By Ellie Schneider
Melbourne's alternative and creative thinkers have found a home in Fitzroy. Explore the painted alleys and laneways around Rose Street, eat and drink your way down Brunswick Street and make new additions to your wardrobe on Gertrude Street.
HOW TO GET THERE
Fitzroy is two kilometres (1.2 miles) north-east of Melbourne's city centre and can easily be reached by tram or on foot. Hop on tram 86 from Bourke Street Mall to Gertrude Street, or, take the 25 minute walk up Little Bourke Street and along Carlton Gardens.
- Sample Australian local spirits and specialty coffee
- See Melbourne's famous street art
- Shop for one-off finds at countless boutiques