Melbourne is a cultured and vibrant metropolitan city. It’s overflowing with great art, cafes and restaurants. It’s also packed with plenty of tempting shops – what a place to give your wallet a workout. Getting around is easy with a Melbourne Airport car rental from Hertz.
This mammoth market has everything you could possibly need, be it fresh food, clothing or souvenirs. Keen shoppers could easily spend an entire day at Queen Victoria Market; it’s one of the largest in the world. It’s a must-see when you’re in Melbourne.
If Queen Victoria Market is the mother of all markets, then South Melbourne Market is the lower-key version. Expect to see similar kinds of vendors, but at a more manageable scale. That’s not to say it is small because there’s still plenty of choice. Weekends are the biggest days.
Those with refined tastes will have their fancies tickled on Collins St and Collins Place. Big spenders are the main target – upmarket boutiques are what you’ll find here, at the cutting edge of style.
Bourke St’s pedestrian-only stretch is a great spot for shoppers. Department stores Myer and David Jones are among the big draws here.
The CBD is home to a traditional mall. Melbourne Central offers all the typical retailers, with more than 300 shops on the map. Whether you’re after books, jewellery, garments or homewares, you’ll surely find something here. There are lots of great places to stop for a meal once you’ve got more bags than you can carry.
Diversity is the one word that best describes Chapel St. There are shops and eateries galore jostled side by side here, with plenty of opportunity to rest and refresh throughout the day. Bargain hunters are sure to find deals at the many secondhand shops. At the other end of the spectrum, you’ll also find exclusive boutiques with many top end designer labels.
Along the banks of the Yarra River, Southgate has a Sunday market full of interesting and kitschy offerings. During the rest of the week you can browse the many boutiques.