Melbourne Travel Guide: The Insiders Edition (What The Travel Bloggers Don’t Tell You) Part 1.

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Welcome to the Travelman Podcast, my name is Ben and I host this cool travel podcast. If you’re joining me for the first time then I say thanks a bunch for listening.

On today’s amazing episode, I’ll be bringing you the long-awaited Melbourne Travel Guide. This will be a different episode because it not only features me talking about my favourite parts of Melbourne but also a Melbourne tour guides view on Melbourne. Ben Oliver will be joining me from Drinking History Tours.

So, sit back and listen to Ben and I bring you part 1 of the Melbourne Travel Guide.

Timestamps Part 1:

Intro to the show

1:30 – Best things to do in Melbourne, where to Eat and where to drink

20:30 – Seeing Melbourne from Above and Fitzroy Melbourne’s oldest suburb

27:51 – See some culture, visit our cathedrals, Saint Patricks Cathedral and Saint Pauls Cathedral

31:30 – Ben’s recommendation for something to eat in Melbourne

40:27 – Some great walking routes around the city

46:20 – Melbourne Events

52:26 – Daytrip information and other helpful info

Outro to the show

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Additional Information:

Favourite things to See & Do web links (I’ll try and keep this updated on the website)

Royal Botanical Gardens:

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV):

The Laneways of Melbourne guide, Timeout online:


Federation Square:

Queen Victoria Market:

Eureka Skydeck:

Melbourne Museum:

Melbourne Zoo’s:

Sea Life Aquarium, Melbourne:

St Patricks Cathedral:

Restaurants, Bars & Pubs web links (I’ll try and keep this updated on the website)



Harley House:

Din Tai Fung:

Grand Trailer Park:

The European:


Number 1 Delicious:

The Old Raffles Place:

Red Gum Barbeque:

Bluebonnet Barbeque:


Empress of China: 120 Little Bourke Street, no website available

Ants Bistro:

ShanDong Mama: Mid City, 7/200 Bourke Street, no website available

HuTong Dumplings:

China Red:

Lello Pasta Bar:

Brunetti Café:


Rice Paper Scissors:

Rice Queen:

Il Bacaro:



Meat and Wine Co.:



Bars & Pubs:

Beneath Driver Lane bar:

Section 8:

Bar Clara:

Berlin Bar:

The Everleigh:

Black Pearl:

Napier Hotel:

Marquis of Lorne:

Terminus Hotel, Fitzroy North:

Day Trips Outside of Melbourne and other web links (I’ll try and keep this updated on the website)

Yarra Valley:

Peninsula Hot Springs, Mornington Peninsula:



Sovereign Hill:

Westgate Park:

Great Australian Beer Spectapular (AKA Gabs):

Visit Victoria:

Timeout Melbourne:

Broadsheet Melbourne:

Urban List Melbourne:

Concrete Playground Melbourne:

Melbourne City Council Blog:

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