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Exploring Melbourne on a Budget

Melbourne may be one of the most expensive states in Australia, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have an unforgettable holiday there on a budget. There are many free or affordable sights and activities you can enjoy to take your travel dollar further.

Let us break down some of the best options for you:


The National Gallery of Victoria

Melbourne is a city famous for its art and culture. And best of all, you can experience much of it for free. The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is located on St Kilda Road just near Flinders Street Station and Federation Square. Admission is free of charge and as Australia’s largest and oldest art museum, you can be sure to find a stunning array of carefully curated pieces and exhibits.

Go rooftop barhopping

Why fork out money to visit the Eureka Skydeck when you can find plenty of excellent Melbourne skyline views from the many rooftop bars scattered around the CBD. Just make sure you order something eventually as you may get some frustrated looks from the staff! 

We recommend starting off by visiting Rooftop Bar and Cinema on Swanston Street, or Madam Brussels on Bourke Street.

Under $50 pp

Check out Luna Park

Head down to the pumping beachside suburb of St Kilda and visit the grinning face of Luna Park. This iconic amusement park is a historic landmark dating back to 1912 and has since evolved to offer new and improved rides, while maintaining its old school charm. 

This attraction just slides under the $50 cap, coming in at $49.95 for unlimited rides for those 13 years and older.

Under $100 pp

Plan a day trip to the Yarra Valley

Once, you’re done exploring the CBD, do yourself a favour and head out into the Yarra Valley to visit some of the region’s most renowned wineries. While some winery tours fall under $100 per person, this doesn’t account for anything you buy at the winery itself.

You can easily explore the area yourself with a rental car. Most wineries offer free entry and free or cheap tastings ($5-10), which leaves you able to spend the rest of your money on food and any bottles you want to buy. Check out this handy interactive map to get all the information you need when planning your winery tour. 

Make the most of Melbourne with a rental.

Melbourne has a generous offering of cheap and affordable activities on offer. Ensure you can reach them easily with your own set of wheels. Book with Ace Rental Cars today for Melbourne’s first choice in rentals.

Ace Rental Cars Melbourne Branch

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