Top Things to Do in Melbourne

The city of Melbourne is rich in history, and its stunning old buildings provide glimpses into life in the Gold Rush-era of the 19th century. Visit the Old Treasury Building and the Melbourne Museum to learn more about life in this fascinating city in the olden days, or dare yourself to take a more spine-chilling tour at the Old Melbourne Gaol.

Lovers of culture will enjoy exploring Federation Square and the National Gallery of Victoria, while sports fans will be right at home in the National Sports Museum, which displays a huge range of sporting memorabilia. 

If you want to get up close and personal with the wildlife, Phillip Island offers amazing penguin viewing experiences, and the Melbourne Zoo's interactive animal encounters are a must. 

Melbourne has some spectacular scenery, and what better way to observe it than from above? Eureka Skydeck takes you a staggering 88 floors up to witness panoramic views of the city and surrounds, while the Melbourne Star gives you the chance to see Melbourne's ever-changing landscape on a breathtaking Ferris wheel ride. For a more relaxed day on the ground, enjoy the spectacular flora and fauna of the Royal Botanic Gardens at a leisurely pace. 

Shoppers will be in heaven in Bourke Street Mall, and there's always a unique gift waiting to be found at the St Kilda Esplanade Markets. 

And, of course, don't pass up the opportunity to visit iconic Luna Park at St Kilda and enjoy the wild rides! 

Whatever you're interested in, Melbourne has the perfect activities to make your stay truly memorable.