Friday, August 31, 2018

When I turned 30, I had my very first trip out of the country. From then, I began listing the countries I would like to visit someday, and one of them is Australia. I have always wanted to see koala bears in real life, know more about their history, discover their beaches and so on. And one of their notable city to visit is Melbourne, where most of the things I've wanted to do is within reach. 

Launched this August 14, Cebu Pacific makes it possible for us to experience Melbourne easily as the only low-cost carrier flying directly between the Philippines and Australia, Cebu Pacific will fly to Melbourne three times a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) to bring more local travelers to the land of many wonders.

So if you’re planning to book that coveted flight, here are some of the things you can do to make the most of your vacation in Melbourne:

Explore its diverse food scene

One of the best things about Melbourne is the abundance of gourmet restaurants and cheap eats. It is home to laneways and arcades lined with trendy cafes, bars, and restaurants that serve all kinds of cuisine to satisfy your cravings. So whether you’re looking for a yummy plate of pasta, a cup of great-tasting coffee, or even a delicious glass of wine, the streets of Melbourne offer everything you want at any time of day or night.

Photo walk along the streets filled with art 

Melbourne also prides itself with a thriving art scene that is seen even in the streets. Alleyways and walls decorated in graffiti and underground art galleries have become a must-see for tourists. To get a glimpse of some of Melbourne’s best street art, make your way to Hosier Lane, Flinders Court, Union Lane, and Russell Place.

Enjoy events and festivals 

With various theatres, museums, and live music venues, Melbourne is easily Australia’s cultural hub. The city is always buzzing with different activities that cater to visitors’ interests – from fashion and art, to film and music, and even sports. If you’re a tennis fan, you can catch the Australian Open in January and watch your favorite athletes in action.

Go on a shopping spree 

What’s a trip out of the country without splurging on the best fashion items and pasalubongs for your loved ones? Melbourne is one of the cities where you can shop until you drop with the abundance of shopping centers and thrift stores where you can purchase items on a bargain. If you’re the adventurous type, you can discover hidden gems in the boutiques and outlets you can find tucked in the inner streets.

So what are you waiting for? With Cebu Pacific’s newly-launched flights from Manila to Melbourne, you can tour the wonderful city and experience many exciting activities.

Photo Credits: Shutterstock/courtesy of Cebu Pacific

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