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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

Over and beyond with impression and service

Phil was our guide for the day and with his highly qualified background in environmental teaching, he delievered knowlegable relevant interesting content and a fun experience!!! Truly memorable!

Great Ocean Road Day Tour from Melbourne Reviewed by Elizabeth, 01/12/2019

A day tour you must go when in Australia!

I went for the Great Ocean Road day tour with Go West tour on 22 December, and I would like to give a quick shoutout to Damon. I think he is a fantastic tour guide who does his job very professionally. He's able to drive and convey the itinerary, history of the place all at the same time, makes us feel comfortable throughout the day. The entire itinerary was great, ensured that we got the best views of the coast. To drive 13 hours at one go, I really wonder what keeps Damon going? I think he has done a fantastic job. Best Tour Operator in Australia in 2017? Yup, I can totally see why!

Great Ocean Road Day Tour from Melbourne Reviewed by Sean, 01/01/2019

One of the best commentaries in the workd

Peter’s (skipper) commentary was entertaining, most informative (even for seasoned Melbournians) and educational. For international tourists his larconic humour typifies an important aspect of Australian true blue humour - essential to understanding this great nation: its innovation, capacity to creatively blend so many originating cultures, and it’s sense of a fair go for all and not taking any “authority” too seriously. Especially politicians, bureaucrats and developers! Highly recommended for locals, visitors from interstate and overseas. Well done Skipper! Even the obligatory safety announcements got our attention. Great value for your $ ... and you can take your own drinks and snacks onboard.

Highlights of Melbourne 2-Hour River Cruise Reviewed by Ray and Anne, 12/26/2018

A great morning out. Ashley was a fantastic host.

Had a great morning learning about the MCG, other sports and Melbourne generally. GYG is an easy to use site to book the tour.

Enjoyed and so impressed with how clean the place is! Good outing for

Good outing for grannie and grandson to share - brought back memory of singing in Billy Graham’s choir.