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1. Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market
4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Queen Victoria Market, carrying its 140+ years of legacy, is situated in Melbourne. It serves as a one-stop destination for fresh veggies, clothes, snacks, beverages, souvenirs, hand-made products, imported finds, and awakening coffee to taste! Stretching across two city blocks, the market is home to 600 small businesses and is a significant landmark of the central business district of Melbourne, serving as a retail and wholesale hub since the late 1860s.

2. National Gallery of Victoria

National Gallery of Victoria
4.7 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

The National Gallery of Victoria, or NGV, is located in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1861, it is the oldest museum in the country and archives an abundance of heritage showcased through its magnificent collection of over 70,000 exemplary art compositions! The collection bears witness to the various ideas, styles, and disciplines of art across centuries and cultures in the country.

3. Shrine of Remembrance

Shrine of Remembrance
4.8 /5

2 km
from city center
3 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

The Shrine of Remembrance is the National War Memorial of Victoria and a landmark of Melbourne. Originally dedicated to the bravery of the servicemen of Victoria in World War I, it is currently a tribute to all the brave Australians who served in the war for the country and is among Australia’s largest war memorials.

4. Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne Cricket Ground
4.7 /5

2 km
from city center
4 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Built in the mid-19th century, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, or simply the MCG, is the Australian Cricket Team's primary and largest home stadium. It is a world-renowned stadium with world-class facilities and has borne witness to some of the best cricket matches in the world. The first test match in the sport's history was played here in 1877. It has seen many renovations and upgrades, always keeping up with international cricket standards.

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5. Eureka Tower

Eureka Tower
4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

The Eureka Tower, at a staggering height of almost 300 metres tall, was once the tallest structure in Melbourne, Australia. Opened in 2006, it is a residential highrise that is quite popular for its viewpoint, the Skydeck 88. From Skydeck 88, panoramic views of the city skyline can be viewed far out into the distance. In addition, a popular event called the Eureka Climb, which started in 2012, is held annually to see who can climb the tower fastest to the top level.

6. Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens
4.8 /5

2 km
from city center
6 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Royal Botanic Garden in Melbourne is home to over 50,000 plants like camellias, rainforest flora, succulents, cacti, Californian species, herbs, plants from Southern China, and many more species. Catch sight of the Guilfoyle’s Volcano and Melbourne Observatory. Visit the Terrace or Jardin Tan cafe to relish delicacies and the Gardens shop to pick botanical souvenirs. Lakes and natural wildlife complete the natural aesthetic of the garden.

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7. Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo
4.4 /5

3 km
from city center
7 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Within the Royal National Park in Parkville is situated the Melbourne Zoo or the Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens. Home to over 320 species of wildlife, visitors can spot Tigers wandering, Monkeys swinging, Orangutans, the Trail of Elephants, Wombats, Asian pachyderms, African Zebras, and Savanna Giraffes. One can also witness marine life creatures like Penguins and fur seals and also closely interact with Australian Koalas and Kangaroos in their natural habitat.

8. Day Trip to Yarra Valley

Day Trip to Yarra Valley
4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

A 1.5-hour drive from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley offers more than a scenic view. Immerse yourself in the indigenous restaurants and wine tasting from over 70 wineries, waterfalls, and gardens. Watch the sunrise on the Hot air balloon, stop at local markets and gourmet stalls, taste their Yarra Valley Dairy Cheese and chocolate, visit the Four Pillars distillery, Ice Creamery Factory, and Healesville Sanctuary, home to over 200 species of wildlife, interact with Koalas and kangaroos.

9. Drive on the Great Ocean Road

Drive on the Great Ocean Road
4.2 /5

168 km
from city center
9 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Along the southwest coast of Victoria lies the Great Ocean Road Drive. Stretching 243 kilometres along Australia's southeastern coast, it is widely believed to be one of the most scenic and beautiful drives in the country. On this drive, one can witness the 12 Apostles, Apollo Bay, waterfalls, ancient lighthouses, tree-top adventures, wildlife wonders, and beaches. Wildlife sightings such as Koalas, Kangaroos, and even whales over the shores are quite common as well.

