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4 Melbourne Microadventures You Can Do Tomorrow

4 Melbourne Microadventures You Can Do Tomorrow

Melbourne is one of the most populous cities in Australia, and you bet it’s also a paradise on Earth with an abundance of adventures. Going to your 9 to 5 can be pretty exhausting and toxic for your adventurous spirit. So keep it burning by going on micro-adventures!

Melbourne, Australia may be one of the best places to start a round the world trip, but there’s no need to spend a lot of money to experience the best getaways.

If not, you can always stick to the short, local, simple, cheap yet still exciting, refreshing, fun and rewarding. To help you out, here are four micro-adventures that you can do any day, so you don’t go crazy.

1. Visit the Queen Victoria Market

4 Melbourne Microadventures You Can Do Tomorrow
Johntorcasio – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

Go on a shopping spree with a small budget. You’ll be surprised at how many things you can buy with just $50 at Queen Victoria Market. With all the huge number of stalls, it’ll feel like you’re on an adventure of a lifetime. They have accessories, clothes, and some other bric a brac.

Note: Don’t forget to try the hot jam doughnuts from the American Doughnut Kitchen. You get six pieces for only $5!

2. Go on a Road Trip

That’s right. Just like in the movies. Go solo or bring your friends along. Nevertheless, Melbourne has one of the best roads and sceneries. Zoom along the highways into the great unknown. I’m kidding. You can choose to do a short drive or a long one.

Note: If you’re a tourist visiting the city with a non-English driver’s license. Before anything else, you should get it translated first so you can rent a car and be wherever you want to be.

3. Try Mini Golf

At Holey Moley, you can challenge your best friend to a round of mini golf. For just $49.50, try their full 27 hole course. Exciting, huh?

Explore the place. You’ll find a room where gravity is reversed, The Simpson’s lounge room, a 3D Pac man maze, an Iron Throne that’s made of golf clubs and a creepy graveyard with stuffed owls and falling mist.

Note: If you love to sing, Holey Moley also offers karaoke.

4. Bath in a Hot Spring

4 Melbourne Microadventures You Can Do Tomorrow
Sourced from: Peninsula Hot Springs website

Enjoy the private and relaxing space of the Peninsula Hot Springs. Make sure you go during the off-peak season to get a lower entrance fee of $40. Secure your spot and book in advance. The place has a bathhouse for social, friendly bathing, and a spa dreaming centre for private pools and relaxing treatments.

Note: Check the hilltop pool. It has a fantastic 360-degree view of the region.


That’s it! Go crazy and do whatever you want. Have the adventure of a lifetime with a tight budget and don’t hold back. The most important thing is you’re having fun!

About the author

Michael Jones

Michael created and runs the Melbourne Point website, as well as the Holiday Point travel brand that incorporates a network of 16 location based travel information and attraction websites around Australia, Asia, and around the world.

With 25+ years of online experience and a passion for travel (having lived in Melbourne most of his life), Michael not only researches and writes content for the website, he also tinkers behind the scenes with the website functionality & design.

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