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Things to do in Melbourne

 

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The Great Ocean Road
Ranked #1 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Scenic Drives
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Ranked #2 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Owner description: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue, with a history that... more » Owner description: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue, with a history that compares favourably with any other stadium in the world. The MCG has hosted plenty of international cricket, including the first-ever Test and the 1992 World Cup final, countless VFL/AFL Grand Finals, the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games.Other sporting spectacles include FIFA World Cup soccer qualifiers, rugby league home and away matches and State of Origin and international rugby union clashes.Apart from its sporting events, the MCG has also witnessed many blockbuster music concerts, and even Pope John Paul II held a mass there when he visited Melbourne in 1986.The MCG has a total capacity of 100,018 people, comprising 95,018 seats and 5000 standing room spaces.The stadium also houses the National Sports Museum, which includes some of the most priceless pieces of memorabilia in Australian sporting history. « less
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Ranked #3 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
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Category: Gardens; Parks
Enjoy a day walking through one of the best-landscaped gardens on Earth.
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Ranked #4 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #5 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
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Category: Libraries
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Ranked #6 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Sports Complexes
Owner description: Melbourne Sports Tours offers an in-depth knowledge of Melbourne and it's sporting culture by means of personal, guided... more » Owner description: Melbourne Sports Tours offers an in-depth knowledge of Melbourne and it's sporting culture by means of personal, guided tours. « less
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Ranked #7 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
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Category: Art Museums
Opened in 1861, this is Australia's oldest art gallery.
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Ranked #8 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Melbourne's iconic landmark and Victoria's war memorial commemorating the service and sacrifice of Australian service men and... more » Owner description: Melbourne's iconic landmark and Victoria's war memorial commemorating the service and sacrifice of Australian service men and women. « less
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Ranked #9 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Mountains; National Parks
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Ranked #10 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Museums
Owner description: Located at the MCG, the National Sports Museum presents world-class exhibitions of significant sporting artefacts. The museum... more » Owner description: Located at the MCG, the National Sports Museum presents world-class exhibitions of significant sporting artefacts. The museum houses the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum, the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, the Australian Football exhibition (including Australian Football Hall of Fame), Champions - Thoroughbred Racing Gallery and temporary exhibition areas addressing the sporting issues and events of the day. Interactive and audiovisual displays enhance the visitor experience. On days without major events on the arena, the museum enables public access to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum and Library.The National Sports Museum also manages the MCG Tours. This is a vibrant, exciting and attractive mix of sporting information, cultural heritage, and interactive entertainment. The National Sports Museum serves the MCG’s match-day patronage, as well as catering for families, schools, seniors and tourist groups, seven days weekly. « less
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Ranked #11 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
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Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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Ranked #12 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
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Ranked #13 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
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Category: Museums; Natural History Museums
Owner description: One of Australia's popular and loved museums! Perfect for the whole family, Melbourne Museum showcases Australian social... more » Owner description: One of Australia's popular and loved museums! Perfect for the whole family, Melbourne Museum showcases Australian social history, Aboriginal cultures, science and the environment. Inside: Experience Victorian and Australian Aboriginal culture - from the time of Creation through to today; Marvel at the history and development of Melbourne; Walk through a living forest; Surround yourself with life-size dinosaurs and animals from around the world; - Enter a world of dreams, emotions, thoughts and memories in the Mind and Body Gallery; Visit the Children's Gallery for a world designed especially for childrend aged 3 0 8 years old; Be immersed in the latest IMAX films;- Discover the rich history of the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building, and that's just the start! Melbourne Museum is located adjacent to the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton and is home to IMAX Melbourne and the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre. « less
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Ranked #14 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: Gallery featuring innovative contemporary and historic Australian screen-based art through interactive exhibits, large-scale... more » Owner description: Gallery featuring innovative contemporary and historic Australian screen-based art through interactive exhibits, large-scale projections, computer animations and digital media. « less
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Ranked #15 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #16 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Trams
