Exciting Attractions You Have To Experience in Melbourne!
While Sydney is Australia’s most popular holiday destination and renowned for its great surf and beaches, those in search of culture and a city packed full of sights and attractions should head to the southern capital of Melbourne. From wildlife to shopping and the one of the highest viewing platforms in the world, here’s our guide to some of Melbourne’s best attractions.
Ideal for anyone looking to find their bearings in the city, the Skydeck is a great starting point with a central location overlooking the city. It also happens to be the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere, and offers some breath-taking views of the city. See the city in two different lights with a ‘Sun and Stars ticket’ and you can enjoy two entries in a single day – be sure to visit at sunrise and sunset.
If you’re feeling brave, take it a step further and experience The Edge – a thrilling opportunity to go over the edge in a glass box.
Queen Victoria Market
One of the city’s most iconic attractions, the Queen Victoria Market is great for exploring and you’ll find a huge variety of stalls combining a mixture of cultures and ethnicities. Here you’ll find a variety of foods and souvenirs from all corners of the globe, and the markets make an excellent place to enjoy an exotic breakfast or lunch for a much more reasonable price than some of the dine-in options available throughout the city.
Discover an Array of Wildlife
The Melbourne weather is notoriously unpredictable, so it’s very fortunate that the city is rich in zoos and aquariums offering fantastic indoor activities for the whole family as well as a chance to see some of the best Aussie animals and other exotic species up close.
Melbourne Aquarium is the award-winning home to Antarctic penguins, a whole host of weird and wonderful sea life and an amazing 2.2 million litre Oceanarium. If gazing from behind the glass isn’t close enough for you, try the shark dive extreme experience which gives both seasoned divers and newbies the chance to come face-to-face with these incredible predators.
Just 4km outside the city centre you’ll also find the Melbourne Zoo which is home to 320 species including gorillas, elephants, lions, elephants, meerkats and orang-utans. Don’t miss the Meet the Keeper Experience, and if you have cash to spare you can upgrade and meet the elephants up close. Experiences don’t come cheap though, so we recommend looking at the Cheapflights site to save some money.
If you’d prefer to see the animals in their natural habitat, head to the bushland setting of the Healesville Sanctuary which houses some of Australia’s most distinctive wildlife including dingoes, koalas, kangaroos and emus.
Let Your Feet Guide You
There’s no better way to explore the city than to let your eyes and feet guide you. Whether you stroll alone and discover the city’s beautiful lanes and arcades, or join the Melbourne Hidden Secrets Tour, there’s plenty to discover including local art, vintage shops, architectural wonders and even wine tasting tours. We highly recommend the coffee and café culture walk which shows you just
If you really want to try something a little different you could even take a Victorian horse and carriage tour!