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Activities To Do In Melbourne

1. Explore The Lyon Housemuseum In Kew
2. Cruise Along The Lake At Royal Botanic Gardens
3. Smash Things At The Break Room In Collingwood
4. Visit The Heide Museum Of Modern Art
5. Go On A Ghost Tour
6. Explore Open House Melbourne
7. Clip ‘N Climb Your Way Up A Wall
8. Visit The Pink Lake
9. Kayak Along The Yarra River
10. Take A Cruise Down Maribyrnong River

Feel the grandeur of this multicultural city which is often considered one of the world's most livable cities and try the several unique things to do in Melbourne. Try your hands on smashing things at the Break Room in Collingwood which helps you to release your stress and frustration. Choose from fine dining to basement rock shows, plays, and blockbuster athletic events, all taking place in a city rich in parks, gardens, and old architecture. Clip ‘N Climb your way up a wall and try from 33 available challenges in a modern and interesting environment.

Explore the city's ancient arcades and laneways, which are lined with fine dining restaurants, trendy cafés, secret pubs, and designer shops, or visit one of the city's many verdant gardens. If you want to experience the best of what Melbourne has to offer, then go for trying unique things in Melbourne.

Here are some of the best things to do in Melbourne:

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Explore The Lyon House Museum In Kew

  • The Lyon Housemuseum is a public museum containing more than 350 objects in the collection from Australian artists.
  • Designed by a famous architect Corbett Lyon, this museum is an experimental initiative that explores the interconnection between art and life. 
  • The building is available regularly for public tours as well as academic and student research visits. 
  • The typological interpretations of the spaces in the structure are uncertain which makes it unique thing to do in Melbourne.

    Location: 217-219 Cotham Rd, Kew VIC 3101, Australia

    Timings: Wednesday to Sunday - 11:00 am-4:00 pm.
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Cruise Along The Lake At Royal Botanic Gardens

  • Go on a peaceful sail along the islands of Melbourne's beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens' Lake with your family.
  • You can have lunch near the lake and go for a stroll around it with your family or friends.
  • Relax in a beautiful wooden punt to glance at one of the world's greatest gardens while our trained guide informs you about its history and wildlife.
  • Spending time on the lake is one of the unique things to do in Melbourne, whether you're celebrating a birthday, bringing the family out, or just meeting up with friends.

    Location: Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne.

    Timings: Sunday to Saturday - 11:00 am-5:00 pm.
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Smash Things At The Break Room In Collingwood

  • The Break Room is a new all-inclusive unusual thing to do in Melbourne due to its amazing adventure that confines you within plastic walls along with a pink baseball bat and safety equipment. 
  • For the time being, you can use plates and glasses to experience this fun activity. However, as soon as you create an ultimate smash, you will break through with a porcelain Matryoshka packed with glitter.
  • This Break Room by Ed Hunter attempts to decrease stress and harness destructive inclinations in a safe and enjoyable environment making it unique things to do in Melbourne.

    Location:  29 Budd St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia.

    Timings: Open from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm on weekday evenings and 11 am-9:30 pm on weekends.

    Charges: $50/person onwards.
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Visit The Heide Museum Of Modern Art

  • Exploring the Heide Museum of Modern Art or Heide is one of the most unique things to do in Melbourne that started in 1934. Known as the Melbourne house of John and Sunday Reed is famous for its modern and contemporary Australian art.
  • Heide, with fifteen acres of stunning gardens, has three specialized Heide stores, a sculpture park, two historic kitchen gardens, and exhibition spaces.

    Location: 7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen VIC 3105, Australia

    Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday, 10 am-5 pm.
    Thursday to Saturday, 10 am-8 pm.

    Entry Fees:
    Adult $22
    Children under 16 - FREE
    Senior's Day (Tuesdays) $17
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Go On A Ghost Tour

  • Going on a ghost tour with your friends is one of the unique activities to do in Melbourne and get into darkness and back in time. 
  • You will experience time travel to a period of immense poverty and decadence, opium homes in gentlemen's clubs, murder, and body-snatching.
  • You can explore some of the city's most haunted locations and hear stories of the paranormal activity that has been reported there.
  • You will be startled, excited, and chilled as your guide unlocks new doors for you and casts fresh light on old streets during your walking tour of 90 minutes.

    Location: 12/16 Parker St, Williamstown VIC 3016, Australia.
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Explore Open House Melbourne

  • Open House Melbourne is an exhibition held every year on the last weekend of July showcasing many buildings of historic and religious importance to the public.
  • Every year, the theme for the show is different and all the events are organized solely based on it.
  • The topic for this year's program was 'Built/Unbuilt,' with activities and presentations that offered a chance to know the role of design in the growth of the city.
  • In 2022, the event switched to a "first come, first served" concept, with most locations not being able to be pre-booked and instead being accessible to attendees on the day.

