Melbourne Attractions

Life along the Yarra River. Take a sightseeing cruise or stroll along its banks to the wonderful shopping, cafes and restaurants of the Southgate Arts and leisure precinct. Enjoy crown entertainment complex or learn about Melbourne's maritime history at the Polly Woodside Museum. Visit two of Melbourne's sporting icons, Melbourne Park home to the Australian Open and the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Explore Melbourne Zoo, a world of wildlife just minutes from the city centre, exhibiting more than 350 animal species. Then enjoy the Rialto Observation Deck's panoramic views. Take a tram to one of Melbourne's unique inner villages of Fitzroy, South Yarra, St Kilda, Carlton or Richmond.

Stroll through Melbourne' famous gardens including the Royal Botanical Gardens or Fitzroy Gardens home to Captain Cooks Cottage. Take in some history at the Old Melbourne Goal and the Old Treasury Building.

Browse along Collins Street for exclusive European designs and unique jewellery. Visit the Queen Victoria Markets, modern Melbourne Central, Australia on Collins and Collins 234. Melbourne boasts four major department stores, David Jones, Myer, Daimaru and Georges.

Melbourne City and inner villages offer endless restaurants and cafes presenting cuisines from around the world. Lygon Street is one of the most popular.

Williamstown is a bustling maritime village.

The Mansion at Werribee Park is set amongst spectacular rose gardens.

Victoria's Open Range Zoo - take an African safari

National Wool Museum - see why Australia's way "home on a sheep's back"

Geelong Waterfront - wonderfully restored to become a place to dine and promenade

Queenscliff - a grand old town full of marvellous hotels and homes

Arthur's Seat - take the chairlift for glorious bay views

Mornington Peninsula wineries are well worth sampling. The Yarra Valley is Victoria's premier wine region with over 35 cellar door wineries

Puffing Billy Steam Railway, Belgrave - take a trip back to the glorious age of steam

Healsville Sanctuary - enjoy some of our cutest native animals at close quarters

Mt Macedon Memorial Cross - the famous World War 1 memorial offers fabulous views

Convent Gallery Daylesford - a famous convent now a superb restaurant and gallery

Organ Pipes National Park - for amazing rock columns

Hanging Rock - a historical place of mystery

Macedon Ranges - Sunbury Wineries

Take the free City Circle tram which circles the city stopping at many of the highlights

Enjoy the pleasures of China in the heart of Melbourne and visit the Chinese Museum, take a feng Shui tour or sample asian delicates. Eye catching architecture, numerous restaurants, Chinese lanterns and wind chimes make Chinatown an indulgence of senses

Hardware Lane epitomizes Melbourne's laneway renaissance with blue-cobbled lanes underfoot and cafe umbrellas overhead. This is where Melbourne's city centre culture began

More than 100 years old and 1000 stalls wide the Queen Victoria Market comes to life 5 days a week with a huge variety of fresh produce, goods and wares. Find some bargains at Richmond's Bridge Road seconds fashion outlet. Try the designer clothing stores on Chapel Street.

Meet the stars of TV's Neighbours on a Monday night at the Elephant and Wheelbarrow for Neighbours Trivia Night.

Discover Victoria's multicultural history and explore one of Melbourne's finest 19th centaury buildings Old Custom House. Find out about family history research in the Discovery Centre, and enjoy the diverse exhibitions.

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