The capital of the state of Victoria, Melbourne is a thriving city with a rich history and diverse culture. It’s the perfect place to visit for any tourist or local looking to explore new neighborhoods, have an adventure, or go shopping. There are many places in Melbourne that you should add to your bucket list! In this blog post, we’re going to cover 10 of our favorite spots in Victoria and particularly in its largest city, Melbourne.
The Crown Casino complex is a huge entertainment hub, with over 40 bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. It hosts many world-class events on its stages throughout the year. With internationally acclaimed restaurants such as Nobu and Spice Temple, there’s something for everyone.
Royal Exhibition Building
Home to Melbourne’s first railway station along with one of Australia’s most significant buildings, the Melbourne Museum, it was opened in 1880 and hosted its last event back in 2002. The building has been undergoing restoration work since 2006, when it reopened as a museum for the public to visit free of charge.
This pedestrian-friendly open square is a popular meeting point for locals and tourists alike. Around the square, you will find attractions including the National Gallery of Victoria and Australia’s national museum of screen culture (ACMI). It is also only a short 7-minute walk to the nearby SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.
St Kilda Beach
St Kilda beach has been attracting people from all over Australia since the 1840s, when it was one of the first beaches set up by European settlers. You can enjoy a walk along the shoreline, go for a swim in the beautiful waters in the summer (or winter if you’re adventurous!), watch the sunset, or go for a bit of childish fun at Luna Park, Melbourne’s oldest and most iconic amusement park.
This is the perfect spot for animal lovers! It’s home to over 200 different animals, including favourite Australian species such as koalas, kangaroos, and wombats, as well as some of the world’s most fascinating animals, such as giant pandas and tigers.
This is a theme park in Melbourne 40 minutes from the CBD with something for everyone. Let your imagination go wild in our wildlife park, frolic and splash at our waterpark, or take a spin around one of 4 themed amusement parks. Think of the Melbourne Zoo, but with 10x the fun.
The Royal Botanic Gardens
Whether you have a green thumb or not, you’ll enjoy discovering the vegetation of this vast park with gardens on over 300 acres that is home to some of Australia’s rarest plants. Visitors can make the most of the scenic walking trails or take in one of their many festivals throughout the year!
Queen Victoria Market
The Queen Victoria Market has been operating since 1878 and is known as Melbourne’s temple of fashion. It houses all kinds of clothes, from both established brands and up-and-coming designers, at great prices. The market also has some fantastic food and beverages, making it a great place to kick back and relax for a while.
Puffing Billy Railway
The steam-powered train is a fun and interactive way to spend some time with the family. It’s like stepping back in time as you travel through Victoria’s countryside. Puffing Billy is also the world’s oldest continuously operating bush train!
Eureka Skydeck 88
Located on level 88 of the Eureka Tower, this observation deck offers 360-degree views and overlooks the Melbourne city center. It’s a great spot for catching some panoramic shots while taking it all in from up high!
And there you have it! These are our top ten places to visit in Melbourne and Victoria. Visit Melbourne and explore what it has to offer! Voted the most livable city in Australia (and the world), Melbourne has something for everyone. There are many events and sights to see during your visit, you’ll never run out of things to do. No matter what your interests may be, there is always an adventure waiting just around the corner.