Melbourne Tourist Attractions

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Visitors to Melbourne will be surprised at the array of attractions available in this beautiful city. Melbourne’s tourist attractions don’t just include museums, art galleries and landmarks. In fact, the city is home to many world-renowned cultural attractions enjoyed by the millions of people that flock to this city year after year.

Melbourne’s unique culture is a melting pot of many other cultures and ethnicities.

Top 10 Melbourne City CBD Tourist Attractions

The scenic attractions within the city of Melbourne are wide and varied. From the unique Federation Square and Arts Centre to the historic Royal Exhibition Building and natural wonder of the Royal Botanic Gardens, there are plenty of iconic buildings and locations to explore. For visitors who want to get out of the city, there are many day trip options only an hour or two from the ciy. These include the famous Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, the Yarra Valley, Morning Peninsula and many more.

Melbourne’s diverse culinary scene is also something that visitors can’t miss. Visitors can enjoy a variety of foods, drinks and desserts at one of the thousands of restaurants and cafes. The CBD also celebrates a number of food and wine festivals every year, where you can enjoy tasting great gourmet delicacies and handcrafted wines.

History and cultural tours are very popular in the city. Explore the Aboriginal Heritage Walk through the famous Royal Botanical Gardens and learn more about the rich Australian aboriginal culture and history.

Finally, make sure you visit Federation Square and enjoy exploring the cultural landmark to learn more about the city’s vibrant art scene.

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Melbourne Star

MASSIVE SALE NOW ON! 2 FOR 1 TICKETS TO THE MELBOURNE STAR! Must redeem on or before 30th November 2016 While some of Melbourne’s top skyscrapers offer popular observation decks, none of...

Eureka Skydeck 88

Eureka Skydeck 88

Experience breathtaking views of Melbourne’s skyline like never before and visit the highest viewing platform at Eureka Skydeck 88. At this renowned observation desk, you’ll...

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Melbourne Zoo

Kids are free on weekends, VIC public holidays & VIC school holidays Come to Melbourne Zoo for a great day out with your friends and family. Come on the weekend or during Victorian...

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Kids are free on weekends, VIC public holidays & VIC school holidays The Werribee Open Range Zoo is a must visit location on your next trip to Melbourne. This beautiful zoo is located...

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Melbourne Museum

At the Melbourne Museum, you’ll get an opportunity to explore the real history of Victoria. The museum showcases everything about the state; including its natural environment...

City Circle Tram

City Circle Tram

The City Circle Tram was first introduced for the convenience of tourists in Melbourne. This free transport is is incredibly useful to many families who visit Melbourne every year. This...

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Luna Park

Luna Park in Melbourne is also considered as the oldest family amusement venue. The park offers a diverse array of things to do, you will surely find something suitable and enjoyable for...

Tramcar Restaurant

Tramcar Restaurant

Tramcar Restaurant offers a vast selection of entrée, appetizer, drinks and desserts to select from. The restaurant offers a seasonally selected menu for guests like you to choose from.

Old Melbourne Gaol

Old Melbourne Gaol

At the Old Melbourne Gaol, you’ll get an opportunity to explore a real 19th century prison – the oldest prison of the city. This historic site was once a part of Melbourne’s...

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Queen Victoria Market

The Queen Victoria Market (QVM, or Vic Market as the locals call it) has been an essential part of Melbourne for over 100 years and was established back in 1878. Shoppers will be delighted...

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Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

The Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is a unique aquarium that is home to thousands of aquatic animals and marine creatures from all over the world. Whilst holidaying in Melbourne, stop by this...

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Melbourne’s list of attractions offers many options for youngsters; choices ranging from family-friendly fun parks to educational attractions like Scienceworks. This science museum and...

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IMAX Melbourne

IMAX theatres are commonly found all over the world, however, Melbourne’s is certainly something new and unique. This impressive theatre houses one of the world’s biggest screens...

