find out how cool it is on your own! Bundle up!
Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise
Explore Melbourne from a different perspective! Hop on a sightseeing cruise that will take you along the Yarra River. You’ll spend an hour passing under bridges and looking up at the skyscrapers. Specific highlights include the Westgate Bridge, Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct, World Congress & Trade Center, the Polly Woodside, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Crown Entertainment Complex, Eureka Sky Tower, and Flinders Street Station. The cruise is a cheap, fun way to get acquainted with the city — especially on a warm, sunny day!
Experience the best view of Melbourne with this Melbourne Skydeck ticket! Melbourne Skydeck (formerly Eureka Skydeck) offers the perfect vantage point for a breathtaking 360-degree, floor-to-ceiling view of Melbourne’s CBD, sports precinct, Port Phillip Bay, Docklands, and beyond. Marvel at the stunning vistas of Dandenong Ranges during the day or immerse yourself in the sparkling Melbourne skyline nightscape at night.
Free Walking Tour
Another great way to acquaint yourself with Melbourne is on a free walking tour! You can opt to learn about culture and history or do a sightseeing tour. A guide will take you around the city and explain the street art, food, markets, and landmarks. Wear comfortable walking shoes for this experience as it usually lasts two to three hours. Walking tours depart every day.
Old Melbourne Ghost Tour
As darkness descends over the crowded malls, busy restaurants, and back alleys of Melbourne CBD, you’ll feel chills run down your spine as you peer behind the shiny, glossy facade of the most populous city in Victoria to discover a darker, more mysterious past with this Old Melbourne Ghost Tour. Journey back to old Melbourne, a time when the spices of China Town masked the smoke of the opium dens, poor houses supplied bodies in the name of advancing medical science, and famous opera singer Federici gave his most dramatic performance, plummeting to death in front of his audience.
*Originally posted by Marina Nazario in October 2019