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50 Things To Do In Melbourne

There’s no shortage of things to do in Melbourne. Here’s our list of the city’s best highlights.

  1. See the panoramic view from Eureka Tower, one of the tallest buildings in Australia.
  2. Drink a cocktail at this secret underground bar hidden behind a bookcase.
  3. Visit the adorable meerkcats (and other animals) at the Melbourne Zoo.
  4. See the sharks, penguins and more at the Melbourne Aquarium.
  5. Enjoy some of the best dumplings at Hutong in Chinatown.
  6. Visit Chin Chin, a modern Thai restaurant that is always packed.
  7. See some world acclaimed art at Australia’s oldest gallery – The National Gallery of Victoria.
  8. Enjoy a famous flat white at Dukes Coffee on Flinder’s Lane.
  9. Explore the 36 acres of the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens.
  10. Go see a musical at one of the city’s many theatres.
  11. Explore The State Library, one of the first free libraries in the world.
  12. Take a tour of the Old Melbourne Gaol, where Ned Kelly was hanged.
  13. See some of the best local comedians at Spleen Bar every Monday.
  14. Enjoy some toe-tapping Jazz at Bird’s Basement.
  15. Taste the delights at The Queen Victoria Market.
  16. Take in some street art at Hosier Lane.
  17. Visit Flinder’s St Station, one of the city’s most notable landmarks.
  18. Watch a Aussie rules football game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  19. Play some poker at Crown Casino, Victoria’s only casino.
  20. Visit Lygon St, Melbourne’s Italian quarter, and enjoy some pizza from D.O.C. Espresso.
  21. Have a picnic at The Carlton Gardens.
  22. Visit the Melbourne Mueseum and see Pharlap, Australia’s most famous race-horse.
  23. See a movie at IMAX, one of the biggest movie screen in the world.
  24. See the penguins at St Kilda.
  25. Spend the evening on the roller coaster at Luna Park.
  26. Captain your own boat down The Yarra River.
  27. Walk the streets and enjoy the local buskers.
  28. Try a world famous croissant from Lune in Fitzroy.
  29. See the film museum at the Australian Centre of the Moving Image.
  30. Visit The Block Arcade and admire the display at the Hopetoun Tea Rooms.
  31. Try the much loved gelato at Pidapippo.
  32. Enjoy a drink from 7 floors up at Rooftop Bar on Swanston Street.
  33. Play some video games at Bartronica.
  34. Visit the best public toilets in Melbourne, 35 floors up at The Sofitel Hotel.
  35. Pay your respects at The Shrine of Remembrance.
  36. Jump on the free City Circle Tram, and pass many of Melbourne’s attractions.
  37. Visit St Paul’s Cathedral, home of Melbourne’s first public Christian service in 1835.
  38. Shop at Emporium, a giant shopping centre in the CBD.
  39. Enjoy some locally made chocolate from Koko Black.
  40. Visit Cook’s Cottage, the oldest building in Australia.
  41. Enjoy a killer American burger in a caravan at Grand Trailer Park.
  42. Visit Federation Square, Melbourne’s city square.
  43. Play some pop-culture inspired mini golf at Holey Moley.
  44. Try to escape from Ukiyo, a next-level escape room.
  45. Visit the Yarra Valley and take a winery tour.
  46. Learn more about the world at Scienceworks.
  47. Visit the Chinese Museum, and learn more about Australia’s Chinese background.
  48. Join one of our immersive walking tours in the CBD.
  49. Do a free self guided tour the Old Treasury Building.
  50. Visit Vegie Bar, one of Fitzroy’s most popular restaurants.