Things to do in Melbourne

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So lets get to the best list for things to do! Below are the best things to do in and around Melbourne that we have already done and would recommend you as a visitor or Melbournian to do when in Melbourne. Stay tuned to this list as it will continue to grow with more and more awesome things to do. Want more? We also recommend you to check out What’s on in Melbourne.

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Featuring the best things to do in Melbourne, Victoria – Australia

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The below list of the best things to do in Melbourne, Victoria is very different from the conventional list you might find elsewhere on the internet. Because, we’ve tried our best to get you loads of information on these attractions, included additional information like if they fall into any categories like fun things to do, romantic things to do, weekend things to do or things to do in night etc. etc.

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These are all the carefully selected list of the best  stuff you can do when in the beautiful Melbourne city (CBD or outside). In addition, most of these compilations are decorated artwork by our team with stunning imagery and photographs collected just for you! We are working hard to improve this list so if you would like to contribute to this, awesome! You are welcome to contact us and also recommend more things to do in the beautiful city of Melbourne!

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Iconic Flinder Street Station Melbourne

Iconic Flinder Street Station Melbourne

One of the most iconic and great looking architectural landmark located in the Heart of Melbourne City - Finder Street Station! It is very hard to miss this marvellous looking golden building if you are visiting the Melbourne City. The Building stages most impressive light shows and lighting during the most important events and celebrations of Melbourne. The massive station is built in French Renaissance archite[Click here to read more...]
Graffiti Laneways Melbourne

Graffiti Laneways Melbourne

Melbourne is popular for its Graffiti Lanes and the wall graffiti art along these lane ways. The most popular Graffiti lanes in Melbourne city can be found at the Hosier Lane right in the heart of the Melbourne city very close to the iconic Flinders Street station. These network of connected lane ways are peppered with graffiti art all over it. The graffiti spray painting art can be found on walls, railings, rub[Click here to read more...]
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

If you are either a Melbourne local or a tourist, the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is a highly recommended experience one of the must things to do in this wonderful city. The giant Ferris wheel situated in the Waterfront City precinct at Docklands, Melbourne is often described as the "Southern Hemisphere's only giant observation wheel",with a whopping 394 feet in height! Even though seeing from above [Click here to read more...]
Puffing Billy Railway Melbourne

Puffing Billy Railway Melbourne

Yet another one of the best things to do when in Melbourne - The Puffing Billy Heritage railway travel experience. The Puffing Billy railroad is a notable steam prepare that begins at Belgrave and goes through the bumpy district of the Dandenong Ranges. This notable steam train takes its travels through the famous sloping scene of Mount Dandenong, with pleasant surroundings and shocking view. Train Prices[Click here to read more...]
Crown Casino Melbourne

Crown Casino Melbourne

  Crown Casino and Entertainment complex in Melbourne is one of the most popular and iconic destination in Melbourne that we recommend anyone visiting Melbourne to experience.  Below are some photos from the Crown Casino Melbourne for you to have a look at. [Click here to read more...]
State Rose Garden Melbourne

State Rose Garden Melbourne

A vast rose garden, well maintained and landscaped in the western suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria. The huge garden features more than 5000 roses spanning over nearly 6 acres of land. The Victoria State Rose Garden is one of the unexplored gems of the Melbourne region. The best time to visit the garden in the season is from October to April from 9:30am to 6:00pm. Check out their official website for more details. [Click here to read more...]
The Melbourne Zoo

The Melbourne Zoo

This Melbourne Things to do is going to be a favourite one, especially for the kids! The Melbourne Zoo, situated in Parkville, Melbourne is a standout amongst the most frequented vacation destinations in the city. Many both outside and neighborhood nature partners visit the zoo every day to get a look of their most loved creatures in plain view. Offering the most ideal offices comprehensible to its creatures, th[Click here to read more...]
The Eureka SkyDeck Experience Melbourne

The Eureka SkyDeck Experience Melbourne

Last week we did something exciting! We are even more excited to bring the experience review to our readers today! The Eureka SkyDeck experience is  highly recommended among heaps of other "things to do" we've featured. Did you know, observation deck (SkyDeck 88) is the highest public vantage point in the whole of Southern Hemisphere? The view is absolute breathtaking and something you shouldn't miss out if you [Click here to read more...]
Dandenong Ranges Melbourne

