At Mantra on Little Bourke, you're at the centre of it all. Discovering the exciting sights and attractions of vibrant, cultural Melbourne couldn't be easier, with so much to see, right on the doorstep.
Melbourne is a creative and playful city, with so many hidden surprises to be uncovered in its myriad of bustling laneways, basements and rooftops. Take time to wander around the boutique shops, bohemian cafes, swanky wine bars and arts scene that make up the fabric of Melbourne's unique culture.
For a true Melbourne experience, jump on a tram and take in the sights and sounds as you wind your way through the city to some of the village-like inner suburbs such as St Kilda or Fitzroy. Stop in at the Arts Precinct in Southbank where you can enjoy exhibitions at the Arts Centre, The National Gallery of Victoria and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.
If you're travelling to Melbourne as a family, there are lots of attractions for the children. Head to St Kilda for a fun day of thrills and spills at Luna Park, or say hello to all the animals at Melbourne Zoo, just 5 minutes from the city centre. If you've got a head for heights, visit the Eureka Skydeck and be amazed by the incredible views from the highest viewing deck in the southern hemisphere.
If the hustle and bustle of the city all gets a bit much, take a wander down to the Royal Botanic Gardens and enjoy some peace and quiet as you stroll around the manicured gardens and tranquil lakes.
Things to do in Melbourne
- Regent and Majesty's Theatres
- AFL games
- Melbourne Museum
- Melbourne Zoo and Aquarium
- Melbourne Laneways
- Tram ride to Albert Park, Rod Laver Arena, MCG, Ethihad Stadium or St Kilda
- Luna Park
- Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne events not to miss
- Grand Prix - March
- AFL Finals - September
- Melbourne Cup - November
- Australian Open Tennis - January
- Chinese New Year - January
- Melbourne International Comedy Festival - March-April
- Melbourne Food and Wine Festival - February-March
- Melbourne Fashion Festival - March
- Melbourne Marathon - October
- Moomba - March
- New Year's Eve fireworks - December