Melbourne, Australia

  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Melbourne, Australia
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Clamms Fast Fish not only provides Melbourne's top restaurants with the freshest wholesale catches, it also serves some of the best fish-and-chips in the city. Get yours to go and head to St. Kilda Beach to watch the waves roll in.

Melbourne, Australia

Uncovering authentic local finds and having experiences that make you feel like you’ve really connected with a place are important elements in ensuring an extraordinary vacation. We’re taking advantage of our partnership with Travel + Leisure to get their editors’ recommendations and insider tips on the places you will want to visit. Here are their picks for just one of the 150 destinations they covered.

Must-Sees from the Editors of Travel + Leisure

Open since 1878, "Queen Vic" is a 1,000-plus-stall melting pot of Southeast Asian greens, Italian cheeses, and Tasmanian scallops. A two-hour market tour (from 10 a.m. to noon, four days a week) includes chats with vendors and generous food samplings. If you've never tried kangaroo salami, here is your chance.

Abbotsford Convent

You'll find art galleries, restaurants, gardens, a bakery, and even a few bars in this 1861 building that was originally a convent. Try the Shadow Electric Bar, set inside the Industrial School—somehow it feels especially mischievous to grab a cocktail here.

Be sure to visit our Shore Excursions page or speak with our onboard Destination Concierge for arrangements to any of these must-sees.

National Gallery of Victoria

The oldest museum in Australia—known locally as the NGV—looks like a fortress thanks to its massive bluestone facade. Inside, however, its great hall glitters with the world's largest stained-glass ceiling, created by artist Leonard French. Along with paintings by great masters such as Monet and Rembrandt, the museum houses a large Australian collection spanning the decorative arts, fashion, sculpture, paintings, and Aboriginal art.

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