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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

Very well organized, imformative guide, nice trip

The tour started a bit late but it was very well organized in general. Our guide (Graham) was very friendly, his explanations were also great. It was a beautiful day, I would recommend to anybody.

Phillip Island Ultimate Full-Day Tour from Melbourne Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 11/27/2016

Value given as charged , perfect for a relaxing countryside holiday.

We had a good English speaking guide , conversant with the description and background of every place we visited. Timing , a crucial point in all organized tours was perfect.

Very handy when the entry lines are so long

We are seniors with young Grandchildren the lines were long and having this ticket allowed us to get in faster. Thank you

Melbourne Zoo 1-Day General Admission Ticket Reviewed by Mary, 10/31/2016

Best way to see south coast of Australia in a small group

Highly recommended. The guide Jeremy was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Everything was taken care of. The events were varied and supported with informed commentary. The accommodation and catering were first class and the bus was comfortable and always clean. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotels. The three day journey included visits to caves, forests, beaches and scenic locations as well as wineries. There was plenty of free time as we visited the towns along the way. Some of the sights would not have been easily found by casual tourists. Jeremy discussed options and catered to the group's interests by being flexible about other possible destinations. There were two bus groups each of 8 passengers and the routes and activities were not identical. We went from Adelaide to Melbourne.

Lots to see and interesting commentary provided

Great trip with Melbourne Touring. Saw a lot in one day and got to know other participants since it was Boutique Tour with just 11 participants. Andrew, the tour leader, was excellent

Boutique Great Ocean Road Tour Reviewed by Donald, 10/29/2016

Melbourne
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