Things to do in

Melbourne

Stylish and cosmopolitan, with a heady dose of hipster, this cultural capital marries modernity with electric energy.

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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!

Other Sightseeing Options in Melbourne

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What people are saying about Melbourne

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4,898 reviews

My 2 grandchildren and I enjoyed all aspects of the Aquarium. Some areas were a little bit crowded for the young ones to get a good view, but that is not anything anyone can change . We must return next year .

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. The guide was very informative and explained things in great detail. Definitely worth putting on the list for the next time you're in Melbourne.

Born and raised in Melbourne we decided to take the hidden bars tour and had John (an American) take us on our tour and we had a thoroughly good time. Thanks very much John

not enough time do do everything on offer...had a blast safe to say the adults were exhausted!!

It was a great experience, especially on a cold winter's night. Highly recommend it!!!