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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

Melbourne Aquarium
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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
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Eureka Skydeck, which is on the 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.

During a holiday in Melbourne, the Skydeck is a must-visit attraction.

Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo
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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.

It is also known as The Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens.

Werribee Zoo

Werribee Zoo, Melbourne
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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 Railway
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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.

A hundred years ago, Puffing Billy served the local communities, carrying anything from passengers to timber, and today they are a favorite tourist activity. 

Legoland Discovery Center

EarthQuake Tables at Legoland Melbourne
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Legoland Discovery Center Melbourne is the ultimate Lego indoor playground for kids and adults. 

The family-friendly attraction has many stations and play spaces where kids can marvel, participate and try.

The attraction is aimed at children aged three to 10 years, and adults must bring a child to gain entry.

Did you know that the Melbourne Cricket Ground is the largest stadium in Oceania? Book a tour of the MCG to explore its rich tradition and heritage.

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