Melbourne is a city that must be seen to be believed. Melbourne has a plethora of must-see attractions that you should cover in your itinerary. The city is a treasure trove for every traveller hidden with surprises every nook and corner.
Here are the top places to tick off your itinerary when you’re in Melbourne.
Standing 88 floors high, Eureka sky tower is hard to miss. With the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere, the awe-inspiring views from the topmost floor are stunning. You can reach the top of the majestic building within 40 seconds. Are you shocked already? The lifts propel up so fast to level 88. Apart from the unforgettable panorama, you can experience the thrill of this tall climb when you indulge in ‘The Edge’ experience - A switchable glass cube slides out of the building, with you inside. And for those who would like to linger awhile, enjoy one of the many engaging activities hosted here.
Melbourne may be famous for its tall and glamour skyscrapers, but the real heart of the city is Federation Square. It is home to major cultural events, National Gallery of Victoria’s Australian collection and tourism experiences. The Fed Square is lined up with an array of restaurants, bars and stores attracting millions of visitors every year. Melbourne can’t be imagined without this modern piazza.
City Circle Tram Tour
Melbourne is a blend of grand historic buildings, bustling laneways and captivating museums. You can expect to cover these iconic landmarks within 50 minutes. I know you’re wondering how. The City Circle Tram runs every 12 minutes once in the Melbourne CBD, and it passes many of these landmarks accompanied by the informative commentary. This entire loop of hop on hop off is entirely free.
Melbourne Cricket Ground and National Sports Museum
With a capacity of 1,00,000 people, Melbourne Cricket Ground, better known as MCG, is the largest stadium in Australia. Located just 1 km away from the CBD, it can be reached by tram, bus or train. Take a 75-minute walking tour to understand the history and view the sporting artefacts in the National Sports Museum. Grab an opportunity to watch football or cricket during winter or summer.
Yarra River Cruise
For those who like to do sightseeing, sail in a river, drink a cup of coffee and go to the bar all in one place, yet on a cruise, consider a voyage on the Yarra River Cruise. You can sail along the scenic Yarra River from the heart of Melbourne city. This beautiful river is just a few minutes walk away from Federation Square.
You can either go upstream to Herring Island or downstream to Port of Melbourne. I’d say do both if you have time. With live commentary, complimentary beverages and a large sun deck, you’re guaranteed to experience the authentic charm of Melbourne.
Queen Victoria Market
Prepare for a culinary journey and a never-ending shopping experience when you head to the bustling Queen Victoria Market. This authentic inner-city market has been the soul of Melbourne for the past 140 years. It is the best shopping destination to bring home a small part of Melbourne with you - handmade products, unique souvenirs and clothing. You have everything here. Wednesday night markets are vibrant with global street food, live music, festival bars and speciality shopping stores.
Are you looking for a place to quickly while away your afternoon? Docklands - Melbourne’s newest entertainment precinct is your place to be! This new Melbourne hotspot is on every traveller’s itinerary for a reason. With a variety of dining options, shopping stores and entertainment activities, it has quickly become a must-see attraction.
Are you feeling brave? Take a flight on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and spellbind in the sweeping views of Melbourne city, Port Phillip Bay and Dandenong Ranges.
If you are looking for adventure activities, then go skating on the ice or play golf in the dark. But do not miss out on a fun-filled day around the harbour.
Have you ever wanted to grab a selfie with a koala, kangaroo or quokka? If yes, come and make friends with these cute creatures at Melbourne Zoo. The first thing that strikes everyone when they hear Australia is their native animals. So, never miss out on these amazing animals when you’re in Melbourne.
Located just five minutes from the city centre, you can spot over 320 species of animals in this beautiful natural setting. You’ll also get a chance to submerge in the underwater world to see Victoria’s iconic little penguin and Australian fur seal.
You’ve dreamt of it enough, now pack your bags and fly to Melbourne to fill the empty pages of your travel diary. It is filled with surprises and treasures to be explored.
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