Melbourne City Centre
Great Ocean Road
Puffing Billy Railway
Queen Victoria Market
Melbourne Cricket ground
National Gallery of Victoria
Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium
Royal Botanic Gardens
Highlights – Set up during 26th October 2002, this place covers an area of 3.2 hectares and is located right next to the busiest railway station in Melbourne.
This is one of the best places to hang out with friends and family during a day trip because it has many facilities like the Melbourne Visitor Centre (underground facility), The Edge (450-seater facility providing stunning views of the Yarra River), Zinc (host to many weddings and corporate functions), National Gallery of Victoria, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Transport hotel bar, festival headquarters and venues to conduct international beer shows.
Location – Melbourne CBD.
Timings – Open all through the year.
Price – Entry into the Federation Square is free of cost; however one needs to buy tickets for the events conducted here.
Southbank & Arts Centre Melbourne
Highlights – Standing tall at a height of 182m, this centre was open to the general public during 1984 and has distinct zones within it for various performing arts. Some of the famous venues here are Hamer Hall, State Theatre, Playhouse, Fairfax Studio and Galleries.
You can find legendary pop music artists, ballet dancers from across the globe, exhibitions of exquisite handcrafted clothes and accessories, famous stage plays and other events of great interest staged here at regular intervals. You can also take up one of the many guided tours available here to know more about this place.
Location – Southbank district.
Timings – Depend on the timings of a particular show.
Price – Varies as per show.
Highlights – Located at a height of 292m, the Eureka Tower promises to provide ultimate thrill and entertainment to the adventure enthusiasts.
Get a panoramic view of Melbourne City from around 300m above sea level from all 360 degrees. There are close to 30 viewfinders on the Skydeck, through which you can spot some of the major landmarks of Melbourne from the towering heights of the Eureka. This is the only place in the world where you will find “The Edge” – a glass cube located at 88th floor of the tower, providing incredible views to tourists who are suspended from here.
Location – Southbank precinct of Melbourne.
Timings – 10AM to 10PM.
Price – 20AUD per adult and 11.50AUD for kids aged between 4 and 16years.
Arcades and Laneways
Highlights – When you come to Melbourne, set some time aside exclusively to discover more about the hidden/lesser-known/unexplored lanes that will surprise you to a great extent. There are various walking tours available to take you through all these lanes in the city.
Half day tours usually start from a particular place with the guide explaining about the history and moving over to various laneways for morning tea, chocolate tasting etc.
Location – Federation Square, Degraves Street, Majorca Building, Centre Place, Centre Way, Block Arcade, Block Place, Royal Arcade etc. are some places covered.
Timings – All through the year.
Price – Around AUD73per person.
Yarra River Cruise
Highlights – River cruise tours have the potential to make any tour magical. The landscapes of Melbourne look absolutely divine from the waters. The best thing about these tours is that you can mix and match a couple of tours to get the experience of your lifetime.
You can either choose the tour that takes you across various ports and docklands or the tour that takes you to gardens, picturesque places and sporting landscapes of Melbourne.
Location – Yarra River.
Timings – All through the year.
Price – Around AUD23 per adult and AUD11 per kid.
Shrine of Remembrance
Highlights – Essentially a war memorial, this shrine was constructed as an ode to the hundreds of Australian men and women soldiers who lost their lives during World War I. The memorial was open to the general public during 11th November 1934 and is currently one of the biggest in Australia. Every year, on the 25th of April, ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day is observed here.
Today, tourists who come to this memorial can get a bird’s eye view of historic accidents through the memorial’s exhibition and museums. Lots of educational activities happen regularly to teach people about the richness of their bygone legacy.
Location – Kings Domain, St. Kilda Road, Melbourne.
Timings – 10AM to 5PM daily; closed for Christmas and Good Friday.
Price – Admission is free of cost.
Highlights – Fun, food, entertainment, arts, theatre shows, musicals, shopping, eating out, beauty & wellness treatments, heritage tours, hosting all latest events – you name it and you can experience all of it at Docklands! Come to the Victoria Harbour and Waterfront city and watch the beautiful landscapes of Melbourne from the waters, munching on some delicious delicacies. If you are a sports fan, catch a game if you are lucky, at Etihad Stadium. This place is easily accessible by train, car, foot, ferry and bus.
Location – 2km away from Melbourne CBD.
Timings – Depends on the timings of shops/complexes located here.
Price – Varies according to buildings.
Half Moon Bay,Black Rock
Chadstone shopping complex
Ecau De Vie
Highlights – Whiskeys and cocktails offered here are considered to be the best among all the bars in Melbourne. The best thing that you will find here is that the staff members are quite knowledgeable about the menu and will suggest some great drinks for you that you would have never heard of earlier! You have to reserve here in advance on all the days, because the bar gets too crowded within a short time of opening.
Location – 1, Malthouse Lane, Melbourne CBD. Price for two – Close to 90AUD. Speciality dishes – Oceanside Cocktail, Nitrogen Espresso Martini, Smoky Rob Roy, espresso zabaione, Kingston, 4 cheese sandwich and many more.
Timings – 5PM to 1AM.