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Melbourne for Families With Young Children

This young-at-heart city offers museums, attractions, and sights that will have the whole family enthralled
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.8 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview:  You'd be forgiven for thinking that Melbourne was actually designed by and for kids! It has such an endless array and variety of... more »

Tips:  Melbourne is a safe and easily navigable city and is therefore perfect for families with youngsters. But, despite being "down... more »

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Points of Interest

The museum is located just north of Melbourne's Central Business District. Return to Flinders Street Station and catch the free city tourist tram (another reason to love Melbourne) on its counterclockwise route to the museum (exit at Victoria Parade). PS: It's possible your youngsters won't want to get off what may seem to them one of the coolest ... More

Catch the tram at the stop where you disembarked for the museum (Victoria Parade).

This is the next best thing to riding on a train! Not only is the ride free, but it affords a great way to see the major sites of the city.

If you're hungry, take the tram to the Melbourne Central Station stop for a bite to eat inside the Melbourne Central... More

Do your kids have dreams of being Space Rangers or astronauts? Then the Eureka Skydeck is a must!

The Skydeck is less than a ten minute walk over the bridge (south) from Flinders Street Station, which is the city's major transportation hub. You can also use the helpful Melbourne Journey Planner to plot your route from any destination.

Your kids... More

Just in case you didn't get enough of invertebrates at Melbourne Museum's bug exhibit, this aquarium offers a cornucopia of fish, sharks and starfish.

Be sure to check out the 360-degree Oceanarium and check the website for feeding times--an unforgettable experience.

There are also plenty of endearing penguins and sea turtles, and special... More