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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

Amazing history and atmosphere in one location!

Organised this tour on the final day of a long weekend in Melbourne. Thoroughly enjoyed the MCC history, MCG surrounds, access to areas normally off limits to the public and finished off by the incredible collection of memorabilia in the National Sports Museum. Allow extra time for the Sports Museum if you appreciate sports history and achievements.

Easy to Book. The experience on the night was fantastic!!

We totally enjoyed the whole experience of the Tramcar Restaurant! The service was excellent and the food was beautiful. We had fantastic friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely be going again and would recommend the experience to anyone!!!

Great tour, easy way to see the city and get your barrings.

Really great way to get around the city and see everything and get your barring on the first few days. The company does require you to print the ticket though, just a heads up so you can't use the mobile version!

Melbourne Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour Reviewed by Laura, 08/23/2018

Visiting Melbourne? You'd be crazy not to do this tour!

Thank you Kathy! The tour with you was a highlight of our Melbourne stay. How intimate - just my Mum and I with you guiding us through the intimacies of Melbourne's laneways, arcades and more. On a free day we went back and revisited sights and shops that peaked our interest, made us wish we'd booked longer accommodation - but created incentive to come back to explore, experience and appreciate the background that Melbourne CBD really has to offer. Dare I say it - Melbourne has it all over Sydney! Advice to other visitors/travellers - stay out of the mainstream/usual haunts and shops - eyes up, senses on high alert and REALLY experience Melbourne - chain stores and franchises can be visited anytime - the 'bones' of Melbourne with an experienced guide is the perfect way to truly 'experience' the city - no I wasn't paid to say this, nor receive any endorsements for my comments. Blinkers off and get out there to explore! Even the locals will need a guide to appreciate the wonder. Have fun

Melbourne: Laneways Tour Reviewed by Penelope, 08/10/2018

Enjoyable couple of hours with good food and excellent service.

All Tramcar restaurant staff were well organised, polite, friendly, happy, well dressed and you could hold a conversation and have a joke with them. A few more crackers for the dip would have been good, and a vegetable with the chicken dish was needed. Otherwise good quality meal and wines, and choice of other drinks, with good service to keep our glasses topped up. The wonderful staff added to the experience. From the greeting at check in to the farewell at the end. To the introduction of staff on board, and the banter we had with the serving staff. And for us, a birthday candle and singing happy birthday to our friend, all added to the experience.