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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

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    Australian Dollar ($)
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    UTC (+10:00)
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    The Australian fall, from March to May, is especially pleasant!

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What People Are Saying About Melbourne

If you love Neighbours, you will love this tour!

Sophie, the guide, was a delight and very informative. I have been watching Neighbours for many, many years so I found this tour very interesting.
Official Neighbours Ultimate Tour B- Half Day Reviewed by Narelle, 09/25/2016

wonderful and professionally organized trip

I would like to fully recomend this wonderful, vell organized and exciting trip ensured by professional guide. I evaluate this trip very high.
Great Ocean Road Day Tour from Melbourne Reviewed by Martin, 07/18/2016

One of the best day trips I've ever done

We did so much in a relatively short time. The tour guide was amazing and really seemed to know the area. We explored the majority of the coastline and it was an absolute delight. So many cool views
Great Ocean Road & Rainforest Reviewed by Aaron, 06/27/2016

Youhou Thanks to our super Guide Dave. We did have a wonderful day!

It was Really great because of our guide Dave who made this excursion enjoyable.
Great Ocean Road Day Tour from Melbourne Reviewed by Rosines, 06/26/2016

Awesome tour that you must attend in Melbourne!!!

Reminder: be aware of the currency! Check if you pay in U.S. dollar or AUD dollar.
Great Ocean Road Day Tour from Melbourne Reviewed by Yu-Ching, 06/17/2016

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