10. Dandenong Ranges

Dandenong Ranges
4.9 /5

0 km
from city center
10 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

East of Melbourne City, the Dandenong Ranges are low mountain ranges covered by an enchanting spread of lush green forests, lovely little villages and awe-inspiring beauty. These mountain ranges are a famous tourist trip out of the city - whether as a day trip or over an entire weekend. Witness spectacular views from the summit of Mt. Dandenong, take a trip on the Puffing Billy, or indulge in the delectable traditional food of the ranges. Explore the many attractions, such as the 1000 Steps or the Kokoda Walk, or visit the Dandenong National Park and gain a new perspective on flora and fauna of the region.

11. Melbourne City Centre

Melbourne City Centre
4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
11 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

The Melbourne City Centre is where the city's foundation was laid back in 1835. Today it is one of the busiest commercial areas of the city, filled with shops, boutiques, restaurants, theatres and even sports stadiums. The city centre is also known as the central business district or the CBD of Melbourne.

12. Sea Life Aquarium

Sea Life Aquarium
4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
12 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Home to over 500 species of aquatic animals, the Sea life Melbourne aquarium is located in central Melbourne. The majestic king, gentoo penguins, and the world's largest crocodile are some of the aquarium's main attractions. Experience dining under the massive oceanarium among stingrays, sharks, and many multi-coloured fishes. 4D aquatic cinema shows, hands-on wave touch pools, feeding shows, and other programs help visitors virtually interact with marine life as well.

13. Royal Exhibition Building

Royal Exhibition Building
4.6 /5

1 km
from city center
13 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Built in 1880, the Royal Exhibition Building is a UNESCO World Heritage Sight and was the first building in Australia to get this status. Its magnificent architecture and imposing size make it a popular tourist attraction. It is one of the only remaining exhibition buildings in the world and was built during the wave of the international exhibition movement to host the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1881. Today, the stunning building serves as the prime location in Melbourne to host all sorts of shows, exhibitions and events.

14. Scienceworks

Scienceworks
4.4 /5

6 km
from city center
14 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Another wing of the Museum Victoria, Scienceworks is a famous science museum in Australia that aims to impart scientific knowledge and awareness in a fun manner. Opened in 1992, the museum offers exhibits, tours and demonstrations that are enjoyable for adults and children alike, ensuring an interactive and fruitful experience. Some popular exhibitions include the steam engines and the 'lighting room', where a lighting bolt as long as 3 metres is synthetically produced.

15. Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary
4.6 /5

52 km
from city center
15 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Nestled in the Yarra Valley near Melbourne, Healesville Sanctuary is a bushland haven for different species of Australian native animals and birds. It is a part of Zoos Victoria and is spread over an area of 30 hectares. The sanctuary is one of the two places across the globe that has successfully bred a Platypus. Wander through the tranquil trails and get a glimpse of the wildlife in the exhibits.

16. Flinders Street Station

Flinders Street Station
4.4 /5

1 km
from city center
16 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

The Flinders Street Station is the central railway station of Melbourne and an icon of the city’s culture and history. Designed in the historical Art Nouveau style in 1910, it is Australia’s oldest and busiest railway station. Once the busiest station in the world, today, it attracts over 90,000 daily commuters and large crowds of tourists who come to admire its iconic green copper dome and beautiful facade.

17. Explore Degraves Street

Explore Degraves Street
4.3 /5

2 km
from city center
17 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Situated in the Central Business District in Melbourne, Degraves street is a pedestrian walkway known for its sit-out cafes and eateries. This narrow laneway houses restaurants, cafes, breweries, garments and fashion outlets, sweet treats, victorian-hand-made gifts, jewellery, and much more around every corner. The Flinders Street Station is easily accessible from here. One can expect to find it packed with crowds throughout the week.

