Melbourne is one of the most liveable cities in the world, and for good reason. The city offers some of the world's best sporting experiences, an amazing variety of restaurants, museums, galleries, and an unrivaled night-life. Actually, we believe Melbourne is the best city in Australia (no bias at all, but we are from Melbourne). Never waste a minute in Melbourne, there is always something to do, a great coffee (or beer) to be enjoyed, a world-class sporting event, or a steak to be enjoyed. Don't get stuck carrying your baggage around all day - leave your luggage off at one mindmybag's luggage storage locations and make the most of your precious holiday time.
Luggage Storage near Melbourne Train Stations
The city of Melbourne has a variety of transport options using Trains, Trams, Busses, City Bicycles & many of the main rideshare apps. The city uses MyKi for public transport tickets (you can get an app on your phone). There are a lot of ticket inspectors, so don't try and get away without buying a ticket (there is a big fine).
- Southern Cross Station
(formerly Spencer Street Station) is one of the main drop-off and pick-up location for the
SkyBus Airport Shuttle
(from Melbourne Airport). The station offers a variety of facilities including TravellersAid, Retail, Restaurants.
- Flinders Street Station
is an iconic building that is frequently featured in postcards and holiday snaps. The station offers many services, including TravellersAid and nearby Retail, Restaurants and, famous coffee shops.
- Melbourne Central Station
is an underground station and one of just five stations in the City Loop. There are expansive retail, restaurants, and entertainment within Melbourne Central.
- Parliament Station
is one of Melbourne's underground stations in the City Loop. It is typically used by workers and during peak hours.
- Richmond Station
is one of the key connecting stations to the rail network heading out to the east side of Melbourne. The station is very busy during peak hours (mostly for the city commuters). It's the closest station to Melbourne Park, AMMI Stadium and the Australian Open.
- Station Pier
is where the large cruise ships dock and is situated in the scenic Port Melbourne district.
There are trams heading to the city (route 109) and plenty of Taxi’s & ride-share apps in the area.
Luggage Storage at Melbourne Airport
There are four airports in Melbourne. You will most likely use either
when arriving /departing. The other less common airports are
- Melbourne Airport
SkyBus Airport Shuttle
operates from here and is one of the most afforadble way's to get into the CBD and other areas of Victoria. The airport also has taxis, private taxis, and many ride-share services. Unfortunately, there is currently no public transport available at the Airport.
- Avalon Airport
: There are some private shuttle busses operating from here. You can also catch a taxi or use the same rideshare apps. This airport is less common and typically the budget airlines will land here.
Luggage Storage near Tourist Attractions
Melbourne is filled with iconic places to visit and world-class sporting events. Here are some of the key ones:
- Australian Open / AMMI Park / Melbourne Park
- The location of many world-class sporting events. There are a variety of facilities at and nearby these stadiums including food, retail, parking, and public transport.
- Queen Victoria Market
is a must-see destination during your time in Melbourne. The market is packed with tasty food, coffee & shopping.
What to do in Melbourne
Melbourne is jam-packed with things to do - there is something for everyone. Here are some tips from a local:
- Take a photo of Flinders Street Station during the day and night to capture some Iconic photos of your own.
- Head over to Southern Cross Station where you can enjoy the unrivaled shopping experience in the Docklands area, and take a stroll along the Yarra River.
- Take a ride on one of the free city-loop trams.
- Take a walking tour where you will see some of the city's highlights, such as the Yarra River, Iconic buildings such as Eureka, and learn some history.
- Melbourne is littered with amazing parks such as the Carlton Gardens, Fitzroy Gardens, and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
- Depending on the time of year:
- Watch a game of AFL at Marvel Stadium or the MCG (MAR to OCT)
- Check out the Australian Open (JAN)
- Enjoy a day (or 3) at the Formula One (MAR)
- The Melbourne Comedy Festival (MAR to APR)
- Check out some of Melbourne’s best bars in the inner city suburbs of Richmond, Fitzroy, Collingwood, St Kilda, and North Melbourne.
- One of the top shopping destinations is Queen Vic Market. You will find a variety of things to spend money on here. However, you can always follow the locals and enjoy a coffee nearby.
There is a very good reason why I left this topic to last. Impossible to predict, but what you can be sure of is that you will see all 4 seasons (at least once) in 1 day during your visit to Melbourne. The temperature is:
- Very hot from December to February (summer)
- Cooling down from March to May (autumn)
- Cold from June to August (winter)
- Warming up from September to November (spring)
Fun Fact about Melbourne
Between 1901 and 1927 (26 years) Melbourne was the capital city of Australia (the capital city is now Canberra).