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Fun Activities To Do In Melbourne

1. Sip Wine At Yarra Valley
2. Visit The Royal Botanic Gardens
3. Take The City Circle Tram Tour
4. Try Unique Dishes At Chinatown
5. Take A Instagram Shot On Brighton Beach Boxes
6. Watch Little Penguins At Phillip Island
7. Ride At Puffing Billy Steam Train
8. Drive Down The Great Ocean Road
9. Hang Out With Animals At Healesville Sanctuary
10. Shopping At South Melbourne Market

Being a city with aeons worth of history, and offering an exciting blend of the traditional with the modern, there are a plethora of fun things to do in Melbourne. Before you set on the adventure, take a full free tour of the city in trams. After enjoying a city tour, visit the Botanical garden where you would breathe the fragrance of more than 8,000 species of plants and trees. Relax and explore all the fun things to do in Melbourne including sipping wine at the Yarra Valley where there are more than 88 wine parlours and breweries.

In the list of fun activities to do in Melbourne, getting closer to nature like watching little penguins at Phillip Island also comes. In order to explore more of the beautiful landscapes, you can drive down the Great Ocean Road. Here, you would find yourself indulging in some of the amazing fun activities in Melbourne like meeting the native animals, taking a bath in a hot spring, paddling at Lake Elizabeth and discovering Mount Gambier.

Here are some of the fun activities to do in Melbourne:

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Watch Penguin Parade At Phillip Island

  • Enjoy the beautiful landscape of Victoria Phillip Island which is spread over an area of 101 square km.
  • The island is a beautiful picnic spot, meeting the little penguins on its idyllic beaches, taking a walk on its captivating coastline and enjoying world class events are some of the best fun activities to do in Melbourne. 
  • The interesting places you can visit at the island are Koala Conservation Reserve and Ocean Adventures Phillip Island where you can enjoy adventure sports.

Location: South-East of Melbourne, Australia

Timings: 6 AM to 6:30 PM

Entry Fee: AUD 20 for children between 4 and 15. For Adults it costs AUD 60 and Aud 55 for pensioners.

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Ride At Puffing Billy Steam Train

  • Enjoy Train journeys at Puffing Billy Steam Train and immerse in the experience open-sided carriages that take you through the lush green Dandenong Ranges. 
  • Enjoy a ride down the valley into the mountain track, stop by Emerald Lake Park to enjoy your afternoon snack as they are some of the fun things to do in Melbourne.
  • Other fun things to do in Melbourne that you must try at Railway Lakeside are enjoying a coffee at a modern cafe, having a picnic at the Lakeside and exploring the walking trails.

Location: 1 Old Monbulk Rd, Belgrave VIC 3160, Australia

Timing: 9 AM to 5 PM, throughout the week

Entry Fee: The ticket prices vary from AUD 39.50 and AUD 196.50.

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Hang Out With Animals At Healesville Sanctuary

  • The zoo is spread over an extensive area showcasing wallabies, wombats, dingoes, kangaroos, harriot earl, koalas and more than 200 bird varieties. 
  • Get on an adventure set of fun activities to do in Melbourne where you meet many wild, native as well as endangered animals. There are more than 27 priority species of local threatened native animals. 
  • Enjoy a tour of the Kyabram Fauna Park where you get an opportunity to learn about the different measures of conserving different threatened species.

Location: Glen Eadie Ave, Healesville VIC 3777, Australia

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM, throughout the week

Entry Fee: The ticket prices vary from AUD 10.50 and AUD 196.50
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Visit The Royal Botanic Gardens

  • Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens where you would treasure the 170 years old trees and spend some hours in the scenic beauty of the gardens. 
  • The Melbourne Gardens aren’t only picturesque havens but an important resource for education, conservation and horticulture as well. 
  • While roaming around the gardens extended over 38 hectares you would come across almost 8,500 species of plants. 
  • Taking an aboriginal heritage walk, a climatewatch walk, punting on the lake, collecting nature cards and enjoying a forest therapy are the most fun things to do in Melbourne.

Location: Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne

Timings: Daily between 7.30am – 5.30pm

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Take The City Circle Tram Tour

  • The City Circle Tram tour is a free and convenient way to enjoy the city of Melbourne and is aimed mainly at tourists, the route passes through several Melbourne attractions. 
  • The tram route would take you through the outer edges of the Hoddle Grid with three diversions of La Trobe Street, Harbour Esplanade and Flinders Street. 
  • The tram also has the facility of audio commentary in English which keeps informing its guests about the landmarks and attractions it passes through.
  • Some of the prominent attractions which you will pass by and see are City Museum, Parliament House, Docklands, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre.
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Take A Instagram Shot On Brighton Beach Boxes

  • Brighton Beach has more than 88 colourful beach huts where you can click some of the coolest pictures for your social media feeds. 
  • The Bathing Box and boat sheds are an intrinsic part of Port Phillip Bay and Western Port, but the Brighton bathing boxes are the only remaining structures in Melbourne. The bathing boxes have been constructed in uniform scale, proportion and sentry order alignment. 
  • Experience the functional remnants of the bygone cultural era, being photographed against the colourful huts is one of the most fun activities in Melbourne. 