Dandenong Ranges Melbourne

A quick one hour drive from the city of Melbourne and you will reach the serene Mount Dandenong ranges. The beautiful landscape and stunning view points makes it a great location to spend on a day trip. Few attractions not to miss here are the sky view, view points, forest loop road, Australiana tree, maze and the secret garden. Below are few snaps from the place. [Click here to read more...]
Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

If you are in Melbourne and interested in visiting one of the best and biggest Aquariums in the Southern Hemisphere, you shouldn't miss out the opportunity to visit the Sea Life Aquarium. The amazing, massive aquarium is located on the banks of the Yarra River very close to the Flinders Street station and the King street bridge.  The Sea Life Aquarium offers lots to see and do, especially for travellers, enthusi[Click here to read more...]
Luna Park Melbourne

Luna Park Melbourne

For just about a 100 years, Melbourne's Luna Park has been a cosmic system of beguilements and sensations... Only for Fun!  Melbourne's Luna Park is a cosmic system of entertainments and sensations. From the stunning, eye ball popping super excite rides like the Pharaoh's Curse, Metropolis and the Enterprise, to the invigorating rides like the Spider, Twin Dragon, G constrain and Shock Drop, you're certain to ha[Click here to read more...]
State Library of Victoria Melbourne

State Library of Victoria Melbourne

A major player in Melbourne's accomplishment of being named Unesco City of Literature in 2008, the State Library has been the bleeding edge of Melbourne's artistic scene since it opened in 1854. With more than two million books in its gathering, it's an extraordinary spot to skim. Its epicenter, the octagonal La Trobe Reading Room , was finished in 1913; its fortified solid arch was the biggest of its kind on th[Click here to read more...]
Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne

Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne

The Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance is Victoria's most gone to war dedication and was manufactured between July 1928 and November 1934 to recall and recognize the 114,000 Victoria men and ladies who served and the individuals who passed on in the Great War of 1914-1918. It is situated along St. Kilda Road and is just a short walk around Melbourne CBD settlement. The configuration for the Shrine of Remembrance[Click here to read more...]
Science works Museum Melbourne

Science works Museum Melbourne

The Science works Museum is one of the three museums took care of by Museum Victoria. This is a science focus or a museum devoted to shows identifying with science. Situated in the Spotswood suburb, this museum opened in March of 1992. The building of this museum has a format that fuses modern lines on a foundation that situated in close vicinity to a notable sewage pumping house manufactured in 1897, whose s[Click here to read more...]
Old Melbourne Gaol Museum Victoria

Old Melbourne Gaol Museum Victoria

Looks can be deceiving because the Old Melbourne Gaol is definitely one of Melbourne's best historical places and truly worth a visit. Old Melbourne Jail commanded the Melbourne horizon as an image of power when it was implicit the mid 1800s. Somewhere around 1842 and its conclusion in 1929 the correctional facility was the scene of 133 hangings including Australia's most notorious subject, the bushranger Ned Ke[Click here to read more...]
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is yet another awesome Things to do in Melbourne! These greenery enclosures are not exactly a mile from the downtown area and at over a hundred years of age contain a tremendous accumulation of trees and plants. The Botanical greenhouses are set inside of Victoria Park. The recreation center was arranged in 1829 by a gathering of nearby individuals who needed to set up an open[Click here to read more...]
Princes Pier Port Melbourne Australia

Princes Pier Port Melbourne Australia

Princes Pier is 580 meters long Pier with historic relevance located on the Port Phillip bay of Port Melbourne, Victoria - Australia. If you are visiting Melbourne, this is one other thing to do and place to visit! The best part is that this attraction is not very far from the Melbourne City CBD ( Central Business District). The Pier construction started almost a 100 years ago and is said to be a major arrival p[Click here to read more...]
St. Kilda Beach Melbourne

