I will be visiting Melbourne for 3-4 days from April 30th onwards. Although it will be a business trip, I will have a few mornings/afternoons/evenings free to see the city and my wife will be with me during those times. At this stage because we wont have any entire days free, Im thinking that we will probably just wander around the CBD and "wing it" regarding what we see. Im definately visiting Federation Square (hey...Im an architect, what can I say :)) and we'll be checking out galleries and markets. The wife will be looking at shopping (for example she loved the Queen Victoria building in Sydney) We'll be staying somewhere on the southbank (yet to be booked) and intend using only the city transport.
Ive looked thru the forums and "googled around" but maybe if a Melbournite has any recommendations about just chilling out around the city (nice cafes to kick back, shops to appease the better half, etc) I'd appreciate any suggestions.