18. Shop at South Melbourne Market

Shop at South Melbourne Market
4.6 /5

2 km
from city center
18 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Popularly known as the ‘local village market’, the South Melbourne Market, located in Melbourne, Victoria, is famous for its coffee, cafes, and restaurants serving food from locally procured ingredients. The highlight of this market is the four-day Moomba festival held annually. Merchandise like local handicrafts, homeware, garments, books, and fashion equipment are also available. In addition, live concerts, exhibitions, and offerings display support for their rich heritage.

19. Organ Pipes National Park

Organ Pipes National Park
4.4 /5

23 km
from city center
19 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Situated in the central region of Victoria, The Organ Pipes National Park is famous for its geological location and the Organ Pipes hanging off a cliff. The Rosette Rock, Keilor Plains, and Tessellated Pavement, with fossils dating back to 4 million years, are notable attractions of the park. Native plants and rich wildlife with animals like Kangaroos, Echidnas, and Platypus are sited here. Trails are tailored to show around corners of the park. Camping, fishing, hiking, and picnicking are everyday activities one can try their hand at while visiting the park.

20. Abbotsford Convent

Abbotsford Convent
4.6 /5

3 km
from city center
20 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

The Abbotsford Convent is located in Abbotsford, Victoria. It is a preserve of Culture, Learning, and Creativity, a space, home to over 100 art studios, galleries, eateries and cafes, radio stations, a school, open-air cinema, all surrounded by greenery. St. Heliers Street Gallery, an artistically rich space, is a ‘must-visit’. The Convent has educational and social history tours, mysteries podcasts, exhibitions, markets, festivals, private and corporate events, workshops, and performances to celebrate community enrichment.

21. Astor Theatre

Astor Theatre
4.7 /5

6 km
from city center
21 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

The Astor Theatre in St Kilda, Australia, provides a grand cinematic experience, running old classics, cult favourites, and select new releases via a single-screen in a not-so ‘old-fashioned’ auditorium. The space is equipped with the Barco 4K Digital Projector and a hi-fi audio system elevating the quality of audio and visuals. Their seats lack comfort due to heritage protection, exhibiting ancient Victorian vibes. The nearby train station and restaurants attract customers due to the easy access. Stalls are available, serving snacks and beverages.

22. Explore Flinders Lane

Explore Flinders Lane
4.4 /5

0 km
from city center
22 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Located in Melbourne, Flinders Lane is a hotspot for world-renowned fine dining, galleries, and fashion labels. Grill Americano, Supernormal, Coda, Tippy Tay, and Kenzan are popular eateries around the area. Visit the nearby Degraves street for cafes, bars, coffee, and garment boutiques. Anna Schwartz Gallery and Flinders Lane Gallery hold exhibitions. Umpteen handicrafts, jewellery, and homeware authentic to the Victorian era are available here. Do not miss visiting historic buildings like Murray and Chapter House.

23. Heide Museum of Modern Art

Heide Museum of Modern Art
4.5 /5

12 km
from city center
23 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

The Heide Museum of Modern Art is situated in Bulleen, a suburb of Melbourne. It houses modern and contemporary art. The pleasant garden at Heide serves as a great picnic spot for visitors, and the sculpture park is also one other major attraction within the museum. Exhibitions are held with the Heide Market showcasing works of artistry expertise and handcrafted goods. Learning opportunities are offered too. The cafe Heide serves coffee, breakfast, and lunch made from seasonal produce grown in-house in the kitchen garden.

24. Fitzroy Gardens

Fitzroy Gardens
4.7 /5

2 km
from city center
24 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Situated in East Melbourne, Fitzroy Gardens is home to a wide array of Flora, historical buildings, and sculptures. Sites of Heritage and Tourist Attractions include the Captain Cook’s Cottage, Carved Fairies Tree, the Scarred Tree, Myriad Fountains, Statues, Model Tudor Village, Band Pavillion, Sinclair’s Cottage, and the Rotunda. In addition, scenic water elements are distributed throughout the garden that visitors can spot while on a leisurely stroll.