St. Kilda Beach Melbourne

St Kilda is arranged a short separation from the city; it is around 15 minutes from Flinders Street station. Whatever you do is catch a cable car and you will be dropped off right infront of the shoreline. St Kilda may have a terrible rep for druggies and whores, yet it additionally has phenomenal bistros, bars, lodgings and eateries. Furthermore Luna Park is found a couple meters away. It is an old event co[Click here to read more...]
Padlock Bridge Melbourne

Padlock Bridge Melbourne

Packlock Bridge in Melbourne or Love Locks bridge is located in the Southbank area of Melbourne. The padlock bridge is a beautiful footbridge across the Yarra river in the heart of the city, very close to the Crown casino entertainment complex and Flinders Street Station on either sides. The best way to access the footbridge is to reach the Flinders Street station and walk out through the last platform into the [Click here to read more...]
South Melbourne Beach

South Melbourne Beach

One of the most picture perfect and beautiful beaches in Melbourne very close to the city at South Melbourne. With the popular Kerford Rd pier, playgrounds, nice beach area and awesome cafes around, it's always a pleasure to visit this beach and is one of the best beaches for spending a quite, peaceful evening with friends or family. Below are some photographs our team captured at the South Melbourne Beach, Melb[Click here to read more...]
Werribee Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park

Werribee Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park

The Werribee Mansion, Hotel and Spa is located in the West of Melbourne with an approximate drive of 30 minutes form the Melbourne Central business district. The mansion is a reflection of the 19th century Victorian era of the Melbourne city. The inspiring interiors and design were completed by 1977. Werribee Mansion building is surrounded by nearly 10 hectares of gardens designed by the curator of the Melbou[Click here to read more...]
Werribee Open Range Zoo Melbourne

Werribee Open Range Zoo Melbourne

Werribee Open range Zoo is a popular zoo park in the western suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria. The Werribee Open Range Zoo is a Melbourne west based African themed zoo at about 32 kms south west of the Melbourne city of Victoria. The huge zoo is situated on approximately 225 hectares and is located on the Werribee River bank in Werribee park very close to the Mansion Hotel and Spa. [Click here to read more...]
St Kilda Road Southbank Walk Melbourne

St Kilda Road Southbank Walk Melbourne

After a peaceful, serene walk right in the heart of the city? Well, this is an awesome option to consider. The St Kilda Road walk in the Southbank area exactly in front of the Melbourne Art Centre and National Gallery of Victoria is this stunning, beautifully lit road with an amazing atmosphere. With live shows often staged outside the art centre, a coffee place and the Yarra River around the corner is the best [Click here to read more...]
National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne

National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne

The National Gallery of Victoria is yet another architectural landmark and heritage building in Melbourne, Victoria. The art museum in Melbourne is popularly know as the NGV was founded in 1861 and is the oldest public art museum in Australia. The iconic art museum operates in two locations in Melbourne - The NGV International, located on the St Kilda Road in the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct of Southbank[Click here to read more...]
Gardenworld Nursery Braeside

Gardenworld Nursery Braeside

Undoubtedly one of the biggest and the best nurseries in Melbourne. The Garden world nursery and cafe is definitely worth a visit as there is so much to see and buy. Theres different and dedicated sections for indoor plants, orchids, landscaping, water features, pots, advice, flowers and much more! Event the kids would have something to look around and also do not forget to see the collectors corner.    [Click here to read more...]
Rippon Lea Estate Melbourne

Rippon Lea Estate Melbourne

Rippon Lea is the one of the last exclusive extraordinary nineteenth century rural bequests and one of the finest National Trust properties in Australia. Planned and constructed in 1868 in the Romanesque style, the manor sits as the inside bit of a unique Victorian joy garden. The greenery enclosures are of global significance and incorporate an amazing Victorian fernery, a lake, a legacy plantation and a ninete[Click here to read more...]
Werribee Gorge State Park

Werribee Gorge State Park

The Werribee Gorge is a popular state park in Victoria, close to Melbourne towards west. The Gorge located close to Bacchus Marsh and is a popular spot for hiking, bushwalking, rock climbing or even relaxing by the river as there are some spectacular view you would love. But it all comes after you do quite a bit of walking.     [Click here to read more...]
Royal Air Force (RAAF) Museum Point Cook Melbourne

