Nothing screams “Melbourne” quite like trams, four-seasons-in-one-day weather and the MCG. That is, nothing except a vibrant city laneway. Often missed by visitors, the multitude of character-filled laneways crisscrossing the CBD are one of the city’s greatest assets and the lifeblood of Melbourne’s unique culture and identity. Some of the best experiences Melbourne has on offer are tucked away in the most unassuming of lanes, so don’t be afraid to venture around corners to see what you uncover.
Where to start
Bars Russell Place, Meyers Place, Liverpool Street, Tattersalls Lane
Cafés Somerset Place, Degraves Street, Centre Place, Somerset Place
Restaurants Hardware Lane/Street, Market Lane, Flinders Lane
Shopping and fashion Presgrave Place, Manchester Lane, Little Collins Street and Block Arcade
Street art Hosier Lane, Union Lane, Croft Alley, Higson Place