25. Enjoy a Concert at Hamer Hall

Enjoy a Concert at Hamer Hall
4.7 /5

22 km
from city center
25 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Hamer Hall, formerly the Melbourne Concert Hall, is Melbourne's top location for orchestra and chamber music. Concerts including jazz, rock, pop, multicultural, chamber, classical, cabaret, and contemporary music with an Assistive Hearing System are held in Hamer Hall's space of 2500 seats throughout the year. In addition, companies like the Australian Ballet, Opera Australia, and Melbourne Theatre organize regular events and performances at the Hall.

26. State Theatre

State Theatre

10 km
from city center
26 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

The State Theatre, located in Melbourne, is part of the Arts Centre Melbourne. The underground space is ideally used for artists showcasing their talents in the form of theatre performances, dancing, and musical talents, specifically Ballet and Opera. The Theatre is equipped with Assistive Hearing System enriching every execution ever! Opera Australia and Australian Ballet host varied events and acts regularly. Do not forget to notice the 75,000 tiny brass cups adorning the ceiling of this gigantic setting.

27. Day Out at St Kilda

Day Out at St Kilda
4.3 /5

6 km
from city center
27 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Known as the beachside playground, St Kilda is an inner suburb in Melbourne. Visitor attractions like Luna Park, Catani Gardens, and Acland street. Visitors can cycle along the shores of the Phillip port, walk through the sandy beach, and enjoy the outdoor pubs, cafes, multi-cuisine restaurants, and breweries on Fitzroy street. It houses Melbourne’s famous St Kilda beach, the Astor, and St Kilda Breakwater, where penguins can be spotted. Catch a show, go shopping or just relax at St Kilda, one destination for all leisure.

28. Lune Croissanterie

Lune Croissanterie
4.5 /5

235 km
from city center
28 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Located in Melbourne, and Fitzroy, Lune Croissanterie is famous for its artisanal confectionery and natural ingredients used in its composition. Their Croissants were declared as ‘finest’ in the world by The New York Times. Other specialities on the menu include sweet treats like Kouign-amann, pain au chocolat, doughnuts, cakes, and a good brew. The pâtisserie introduces monthly specials as well. Be sure to experience their Lune Lab, a fine dining experience authentic to the taste of the Lunes.

29. Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Sidney Myer Music Bowl
4.6 /5

18 km
from city center
29 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Amidst the Kings Domain Gardens in Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl is a famous summertime location, famous for Carols by Candlelight and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra., their annual event. In addition, it hosts yearlong live concerts, symphony performances, theatre, and more. The music hub has seen some world-renowned artists like Paul McCartney, Neil Diamond, Metallica, Florence, and The Seekers. It was nominated for the Best Venue Award at the Music Victoria Awards in 2021.

30. Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens
4.6 /5

29 km
from city center
30 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens is located in the Sherbrooke settlement, Victoria, Australia. It is known for its water elements and extensive and seasonally changing flora like orchids, azaleas, ferns, maple leaves, rhododendrons, and camellias, all adorning the trails of the garden. Lakes, picnic spots, curated trails, and boathouses at the venue magnify the individual experience. Cafes and food joints serve delicious food whilst you admire nature.

31. Whisky Tasting at Starward Distillery

Whisky Tasting at Starward Distillery
4.6 /5

0 km
from city center
31 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Located in Melbourne, Starward Distillery is dignified as the whisky haven of Australia. Made from high-quality secret ingredients and aged in red wine barrels, the authentic Australian whisky made here has a unique, lighter, and fruitier taste. The venue exhibits sophisticated visitor facilities that include a bar and food joints. Distillery tours and cocktail-tasting menus add to the wholesome experience.

