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Cooks Cottage
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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State Library Victoria has CLOSED all public spaces and cancelled or postponed upcoming Library programs until 30 June 2020, in response to coronavirus.
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Queen Victoria Market remains OPEN for you to access fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, deli items, dairy, bread, eggs, takeaway and precooked meals, and other specialty foods. The market now offers a pre-order and pickup service.
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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.
Image of Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is currently CLOSED, in response to coronavirus.
Image of Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
NGV is CLOSED until 30 June, due to coronavirus. Visit their website and follow social media for updates.
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Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium reopens its doors to the public on Monday 1 June 2020. 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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Melbourne Zoo will reopen on 1 June 2020 with measures in place to ensure safe physical distancing and improved hygiene. Bookings will become available from Friday 29 May. All visitors, including Zoo Members, will need to book tickets online.
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Coronavirus: Museums Victoria has temporarily CLOSED all public sites, including Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, Immigration Museum, Royal Exhibition Building and IMAX. Visit museumsvictoria.com.au for more details.
Image of Eureka Skydeck 88
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.
Image of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
The Royal Botanic Gardens are now OPEN to the public again, following the easing of restrictions. To keep visitors and staff safe, there are restricted capacities in public areas, including the visitor centre.
Image of Australian Sports Museum
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
Melbourne Town Hall tours are suspended until further notice, due to COVID-19.
Image of IMAX Melbourne Museum
Screening 3D documentaries and blockbuster movies on the world's third-largest screen, IMAX Melbourne Museum is the ultimate cinematic experience.
Image of Rooftop bars & beer gardens
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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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. It stretches along Little Bourke Street.
Image of Flinders Street Railway Station
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 currently CLOSED due to coronavirus.
Image of DreamCity
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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Image of See & do
Melbourne is packed with attractions, from laid-back laneways and lush parks to grand libraries and museums, all wrapped up in a vibrant atmosphere.
Image of Kids' attractions
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.
 

 Further tourism information

 

Visit Victoria provides information on visiting Melbourne and Victoria.

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