Surprising things 50 pounds buys you in Australia

It’s no secret that the GBP is strong right now.

So, what can the 50 British Pounds in your wallet buy you on your next visit overseas to Melbourne? Here are a few suggestions:

Emily Fitzgerald

A Centre Court ticket at the Australian Open.

Summer starts in Melbourne when the city hosts the best tennis players in the famous Grand Slam. In January, you can see Andy Murray, Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic in the first week of the tournament with a ground pass for less than 50 GBP.


Three weeks of world-class coffee every morning.

Melbourne has received accolades for having some of the best coffee in the world. In our bustling city are several specialty shops that deliver the most delicious hand-crafted coffees. Local favourites include Market Lane Coffee, Monk Bodhi Dharma and Auction Rooms.

Rob Blackburn

Three admission tickets to the Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary has nearly every unique piece of Australian fauna there is.  Dingoes, platypuses, wallabies, wombats, koalas, kangaroos and tasmanian devils all live in this animal sanctuary an hour’s drive from Melbourne CBD.  In one day, you and two others can see and photograph our most unique species for less than the equivalent of 50 pounds.

Paoli Smith Pty Ltd

A two day car-hire to travel the great ocean road

The Great Ocean Road stretches for 243km west of Melbourne and is one of the top “must-dos” for international travellers.  Car hire agencies are available when you arrive at Tullamarine Airport and you can be on your way to an unforgettable road trip soon after landing.

Rob Blackburn

A day-long winery tour of the Yarra Valley

With over 70 wineries, The Yarra Valley is Australia’s capital of wine.  Experience the stunning views and taste local wines with a winery tour.  Most of the tours include wine tastings at four wineries, a delicious lunch and, of course, a driver to take you from vineyard to vineyard!

Robyn Lea

A dip, drink and dinner at Peninsula Hot Springs

Peninsula Hot Springs is Australia’s only natural thermal mineral springs bathing and spa facility. The springs are fed by 50C water from underneath the Morning Peninsula and are popular spot for visitors seeking relaxation. The facility offers a weekend bathing and dinner package that can be purchased for less than the equivalent of 40 pounds.

City of Port Phillip

Victoria beaches

No currency needed. These views are always free!

An Australian road trip is an unforgettable experience.  For our UK travellers like you, we have curated special routes and itineraries to help you collect the most memorable experiences in Victoria.


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