Melbourne Things to Do

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Most Viewed Things to Do in Melbourne

  • 1. Great Ocean Road

    Take your time to explore this scenic coastline, you will not regret a moment. We clocked up 800 km on the round trip from Melbourne to Torquay and followed the Great Ocean rd to Warrnambool, then...

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  • 2. Phillip Island

    Phillip Island seems to be well known for the penguin parade, but there is more to do and see to make the long trip truly worthwhile. I know in asking about the island, there were many that said...

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  • 3. Queen Victoria Market

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Queen Victoria Markets are the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere since the 1850's. As well as being a tourist destination it is a great place for locals to find souvenirs,...

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  • 4. Rialto Tower

    The observation deck closed in 2009. A gleaming glass cigarette lighter ripped straight from the intro sequence of Dallas. It could only have been built in the 1980s. It was once the tallest building...

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  • 5. Dandenong Ranges

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    We were on an excursion from Melbourne which stopped at a park in the Dandedong forest which had trails for walking and cockatoos for seeing really close. You can walk among the birds, feed them, and...

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  • 6. St. Kilda

    For some of the best views of Melbourne in the city, come to St Kilda Pier. Closing off the best half of the beach, the pier stretches far into Port Phillip Bay, ending at the enigmatic Edwardian...

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  • 7. Old Melbourne Gaol

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This gaol was interesting because it provided a lot of information about the history of Melbourne. Many of the criminals mentioned inside had killed their partners through greed during the Gold Rush....

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  • 8. Shrine of Remembrance

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The stately Shrine of Remembrance, with its classical architecture and prominent portico, is a steadfast reminder of the sacrifices of Australians who have served their country in all wars. Its design...

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  • 9. Brighton Beach

    Further south along the bay from St Kilda is the upmarket suburb of Brighton, Brighton Beach and its famed sweep of colourful beach huts. Its quite an exclusive place, the more so because there is...

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  • 10. Yarra River

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Capital City Trail is a great 29km bike ride along the Yarra, Merri Creek, Past the back of the zoo (where we had a great stop with a 3 year old) and back to Docklands and then Batman Park. It was...

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  • 11. Royal Botanic Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    You rarely see snakes in Melbourne, but down at the Royal Botanic Gardens they have warnings in the areas most overrun by nature that there is a possibility you might step on one. It's right in the...

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  • 12. Chinatown

    Melbourne's Chinatown resembles most Chinatowns I have seen back in the states. This particular area of Melbourne is located on Little Bourke Street and branches out to side streets and alleyways....

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  • 13. Federation Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    Australia has a proud film making history, and has an excellent standing in the field of creative media in general. All of this is celebrated in the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). The...

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  • 14. Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Melbourne Zoo opened in 1862 and was the first to do so in Australia. Since then it has changed continually enlarging the site and upgrading exhibits. There are more than 320 species of animal and...

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  • 15. Crown Casino

    4 out of 5 stars

    Then Crown Casino is the place for you. It is the largest casino in the southern hemisphere, and has endless rows of slot machines and gaming tables. Besides gambling, there are many other...

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  • 16. Williamstown

    4 out of 5 stars

    Williamstown is an sub-urban area of Melbourne. It is an easy and beautiful place to visit in Melbourne. This town is away from Melbourne CBD district, cause everything is very peaceful, slow, relax,...

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  • 17. Cook's Cottage

    4 out of 5 stars

    I am very interested in Captain Cook and his epic sea voyages, so I was interested to know that his family cottage had been transported and reassembled in Melbourne. We had to go visit. Cooks'...

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  • 18. Historical Buildings

    There is a trio of buildings from the ‘marvelous Melbourne’ era which together make up the historic sections of the ANZ Banking group of buildings. The first is what has been dubbed, The Gothic...

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  • 19. Southbank & Southgate

    Where once the trains thundered through, now lies a peaceful pedestrianised square at the juncture of two bridges - Sandridge and Queensbridge. To the fore is a view of Melbourne's western skyline, to...

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  • 20. Sovereign Hill

    1999: Me & my mate made my way here DIY. I was never a big fan of theme parks but we thought we would give this one a go. Gold-panning always sound like a good idea....you know striking it rich?...

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  • 21. Aquarium

    4 out of 5 stars

    After buying my ticket online prior to walking in the door I was quite rudely told I must leave the venue to print the ticket prior to entering the venue. There is no other option. Later find a sign...

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  • 22. Fitzroy Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I accidentally passed by this garden on my way to Carlton gardens. This garden is beautiful and big enough that you can enjoy the peaceful moment in your life and wonder around the small attractions...

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  • 23. Healesvile Sanctuary

    This is a really cool wildlife sanctuary just an hour out of Melbourne. A great place to see alot of Australias unique native wildlife, such as Kangaroos, Koalas & Wombats. They have an awesome Bird's...

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  • 24. Flinders Street Station

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    It's hard to imagine a building so iconic as Flinders Street Station was once up for demolition. It shows how fickle public opinion can be. Having fallen into disrepair the future of the station in...

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  • 25. Carlton Garden and Royal Exhibition Building

    The Carlton Gardens are a beautiful way to spend a nice day in Melbourne. There are beautiful fountains, lakes, trees and plantings in honour of the Dalai Lama. Situated in the grounds of the Gardens...

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