32. Bellarine Peninsula

Bellarine Peninsula
4.7 /5

42 km
from city center
32 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Located southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Bellarine Peninsula offers tourists beaches, vineries, authentic village markets, breweries, museums, water sports, and exposure to fine dining! You can opt for curated tours, like the Seal and Dolphin swim, Balloon Flights in Geelong, Fort Queenscliff, and Local Wildlife sightseeing. Hit the beach at Barwon Head, look out for Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, and consume the traditions at Narana Cultural Centre.

33. The Toff in Town

The Toff in Town
4.3 /5

39 km
from city center
33 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

The Toff is situated in Curtin House, Melbourne offering fine dining with a musical ambience every evening. Their private train-carriage theme is famous to book for a relaxed evening with friends while they serve you exceptional Thai food. The venue has an extensive food and drinks menu, brought to your booth! Also hosted are late-night parties with gigs, DJ nights, comical performances, and cabaret acts.

34. Luxury Shopping at Block Arcade

Luxury Shopping at Block Arcade
4.5 /5

101 km
from city center
34 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Situated in the centre of Melbourne’s CBD, Block arcade is a luxury shopping arcade with branded fashion outlets, cafes, bakeries, vintage jewellery, gift stores, and art. It is home to the original Hopetoun Tea Rooms and renowned traders like Basement Discs, Sol Alpaca, and Haigh’s Chocolates, Australia’s premium chocolatiers! Private functions are held at the venue, and a guided tour twice every week showing around the luxury food outlets and artisan cafes, explaining the rich history behind the 100-year-old building.

35. Street Art at Centre Place

Street Art at Centre Place
4.5 /5

0 km
from city center
35 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Centre Place is located between Collins Street and Flinders Lane in Melbourne. The laneway is lined with shopping outlets, food corners, boutiques, and coffee shops. Notice the varying, colour-splashed Street Art and innovative Graffiti painting on the walls of this street. The stencil work and details are elaborately themed, almost professional looking. Visit Jungle Juice for international coffee, Aix for crepes, dumplings at ShanDong MaMa Mini, and Hell’s Kitchen to chug a cold beer.

36. Skiing at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

Skiing at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort
4.2 /5

85 km
from city center
36 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

A two-hour drive from Melbourne, Lake Mountain Alpine Resort offers fun activities like mountain biking, skiing, tobogganing and snow play, and snowshoeing. The kid-friendly toboggans are family-recommended, and the best time for this is between early June and late September. Village Run, Koala Creek, and Leadbeaters are the three major slopes for tobogganing. Other popular nearby places include Healesville sanctuary, phantom falls, and lake mountain Bristo, which serve locally seasoned food.

37. Kayak Along the Yarra River

Kayak Along the Yarra River
4.3 /5

26 km
from city center
37 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Yarra river is one of Melbourne’s significant waterways. Kayak along the river to come across tourist attractions like the royal Botanical Gardens, Australian Tennis Open, Herring Island Park, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Eureka Tower, Bolt Bridge, and Crown Casino. Wearing old joggers or feather-light garments and carrying your own essentials kit is advised. Dry bags, kayaks, and life jackets will be provided at the departure spot.

38. Mount Hotham

Mount Hotham
4.6 /5

214 km
from city center
38 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

A 4.5-hour drive from Melbourne, Mt Hotham, Australia’s alpine village, is famous for its breathtaking views of mountain ranges and skiing for experienced and beginners. It houses a few of the best resorts, like Chalet Hotham, Mountain Dreaming, and Gotcha Chalet. Other popular activities include husky sled dog tours, helicopter rides over the mountain, spa retreats, snowmobile rides, cross-country skiing, and much more. The best time to visit Mt Hotham is between July and August, when it receives most of the snowfall.

