Things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne is Australia’s second-largest metropolis and has been voted the world’s most livable city six times in the recent past.

With its distinctly European feel and excellent day trip adventures within a short drive from the city, it is also a great tourist destination.

Melbourne offers a diverse range of tourist attractions – wildlife, museums, sports grounds, observation decks, and of course, the Puffing Billy.

Tourists interested in sports love Melbourne because it is home to sacred sports arenas such as Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Park, AAMI Park, Docklands, Flemington Racecourse, etc.

Discover the top tourist attractions in this sporty city with our list of the things to do in Melbourne.

Melbourne Aquarium


Also known as Sea Life Melbourne, the Melbourne Aquarium is one of the largest and richest collections of marine life in the Southern hemisphere. If you are traveling with kids, this is a must-visit attraction.

Eureka Skydeck


Eureka Skydeck in 88th floor of Eureka Tower offers spectacular floor-to-ceiling, 360-degree views of Melbourne Skyline. At the height of almost 300 meters (985 feet), it is the tallest observation deck in the Southern hemisphere.

Melbourne Zoo


Melbourne Zoo is an opportunity to see fascinating wildlife, right in the heart of Melbourne city. Besides the 320 species of animals Melbourne Zoo is also home to 70,000 species of plants from around the World.

Werribee Zoo


Werribee Open Range Zoo is an African themed zoo in Werribee, about 30 Kms (19 Miles) south-west of Melbourne. With a variety of wildlife on display in natural settings, it is a hugely popular Zoo in Victoria, Australia.

Puffing Billy


Puffing Billy is a well-preserved heritage railway, popular with tourists visiting Melbourne. These trains run through the beautiful forests of Dandenong Ranges, approximately 50 Kms (31 Miles) East of Melbourne city.

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