Stroll from Southern Cross station, to Vic Markets - an ideal destination for eating, shopping and general fun, whilst taking in some of Melbourne's most striking street art.
Southern Cross is such an easy place to get to via public transport and though it's not exactly in Melbourne's cultural heart, there is plenty to do in that part of town.
This walk skirts the very edge of the city proper, takes you through Melbourne's oldest park, Flagstaff Gardens and then into a real goldmine of impressive street art before landing you in Vic Market.
Once at the market I would recommend getting a coffee and a doughnut outside, before heading into the deli hall to sample fine cheeses, all sorts of small-goods and snacks from around the world.
From here, if you fancied more sightseeing, Melborne Gaol, the State Library and the city are all easily walkable. For more street art, why not try another of my walking suggestions, Fitzroy is a buzzing suburb with lots of exciting nightlife, or maybe Windsor if you're after a more relaxed afternoon.
This is a massive and striking piece of art by artist Smug, of his own grandparents.
Some great pieces of art by Deb, a Melbourne artist now working in te US. Some of these are from at least 2010, but still look fresh.
As the name suggests, this place specialise in Dosa - thin, crispy pancakes served with a filling and a selection of tasty sauces to be mopped up. I can't go past a Masala Dosa - spicy potato filled.
Melbourne's oldest park and a beautiful open space. So named as it was the site of a flagstaff erected in 1840 to allow the city to communicate with the port.
This alley was one of the locations of this years Meeting of Styles festival, an international street art event. This alley hosts artwork by Dvate, Adnate and French artist Choq.
Another MOS site, this back alley is overflowing with brightly coloured and fun pieces of art, including some great paste up work.
A studio, hosting some of Melbourne's most up and coming and established artists , this lane is forever being added to and evolving. An excellent spot for stencil art.
Melbourne's most buzzing market - not open on Monday or Wednesday's though. Also open evenings with live music on some nights - check their website.