39. Day Trip to Mornington Peninsula

Day Trip to Mornington Peninsula
4.4 /5

46 km
from city center
39 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

An hour's drive from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is home to some fine vineyards, beaches, national parks, and meals made from local produce. Some leisure activities visitors can engage in include peninsula hot springs, dolphin and seal swim tours, hiking, sightseeing, and ferry rides. Do not miss Arthur's seat, the highest viewpoint of the peninsula, Pt Leo Estate, the sculpture garden, London Bridge, and Digger's Club, Australia's largest organic garden.

40. Hawker Chan

Hawker Chan
3.6 /5

56 km
from city center
40 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Located at 157 Lonsdale St Melbourne, Hawker Chan is famous for its Michelin-starred food from Singapore. Globally known for being the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant, it offers over 20 dishes, with its bestseller being the soy sauce chicken noodles. The secret ingredient is their soya sauce marinade and a budget starting at only $6.80. Other popular dishes include soya chicken rice and pork ribbed rice.

41. Butchers Diner

Butchers Diner
4.5 /5

28 km
from city center
41 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Advertising premium Australian meat, butcher's diner is a dine-in and takeaway joint located in Melbourne's central business district. Prepared in-house, the meat is juicy, smoked, and tender and paired with fresh buns and veggies. Other popular dishes include blood sausage, sesame-spiked Japanese fried rice, devilled egg rolls, steak sandwiches, and the classic cheeseburger. Spanish doughnut dunked in chocolate sauce is the go-to dessert for all the customers to end their night.

42. Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival
4.5 /5

42 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival stretches for three to four weeks annually, between March and April. It hosts the absolute supremacy of comedy talents, plays, workshops, debates, theatre, music shows, and exhibitions in Australia. Flagship events include Australia’s largest open mic comedy competitions, RAW, Roadshow, Class clowns where high school students compete, and Deadly Funny, unique to celebrating indigenous Australian humour. In addition, exquisite Food and Drinks are served to elevate the individual experience.

43. Hot Air Balloon Ride in Melbourne

Hot Air Balloon Ride in Melbourne
4.7 /5

43 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Hot Air Ballon Ride is a lifetime experience, flying high to get a bird’s view of the city and a scenic view. These Balloon Rides are arranged at different locations with one meal included. Queensland is famous for its floating-in-air and highest ride counts. They last for an average of one hour. In addition, customised packages like Sunrise Ballooning at Alice Springs, Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise, Balloon flights at Geelong, and Hot air balloon tours in Brisbane are available throughout the year.

44. Ride a Tram

Ride a Tram
4.5 /5

44 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Tram is a public transport in Australia under the Yarra Trams. At designated stops, timings of arrival and departure, destination, number, and routes to trams are mentioned so you can easily access them. Travelling within the CBD and Docklands using a tram is free. In addition, Melbourne’s burgundy and City Circle Tram offers a free tour of attractions and commentary at places of interest.

45. Experience the Aurora Australis

Experience the Aurora Australis
4.8 /5

45 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

The Australian version of the Northern lights is Aurora Australis. The further down south, the better its chances of visibility, preferably if you’re in Tasmania. Within Melbourne, Rickett’s Point in Beaumaris, coasts close to Port Phillip, Werribee South, and Point Cook hold high chances of spotting the light. Other locations in Victoria include Point Lonsdale, Cape Schanck, Flinders, and Anglesea. Winter season, May to August or around the equinox, is the best time to spot this mesmerizing natural phenomenon.

46. Sip Some Magic Coffee

Sip Some Magic Coffee

46 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia's Coffee Capital, has breweries and cafes in every laneway. However, their famous 'Magic Coffee' is a secret from the rest of the world and Australia itself! It's a Melbournian 'thing' that you rarely spot on any menu. Double Rissetto topped with steamed milk, served in a regular 160ml or 5oz sized cup, is what the coffee constitutes. 'The Auction Rooms' at 107 Errol street in North Melbourne is an excellent place to try the signature coffee of the city.

