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Best things to do in Melbourne

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

Excellent tour guide, wine & food...good fun day!

The tour was great, our guide exceptional, destinations interesting and enjoyable, good food and nice wines. Only downside was getting charged an international transaction fee on the booking. Thought this was an Australian tour company but somehow this ended up being o/s?

Mornington Peninsula Winery Bus Tour Including Lunch Reviewed by Anonymous, 10/09/2019

It was a good way to get out of the city & see the Dandenongs

Our driver was great, he did an informative commentary but was very humorous with it. It was interesting to hear the history of the native Australian people settling in the Melbourne area & learn a bit about their culture. A very smooth bus trip that ran to time.

The tour was Fantastic. very informative

going on this tour and hearing some of the history and local knowledge of the laneways and cafes in a melbourne, changed my whole experience of Melbourne. It truly is a wonderful city and I truly recommend this tour.

Melbourne Laneways Tour Reviewed by Misty, 13/10/2019

Tour guide was awesome and we went to some great wineries

There was a bit of a mix up with the pick up location but the tour guide found us and we had a lovely day checking out the wineries. Tour guide was super knowledgeable and made sure we had an enjoyable day

Full-Day Yarra Valley Wine Experience with Lunch Reviewed by Jodie, 16/09/2019

Fantastic tour our Guide David was spectacular!

Amazing venues, luxury coach bus, out of this world lunch and our guide was fantastic. David was so knowledgeable and fun! The perfect amount of time at each stop. Great memories made! Thank you!!