Melbourne

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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!

Planning Your 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

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 6,375 reviews

Our tour guide San was great and took us on a fascinating trip through arcades and laneways, pointing out the beautiful Victorian and Art Deco architecture on the way. We visited some gorgeous niche shops and learned a lot about the history of the city. It was a really lovely tour and a great way to get an insight into what is available in Melbourne.

Joseph our guide was a highly skilled guide and most knowledgeable about the history of beer and brewing in Melbourne. We enjoyed the opportunity to learn about the micro brewing industry in Melbourne Three breweries were in close proximity. Kellie made some arrangements with the venues to cater for my disability and the whole evening was brilliant.

Melinda was great and we learned new things about the history of the CBD which was quite interesting. While we learned history of the different food types around and we tried a few places, as a ‘local’ the places we tried weren’t really hidden gems in our opinion. It was still a good day and we met some really nice people as well.

Great experience. Learned a lot about the history and infrastructure of Melbourne. Disappointed as didn’t realise the length of the cruise depended upon tide times/heights, (couldn’t fit under the remaining bridges on the Yarra River. 2 hour cruise consequently reduced to 1 hour.

Loved it, didn’t experience much paranormal activity but it didn’t take anything away from the interesting back stories and facts on the history of the Melbourne CBD. Most definitely will check out other tours from lantern ghost tours