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Melbourne City Trip - Attractions

Federation Square in Melbourne

What to See & Do in Melbourne

Get the details on important landmarks, attractions and resources for your trip to Melbourne.


SIGHTSEEING

Federation Square
03-9655-1900
www.federationsquare.com.au
The cultural heart of the city featuring attractions such as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the Melbourne Visitor Centre and fifteen restaurants, cafés and bars.

Skydeck
View the city from the Skydeck's "The Edge"

Queen Victoria Market
Corner Elizabeth and Victoria Streets
Melbourne
03-9320-5822
www.qvm.com.au
The
largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere, half of which is devoted to fresh produce.

Eureka Skydeck 88
Eureka Towers
Riverside Quay, Southbank
03-9693-8888
www.eurekaskydeck.com.au
Enjoy a bird's eye view of the city and beyond.

Rialto Towers
525 Collins Street
Melbourne
03-9614-5888
www.rialto.com.au
This striking member of the World Federation of Great Towers is one of the tallest reinforced concrete structures in the Southern Hemisphere.

MUSEUMS

Melbourne Museum
Nicholson Street
Carlton Gardens 131102
museumvictoria.com.au
Explore life in Victoria, from environment to culture and history. Aboriginal culture center.

The Melbourne Immigration Museum
The Melbourne Immigration Museum

The Melbourne Immigration Museum
Old Customs House
400 Flinders St.
Melbourne
03-9927-2700
museumvictoria.com.au
Explore the story of the people who have migrated to the city.

CRUISES

Melbourne River Cruises
Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct Landing
Lower Promenade Berth 5
03-8610-2600
www.melbcruises.com.au
Discover Melbourne from the water with one of the one- or two-hour scenic cruises offered by Melbourne River Cruises along the Yarra River, which bisects the city.

NATURE RESERVES

Dandenong Ranges
www.dandenong-ranges.net.au

The Great Ocean Road
www.greatoceanrd.org.au

NIGHTLIFE

Bennetts Lane (Jazz club)
25 Bennetts Lane
Melbourne
03-9663-2856
www.bennettslane.com
Melbourne's prime jazz club with local and international acts every night from 8:30 p.m.

Blue Diamond (Night Club/Cabaret)
Level 15, 123 Queen St.
Melbourne
03-8601-2720
www.bluediamondclub.com.au
Sophisticated venue with live music and cabaret acts for the over 30s.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Flinders Street
03-8663-2583
www.acmi.net.au
A must-visit destination for film buffs.

Melbourne Aquarium
Corner of Flinders Street & King Street
Melbourne
03-9620-0999
www.melbourneaquarium.com.au
A great stop for those with children.

Red Sand Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Red Sand Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Melbourne Zoo
Elliot Avenue
Parkville
03-9285-9300
www.zoo.org.au
Features 55 acres divided into bioclimatic areas and is situated only four kilometers from the Central Business District.

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Birdwood Avenue
South Yarra
03-9252-2300
www.rbg.vic.gov.au
The 150-year-old Botanical Gardens are home to over 12,000 species of plants.

RESOURCES

For more information about what to do in and or around the city, visit the Melbourne Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Tourism Victoria's official site for Melbourne attractions: www.visitmelbourne.com

For the latest on what's on in Melbourne: www.thatsmelbourne.com.au

MORE MELBOURNE INFORMATION

 

* Federation Square photo by Mark Chew

(Updated: 06/14/13 JDM)


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