The Best Tourist Attractions & Things To Do In Melbourne

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Colonial Tramcar
Colonial Tramcar

Tour Melbourne in elegance and enjoy a great meal while you're at it - there's just no better way to see the city! Take yourself back to a quieter time in one of Melbourne's authentic vintage trams, as you rumble quietly through the city streets and suburbs, enjoying the luxuries of fine dining. The Colonial Tramcar is a great way to spend the evening and this truly fun experience will not disappoint!

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Twelve Apostles
Twelve Apostles

Eight of the original twelve Apostles still stand proud off the coast of western Victoria. They symbolise the age, and the endurance of Australia. Whilst four have fallen, the remaining eight stand in defiance of the might of the sea. In an area well known for shipwrecks, enjoy this region to its fullest by taking a cliff top walk, or dive to a wreck off the coast.

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Puffing Billy Railway
Puffing Billy Railway

"Toot -Toot" and "All Aboard" - Puffing Billy is the original and best railway trip in Melbourne. Just an hour east of Melbourne, it takes you back in time as you meander 24 kilometres through beautiful Victorian countryside, over historic bridges and through vast mountainous ranges. From Belgrave to Gembrook, this is a two-hour, one-way journey through the picturesque Dandenong Ranges, which shouldn't be missed!

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Royal Arcade
Royal Arcade

The Royal Arcade brings the wealth of Melbourne's rich history back to life, through its magnificent architecture of metal work and glass ceilings, while showcasing the modern Melbourne that people have come to enjoy. The architecture is beautiful, and the shops indulgent. If you want a break from the hustle and bustle of Burke Street, retreat to The Royal Arcade. But be warned, the cake shops are tempting, and the coffee is divine!

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Yarra River
Yarra River

The Yarra River has always played a key role in the development of Melbourne. Historically, it provided an essential water supply and transport route from Port Phillip Bay, upstream. As the city grew, the role of this river changed. Its focus is now on leisure, so take a bike ride, watch the rowers, or stroll along the paths that border it, enjoying the natural scenery of its surrounds.

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Parliament House of Victoria
Parliament House of Victoria

The Parliament House of Victoria is an imposing building, with the indulgent architecture that highlights the legacy of Victoria's rich gold rush era. You can take a 90-minute tour when parliament is not sitting, or if the house is sitting, you can watch the debates rage from the public galleries. If you're passing through, it's an interesting option for a meal break, with coffee and lights meals available.

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Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm
Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm

When you visit the Mornington Peninsula, experience what it’s like to work on a farm, picking strawberries on the Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm! A 75-minute drive from Melbourne, between November an April (the picking season), for a small fee you can pick your own strawberries and indulge in a wide range of desserts. Combine this visit with a trip to a local winery - strawberries and sparkling wine - what more could you want!

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Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Garden
Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Garden

When you visit Mornington Peninsula, the Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Garden is a unique opportunity to have fun, admire the design of Australia’s oldest hedge maze, and let the kids loose to join in the “Great Ashcombe Gnome Hunt”! Located in Shoreham, the maze is only a 75-minute drive from Melbourne; give it a go - see who can find their way through the fastest, winning bragging rights over a meal at the mud brick café.

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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Melbourne loves its sport and the MCG is the heart and soul of that love! The spiritual home of “Aussie Rules Football” and Cricket (don’t miss the “Boxing day Test” at Christmas time if you’re in Melbourne), you can tour the Ground to see the changing rooms, the museums, the history and the turf. For anyone who loves history or sport, this is a must!

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SEALIFE Melbourne
SEALIFE Melbourne

In central Melbourne, this aquarium is “Nemo meets the Penguins”. Combining an array of sea creatures with a focus on the species of the Southern Ocean, you can see behind the scenes in a glass bottom boat, dive with the sharks, or get up close with the penguins. You can also combine the aquarium with a visit to LEGOLAND!

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Healesville Sanctuary
Healesville Sanctuary

A trip to Australia must include visiting the animals, and Healesville Sanctuary is a great way to spend the day meeting a wide range of them. Koalas, kangaroos, wombats and birdlife, as well as dingos, are just part of the menagerie of life you can meet in its natural bushland. There are regular shows all day, so you can learn more about these unique animals.