Royal Air Force (RAAF) Museum Point Cook Melbourne

RAAF Museum is the official museum of the Royal Australian Air Force, the second oldest air force in the world, located at RAAF Williams Point Cook, Victoria, Australia. Today we are excited to share an awesome thing to do in Melbourne, Victoria. The RAAF Museum is the official museum of the Royal Australian Air Force. Did you know that the RAAF, is said to be the second most oldest Air Force in the world wit[Click here to read more...]
Pink Salt Lake in Melbourne

Pink Salt Lake in Melbourne

Not very far from the Melbourne CBD (Central Business District), the port melbourne's Westgate Park Salt water lake turns PINK! Am sure girls are gonna love this lake ;) The pink colour is the result of a natural and harmless phenomenon that occurs due to the summer temperature and high salt water concentration in the lake.  Dunaliella salina and halobacterium are the scientific harmless reasons causing this vis[Click here to read more...]
The Richmond Food Truck Park Melbourne

The Richmond Food Truck Park Melbourne

Have you heard of the Richmond Food Truck Park? It is located on 110 Church Street, Richmond and was initially meant to be there from 13th May 2015 till 31st May 2015. But the outstanding demand and resounding success of this park led to an extension and the Food Truck Park stayed there for an additional couple of weeks till 14th June 2015. The food trucks that are a part of this park serve some of the best s[Click here to read more...]
Galactic circus Melbourne Crown Entertainment Complex

Galactic circus Melbourne Crown Entertainment Complex

One of the best places in Melbourne to spend a fun filled weekend, especially with kids. The Galactic Circus located at the Crown Entertainment Complex at South Bank Melbourne is a buzzing space with loads of Arcade games, Bowling game, staff and facility to host your party at this venue. Below are some photos from our visit to the Galactic Circus Melbourne.[Click here to read more...]
Winter Night Market at Queen Victoria Market Melbourne

Winter Night Market at Queen Victoria Market Melbourne

Finally, the time is here again when the Night markets are on at the Queen Vic Market, Melbourne! One of the most happening and iconic heritage spots in Melbourne that you must make it to if you love history, architecture, fun, music, food and shopping! The Queen Vic market is most celebrated for their Night Markets which opens during the Winter period in Victoria. Why's the Winter Night Market different? [Click here to read more...]
Royal Exhibition Building Carlton Melbourne

Royal Exhibition Building Carlton Melbourne

The Royal Exhibition Building at Carlton Gardens, Melbourne is an Iconic symbol of the prosperous and rich period of Melbourne and Australia. The building was completed by the year 1880 to stage the first international exhibition by Melbourne to paint the picture of the economy and cultural success in light of the Gold rush period. The beautiful architecture and splendour of this heritage marvel can't go unseen![Click here to read more...]
Mount Buller Winter Destination Melbourne

Mount Buller Winter Destination Melbourne

Mount Buller is the most accessible snow resort in the whole of Australia and is a highly popular ski destination for skiing enthusiasts from all over Australia and the world. Check out some fantastic views while you whiz down the white slopes of the mountain skiing, or snowboarding or tobogganing and experience an exhilarating weekend trip. Mount Buller is an easy 3 hour drive from Melbourne. With 22 lifts oper[Click here to read more...]
Chinatown Melbourne

Chinatown Melbourne

Like many popular cities in the World, even Melbourne has a popular Chinatown. The Melbourne Chinatown well in the Central Business District is popular for its awesome restaurants, architectural uniqueness, ambience and the Chinese new years celebrations. [Click here to read more...]
Docklands Melbourne

Docklands Melbourne

Yet another iconic, stylish part of Melbourne free to be to and enjoy the best of the views the city has to offer! [Click here to read more...]
Ponyfish Island Melbourne

Ponyfish Island Melbourne

Can be said more like an amazing thing to do in Melbourne rather than a restaurant or outdoor bar in the Southbank area of the city. Located right below the padlock footbridge over the Yarra river, the Ponyfish Island is one of its kind of an attraction! The place popular for their jug cocktails and craft beers offers the best views of the Melbourne city. A must do thing if you are in the city. [Click here to read more...]
Federation Square Melbourne

