ACDC Lane, Melbourne
The name says it all, really. Named after the Australian musical heroes, ACDC Lane is the physical embodiment of Melbourne's enduring love affair with dirty, low-down rock 'n' roll. Home to the infamous Cherry Bar, where every young hoon and swashbuckler has gotten into strife at some stage, this little corner of the city is what kick-started the laneway lifestyle way back when.
Things are a little different now, or course. Sharp suited professionals and foodies in hipster jeans now line the cobblestones looking for the latest culinary sensation. But Cherry Bar still carries the torch and the street art covering every nook and cranny of this hallowed ground is a reminder that the beat goes on.
If you are on the hunt for flavour rather than noise, pop into Pastuso for Peruvian street food and pisco-based cocktails, or turn the corner into adjoining Duckboard Place where you'll find high-end Indian, Chinese and even Danish cuisine.
Queen Street and Victoria Street, Melbourne
Queen Victoria Market
The Queen Victoria Market is a major landmark in Melbourne, with around 7 hectares, it one of the largest open air markets in the Southern Hemisphere.
Elliott Ave, Parkville VIC 3052
Visit today to see a range of Australian animals and so much more!
Situated in beautiful Parkville ensure you allocate a day to see everything the Melbourne Zoo has to offer
Getting to Melbourne Zoo by public transport is easy!
We encourage all our visitors to catch public transport and help the environment by reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. It also saves time finding and paying for parking.
Tram 58 "West Coburg to Toorak" runs from William Street in the city centre every day, stopping directly outside Melbourne Zoo.
Trains run from Flinders Street Station on the Upfield line every day, stopping at Melbourne Zoo’s own Royal Park Station.
Bus route 505 from Moonee Ponds to Melbourne University stops outside Melbourne Zoo.
Please visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au for up-to-date tram, train and bus times. (Tip: Use their Journey Planner for public transport directions from anywhere in Victoria. Enter your starting address in the “From” box and enter “Melbourne Zoo” as a landmark in the “To” box).
Travelling from Regional Victoria
V/Line trains run from Geelong and Warrnambool, Ballarat, Maryborough and Ararat, Bendigo, Swan Hill and Echuca, Seymour, Shepparton and Albury, as well as Traralgon, Sale and Bairnsdale
The V/Line Family Traveller ticket allows each adult to take up to two children aged between four and 16 at no extra cost during off-peak times, including weekends. And, at Melbourne Zoo, admission is free for children under 16 years every weekend!