You will be spoilt for choice going sightseeing around Melbourne, a city renowned for its cultural and historic appeal, modern public spaces, sensational shopping and quality dining.
A short walk in any direction will have you spotting everything from century-old theatres and cathedrals to spectacular sports stadiums and iconic attractions.
Or do as the locals do and catch a tram for a real taste of Melbourne city life, including the free City Circle tram that runs continuously throughout the day in a loop circuit around the CBD.
There's never a dull moment here, from the roar of the crowd at an AFL footy match to the wild and wonderful at the Melbourne Aquarium.
Renowned for its thriving restaurant and cafe scene, put some time aside to explore Chinatown, Little Italy and the Greek precinct all nearby, wander down Flinders Lane for fine dining choices or take a short taxi ride to the vibrant Southbank precinct or Crown Casino.
The buzz of Bourke Street Mall and the Queen Victoria Markets or the sophistication of designer boutiques offer diverse shopping choices for any budget.
And to get away from it all there's the many beautifully-kept gardens and parks and the enormous expanse of the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Things to do in Melbourne
- Bourke Street Mall
- Melbourne Central shopping
- Free City Circle trams
- Lonsdale Street Greek Precinct
- Federation Square
- National Gallery of Victoria
- Melbourne Aquarium
- Eureka Tower
- Flinders St Station
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
- ICC Cricket World Cup - February