    Location: Room 3, Level UG Johnston Street Building, 35 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia

    Sunday & Saturday: Closed.
    Monday to Friday - 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
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Clip ‘N Climb Your Way Up A Wall

  • Clip ‘N Climb provides up to 33 challenges to people of all ages in a safe, fun-loving, and aesthetically interesting environment.
  • Try the Speed Walls, bounce off the Inflatable, conquer the Dark Tower, and ascend The Stairway to Heaven which are one of the most unique things to do in Melbourne.
  • Participants are outfitted with the Tru Blu auto belay, which makes it safe and simple to climb without a belay companion.
  • For children aged 12 and under, adults must check their harnesses before each climb.

    Location: Warehouse 2/134 Maddox Rd, Williamstown North VIC 3016, Australia.

    Friday 2–6 pm.
    Saturday & Sunday : 10am–4pm.
    Monday to Thursday- Closed.

    Entry Fee: $15.00 for 3 – 4 year ; $20.00 for 5+ years.
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Visit The Pink Lake

  • Melbourne's Pink Lake, also known as the "Hutt Lagoon," provides some amazing picture opportunities.
  • A vivid bubble gum-pink lagoon contrasting sharply with the ultramarine ocean to the west is found. 
  • The inland sea is a naturally occurring phenomenon generated by the algae that lives here and it is one of just a few of its sort around the globe.
  • Summer and autumn are the best times to see this natural occurrence due to high temperatures and minimal rainfall.
  • Pink Lake is one of the unique activities to do in Melbourne as it lights up when circumstances are exactly perfect, caused by a buildup of algae in high quantities.

    Location: 4 Wharf Rd, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia.
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Kayak Along The Yarra River

  • Kayak is the ideal method to view all of the city's landmarks without having to navigate city streets.
  • You'll start your day with a safety lecture and paddling instruction before jumping aboard and heading downriver beneath the Princes Bridge towards the city center.
  • As you sail the Yarra River, your guide will tell you about the city's history and other important information.
  • You'll pass Flinders Station and the must-see Polly Woodside Tallship before arriving in trendy Docklands and cruising towards Crown Casino and South Bank.

    Location: Community Boating Hub at The Dock, 912 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia.
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Take A Cruise Down Maribyrnong River

  • Cruising on the Maribyrnong River is a tranquil opportunity to appreciate the spectacular views of Melbourne's skyline as well as the area's gorgeous natural beauty and native forest.
  • The Maribyrnong River meets the Yarra River at Fisherman's Bend which has something to offer to everyone, whether you are interested in outdoor recreational sports, creative art, or enjoying stunning vistas. 
  • Melbourne Cruise Hire provides a leisurely trip through Melbourne's commercial port offering you breathtaking vistas of historical bridges and jetties, Footscray Park, Flemington Racecourse, Edgewater Lake, and Pier 35.

    Location: 1 Maribyrnong St, Footscray VIC 3011, Australia.
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People Also Ask About Melbourne

  1. Which are the unique things to do in Melbourne?

    • Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens
    • Catch a film at an outdoor cinema
    • Go for a drive down the Great Ocean Road
    • Hang out with koalas and kangaroos at Healesville Sanctuary
    • Smash Things At The Break Room In Collingwood
    • Going on a Ghost tour
    • Visit Melbourne’s Pink Lake
    • Kayak Along The Yarra River
    • Stay out all night for Melbourne’s White Night
    • Don your black and white attire for Derby Day at the Melbourne Cup
  2. What is the best time to visit Melbourne?

    Spring season i.e September to November and Autumn season i.e March to May are wonderful months to visit Melbourne due to the lovely weather. It's the best time to explore the city on foot or by bike and enjoy picnics, and barbeques, and engage in unique activities to do in Melbourne.
  3. How to reach Melbourne?

    • By Flight- Melbourne is very well connected to the different parts of the world through Tullamarine Melbourne Airport. This airport receives both domestic and international flights from other parts or beyond the boundaries of the country.
    • By Train- To reach Melbourne, you can board a train from any of the Australian cities. Melbourne features a great country link to Sydney and overland links to Perth and Adelaide from Flinders Street Station.
    • By Bus- You can also take interstate and regional buses to travel to and from Melbourne. Flinders Street is the fundamental bus station in Melbourne that serves both in and around the city.
  4. How many days are enough to explore Melbourne?

    If you're visiting Melbourne for the first time, you will need around three days to explore all the unique things to do in Melbourne, however, five days are preferable so that you have enough time for day excursions.
  5. What is Melbourne famous for?

    Melbourne, more than any other city in Australia, is famous for its thriving music culture. Visitors can enjoy it at the Corner Hotel, which is located in the shadow of the Swan Street rail bridge.
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