Here are the top 18 tourist attractions to see in Melbourne:

1. Queen Victoria Market

4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 18
places to visit in Melbourne

Queen Victoria Market is a 141-year old, large open air market in Melbourne, Australia. The market is a major landmark of the central business district of Melbourne, serving as a retail and wholesale hub since the late 1860's.

2. National Gallery of Victoria

3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 18
places to visit in Melbourne

The National Gallery of Victoria or NGV is one of Australia’s most visited art museums, hosting over 70,000 incredible pieces of art not just from Australia, but from talented artists across the globe and throughout history. Founded in 1861, it is the oldest art museum in the country. Through the collection present here, you can witness various ideas, styles, and disciplines across centuries and cultures, represented in the beautiful artworks.

3. Shrine of Remembrance

3.5 /5

2 km
from city center
3 out of 18
places to visit in Melbourne

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

4. Melbourne Cricket Ground

3.8 /5

2 km
from city center
4 out of 18
places to visit 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.

5. Eureka Tower

3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 18
places to visit in Melbourne

The Eureka Tower stands at a staggering height of almost 300 metres tall. It is extremely popular among the people for it's viewpoint, the Skydeck 88.

6. Royal Botanic Gardens

3.8 /5

2 km
from city center
6 out of 18
places to visit in Melbourne

The botanical gardens of Melbourne are a famous tourist attractions and also renowned in the field world wide. They house a collection of different plants and vegetations, contained in the various different lawns in the gardens.

7. Melbourne Zoo

3.5 /5

3 km
from city center
7 out of 18
places to visit in Melbourne

Of the various wildlife offerings in and around Melbourne, the Melbourne Zoo is the largest and has the most variety with more than 300 species from all over the world.

8. Yarra Valley

3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 18
places to visit in Melbourne

Yarra valley is a world-famous Australian tourist location, covering the upper regions surrounding the Yarra River in Victoria and home to more than 50 wineries and microbreweries.

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9. Great Ocean Road

4.2 /5

168 km
from city center
9 out of 18
places to visit in Melbourne

Stretching 243 kilometres along Australia's south eastern coast, the Great Ocean Road is widely believed to be the most scenic and wonderful drives in the country.

10. Dandenong Ranges

3.6 /5

0 km
from city center
10 out of 18
places to visit 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.

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11. Melbourne Museum

1 km
from city center
11 out of 18
places to visit in Melbourne

Learn all about life in Victoria at the Melbourne Museum, one of the most popular and loved museum across Australia. It gives a rich and authentic insight into the country's culture, history, and environment. The museum also hosts incredible temporary exhibitions that brings intriguing collections from all over the world.

12. Melbourne City Centre

4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
12 out of 18
places to visit in Melbourne

The Melbourne City Centre is where the foundation of the city was laid back in 1835. Today it is one of the busiest areas of the city, filled with shops, boutiques, restaurants, theatres and even sports stadiums.

13. Sea Life Aquarium

3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
13 out of 18
places to visit in Melbourne

The Sea Life Aquarium in Melbourne is a popular tourist attractions, especially among families and kids, with thousands of marine animals on display

14. River Cruise

3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
14 out of 18
places to visit in Melbourne

Tours along the Yarra river are popular among tourists, offering a unique perspective of the city.

15. Royal Exhibition Building

3.4 /5

1 km
from city center
15 out of 18
places to visit 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. It's magnificent architecture and imposing size make it a popular tourist attraction.

16. Scienceworks

3.4 /5

6 km
from city center
16 out of 18
places to visit in Melbourne

Another wing of the Museum Victoria, Scienceworks is a world famous science museum, which offers an enjoyable and interative experience.

17. Healesville Sanctuary

17 out of 18
places to visit in Melbourne

Looking for a wildlife adventure? Healesville Sanctuary is the answer. 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.

18. Flinders Street Station

Must visit

1 km
from city center
18 out of 18
places to visit in Melbourne

Melbourne's main hub for intra-city transit, marked by its iconic architecture, Flinders Street Station also happens to be Australia's oldest and busiest railway station. 

FAQs on Melbourne

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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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.

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 hotels in Melbourne?

There are 2257 Hotels in Melbourne which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Melbourne are Boutique Stays - Roxys Place, Prahran House, City Condo - Melbourne, Boutique Stays - Somerset Terrace, Townhouse in Richmond, Boutique Stays - South Yarra Lane, Boutique Stays - Central Park, South Melbourne Townhouse, Aerin - Beyond a Room Private Apartments. You can see all the hotels in Melbourne here
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