5 Of Melbourne’s Best Laneways

Get to know the nooks and crannies of the world's most livable city.
by | September 27, 2017

Whilst most perceptions of Australia are for it’s stunning beaches, kangaroos and glorious weather, Melbourne it has to be said, takes more of a European approach. With a restaurant and bar scene that’s difficult to match anywhere in the world, along with its love for theater, art, fitness, sport, fashion and cosmopolitan lifestyle, it’s easy to see why Melbourne is the most livable city in the world.

One of the main reasons Melbourne evokes that European flair that you’d find in the streets of Rome, Paris or Lisbon is its quirky and personality-filled laneways. When visitors come to Melbourne, they sometimes feel at odds with where they should go, what they should see. But with its laneways and indulging persona, Melbourne is about wandering, snacking and seeing things up close.

And in some of Melbourne’s best laneways, you can do all of that.

Hardware Lane

Tommy Walker originates from Northeast England. He began his journey on the road back in 2012 throughout Asia, Oceania and Latin America. Now, over 4 years in, he is a freelance travel writer and content marketing specialist. Tommy has visited the Philippines twice and especially raves about Banaue. He has attended Sinulog festival, swum with Whalesharks and even DJ’d in Boracay! He was featured in the Business Insider, BBC and Choose Philippines. Tommy goes by his own motto “every new place is a good place.” If you don’t see Tommy focused doing Hot Yoga, trailing through rainforests, ducking into the ocean or eating local street food, you’ll see him at a small bar drinking what the locals drink!

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