Melbourne Attractions

Explore Melbourne Zoo, a world of wildlife just minutes from the city centre before experiencing the breathtaking panoramic views of the Eureka Skydeck.

Enjoy the bustling dining precincts around Melbourne which showcase the city's melting pot culture, including bustling Lygon Street and cobbled bluestone Hardware Lane. Explore the patchwork of Melbourne laneways and unique cafe culture as you pound the city pavement.

Take the free heritage City Circle Tram to Melbourne's favourite destinations (accompanied by a guided audio tour) and hop off at Captain Cooks Cottage in Fitzroy Gardens, the lush Royal Botanic Gardens and the Old Melbourne Gaol.

Visit the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) to experience the renowned permanent and revolving exhibits or catch a show at the magnificent Princess Theatre (Australia's oldest entertainment site in use).

Take a sightseeing cruise along the Yarra River or stroll along its busy banks, experiencing the myriad cafes, restaurants and entertainment of the Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct. Sports fans can't miss tours of the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Melbourne Park, home to the Australian Open.

Browse Collins Street for exclusive European designs and unique jewellery or explore the labyrinth of lanes and arcades that support independent Australian designers and retail outfits. Visit the famous Queen Victoria Market (est. 1878) boasting over 1000 stalls of fresh produce, goods and wares. Shopping fans will also enjoy Chapel Street, Bridge Road and Bourke Street Mall.

Before leaving, take a moment to experience vivid Chinatown with its eye-catching architecture, authentic Chinese restaurants and rich history. Take a Feng Shui tour or sample Asian delicacies during your visit.


Greater Victoria is bursting with rich experiences and activities. Below is a short list of some of the state's must-visit destinations:

  • The bustling maritime village of Williamstown
  • The Mansion at Werribee Park
  • The Werribee Open Range Zoo (offering an authentic African safari experience)
  • The historic town of Queenscliff
  • Arthur's Seat chairlift overlooking Port Phillip Bay
  • The Yarra Valley wine region
  • Belgrave's Puffing Billy Steam Railway (travelling through spectacular rainforest)
  • Native Healesville Sanctuary
  • Mysterious Hanging Rock (the famed backdrop to Joan Lindsey's enigmatic novel Picnic at Hanging Rock)
  • Coastal Phillip Island (famous for its nightly penguin sightings)
  • The wonderfullay restored Geelong Waterfront
  • Mornington Peninsula's indulgent wine and spa region
  • The Convent Gallery Daylesford, a converted convent and gallery
Flinders Street Melbourne Crown Towers on the Yarra River Puffing Billy Melbourne Wine Region Yarra River High Country, Mount Hotham St Kilda Beach