47. Watch the Australian Open

Watch the Australian Open
4.8 /5

47 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Australian Open, or the ‘Happy Slam’, is a Tennis Tournament annually held in January at Melbourne Park. The venue sees massive crowding during the season from across the globe. It is the first of the four Grand Slam Tours every year. The tournament hosts singles, doubles, mixed doubles, and junior championships for both men and women, with exhibition events parallelly. High-profile names like Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Pete Sampras face off here.

48. Watch the New Year's Fireworks

Watch the New Year's Fireworks
4.6 /5

48 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

New Year’s and New Year’s Eve is a grand time to visit Melbourne. They welcome the occasion with colourful fireworks across the sky arranged at wide locations. Visit the waterfront, Yarra Park, Southbank, or Federation square for a better sight of them. Pubs organize performances, DJ nights, and feasts for outdoor celebrations. The city is decorated, and Rooftop lounges are packed. The H2O Event on New Year’s Eve is their best voted to kickstart celebrations.

49. Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre
4.4 /5

1,374 km
from city center
49 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Bonjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre is situated at Melbourne Museum, Australia. Through the many exhibitions showcasing artefacts, storytelling, and events held, it is a hotspot for Art, Culture, History, and Heritage lovers! Visit the Birrarung Gallery and First peoples, their art space for exhibitions, Milarri Garden Trails, home to flora from the native era, and Kalaya, for performances celebrating the roots of the native Victorians.

50. Drinking History Tour in Melbourne

Drinking History Tour in Melbourne

72 km
from city center
50 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

An experiential tour, experiencing the undercover settings of Melbourne with their historical context and visiting bars while exploring the nightlife. These tours last for three hours, inspecting three bars in the city or Fitzroy, spending an average of 35-40 minutes at each stop. Drinks are included, one per bar. The idea is to discover the overlooked attractions of the city and socialize. The tour is not available for individuals under 18.

51. Stay at Adelphi Hotel

Stay at Adelphi Hotel

22 km
from city center
51 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

Located at 187 flinders lane Melbourne, Adelphi hotel is a luxurious boutique hotel famous for its rooftop swimming pool. The exemplary cantilevered glass bottom pool hangs from the ninth story giving the guests an extraordinary swimming experience and an overview of Flinders lane. The hotel’s kitchen Om Nom has an extensive menu offering varied cuisines with its own dessert bar.

52. Nicholas Building

Nicholas Building
4.5 /5

38 km
from city center
52 out of 56
things to do in Melbourne

The Nicholas Building is located at the intersection of Swanston Street and Flinders Lane, Melbourne. The building is home to shoemakers, milliners, artists, jewellers, architects, and the famous cathedral cafe. In addition, art studios, business offices, galleries, bookstores, Patch Attack, Pasteup, Retro Fashion labels, Sticky Institue for craft supplies, and Brendan Dwyer for leather footwear are notable outlets inside the heritage building.

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What are the top hotels in Melbourne?

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What are the top activities in Melbourne?

The top activities in Melbourne are SkyBus Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) Express Transfers , Phillip Island Day Tour from Melbourne, Phillip Island Nature Parks Penguin Parade Viewing Ticket and Attraction Pass, Eureka Skydeck Entry Ticket, Puffing Billy Steam Train Ticket , Melbourne Zoo Entry Ticket.

What are the top sightseeing places in Melbourne?

The top sightseeing places in Melbourne are Queen Victoria Market, National Gallery of Victoria, Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Eureka Tower, Royal Botanic Gardens.

How can I commute within Melbourne?

Though most of the population depends on self driven cars to commute, Melbourne's public transport system is quite well reputed. It has an extensive rail network comprising of 230 stations in and around the city. Melbourne also has the biggest tram network in the world, meaning you get exceptional connectivity throughout the city at not every expensive prices. Purchase a myki ticket for ease of travel, which covers all of the city's public transport.
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