Melbourne is a bright, beautiful city of many glorious sights and pleasures. We’re put together a list of the top 10 things to see and do in Melbourne. Don’t miss any of these things when you’re next in Melbourne city!
- Browse The National Gallery of Victoria
Australia’s oldest art gallery, the National Gallery of Victoria opened in 1861. Located at a distance of 0.7 miles from city center, this museum contains an interesting collection of artwork from Asia to Europe, and includes aborigine art as well. If you are an avid photographer, this museum will give you much to photograph and enjoy.
- Visit the Melbourne Zoo
The Melbourne Zoo is Australia’s oldest zoo; it contains over 350 animal species kept in a variety of habitats. There are also beautiful gardens in this Zoo where beautiful butterflies hover over flowers. Located at a distance of 1.9 miles from city center, the Melbourne zoo is easy to reach.
- Climb The Eureka Skydeck 88
When in Melbourne, you must make the time to stand inside the observation deck on level 88 of the Eureka Skydeck. Enclosed in the fully transparent glass cube, projected 3 meters out from the building, you can get a great view of all of Melbourne under you. Just the thrill is worth it! Be sure to get there on a clear and sunny for a truly spectacular, never before view of Melbourne
- Visit The St Kilda Beach
This is a must-visit beach for a nice long swim and a lazy lounge in Australia’s warm sun. the beach is well maintained, clean and is lined with markets, nightclubs and amusement parks for kids. If you have the time, take a trip to Acland Street and enjoy the cake shops, cafes and bars there.
- Walk Through Melbourne Parks and Gardens
These world famous parks are full of meandering paths, pools, little parks within parks and flowers of all kinds. Needless to say, all the flora attracts various types of birds and insects; if you are a true lover of nature, don’t miss the Birrarung Marr, Alexander Gardens, Fitzroy Gardens, Fawkner Gardens, Flagstaff Gardens, Carlton Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Kings Domain, Treasury Gardens and Queen Victoria Gardens of Melbourne. For kids, these parks represent freedom and bright joyful places to play. For adults, these are great spaces to sit, relax and enjoy a little bit of paradise on earth.
- Explore The Queen Victoria Market
If you feel a sudden hankering for fresh fruit, fish, meat, vegetables, cold meats, cheeses, breads, cakes and pies, and all fresh things to eat, go to Victoria market. This market is not just a great place to buy fresh food, but is also a barometer of Melbourne’s culture. Don’t forget to buy your souvenirs here; you’ll find everything from clothing, to bric-a-brac, cheap CDs, jewelry, boomerangs and aboriginal artworks. The market is open Tuesdays through Saturday.
- Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral
A mere 0.7 miles from the center of Melbourne is the beautiful, serene St. Patrick’s Cathedral. This cathedral is the mother Church of Melbourne’s Catholic Archdiocese. It’s also undoubtedly one of the architectural glories of Melbourne. A spiritual haven, its peaceful presence speaks to one’s innermost heart. Whether you are religious or agnostic, a visit to this cathedral will leave you too moved for words.
- Enjoy The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
These are some of the best-landscaped gardens on Earth, and should be enjoyed by everyone who visits Melbourne. Set close to the city center at a mere 17.4 miles, the Royal Botanical gardens is a piece of paradise in a beautiful city. You’ll see samples of every kind of plant, tree, bush and creeper that exists on earth, carefully nurtured and tended by dedicated gardeners.
- Australian Formula One Grand Prix
The Australian Grand Prix is an annual motor race that’s held in Melbourne every year, at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. This race is said to be the pinnacle of motor racing in Australia. The oldest surviving motor racing competition in Australia, the Grand Prix has been held 75 times since it was first run.
- View The National Opal Collection
This award-winning National Opal Collection is definitely one of Australia’s most fascinating attractions. As you go through the collection, you’ll understand the incredible link between opals and dinosaurs. The entrance walls are painted with scenes of Australia’s outback, taking you through time from the dinosaur age to modern day opal production. In this museum, you will see exhibits that depict how bones of prehistoric creatures become opals over time. For those of you that love opal jewelry, a real treat is stored in the room adjoining the museum.
Teena Celis is content developer for unique gift ideas company Adrenalin that provide large range of experiences like hot air ballooning in Melbourne, Jet boat rides and V8 race experiences.