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Eureka Skydeck 88
Eureka Skydeck 88

Reach for the sky! The thrills start with the fastest trip in the southern hemisphere up 88 floors to the look-out, 285 metres above the ground. Of course, the views are spectacular - from the sea, to the magnificent Mt Dandenong. Try the “The Edge” - you’re suspended in a glass cube, with see-through ceiling, walls and floor! Having seen the sights from so high, grab a snack while you plan your next visit.

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Loch Ard Gorge
Loch Ard Gorge

As you travel along the famous Great Ocean Road, don't miss Loch Ard Gorge, the site of a terrible maritime tragedy in 1878 when 52 people lost their lives. On a fine day, you will wonder how it happened, as you take the stairs down to this quiet and picturesque Gorge for a picnic. On a stormy day, you wonder how two teenagers survived that wreck and climbed the cliffs to safety!

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Churchill Island
Churchill Island

Farming was tough for the early European settlers, but it formed the foundation of today’s great agricultural sector. Churchill Island showcases pioneer farming, with a working heritage farm for you to experience up close. A great way to spend the day, learning about and enjoying Australian farming history on a charming island just off Phillip Island. Cow milking and sheep shearing are on display, and you can also enjoy a walk through the farm and gardens.

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Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Zoo

Australia’s oldest zoo is easily accessed by public transport and provides a day of awe and adventure. Famous for its Butterfly House, the zoo houses animals from around the world in a picturesque parkland, and of course has a wide variety of Australia’s native animals too. There are also free talks scheduled throughout the day so that you can gain an in depth knowledge of many of the animals that live at the zoo.

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Regent Theatre
Regent Theatre

Melbourne is renowned for its culture and theatre productions, and arguably the most elegant venue is the Regent Theatre. Try to see a show, you’re sure to be impressed by the golden ornate furnishings and the use of rich velvet drapes. The Regent was built just before the Great Depression, and has experienced both fires and floods, always being redeveloped to an even greater splendour.

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Phillip Island
Phillip Island

For most visitors to Victoria, Phillip Island means one thing – penguins! People have been coming here for decades to watch the little penguins return from their day at sea as dusk falls over Summerland Beach during what is known as the Penguin Parade.

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Great Ocean Road
Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road begins 100 kilometres from Melbourne and continues along the beautiful coastline of Victoria; views of the coast are superb and the surfing is heaven! The towns and villages offer picturesque stops along the way, with terrific dining, or head to the national parks to enjoy the rainforests and wildlife.

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Mornington Peninsula
Mornington Peninsula

Just an hour drive from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is full of nature’s bounty. With vineyards, national parks and many quaint villages, you can choose from luxury spas and clifftop walks, through to quirky markets filled with arts and crafts - and that's just the start! There is just so much to do here!

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Dandenong Ranges
Dandenong Ranges

The Dandenong Ranges are a group of mountains located around 35 kilometres east of Melbourne. Filled with beautiful national parks, you can walk or cycle the trails and visit the many small villages scattered along the way. If you’re not much hiker, take in the scenery on the historic “Puffing Billy” train instead!

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Grampians National Park
Grampians National Park

Grampians National Park is one of Australia’s most spectacular natural tourist attractions. Admire the natural beauty of the mountain ranges and forests, while being fascinated by ancient indigenous rock art at the same time. There are more than 160 kilometres of trails on offer, so get started today!

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Williamstown
Williamstown

9 kilometres from Melbourne sits the small village of Williamstown; a must see for history lovers and anyone wanting to experience the natural beauty of the region. Based at the mouth of the Yarra River, you can visit the convict constructions and crafts stores, or explore the boardwalks, wetlands, and surrounding beaches.

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Yarra Valley
Yarra Valley

Rolling hills, manicured vineyards, tranquil towns and a renowned gourmet trail – welcome to the Yarra Valley! This scenic slice of rural Victoria is an easy drive from central Melbourne, and a popular spot for hot-air balloon rides, winery lunches and scenic Sunday drives.

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