By Chris Wyness an editor who moved to Melbourne to pursue journalism in the 80s, fell in love with the city’s beautiful green spaces, craft beer and music scene, and never left!
Edited by Jessica Wright
Melbourne, with its sprawling skyline and beautiful green spaces, is a vibrantly multicultural city that combines a passion for the arts with an equal passion for sports, coffee and great music. A diverse and dynamic travel destination where, as Melbournians love to say, you can experience four seasons in one day. It’s a testament to the charms of the place that I arrived here from Canada in the 80s, and simply never left. I fell in love with Melbourne on a solo backpacking trip and just never looked back. While the pull of the city remains as strong, a lot has changed and in a city this size – the second largest in the country – exploring Melbourne alone can be somewhat daunting. Not to fear, I’ve learnt a thing or two in my time, and while hitchhiking across the country is no longer the best means of travel, I can certainly tell you what is, as well as giving you some other tips and things to do in Melbourne by yourself in this Melbourne solo traveller guide