Melbourne is packed with attractions, from laneways and street art to lush parks and grand galleries and museums, all wrapped up in a vibrant atmosphere.​

Highlights

Tours and cruises

Discover what locals love about Melbourne with a guided tour of the city and its attractions.​​

Street art

Melbourne laneways are filled with street art, stencils, paste-ups and mixed media.

Aboriginal Melbourne

Find out more about Aboriginal culture through Melbourne's galleries and museums.

Museums and art galleries

Explore Melbourne's public museums and galleries along with artist-run and commercial galleries.

Must do

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Christmas in the city

See the city light up with dazzling displays, festive events and activities for the whole family.

Iconic Melbourne experiences

Waterside views, hidden bars and amazing exhibitions.

Queen Victoria Market

This beloved Melbourne landmark is the largest open air market in the southern hemisphere.

Theatre and shows

Discover Melbourne's hit musicals, cutting-edge theatre and late-night cabaret shows.

Melbourne Museum

Explore history, culture, science, and nature at this popular Melbourne attraction.

Melbourne's most instagrammable shops

Our guide to the best looking shops in Melbourne, guaranteed to light up your Instagram feed.

Melbourne Zoo

Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne.

Federation Square

Melbourne's public square and meeting place, opposite Flinders Street Station.

Melbourne walks

Secret gardens and majestic parks

Take a walk through Melbourne’s lush parks and gardens.

Iconic laneways and arcades walk

Take a walk through Melbourne’s arcades and laneways.

Aboriginal Melbourne walk

Discover Melbourne's Aboriginal heritage and culture on this walking tour of significant sites.

Melbourne music walk

Discover Melbourne’s music highlights, from music venues to busking hot spots and historic sites.

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The ultimate guide to Melbourne's best Christmas lights and decorations

Where to see stunning Christmas trees, the best Christmas lights and more beautiful decorations.

Parks and gardens

One of the most loved things about Melbourne is its picturesque parks, gardens and green spaces.

The ultimate guide to Melbourne's best markets

Melbourne's iconic markets are back in full force for the festive season.

The ultimate guide to exploring Fitzroy Gardens

Make an exercise date and explore the beauty of this glorious city garden.

Things to do in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Discover the best natural wonders, events and dining the RBG has to offer. 

How to visit Korea in Melbourne

The best K-pop stores, Korean cafes, BBQ restaurants and streetwear stores in Melbourne.

Hidden gems to visit in Docklands

From secret wine bars to amazing art galleries, Docklands offers more than meets the eye.

The ultimate guide to Centre Place

Discover laneway lunch spots, boutique shopping and hole-in-the-wall cafes.

Melbourne’s most Instagrammable experiences

You wont need filters at the city's most photogenic spots.

What’s new in Melbourne’s laneways

Take a peek down unfamiliar roads as we highlight the best hidden attractions in the city.

The ultimate guide to Degraves Street

Where to shop, dine and caffeinate in Melbourne's most famous laneway.

The ultimate guide to Chinatown

Where to eat, drink and karaoke the night away in Melbourne's famous Chinatown precinct.

Attractions

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THE LUME Melbourne

Enter the world of Monet and Friends – an epic adventure into French Impressionism.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Discover thousands of aquatic animals in four enchanting worlds at this top Melbourne attraction.

Melbourne Museum

Explore history, culture, science, and nature at this popular Melbourne attraction.

Arts Centre Melbourne

With its iconic spire, the Arts Centre Melbourne is a cultural and architectural landmark.

Melbourne Town Hall Tours

Take a tour of one of Melbourne's most iconic buildings.

Old Melbourne Gaol

Visit Melbourne’s oldest prison, where most of Australia’s infamous characters spent time.

Melbourne Skydeck

The highest public observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere and a popular Melbourne attraction.

State Library Victoria

Australia's oldest public library and one of the first free public libraries in the world.

MCG Tours

Take a guided tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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Shrine Tours

Experience more at the Shrine with a guided tour

Royal Exhibition Building

World Heritage-listed and the oldest surviving Great Hall of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

NGV International

NGV International houses a whole world of international art.

Cooks' Cottage

Come and explore Cooks' Cottage and learn about its English origins and relocation to Melbourne.

ArtVo

An interactive 3D art gallery with optical illusions that visitors can touch and explore.

ACMI

Museum dedicated to the moving image through events, film screenings and exhibitions.

Immigration Museum

An exploration of the stories of people from all over the world who have migrated to Australia.

Federation Square

Melbourne's public square and meeting place, opposite Flinders Street Station.

The Conservatory

An indoor world of floral beauty with displays that change five times each year.

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

An art gallery presenting challenging and innovative contemporary work.

Melbourne’s secret gardens and green spaces

Take a break from indoors with a stroll through these city-side parks.

Children's Gallery Melbourne Museum

This is a wondrous place for young children to explore, play and learn.

Birrarung Marr

Popular park along the Yarra River next to Federation Square.

St Paul's Cathedral

This prominent and historic Anglican cathedral is a Melbourne landmark.

Fitzroy Gardens

These historic gardens are home to the famous Cooks' Cottage.

Discover more

How to spend 24 hours in Melbourne

From secret street art to seasonal events, you’ll find something for everyone.

Major events

From the Australian Open to the Melbourne Cup, major events take centre stage throughout the year.

Getting around

Melbourne is easy to explore by bike, tram, bus, train or taxi.​​​​​​​​​​​​​