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Melbourne

4.3
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Gardens
Australia's Garden City
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center. Wrapped around the Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne has a relaxed yet somehow lively air that complements its scenic setting. Beach life is an important part of the city’s psyche, as is cultural development and environmental preservation. Established in 1835, the city has grown into a metropolis of nearly 4.25 million people. Take a peek at our custom trip planner: Melbourne and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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Popular things to do in Melbourne

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Garden
Royal Botanic Gardens
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Zoo
Melbourne Zoo
4.2
Duration: 3h 30 min
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Specialty Museum
Melbourne Museum
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Melbourne

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Scenic Drive
The Great Ocean Road Torquay
4.8
Duration: 4h 30 min
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Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo Werribee
4.3
Duration: 3 hours
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Historic Site
Sovereign Hill Ballarat
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
St. Kilda Beach St Kilda
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Tours in Melbourne

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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
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Helicopter Tour
Helicopter Tours
5.0
Duration: 5 hours
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Coffee / Tea Tour
Coffee & Tea Tours
4.9
Duration: 3 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Melbourne

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Observation Deck
Eureka Skydeck
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Old Melbourne Gaol
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
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Aquarium
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Science Museum
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Melbourne

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Art Museum
National Gallery of Victoria
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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History Museum
Immigration Museum
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
Australian Sports Museum
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Museum of Chinese Australian History
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Melbourne

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Garden
Fitzroy Gardens
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Neighborhood
Melbourne Central
4.2
Duration: 3 hours
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Walking tour
City Sports Tours
5.0
Duration: 3h 30 min
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Bus Tour
Ocean Road Tours
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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Monument
Shrine of Remembrance
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Block Arcade
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Places to visit with Melbourne

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Message from Tourism Australia

With Melbourne's combination of world-class dining, art galleries, homegrown fashion and a packed sports calendar, it's no surprise Victoria's capital is regarded the world’s most livable city. The centre of Melbourne is threaded with cobbled laneways, which have become a mecca for coffee shops, cafés and unique shopping boutiques. Follow this guide to discover its hidden charms. International flights arrive direct to Melbourne Airport from many global hubs. From the airport it’s an easy 30 minute taxi or shuttle bus ride to the central business district.