What to See and 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 see and do in Melbourne

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. The Laneways

Melbourne’s cultural heart is made up of a winding series of lanes that each provide a hearty dose of their own personality. Down each arm, visitors can stumble across quirky eateries, cosy cafes, and boutique shops selling artisan goods – keep your eyes peeled for the colourful displays of street art, too.

6. 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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