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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

Great experience and history of early Jail life

Jason and Maddie were great with the knowledge and delivery on the tour. No spirits seen, but still, what a great tour. if you want to know what it was like in early prison, go on this tour. Well worth the time and cost. Not ,much walking involved.

A great day out in a beautiful part of the world

We had a fantastic day out with our funny and informative guide Graham, great people on the tour and some beautiful coastal, forest and farm sights along the way. We were provided with lunch (despite tour saying without lunch) which might be best eaten elsewhere to reduce congestion. This tour is great if you’re short on time. Bring a jacket and umbrella as weather is changeable. Highly recommended!

Great Ocean Road Day Tour from Melbourne Reviewed by Carolyn, 03/12/2019

Thank you for a wonderful lovlely day, good guidance and a good drive

Incredibly good day, with a good guide, nice experience. A very good driver. The presentations were very nice and educational Morten and Eva

Delightful encounters with the local rescues

Warmed my heart! Got to pet the koala and feed the kangaroos. First time seeing these amazing animals!

Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park - Entry Ticket Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 03/10/2019

Grat scenery very versatile and stunning views.

Definitely a trip worth doing the views are breathtaking, the scenery stunning and. Ersatzleute. The walks are great and not too challenging. The guides are knowledgeable and friendly and entertaining. The food that was included was ok, I would have liked to know a bit more about what to expect to get and if people have any special diatary needs they could definitely do with more info about what can be catered for.