Top things to do in Melbourne

Top things to do in Melbourne

Top things to do in Melbourne

Living up to its epithet of a sprawling garden estate, Melbourne is embellished with dainty promenades no matter where you go. More than one fourth area of the city comprises of public parks and reserves. From royal botanic gardens, blooming parks, lakes, lawns and abundant greenery, the city fuses the best of nature with its unescapable urban culture. From sky-piercing buildings to ivory beaches, there is plenty for you to explore and experience. Pulsating with sporty vibes, Melbourne is home to hundreds of cricket fields, swimming pools, and tennis and golf arenas. Taking full advantage of its expansive shoreline, the city is ever-ready for water activities like surfing, kiteboarding and diving, along with sailing and fishing on Port Phillip Bay. Embracing adventure at its zenith, skiing on the Mount Buller slopes is another adventurous activity popular in the city. The areas around the Bourke, Flinders and Collins streets introduce you to a mesmeric contrast of elegance and eccentricity. Brimming with culture, art, architecture, food and an enviable nightlife, this city checks all boxes for a perfect vacation.

Great Ocean Road:

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most spectacular and naturally stunning coastal drives. The 1-Day Great Ocean Road tour from Melbourne provides you with an unforgettable experience. Witness all the famous sights of the Great Ocean Road as you drive along some of the world's most scenic coastlines. Visit the popular surf beaches, shipwreck sites, Lochard Gorge and London Bridge, explore ancient rainforests, see koalas in the wild, marvel at the world-renowned 12 Apostles. You can also take a helicopter ride over the apostles and experience the magnanimity of this transfixing location.

The Night Market:

The Night Market is an amazing place to spend an evening with you friends and family. Here you can enjoy your time feasting on different cuisines, and groove to the lively music. This place is also known to serve the cheesiest pasta in the world at That's Amore Cheese.

Royal Botanic Gardens:

Founded in 1846, this emerald-green picturesque place spread across 96 acres of land is a haven for conservation, education and science. There are about 50,000 diverse species of plants from across the globe. The garden houses many other significant monuments like the National Herbarium, Tropical Hothouse, Guilfoyle's Volcano Water Reservoir and Plant Craft Cottage. You can even book the place for private events like weddings, picnics and tours.

St Kilda Beach:

Your summer vacation is incomplete if you don't hit the balmy shores of the St. Kilda Beach. Make your way to this spotless coast through a short tram ride from the CBD. The foreshore is always abuzz with walkers, joggers and rollerbladers, while the waters are explored by kite surfers, windsurfers and swimmers. Besides, there are plenteous bars and restaurants on the deck, so that you can grab a beer and spend your day sunbathing.

Collins Street:

Collins Street is one of the premiere streets in Melbourne which is home to some of the most influential people of the city. The eastern end of the street was known as Paris End because of a plethora of shops and outlets of various high-street brands which are located here.

Melbourne Cricket Ground:

Better known as 'The G', MCG qualifies as much more than a mere sporting venue. Established in 1853, this iconic ground can righteously be called as the heart and soul of the city. An interesting fact for the cricket lovers is that ODI and Test Cricket were invented in this very stadium. Do not confuse it as just a Cricket Ground. This place hosts multiple other sports events like Football, Olympics, Commonwealth Games and Rugby.

Eureka Skydeck 88:

This world's tallest residential monument undoubtedly qualifies to be the gem of Melbourne's skyline. This 975-feet tall gold-plated building stands dignified along the Yarra riverbank. On its 88th floor, you get to experience the most magnificent panorama of Melbourne. The Skydeck also has a glass ramp which protrudes outside, giving you a phenomenal eyeshot of the city from one of the tallest buildings in the Southern Hemisphere. You can grab a drink or a quick bite here, as you marvel at the ginormous cityscape of Melbourne.

Eureka Skydeck 88:

This world's tallest residential monument undoubtedly qualifies to be the gem of Melbourne's skyline. This 975-feet tall gold-plated building stands dignified along the Yarra riverbank. On its 88th floor, you get to experience the most magnificent panorama of Melbourne. The Skydeck also has a glass ramp which protrudes outside, giving you a phenomenal eyeshot of the city from one of the tallest buildings in the Southern Hemisphere. You can grab a drink or a quick bite here, as you marvel at the ginormous cityscape of Melbourne.

Melbourne Zoo:

The panoramic vistas of the Melbourne Zoo combined with over 250 species of fauna stand out to be a perfect getaway for you and your family. Rare species like the Australian Fur Seal, Sumatran Orangutan, Tree Kangaroo, Gorilla, Red Panda, Phillipinian Crocodile, and many more can be explored in abundance here.

Old Melbourne Gaol:

The old Melbourne Gaol attracts close to 130,000 visitors every year. This prison has housed many infamous criminal such as Fredrick Bailey Deming. Today this place functions as a museum attracting people who have a fascination for the morbid.

Queen Victoria Market:

Located in the heart of the city, Queen Victoria Market is a very famous market in Melbourne. This enormous bazaar is a one-stop-destination to satisfy all your shopping needs, from souvenirs to fresh farm produce.

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