Esplanade, Brighton VIC 3186, Australia

8:30 AM to 5 PM between Monday to Friday.

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Drive Down The Great Ocean Road

  • The Great Ocean Road is a 240 km long war memorial along the eastern coast of Australia which is dedicated to the soldiers killed during World War I. 
  • You would pass through several landmarks like the Twelve Apostles, it’s a pillar formation that happened 10 to 20 million years ago. 
  • Out of several fun activities in Melbourne, you must visit the Great Ocean Road to marvel over the wildlife wonders of Australian woods, take a bath at a hot spring, paddle at Lake Elizabeth and discover Mount Gambier. 
  • During your ride, you would enjoy the most beautiful landscape including rainforests and surfing beaches.
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Shopping At South Melbourne Market

  • Apart from the local cuisines, South Melbourne Market is known for its local market which is full of items like handicraft, furniture, homeware, books and much more. 
  • Hop on an unlikely experience which involves various fun things to do in Melbourne like enjoying delicious food at the eateries, restaurants and having a cup of coffee at the cafes. 
  • You could also enjoy the Melbourne Brewery tour and taste the unique beers while learning the local beer making process.

Location: 322-326 Coventry St, South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia

Friday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Saturday and Sunday (8:00 – 4:00 pm)
Wednesday (8:00 am – 9:30 pm)
Closed on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Pay A Visit To Chinatown

  • Chinatown is a well-known area of Melbourne which dates back to the gold rush days of the 1850s, it’s the longest continuous Chinese settlement in the world. 
  • As you enter into the grand red gates of Melbourne’s Chinatown, you are welcomed into the world of authentic Asian cuisine like dumplings and chilli kicks. 
  • Make haste to the renowned Asian restaurants Shark Fin Inn and Westlake, where you would get the best chinese food like yum cha. 
  • You can also choose from various dinner spots that are well decorated with neon lights. Enjoying late-night karaokes is one of the most fun activities to do in Melbourne.

Location: Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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Sip Wine At Yarra Valley

  • Make your way towards the Yarra Valley, where you can enjoy the region’s lush natural havens and the premium wine. 
  • Enjoying a glass of elegantly blended wine at Yarra Valley is one of the most fun things to do in Melbourne.
  • You would savour the wines and local food prepared from raw materials grown in the famous vineyards of Yarra Valley. There are more than 80 wine parlours and pleasant villages in the valley. 
  • Head towards the popular wine shops of Domaine Chandon, De Bortoli and Yering Station. Other micro-breweries you must try are Coldstream Brewery, Giverny Estate and Buckleys.

Location: North-East of Melbourne, Australia 

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People Also Ask About Melbourne

  1. Which are the top fun things to do in Melbourne?

    1. Enjoying the wines at the cellar parlours of Yarra Valley.
    2. Spending relaxing hours in the botanical garden of Melbourne
    3. Taking a long drive down the Great Ocean Road 
    4. Hang Out With Animals At Healesville Sanctuary
    5. Shopping At South Melbourne Market

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  2. Which are the fun things to do in Melbourne with Kids?

    1. Visit The Royal Botanic Gardens
    2. Watch Little Penguins At Phillip Island
    3. Take The City Circle Tram Tour
    4. Ride At Puffing Billy Steam Train
    5. Try Unique Dishes At Chinatown

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  3. What is the best time to explore Melbourne?

    The best time to explore the city of Melbourne is during the months between October and March, when the city is experiencing the day temperature between 15 to 30 degrees. It’s the best time to roam around the city and enjoy the fun things to do in Melbourne without getting yourself soaked in the heat and humidity.

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  4. How many days are enough to explore Melbourne?

    About five to seven days are enough to explore Melbourne and participate in fun activities in Melbourne . Within this time frame, you can go sightseeing and enjoy the breathtaking views of the city that will make your journey cherishable for a lifetime.
  5. How to reach Melbourne?

    Melbourne is very well connected to the different parts of the world. It can be reached by flight, train, cruise as well as the bus from all prominent parts of Australia. International visitors can reach here by taking flights, while the locals can take the domestic flight or any other means of transportation.

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