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Melbourne's laneways

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Why locals love it

Sometimes a little daunting, and often missed by visitors, Melbourne's unique laneways are a treasure trove of food, drinking and shopping! There's something for everyone in Melbourne's laneways, and even locals sometimes find they have difficulties re-finding that cute little store/restaurant/cafe that they could swear was there last week!

Why you should visit it

Don't be afraid to step off the main streets, and into Melbourne's laneway subculture where you'll find world class street art, one-off boutiques, unique galleries, tiny cafés and hidden bars. Hardware Lane is famous for its great range of food; Bennett's Lane for the city's best jazz club and Hosier Lane for some of the city's best street art.

Special tip

For something a little classier, check out the indoor Block and Royal Arcades for a dose of Melbourne history.

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One of our touristic icons! Artwork here changes all the time and you never know what you'll find.
An Inactive User
May 30, 2021
Explore the lane ways and the lanes within
February 7, 2020
Take your camera and an umbrella! Great graffiti art & Little coffee shops
June 25, 2018
unique, fun
April 8, 2018
Isn't this one of the main reasons to come to Melbourne? Venture down any laneway ... some may not imptress or be your style, but in so many there wil be something colourful and unexpected. You may just end up spending a few hours sitting in a bar or cafe or admiring the graffiti, where you once would have walked past without a thought.
December 14, 2017

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