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Melbourne: Entry Package to the City's Only Ice Bar

1. Melbourne: Entry Package to the City's Only Ice Bar

Situated in Federation Square in the heart of the city, chill and enjoy a drink at Melbourne’s only ice bar — a must for tourists and locals alike. Geared up in special snow wear, make your way through the doors of the explorer's ship and into the sub-zero temperatures on the other side.   This is a truly unique Arctic experience for people of all ages, so don’t leave your little explorers at home. People under the age of 18 are welcome until 7 PM. You'll be surrounded by over 30 tones of expertly sculpted ice.  The ice bar is also within walking distance of many other major Melbourne attractions, including the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Botanical Gardens, Crown Casino, Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Eureka Sky Deck, and Bourke Street Mall.

Legoland Discovery Centre Melbourne General Admission

2. Legoland Discovery Centre Melbourne General Admission

Booking online is the only way to guarantee entry at any given time-slot, as tickets are limited. Enjoy access to 12 attractions inside Legoland! These include: • MiniLand • Lego 4D cinema • Kingdom Quest • Merlins apprentice ride • Lego factory tour • Lego creative workshop • Lego city fire academy • Lego racers build and test • Duplo farm • Earthquake tables • Lego friends • Lego shop Tuck into a tasty, freshly-made sandwich or salad at the cafe. Unwind with a latte or indulge in an ice-cream treat.

Melbourne: Lake Mountain Snow Guided Tour

3. Melbourne: Lake Mountain Snow Guided Tour

Leaving the CBD early morning and be taken straight to Lake Mountain with spectacular views as you drive up. Once at the top of the mountain enjoy 3 hours of snow play. Make a snow man, hire a toboggan, throw some snow balls or take a cross-country ski lesson.  In the afternoon take a visit to the wonderous Steavenson Falls, one of the tallest in Victoria with 5 cascades and a total descent of 122 meters. Enjoy a nature walk along the river to the base of this majestic waterfall. On your return to Melbourne make a stop at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-creamery where you can watch the chocolatiers at work and sample some of the free chocolate!

Melbourne: 45-Minute Virtual Reality Escape Room Adventure

4. Melbourne: 45-Minute Virtual Reality Escape Room Adventure

Put on your VR headset and get ready to travel back in time. From ancient Egypt to the moon landing, solve puzzles and face challenges so you and your team of 2-4 players can save the world. Enjoy a virtual reality adventure which blends the escape room concept with a full 3D cinematic experience to deliver a unique, immersive, and mind-blowing time, lasting approximately 45 minutes. Each player has their own dedicated room. Join each other in the virtual world where you can talk to each other, walk around, bend, throw objects, and collaborate to solve the mission. Conclude your virtual reality experience with a dress-up photoshoot.

Melbourne: SEA LIFE and LEGOLAND Double Attraction Pass

5. Melbourne: SEA LIFE and LEGOLAND Double Attraction Pass

Save big on family fun as you visit two action-packed attractions for less. With a combination package, get tickets to both SEA LIFE Melbourne and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre. Visit SEA LIFE Melbourne to pick up your passes and journey through the aquarium, one of Melbourne's top attractions. You'll encounter some of the world's most incredible animals. Get up close to playful penguins, huge sharks, massive sawfish, majestic stingrays, beautiful seahorses, thousands of tropical fish, and much more. Next, visit the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, located in Chadstone Shopping Centre about 17km from SEA LIFE Melbourne. At LEGOLAND, you’ll see many of your favorite Lego characters and interact with them as you walk through the discovery center. Tickets can be redeemed in either order with LEGOLAND first or with SEA LIFE first.

From Melbourne: Lake Mountain Snow Experience

6. From Melbourne: Lake Mountain Snow Experience

Escape the hustle and bustle of Melbourne with an early morning departure from the city. Make your way through the eastern suburbs towards the mountains of the Yarra Ranges National Park. Stop in the township of Healsville for a morning tea or breakfast, and stretch your legs as you breathe in the crisp fresh air. Then, wind your way through the Black Spur and pass through Marysville, before climbing to the top of Lake Mountain. Notice the change in scenery and benefit from spectacular views of the Cathedral Ranges as you get your first glimpse of the snow. Upon arrival at the top, put on your gloves and prepare for some fun! Benefit from 3 hours to hire a toboggan and hit the slopes, or build a snowman and throw snowballs at each other. Take a cross-country skiing lesson, or go on a guided hike through the snow gums to the summit of Lake Mountain. As your time on the mountain comes to an end, journey back down to take a short walk to the base of one of Victoria's highest waterfalls. Enjoy the splendid scenery at Steavenson Falls, and then round off the day at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery. Enjoy free chocolate samples or one of their delicious hot chocolates, before returning to Melbourne where you will get dropped off in the inner city.

From Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wildlife & Wine Day Tour

7. From Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wildlife & Wine Day Tour

Travel through the bush laden suburbs of the north-east to the world-famous Healesville Sanctuary, a little over a 1-hour drive from Melbourne. With more than 200 species of native animals on display, this is a great start to the tour. Located on 75 acres of beautiful bushland, the Sanctuary is a magical place to observe many of Australia's iconic animals. In the early afternoon, travel to the Yering Station Vineyard for lunch in a stunning Wine Bar Restaurant. With its world-class views and cuisine, there's an a la carte selection from which to select your main course meal and glass of wine. After lunch, visit the original winery (circa 1859) that features local artworks and produce as well as estate and reserve wines to taste. Finally, make your last stop of the day at the De Bortoli Vineyard at Dixons Creek. It’s a great end to the day with superbly flavored cheeses that compliment the sparkling, table and dessert wines. The journey home takes you through Steels Creek and Christmas Hills for superb Valley views and maybe, the occasional kangaroo.

Phillip Island: 16-Minute Beach & Wildlife Helicopter Flight

8. Phillip Island: 16-Minute Beach & Wildlife Helicopter Flight

Discover Phillip Island as you have never seen it. Your 16-minute helicopter scenic flight commences as you leave the heliport and track the spectacular coastline, passing Smiths Beach, Surfers Point and Cunningham Bay. Marvel at the amazing views of the world-famous Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, home to Moto GP, World Superbikes and V8 Supercars. Fly overland to Berry's Reef, and pass by the appropriately named Pyramid Rock. Look below and you might catch a glimpse of the shipwreck SS Speke as you fly over Kitty Miller Bay. Move on to Summerland Beach, home to the little penguins, who arrive home here each night at dusk. Arrive at Seal Rocks and The Nobbies. Look below to see the seals, then return along the coast, taking in fantastic island views, back to the heliport. Don't forget your camera, to make sure you take some wonderful photos to keep as memories forever of this spectacular flight. All flights have in-flight commentary provided by locally experienced pilots. 

From Melbourne: Peninsula Hot Springs & Bathing Boxes Tour

9. From Melbourne: Peninsula Hot Springs & Bathing Boxes Tour

Kick off the day with a relaxing break at the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs, a group of thermal mineral pools complete with reflexology walk, Turkish hamam, sauna, cold plunge pool, and the iconic Hilltop Pool which boasts a 360-degree view of the region. Head up to Arthurs Seat where you will admire the panoramic views from Murrays Lookout across the bay to the city. The final stop is an iconic local attraction, the Peninsula Bathing Boxes. Found on beaches along the coast of the Mornington Peninsula, these renowned bathing boxes are set against the wonderful backdrop of the crystal-blue ocean. This is one scene from the day to be remembered.

Melbourne Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

10. Melbourne Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Discover the top sights in Melbourne with an immersive smartphone app tour. Stroll through the city and solve location-based riddles on this walking tour. Admire the traditional Latin cross architecture of St Paul's Cathedral and see the Aquarium on the waterfront. Reveal 10 of the most important attractions in the city as you walk. Uncover clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Have fun using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to finish the game.  Feel the thrill of completing each challenge. Have the freedom to start or stop whenever you want. See the city at your own pace. Learn interesting information and facts about the city. Snap pictures as you go. Complete a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction. The tour includes St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne Town Hall, Saint Francis’ Church, the State Library Victoria, the Old Melbourne Gaol, the Melbourne City Baths, Queen Victoria Market, Flagstaff Gardens, the Hellenic Museum, and Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, where the tour ends.

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What people are saying about Melbourne

This was an amazing experience. My husband and I loved every minute here. I will definitely recommend SeaLife to everyone who visits Melbourne.

Great friendly informative staff, safari tour was awesome with a great range of so many animals we’d never seen in the open, food was good too

It is a fabulous and fascinating experience. The penguins are impressive little creatures and very cute.

It was so beautiful good place to take the kids. And it’s cheaper than the Melbourne zoo.

The zoo was an excellent day out. Allow plenty of time , there is so much to see.