WHAT’S the number one Melbourne experience that every international student must try? Meld Magazine reporter Joyce Ho and photographer Aun Ngo take to the streets to find out what locals rate.
Melbourne’s music scene
“I’d recommend going to a lot of music gigs. Check out the music scene.” – Sally, Melbourne CBD.
“There are some places that play pretty good Dubstep and Drum & Bass. Twisted Audio have been running gigs at venues like Brown Alley.” – Lauren Ledarman, Northcote.
“Check out the local bands, the music scene’s pretty good… The Corner Hotel or The Forum have some bands.” – Jana Parker, Preston.
“It’s good to know the Australian culture, so the museum is a good way to do so. I’d suggest going to the Dandenongs to see the nature, the trees and the coastal area.” – Dorcas Liew, Ashburton.
The Great Ocean Road
“Great Ocean Road. Can’t beat it. There’s something quintessential about it. You can’t miss it.” – Paul Gorman, East Kew.
The Footy (Australian Football League)
“Going for a footy match I guess. For one game at least.” – George Street, Gisborne.
“Go to Phillip Island and see the penguins.” – Andrew Tan, Melbourne CBD.
St Kilda Beach
“Go to St Kilda Beach and maybe walk around Brunswick Street. Try out the Aussie accent or live in the suburbs.” – Jonny Ching, Melbourne CBD.
“Check out Melbourne City I guess. Get familiar with Federation Square, Southbank, familiarize yourself with the city.” – Nam Bisso, Tullamarine.
“I really like the nightlife here. There was this one night I went to this place called Baroq House… I guess checking out the graffiti along the back alleys are also pretty cool. Greenhouse Backpackers conducts a graffiti tour which I went to which was pretty good… Shopping is great around the CBD, going to the different shops and stuff. I had a friend who went to Chapel Street and she said it was really cool there too.” – Jessica Vickery, Kingsbury