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Ice Bar Melbourne

The ultimate Arctic experience and, at minus 10 degrees, IceBar Melbourne is definitely the coolest place in town and the only venue of its kind in Australia. The IceBar is made from over...

Fed Square

Federation Square

Federation Square is Melbourne’s most happening place for fine dining, events and exciting bars. At this renowned venue, you’ll find some of the city’s most diverse galleries...

Adventure Park Geelong

Adventure Park Geelong

Located on in Geelong, Adventure Park is the biggest theme park in Victoria. The park has numerous rides and attractions, making it ideal locations for visitors to spend a hot summers...

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Gumbuya Park

Gumbuya Park is a nature amusement park located in the area of Tynong; located south-east of Melbourne. This beautiful park features a beautiful natural oasis; featuring water rides, a...

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Organ Pipes National Park

Just outside the city limits of Melbourne lies the Organ Pipes National Park. This picturesque national park is a beautiful setting that offers a range of activity options for...

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Dining at a cabaret restaurant is truly an amazing experience. If you’re interested in taking your loved one or a group a unique dining experience in Melbourne, then come to the...

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Crown Casino

If gambling and nightlife excites you, then come to the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex in Melbourne. This huge gaming and entertainment arena is Melbourne’s primary gaming...

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Royal Botanic Gardens

Melbourne’s metro area is also home to a number of lush and leafy public parks and botanical gardens. While some of these are used as everyday walking and cycling spots, some are...

St Kilda Beach

St Kilda Beach

Melbourne’s most famous St Kilda beach is just a number of kilometres from the city. Those driving from the CBD will just have to drive a short 6km to reach this expansive sandy beach;...

Royal Exhibition Building

Royal Exhibition Building

Come and explore the nationally acclaimed, heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne’s inner-north. This building dates back to 1880 and was built exclusively for the...

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Block Arcade

The Block Arcade is one of Australia’s premier shopping destinations with its glass canopy and carved stone befitting its contemporary outlook. The arcade serves as a connection point...

Royal Arcade

Royal Arcade

Royal Arcade was built in 1869 and has remained an iconic structure in Melbourne’s skyline. The arcade also provides the seamless connection between Bourke St. Mall, Elizabeth Street...

Shrine of Remembrance

Shrine of Remembrance

The Shrine of Remembrance is one of Melbourne’s most renowned and one-of-a-kind landmarks. This historic site was built to honour those who have served in the World Wars during the...

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State Library of Victoria

The State Library of Victoria is a famous and iconic landmark in Melbourne. This unique library was built back in the 19th century and even after so many years, this beautiful landmark is...

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Immigration Museum

Victoria’s rich culture and heritage is comprised of a diverse mix of native and modern ethnicities – with Victoria culture home to plenty of modern immigrated communities. The...

Yarra River

Yarra River

The scenic Yarra River runs through some of the prime suburbs in Melbourne; beginning from its source in the Yarra Ranges and then flowing 242 kilometres west through the Yarra Valley...

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Fitzroy Gardens

Fitzroy Gardens is not only valued for their aesthetic, architectural and historic significance, but also for their unique setting and many attractions. At the Fitzroy Gardens, there is...

Funfields Amusement Park

Funfields Amusement Park

Fun awaits at Funfields Amusement Park located in Whittlesea, Victoria. One of Australia’s popular theme parks, Funfields is a fun day out for the whole family. The park is located...

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Arts Centre

Melbourne’s rich cultural scene includes an vast mix of museums, art galleries, exhibition halls and theatres. As you explore this exciting city, you’ll be able to discover...

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Australia is home to one of the world’s best cricket grounds, The Melbourne Cricket Ground – known to the locals as the MCG). The MCG is located in Richmond, just 3 kilometres...

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St Patrick’s Cathedral

St Patrick’s Cathedral is one of the oldest cathedrals in Melbourne. This unique structure was built from both sandstone and bluestone.

