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The sights of Melbourne may not be as famous as rival Sydney's, but the charm of the world's "most livable city" nevertheless draws tourists from far and wide. Melburnians know how to have a good time, and so will you if you know what to see and do!

Melbourne Cricket Ground
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Melbourne Cricket Ground

As the birthplace of Test Cricket and the "spiritual home of Australian Rules Football," it's worth catching a game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground just for the atmosphere, even if you don't know what's going on!

Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market

The Queen Victoria Market is the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere and has been the heart and soul of Melbourne life since 1878. Treat yourself to one of its famous hot doughnuts if nothing else!

Eureka Tower

Eureka Tower

Named after the Eureka Rebellion that ushered in Australian democracy, the Eureka Tower is the city's tallest building. It offers spectacular views from its Skydeck.

Melbourne Aquarium
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Melbourne Aquarium

Located on the north bank of the Yarra River, the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is one of the city's top attractions. Discover over 2,000 different creatures across 12 habitat zones!

Melbourne Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo

If you don't have time to venture out into Australia's expansive outback, have no fear! You can visit many of the country's endemic species at its largest zoo.

Melbourne City Centre

Melbourne City Centre

Tour Melbourne City Centre with sightseeing opportunities that include the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens and Hoddle Grid's historic lanes and arcades.

Melbourne Museum
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Melbourne Museum

Visit Melbourne Museum to learn more about the city and its... well, everything really! From dinosaurs to early computers, don't expect to cover it all in an afternoon!

Planning Your Melbourne Visit

When to go?

The best time to visit Melbourne is during fall (March to May). Not only is the weather at its most tolerable, but the changing colors of the city's foliage lend an air of charm to its Victorian-era buildings. If you can, try to catch the annual Food and Wine Festival during the first half of March!

How many days?

If the purpose of your visit is simply to see Melbourne's sights then you will need at least 2 or 3 days. That said, Melbourne has a multitude of festivals happening year round so consider staying for a bit longer if any of them take your fancy!

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    Australian Dollar ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+10:00)
  • Country Code
    +61
  • Best time to visit
    The Australian fall, from March to May, is especially pleasant!

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What people are saying about Melbourne

Awesome day of gourmet food, carefully selected wineries and tour!

Loved the selection of places we visited and was very impressed with the time spent in each location - thank you! Special thanks to Scott, our guide who was exceptional in entertaining us throughout the day and just very good overall! Would highly recommend!

Yarra Valley Gourmet Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 16/04/2019

Very educational and varied and interesting.

We took our grandsons and they loved it..Being in the change rooms and the press rooms,seeing where the players walked up to start their game,plus all the memorabilia of the cricket ,was brilliant!

My husband absolutely loves most sport @ enjoyed the entire tour.

Our tour guide did an excellent job from start to finish.Thank you very much.Had lunch in the café which we both really enjoyed.

Beautiful scenery and a relaxing way to enjoy Melbourne

Absolutely recommend if your short on time and want to see a bit of Melbourne you can go on an 1 hour cruise or 2 hour cruise very relaxing way to see the river

Highlights of Melbourne 2-Hour River Cruise Reviewed by Narelle, 04/04/2019

A great day despite the horrible weather

Hats off to Bill our guide, what an asset is he, warm friendly, knowledgeable and fun to be with. Enjoyed the Awesome Aussie play list on our drive home.

From Melbourne: Yarra Valley Food and Wine Tour with Lunch Reviewed by Martin & Jocelyn, 01/04/2019