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Top attractions in Melbourne

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!

  • Melbourne Cricket Ground

    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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.

  • Melbourne Aquarium

    4. 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!

  • Melbourne Zoo

    5. 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

    6. Melbourne City Centre

    Tour Melbourne City Centre with sightseeing opportunities that include the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens and Hoddle Grid's historic lanes and arcades.

  • Melbourne Museum

    7. 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 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

Sean the tour guide was fantastic, knew all about the area and the wineries. We had some much fun and would recommend this to to everyone. Your site made it easy to arrange and when we had to change our dates that went smoothly

The food was lovely and the staff were very friendly and fantastic. Service was exceptional and the cruise was so relaxing and enjoyable while having a nice refreshment. Highly recommended and we would definitely go again.

James was very knowledgeable and friendly, and gave us a lovely experience. The prom is a beautiful place and the day trip was well mapped out, giving us some beautiful views and the right level of activity

Sam was fantastic. He was so knowledgable and let us choose where we wanted to go. He was so easy going. I hope in the future we get the chance to do another tour with him.

Greeted beautifully at the door. Sanitising is excellent. The experience was awesome. The shop was beautiful and brought some stuff also. Overall, Great day.