The team at United Backpackers are all proud and passionate 'Melburnians' and we are ready to share our amazing city with you! When you stay at our international youth hostel we will show you why Melbourne has been voted the world's most liveable city so many times. Melbourne is known as the music, sports, events, shopping and cultural capital of Australia, so no matter what experience you are looking for, we know where you can get it and we don't keep secrets.

We also have some great value tour and accommodation packages available - Let's face it, you'd be mad not to experience the ridiculous beauty of the Great Ocean Road or the cuteness of the penguins on Phillip Island!  For more details on these head over to our Rooms page!

It may be Winter but Melbourne doesn't slow down one bit, there's plenty to pop into your calendar! Melbourne is the sports, coffee and culture capital of Australia!

Our Top Melbourne events & festivals!

  • Melbourne Cup Carnival - Derby Day, Melbourne Cup, Oaks Day and Stakes Day! Fire up at Flemington with the fillies!
  • QVM Night Market - The very best of Melbourne - Food stalls, handmade goodies, entertainment, music and balmy nights with sangria (Come along on our guided tour)
  • Night Noodle Markets - Lighting up the banks of the Yarra  River at Birrarung Marr with a record 56 stalls - Noodles, bars and good times!
  • Melbourne Music Week - 8 days, more than 100 events – over half free - during the day and night in our city’s live music venues, on the streets, in laneways

And if that isn't enough to get your started?! Check out What's On Melbourne or have a look at Broadsheet or Urban List for some inspiration!


Come on in and see the Peter Pan's Adventure Travel guys on Level 1 for all your travel needs!