Backpacker Date Night Ideas | Melbourne

Backpacker Date Night Ideas | Melbourne

So you’ve made eye contact across the free breakfast, engaged in lackluster conversation when entering the dorm and now you’ve even passed each other in the corridor. The time is now- ask them out. It’s hard to know what to do and where is cool to go on a date when travelling, you also don’t […]

5 Riverside Gems | Welcome To Travel: Melbourne

5 Riverside Gems | Welcome To Travel: Melbourne

Melbourne has the famous Yarra River winding through the city, thus creating endless opportunities for spectacular restaurant, bar, café and even nightclub locations. Here are a few of our uniquely located favourites. Riverland Literally hidden under Federation Square, Riverland has the City buzz above it and a beautiful view of both across and down the […]

5 Reasons Why Melbourne Is The Best Place To Start Your Travels

5 Reasons Why Melbourne Is The Best Place To Start Your Travels

You have decided to travel to Australia and all of a sudden you realise how BIG the country is and don’t know where to start your journey. Well, here are 5 reasons why Melbourne should be your first stop in Australia. Location Melbourne is the absolute ideal starting point when it comes to location. In […]

Best Home Comforts From Around The World | Melbourne

Best Home Comforts From Around The World | Melbourne

We all know travelling is about broadening the horizons. For most, surprising and challenging the palate is a big part of that, for us, it’s our favourite part in fact. There are still sometimes though where you need that familiarity. You may be homesick, hungover or perhaps ill- sometimes you just need some home comforts. […]

5 Best Cake Shops | Melbourne

5 Best Cake Shops | Melbourne

Hopetouns Tea Rooms There’s no doubt about it, this is the absolute Queen of cake haunts in Melbourne. I say Queen as it’s actually named after Lady Hopetoun, the wife of the late Governor of Victoria HOPETOUN. Hopetouns is that good it tops this list without being a cake shop, it’s a bloody tea room! […]

5 Best Beach View Spots | Melbourne

5 Best Beach View Spots | Melbourne

As a Brit that now lives in Australia, there’s something that makes me feel lucky every summer. EVERY SINGLE SUMMER. It’s not just the fact it’s warm, we know Melbourne is warmer than Yorkshire (slightly), but it’s actually the sensation of finishing work and feeling like you’re on holiday. Us Brits love to bang on […]

Welcome To Travel: Melbourne | Summer 2018 Video

Welcome To Travel: Melbourne | Summer 2018 Video

It is here, our Welcome To Travel: Melbourne Summer 2018 video. A pretty epic video, if we do say so ourselves. This is the journey that YOU could be taking in 2018. Melbourne is the best place to start your Australian adventure so what are you waiting for? Oh, the video was too good you didn’t […]

The Ashes | 20 Things In 10 Words Or Less

The Ashes | 20 Things In 10 Words Or Less

In no particular order 20 things we love about something in 10 words or less…… The Ashes in Australia The English Optimism: It often lasts until tea on the first day. That first ball: Stage set, hyped to the max. Hear that Gabba ROOOOAR. Mitchell Johnson: Perfect pantomime villain and man of the series. Terrifying […]

6 Cheap (But Great) Nights Out In Melbourne

6 Cheap (But Great) Nights Out In Melbourne

When you’re travelling you will end up socialising more than normal. You’re constantly meeting new people, making friends and experiencing new places meaning every night seems like your first or last in that town, so what better way to celebrate than over a beer? With that in mind, it’s important to know where all the […]

6 Questions About Melbourne – BackpackerBanter.com Asks Darryl From Welcome To Travel

6 Questions About Melbourne – BackpackerBanter.com Asks Darryl From Welcome To Travel

First off Darryl, give us a quick rundown of your Australia travel credentials… It’s an odd one, as I was always a bit of a home bird. When I was a child and we drove 10 miles out of my hometown of Scarborough, UK, I used to ball and wail for my parents to turn […]