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Best things to do in Melbourne

The sights of Melbourne may not be as famous as rival Sydney's, but the charm of the world's "most livable city" nevertheless draws tourists from far and wide. Melburnians know how to have a good time, and so will you if you know what to see and do!

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Melbourne Cricket Ground

As the birthplace of Test Cricket and the "spiritual home of Australian Rules Football," it's worth catching a game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground just for the atmosphere, even if you don't know what's going on!

Queen Victoria Market

The Queen Victoria Market is the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere and has been the heart and soul of Melbourne life since 1878. Treat yourself to one of its famous hot doughnuts if nothing else!

Eureka Tower

Named after the Eureka Rebellion that ushered in Australian democracy, the Eureka Tower is the city's tallest building. It offers spectacular views from its Skydeck.

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Melbourne Aquarium

Located on the north bank of the Yarra River, the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is one of the city's top attractions. Discover over 2,000 different creatures across 12 habitat zones!

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Melbourne Zoo

If you don't have time to venture out into Australia's expansive outback, have no fear! You can visit many of the country's endemic species at its largest zoo.

Melbourne City Centre

Tour Melbourne City Centre with sightseeing opportunities that include the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens and Hoddle Grid's historic lanes and arcades.

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Melbourne Museum

Visit Melbourne Museum to learn more about the city and its... well, everything really! From dinosaurs to early computers, don't expect to cover it all in an afternoon!

Planning Your Melbourne Visit

When to go?

The best time to visit Melbourne is during fall (March to May). Not only is the weather at its most tolerable, but the changing colors of the city's foliage lend an air of charm to its Victorian-era buildings. If you can, try to catch the annual Food and Wine Festival during the first half of March!

How many days?

If the purpose of your visit is simply to see Melbourne's sights then you will need at least 2 or 3 days. That said, Melbourne has a multitude of festivals happening year round so consider staying for a bit longer if any of them take your fancy!

Good to Know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    Australian Dollar ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+10:00)
  • Country Code
    +61
  • Best time to visit
    The Australian fall, from March to May, is especially pleasant!

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What People Are Saying About Melbourne

John was superb. Knew the wine biz and was committed to his guests.

My wife and I very much enjoyed the day and would recommend the tour to anyone with an interest in the Yarra Valley. The only advice is to pass on the lamb rump for lunch - very tough.

Great activity for singles,couples,families, birthday parties!

Very professional tour leader. Great way to see the you yangs whether you are a visitor to Melbourne or a local.

Thoroughly enjoyable. Booked tastings and expert guide. Brilliant!

I loved the private tastings and the guide was a former teacher of wine appreciation. I learned so much!

Full-Day Yarra Valley Wine Experience with Lunch Reviewed by Yolande, 01/11/2017

As a local I learnt a lot about my city in 3 hours!

We had such a great time exploring the lane ways and arcades of Melbourne. This is my hometown and I can't wait to explore even more of this amazing city. Thanks Jess! Dorothy & Michael

Melbourne Lanes & Arcades Tour Reviewed by Dorothy, 01/08/2017

Really nice tour. Would definitely recommend

Great tour, Phil was a brilliant guide and it was a very enjoyable day. Excellent wine tasting, lunchtime meal was really nice and the cheese tasting and ice cream/chocolate were very nice as well.

Yarra Valley Gourmet Tour Reviewed by Hisako, 01/06/2017

Melbourne
4.5
Based on 137 reviews by GetYourGuide customers