Melbourne Top Places

What To Check Out While In Melbourne

Melbourne is a thriving cosmopolitan city in south eastern Australia that is surrounded by a vast landscape of natural beauty, some of the country’s finest national parks, as well as quirky bars and stylish boutiques. It is hard not to find something to do here so check out these tourist attractions that will cater to all your desires and expectations.

  1. Federation Square. As Melbourne’s artistic and creative hub, it hosts over 2000 events a year including cultural festivals, event launches, exhibitions, performances, forums, films, concerts, and fashion shows – and most are free!
  2. St Kilda. The finest European cake establishments, restaurants, fashion precincts, and the Prahran Market are all here! A whole day is not even enough to digest all the eclectic goodness and luxury you can find at St Kilda.
  3. Crown Casino. It is more than just your average gaming complex – acclaimed restaurants, world class suites, designer boutiques, and a plethora of entertainment events that would make your Melbourne stay a remarkable experience.
  4. Southbank. Indulge in the beauty and serenity of Yarra River here. But don’t forget to check out the annual Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition.
  5. Yarra Valley. You’ll be spoiled with amazing lush scenery, world class wine centres, outdoor activities and great cafes and restaurants. There is no better place to unwind and de-stress your frayed nerves than to check out its impressive wineries.
  6. Brunswick St. The wonderful social ambience here is what makes it quite an iconic Melbourne precinct. If you love vintage clothing, you’d see endless stores here. And did you know that Brunswock St was a location in the filming of Australian television series such as Offspring and Rush?
  7. Smith St. A must at Smith St is to take a diversion to nearby Proud Mary, one of Melbourne’s finest cafes in a renovated warehouse.
  8. Melbourne Aquarium. A world-class aquarium that both young and old would love is on display here. The King Penguins and the Gentoo Penguins are so adorable while they swim and eat.
  9. Bourke St Mall and Melbourne Central.  As two bustling and attractive shopping precincts in Melbourne, it has plenty of designer brands including popular Myer and David Jones and the quite recent addition of Zara.
  10. City Circle Tram. It is an outstanding way to see and move around the city. The historic and charming characteristics of the tram make it worthy to try on. It will enable you to visit some of Melbourne’s best known attractions including Old Melbourne Jail, the Melbourne Acquarium, Parliament House, Federation Square, the Immigration Museum and Etihad Stadium.
  11. Melbourne Zoo. As Australia’s oldest zoo, you can appreciate 320 species here and get goosebumps as you visit the Butterfly House – a tropical enclosure full of butterflies!
  12. Mornington Peninsula. If you want to get a gorgeous tan, check out its beaches. Have a delectable wine and cheese tasting adventure at its top class wineries. Head to Red Hill on the way back.
  13. Great Ocean Road. It is the favourite hot spot of professional surfers so get ready to hit the waves and get up close and personal with the pros!
  14. Phillip Island. Though it’s known for its racing with the Moto GP every year, don’t miss out on its spectacular coastline as well as the Penguin Parade!
  15. MCG. It is one of the world’s most famous sporting grounds for no simple reasons. The Australian Football League (AFL) matches are always fierce and draw enormous crowds! enormous!
  16. Eureka Skydeck 88. The incredible 360 degree view on the 88th floor is a romantic place to impress your date while admiring the various landmarks around the city.
  17. Old Melbourne Jail. Step into the history of crime and justice, with some of Australia’s most notorious criminals having spent time here since the 1840s. The Old Melbourne Jail is on the edge of the city near the State Library of Victoria.  Home to Melbourne’s oldest prison, historic Magistrate’s Court and former Police City Watch House, Russell Street has been the heart of crime, law and order in Melbourne since the 1840′s. A ticket to the Old Melbourne Gaol, Crime and Justice Experience grants you visiting rights to the past, present and future of crime and justice in Australia.
  18. Queen Victoria Market. Bargain hunters would consider this a paradise. This is a Melbourne institution that attracts people from all walks of life. The rich variety of gourmet offerings is simply irresistible.
  19. Heidi Museum of Modern Art. This place has an amazing history concerning the formative days of Australian art.
  20. National Gallery of Victoria. Open in 1861, this is Australia’s oldest art gallery that features arts covering the Eastern and Western hemispheres.

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