If you like your vacations a little stranger and prefer to stay away from the touristy crowds, then there are a lot of offbeat things to do in Melbourne. Here is a short list of some.
The Haunted Bookshop
The offbeat tours in Melbourne would usually involve a stop at Melbourne’s famous Haunted Bookshop. This establishment is a great place to catch up on your occult and supernatural related reading.
Timings: 12PM to 5.30PM Monday to Saturday (Closed on Sundays)
A fascinating and often dangerous activity in Melbourne city is exploring the labyrinthine storm tunnels, which are part of one of the most expansive network in the world. This underground network of storm drains is a network of more than 1500 km of subterranean passageways, and to add more to that adventure element, the tunnels also provide perfect habitat for venomous spiders.
Old Melbourne Gaol
Now in its modern avatar as a museum, the Old Melbourne Gaol was not a place you would want to land up in the past. The old jail was home to Ned Kelly and the infamous serial killer Frederick Bailey Deeming. Not surprisingly, the premises are said to be haunted and this part of offbeat Melbourne also houses death masks of executed criminals, just in case you feel its notoriety has diminished.
Timings: 9.30AM to 5PM Everyday
Soak in some laidback Aussie rural lifestyle in the farming town of Red Hill, just outside Melbourne. One of the activities to do here is trekking down the Rail Trail, a 6.5km stretch through scrubland and vineyards where you will get to see some of the local mammals and birds.
Timings: Day time activity
Melbourne is one of Australia’s most vibrant cities, but beneath its glittery skyline and luxurious hospitality, there are certain cracks and edges where the quaint and the eccentric spots lie. Enjoy these offbeat activities in Melbourne and relish the surprises at every step.
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