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Werribee Park Mansion

The Werribee Park Mansion is set within the famous sculpture park in Werribee. This beautiful mansion also overlooks the renowned Victoria Rose Garden. Whether or not you love history...

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Victoria Police Museum

Victoria Police Museum is another popular museum in Melbourne that boasts some of the largest collections of Australia’s Kelly Gang armor, along with excellent modern exhibits that...

Etihad Stadium

Etihad Stadium

Etihad Stadium is a major venue for many international & national sporting and entertainment events in Melbourne; boasting seating capacity of more than 50,000 people. Therefore...

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Altona Homestead

The Altona Homestead in Melbourne is a must-visit destination for all history lovers. In fact, this is the oldest homestead nestled in the region – built back in 1842 on the...

Galactic Circus

Galactic Circus

To delight kids of all ages, Melbourne offers something fun for kids of all ages. Galactic Circus is an interactive theme park and is the largest indoor entertainment complex in the whole...

Southern Cross Station

Southern Cross Station

Melbourne is served by many different forms of public transport; including buses, trams, taxis and trains. However, the railway system is the most convenient and popular mode of...

National Gallery of Victoria

National Gallery of Victoria

Visit the National Gallery of Victoria whilst in Melbourne. This famous museum offers two magnificent galleries featuring hundreds of breathtaking artworks and paintings from notable...

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St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral is another historic cathedral and heritage site in Melbourne. This unique site is among the famous cathedrals catering for the Anglicans in the city.

RAAF Museum

RAAF Museum

The RAAF Museum (or the Royal Australian Air Force Museum) is one of the most renowned air force museums in the world; located on the site of RAAF Williams Point Cook Base in Victoria. The...

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Animal Land Children’s Farm

Animal Land Children’s Farm located at Diggers Rest just 30kms from Melbourne is a delightful farm experience for the whole family. Visiting Victoria and wondering where to take the...

Alma Doepel

Alma Doepel

Alma Doepel is a three-masted sailing vessel that was built and operated in Australia and has a long centennial history. Launched in 1903, the ship has undergone several restorative...

Rialto Towers

Rialto Towers

The Rialto Towers was once the tallest building in Melbourne and also one of the tallest towers in the southern hemisphere (that was before the construction of the Eureka Tower). The...

Carlton Gardens

Carlton Gardens

Melbourne’s Carlton Gardens were designed back in the 1880’s, with the original plans set out for the Melbourne International Exhibition held in that year. Later, the city council...

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Rod Laver Arena

Rod Laver Arena is a famous tennis stadium in Melbourne and serves as the main venue for the world famous Australian Open. The venue was purpose built for tennis, as the previous stadium...

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St Kilda Pier

The historic bay-side suburb of St Kilda features a beautiful pier and pavilion; featuring a historic kiosk which was built in 1904. These century-old structures have been a part of...

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Tennis World

Tennis World is a world class tennis centre located in Melbourne which offers training facilities for professional tennis players during the Australian Open. The centre manages two...

Melbourne City Baths

Melbourne City Baths

Melbourne City Baths is the ultimate destination for all fitness lovers. In fact, this is the city’s favourite fitness and wellbeing centre. Don’t be fooled by the vintage look of this...

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Polly Woodside

Polly Woodside is a preserved iron-hulled sailing vessel; originally built in Belfast and launched in 1885. The presence of Polly Woodside is a central feature of the South Wharf...



Art enthusiasts often find Melbourne’s cultural and art scene very fascinating. This is probably because the city’s vibrant cultural scene offers a range of top-class galleries...

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O’Brien Group Arena

If you love the idea of ice skating, then come to the O’Brien Group Arena (previously known as the Medibank Icehouse) in the popular Melbourne suburb, the Docklands. This Olympic...

Australian Centre For Contemporary Art

Australian Centre For Contemporary Art

The Australian Centre For Contemporary Art is another gallery and learning institute located in Melbourne. The ACCA, unlike ACOPA, is a contemporary art gallery. Even though you’ll...

