$10 weekender: See Melbourne on a budget!

We’re back with our $10 Weekenders! Whilst Melbourne is considered one of the most expensive cities in the world, there’s no need to stress over saving a fortune! There are plenty of things to see and do even with a tight budget. Keep reading for our top tips to have an exciting weekend away in Melbourne!

Bike ride through the city


Cost: $3

Explore Melbourne on a blue bike! The Melbourne Bike Share service lets you rent a bike for short trips across the city. All you have to do is download the app to search for the nearest bike near you! Get yourself a day pass and get unlimited 30 minute rides, taking in the Melbourne breeze.

Take on the “Culture Craving” tour and experience a whole new world of street art and music. Or ride back into Melbourne’s vibrant historical landmarks on the “Once Upon A Time” tour and visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, St Patrick’s Cathedral and the Old Melbourne Gaol. There are several self-guided tours to get your day started and enjoy the beauty of Melbourne.

St Kilda’s Beach


Cost: $0

Head down south to the stunning, popular St Kilda’s Beach and soak up the the bayside life basking in the sunshine. Wander along the sea front and down the pier to take in gorgeous views, or watch brave kite-surfers catch some beastly waves! It’s just a short tram ride from the Melbourne CBD or a 25 minute drive. Be sure to pack your swimmers, wear a hat and apply sunscreen!

After taking a dip, walk through Acland Street where you can drool over European desserts, or visit one of the cool neighbourhood bars to sip on a cocktail on happy hour. The back streets of St Kilda also offer you plenty of architectural beauty filled with Victorian mansions, Edwardian houses, and modernist units from the 1950s and 60s.

Enjoy a free gig!


Cost: $0

Whether you’re travelling alone, or with the kids, nothing beats a night out listening to bouncing beats, and relaxing rhythms by talented musicians for free! Some popular venues include Cherry Bar, an infamous rock venue, as well as Ding Dong, Toff in Town and the John Curtain Bandroom.

There is live music on pretty much any day of the week, so keep up to date with Beat’s Gig Guide to see what bands, DJs or artists are playing each night! If you’re feeling like a bit of jazz and folk, or want to dance along to some house and electro, it’s there. You may even find free trivia and game nights to keep you entertained.

Eat, eat… and EAT


Cost: $10 and under

Melbourne is known to be a food lovers dream! And there are plenty of eateries around to satisfy your appetite. Whether you’re feeling like pizza and gelato, or craving fried dumplings, you can find delicious eats for $10 and under!

Our top picks include:

  • Burger Project – Feast on a grass-fed, juicy Cape Grim cheeseburger for $9.90.
  • Wings of Glory – How can you say no to wings? Packed full of flavour, these wings are only $1 at dinnertime on Wing-It-Wednesday!
  • Fatto Bar & Cantina – You can share a delicious, crispy pizza for $10 or treat yourself to $5 Peronis! This casual Italian restaurant has you dining on the riverside terrace with fabulous city views.
  • Neko Neko – For vegetarians and vegans, you can score a serving of quinoa and chickpea gyoza for just $8! How amazing is that?


National Gallery of Victoria


Cost: $0 

Get creative, and head to the National Gallery of Victoria and explore thousands of famous works of art, spanning thousands of years from the artistic precision of the Renaissance period to the oddities that can be contemporary art!

With an ever changing cycle of exciting and thrilling exhibitions, we can guarantee you’ll leave either in awe, or slightly confused and thinking ‘How is that even art?’. Entry to the NGV is free; however fees may apply to special exhibitions!

So take a trip down to Melbourne, and enjoy a weekend full of culture, art, great food and plenty of things to do, all for $10 or less!

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