10 Things To Do in Melbourne, Australia [with Suggested Tours]

By Fatima Turla September 23rd, 2021 Posted in Australia & Oceania Travel Blog, Destination, Travel Blog, Travel Guides No comments

Are you planning to travel to Melbourne, Australia soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Melbourne with suggested tours!

10 Things To Do in Melbourne, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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The capital of the Australian state of Victoria, Melbourne has an unlimited offer for travelers seeking to have an adventurous trip to Australia. Being Australia’s second-biggest city, the opportunity to discover something new is possible wherever you go. Some of the places you shouldn’t miss are listed below.

List of Best Things to do in Melbourne, Australia

1. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

10 Things To Do in Melbourne, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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If you love botanical gardens, this is the place for you. This place is close to the city center of Melbourne, but it is still a place of peace, harmony, and relaxation. There are great photo spots too plus wonderful views of the Melbourne skyline.

2. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

10 Things To Do in Melbourne, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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One of the most beautiful stadiums in the world and with good working WiFi too. The visit also makes sense even when there are no games since there are a nice museum and the wonderful statues of famous footy and cricket legends around the stadium.

Suggested Tour: Melbourne Sports Walking Tour, MCG & National Sports Museum

3. National Gallery of Victoria

10 Things To Do in Melbourne, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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After a visit to the Botanical Garden, a visit to the NGV is a must. Melbourne has a lot to offer its guests and the NGV is definitely one of them. The museum has a nice collection of paintings, sculptures, furniture, etc. You won’t get tired of going from room to room as they are very different and there is something for everyone.

Suggested Tour: City and Garden Tour in Horse-Drawn Carriage

4. ArtVo

 

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A visit to ArtVo is a must-do experience for adults and children alike. It’s really fun watching how the different visual effects of this gallery were reflected on the camera. It is ideal to go with family, partner, or friends. Highly recommended!

Suggested Tour: Immersive Art Gallery Experience Ticket

5. Eureka Skydeck

10 Things To Do in Melbourne, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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A visit to the Eureka Skydeck should be part of every stay in Melbourne, the open viewing terrace is terrific. At 297.3 meters, it is Melbourne’s tallest building, and the viewing platform on the 88th floor at a height of 285 meters can be reached in just 40 seconds with the elevator at over 9 m/s.

Suggested Tour: Melbourne Eureka Skydeck Entry Tickets

6. Dandenong Ranges National Park

10 Things To Do in Melbourne, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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You will be in the great outdoors in under an hour by train. The Dandenong Ranges is a beautiful forest area with kangaroos and platypus, though you have to be very lucky to see them. You can hike beautifully or with an old steam locomotive driving Puffing Billy. Everything is beautiful and breathtaking and you can walk there in the shade on hot days. A must visit when in Melbourne.

Suggested Tour: Dandenong Ranges Tour by Puffing Billy Train

7. Old Melbourne Gaol

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An old, gloomy prison from the 19th century. This old prison tells the stories of many inmates. In the museum, one learns that over 160 inmates were hanged. A real highlight! In different cells, there are interesting tablets that explain the prison itself, everyday prison life, and individual fates.

8. Shrine of Remembrance

10 Things To Do in Melbourne, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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The Shrine of Remembrance is a memorial for the Australian soldiers who risked their lives abroad and sometimes lost them. The striking building in the classic-antique style is enthroned on a hill south of the Yarra River and is surrounded by a park. Right in front of the temple-like building, an eternal flame burns for the nation’s heroes.  As soon as you go back down the stairs inside and go one floor deeper underground, you come to a large war museum, the exhibition of which is arranged chronologically. Both the spectacular panoramic view of the city and the museum in the basement are worth a visit.

Suggested Tour: Melbourne Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

9. Queen Victoria Market

10 Things To Do in Melbourne, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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Here is everything your heart desires! Food like fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, etc., everything is worth it. In addition, many local products such as leather goods can be found here at reasonable prices (negotiable). You can easily spend a few hours here.

Suggested Tour: Ultimate Queen Victoria Market Foodie Tour

10. City Circle Tram

10 Things To Do in Melbourne, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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It will be a great experience to take this historic tram from Flinders Street Station around the city center of Melbourne for free and see the city from this perspective. You can get off anywhere on the route and find out about the next one. The tram runs at short intervals, the timetables and routes are easy to understand.

Where to stay in Melbourne, Australia

Budget Hotel

ibis Budget – Fawkner

10 Things To Do in Melbourne, Australia [with Suggested Tours]

Ibis Budget – Fawkner (formerly Formule 1) offers simply furnished budget accommodation on the M80 in northern Melbourne. The air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV, a desk and a private bathroom. Guests also have access to a shared kitchen.

Price: Starts at $76 per night for Standard Queen Room, includes taxes and charges, add $7 for breakfast, but it offers a free cancellation.

Luxury Hotel

Crown Towers Melbourne 

10 Things To Do in Melbourne, Australia [with Suggested Tours]

Rising above Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank precinct, Crown Towers offers spacious luxury rooms with views of the city or Port Phillip Bay. Each room includes a large plasma-screen TV with a laptop video-on-demand system, an iPod docking station, and a separate dressing room. Guests at Crown Towers Melbourne also have access to the restaurants, cinemas, nightclubs, bars, and shopping within the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex.

Price: Starts at $307 per night for Deluxe Twin Room, includes taxes and charges, add $35 for breakfast, but it offers a free cancellation.

These are the possible things you can do in Melbourne, Australia. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! So pack your things now and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure in Melbourne.

Fun Facts About Melbourne

  • Melbourne is the capital of Victoria.
  • Melbourne has a population of around 4.5 million.
  • Batmania was the old name of Melbourne. It was named after John Batman, a Tasmanian colonist who landed in Melbourne in 1835.
  • Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria has the largest stained-glass ceiling in the world.
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Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.​​​​​​​

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Written by Fatima Turla

Fatima is a full-time writer of Two Monkeys Travel. Her first major trip was in 2016 and got really interested in traveling. She also enjoys learning languages and other country’s cultures. She has a goal to visit at least one country each year and share her experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness her journey by following her on Instagram.

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