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Welcome to Melbourne

Long in competition with Sydney for the title of Australia’s cultural capital, Melbourne is often the people’s choice, consistently topping the list of the world’s most livable cities. There’s a lot to love, from its melting pot of inhabitants and distinctly European ambience, to its brunch scene, art galleries, and nightlife. Global audiences fill coveted seats at the Arts Centre Melbourne and sporting temples like Melbourne Cricket Ground and Etihad Stadium. But it’s not just about arts and sports. The very essence of Melbourne lies in its neighborhoods. Discover the city’s coolest bars and eateries tucked away in the CBD’s narrow laneways; shop in flashy South Yarra or along Fitzroy’s hipster Brunswick Street; or stroll the sandy beaches of St. Kilda, just a few miles outside the city. And only a day trip away are the Yarra Valley wine region, Mornington Peninsula, and Great Ocean Road.

Top 10 attractions in Melbourne

Luna Park Melbourne

Luna Park Melbourne

First opened in 1912, Luna Park Melbourne is a slice of theme park history. Enter through the mouth of Mr. Moon and ride historic attractions, including the Great Scenic Railway wooden roller coaster. Old-time favorites, such as a ghost train and hall of mirrors, offer thrills to kids, as do bumper cars, carousels, and modern rides.More
Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Australia might be famous for its kangaroos and koalas, but the Werribee Open Range Zoo offers all the excitement of an African safari on Aussie shores. Lions, rhinoceros, giraffes, and gorillas all roam freely in the park’s 494-acre (200-hectare) grasslands, affording visitors some incredible wildlife-watching opportunities.More
Puffing Billy Railway

Puffing Billy Railway

Chugging its way through the rugged bushlands, fern gullies, and ancient woodlands of the Dandenong Ranges, the Puffing Billy Railway is one of Australia’s most scenic train journeys. The spectacular views of the Yarra Valley are just part of the experience—the historic steam engines, Victorian-style interiors, and open-air carriages that allow for dangling legs make it a fun and memorable activity for the whole family.More
Yarra River

Yarra River

The Yarra River winds its way through Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD) plus a number of suburbs. In the city, bars, restaurants, and parks thrive along its banks, bringing locals and tourists together. Numerous festivals and sporting events take place on the Yarra, including the famous Moomba Festival and rowing regattas.More
Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

The Melbourne Zoo has been open since 1862, making it Australia's oldest zoo. Modeled after the London Zoo, the Melbourne Zoo houses more than 300 species from around the world, from elephants and lions to Aussie natives like kangaroos and koalas. The zoo is also a conservation center dedicated to fighting wildlife extinction.More
SEA LIFE® Melbourne Aquarium

SEA LIFE® Melbourne Aquarium

See thousands of marine animals without leaving the city at the SEA LIFE Melbourne aquarium. Boasting more than 10 themed zones, the aquarium features penguins, sharks, rays, crocodiles, starfish, and much more. The ocean’s diversity and marine conservation efforts are the focus at this popular family attraction.More
Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road

One of the world's most famous driving routes, Victoria's Great Ocean Road offers scenic surprises at every fork in the road. In signature Australian style, endless stretches of white sandy beaches are flanked by dense pockets of rain forest, charming coastal towns, and canopies populated by koalas.More
Twelve Apostles

Twelve Apostles

Situated right at the end of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, the Twelve Apostles are a set of eight rock formations—there used to be twelve—jutting out of the Southern Ocean. These limestone pillars were once connected to the nearby cliffs but have been eroded away into caves, pillars, and arches from the harsh conditions of the ocean.More
Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum provides a great experience for adults and children alike. A series of permanent exhibitions relating to the culture, history and the environment of Melbourne and Victoria are housed in several galleries including a lush Forest Gallery, an Aboriginal gallery and a Children’s area.Exhibitions include Science and Life, Melbourne Story, Evolution, Mind and Body, and many more. Get to see bones and displays of Australia’s mega fauna (giant animals), experience the Dinosaur Walk, Bugs Alive!, Amazing Animals and The Human Body.Temporary exhibitions run about twice a year and cover a variety of themes.The Museum also houses a good café, an IMAX center and – the museum’s most popular object – a taxidermy original of Australia’s most famous racehorse, Phar Lap.Housed in a striking building with a huge glass façade, Melbourne Museum is not immediately visible if you approach from the CBD as it stands behind the impressive Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens.More
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Get away from Melbourne’s bustling city center without actually leaving town at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. This 89-acre (36-hectare) park is home to more than 8,500 plant species, tranquil lakes, and lush lawns. Join guided walking tours, workshops, or presentations, or feel free to walk around the flourishing oasis on your own.More