Federation Square Melbourne

A fantastic public space literally in the heart of Melbourne that no one can miss if they are visiting Melbourne City. Located right next to the Iconic Flinders Street train station, the Federation Square definitely celebrates the free and multicultural spirit of Australia & Melbourne. A highly recommended space to be, which hosts almost always one or the other event / shows / activities every week.  [Click here to read more...]
Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre

Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre

One of the most iconic building and architectural landmark in Melbourne which serves as one of the most important stage for popular venues in Melbourne. It's one of the points which you shouldn't miss if in Melbourne.[Click here to read more...]
Cat Cafe Melbourne

Cat Cafe Melbourne

Recently we discovered this interesting, unique and super awesome cafe in Melbourne, Victoria - The Cat Cafe. Cat Cafe Melbourne is Australia's first cat cafe, and conveniently located next to the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne's CBD. We offer a unique experience for our customers, never previously seen in Australia. For a minimal cost for $10 per person, you have an hour to spend playing, petting and social[Click here to read more...]
Queen Victoria Market Melbourne

Queen Victoria Market Melbourne

One of the oldest and most iconic places in Melbourne. The queen Victoria market was established in the year 1878 and still is one of the most happening markets in Victoria. The buzzing market is not only one stop place for food, shopping and entertainment, but also an awesome experience! If you are planning to visit the market, don't miss out the Wednesday market and the winter night market as that's when it is[Click here to read more...]
Southbank Area Melbourne

Southbank Area Melbourne

One of the most chilled out and buzzing areas in the city centre! The Southbank area is famous for the Crown casino, the exhibition centre and the huge number of superb restaurants and Bars peppering the area. This area has a lot to see including, beautiful walkways with heaps of restaurants of various cuisines, riverside walk along the yarra river, Pony Fish Island and Yarra Padlock / Love Lock footbridge, crow[Click here to read more...]
Yarra Valley Racecourse Melbourne

Yarra Valley Racecourse Melbourne

Yarra Valley Racecourse is one of the premium party venue and racecourse locate at around 55 Km from the Melbourne CBD. The one hour drive takes you to this awesome large event and party venue lined alongside the Heritage site, prestigious racecourse. The location is highly recommended for larger groups, parties and corporate events. View and updates on the latest horse races and bets can be viewed from right[Click here to read more...]
Victorian Marriage Registry at Old Treasury Bulding

Victorian Marriage Registry at Old Treasury Bulding

The Victorian Marriage Registry is the official location for civil marriages on weekends and weekdays in Melbourne, Victoria. The heritage building (Old Treasury Building) located in the center of Melbourne City (Opposite the Parliament Train station) caters to all cultures, budgets and plans for couples. This is one of the most popular affordable and elegant wedding ceremony location in the City. There is a bea[Click here to read more...]
Werribee South Beach Melbourne

Werribee South Beach Melbourne

This is a shoreline that is difficult to get as well, albeit once you discover your way there, you will discover a lot of things to do. Numerous inclines are accessible. If you would prefer not to head home immediately, why not keep with it, there is a convoy park over the street. The shoreline additionally has a recreation center and grill offices.[Click here to read more...]
Altona Beach Melbourne Victoria

Altona Beach Melbourne Victoria

Altona shoreline has an exceptional no pontoon zone because of the measure of swimmers that go there. The shoreline offers numerous water based exercises. There are a few sailing and yachting felicities, including a six-path vessel slope. The dock is the spot to be if you are an angler. There is an extremely decent dessert shop found directly over the street from the wharf; their frozen yogurt is incredible. [Click here to read more...]
Williamstown Beach Melbourne

Williamstown Beach Melbourne

Williamstown is likewise effortlessly available by open transport. It is additionally near shops and bistros. The waves are additionally really useful for a rural shoreline. It is near the CBD, which not only makes it easy to access but there are much more to see around. An awesome attraction to see nearby is the Science works museum.[Click here to read more...]