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Highlights of Melbourne

This full day tour explores Melbourne's natural, architectural and artistic splendor
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.5 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview:  Melbourne is a multifaceted city with verdant gardens, architectural marvels, and interesting museums. The streets in Melbourne have a... more »

Tips:  Melbourne, despite being a city of 4 million people, has a well-deserved reputation for being incredibly safe and clean.

Though many... more »

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Points of Interest

Get to the Shrine via tram (from Flinders Street Station, a major transportation hub, head south along St Kilda Road via trams 3, 5, 8, 16, 64, or 67) or take the free tourist shuttle bus.

Though it may seem morose to begin a tour of a vibrant, artistic city like Melbourne on a sad note, this shrine is one of the city's most iconic landmarks and... More

After the somber experience of visiting the Shrine, lighten your spirit at the stunning Royal Botanical Gardens.

With its reputation as Australia's most artistically inclined city, and its lush, temperate clime, it should come as no surprise that Melbourne's RB Gardens are considered among the most beautiful public gardens in the world.

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From the Royal Botanical Gardens, you can take the tram (trams 3, 5, 8, 16, 64, or 67, but confirm with RBG in case of route change) or the free tourist bus back to the gorgeous Flinders Street Station across from Federation Square. The trip takes about 6 to 8 minutes.

Federation Square is the epicenter of action in Melbourne. Opened in 2002 ... More

4. Saint Paul's Cathedral

Directly across from Federation Square is St Paul’s Cathedral.

As Australia is part of the "New World," visitors don't usually expect many historical highlights from Melbourne. But this Gothic marvel proves them wrong.

This beauty with its stunning, majestic spires was designed by English architect, William Butterfield. Consecrated in ... More

To get to the Arcade, turn left onto Flinders Lane. Turn right onto Swanston street and walk north for about 120 meters then turn left onto Collins (at the corner of Swanston and Collins, look for the diminutive dog statue; it is one of the city's most well-known art installations.) Stay on Collins for about 150 meters and Block Arcade is on your... More

Exit the Arcade at Block Place and head east (right) on Little Collins Street a short time until you reach The Causeway then turn left. At the end of the Causeway is Bourke Street.

This pedestrian and tram-only street is considered the heart of Melbourne's central shopping district. Not really a mall in the North American sense, it is rather an ... More