What to do in Melbourne? The eternal question of Melbourne’s 60 million annual visitors, as well as local explorers. There are so many things to choose from, sometimes it’s hard to choose what to do in Melbourne.
Well, here’s our pick of the top 10:
Situated on the banks on the Yarra, opposite the iconic Flinders Street Station, Federation Square is considered by the many the heart of Melbourne.
Fed Square is also the home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism experiences and an exceptional array of restaurants and bars.
The home of the Australian Grand Prix, Albert Park is home to Melbourne’s favourite lake. Apart from the lake itself, other attractions include sporting facilities, ovals, playgrounds, restaurants and a walking and running track.
If you’re in the area, looking for somewhere to eat, our recommendation is Kettle Black.
Eureka Tower is primarily a residential tower, but is also home to Eureka Skydeck, the highest vantage point in Melbourne.
Underneath Eureka Tower, along the Yarra River is Melbourne’s Southbank. Home to some of Melbourne’s best restaurants, arts precinct and Crown Melbourne.
St Kilda Beach
St Kilda is Melbourne’s most popular beach. It’s a great spot to sit and relax, but there’s also plenty of great restaurants, the St Kilda Sea Baths and a great fish ‘n chip spot (Paper Fish). On Sunday’s, St Kilda plays host to a local craft market.
Melbourne’s most famous teeth will greet you to St Kilda’s Luna Park. An old amusement, built in 1912, it now plays host to over 18 attractions and a great family fun day out.
The colourful and Insta-worthy beach houses along Brighton Beach, make it one of Melbourne’s most photographed places to visit.
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens are internationally renowned botanical gardens a short walk from Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance and Southbank. They feature 38 hectares (94 acres) of landscaped gardens consisting of a mix of native and exotic vegetation including over 10,000 individual species.
City Circle Tram
The City Circle Tram service provides a free and convenient way to get around central Melbourne. Tourists, shoppers, office workers and families can use the City Circle Tram to travel to major attractions, shops and city events.
An audio commentary provides details of city landmarks and major attractions such as the City Museum, Parliament House, Docklands, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre.
The City Circle route is serviced by heritage W class trams decorated in special maroon and green with yellow and gold trimmings.
Queen Victoria Market
Also known affectionately as ‘Vic Market’ or ‘Queen Vic’, the Queen Victoria Market has been the heart and soul of Melbourne for more than a century. A historic landmark spread over two city blocks, it’s a vibrant and bustling inner-city Market where you can shop for everything from Australian fruit and vegetables, and local and imported gourmet foods, to cosmetics, clothing and souvenirs.