Visiting Melbourne

(Melbourne, Victoria - VIC, Australia)

Melbourne is a lively and popular city, standing in the state of Victoria, on the southeastern side of Australia. With a rich heritage and thriving cultural scene, the city of Melbourne is often thought to be one of the country's most trendy locations.

A truly diverse city with something for everyone, Melbourne offers a range of shopping districts, exceptional restaurants, Victorian buildings, highly regarded art galleries and a vibrant nightlife.

Visiting Melbourne: Places to Visit

  • City Explorer bus tours on double-decker buses, boat tours along Yarra River and walking tours from Melbourne Town Hall led by experienced local guides
  • Melbourne Planetarium, at the Scienceworks Museum, with modern technology and an enormous domed ceiling
  • Arthur's Seat Chairlift, transporting visitors to the top of Arthur's Seat State Park, an impressive vantage point and perfect for picnics
  • Ashcombe Maze, the largest maze of its kind in the country, in the Mornington Peninsula region of Melbourne
  • City Circle Tram, a local transport network which is free of charge and offers an appealing way to travel around Melbourne's central streets
  • Crown Entertainment Complex, a glitzy attraction, home to a large casino, multi-screen cinema, places to eat and a range of shops
  • Enterprize, an impressive replica of a famous ship, standing in the Williamstown area of Melbourne
  • The Golden Mile, a famed walking trail celebrating the city's rich past, passing many noteworthy buildings along the route
  • Rialto Towers, Melbourne's tallest structure completed in 1986, featuring an Observation Deck with spectacular city views
  • Parliament House of Victoria, along Spring Street, built around 150 years ago and offering regular guided tours
  • Melbourne Town Hall, located in Melbourne city centre and dominating the area, hosting many seasonal celebrations
  • Williamstown Docks, a fashionable area of the city, with a range of coffee shops, bars and waterfront restaurants
  • Labassa House, a particularly impressive stately home, part of the Melbourne National Trust and full of restored period features
  • St. Kilda Pier, a good place for those who enjoy fishing, close to central Melbourne and an important part of life in the St. Kilda district
  • State Library of Victoria, standing in the heart of Melbourne and dating back around 150 years
  • Yarra River, a natural landmark which is lined with scenic pathways, cycles trails, parks, restaurants, hotels and attractive buildings
  • Westgate Bridge, a vast bridge linking Willamstown to the city of Melbourne, taking around 15 years to complete
  • Melbourne Theatres, including Astor Theatre on Corner Chapel Street, Athenaeum Theatre along Collins Street, Melbourne Concert Hall on St. Kilda Road, Her Majesty's Theatre on Exhibition Street, and Princess Theatre along Spring Street

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