Things to Do in Melbourne

Melbourne is regularly seen at the top of any “world’s coolest city” list, and rightly so. The sheer amount of culture and attractions make it a place that’s perfect for everyone, whether you’re looking for art galleries rich in local creativity, historic museums that detail the city’s fascinating past, or outdoor activities that get the adrenalin pumping.

Here are some of the Best Things to Do in Melbourne

  • Royal Botanical Gardens

    Melbourne’s pretty Royal Botanical Gardens are packed full of exotic plant life that make visitors feel a million miles away from the busyness of the daily grind. The landscaped lawns are a relaxing place to take a stroll and learn about the unique nature of Melbourne and further afield.

  • National Gallery of Victoria

    Melbourne boasts a huge collection of art galleries and museums for eager culture enthusiasts. The National Gallery of Victoria is one of the most popular, showcasing a rich range of paintings that span back more than two hundred years. As well as diving into the city’s creative past, visitors can learn about the creative talents that characterise the city today.

  • Chinatown

    Melbourne Chinatown

    Take a journey through the red gates of Chinatown and enter into a fascinating precinct bursting at the seams with renowned Asian restaurants, exciting nightlife and laneways with hidden storefronts to discover. Today, Chinatown stands as one of Melbourne’s most vibrant and colourful cultural hubs with a long history spanning back to the 1850s.

    Delve deeper into the history of Chinese immigration to Melbourne at the Chinese Museum or dive into one of the many karaoke bars that line the street for a night you’re sure to remember.

  • Old Melbourne Gaol

    Old Melbourne Gaol

    If stories of daring prison escapes and infamous criminals strike your fancy, then come along on an adventure with us back in time with a visit to the Old Melbourne Gaol. Here you’ll have the chance to uncover the history of Melbourne’s darker side as well as discovering what life was like for a prisoner back in the 1800’s.

    It’s at this Gaol that you will learn the story of Australia’s most notorious bushranger Ned Kelly. But be warned, the gaol is known to have a few ghostly sightings every now and then!

  • Melbourne Laneways

    Melbourne Laneways

    Follow us down cobbled streets as we take you through Melbourne’s iconic laneways bustling with cafes that spill out onto the street /attractions/ some of the city’s most impressive coffee hotspots. From grungy bars and quirky shops to luxurious arcades and elegant architecture that showcase the height of Melbourne’s golden era, there truly is a laneway bound to leave a memorable mark on anyone who crosses their path.

    Take for example Hosier Lane, a mecca for impressive street art that amasses countless visitors each day with its sprawling graffiti art and hauntingly beautiful murals. Join us for a walking tour as we explore the very best of what these influential laneways have to offer.

  • Royal Exhibition Building

    Royal Exhibition Building

    Australia’s first World Heritage listed site is a stunning homage to 19th-century architecture, /attractions/ the privilege of being one of the world’s oldest standing pavilion halls. Home to countless exhibitions since the start of its impressive opening in 1880, this site is a must-see for all travellers who come to Melbourne to view its grandeur status.

    With its impressive artistry and manicured gardens, this stunning building should be at the top of your Melbourne to do list which is why on our Melbourne City tours we make it a priority to visit it.

  • Eureka Skydeck

    The highest viewing platform in the Southern hemisphere promises incredible views and is one of the most popular vantage points in the city. From the 88th floor of the Eureka Skydeck, visitors can gaze out over the sprawling city below, picking out some of the most iconic landmarks as well as the silhouette of the Dandenong Ranges in the distance.

  • Melbourne Zoo

    To experience the wilder side of Melbourne, head to Melbourne Zoo. This centrally located attraction is home to a number of different animal species from all over the world. While here, visitors can marvel at some of the planet’s most majestic creatures and learn all about their behaviours and habitats at the same time.

  • The Dandenong Ranges

    For something less city-centre and more natural, the Dandenong Ranges have it all. Set about thirty minutes from the centre of the city, this mountain range are breathtakingly beautiful with plenty of hiking trails and an abundance of wildlife.

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