Owner description: The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of central Melbourne and the Docklands while experiencing... more » Owner description: The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of central Melbourne and the Docklands while experiencing a ride on one of the city's much loved heritage trams.An audio commentary provides details of city landmarks and major attractions such as the City Museum, Parliament House, Docklands, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre.The City Circle Tram also links with other tram, train and bus routes around Melbourne.To catch the City Circle Tram, simply wait at any tram stop along the City Circle Tram route. These tram stops are specially marked with a City Circle sign.Trams operate in both directions every 12 minutes between 10am and 6pm from Sunday to Wednesday and between 10am and 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.City Circle Trams do not run on Christmas Day and Good Friday. « less
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Ranked #17 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Zoos; Gardens
Owner description: Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne. Over 320 species from around the world can be found in a... more » Owner description: Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne. Over 320 species from around the world can be found in a beautiful natural setting just five minutes from the city centre. Stroll through the lush Asian and African rainforests, where tigers roam and monkeys swing from tree to tree. Then take the time to stop and see eye to eye with Orangutans in their special elevated exhibit. Explore the Trail of the Elephants and the unique native wildlife in the Australian bush setting. Head into the underwater world at the Wild Seas exhibit showcasing penguins, seals and more! Don’t miss: Growing Wild: Discover our new interactive exhibit filled with animals, sculptures and tunnels for kids to play in. Meet the Keeper: Hear our expert keepers give daily talks about the animals in their care. Behind the Scenes Encounters: Head behind the scenes to meet and help look after your favorite animal. Close-up Encounters: Book a close-up encounter with one of our animals for a great photo opportunity. « less
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Ranked #18 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
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Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
Owner description: St Paul's Anglican Cathedral is a beautiful, historic building, situated in the centre of the City of Melbourne, Australia.... more » Owner description: St Paul's Anglican Cathedral is a beautiful, historic building, situated in the centre of the City of Melbourne, Australia. It is a place of worship and prayer.St Paul's is built on the site where the first public Christian services in Melbourne were led by Dr Alexander Thomson in 1836. Soon afterwards a small wooden chapel was built elsewhere, and the area became a corn market until 1848, when it was made available for the building of the bluestone St Paul’s Parish Church. Consecrated in 1852, this Church was used until 1885, when it was demolished to make way for the present Cathedral. The decision to build on the site of the existing church was made because of its proximity to the railway and soon to be completed cable tramway service.The Swanston Street and Flinders Street corner remains one of Melbourne’s busiest intersections today, ensuring the Cathedral is a place at the heart of city life. « less
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Ranked #19 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Sports Complexes
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Ranked #20 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
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Category: Observation Decks/ Towers
Owner description: Nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the awe inspiring view of Melbourne from the observation deck of the... more » Owner description: Nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the awe inspiring view of Melbourne from the observation deck of the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere. Located at Level 88, Eureka Skydeck is Melbourne's new 'must-see' attraction. Skydeck 88 is the only observation deck in the world that can thrill you with the Edge - a glass cube which projects 3 metres out from the building, with you in it! « less
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Ranked #21 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Ranked #22 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
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Category: History Museums
Owner description: The Immigration Museum explores the stories of real people from all over the world who have migrated to Victoria. Located in... more » Owner description: The Immigration Museum explores the stories of real people from all over the world who have migrated to Victoria. Located in the Old Customs House in the heart of the city, the museum re-creates the real-life stories of coming to Australia with a rich mix of moving images, personal and community voices, memories and memorabilia. From the reasons for making the journey, to the moment of arrival in a new country, and the impact on indigenous communities, these stories are sometimes sad, sometimes funny, but always engaging. « less
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Ranked #23 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Theaters
Experience Victoria's center for the performing arts and enjoy a play, a concert or a visit to the galleries.
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Ranked #24 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
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Ranked #25 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #26 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
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Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Step back in time and walk the road to the gallows in a 19th century prison, be arrested in a modern-day Police Station or... more » Owner description: Step back in time and walk the road to the gallows in a 19th century prison, be arrested in a modern-day Police Station or put yourself on trial in court.Home to Melbourne's oldest prison, historic Magistrates' Court and former Police City Watch House, Russell Street has been at the heart of crime, law and order in Melbourne since the 1840s. Most of Australia’s infamous characters, including iconic bushranger, Ned Kelly and notorious gangster Squizzy Taylor have spent time within the walls of this amazing precinct. A ticket to the Old Melbourne Gaol Crime & Justice Experience grants you visiting rights to the past, present and future of crime and justice in Australia. « less
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Ranked #27 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #28 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Ballets
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Ranked #29 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
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Ranked #30 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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