Top Tours & Activities 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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Tour Melbourne City Centre with sightseeing opportunities that include the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens and Hoddle Grid's historic lanes and arcades.
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!
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!
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!
- CurrencyAustralian Dollar ($)
- Time ZoneUTC (+10:00)
- Country Code+61
- Best time to visitThe Australian fall, from March to May, is especially pleasant!
Things to Do in Melbourne
Top Attractions in Melbourne
- 1Yarra Valley Racecourse
- 2Melbourne City Centre
- 3Melbourne Zoo
- 4Melbourne Central
- 5Port Campbell National Park
- 6Melbourne Aquarium
- 7Melbourne Cricket Ground
- 8Eureka Tower
- 9Albert Park
- 10Sherbrooke Forest
- 12Queen Victoria Market
- 13Wilsons Promontory
- 14Puffing Billy Railway
- 15Rod Laver Arena
- 16Federation Square
- 17Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne
- 18Arts Centre Melbourne
- 19National Sports Museum
- 20St. Kilda Beach
Other Sightseeing Options in Melbourne
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What People Are Saying About Melbourne
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.
Very professional tour leader. Great way to see the you yangs whether you are a visitor to Melbourne or a local.
I loved the private tastings and the guide was a former teacher of wine appreciation. I learned so much!
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
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.