Trip ideas

Ways to See the Great Ocean Road

Ways to See the Great Ocean Road

Top Spots for Art Lovers in Melbourne

Top Spots for Art Lovers in Melbourne

Recent reviews from experiences in Melbourne

Family kayak on the Yarra river in Melbourne.
Robert_D, Jan 2022
Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour
What an incredible way to see Melbourne, the Yarra River and the twilight.
A good walking tour and a great way to see Melbourne city
Brendan_W, Dec 2021
Melbourne Lanes & Arcades Chocolate and Dessert Walking Tour
A good way to see Melbourne lanes, arcades, architecture and of course sample chocolate, Our host Julia was friendly, knowledgeable and happy to spend time with us.
Fun night cruising down the Yarra
Cheryl_T, Dec 2021
Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise
The food was amazing, table service was excellent, A great way to see the sights of Melbourne, overall a very enjoyable night .
Awesome place to visit..!!
Ashok_M, Aug 2021
Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
It was nice experience to visit Melbourne Zoo with family specially with my little Son.
Family day out
Jeff_H, Jul 2021
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Admission Ticket
First time at the Aquarium brilliant I would recommend this place for people to visit when in Melbourne
wonderful rich experience
Susanna_P, Jul 2021
Laneways of Melbourne
A wonderful experience on a cold winter morning, visiting places I never would have imagined were there.
Beautiful Melborne
Stephen_L, Mar 2020
Complete Melbourne Walking Tour
He asked us what we wanted to see as we had been on a morNing tour with our group.
Highlight of our trip to Melbourne
Oana_M, Feb 2020
Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary Boutique Tour - Max 12 People
Fun day trip and an easy and efficient way to see the coast line.
Best way to see Melbourne
Ejiro_E, Jan 2020
The Best of Melbourne Bike Tour
This truly is the best way to see Melbourne and get a good work out in at the same time.
location is perfect
John R, Jan 2020
Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise
so much to see through the docklands
Tourists from Ireland
tradesmainworx, Jan 2020
Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise
An awesome way to see Melbourne from the waterfront- great friendly service from start to finish- this was the highlight off my father and partners trip!
Great Day Out !
andrewhyslop, Oct 2019
Great Ocean Road Small Group Tour
A good mix of attractions from along the road, thoroughly enjoyed.
Melbourne Kayak Tour
Chuck_O, Oct 2019
Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour
Loved doing the Kayak tour through beautiful Melbourne city Have Kayaked through Chicago and it was similar-- fantastic way to see a city
Lazy Sunday
Les_F, Sep 2019
2-Hour Boat Rental in Melbourne
Fantastic way to see Melbourne and the Yarra River!
Best way to explore a bit of the great surroundings when on short trip
Martina_T, Aug 2019
Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary with 12 Apostles from Melbourne
This trip with a great guide was just the thing to see some of Australia's finest.
Great way to Explore Hidden Bars
Mario_C, Jun 2019
Melbourne Walking Tour: Uncover Hidden Laneway Bars
Interest way to walk around Melbourne's inner city laneways & back streets to visit unique bars - Kimmi was an amazing tour guide !!
Amazing - Highly reccomend
Vacation21110555947, Jun 2019
Melbourne Super Saver: Great Ocean Road + Phillip Island + Attraction Pass
Was sooo cool to see the Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles then to go to Phillip Island.
A must see
Sue_W, Dec 2018
Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne
If you only have limited time in Melbourne great way to see the great ocean road.
A day is out of my expectation
Compass30562600180, Feb 2019
Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary Boutique Tour - Max 12 People
It is a long way fm Melbourne to great ocean, but it’s worth to visit.
Great tour guide with 5-star lunch!
Charlene_F, Jul 2018
Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne
The lamb shank I ordered was fall-off-the-bone and one of the best lambs I've had.

All about Melbourne

When to visit

Alfresco dining, music festivals, and night markets mean that there’s always something to do in Melbourne come summertime, and events such as the Australia Day Parade and Christmas Festival Melbourne pull in the crowds. Don’t be put off by a winter visit—low season prices can make a city break more affordable, and Melbourne is well placed for visiting Victoria’s ski resorts.

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