National Sports Museum

National Sports Museum

All sports fans are welcome to explore the National Sports Museum in Melbourne for a once-in-a-lifetime tour. This famous museum is located beside the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground...

La Trobe's Cottage

La Trobe’s Cottage

It is impossible to think about the City of Melbourne’s attractions without mentioning La Trobe’s Cottage, a building that housed Victoria’s pioneer government. The...

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Museo Italiano

Museo Italiano displays experiences of Italian migrants and the culture created by Italians after their migration to Australia. Many migrants from Italy settled in the suburb of Carlton, in...

Jewish Museum of Australia

Jewish Museum of Australia

Melbourne’s collection of museums also includes the Jewish Museum of Australia. This renowned and award-winning museum represents the immigration, rich history and diverse culture of...

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Chinese Museum

Melbourne has been a major destination for Chinese people since the times of the gold rush. So the city offers a vast history of Chinese culture – in addition to many other...

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Hellenic Museum

The Hellenic Museum is located in one of Australia’s most prominent buildings, the Former Royal Mint, and is home to numerous exhibitions and programs. The museum is known for its...

Alexandra Gardens

Alexandra Gardens

The beautiful Alexandra Gardens are nestled on the banks of Yarra River – so visitors will able to access the quite gardens easily as the gardens are within a short walking distance...

Cooks Cottage

Cooks Cottage

Melbourne’s serene and picturesque Fitzroy Gardens is home to the renowned Cook’s Cottage. This historic establishment dates back to the 1755, with history depicting the original...

Melbourne Town Hall

Melbourne Town Hall

The famous Melbourne Town Hall is a popular venue that has been serving patrons for over 135 years now. Many Melbournians claim that the City Town Hall is the prime host to the city’s...

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Hardrock is an indoor rock climbing venue in the city that offers an ultimate climbing experience to everyone.

Melbourne Cemetery

Melbourne General Cemetery

Exploring the Melbourne General Cemetery is a must for those who love history, heritage and historic architecture. The Melbourne General Cemetery has been operating for over 160 years with...

National Gallery of Victoria

NGV International

NGV International is a part of the National Gallery of Victoria; founded in 1861 when the NGV public gallery was established. However, this particular gallery later became popular when it...

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Kings Domain

The Kings Domain Gardens are a little slice of luxury, located in the heart of Melbourne. Located near Flinders Street Station and Federation Square, Kings Domain is a great place to have a...

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Chesterfield Farm

Chesterfield Farm is a historical farm that offers visitors an amazing day out. The farm offers a hands-on experience not far from the city, and is therefore a unique attraction for city...

Arts House

Arts House

The Arts House in North Melbourne was established to promote and encourage the creative art movement in Melbourne. In fact, this was an initiative to make Melbourne a more art-oriented and...

Old Treasury Building

Old Treasury Building

Even though there are no shortage of historic buildings in Melbourne, the Old Treasury Building is truly a masterpiece. In fact, many Melbournians often regard it as one of the finest...

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Koorie Heritage Trust

Visitors in Melbourne shouldn’t miss a chance to visit to the cultural icon of Koorie Heritage Trust. The venue is home to a huge array of artifacts, memorabilia, artworks and...

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Ian Potter Gallery

At the Ian Potter Gallery, you will get the chance to explore over 25,000 art works from many of Australia's talented artists.

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Collingwood Children’s Farm

Collingwood Children’s Farm offers a charming country experience for city dwellers in Melbourne and is a must-visit for travellers to Melbourne. Located just 5 kilometers away from...

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Southbank’s affluent and exciting setting offers ample shopping, dining and entertainment choices for visitors; boasting some of the best restaurants in the city. A foodie’s favourite...

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Carlton Baths

Carlton Baths, a community center located on Rathdown Street in Carlton, offers a multipurpose sports and fitness center for visitors. Quite often travellers back off from their exercise...