Follow our handy guide and you’ll be the envy of your friends and followers in no time.


Street art covers almost every inch of the colourful and creative city that is Melbourne. Quantity, however, doesn’t always equal quality.

If you’re looking for the best place to snap a selfie or get some artistic shots, try Hosier Lane. Located just opposite Federation Square, it’s the central point of Melbourne’s street art scene.

Graffiti in the shape of Kangaroo in Melbourne

Be quick to take your photos as it’s usually busy with tourists.

Graffiti in Melbourne suburbs

Also try: Centre Place, AC/DC Lane, Caledonian Lane, Croft Alley, Duckboard Place and Rankins Lane.


If you thought Brisbane’s food scene was next level, you won’t believe Melbourne’s.

Have your phone at the ready to snap not only the food coming to your table, but the restaurants themselves.

Easey's restaurant in Collingwood Melbourne

Easey’s in Collingwood will fill both your belly and your camera roll. Enjoy burgers and beers five stories up, in three converted rooftop train carriages overlooking Melbourne city.

Inside Easey's restaurant in Collingwood Melbourne

If desserts are more your thing, head out to Cakes on Acland Street in St Kilda. Sweet tooths need only apply.


If you didn’t come to Melbourne for the graffiti or the food, then it must have been for the shopping.

Whether you’re after that quintessential shot of your conquests (i.e. all your shopping bags) or shots of yourself in vintage clothes and unique stores, there’s plenty to capture around Melbourne.

Hit up the Bourke Street Mall for department stores or head out to Chapel Street, Bridge Road and Gertude Street for a variety of boutique shopping options and vintage treasures.

Also try the various markets around Melbourne, which are great for local products and produce. They also double as a good photo op.


If you’re looking for a few adventurous photographs on your trip, Melbourne has bucketloads on offer.

Head out to St Kilda and try Melbourne’s very own Luna Park. It might not be as big as its Sydney counterpart, or as thrilling as the theme parks on the Gold Coast, but who can pass up a photo opportunity under the infamous mouth entranceway.

Entrance to Luna Park in Melbourne

You can also get a snap outside the recently-restored Palais Theatre and hit those retro vibes. A walk along St. Kilda Beach will also net some great summer shots with views back towards the CBD. You may even be lucky enough to spot a penguin in the cooler months.

Photos Nathan Torpey & Getty Images.