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Melbourne is packed with attractions, from laid-back laneways and lush parks to grand libraries and museums, all wrapped up in a vibrant atmosphere.​
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Melbourne is known as one of the world’s great street art capitals for its unique expressions of art throughout the city.
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Weaving a maze through the city grid, Melbourne's laneways have been revitalised with street art, bustling cafes and atmospheric bars.
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Federation Square is Melbourne's meeting place and a unique cultural precinct. Find out what's happening at Fed Square and what else is nearby.
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A Melbourne landmark and cultural icon, the State Library is a magnificent 19th-century building with beautiful heritage interiors. With its majestic domed ceiling, the La Trobe Reading Room is a library highlight.
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Queen Victoria Market provides an authentic shopping experience right in the heart of the city. Listed as a National Heritage building, the market is home to hundreds of small businesses and is the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere.
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A visit to the historic landmark Cooks' Cottage, situated in the beautiful heritage-listed Fitzroy Gardens, is a must when exploring Melbourne.
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Visit Melbourne’s oldest prison, where most of Australia’s infamous characters, including bushranger Ned Kelly and gangster Squizzy Taylor, spent time. Enter the original gaol to see the execution area and Ned Kelly's death mask.
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There is plenty going on in the city to entertain kids and the whole family, from the aquarium to the zoo, and museums to ice-skating.
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Take a flight of discovery through the Melbourne skies and see the city from a different perspective on the Melbourne Star. Every night from dusk, the Star lights up the Melbourne skyline with a spectacular lighting display.
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The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) displays its Australian collection of artworks at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, in Federation Square.
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The stunning Croc Lair exhibit is just one of the zones of discovery at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium. Marvel at the world’s only display of Elephant Sharks in Bay of Rays.
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Over 250 species from around the world can be found in the beautifully landscaped settings of Melbourne Zoo, just five minutes from the city centre.
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From the natural environment to culture and history, Melbourne Museum explores life in Victoria.
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Eureka is perfectly positioned for a complete 360 degree, floor-to-ceiling views encompassing Melbourne's CBD, sports precinct, Docklands and everything in between.
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Fitzroy Gardens is one of Melbourne’s most historic and beautiful Gardens.
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The Royal Botanic Gardens are a picturesque haven for recreation and an important resource for education, conservation, science and horticulture.
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Housed by the iconic MCG, the Australian Sports Museum celebrates Australia’s rich sporting history by boasting the largest sporting collection in the country. The Australian Sports Museum isn’t your typical museum.
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Sat 27 Jul 2019 to Thu 31 Dec 2020
Take a free tour of Melbourne's historic Town Hall and learn about its architectural, social and political significance.
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Screening 3D documentaries and blockbuster movies on the world's third-largest screen, IMAX Melbourne Museum is the ultimate cinematic experience.
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Melbourne has many outdoor bars and bars with spectacular views, including rooftop bars, bars overlooking the water and pubs with lively beer gardens.
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Wed 19 Feb 2020 to Fri 08 Jan 2021
The Federation Bells are a set of 39 brass bells located in Birrarung Marr in central Melbourne.
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Get the scoop on the best coffee in Melbourne. Find great baristas and good coffee places – everything from latte art to turmeric spice, short black to decaf, espresso to cappuccino.​
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At Melbourne Museum, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre is a meeting place for Koorie people and for visitors interested in Aboriginal culture.
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Discover the world of the moving image in the galleries, cinemas and studios at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) at Federation Square.
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Melbourne's Chinatown is a hub for the local Chinese community, and is the focus for Chinese New Year celebrations and other festivities. It stretches along Little Bourke Street, all the way from Spring Street down to Swanston Street.
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Before Federation Square took the honours, Flinders Street Station was Melbourne’s favourite meeting place, hence the catchphrase ‘meet me under the clocks’.
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O'Brien Icehouse is Australia’s largest ice arena. Nestled in Melbourne’s Docklands, in amongst the city’s other greatest sporting and cultural icons, it is a strong symbol of sportsmanship and excellence.
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DreamCity is a high-tech city where children are inspired to learn through fun career activities. It’s an amazing world where science, technology, engineering, the arts and maths collide in an explosion of fun.

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Melbourne is packed with attractions, from laid-back laneways and lush parks to grand libraries and museums, all wrapped up in a vibrant atmosphere.
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There is plenty going on in the city to entertain kids and the whole family, from the aquarium to the zoo, and museums to ice-skating.
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Tap into helpful, local advice through Melbourne’s visitor services in locations across the city.
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Whenever you visit Melbourne, you are sure to be swept up in one of the city's fantastic festivals or major events that are on throughout the year.

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Visit Victoria provides information on visiting Melbourne and Victoria.


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