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A Tour of Melbourne’s Thriving Culture | Boutique Melbourne Hotel

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27th February 2024

Being Australia’s capital of vibrant arts and cultural scene, exploring Melbourne’s best street galleries, art exhibitions, performances and niche culture is not to be missed while you’re in the area. In this blog, we’ll take you on a tour of Melbourne’s artistic gems.


Discover Melbourne’s street art

While in Melbourne, stepping outside and immersing yourself in the city’s iconic street art scene is a must-do. Melbourne is very well known for its lively laneways decorated with amazing street art that turns the city into an evolving outdoor gallery. Stroll through the famous Hosier Lane, Rutledge Lane and ACDC Lane where you’ll get to see masterpieces made by both local and international artists.


Explore Melbourne’s art gallery

As you explore the city, make sure to visit art galleries that showcase Melbourne’s rich history. Visit The National Gallery of Victoria where you can see an impressive collection of Australian and international art. From classical to contemporary, NGV has numerous exhibitions throughout the year. Check out their Triennial exhibition, where 100 projects are showcased by 120 artists, or Watercolour Country, showcasing 100 works from Hermannsburg.


See Melbourne’s Theatrical Marvels

Melbourne is a paradise for performing arts enthusiasts. From world-class theatre productions to mesmerising ballet and opera, let yourself be immersed in the magic of live performances. Book a ticket to see the Australian premiere of Groundhog Day the Musical or see The Australian Ballet’s production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, there is so much to see!


Have a taste of Melbourne’s coffee culture

If you’re a coffee lover, then you’ve entered your heaven. Indulge yourself in Melbourne’s famous coffee culture and explore the quirky cafes and artisanal coffee shops – each with its own unique charm. Grab a morning coffee from Seven Seeds, the forefront of Melbourne’s coffee culture, or check out the old-school European espresso bar, Patricia. Savour a perfectly brewed cup, and let Malbourne’s baristas inspire your day.


Discover galleries and studios off the beaten path

Venture beyond the well-known cultural hubs and discover Melbourne’s hidden art gems. Explore the inner suburbs where independent galleries and artist studios thrive. Blindside Gallery, a gallery run by artists at the forefront of contemporary art, is a must-see. Or BSIDE Gallery in Fitzroy, a gallery known for its street art influences and contemporary urban art. Discover the best of Melbourne’s eclectic art scenes.


After a day full of immersing yourself in the best of Melbourne’s arts and culture, staying at the perfect accommodation makes all the difference in your experience. Stay with View Melbourne, a hotel that blends comfort and Melbourne’s artistic spirit. Discover a variety of stylish rooms that overlook the city at our boutique Melbourne hotel.

All in all, Melbourne is more than just a destination; it’s an artistic journey waiting to be explored. Uncover the heart and soul of a city that thrives on creativity and expression.