A Walk Around Melbourne in 18 Perfect Instagrams

Monique La Terra

Culture Trip has scoured through Instagram to find the 18 photos which best capture the essence of the great city of Melbourne, the people who live there and the culture.

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Flinders Street Station was the first station built in an Australian city and by 1926, it had become the busiest train station in the world.


Duckboard Place is one of Melbourne’s most sought after urban canvases. In fact, many of Melbourne’s laneways are splashed with street art. Other include: Hosier, Union and ACDC lane.


Melbourne’s busiest intersection at Swanton Street and Flinders is bustling with life. On one corner is Flinders Street Station, while Federation Square and St Paul’s Cathedral also call the intersection home.

Built to honour Victorians who served during World War I, the Shrine of Remembrance has since become a memorial to all Australians who have served in war.

Completed in 2002, Federation Square features three public piazzas, as well as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the Ian Potter Centre.

Connecting Collins Street and Elizabeth Street with Little Collins Street, The Block Arcade is a heritage listed site which was modelled after the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan. Today, it is home to over twenty retailers.

Neighbouring the Melbourne Museum in Carlton Gardens, the World Heritage Listed site held the first parliament of Australia in the 9th of May 1901 and was also used as a venue for the 1956 Olympics.


Drinking Market Lane Coffee while walking through a laneway covered in street art is the embodiment of what it means to live in Melbourne.


Designer by musician Percy Grainger’s father John Grainger, Princes Bridge connects Swanston Street on the north bank to St Kilda Road on the south bank. Princes Bridge is also a focal point for events such as Moomba.


Opened in 1870, Royal Arcade is the oldest surviving arcade in Australia. The light-filled arcade features unique boutiques and is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.


With a capacity of 100,024, the MCG is the largest sporting stadium in the southern hemisphere. Established in 1853, the G as it’s known by locals, hosts the AFL Grand Final each year and is considered hallowed turf.


Easey’s is an American burger joint located high above Collingwood. Order off the train schedule-style menu and feast upon milkshake flavoured donuts and deep fried pop tarts within train carriages.


Just two kilometres from the CBD, Fitzroy became Melbourne’s first suburb in 1839 and is now ranked as third on UK Telegraph’s list of ’15 Most Hipster Neighbourhoods in the World.’


Delighting Melbournians since 1912, Luna Park is located in St Kilda and features the oldest continually operating rollercoaster in the world, as well as a myriad of fun rides for the whole family.


The historic fleet of burgundy W-class trams provide visitors with a chance to see the city for free, hoping on and off as they please. The tram route covers Melbourne’s central business district.


Queen Victoria Market is the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere. It’s customary to pick up a jam donut as you wander through the stalls. The market is also open on Wednesday nights.


Brimming with character, the narrow laneways that weave through Melbourne offer al fresco dining, boutiques and cosy cafes.


Australia’s oldest public library houses over two million books as well as historical documents and artefacts. The La Trobe Reading Room is one of the library’s most magnificent sections and provides tranquility in the heart of the city.


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