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What to see in Melbourne

Melbourne Attractions


The second largest city in Australia, Melbourne is brimming with a wide variety of attractions to enthral just about every kind of traveller. Whatever your taste or interest, there is bound to be something in Melbourne for you.

Art lovers will enjoy the National Gallery of Victoria; history buffs will relish touring the Old Melbourne Gaol; and culture vultures will love exploring the Chinese and Melbourne Museums. Those with a fear of heights should steer clear of the Eureka Tower, but thrill-seekers will be in heaven on the 88th floor of Melbourne's tallest building, which offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Children of all ages will love the Melbourne Zoo which boasts more than 350 different species of animals, and a day in the Royal Botanical Gardens is not to be missed.

Visitors keen on sightseeing will do well to purchase a Melbourne and Beyond Smartvisit card, which enables the bearer to gain free admission to more than 60 of Melbourne's top attractions as well as a full-colour travel guide. Free public transport is also available and is valid for the duration of the pass. The pass is available in 1, 2, 3 and 7 day durations for varying prices.


Cooks' Cottage

This cottage was originally built in the village of Great Ayton in Yorkshire, England, in 1755, by James and Grace Cook,…

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Eureka Tower

The Eureka Tower is the tallest building in Melbourne and the tallest residential building in the world, standing at…

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Federation Square

Occupying a whole city block, Federation Square is one of Melbourne's major attractions. A remarkable cultural nucleus,…

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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is one of the most impressive stadia in the world, and is well worth a visit, even…

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Melbourne Museum

A fascinating museum complex situated in the Carlton Gardens, the Melbourne Museum is the largest in Australia, with…

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Melbourne Zoo

Housing more than 350 different animal species, Melbourne Zoo is a worthy attraction, even by the standards of a country…

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Old Melbourne Gaol

Victoria's oldest surviving remand prison gives visitors a chilling insight into prison life in a model 19th-century…

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Queen Victoria Market

If you are planning a picnic at Birrarung Marr or the Botanic Gardens or just looking for some affordable souvenirs,…

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Yarra River

A visit to Melbourne would not be complete without a good look at its main river system, the Yarra River. Often the centre…

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