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Home to more than 250 species from around the world. Walk through lemur island, trail of elephants, lion gorge, carnivores trail and many more. Watch the daily talks from the keepers and learn all about these amazing animals.
|Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium
An interactive adventure with 12 zones of discovery including the incredible Croc Lair exhibit. Housing the world’s only display of Elephant Sharks in Bay of Rays. Visit the colourful Seahorse Pier and everyone’s favourite the Penguin Playground.
|Old Melbourne Gaol
Built in the 1800s this is one of Melbourne’s oldest surviving buildings. This impressive bluestone institution is where some of Australia’s most infamous criminals, like bushranger Ned Kelly and notorious gangster Squizzy Taylor were held.
|Royal Botanic Gardens
Explore the Aboriginal Heritage Walk, Garden Discovery Tour or have a ride on the Garden Explorer.
These stunning gardens have an incredible and diverse range of plants. You will also find these beautiful gardens are home to a wide range of wildlife.
See Melbourne Story exhibition, Phar Lap (Australia’s legendary racehorse) in the flesh, skeletons of amazing animals from the past (including dinosaurs, flying reptiles and megafauna), the Forest Gallery and Victoria’s local Koorie culture in Bunjilaka, Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
This is the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere! Two lifts will send you straight to level 88 in under 40 seconds. The Edge is a thrilling way to see Melbourne. The Edge is a switchable glass cube that slides out from the building with you inside!
|ArtVo Immersive Gallery
Australia’s first immersive, ‘trick-art’ gallery. Put yourself into the artwork, have fun taking creative pictures and the memories will last a lifetime.
Using optical illusions, the larger than life murals will make you feel like you’re face to face with wild animals, scaling rocky crevasses and surfing the ultimate waves.
|Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
Have an uninterrupted 360 degree view of Melbourne on this 40 storey observation wheel. It is the largest solid steel construction in the world with an L.E.D. light show every night that highlights the seven pointed star that represents the seven stars on the Australian Flag.
|Queen Victoria Market
This iconic is the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere. With over 700 small businesses, the market is an epicentre of food, shopping and seasonal events.
The Night Market is open during Summer and Winter, with global street food, live music and shopping you will be sure to find something you enjoy.
|National Gallery of Victoria
With two locations a short walk apart, the total collection of art is more than 70,000 which makes this one of the most impressive collections in the Southern Hemisphere. Displaying European, Asian, Oceanic and American art.
Melbourne is the home of Australia’s Oldest Chinatown. Stepping through the striking red gates that stand at the entrance is like entering a whole new world filled with Asian cuisine, karaoke, cocktail bars and fashion boutiques.
Stroll down the strip of nineteenth century buildings between Swanston and Spring streets on Little Bourke Street and just enjoy the amazing atmosphere.
Melbourne’s premier entertainment venue featuring one of the largest casinos in the Southern Hemisphere.
Crown has free attractions like Christmas Spectacular and Chinese New Year throughout the year.
Home to over 40 restaurants, cafes and bars, cinemas, Kingpin bowling, arcade, live entertainment theatre and two nightclubs. There is something for everyone.
|National Sports Museum
Memorabilia from some of the country’s biggest sporting heroes across a wide range of sports and takes you on a journey that puts a spotlight on moments that have shaped Australian sport.
|Melbourne’s Laneway Street Art
Melbourne’s street art is an ever changing attraction. With murals, paste-ups and stencils in the laneways off Flinders Lane between Russell Street and Swanston Street, Hosier Lane and in Blender Lane, off Franklin Street. This is a visually stimulating way to walk to your destination.
Federation Square is known for its cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism experiences and an exceptional array of restaurants, bars and specialty stores. It is the permanent home for the National Gallery of Victoria’s Australian collection, The Ian Potter Centre and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).
|City Circle Tram
Melbourne’s City Circle Tram (number 35) is a great free way to see Melbourne. It has audio commentary summarising city landmarks and major attractions like the City Museum, Parliament House, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre.
They run in both directions every 12 minutes. Check the above link for operating hours and days.